Archive for February, 2015

Nail Fungus,Infection ,Toenail fungus

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

 

Homeopathic Remedies for Nail Fungus

Nails are not commonly associated with disease but when fungal infection does occur, it causes a person’s nail to get distorted due to a change in color or shape, affecting normal finger movements.  Though not a crippling affliction, fungal infection in the nails does cause discomfort, pain or even irritability in the affected person when it penetrates into the deeper tissues and damages the nails.Homeopathic remedies for fingernail fungus form natural treatments for nail fingus

Homeopathy as a Natural medicine for Nail Fungus

Homeopathic medicines are ideal for providing a complete cure for infected nails as they tackles the root cause. Being non-intrusive and non-toxic, this natural treatment delivers good results in case of nail fungal infections.Moreover homeopathic toenail fungus treatment are very safe and can be used for a long period without any side effects .

Who gets  Nail Fungus ?

The incidence of fungal infection in the nails is found mostly in people who are subjected to a chronic exposure to detergents or water, people who indulge in repeated manicuring or those who suffer from an injury in the nail margin.This condition may assume an acute or chronic nature. People generally tend to neglect it in the initial stages due to which the infection can become chronic. It may be superficial or it may penetrate into the deeper tissues. In the beginning, the condition may manifest itself only as color change but in the long run, it may exhibit itself as a distortion of the nails. Homeopathic remedies top the list for  natural treatments for nail fungus

Symptoms , Causes & Prevention of Conjuctivitis

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Symptoms:

  • Redness
  • Irritation
  • Watering
  • Thick, stringy discharge which may be yellowish or greenish in color
  • Eye pain
  • Swelling of the eye
  • Sensation of particle in the eye
  • Aversion to light
  • Sneezing and runny nose in allergic conjunctivitis.

Causes:

It can be classified into two types:

A) Infectious conjunctivitis:

Infectious conjunctivitis is either bacterial or viral in origin and spreads to the other eye when one eye is infected. It also spreads to people coming in contact with the affected person.

B) Non-infectious conjunctivitis:

Non-infectious conjunctivitis occurs due to pollen or some foreign body or pollutants or dust or household cleaners, smoke, entering the eye, underlying diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, cytomegalovirus, lupus, Kawasaki’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease. It does not spread. Herpes can also cause non-infectious conjunctivitis. Chemical conjunctivitis is caused due to burns and exposure to toxic chemicals. Allergic conjunctivitis is accompanied by irritation and discharge from the nose as well which is worse in dry weather and better by moist weather.

Prevention:

Staying away from allergens, is one way of preventing allergic conjunctivitis.

Washing the eyes, face and hands frequently during the day prevents infectious conjunctivitis.

Staying away from crowded places and using personal towels and napkins and handkerchiefs prevents the disease from spreading. to others.

Homeopathic Remedies for Conjunctivitis

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Conjunctivitis, or “pinkeye” is an inflammation of the membrane that lines the eyelids and covers the whites of the eyes. The cause is usually viral (if bacteria are involved, the discharge will be thick and yellow-green). Conjunctivitis can also be caused by allergy, irritation from pollutants, windburn, or exposure to too much sun. Homeopathic remedies can help to reduce inflammation and ease discomfort in conjunctivitis.

Homeopathic Treatment for Conjunctivitis :

Apis mellifica: Puffy, pink, watery swelling that feels better from cold applications is a strong indication for this remedy. Stinging, burning pain may be experienced, and the eyelids may stick together. A person who needs this remedy often feels irritable, disliking interference.

Argentum nitricum: Swelling with yellowish or pus-like discharge, and redness and inflammation of the whites and inner corners of the eyes, suggest the use of this remedy. The person’s eyes may be tired and achy, worse from light and warmth, and better from cool water, cold compresses, and fresh air. People who need this remedy often have a strong desire for both salt and sweets.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum: When the eyes feel sore or bruised, with inflammation and burning pain, or a feeling as if the eyes are being pulled back into the head, this remedy may be indicated. Yellow discharge can stick the eyelids shut, especially in the morning. Warm compresses, and warmth in general, often ease discomfort. Extreme sensitivity to cold, as well as to light and noise, is often seen. The person may be very irritable and touchy.

Mercurius solubilis: People needing this remedy often feel ill and tired, with erratic body temperature and sensitivity both to heat and cold. Discharge is greenish-yellow and can irritate the lids and margins of the eyes. A person who needs this remedy often has swollen glands, offensive breath, and excessive salivation.

Natrum muriaticum: Swollen lids with burning tears and a feeling that the eyes are bruised suggest a need for this remedy. Mucus or pus forms and can make the eyelids stick together. People who need this remedy often feel sad and tired, acting irritable if someone shows them sympathy.

Pulsatilla: Conjunctivitis with thick, yellow, itchy discharge (often accompanying a cold or the measles) suggests a need for this remedy. The person is emotional and sensitive, feeling worse from warmth and in stuffy rooms, and relieved by cool fresh air.

Sulphur: This remedy may be helpful if the eyes are very red and irritated, with burning, smarting, sticking pains and a nagging itch. The whites of the eyes look red and bloodshot, and the tears feel hot. Symptoms are worse from heat, and light will hurt the eyes. The eyelids may look contracted, especially in the morning.

 

Homeopathy Dosage Directions

Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.

The Top 4 Homeopathic Remedies to Heal Burns

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Homeopathy is very good for stimulating and speeding up the body’s healing process in cases of acute trauma and wounds.There are remedies for both the initial and longterm stages of healing that alleviate the pain and help the tissues to repair.  They will also help prevent infections as the burns heal.  Unless specifically mentioned, these remedies should be taken internally rather than in a cream form.

First degree burns

  • Arnica – This is the remedy that is most likely to be in your cupboard at home.  At the first sign of a burn, either minor or severe, give a dose of Arnica.  This remedy helps to remove the shock from the person and will immediately kick-start the healing process.  It will also help to alleviate any pain.  If it is a minor burn, then Arnica may be the one and only remedy needed.  If you want to feel it in action yourself, then the next time you burn yourself in the kitchen while cooking, give yourself a dose and be amazed at how quickly the pain disappears and the mark fades and heals.
  •  Urtica urens – This remedy is made from Stinging Nettle.  As a homeopathic remedy cures in a sick person what it can cause in a healthy person, Urtica urens is fabulous for itching blotches with burning heat.  It is for burns and scalds with burning, itching and stinging sensation.  This is a very good remedy for minor burns and also later in the healing for a second degree burn.

Second degree burns

Causticum – This a wonderful remedy for burns of a second degree.  It will remove the pain and speed the healing of the skin quite some.  The sensation of a Causticum state will be burning, rawness and soreness.  There can be restlessness and irritability with tearfulness.  This is a remedy is very good for burns that are slow in healing.

Third degree burns

An excellent remedy for third degree burns is Cantharis.  Cantharis is very good for severe pain and shock.  The symptoms that it matches for burns are when they are very inflamed and have the sensation of rawness and smarting which is better for cold being applied.  This remedy should be used for all extensive burns.  Cantharis is an excellent remedy for urine infections which may or may not accompany the symptoms.

Dosage

- The right remedy will give relief to the person very quickly.  Their pain will lessen and they will seem to perk up within themselves.  The remedy should be repeated as often as needed, letting the pain reappearing being a guiding symptom for time between doses.  It could be every half an hour in more severe cases to many hours apart as the person goes through the tail end of the healing process.  If you are newer to homeopathy, a 30c potency is perfectly fine and may be repeated more often than a 200c.  A qualified homeopath will be able to guide you with 200c potencies and when they might be needed.

Homeopathic Remedy for Common Cold

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Colds are viral infections that take hold when the body’s resistance is low because of fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, or stress. Typical symptoms include: a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, moderate fever, achiness or lethargy, and often sore throat or coughing. Homeopathic remedies can help relieve these symptoms and encourage the body’s healing response.

Aconitum napellus: This remedy can be indicated in the early stages of a cold, if symptoms are intense and come on suddenly. Exposure to cold and wind, or a stressful or traumatic experience may precipitate the illness. Symptoms include a dry stuffy nose with a hot thin discharge, tension in the chest, a scratchy throat, and choking cough. The person often feels thirsty, chilly, anxious, and agitated.

Allium cepa: This remedy is often indicated when a person has watery eyes that sting, a teasing cough, much sneezing, and a runny nose with clear discharge that irritates the nostrils and upper lip. The nose usually runs when the person is indoors and stops in open air.

Arsenicum album: A person who has frequent colds, sore throats, and chest problems—with burning pain and feelings of weakness, restlessness, and anxiety—may benefit from this remedy. The person’s head may feel hot while the rest of the body is cold, and problems can be worse near midnight. The nose often feels stopped up, and the person may sneeze repeatedly, without relief. White, think, burning mucus may be produced.

Baryta carbonica: This remedy is indicated for people who frequently catch colds from getting chilled. A runny nose and swollen upper lip, swollen lymph nodes, tonsils, and adenoids are typical symptoms. This remedy is often helpful to children who are bashful and slow to develop.

Belladonna: Sudden onset of a cold—with fever, flushed face, and restlessness—strongly indicates this remedy. Symptoms may include a hot dry feeling in the nose with watery discharge, and a nagging tickle in the throat. A hard or nagging cough, bright red sore throat, and throbbing pain in the head or ears are often seen. The person may be sensitive to light and either drowsy or delirious with the fever.

Dulcamara: When a person comes down with a cold after getting wet and chilled, or if colds come on when the weather changes, this remedy should come to mind. A stopped-up nose and face pain are likely. A person who needs Dulcamara also tends to have allergies.

Euphrasia: Red, watery, irritated eyes, frequent sneezing, and a mild, clear nasal discharge suggests a need for this remedy. The person may cough from irritation and from phlegm collecting in the throat. Symptoms can be worse at night, and the person tends to feel better from eating and lying down.

Ferrum phosphoricum: This remedy often stops a cold from developing if taken right away when symptoms start. It is also helpful during colds that are more advanced, when the person feels very weary, with a moderate fever, rosy cheeks, sneezing, and a short hard cough.

Gelsemium: Lethargy and aching, with headache and droopy eyes, often indicate this remedy. Fever and chills run up and down the spine, and heat or pressure may be felt in the face and nose. A person who needs Gelsemiumoften trembles and is shaky, or feels extremely dull. This remedy is often helpful for colds that come on in hot weather.

Kali bichromicum: This remedy is usually indicated for later stages of a cold with thick, stringy mucus that is difficult to clear from the nose and throat. The person may experience pain at the root of the nose or hoarse coughing with tenacious expectoration. The person often feels better from resting and keeping warm.

Mercurius solubilis: A person who needs this remedy is extremely sensitive to temperatures, and experiences night sweats and drooling during sleep. Swollen lymph nodes and bad breath are other indications. The person’s nose may feel raw, and the tonsils or ears often become infected.

Natrum muriaticum: Colds with clear nasal discharge like egg-white, sneezing (which is often worse in the morning), headache, and a diminished sense of smell or taste may respond to this remedy. The person may develop cold sores around the mouth, and the lips can be chapped and cracked.

Nux vomica: Colds with a stuffy head at night and runny nose in the daytime, rough throat, harsh cough, and chilliness suggest a need for this remedy. A person who needs Nux vomica is usually very irritable, impatient, and sensitive to odors, sounds, and light.

Phosphorus: A person whose colds go easily to the chest often responds to this remedy. One nostril may be blocked while the other runs. Hoarseness, laryngitis, and nosebleeds are other likely symptoms. The person often is thirsty for cold drinks and feels better from massage. People who need this remedy often feel weak, “spaced out,” and anxious or fearful when ill.

Pulsatilla: Colds producing thick, bland, yellow or greenish mucus suggest a need for this remedy. The nose feels stuffed indoors and runs in open air. The person feels worse in warm or stuffy rooms, with improvement from going outdoors. Congestion and fever often are worse in the evening. A person who needs Pulsatilla wants a lot of attention and comforting when ill, and children may be tearful.

Rhus toxicodendron: If a cold begins with stiffness and body aches, especially during cool damp weather or weather changes, and leads to nasal congestion or sore throat, this remedy should come to mind. The person feels extremely restless and often paces or fidget. Warmth and motion bring relief, both physically and mentally.