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Homeopathic Treatment Hemorrhoids

Homeopathic Treatment for piles

Out of all the diseases, the most feared are the ones are that remind one of surgeon’s knife. Piles is just one out of those diseases  . But with Homeopathic medicines for piles one can can be saved from the surgeon’s knife; Moreover they are entirely safe, gentle and the cure of piles is mostly permanent. This means that homeopathy can help in the complete recovery of piles. Homeopathic Remedies for hemorrhoids aim at correcting the internal disturbances of venous system by making the vein valves more strong which helps in a complete recovery. The sooner the patient approaches a homeopathic physician for piles treatment, higher are the chances of a  complete recovery and avoidance of surgery.  Homeopathy should be the preferred and the first mode of treatment in piles owing to the use of safe, natural nature of medicines before.Research Clearly shows that homeopathy is very effective for the treatment of piles

 Homeopathic Medicines for Piles

  1. Aloe Socotrina –A Top grade Homeopathic medicine for Protruding Piles:

    Homeopathic medicine Aloe Socotrina is a highly ranked homeopathic medicine for treating protruding piles.For Aesculus to be used- Piles appear blue like bunch of grapes at anal verge. They are very tender, sore and painful. Burning at anus also accompanies. Intense itching may also appear . Relief from cold applications in piles symptoms is also a guiding feature to use Aloe. A history of long-standing diarrhea may be present in persons needing Aloe in hemorrhoid complaint.

  2. Nux Vomica –  Homeopathic Medicine For Piles accompanied with constipation:

    Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is a top grade remedy for piles with constipation. A person needing Nux Vomica has piles with frequent- ineffectual urging for stool but passes little stool at a time. The urge for stool is renewed shortly after one has defecated. The stool is always unsatisfactory. Nux Vomica is highly beneficial for blind piles. Blind piles with pressure/sticking/burning/shooting pains calls for use of Nux Vomica. Subjects with sedentary habits developing piles with constipation fit the complete picture for Nux Vomica to be used.

  3. Hamamelis –  One of the best Homeopathic Remedy for Piles that bleed:

    Hamamelis is an excellent homeopathic medicine for Bleeding piles. In homeopathy, Hamamelis is a top grade remedy for venous congestions and bleeding tendencies.It is very effective in controlling hemorrhages. It can be used confidently with great results in bleeding piles. Piles that bleed profusely require Hamamelis without a second thought. Burning and soreness in the rectum may appear with bleeding. Few may also complain of a backache with bleeding piles. Pain or rawness at anus is also marked. Extreme weakness also accompanies bleeding piles.

  4. Ratanhia – Best Homeopathic Medicine for  piles with long lasting burning and pain.

     Homeopathic medicine Ratanhia offers a great help in piles which marked by burning and pain for many hours after stool.  The character of Pain is ‘as if broken glass pieces are placed in the rectum.’  a knife like stabbing pain also indicates the use of Homeopathic medicine Ratanhia.

  5. Aesculus – One of the top Homeopathic Medicines for piles with A backache:

    Aesculus is a homeopathic medicine for piles when it is accompanied with a backache. Severe, sharp, shooting lower backache in the lumbosacral region with hemorrhoids is sure shot sign for Aesculus to be used.  Aesculus is mainly a remedy for blind piles. Piles appear purple, painful, burning with rawness, soreness, and itching. The stool is also constipated and is hard, dry and difficult to expel. Rectum feels full of small sticks.

Why Should I choose Homeopathic Medicine for Piles?

I would say that the biggest reason for you to choose homeopathic medicine for piles should be the permanency and safety of the treatment. Once treated with homeopathy, piles tend to not to recur ( under conditions where lifestyle modifications are sustained for long) . Homeopathic medicines are very safe and side effects with homeopathy while treating piles are unheard of .

What are Piles/ hemorrhoids ?

The term hemorrhoids or piles refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus or lower rectum are swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids are very common in both men and women. About half of the population has hemorrhoids by age 50. Hemorrhoids may result from straining to move stool. Other contributing factors include pregnancy, ageing, chronic constipation or diarrhoea. Hemorrhoids are either inside the anus (internal) or under the skin around the anus (external). Although many people have hemorrhoids, not all experience symptoms. The most common symptom of internal hemorrhoids is bright red blood covering the stool, or in the toilet bowl. However, an internal hemorrhoid may protrude through the anus outside the body, becoming irritating and painful.

Symptoms of external hemorrhoids may include painful swelling or a hard lump around the anus. In addition, excessive straining, rubbing, or cleaning around the anus may cause irritation with bleeding and/or itching, which may produce a vicious cycle of symptoms.

Why do I have Piles?

There are various factors that predispose a person to develop piles include diet with less fiber content, lack of exercise, sedentary habits like prolonged sitting , increased straining during defecation, chronic constipation or diarrhoea, excessive alcohol intake, pregnancy, obesity . Genetic Factors also play a strong role in the development of piles.

What are the Types and Symptoms of Piles?

  1. External Piles: External piles are present on skin around anus and can be seen or felt from outside. The main symptom are  Pain, swelling/lump around anus. Itching and bleeding may appear when they are irritated.
  2. Internal Piles: Internal piles lie deep inside the rectum and cannot be felt or seen from outside. They are painless owing to lack of pain receptors in the area in which they appear. The only symptom they cause is bleeding per anus while straining at stool.
  3. Protruding/Prolapsed piles:  piles that while straining at stool are pushed on the anal verge are referred to as protruding/prolapsed piles. They lead to symptoms of pain, itching, and mucus discharge.
  4. Blind Piles: Non-bleeding piles are referred to as blind piles.

Which is the best Homeopathic Remedy for Piles that are very painful?

Painful piles is a feature of external piles and also internal piles that prolapse through anus. Homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids with excessive pain are Aloe, Muriatic acid and Ratanhia. Aloe is a homeopathic medicine of much help when piles appear blue like a bunch of grapes around anus with extreme tenderness, soreness and pain. Cold applications may soothe the pain. Homeopathic medicine Muriatic Acid works well when the piles are intensely swollen, sore and painful to slightest touch. While Ratanhia is a best choice  when piles are accompanied with utmost burning and pain lasting for hours together after stool.

Which Homeopathic Medicine for piles that Bleed

Bleeding piles is mainly a feature of internal piles, while external piles may also bleed if irritated. Both Hamamelis and Phosphorus are top grade homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that bleed. Hamamelis is the best homeopathic remedy for arresting acute bleeding from piles. Bleeding is profuse and is often accompanied by backache and utmost weakness. Homeopathic medicine Phosphorus is indicated for piles which bleed frequently and blood is bright red colored.

Which is the best Homeopathic medicine for hemorrhoids accompanied by constipation?

Homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that are quite useful to deal with with constipation are Nux Vomica and Collinsonia. Nux Vomica can be used when constant ineffectual urging for stool is present with piles. The stool passed is always scanty and unsatisfactory. Homoeopathic medicine Collinsonia is the best choice when obstinate constipation is present with piles. Stool is dry, hard, knotty.

Which is the best Homeopathic remedy for piles with a backache?
The top homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that are associated with backache are Aesculus and Calcarea flour. Homeopathic medicine Aesculus assumes a high place in homeopathy to relieve backache associated with piles. Lower backache accompanies piles. Constipation is also present with dry, hard stool. Calcarea Fluor seems most applicable to persons who have internal or blind piles with backache.

 Which is the top Homeopathic Medicines for Piles that Protrude or are Prolapsed ?

Internal piles that are pushed outside the anus are referred to as Protruding/Prolapsed piles. Homeopathic medicines for protruding piles are Aloe, Muriatic acid and Causticum. Aloe is best suitable when piles appear a blue like bunch of grapes around the anus. Pain, soreness and tenderness is always present. Cold application seems to give relief. Homeopathic medicine Muriatic acid is useful when piles prolapse even while urinating. Piles are swollen blue and very painful to touch. Causticum is a homeopathic medicine of much help when piles are very large, painful, burning and hinder the passage of stool. Walking worsens the pain.

Homeopathic Medicines for Piles – The Blind Type 

Homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that do not bleed (blind type)  are  Aesculus, Calcarea Fluor and Nux Vomica . Aesculus is used when backache is present with blind piles. Piles are purple in colour and accompanied with hard, dry stool. Calcarea Fluor may be used for painless, non bleeding piles with a backache. Last mentioned Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is helpful when constipation appears with blind piles. There is constant, ineffectual urge to pass stool. Stool is scanty and always unsatisfactory.

Which Homeopathic Remedies are best suited for hemorrhoids during pregnancy and after child birth:

Homeopathic medicines are safe to use for piles during pregnancy and for piles developing after childbirth. The top grade homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids during pregnancy are Aesculus, Collinsonia, Nux Vomica. Homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that develop after delivery in women are Kali Carb and Podophyllum.

A combination lifestyle changes and homeopathic treatment can be a great relief to a person suffering from piles, as it eliminates the possibility of surgery. Moreover, a thorough homeopathic treatment can remove the tendency and thereby prevent its recurrence.

Which is the most suitable homeopathic medicine for Piles with Fissure?

Ratanhia is the best homeopathic medicine for piles with a fissure.

Which is the best Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Fistula?

I have found Silicea to be the best homeopathic medicines for piles that is accompanied with fistula.

If I am having pains for hours after passing stool, Which is the best homeopathic medicine for it?

Sedum acre can work wonders for piles that cause pain which lasts for hours after passing stool.

 What can I do to Prevent Piles?

Some simple lifestyle modifications can help one, prevent and even cure piles. A softer stool and regular bowel movements are its primary goals. A softer stool makes emptying the bowels easier and lessens the pressure on hemorrhoids caused by straining.

  • Warm Baths- bathing the perianal area in warm water can ease out the acute pain in a significant manner . This possibly relaxes the anal sphincter and gives relief from the pain.Increasing fluid intake- Increasing fluid intake can help in reducing the hardness of the stools. Drinking six to eight glasses of fluid (not alcohol) results in softer, bulkier stools.
  • High-fiber diet  – Good sources of fiber are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Also, a fiber supplement such as psyllium can be very helpful.
  • Do not hold the urge   – Prevent holding the call, as it can lead to irregular bowel movement and also hardening of the stools.
  • Regular exercise          –   Regular exercise, including walking, can be very useful in regulating your digestive system.

A Case Study- Homeopathic Treatment of Piles

For Vikram (not his real name), pain around the anus was becoming a big problem This excruciating pain would continue for hours after passing stool. He was also passing blood along with stool. Vikram at times was having difficulty in concentrating at his job, as the pain would go on for hours and an uncomforting feeling was always there. Each morning, passing stool was like a nightmare, and if he had to go twice, then nearly the whole day would pass in pain. He knew that this surely had something to do with his constipation problem, which he was having for the last decade or so. A visit to the general practitioner confirmed that he was suffering from piles (also known as hemorrhoids). He was suggested surgery . One of Vikram’s friend suggested that he should first try homeopathy as it had really helped him in treating his piles . Vikram was put on Ratanhia and later was given aesculus . Theses were the only two Homeopathic remedies for hemorrhoids that were used on him. He completely recovered in four months and it has been nearly four years that he has been completely symptom free. Vikram has also made changes to his lifestyle . He walks everyday for 1 hour and drinks lots of water.

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Top 5 Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Flu

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu

influenza.homeopathyDoes influenza or the so-called viral fever (flu) need to be taken seriously ?,  Can it be fatal ?,  Is homeopathic treatment effective in preventing and controlling these viral onslaughts ?,  The answers to all these questions is “yes”.  Because influenza virus constantly changes itself, and because only a few changes can make a non-harmful virus highly lethal, Influenzas should be taken seriously

Homeopathic treatment taken well within time can effectively control and even abort the onslaught by these viruses at the initial stages. Homeopathic medicine can provide a broad spectrum preventive cover for the not-affected ones. A recently introduced medicine, ANAS BARBARIAE, has shown extremely good results in treating influenza. Because of its effectiveness, in Europe AND United States, it has become an over-the-counter drug. Homeopathic medicines have an edge over treating viral infections. They charge up our immune system to fight these viruses. Homeopathic prevention of viral infection is possible to a great extent through the cover may not be 100 percent, as viruses have this strange ability to auto-mutate (change their structures). Influenzinum ( homeopathic medicine ) is an effective prophylactic (preventive) medicine for influenza. The flu (influenza) differs in several ways from the common cold (a respiratory infection also caused by viruses). For example, people with cold rarely get a fever or a headache or suffer from the extreme exhaustion that flu viruses cause. If you have flu, you will have a sudden headache, dry cough, a runny nose and a sore throat. Your muscles will ache and you will feel very tired. You can have a fever up to 104°F. Most people feel better in a couple of days, but the tiredness and cough can last two weeks or longer. Flu is an important disease because it can cause serious complications. Most people who get the flu get better within a week (although they may have a lingering cough and tire easily, for a while longer). For elderly people, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses, the flu, and its complications can at times  be life-threatening

The flu is spread or transmitted, when a person who has a flu cough, sneezes, or speaks and sends flu virus into the air, and other people inhale the virus. Influenza may, less often, be spread when a person touches a surface that has flu viruses on it — a door handle, for instance — and then touches his or her nose or mouth.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu

Homeopathy offers a natural treatment for flu. Homeopathic medicines show no side effects or toxic effects on the system since they are made of natural substances. Homeopathic medicines for flu work by stimulating the body’s restorative and healing processes.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Fever

Rhus Toxicodendron – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Chills
Rhus Toxicodendron is a homeopathic medicine that is used to treat cases of flu where the infected person feels chills as if cold water was being poured over. Sudden flushes of heat alternating with chills are present.

Nux Vomica – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Anxiety
Nux Vomica is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu along with symptoms of anxiety, fever, chills with thirst, and heat without thirst. The body, especially the face, feels burning hot and the person feels chilly with every movement.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Sneezing

Allium Cepa – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Constant Sneezing.
Allium Cepa is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu infection where there is constant sneezing. Sneezing occurs more in a warm room, and there is copious watery, acrid discharge from the nose. Bland watering of eyes and red eyes is also a common symptom.

Sabadilla – Homeopathic Treatment of Flu with Spasmodic Sneezing.
Sabadilla is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with spasmodic sneezing. Oversensitivity to odors and lack of tolerance to smells, like those of flowers and garlic is a common symptom.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Nasal Discharge

Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Nasal Discharge.
Arsenic Album is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with a thin, watery, excoriating discharge from the nose. Burning and itching in the nose are other symptoms.

Pulsatilla – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Discharge.
Pulsatilla is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu symptoms where there is a yellowish-green discharge that is worse indoors and better in the open air.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Stuffy Nose

Ammonium Carbonicum – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Coryza.
Ammonium Cabonicum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with a stuffy nose where there is a continued condition of coryza (inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose). The person is unable to breathe through the nose.

Sambucus – Homeopathic Treatment for Flu with Numbness in Nose.
Sambucus is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu where there is numbness and itching in the nose. The nose is blocked, and there is an accumulation of thick mucus in the nostrils.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Muscle Aches

Eupatorium Perfoliatum – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Severe Muscle Ache.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with severe muscle ache, chills preceded by thirst, extreme soreness, and aching of the bones. Pain all over the body, weak pulse, and prostration (physical weakness) are some other symptoms indicative of this medicine.

Bryonia – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Tearing Pains.
Bryonia is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu where the muscle aches worsen from the slightest motion or movement. Other symptoms include aching in the joints and muscles with bursting, tearing pains that get better by rest.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Cough

Rumex – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with a Dry Cough.
Rumex is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu with a dry, tickling cough that prevents sleep. A cough occurs while uncovering clothing or covers from the body, and on exposure to drafts of air. Continuous coughing worsened by pressure on the throat or talk is indicative of this medicine.

Drosera – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Incessant Coughing.
Drosera is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with prolonged and incessant coughing and periodical fits of rapid coughing where the cough attacks are recurrent.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Sore Throat

Mercurius Solublis – Homoeopathic Medicine for Flu with Sore Throat.
Mercuris Solublis is a homeopathic medicine used to treat flu with a sore and burning throat. Painful dryness of the throat, with a mouth full of saliva are other symptoms.

Ferrum Metallicum – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Hoarseness.
Ferrum Metallicum is a homeopathic medicine for flu coupled with a sore throat and hoarseness. There is a sensation of having something in the larynx that can be removed by hawking or coughing.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with Weakness

Gelsemium – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Weakness.
Gelsemium is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu where there is an extreme weakness, and the person wishes to lie still and rest. Symptoms of the flu coupled with a stupor, dizziness, faintness, and weakness are indicative of this medicine.

Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Restlessness.
Arsenic Album is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu where there is restlessness, exhaustion, and anxiety. It is also used as a prophylactic (preventative measure) for the flu.

Homeopathic Medicines for Flu with a Severe Headache

Belladonna – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Headache.
Belladonna is a homeopathic medicine used to treat the flu where there is a congestive headache and a red face. Throbbing pain and fullness in the forehead and temples (sides of the head) are other symptoms indicative of this medicine.

Natrum Muriaticum – Homeopathic Medicine for Flu with Light Sensitivity.
Natrum Muriaticum is a homeopathic medicine for flu coupled with light sensitivity, where a bursting headache lasts from sunrise to sunset.

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Unwanted Facial Hair? Homeopathy has a Solution for it




Hair on the body is always up for debate when it comes to women. While hair on the arms, legs, underarms, stomach, and back are considered normal, there are instances where there is an excessive growth of facial hair. Hair growing on the chin of a female, for example, is considered undesirable. Unwanted facial hair refers to a condition where there is an abnormal growth of hair on a woman’s face, especially in the areas which generally do not have hair. These are not to be confused with the slight, thin, light-colored hair that is present on the face (commonly known as peach fuzz). Unwanted facial hair is usually thick, coarse and dark and follows the male-pattern of hair growth. How to stop hair growth on a woman’s face? Homeopathy for removal of unwanted facial hair is a safe, long-lasting treatment option that works by focusing on the root cause of the problem.

Genetics play an important role in the distribution of the hair found on every individual’s body. The color, density, and texture of hair differ according to the heritance & ethnic backgrounds. In medical terms, the growth of unwanted facial hair is known as Hirsutism. Although this condition is quite common, it can be a source of constant embarrassment, low self-esteem, and distress in some women and can often lead to anxiety and depression.
Hirsutism is different than hypertrichosis, which is excessive hair growth anywhere on the body. Unwanted, thick facial hair usually grow on sites like the upper lips, sides of face and chin.
But this condition can also cause hair growth on parts where males usually grow hair after puberty, like the chest, neck, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.

Causes of Unwanted Facial Hair Growth

Usually, hirsutism arises from an underlying endocrine imbalance which can be adrenal, ovarian or central.
Excess male hormones called androgens, like testosterone, are produced in both male and female bodies. In women, the amount of androgens is lower as compared to males. When the level of androgens in women rises too much, it leads to the growth of unwanted facial hair.
Hirsuitism may be a sign of more serious medical condition, especially if it occurs after puberty. General physical examination and a few tests can help rule out the underlying cause, which can help decide the appropriate course of treatment.

Reasons behind an increased production of androgens include:

Hormonal Imbalance: When a girl hits puberty, her ovaries begin to produce both male and female sex hormones. This leads to a growth of hair in the armpits and pubic area. Hirsutism occurs if the ratio of the hormones becomes imbalanced and an excessive amount of male sex hormones are produced. Hair growth on face due to hormonal imbalance is one of the most common effect of androgens.

PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): This is the most common condition caused by an imbalance of sex hormones resulting in the occurrence of the dark and thick unwanted facial hair, multiple cysts in ovaries, irregular periods, obesity and infertility.

Sensitivity of Hair Follicles to Androgens: Male hormones (like testosterone) stimulate hair growth, cause an increase in the body size of the hair and intensify the growth and pigmentation of hair. If the hair follicles become sensitive to androgens, it may result in the growth of thick, dark hair on the body of a female, in places where hair usually where hair do not grow.

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia: This is a condition which is usually inherited. Typically there is dysfunction of the adrenal gland (gland above the kidney which produces hormones). This dysfunction causes an elevation in the levels of steroid hormones including cortisol and androgens. As a result, a hormonal imbalance may occur, resulting in the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Tumors: If there is any androgen-secreting tumor in the ovaries or the adrenal glands, it can cause overproduction of androgens. As a result of the androgen imbalance, facial hair may grow. Although a rare condition, it causes a severe effect.

Cushing’s Syndrome: It is primarily a disease of the adrenal gland. It occurs if the body has been exposed to high levels of cortisol hormones, which in turn hinders the functioning of the adrenal gland. There can be an imbalance in the ratio of the male and female hormones. The condition causes bloating and sudden weight gain around the face, neck and the abdominal area. People having Cushing’s syndrome will usually have thicker & visible body & facial hair.

Side-effects of Certain Medications: Hirsutism can occur as an adverse effect of certain medications, particularly as a side effect of androgen therapy.

High Levels of Insulin: High levels of insulin can stimulate the ovarian cells to produce more androgens and lead to unwanted facial hair growth.
In case there is no reason detected for unwanted facial hair, the condition is called idiopathic hirsutism.

Unwanted Facial Hair – Contributing Factors

There can be different factors that could be causing the occurrence of unwanted facial hair, like:

Family history: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia and polycystic ovarian syndrome can run in families. A positive family history needs to be ruled out during the diagnosis as this could be a reason for unwanted facial hair.

Obesity: There is an increased production of the androgens in obese women which can lead to a growth of unwanted facial hair. It can also worsen the problem.

Ancestry: Although no cause has been verified for this, usually women of Middle Eastern and South Asian descent are at a greater risk to develop unwanted facial hair.

Symptoms of Unwanted Facial Hair

A number of symptoms may arise along with unwanted facial hair, and these are usually linked to increased production of androgens. The process of development of the symptoms is called virilization.
Signs of virilization can include:

  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Oligomenorrhea ( Scanty menses )
  • Amenorrhoea ( Absence of menstruation )
  • Deepening of the Voice
  • Acne ( Usually upon cheeks, chin & nose )
  • Obesity around the mid-abdomen
  • Loss of hair from head
  • A decrease in breast size
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Enlargement of the clitoris

Diagnosing the Condition

Diagnosis of unwanted facial hair can be made with physical examination and laboratory tests. One must know how to differentiate between two conditions – a general increase in body hair, and male pattern virilization. Diagnosis includes assessment of ovulation and an ovarian ultrasound to rule out Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or a CT scan to check the ovaries and adrenal glands for tumors or cysts.

Homeopathy for Unwanted Facial Hair

There are different treatment options available for Hirsutism, including cosmetic and medical options. These treatments can help manage the condition and decrease the levels of androgens (or their impact on the hair follicles).

Cosmetic treatments may include plucking, waxing, laser hair-removal techniques & electrolysis, etc., but they can irritate the skin if done continuously for a long time. Medications which treat hirsutism are usually antiandrogens or contraceptive pills. These can put the patient on a higher risk of liver damage. To note the effectiveness of the treatment, it needs to be carried out for a couple of months. In many cases, the treatment is continued for an indefinite time.
Homeopathic treatment for unwanted facial hair takes into account all the symptoms to figure out the underlying cause of the problem. Once the cause has been identified, proper treatment is given to resolve the condition. Homeopathy helps in treating the condition on a long-term basis. Unwanted facial hair gets steadily reduced over the course of the treatment, and there are no associated side effects.

Homeopathic Medicine for Facial Hair

Homeopathic medicines for unwanted facial hair are prescribed individually, depending on an individual’s symptoms. A detailed case-analysis and evaluation is required in every case to decide the homeopathic prescription.

Oleum Jecoris Aselli – Best Homeopathy Remedy for Unwanted Facial Hair

Oleum Jec. is a homeopathic medicine prepared from cod liver oil that is obtained from various species of fish (usually of the genus Gadus). Cod liver oil is a rich source of Vitamin A and D which was used in the 19th century as a folk remedy for several wasting diseases.

It is used to treat abnormal growth of hair on the face of a woman, particularly on the chin and upper lips. The hair on the face could be short, dark & thick. Also, this remedy has a potent action upon the female sexual organs. It is used to treat amenorrhoea and oligomenorrhoea, both of which develop as a result of hormonal imbalance in a female’s body. There can be soreness of both ovaries along with dysmenorrhea.

Sepia Succus – Homeopathic Medicine for Unwanted Facial Hair due to Hormonal Imbalance

Sepia is a homeopathic medicine derived from an animal source. The trituration of the dried liquid contained in the ink bag of the cuttlefish is used for the curative part of the remedy.

Sepia is used to treat unwanted facial hair which usually occurs due to a hormonal imbalance. It can give great results in cases where PCOS or disturbed menses are the causes for the facial hair to occur. Usually, the menses are late, scanty with pain in the abdomen. It is also used to treat cases of induration of the ovaries.

Oophorinum – Homeopathic Remedy for Unwanted Facial Hair due to PCOS

Oophorinum is a homeopathic medicine prepared from the ovarian extract of a sheep or the cow. This extract contains estrogen, progesterone, and follicle stimulating hormone and is potentized according to homeopathic principles. Oophorinum is used to treat cases of unwanted facial hair that occur due to ovarian cysts or tumors. It primarily acts upon the female genitalia and the skin. Tthe patient tends to feel worse during menses, which are too early, profuse, clotted and of a brief duration.

Natrum Muriaticum – Homeopathic Medicine for Unwanted Facial Hair on the Upper Lips

Natrum Mur. is used extensively to treat unwanted facial hair that grows on the upper lip. Acne on the face may also be present. Menses may be too early, too profuse, and the flow is usually observed at night. The patient can be thin and anemic, with an excessive dryness of the skin and mouth. This medicine is also used to treat female sterility also.

Calcarea Carbonica – Homeopathic Medicine for Unwanted Facial Hair in Obese Women

Calcarea Carb. is used to treat unwanted facial hair in females who have a tendency to grow fat. Usually, the patients who require this remedy have a slow metabolism, resulting in deposition of fat over the body. This can result in hormonal irregularities which lead to menstrual disturbances. The menses may occur too early, and be profuse. They also last for a longer duration. These disturbances further initiate the growth of unwanted facial hair.

Unwanted Facial Hair – Complications

Although hirsutism doesn’t cause any physical complications, the underlying cause of hormonal imbalance can lead to certain complications like –

  • Hirsutism and irregular periods can indicate towards polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can inhibit fertility. Women who take certain medications to treat hirsutism should avoid getting pregnant during treatment to prevent any risk of birth defects.
  • Hirsutism can be emotionally distressing. Some women feel self-conscious about having unwanted body hair while others develop social withdrawal, depression or anxiousness.

Managing Hirsutism

Hirsutism isn’t generally preventable, but it a manageable condition.
It is not always possible to control hirsutism, but if one is aware of the cause, a few measures can help prevent the worsening of the condition.
A common question asked by those suffering from this problem is – how to stop hair growth on a woman’s face naturally? This condition is reversible if the correct homeopathic treatment is followed, and that requires an accurate diagnosis of the underlying problem. Some tips to manage the condition are:

  • A healthy diet and exercise can help to control weight if you are overweight which might help reduce hirsutism, particularly in case of polycystic ovarian syndrome. Keeping a check on weight can reduce the risk of high cholesterol and diabetes which contribute towards hirsutism.
  • Avoiding unnecessary medicines known that cause hirsutism can also reduce the risk.
  • Managing stress and keeping a regular check upon it is important because stress generally worsens hormonal imbalance.
  • Keep a check on your insulin levels to avoid excessive amounts of circulating insulin in the body as it guides the ovaries to secrete more androgens.

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Top Homeopathic Medicines For Piles


Piles or hemorrhoids refer to swollen, dilated, engorged veins in and around the anus. In this condition, the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids are a problem in both men and women. Homeopathic medicine for piles is prescribed according to individual symptoms to treat the condition on a long-term basis.
The leading causes of piles include a sedentary lifestyle, prolonged sitting, chronic constipation, chronic diarrhea, low fiber content in the diet, excessive use of alcohol, obesity and increased straining during defecation. Pregnancy and genetics also play an essential role in the development of piles.

Why Choose Homeopathy for Treatment of Piles?

Conventional treatment for piles involves the use of medicines that make the condition more manageable but do not help treat it. These medicines offer temporary relief from the symptoms, and continuous use is often necessary. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications for piles include ointments, pads, creams and, painkillers. In case of grade 4 piles (or hemorrhoids) cases, surgery is the only option given to most people.
Homeopathy offers comprehensive treatment options that help treat the condition and ease the symptoms of piles. Some significant benefits of homeopathy regarding piles/hemorrhoids treatment include:

Homeopathic Medicines for Piles have No Side-Effects

Homeopathic medicines for piles/ hemorrhoids do not cause any side effects because of these are made of natural substances that are highly diluted. Over-the-counter remedies for piles only help relieve the symptoms, and certain side-effects come with their usage. For example, creams containing corticosteroids are recommended for reducing pain and inflammation for piles, but prolonged usage of these cause skin reactions, increased sweating and growth of body hair, inflammation of hair follicles and increased vulnerability to infections.

Homeopathy Offers Natural Remedies to Treat Piles

As an ancient 200-year-old medical science, homeopathy uses cures found in nature that help restore the natural healing processes of the body. Homeopathic treatment for piles involves a comprehensive treatment plan that works in harmony with the system.
In conventional treatment, use of stimulant laxatives to relieve constipation as a result of piles may cause side effects like abdominal cramps, bloating, rectal irritation, weakness and, pain.

Homeopathy takes a Holistic Approach to Treat Piles

Homeopathy aims to treat the problem internally, by understanding the cause of different symptoms instead of suppressing them. OTC drugs, ointments and other symptom-relieving options only provide temporary relief. Out of ten people, at least one person is recommended for a piles-related surgery. This invasive treatment has a host of complications, like difficulty passing stools and urinary tract infections post-surgery. Surgeries like hemorrhoid stapling may cause complications like rectal prolapse (part of the rectum pushes out of the anus) and hemorrhoid recurrence.

Homeopathy offers Individual Treatment

Homeopathy works by analyzing the individual symptoms of the disease in a person. There is no blanket treatment provided for a particular illness since every individual is treated according to their specific symptoms.
For example, for a person dealing with piles with painful defecation, the homeopathic medicine Muriatic Acid is prescribed. In case a person suffering from piles complains of bleeding along with stools, the homeopathic medicine Hamamelis Virginiana is prescribed.

Homeopathic Remedies for Piles are Simple and Effective

A single dose of the correct homeopathic medicine can help relieve the symptoms and also treat piles to a large degree. By restoring the internal processes of the body, homeopathic medications help address the condition naturally and effectively. Invasive procedures like surgery can be held-off with the help of homeopathic treatment.

Homeopathic Medicines are Safe

Homeopathic medicines for piles treat the problem by reducing the engorgement of blood in the rectal veins as well as improving blood circulation. Unlike conventional drugs for piles that are usually not recommended to be taken for more than seven days in a row, homeopathic medicines are taken in small doses over a continuous period. This helps improve the efficacy of the natural substances in the medicines, which in turn thereby helping reduce the severity of the symptoms and treats the problem on a long-term basis.

The Different Types of Piles

Piles are of different types, classified according to their location and whether they bleed or not. External piles, internal piles, protruding/prolapsed piles and blind piles are the most common types.

External piles are present on the skin around the anus and can be seen or felt from the outside. The main symptoms of external piles include painful swelling and hard lumps around the anus. If these hemorrhoids get irritated, they may cause itching or bleeding.

Internal piles lie deep inside the rectum and cannot be felt or seen from the outside. They are mostly painless since there are no pain receptors in the region where they tend to appear. The only symptom of internal piles is bleeding through the anus while straining during a motion of the stools.

Protruding or prolapsed piles are hemorrhoids that get pushed out towards the anus when a strain is applied to pass stools. They look like pink, moist pads of skin. Prolapsed or protruding hemorrhoids tend to hurt since the anus area is dense with pain-sensitive nerves. The typical symptoms of hemorrhoids are mucus discharge, itching, and pain.

Blind Piles are those hemorrhoids that do not bleed. They feel like protruding masses, usually detectable after passing stools, at the opening of the anus.

The Different Grades of Piles according to Severity

Piles can also be classified into grades, according to their severity.
Grade 1 piles are small inflammations that are usually found inside the lining of the anus and are not visible.

Grade 2 piles are larger than the grade 1 piles, but they too remain inside the anus. These protrude outside the anus while passing stools and go back into the rectum after defecation.

Grade 3 piles protrude during defecation and need to be manually pushed back inside the anus.

Grade 4 piles are a severe case. These cannot be pushed back inside and need immediate medical attention.

Causes and Risk Factors of Piles

Primarily, the swollen veins that are seen in piles develop due to increased pressure in the rectum. This pressure may cause disintegration of the tissues supporting the anal walls, leading to hemorrhoids.
Various factors contribute to causing this kind of pressure:

Irregular Bowel Movements

Factors like constipation, straining to pass stools, overuse of edemas or laxatives, chronic diarrhea, spending too much time on the toilet add to the strain on the rectum and anus, leading to the development of piles.


Lack of a fiber-rich diet, low water intake, excessive intake of alcohol, consumption of over-spicy food and junk food also contribute towards this condition.


There is increased pressure on the abdomen and pelvic area during pregnancy, which is a leading cause of piles during pregnancy. In some cases, hemorrhoids develop as a result of childbirth due to the excessive pressure on the rectum and anus.

Age and Heredity

Other factors like age and heredity can contribute towards the development of piles due to the weakening of the tissues supporting the rectum and anus.

Portal Hypertension

Portal hypertension refers to a condition where there is an increase in the blood pressure within the veins of the portal venous system. The veins coming from the spleen, stomach, pancreas, and intestines merge into the portal vein, which travels through the liver. In case of any complication due to which blood cannot flow properly through the liver, a high pressure develops in the portal system. This pressure can cause the development of large, swollen veins in the stomach, esophagus, and rectum. As a result, hemorrhoids may develop in the anal area.

Symptoms of Piles 

Pain in the rectal region is one of the first signs of piles. Pain experienced while passing stools, painful lumps in or around the anal area, swelling and blood in the stools are the most common symptoms of piles.
A small mass of skin may protrude out of the anus upon defecation. The area around the anus may feel sore, red and itchy. In some cases, a feeling of fullness may remain, despite having passed stools. Larger piles can cause discomfort in the form of pain, itching, and mucus discharge.

All these symptoms need a clinical diagnosis to rule out the presence of any other rectal problems. A visual rectal examination, anoscopy, and colonoscopy may be required.

Piles or hemorrhoids can sometimes lead to further complication escalate into a more severe condition. These include excessive anal bleeding that may lead to anemia, incontinence, anal fistulas, and infections or clots within the hemorrhoids.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles

Depending on the grade, severity, and symptoms of piles, different homeopathic medicines are recommended to decrease the severity of the symptoms and treat the condition on a long-term basis.

Homeopathic Medicine for External Piles

Aloe Socotrina is a homeopathic medicine used to treat for external piles that are sore and tender. Sharp or burning pain in the rectum and a constant feeling of bearing down in the rectum may be felt. Application of a cold compress may help relieve the pain or burning sensation. This medicine is also used to treat anal fistulas.

Homeopathic Medicine for Painful/Protruding Piles

Muriatic Acid is a homeopathic medicine used to treat conditions of piles that are intensely painful, sore and protrude outside the anus. The hemorrhoids are very swollen and look bluish. The pain may get worse while passing stools. Stitching pain that gets worse on touch is present, and it gets better from warm-washing. This medicine is also used to treat cases where the soreness in the hemorrhoids worsens during menses in females.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Burning Sensation

Ratanhia Peruviana is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles where a burning sensation after defecation is present in the rectum. The person may have to strain to pass stool. Knife-like stitching pains in the anus or the feeling of a sharp splinter of glass in the rectum may be present.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Bleeding

Hamamelis Virginiana is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles with profuse bleeding. Weakness due to bleeding, soreness at the anus, hard stool and anal-itching are other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Constipation

Collinsonia Canadensis is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles accompanied by constipation. The stool in such cases is lumpy, dry and is passed with a lot of strain. Other symptoms include aching and burning at the anus, a sensation of sharp sticks in the rectum, anal-itching and a constricted sensation in the anus.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Shooting Pain

Aesculus Hippocastanum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles with sharp, shooting pains where the stools are knotty, dry and hard. This medicine is used to treat external, blind and bleeding piles.

Homeopathic Medicine for Blind Piles

Nux Vomica is a homeopathic medicine used to treat blind piles where there is pronounced burning and itching around the anus. A constant desire to pass stools may be there, but constipation and passing of scanty stool is the main symptom.

Pulsatilla Nigricans is a homeopathic medicine used to treat blind piles with a cutting, sticking or burning pain. The pain gets worse during lying down. Itching in piles and constipation with a backache and pressure in the rectum is another symptom.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles caused by Childbirth

Sepia Succus is the homeopathic medicine used to treat piles that develop after the delivery of a child. It is also used in cases of constipation where the stools are very hard.

Kali Carb is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles in females that develop post childbirth. The piles are extremely tender to touch. There may be stitching, smarting, pricking and tingling sensation at the anus along with sharp pain. Constipation lasting for days along with hard stool, and white mucus after bleeding from piles may also be present.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles and Anal Fistula

Silicea is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles and anal fistula. The piles tend to protrude during the passage of stool. The stool is hard and tends to recede into rectum several times during defecation. Burning in anus after passing hard stools, and a foul-smelling discharge of pus or serum from the anal fistula may also be present.

Homeopathic Medicine for piles with Chronic Diarrhea

Merc Sol is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles in people suffering from diarrhea. There is an urge to pass stool, more frequently during the night. The stools in most cases smell sour and are undigested bits of food. Burning at the anus while passing stools, protrusion of piles during defecation, exhaustion, and chilliness with shivering and a feeling of nausea is also present.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles Protruding during Urination

Baryta Carb is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles which protrude during urination. Other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine include an urgent need to pass stools, and an itching, burning, soreness and shooting pain in piles.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles Protruding during Cough/Sneeze

Lachesis Muta is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles that protrude during a cough or sneeze. In most cases, a stitching pain and a throbbing sensation in the piles is present. Piles in females during menopause are also treated with this medicine.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles during Pregnancy

Sepia Succus is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles that develop during pregnancy in females. The piles may be bleeding or non-bleeding, and a protrusion of piles during stool occurs. Itching at the anus and rectum, constipation and the presence of hard and large stools also indicate the need for this medicine.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles during Menses

Ammonium Carb is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles that get worse during the menses in a female. The piles tend to bleed during menses, and the affected person feels better upon lying down.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Rectal Prolapse

Lycopodium Clavatum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles in cases where there is a rectal prolapse. The piles may be swollen and painful, and the pain gets worse upon touching and sitting. Chronic constipation with a scanty stool, painful constriction at the anus and excessive flatulence and bloating in the abdomen may also be present.

Homeopathic Medicine for Internal Piles

Phosphorus is a homeopathic medicine used to treat internal piles where there is bleeding during stool. Excessive exhaustion, an urgent need to empty bowels and rectal tenesmus (desire to evacuate the bowels) are some other symptoms.

Homeopathic Medicine for Large, Swollen Piles

Causticum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat large, swollen piles that hinder the passage of stool from the anus. The person needs to pass stool by straining hard in a standing position. The piles are hard, painful and constant and get worse upon sitting, standing and walking. There may be a pressing and sticking pain in the anus along with a burning, stinging sensation.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles and Anal Fissure

Nitricum Acidum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles and anal fissure when there are tearing pains in the anus while passing stools. The stool can be hard or soft but is passed with difficulty and may also bleed. There may be splinter-like pains in the anus.

Homeopathic Medicine for Itching Piles

Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine used to treat piles when there is a soreness and tenderness at the anus along with a hard, knotty stool. Weakness after passing stool, excessive rectal pain, and a biting sensation at the anus that gets better upon lying down are some other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles with Pain after Stool

Sedum Acre is a homeopathic medicine used to treat painful piles that feel worse after a few hours of passing stool. In a majority of cases, the pain is constricting. Sedum Acre is also useful for homeopathic treatment of anal fissure with pain that worsens a few hours after passing stool.

Homeopathic Medicine for Piles that get Worse during Sitting

Graphites Naturalis is a homeopathic medicine used to treat painful piles that get worse during sitting. Cutting pains and swelling with cracks at the anus are present. The stool tends to be hard, knotty and scanty.

Piles – Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I am passing blood with stools, is it indicative of piles?
Bleeding with stool is one of the primary symptoms of piles. However, blood in the stool may appear from many other conditions like anal fissures and severe conditions like ulcerative colitis or any malignancy of the GIT. Further investigation by a physician may be required to determine the exact cause of bleeding.

Q. Is anal itching indicative of piles?
While anal itching is one of the symptoms of piles, it may also be present due to other conditions like worm infestation, anal fissures, anal fistula or a skin complaint around the anal area. Other symptoms like painful defecation, bleeding with stools, burning/soreness at the anus or swelling are also indicative of piles. A physical examination of the anal region may be required to pinpoint the exact problem.

Q. If I feel a mass protruding out of the rectum while passing stools, is it piles?
A mass protruding from rectum while passing stools can be indicative of two conditions – piles and rectal prolapse. A rectal examination is required to know the exact cause.

Q. I have piles with excessive swelling around the anus and painful defecation. Will applying ointments solve my problem?
Ointments may help in temporarily reducing the discomfort and soothe the symptoms of piles. To cure piles, a proper treatment that helps reduce the engorgement of the rectal veins and ensures adequate blood circulation in the veins is required.

Q. I am suffering from piles with constipation; can I take a laxative?
A laxative is a short-term solution for the management of constipation, but proper treatment is required for long-term treatment to improve the bowel motility and reduce engorgement of blood in the rectal veins.

Q. Can I avoid piles surgery with the help of homeopathic medicines?
Yes, homeopathic medicines work to stimulate the internal healing processes of the body, and with long-term use, they can help manage piles without surgery. It should be noted that the results vary from case to case, depending upon the severity of the problem.

Q. For how long do I need to take homeopathic medicines to treat piles?
The length of homeopathic treatment for piles depends upon the duration of the symptoms, their intensity, and how quickly a person responds to personalized medicines. The treatment period can range from a few weeks to a few months.

Q. Is surgery a permanent solution for piles or do piles recur after surgery?
Surgery for piles is not a permanent solution since in most cases, chances of recurrence are high. It does not treat the cause behind piles. For a permanent solution, the cause of increased rectal pressure and poor blood circulation in the rectal veins needs to be identified and treated.

Managing Piles in Everyday Life

Foods that Help Treat Piles

High-fiber foods like figs, flaxseeds, quinoa, beans, lentils and fresh fruits and vegetables help keep the system healthy and aid in maintaining proper bowel movements. Fresh plant-based food eaten with the skin intact provides a decent amount of fiber. Some also contain a lot of water; watermelons, celery, and cucumbers are made up of almost 90% water. The aim is to ensure that the stools do not become hard and constipation is avoided.
Clinical research shows that in case of non-prolapsing hemorrhoids, taking a fiber supplement helped reduce the risk of persisting symptoms and bleeding by almost 50%.

Foods to Avoid During Piles

Foods with little or no fiber can cause constipation, or worsen the condition, indirectly leading to hemorrhoids. Foods like milk, cheese, and other dairy products should be avoided, as should meat, processed and frozen food. Alcohol, caffeine, excessive salt and spicy food can also worsen the condition. Certain supplements like Iron can lead to digestive problems and should only be taken on the recommendation of a doctor.

Staying Hydrated to Prevent Dehydration

Dehydration leads to constipation because water is required for the fiber to be able to travel smoothly through the digestive tract. Dehydration and constipation can worsen the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Eating water-based fruits and ensuring an adequate amount of water intake are simple measures to prevent dehydration.

homeopathic piles exercisePracticing Healthy Toilet Habits

It is essential to understand that the toilet habits practiced on an everyday basis are directly linked to piles. Over-straining during defecation can increase the pressure on the hemorrhoids and worsen the condition. An urge to pass stool should not be ignored, since delaying it can cause the stool to harden.
Regular physical activity, consumption of adequate amounts of water and fiber and healthy toilet habits can help prevent constipation naturally, and stop the hemorrhoids from getting worse.
For those who like to sit and browse their phone on the toilet – prolonged sitting on the toilet causes unnecessary strain on the body and can make the condition worse.

It is important to clean up properly after defecation to prevent infections and worsening of the condition. Cleaning should be done gently, not roughly. A warm bath where the person sits in warm water for 10-15 minutes can help relieve itching, burning and aching, while also cleaning the area.

Apart from these, factors like obesity and chronic digestive issues also play an important role. Simple lifestyle modifications can help a lot, and regular exercise is key in weight management and maintaining a healthy bowel movement.

A holistic approach towards piles can help manage and treat the condition naturally. A homeopathic physician can identify the underlying causes of the symptoms of piles and help a person transition into natural, safe treatment options with adequate lifestyle changes to treat the problem.


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Top 5 Homeopathic medicines for Tourette Syndrome



Tourette’s Syndrome is a condition which causes involuntary motor tics and vocal tics. Tics, the primary symptom of this syndrome, are quick, habitual, non-rhythmic, spasmodic contractions/movements of muscles or vocalization that occur repeatedly and are not caused by any other disease or drug abuse. Motor tics observed as a part of the syndrome include nose twitching, eye blinking, head shaking, shrugging of shoulders, and touching/ smelling objects. Homeopathic remedies for motor tics include medicines like Agaricus Muscaris. Vocal tics, on the other hand, include actions like throat clearing, grunting, sniffing, saying obscene words and repeating a word or phrase. Homeopathic remedies for vocal tics include medicines like Stramonium. Some tics are preceded by an uncomfortable sensation known as a premonitory urge. These sensations include itching, tingling, a build-up of tension, etc. that gets released once a particular movement or sound has been actively made. The best homeopathic remedy for Tourette’s syndrome helps reduce the severity and occurrence of the symptoms while treating the condition on a long-term basis.
Tics can be suppressed for a while but cannot be contained; the patient needs to express them eventually. The intensity of these tics varies from mild to severe and may become worse with factors like stress, anxiety, and fatigue. In some cases, headache and muscle strain or soreness may also occur along with the tics. Their occurrence follows a waning and waxing pattern and the type, frequency and severity tend to vary from person to person. The tics tend to be worse during the early teens and improve towards late teens.

Types of TICS Disorders

As per the DSM – 5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) classification of the tics disorders is as follows:

  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Persistent motor or vocal disorder
  • Provisional tics disorder
  • Other specified or unspecified tics disorder

Diagnostic Criteria for Tourette Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is diagnosed on the basis of three factors:

  • Presence of motor or vocal tics
  • Duration of tics
  • Age of onset
  • An absence of any other cause which can cause tics (any drug/substance/medical condition)

Tourette’s Syndrome is diagnosed through specific criteria.
There should be multiple motor tics (two or more than two motor tics) and at least one vocal tic. These both may happen at the same time or occur individually. The intensity and frequency of these tics can vary. But for a diagnosis, they should be present for at least one year. Another important factor for diagnosis is the age. The tics must be onset before the age of 18 years, and they most commonly occur between the age group of 4-6 years.

In a persistent motor or vocal disorder, or chronic tics disorder, there is a presence of either motor tics or vocal tics (single or multiple, there can be a presence of one or more than one motor or vocal tics). But unlike Tourette’s, there will be either of the tics present, not both vocal or motor tics. Again, the duration of symptoms has to be at least one year, and the age of onset should be before 18 years.

Under provisional tics disorder, there can be single or multiple, vocal or motor tics, or both. But, here the duration of tics lasts less than one year. The age of onset has to be less than 18 years.

Causes of Tourette’s Syndrome

The underlying causes of Tourette syndrome are still unknown. However, it is believed that a combination of genetic and environmental factors tend to play a role here. A child with a family history of Tourette syndrome or any other tic-related disorder is at an increased risk of developing the syndrome. In general, it affects more males than females.

Conditions associated with Tourette’s Syndrome:

  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Depression
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Learning disabilities

Tourette’s Syndrome: Symptoms

Tics are the most common symptoms observed in Tourette’s. There can be motor tics, vocal tics or both. The tics are usually worse during the period of anxiety, excitement, sleeplessness or exhaustion. There can be a feeling specific feeling preceding the actual tic like the sensation of itching.
There are major two types of tics – simple or complex.

Simple tics are shorter in duration and may last for milliseconds.

Examples of simple motor tics include:

  • Eye Blinking
  • Eye darting
  • Head jerking
  • Twitching of lips
  • Facial Grimacing
  • Shoulder shrugging
  • Neck jerking

Examples of simple vocal tics:

  • Coughing
  • Sniffing
  • Throat Clearing
  • Grunting
  • Spitting
  • Whistling
  • Shouting

Complex tics usually last longer in duration, generally for more than a second. These can be a combination of two or more simple tics.

Examples of complex motor tics include:

  • Touching the nose
  • Touching people
  • Jumping
  • Head shaking
  • Echopraxia (Involuntary repetition of another person’s action)

Examples of complex vocal tics include:

  • Stuttering
  • Involuntary Swearing
  • Palilalia(Repeating own words/phrases
  • Echolalia (Repeating others sentences)
  • Speaking obscene words or phrases

Homeopathic Remedy for Tourette’s Syndrome

Agaricus Muscaris – Homeopathic Remedy for Tourette’s Syndrome with Motor Tics

Twitching and trembling are the main indicative features that indicate the use of Agaricus, a top homeopathic remedy for motor tics. It is used in cases where there are marked motor tics like eye twitching, facial twitching, shaking of legs, jerking of the head, etc. The twitching typically stops during sleep. There is a trembling sensation in the lips and the lower jaw area. Twitching of hands gets better while doing manual work. The child tends to have quick and hurried movements of the upper limbs. There may be jerking motions of legs. It is a homeopathic treatment for twitching and is recommended to cure tics in kids who are hyperactive and clumsy without any fear of danger.

Key indications for using Agaricus Muscaris in Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Twitching and hurried movement
  • Trembling of the lower jaw area
  • Hyperactivity and clumsiness

Stramonium – Homeopathic Remedy for Tourette’s Syndrome with Vocal Tics

Stramonium is a homeopathic medicine used to treat frequent vocal tics where the child tends to babble all the time. Irrelevant and endless talking, stammering, and spasmodic dysphonia (hoarseness of voice) are some symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine. Along with vocal tics, this medicine also works on muscles used for locomotion. Motor tics like twitching of hands, clapping hands overhead, shutting and an opening of hands also indicate the need for this medicine.

Key indications for using Stramonium

  • Frequent vocal tics (like babbling)
  • Hoarseness of voice
  • Use of hands indicating motor tics

Hyoscyamus Niger – Homeopathic Remedy for Tourette’s Syndrome – Tics

Hyoscyamus Nigera is a homeopathic medicine used in cases where the tics are in the form of facial grimaces, touching things, rubbing genitalia, and making obscene gestures. The child can think but is not able to answer questions appropriately. Muttering of absurd things to and a constant unintelligible chattering along with a desire to be naked are the main symptoms indicating the need for this medicine. The child may also show irrelevant and frequent outbursts of laughter.

Key indications for using Hyoscyamus Niger in Tourette’s Syndrome


  • Grimacing
  • Unintelligible Chattering
  • Nakedness

Zincum Metallicum – Homeopathic Remedy for Tourette’s Syndrome with Fidgeting

Zincum Metallicum is a homeopathic medicine that plays an essential role in muscle control and coordination. Fidgeting of lower extremities, a restlessness of legs, keeping feet in constant motion, jerking of the body, and trembling of hands while writing are the symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine. Zincum is also used to treat Echolalia, where the child repeats everything said to him. It is also used to treat spasmodic twitching of the face, rolling of the head, and grinding of teeth.

Key indications to use Zincum Metallicum in Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Fidgeting
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Echolalia

Argentum Nitricum – Homeopathic Remedy for Tics due to Anxiety

Argentum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat cases where the tics are typically worse when a person experiences anxiety. The medicine eases anxiousness and nervousness in kids and is helpful in cases where there is a loss of voluntary control of muscles, and trembling of body parts. Trembling of hands that makes writing difficult, trembling of legs and balance issues, unsteady walking when unobserved and impulsiveness in children are some symptoms. An extreme desire for sweets may also be present.

Key indications for using Argentum Nitricum in Tourette’s Syndrome

  • Tics worse during anxiety
  • Trembling of hands and legs
  • Desire for sweets

Management of Tourette’s Syndrome

Therapies to Manage Uncontrollable Tics

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: This can help an individual identify the factors that trigger the tics. This can also be helpful for individuals who have difficulty with learning and socializing.

Habit Reversal Training: This therapy includes activities which help an individual reverse the action of the tics. For example, a person may choose to smile when a tic to frown is triggered.

Supplements to use for Tourette’s Syndrome 

Magnesium: Magnesium as an element works well for the central nervous system and improves the function of the muscular system. Low levels of magnesium also make an individual vulnerable to anxiety and depression (both are common triggering factors for tics). Therefore, a diet rich in magnesium can help manage Tourette’s syndrome.

A diet rich in omega fatty acids and vitamin B12 can also help control both motor and vocal tics in children.

Foods to Avoid in Tourette’s Syndrome

Avoiding food items one is allergic to can be of great help. Avoiding dairy products, especially if there is a sensitivity towards milk and dairy products can help reduce the recurrence of tics. The protein ‘casein’ found in milk and dairy products is found to be the main culprit for an increase in the occurrence of these tics. A casein-free diet can help control the tics.

Similarly, a gluten-free diet has also shown to reduce the motor tics and behavior issues associated with Tourette’s syndrome.

Lifestyle Management for Tourette’s Syndrome 

Exercise or indulging in relaxing activities (Yoga, meditation, etc.) can help soothe the child and reduce the intensity and frequency of tics. Environment and allergens play an important role in triggering tics. These should be identified and avoided as far as possible.

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7 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

Homeopathic Treatment of Psoriasis

homeopathic medicines for psoriasis

Homeopathic Medicines For Psoriasis

Homeopathy is a safe and reliable method of treatment for Psoriasis. In homeopathy, natural medicines, which are free from side-effects, are used to treat Psoriasis. The majority of cases can be treated with these remedies. Homeopathic medicines are helpful for treatment of Psoriasis among people of all age groups. They work by moderating the over-active immune system. The initial aim is to manage the itching and burning sensation in the eruptions. In addition, the healing the current eruptions takes place along with prevention of further spread of eruptions. Homeopathic medicines also are very beneficial for treating joint pains that are linked with Psoriasis (psoriatic arthritis).

Psoriasis and its Causes

Psoriasis is among the common skin ailments seen in clinical practice. Red, inflamed patches on the skin, covered by silvery white scales, are the characteristic features of Psoriasis. The reason behind Psoriasis is yet not clear. However, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune disease refers to a group of diseases where the immune system of a person starts to destroy its healthy body tissues out of a misdirected immune response.

In Psoriasis, the body’s immune cells target the skin leading to scaly eruptions. A positive family history of Psoriasis puts a person at high risk of developing the same condition. A few of the well-known triggers for Psoriasis are stress, obesity, smoking and infection including strep throat. These triggering factors also worsen the symptoms of existing Psoriasis.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

The major symptom of Psoriasis is patches of red, inflamed papular eruptions on the skin surface with adhesive silvery white scales covering them. The spots have well-defined borders. In some cases cracks that bleed often, appear on the skin. An itching and burning sensation accompanies the eruptions, the intensity of which varies from case to case. Psoriasis often runs a relapsing and remitting course. A few of the complications of Psoriasis are Psoriatic Arthritis, Uveitis, Conjunctivitis, Type-II Diabetes and kidney problems.

Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

Homeopathic medicines that top the list of therapeutics for Psoriasis are Arsenic Album, Graphites Naturalis, and Arsenic Iodatum. The main indicating features for these homeopathic medicines are as follows

1.Arsenic Album –Homeopathic Medicine for Psoriasis with Silver Scales

Arsenic Album is an excellent homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis treatment. The chief indicator for using Arsenic Album is the presence of dry, rough, red papular eruptions with scales on it. The scales are silver coloured. The eruptions cover most parts of the body, except face and hands.

The eruptions spread rapidly and are accompanied by itching. Cold worsens the itching in most cases, while warmth seems to relieve it. Pain on the affected skin arises after scratching the eruptions. Bleeding spots also appear on the skin following scratching.

Restlessness is another symptom that may be present. Yet another symptom is marked anxiety that accompanies itchy eruptions.

Arsenic Album is also a homeopathic remedy of immense help in guttate Psoriasis. In guttate Psoriasis, small rose coloured spots with scales appear.

 3. Graphites Naturalis – An excellent homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with cracked skin 

Graphites Naturalis is another useful homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis. Graphites Naturalis is helpful for Psoriasis on any body part including nails. In such cases there are patches of sore, dry, rough skin with scales. An inclination to cracks on the surface may also be there. Following scratching, stickiness on the skin may appear.

Graphites Naturalis is also a wonderful homeopathic remedy for scalp Psoriasis. In such cases, eruptions with scales appear on the scalp. The scalp may be sore to touch, with distressing itching. One may also feel a burning sensation on the top of the head.  Eruptions on the scalp can also spread behind the ears. In cases of nail Psoriasis, the characteristic features are rough, thick and deformed nails.

3. Arsenic Iodatum – Beneficial homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with shedding of large scales

Arsenic Iodatum is another suitable homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis. Its use is applicable when there is shedding of large scales from the skin eruptions. The skin is covered with inflamed patches with scales on them. There is persistent itching in the patches and the shedding of the scales leaves raw skin behind.

Other Significant Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

Apart from the above three medicines, some of other prominent homeopathic remedies that are helpful for treating Psoriasis are as below:


  1. Sulphur – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with intense itching and burning

Sulphur helps in cases with severe itching and burning in the psoriatic skin lesions. A violent itching attends, and the person goes on scratching the skin until it bleeds. A burning sensation follows scratching. The itching is wandering, and changes place frequently. The skin is rough, scaly and gets painful after rubbing as if denuded. The symptoms tend to get worse in the evening and at night, when in bed. Sleep is disturbed because of the itching and burning sensation. Other accompanying symptoms are pricking, biting and sticking sensation in the eruptions. Sulphur is also a homeopathic remedy for skin ailments with a history of excessive use of ointments in the past.

Petroleum Oleum – An efficient homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with deep cracks

Petroleum Oleum is a very suitable homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis where deep cracks appear on the skin. There is a burning sensation and intolerable itching on the affected skin. Bleeding may also be present in the cracks. The skin is intensely sore, painful, hard, fissured and slow to heal. A crawling sensation on the skin may also attend over and above the given symptoms.

Sepia Succus – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with large oval lesions

Sepia Succus is a beneficial homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis characterised by the presence of big oval lesions on the skin. The lesions are reddish papules and are isolated. There are shiny, whitish and adhesive scales present on the papules. Itching arises in the eruptions. On scratching, a burning sensation on the skin follows. The eruptions are present over the face, chest, back, arms and legs. In the case of limbs, the extensor surfaces are mostly involved.

Merc Sol – Well indicated Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis of scalp

Merc Sol is a homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis of the scalp. In typical cases, the scalp is covered with abundant white scales. The base underneath the scales is raw. The scales, which shed rapidly, re-form again and again. An intense itching, which is worse at night, accompanies. The skin of the scalp is also sensitive to touch. An excessive sweat (which may be sour smelling) may also be present on the scalp. Hairfall may also appear in few cases along with above symptoms.

Psorinum – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis which worsens in cold weather

For Psoriasis that worsens in winters, homeopathic medicine Psorinum proves very helpful. The indicators for using Psorinum are fine, red eruptions covered with white scales, which worsen in cold weather. Itching appears, and scratching brings temporary relief. At the same time a stinging sensation appears. The skin looks dirty and greasy due to the above symptoms.

Kali Ars – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis that leaves discoloration on the skin

Kali Ars is an indicated homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis where eruptions leave a discoloration on the skin. In individuals needing Kali Ars abundant scales fall off from the skin and leave behind a discoloured red skin. The psoriatic patches are numerous and mainly located on the back, arms, and legs. Intolerable itching is also present. Itching tends to get worse on undressing. The person scratches the skin until an ichorous fluid oozes out.

Thuja Occidentalis – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis Universalis

Thuja Occidentalis is a highly appropriate homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis Universalis. In such cases, psoriatic lesions cover almost the entire skin surface. The key indicator for using homeopathic medicine Thuja Occidentalis is dry patches on the skin, covered with white scales. The skin surface gives a dirty look. Itching and burning arise in the patches. Cold water application tends to worsen the burning sensation in the lesions. Some patients may have a needle-pricking sensation and/or a biting sensation in the eruptions.

Antimonium Crudum – A suitable homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis of the nails

Antimonium Crudum is an important homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis that affects the nails. Characteristic features are distorted and out of shape nails with discolouration, pitting or ridges on the nails. The nails are brittle and tend to break often. The skin underneath the nails is also painful and very sensitive.

Phosphorus – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis of knees and elbows

Phosphorus is another useful homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis. This remedy works wonders in cases of Psoriasis that affects knees and elbows. The skin of elbows and knees is covered with dry, scaly eruptions. Itching appears in the eruptions. In the majority of cases, the itching is worse in heat. Other accompanying features are a burning and stinging sensation in the eruptions. In a few cases a formication on the area affected is present.

Lycopodium Clavatum – Homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis of the hands

Lycopodium Clavatum is a valuable homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis that affects the hands (including fingers). The eruptions are reddish with furfuraceous looks. Bleeding often arises in eruptions, usually accompanied by a sensation of heat in the hands. Palms are excessively dry and fissures may appear on the hands. Burning in the lesions is well marked.

Rhus Tox – Prominently indicated homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis with accompanying joint pain

Rhus Tox is a beneficial homeopathic medicine for Psoriasis where joints are involved. Any of the joints may be affected. The affected joints are very painful and stiff. The pain is worse when at rest and after periods of inactivity, and better after movement. The pain and stiffness is, therefore, worse in the morning. Exposure to cold air also makes the pain worse. Some patients get relief from warm fomentation. Massaging the affected joint also soothes the pain in some cases.

Frequently Asked Questions on Psoriasis and Homeopathy

Which Homeopathic medicines psoriasis would you rate as the best ?

Among the majorly indicated Homeopathic medicines for psoriasis, Arsenic Album and Graphites are an excellent choice. Arsenic Album is very effective homeopathic medicine for psoriasis. Graphites  works wonders for treating skin as well as nail psoriasis.

I have psoriasis with excessive itching, which Homeopathic medicine should I take?

Homeopathic medicine Sulphur remains highly successful in treating psoriasis attended with intense itching. Extreme burning may also arise in such cases. Do consult a Homeopathic practitioner before you take any medicine.

Please advise a Homeopathic medicine for psoriasis with abundant scale exfoliation?

Homeopathy offers a vast range of medicines for treating psoriasis with excessive scale exfoliation. However, in my clinical practice, Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Iodatum has shown the most wonderful recoveries in such cases. The exfoliation leaves behind a raw, red surface on the skin.

For psoriasis of scalp, which Homeopathic medicine should I take?

The list is long, but I have found Homeopathic medicine Graphites Naturalis to be extremely useful in treating psoriasis of the scalp. A scalp covered in excessive scales, with itching and in some cases burning, will respond well to Graphites Naturalis.

What is the Homeopathic medicine for psoriasis of Nails ?

Graphites Naturalis and Antimonium Crudum are well recognised Homeopathic medicines for nail psoriasis. A person with this condition has discoloured, crumbling, brittle, painful nails.

In psoriasis that worsens in winters, which Homeopathic medicine would help?

Topmost on the list of most effective Homeopathic medicines for treating psoriasis cases that worsen during the winter is Petroleum. This Homeopathic medicine has amazing properties and will calm a flare-up and provide relief to the patient.

I have had psoriasis for a long time and now, my joints are inflamed and in pain. Please suggest a Homeopathic medicine.

Inflamed and painful joints in a person suffering from psoriasis refer to a condition called psoriatic arthritis. Homeopathy can definitely treat this condition. In my clinical practice, Rhus Tox has shown great results in cases of psoriatic arthritis. Highly inflamed, painful, swollen and stiff joints in psoriasis are all guiding symptoms for use of Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox.

 What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a skin disease characterised by well defined red patches covered in silvery white scales. Skin cells normally grow and are shed every 28 to 30 days. In psoriasis, the skin cells start to grow more rapidly, every 3 to 5 days. The skin cannot shed the excessive cells as quickly as they appear on its surface. The result is a build-up of cells on the skin referred to as plaque. The skin lesions in psoriasis may be attended with itching and burning, the intensity varying from case to case. Pain may be present along with itching and burning in psoriatic eruptions. Psoriasis is a disease that runs a remitting and relapsing course, that is to say that there is a phase when the psoriasis gets better, termed as the remitting phase, followed by an active phase, when the psoriasis flares up, termed as the relapsing phase.

How do I know I have psoriasis?

Psoriatic lesions have characteristic in appearance and are easily diagnosed. The presence of dry, red skin lesions with sharply defined borders covered in silvery white scales are well indicative of psoriasis. In case of nail psoriasis, the nails get discolored, deformed, brittle, crippled and may fall out. In a few cases of psoriasis, the joints may get inflamed and become painful. A few skin conditions like ringworm and eczema may look like psoriasis. However, the site of skin lesions, presence of possible triggers and positive family history of psoriasis support diagnosis. In rare cases, skin biopsy is required.

Why does psoriasis occur?

The clear cause of psoriasis is not yet known. However psoriasis is thought to be a disorder of autoimmune origin. Persons with psoriasis suffer an overactive immune system. The overactive immune cells, majorly T cells, cause skin inflammation and trigger the rapid skin cell growth. Psoriasis has a strong hereditary component. A person having a positive family history of psoriasis is at a high risk of suffering the condition.

How is psoriasis diagnosed?

Psoriasis can be easily diagnosed based on the presentation of the skin lesions. In rare cases, a skin biopsy is needed to rule out the type of psoriasis.

Is there only one kind of psoriasis?

No, psoriasis has various types. These are – plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, nail psoriasis and pustular psoriasis. In plaque psoriasis, the skin gets covered in dry spots with a large number of silvery white scales. The major sites for plaque psoriasis are scalp, back, knees and elbows. Guttate psoriasis is characterised by the appearance of small, water droplet-like skin lesions covered in fine scales. Guttate psoriasis is often triggered after a bacterial infection, mainly strep throat infection. The lesions are mainly found on the legs, arms and trunk. Psoriasis lesions that appear in folds of skin – under the breasts, in groin area, armpits for example – are referred to as inverse psoriasis. The skin lesions in inverse psoriasis are in the form of smooth, red inflamed patches. In scalp psoriasis, red, inflamed, itchy lesions covered in thick white scales appear on the scalp. In nail psoriasis, psoriatic lesions arise in the nails, of the fingers or toes. The nail may get discolored, thickening of skin under the nail may arise, pitting on nails may be present and in extreme cases, the nail may crumble and fall out. In pustular psoriasis, pus-filled eruptions arise on the skin that is surrounded by redness and tenderness.

What are the factors that trigger psoriasis?

The various factors that can trigger psoriasis are stress, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, skin trauma and cold weather.

Apart from skin, what are the other sites for psoriasis lesions?

In addition to skin lesions, psoriasis may affect the nails and can lead to inflamed joints. Cases where joints get inflamed are referred to as psoriatic arthritis.

Is psoriasis contagious, can it spread from by touch or other means?

No, psoriasis is not a contagious disease and hence, does not spread from person-to-person contact.

Can stress cause psoriasis?

Stress and psoriasis are interlinked, but stress does not cause psoriasis. Stress plays an important role in triggering a flare-up of psoriasis.

I have had psoriasis for a long time. Now, my joints have started to hurt, why?

If you have had psoriasis for a long time and now your joints are in pain, then there is a good chance you have developed psoriatic arthritis. In approximately 30% of the psoriasis patients, joints may get inflamed and become painful. In psoriatic arthritis, the immune cells start to destroy and inflame the joints due to a misdirected immune response besides the usual rapid cell growth symptoms of the disease. Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in causing psoriatic arthritis.

Can ointments alone treat psoriasis?

Applying ointments may control symptoms like itching and burning in psoriatic lesions, but ointments merely suppress the skin complaint. They will not treat the condition. A curative approach in psoriasis will need to follow proper treatment that aims at moderating the immune system.

Is there a link between psoriasis and vitamin D?

Yes, there is a link between psoriasis and vitamin D. Improving vitamin D levels in psoriasis seems to decrease the severity of psoriasis condition. Vitamin D plays a role in decreasing excessive cell production, and therefore helps treat psoriasis.

rease the severity of psoriasis condition. Vitamin D plays a role in decreasing excessive cell production, and therefore helps treat psoriasis.

Will exposure to sunlight be of help to psoriasis patients?

Yes, evidence suggests that sun exposure helps heal psoriasis, though to a mild degree.

Lifestyle changes can help manage psoriasis better

  • Small changes in lifestyle can help manage psoriasis to a large extent. These measures include:
  • Use mild soap while bathing
  • Avoid bathing with warm water
  • For excessively dry skin, apply coconut oil
  • Quite smoking and alcohol
  • Some sun exposure may help psoriasis while excessive exposure will worsen symptoms
  • Stress management will reduce psoriasis flare-ups


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Top 7 Natural Homeopathic remedies for Treating Chilblains

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

As the name suggests, chilblains are small, itchy swellings that appear on the skin due to exposure to cold or humid conditions over a period. The tissue gets inflammed, and the symptoms of damaged capillary beds in the skin are usually visible. This condition affects the extreme parts of the body that are more susceptible to cold, like the fingertips, toes, nose, ears, and heels. Chilblains rarely cause any permanent damage and tend to heal within weeks with proper precautions. A homeopathic remedy for chilblains like Agaricus works to reduce the swelling and inflammation, and also provide relief from painful symptoms.
Chilblains are also known as Perniosis or Chilburns.

Causes of Chilblains

Chilblains are usually considered to be an idiopathic condition which means that there is no particular cause behind it. The most common reasons that are thought to cause this condition are as follows:

It can be related to body’s abnormal reaction when an individual is exposed to a cold or humid environment, followed by sudden rewarming. The superficial blood vessels become narrow when exposed to extremes of temperature. These usually expand to their usual size with slow, gradual and steady warmth. But if sudden rewarming of the affected part occurs, the blood vessels expand quickly. This leads to an increased blood flow which the superficial blood vessels cannot handle. The blood then leaks out into the surrounding tissues, resulting in itchiness and swelling.

Chilblains can be hereditary too; a positive family history can be a risk factor.

A long-standing history of chronic chilblains indicates a disorder of the connective tissue.

Chilblains: Risk Factors

There can be many risk factors involved in the occurrence of chilblains, like:

Environmental factors, which are usually noticed in people living in extremely cold or humid areas.

Seasonal changes, moving from warm weather to cold, like during the months from November to April.

Poor circulation in an individual makes them susceptible to chilblains, as it may lead to an increased sensitivity to the changes in temperature.

Autoimmune diseases like Lupus cause swelling in the body’s tissues and affected people become more prone to develop chilblains.

Raynaud’s disease is a condition in which the small arteries that supply blood to skin becomes narrow, resulting in decreased blood flow to the affected area. It usually affects the blood supply to fingers and toes. People who suffer from Raynaud’s disease are more susceptible to develop chilblains.

Gender: Women are more likely to get chilblains as compared to males.

Body weight is another risk factor; people with low body weight are more prone to developing chilblains.

Clothing or shoes that are too tight, worn in cold, damp weather can hinder the blood circulation and predispose a person to develop chilblains. Also, not wearing sufficient warm clothes in extremes of weather can increase one’s susceptibility to chilblains, especially on the parts exposed to the cold or dampness.

Chilblains: Symptoms

The most common symptoms of chilblains include:

Color Changes of the affected area of the skin:
The condition can lead to general redness or blueness of the affected areas of the skin, or it can cause patchy discoloration. Changes in the color are usually visible through naked eyes. These color changes occur as a result of the body’s abnormal reaction towards repeated exposure to extremes of temperatures. Erythema, with blanchable redness of the area, may also occur.

Swelling may occur as a result of an accumulation of leaked blood in the surrounding tissues. The blood gets leaked from the capillaries when sudden rewarming happens after exposure to cold or humid conditions.

Pain is a common symptom experienced by people suffering from chilblains. Pain due to chilblains can range from mild, moderate to severe. It may be a sharp, tearing, prickling, throbbing or dull, aching pain in the affected parts.

An individual can experience an irritating or uncontrollable itching sensation in the affected part, as a result of chilblains. Usually, this itching occurs when the affected area becomes warm.

A burning sensation usually occurs as a result of underlying nerve damage in the area affected by chilblains. Nerve damage also leads to tingling and numbness in the affected part, which feels like a burning sensation.

Complications from Chilblains

Chilblains do not usually result in permanent injury, but if not treated well within time, it can cause severe damage. Recurrent and non-healing chilblains should be reported to a doctor to rule out more serious medical conditions.

Complications include:

  • permanent discoloration of the skin.
  • scarring of the skin.
  • formation of the painful blisters, which can further lead to ulcers and infections.

Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

The best treatment for chilblains is a natural science. Homeopathy takes into consideration the fact that the symptoms of disease occur as a result of the body’s inability to combat an infection. Homeopathy helps in boosting an individual’s immune response to fight the infections and restore the body to its healthy state. Homeopathic remedy for chilblains is a completely natural, non-intrusive, and safe treatment method. Made of natural substances, homeopathic medicines are used to get rid of chilblains quickly.

Homeopathic Medicines for Chilblains

Agaricus: Best Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

Agaricus for chilblains is the top grade homeopathic remedy for chilblains. It is used to treat common symptoms of chilblains, like a burning sensation and intense itching on both the hands. The affected person may feel as if their hands were frozen. The hands appear blue and cold, and painful swellings of the hands and toes may be present. A sharp, prickling pain may also be present.

Petroleum: Homeopathic Remedy for Painful Chilblains

Petroleum is a homeopathic remedy used to treat chilblains where there is a lot of pain. The parts affected by chilblains itch terribly and feel like they burn (like fire). Inflammation usually appears with the cold weather.

Lachesis: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains with Pus

Laches is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that can help in treating the cases of old chilblains that become inflamed and suppurating. This medicine is used in cases where the circulation in the capillary is affected. It helps to renew the circulation without sloughing off the skin. Dark blue swelling of the cellular tissue on the hands gives a mottled appearance, and a purple discoloration may be seen on the feet. This is an excellent homeopathic medicine for blood circulation.

Abrotanum: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains that are Itchy 

Abrotanum is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains where the condition causes itching. There can be associated coldness of the fingertips with a presence of prickling pain in the fingers.

Rhustox: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains with Formication

Rhustox is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that helps treat inflammation of the fingertips with formication (sensation of insects crawling over the skin). There is visibly red, smooth and shining swelling of the hands and feet. Rubbing the affected parts increases the eruptions. This medicine is used to treat vesicular eruptions.

Sulfur: Homeopathic Remedy for Burning Soles of Feet due to Chilblains

Sulfur is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains that helps reduce swelling of the toes, especially those that tend to suppurate. There is purple discoloration of the feet, along with thick, red chilblains on the fingers. There is intense itching in the toes that were frozen, and it usually gets worse by the warmth of the bed.

Pulsatilla: Homeopathic Remedy for Chilblains

Pulsatilla is a homeopathic remedy for chilblains which are hot, have bluish-red swelling, and itching. Purple discoloration of the feet along with an inflammation of the toes is also there.

Preventing Chilblains

Preventive measures can be taken to avoid the occurrence of the chilblains, which include:

  • reduction in exposure to cold or humid climates.
  • keeping the hands and feet warm.
  • avoiding tight clothes and shoes that restrict circulation of blood to the feet, toes, and extremities.
  • keeping a check on the condition of the feet in case one is diabetic. People with diabetes may get infected by chilblains without realizing it.

Tips to Manage Chilblains with Homeopathy

Apart from using the best homeopathic remedy for chilblains, there are a few management tips that can help manage, and eventually reverse the condition:

  • maintain a regular exercise routine so that the circulation is not compromised.
  • soak the affected parts in warm (never hot) water.
  • keep the affected area dry.
  • keep a regular check on associated health issues like blood pressure or diabetes, as they affect healing.
  • rewarm the affected parts gradually to avoid any sudden rewarming and its side effects.

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Top 5 Homeopathic Remedies for Healing Fractures Fast

Homeopathic Remedies For Healing Fractures Faster

Homeopathic Remedies For Healing Fractures Faster

Broken bones are more common than they seem. An average person is expected to have at least two fractures in a lifetime. A fracture is any crack or breaks in the bone that disrupts the continuity of the bone. Human bones are by nature strong and rigid and do not break easily due to external pressure. A fracture happens when a physical force (that is greater than the bone itself) is exerted on the bone. It can lead to a complete or partial breaking of the bone. The most common fractures are fractures of the clavicle (collarbone), ankle, hip, ulna, and radius. Homeopathic medicine for fractures boost the proliferation (rapid increase) of osteoblast cells (bone forming cells) and helps speed up the bone-healing process.

Causes of Fractures

Most of the fractures result from trauma, falls and accidents. In case of athletes, fractures are caused by repeated stress and strains on the bones. These are known as stress factors. Children and older adults are also prone to fractures due to their age. There are growth plates (epiphyseal plates) present in a child’s bones located at the ends of long bones. These help with the length-wise growth of bones. Furthermore, a child’s bones are surrounded by the periosteum (thick fibrous sheath) which helps increase the thickness of the bones. These components make a child’s bones more ‘bendable,’ meaning that a bone bends a lot before breaking.
In adults, the periosteum is much thinner, and so the bones don’t bend under pressure and tend to break.
Older adults get fractures more often than young people because, with age, their bones become weak and brittle. Joint problems also lead to a high risk of falling and breaking bones. Apart from this, some medical conditions predispose a person to recurrent fractures. Certain types of cancers, osteoporosis, endocrine disorders, osteogenesis imperfecta (a genetic disorder where the bones are brittle, fragile and break easily).

Fractures: Risk Factors

Lifestyle factors like consuming excessive alcohol, smoking, and taking steroids also tend to make the bones brittle and are prominent risk factors that predispose a person towards fractures.

Link between Smoking and Fractures 

Due to the impact it has on the hormonal levels, smoking is a risk factor for fractures. Research conducted decades ago still stands; smoking is a risk factor for bone loss.

Link between Alcohol and Fractures 

Consuming excessive alcohol is known to influence the bone mass and bone structure and mass. Research indicates that chronic drinking can increase the risk of bone loss and fractures, even after the person quits drinking. Excessive alcohol also affects the metabolism of vitamin D in the body.

Link between Steroids and Fractures 

Chronic disorders like Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis are linked to bone loss since they need frequent doses of steroids for management. People with chronic inflammatory bowel disease also have low bone density, since such issues reduce the ability of the GIT to absorb calcium.

Corticosteroids are commonly prescribed to treat chronic inflammatory conditions like IBS (inflammatory bowel disease), rheumatoid arthritis, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Frequent doses of these steroids lead to side effects like hindering the absorption of calcium in the GIT (gastrointestinal tract) and increasing the loss of calcium through urine. It is a research-based fact that corticosteroids induce accelerated bone loss.

Recurring Fractures 

Low-impact fractures in the past can double the risk of another fracture. Vertebral fractures in the spine can accurately predict future fractures and need to be monitored carefully.

Chronic Conditions and Fractures 

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the cells and tissues around the joints, causing severe bone loss and damage to the joints. Certain steroids used for pain relief again trigger bone loss, and reduced physical activity as a consequence of the disease can further accelerate the risk of fractures.

Diabetes is another risk factor for fractures, although the exact causes behind this are not known. It is thought that high blood sugar levels can adversely affect the bone quality due to metabolic changes.

Types of Fractures

Fractures are of different types. They are classified according to the severity, and whether the bone fragments are separated or joined together.

Open or Compound Fracture – A compound fracture is the one in which the bone breaks apart entirely and the ends of the fractured bones tear the skin, creating a wound. Open fractures are serious because they carry a risk of infection.

Closed or Simple Fracture – A simple fracture is a fracture in which the overlying skin remains intact and the broken bone does not tear through the skin.

Pathological Fracture – A pathological fracture arises from a weak bone, and there is an underlying disease or medical condition that causes the bones to be weak.

Complete Fracture – A fracture where the fragments of the broken bone separate completely is known as a compound fracture.

Incomplete fracture – A fracture where bone fragments remain partially joined is an incomplete fracture.

Hairline Fracture – A hairline fracture is the one where a thin crack appears on the bone, but it is not broken into fragments. The pain of a hairline fracture tends to intensify when the injured bone is strained. This restricts the amount of weight a person can put on the area around the hairline fracture.
Some common symptoms of a hairline fracture are tenderness, swelling and bruising.

Greenstick Fracture – A greenstick fracture is a fracture where the bone gets cracked and bent, but it does not break into separate pieces.

Single Fracture – A fracture where the bone breaks into two pieces at one place is known as a single fracture

Comminuted fracture – A fracture where the bone breaks into three or more pieces is known as a comminuted fracture.

Compression or Crush fracture – A fracture that occurs in the bones of the spine, often caused by osteoporosis, is known as a compression fracture.

Stress fracture – A stress fracture is common in athletes, and the bone breaks due to repeated stress and strains. Stress fractures are essentially tiny cracks in a bone caused by a repetitive force. Conditions like osteoporosis also can also cause stress fractures due to the weakening of the bones.

Transverse Fracture – When the line of the fracture line is perpendicular to the shaft of bone, it is known as a transverse fracture.

Longitudinal Fracture – A fracture where the bone breaks along its length is known as a longitudinal fracture

Oblique Fracture – An oblique fracture is a slanted break that occurs diagonally along the long axis of the bone.

Symptoms of a Fracture

Fractures are painful, and they usually come with swelling around the site where the bone is broken.
The main symptoms of a fracture include:

  • intense pain and swelling at the site of the fractured bone.
  • worsening of pain upon touching and moving the injured area.
  • redness and bruising at the injured site.
  • inability to move the affected area.
  • inability to put weight on the affected area.
  • bleeding in a case of an open fracture.
  • dizziness, nausea, paleness in case of a long bone fracture.

How do fractures heal?

A broken bone starts repairing soon after a fracture. Immediately after a fracture, a blood clot (hematoma) forms around the broken bone. It acts as a temporary plug that fills the gap between the broken ends of the bone. Inside this clot, phagocytes (cells that protect the body) begin to clean the bone fragments and kill any germs that may have entered from the point of the bone breakage. This is followed by a proliferation of the chondroblast and fibroblast cells that transform the hematoma into a fibrocartilaginous tissue known as a soft callus. The soft-callus stage of the healing tissue lasts from the fourth day of the fracture to approximately three weeks. In the next step of the healing process, osteoblast cells begin to increase and create new bone cells that convert the soft callus into a hard bone callus. This stage of hard callus formation starts around weeks after the fracture and lasts for 6 – 12 weeks.
Following this, the process of bone remodeling begins, and the osteoclast cells break and absorb the extra bone. The bone remodeling process is long and can vary from 3 years to 9 years duration.

Heal Broken Bones Fast with Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicines for fracture help in the formation of healthy callus, and they also boost the activity of proliferation of the osteoblast cells (bone forming cells). Certain medicines also help speed up the process of laying a new bone. These medicines are made of natural substances and can treat fractures effectively, without any side effects. These are usually used once the broken bone has been set in proper alignment. They then work to optimize the natural healing process of the body for a quicker, stronger bone healing.
Some of the best homeopathic medicines for fractures include Symphutum Officinale, Arnica Montana, Calcarea Phos, Silicea and Calendula Officinalis. These are natural remedies for the pain of broken bones.
Homeopathic remedies for fracture help in reducing the pain and swelling at the site of the fracture. In fractures where there is slow bone healing, homeopathic remedies like a dosage of Symphytum works well.

Homeopathic Medicine for Fractures

Symphytum Officinale – Top Homeopathic First Aid Remedy for Fractures

One of the best homeopathic medicine for fractures is Symphytum Officinale. Also known as knit-bone, it is widely recommended as the first line of treatment of fractures. Symphytum Officinale is a natural and highly effective homeopathic medicine that boosts the activity of fibroblasts cells and helps in healing the fractured bone. It also helps with the production of callous and treats irritability and pricking pains at the point of the fracture site. It is also a suitable homeopathic medicine for hairline fractures.
Symphytum is a healing herb that is used in different potencies to help accelerate the healing of a broken bone. As a natural substance, it causes no side-effects and is used to treat fractures that cause immense pain.

Homeopathic Medicine for Fractures where there is Excessive Pain

Arnica Montana is a homeopathic medicine for fractures which cause immense swelling and pain at the site of the fracture. The affected site is sore to touch and bruised. Fractures that occur from a fall or those caused as a result of an injury by a blunt instrument are treated with Arnica. This medicine is also used to treat old bone injuries.

Homeopathic Medicine for Fractures that Heal Slowly

Calcarea Phos is a homeopathic medicine for fractures that are slow to heal. It is used to treat remote fractures and helps hasten the bone repair process in cases where the bone has not joined for a long time. Calcarea Phos provides calcium and phosphate, two elements required for quick union of the bone. It also promotes the formation of callus.

Homeopathic Medicine for Fractures of Brittle Bones

Silicea is a homeopathic medicine for fractures of brittle bones that get fractured often. Silicea strengthens weak bones and prevents them from getting fractured frequently. It is commonly used to treat and manage osteoporosis and other bone problems such as caries, necrosis, and exostosis.

Homeopathic Medicine for Fractures: Compound and Suppurating

Calendula Officinalis is a homeopathic medicine for fractures where the skin covering the fractured site becomes raw, red and inflamed. There may be a copious discharge of pus along with stinging pains. This medicine is used to treat compound fractures (where the broken bone pierces the skin) and also to prevent gangrene.

Tips to Manage a Healing Fracture

Broken bones tend to take a long time to heal, and homeopathic treatment for fracture can help speed up the healing process. Some precautions that should be taken to help heal a fracture quickly include:

  • Avoiding direct heat on the site of the fracture for pain relief till the cast has been set properly.
  • Managing everyday movements carefully to prevent further injury. For example, crutches should be used carefully.
  • The broken limb should not be moved too much, and adequate rest should be taken.
  • Lifting heavy objects or driving should be avoided till the fracture has healed completely.
  • Usually, the skin under a cast gets itchy, and it is a very common tendency to poke blunt objects inside it for relief. This should be prevented, as it can accidentally cause damage.
  • The cast should not be allowed to get wet, as a damp cast tends to soften and does not provide adequate support. Damp plaster can also irritate the skin. While bathing or showering, the area can be kept watertight by wrapping the limb in a plastic bag.
  • In case of swelling, loss of movement in toes or fingers, blueness, feeling of pins and needles, or increased pain, a doctor should be consulted.

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Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Treating Bedwetting in Children

Homeopathy for Bedwetting

   No matter when or how often it happens, bedwetting causes great distress and embarrassment. It is important to understand that occasional bedwetting is a normal happening in the growing up process, and that medical treatment is available for children who have it too often. Though nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting) tends to work itself out over a period of  time (15 per cent a year do grow out of it), the modern consensus among physicians is that leaving chronic bedwetting untreated chips away at a child’s self-esteem and negatively affects social development.

What Causes Bedwetting?

Experts do not know what causes bedwetting. Most cases probably result from a mix of factors, including slower physical development, an overproduction of urine at night, a lack of ability to recognise bladder filling when asleep, and, in some cases, anxiety. For many, there is a strong family history of bedwetting, suggesting an inherited factor. Certain inherited genes appear to contribute to incontinence. Danish researchers have found a site on human chromosome 13 that is responsible, at least in part, for night-time wetting. If both parents were bedwetters, a child has an 80 per cent chance of being a bedwetter.

There are a variety of emotional reasons for bedwetting. For example, when a young child begins bedwetting after several months or years of dryness during the night, this may reflect new fears of insecurity. This may follow changes or events, which make the child feel insecure: moving to a new environment, losing a family member or loved one, or especially the arrival of a new baby or child in the home. Sometimes bedwetting occurs after a period of dryness because the child?s original toilet training was too stressful.

    Causes and Risk Factors of Bedwetting

Although a majority of times there is no major detectable cause behind bedwetting, Certain medical conditions can lead to the development of nocturnal enuresis

  1. Hormonal Imbalance: A hormonal imbalance during childhood means that some children are unable to produce enough anti-diuretic hormone (ADH), which helps slow down the production of urine.
  2. Small bladder: In some children, the urinary bladder is not developed enough, so the child is unable to hold urine at night.3
  3. Not recognizing a full bladder: In some children, the nerves that control the urinary bladder mature at a slower rate. This means that the child is not able to recognize that the bladder is full, especially in the case of deep-sleepers.
  4. Urinary tract infection: A urinary tract infection makes it difficult for a child to control urination, and bedwetting, frequent urination, pain during urination and reddish-pink urine are symptoms of a UTI.
  5. Sleep Apnea: In some cases, bedwetting is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea. The latter is a condition in which a person’s breathing gets interrupted during sleep. This happens due to inflamed or enlarged adenoids or tonsils. Snoring and daytime drowsiness are other symptoms of sleep apnea.
  6. Diabetes: Bedwetting can be the first sign of diabetes in a child who is not a regular bedwetter. Other signs of diabetes can include passing large amounts of urine at once, increased thirst, fatigue, and weight loss in spite of a good appetite.
  7. Constipation: It is a similar set of muscles that control the elimination of both urination and stools. In case of chronic constipation, these muscles can become dysfunctional and lead to bedwetting.

In some rare cases, a child may have a structural abnormality in the urinary tract system or the nervous system. This abnormality can be a cause behind bedwetting.

Risk Factors 

  1. Bedwetting is twice as common in males as compared to females, although it can affect anyone. Some risk factors associated with bedwetting include:
  2. Anxiety and Stress: Bedwetting can sometimes be triggered due to a stressful event like a new sibling, moving places, starting a new school, being away from home, being away from parents, etc.
  3. Heredity: Genetics also play a role in passing on this condition from parent to child. If one or both the parents had problems with bedwetting as children, chances of their offspring having the same problem are high.
  4. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): Children who are diagnosed with ADHD are more likely to be afflicted with bedwetting.

Diagnosing Bedwetting

A physician can recommend certain tests (depending on the symptoms) to identify any underlying medical causes of bedwetting, such as:

  1. Urine Tests: A urine test can help look for signs of a urinary tract infection, diabetes or other issues.
  2. Physical exam: The physician may inquire about regular habits like diet and fluid intake, family history of the disease, bladder habits, bowel movements and other symptoms associated with bedwetting.
  3. X-rays or other Imaging Tests: These tests help take a look at the kidneys and the bladder to analyze any problems with the urinary tract.

How Effective is Homeopathy for Bedwetting

Bedwetting can be treated to a large extent with the help of natural homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting work by targeting the underlying cause behind the problem. Homeopathic medicines for bedwetting are highly individualised and are prescribed according to the symptoms. The top homeopathic medicines for bedwetting include Equisetum, Causticum, Kreosote, Cina and Benzoic Acid.

Homeopathic Medicines for Bedwetting

Equisetum – Homeopathic Medicine for Bedwetting In Children Without Any Cause

Equisetum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bedwetting where the child has developed a habit of wetting the bed at night during sleep. There is usually no cause behind it. This medicine is also recommended in cases where the child has nightmares and frightful dreams with bedwetting. I use this as my first line of treatment for bedwetting and have found great great success with it .

Causticum and Sepia – Homeopathic Medicines for Bedwetting During First Part of Sleep

Causticum and Sepia are homeopathic medicines used to treat bedwetting in children who urinate in the first part of sleep, or as soon as they fall asleep.

Kreosote – Homeopathic Medicine for Bedwetting during Deep Sleep

Kreosote is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bedwetting where the child passes urine while in a deep sleep, and it is tough to waken the child. High frequency of urination during the day and presence of red or white sediments in the urine are other symptoms.

Benzoic Acid – Homeopathic Medicine for Bedwetting when Urine Smells Foul

Benzoic Acid is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bedwetting in cases where the urine has a foul, offensive smell. The urine also tends to leave brown stains on the bed sheet.

Cina – Homeopathic Medicine for Bedwetting Related to Worms

Cina is a homeopathic medicine used to treat bedwetting related to worms. Grinding of teeth during sleep, shrieking, crying or being scared during sleep, an irritable or obstinate behavior, rubbing of nostrils are some other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

Managing Bedwetting in Children

In most cases, children outgrow problems of bedwetting with age. If it is a recurring problem in an older child, a physician can help diagnose the underlying cause and discuss the treatment options. If the child is not particularly bothered by the problem of bedwetting, small lifestyle changes like limiting the amount of fluid intake after evening, avoiding caffeine, practicing better toilet habits, etc. can go a long way in managing the problem.

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5 Natural Homeopathic Teething Remedies for Baby (That Really Help!)

Most parents get alarmed when their sweet, charming baby suddenly can’t stop crying, and needs to be carried around all the time. This usually happens when the toddler is about 6 months old, and can be a  classic symptom of teething. Teething refers to the process of eruption of a baby’s milk teeth through the gums. The time of teething varies from child to child, but it usually starts between 6 months to 12 months of age. In some children, the teething process can begin as early as three months of age. Once teething begins, the first teeth to appear are two middle teeth in the lower jaw, followed by two middle teeth in the upper jaw and finally, teeth on the sides and back. Some teeth cause more discomfort as compared to the others when they erupt. For example, molars take up more surface area and do not erupt as easily as smaller teeth, causing prolonged discomfort. In most children, all twenty milk teeth appear by the age of two to three years. Teething for most toddlers is a painful experience and is a good explanation for a baby’s changed behavior and minor illness. A homeopathic teething remedy includes medicines that ease the symptoms like irritability and swelling in teething toddlers.

Problems while Teething

In some children, the teething process is smooth, with no pain, discomfort or complaint. For some children, however, teething can be difficult and cause symptoms like:

  • excessive drooling of saliva (it may cause a mild rash around the mouth)
  • excessive chewing of things
  • putting fingers in the mouth
  • irritability, crying, fretfulness, cranky behavior, restlessness
  • sleeplessness at night
  • swollen, sore, red, tender gums
  • formation of fluid-filled blister around the erupting tooth
  • decreased intake of feed
  • fever and diarrhea

Diarrhea and Teething

It is a common misconception that teething causes diarrhea. Teething does not cause diarrhea, it is in fact caused due to an infection of the gastrointestinal tract. This is because children during teething tend to chew on different objects to ease the discomfort, and can easily catch an infection from an unclean object. Teething also occurs around the time when a child is being weaned off the mother’s milk. An introduction of new food can also cause a change in the gut bacteria in the child’s system and cause diarrhea. Teething does not cause diarrhea, rather, it is the introduction of a pathogen in the child’s gut that leads to disturbed bowel movements. Children pick up bacteria from different sources as they look for things to chew on to relieve the symptoms of teething (like sore, painful gums). Mild fever during teething is normal, but high fevers are not. A very high fever or diarrhea during teething are completely unrelated to the process of the child’s teeth erupting. Frequent diarrhea during teething can cause dehydration, so care must be taken to ensure that the baby gets enough clear fluids, milk and water to stay hydrated.

Homeopathic Teething Remedy

Homeopathic medicines are a safe and effective method to manage pediatric complaints like teething. Homeopathic medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances and are very safe to use, even on toddlers. They have no side effects and help treat the symptoms of teething very gently and effectively. Homeopathic medicines for teething are selected according to the individual symptoms shown by the child. For example, some children become cranky, irritable and stubborn while they are teething, while others may become clingy and keep weeping. Some children are particularly irritable at night. Keeping in mind the various symptoms, homeopathic medicines are selected on a case-to-case basis. The top homeopathic medicines to ease the discomfort during teething include  Chamomilla, Cina, Merc Sol, Podophyllum Peltatum and Calcarea Phos.

Homeopathic Medicines for Teething

Chamomilla – The Real Tooth fairy

Chamomilla (chamomile) has probably introduced more parents to homeopathy than any other Homoeopathic medicine. Though it is not the only medicine that homeopaths prescribe to treat teething, it is so commonly used that it is generally recommended unless the infant’s symptoms clearly indicate the need for a different medicine.

The most common symptoms of infants who need Chamomilla are inflamed gums, drooling (excessive saliva oozing from the mouth), and a desire to keep fingers in the mouth. Commonly, one cheek is hot and red while the other is pale and dentition diarrhea which is often green.

The infants are hyper-irirritable and may scream and hit. The only relief they experience, comes when they are being carried about or gently rocked. Chamomilla 30 c given three times a day during the acute phase should work as someone has described it as “a real tooth fairy”.

Cina – Homeopathic Medicines for Teething to manage Irritability

Cina is a homeopathic teething remedy used to manage irritability in children who are teething. The child may also weep, scream, bite and strike others, or ask to be carried all the time. Extreme crankiness and stubbornness along with restlessness during sleep are some other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

Merc Sol – Homeopathic Medicines for Teething with Swollen Gums

Merc Sol is a homeopathic teething remedy that is used in cases where the gums become swollen and tender, and there is excessive drooling during teething. The gums appear red, swollen and are painful to touch. Excessive drooling, while sleeping and a foul-smell from the child’s mouth is also present. This medicine is effective in soothing a teething baby at night when the child is restlessness and cranky.

Podophyllum Peltatum – Homeopathic Medicine for Teething with Diarrhea

Podophyllum Peltatum is a homeopathic teething remedy where the teething baby has a watery, gushing stool that is yellowish–greenish and foul-smelling. Mucus may also be present in the stool along with fetid flatus.

Does Calcarea Phos ease out teething ? Should it be given during dentition ?

We have raised two daughter and have never given them Calcarea phos. Yet ,Both of them never had any problem during dentition. Please Note that this is the most abused medicine in Homeopathy . It’s wide use in ‘easing dentition’ is one of the biggest abuse of homeopathy .It should be used judiciously and is mainly indicated where the teething process is delayed.

Tips to Soothe a Teething Baby

Teething children tend  to be irritable and clingy, and there are some home remedies for teething toddlers that can help soothe the swollen gums:

  • Rubbing the baby’s gums – With a clean finger, or a slightly wet piece of gauze, gently rub the baby’s gums. Use a gentle pressure to ease discomfort.
  • Use a cold compress: A cold compress in the form of a cold, wet cloth, a chilled spoon or a teething ring can help ease the swelling and soreness in teething  gums.
  • Chewing upon hard foods: If the teething baby is old enough to handle solid foods, a solid food item like peeled carrot or cucumber can help provide relief. The child can gnaw on the food. Care must be taken to ensure that the child does not choke on any small bits that get chewed off.

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