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Homeopathic Treatment for Vestibular Neuritis

What is Vestibular Neuritis?

Vestibular neuritis is an inner ear disorder in which a person feels vertigo (feeling as if a person himself or the environment is moving), dizziness, and balance issues. It arises from the inflammation of the vestibular nerve (a nerve in the ear which is responsible for sending information from the inner ear to the brain about balance). In case this nerve is inflamed, then the transmitting of this information is interrupted, which results in dizziness and disorientation.

What is the reason behind it?

Most of the time, it results from a viral infection. The viral infections that can lead to it mainly include chickenpox, mumps, measles, herpes zoster, influenza, rubella, and mononucleosis. It can also result from a bacteriaal infection, but its chances to cause it are very rare.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of it majorly include vertigo, dizziness, and balance difficulties. Other symptoms that tend to appear with it are nausea, vomiting, and difficulty in concentration.

Homeopathic Treatment for Vestibular Neuritis

Homeopathic medicines are very helpful in treating cases of vestibular neuritis. These medicines are useful to reduce the inflammation of the vestibular nerve and relieve its symptoms. The symptoms that can be managed quite effectively with these medicines include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and balance difficulties. These medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances and hence are very safe to use without any sort of side effects. The top-grade homeopathic medicines indicated symptomatically to treat vestibular neuritis includes Conium, Gelsemium, Cocculus Indicus, Petroleum, Natrum Mur, Belladonna, Phosphorus, and Silicea.

Homeopathic Medicines for Vestibular Neuritis

1. Conium – Top listed to manage vertigo

Homeopathic medicine Conium is prepared from a plant named Conium Maculatum. Fresh plant when in flower is used to make homeopathic preparation. The natural order of this plant is Umbelliferae. It is highly effective for managing vertigo. Persons needing it feels as if everything is turning in a circle. They usually complain of worsening of vertigo when they turn the head. In order to prevent it, they desire to keep the head perfectly still. Sometimes they also feel vertigo comes on while they stoop. Apart from this, they may feel vertigo when rising from a seat and also when walking. Along with vertigo, they have a tendency to fall also.

2. Gelsemium – To manage dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance

Gelsemium is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from bark of the root of a plant named as Gelsemium Sempervirens. This plant is commonly known by the name of yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to the family Loganiaceae. It is very useful to manage dizziness, vertigo, and loss of balance. The persons needing it feels that vertigo arise when they suddenly do any of the head movement. Along with this, they feel heaviness in the head. They also have issues of imbalance while walking with fear of falling.

3. Cocculus Indicus – To relieve nausea, vomiting attending vertigo

Homeopathic medicine Cocculus Indicus is prepared from powdered seeds of a plant known as Indian Cockle. It belongs to family Menispermaceae. Cocculus Indicus is helpful in relieving nausea, vomiting attending vertigo attacks. Persons needing it feel vertigo on rising from lying position. They feel objects revolving around them. They fear to fall during vertigo episodes. Their face and head feel hot during vertigo. They also feel pressure in the forehead. Sometimes they fall down with vertigo.

4. Petroleum – To manage nausea with vertigo

Petroleum is another well-indicated medicine for managing nausea with vertigo. It is used when vertigo is worse on stooping, standing, and rising from lying position. There appears whirling sensation in the head. Lying relieves vertigo. With vertigo, there is fear of falling forward. Nausea and vomiting is present above. Face gets pale with this.

5. Natrum Mur – For vertigo, nausea, and vomiting

Like the above two medicines, Natrum Mur is also indicated to manage a complaint of vertigo with nausea and vomiting. Persons needing it feels as if they are turning in a circle. They complain of an increase in vertigo on looking upwards and when rising from a seat or from a lying position. They somewhat feel better by walking in the open air.

6. Belladonna – For managing vertigo

Homeopathic medicine Belladonna is prepared from deadly plant nightshade. The family of this plant is Solanaceae. It is also given to relieve vertigo episodes. Persons needing it feels as if surrounding objects are turning in a circle. They feel vertigo gets worse from any of the body movements. They also feel vertigo appears while walking, stooping when rising after stooping, lying, turning in bed, and from any change of position.

7. Phosphorus – For vertigo and balance issues

Phosphorus is valuable for managing vertigo and balance issues. It is used in persons who get vertigo on head movement, mainly when they looking up and down. Along with this, there is difficulty in maintaining balance while walking. Sometimes they get nausea after vertigo. In many persons falling with vertigo is there.

8. Silicea – For vertigo with the sensation of falling down

Silicea is the next very significant medicine used for managing vertigo where persons feel as if they would fall down either in a forward or backward direction. In them, vertigo usually gets worse from motion. Sometimes they get vertigo from looking upwards. In many persons needing it, nausea is complained along with vertigo attacks.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Tenosynovitis

What is Tenosynovitis?

Tenosynovitis refers to inflammation of the sheath (synovium) that is present around the tendon. Tendon is a cord of fibrous tissue that joins the muscles to the bones. The tendons are covered with a sheath called synovium, which produces synovial fluid to keep tendons lubricated. This sheath is inflamed in cases of tenosynovitis.

What are the causes behind it?

It mainly results from an injury to the tendon, overuse, strains, lifting very heavyweight, and Infection arising from a cut in the tendon and diseases that lead to inflammation & wear and tear of joint and surrounding tendons like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and reactive arthritis. People who are prone to repetitive stress on the tendons as while jumping, running, lifting heavy loads, excessive typing on the computer, and those grasping tools like carpenters, painters, dentists are at risk of developing this condition. In many cases, the cause behind it can’t be ruled out.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms mainly include pain around the affected joint, stiffness of joint, tenderness of joints, and also difficulty with the joint movement. The joint is also swollen, and skin over it is red. Although any of the tendons can be affected by it, the most commonly affected tendons are those in the wrist, hands, ankle, and feet.

Homeopathic Treatment for Tenosynovitis

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating tenosynovitis. These medicines are of natural origin, hence treats this condition in a very safe manner without any side effects. This inflammation arising from various reasons including injury to the tendon, overuse, strains, lifting heavyweight and inflammation, and wear and tear of the joint and surrounding tendons from arthritis can be treated wonderfully with homeopathic medicines. These medicines bring an excellent recovery in these cases by working to treat the root cause behind it. These medicines help to bring down the inflammation of the tendon sheath and also relieve the associated symptoms of it like pain, swelling, stiffness, and tenderness around the joint. The top-grade homeopathic medicines to treat tenosynovitis are Rhus Tox, Arnica, Ruta, Bryonia, Apis Mellifica, Actaea Spicata, and Ledum Pal.

Homeopathic Medicines for Tenosynovitis

1. Rhus Tox – Leading medicine

Rhus Tox tops the list of medicines used in homeopathy for treating cases of tenosynovitis. Rhus Tox is prepared from fresh leaves of a plant completely named as Rhus Toxicodendron. This plant belongs to family Anacardiaceae. Rhus Tox is very beneficial when inflammation of tendon sheath arise from an injury to the tendon, overuse, strains, repetitive stress on tendons, lifting very heavy objects, and inflammation and wear and tear of joint and tendons from arthritis (joint inflammation). Persons were needing it to have pain in the affected joint along with swelling and marked stiffness. Redness and heat in the joints is also there. Cracking sound from joints on stretching is also present. They mostly complain of worsening of pain when they are at rest and relief on moving the affected joint. They may also have to worsen joint pain in cold weather.

2. Arnica – For inflamed tendon sheath from injury

Homeopathic medicine Arnica is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana, which is commonly known by the name leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family Compositae. Arnica is well indicated for cases that arise from injuries. Persons who need this medicine have marked pain and swelling in the joint. Pain is a sore and bruised type. The joints are also very tender, and they have a great fear of touching the joint. Sometimes they also feel a prickling sensation in joints.

3. Ruta – When inflammation arise from injuries and strains

Homeopathic medicine Ruta is prepared from a fresh plant named Ruta Graveolens, commonly known as garden rue or bitterwort. This plant belongs to the family Rutaceae. Ruta is valuable when this condition arises from injuries and strains (overstretching or tearing of tendons). There is soreness and aching in the affected joint in cases requiring Ruta. The pain is attended with swelling of the joints. In cases where the wrist is affected, it is given for shooting pain along with stiffness in the wrist.

4. Bryonia – For joint pain worsening from motion

Homeopathic medicine Bryonia is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia alba is commonly known as wild hops and also white bryony. This plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is used when pain in the affected joint gets worse from motion and relieved from rest. The pain, in most cases, is sharp, stitching, or tearing in nature. Warmth may relieve the pain. Along with the painful joint is also swollen and red.

5. Apis Mellifica – For reducing joint swelling

Apis Mellifica is a very beneficial medicine to reduce swelling in the affected joint. Persons needing it also have pain in joint along with swelling. The pain is majorly burning, stinging in nature where Apis is needed. The joint is also intensely red, inflamed, and sensitive to touch. Heat is present in the affected joint, along with the above symptoms.

6. Actaea Spicata – For pain and swelling in small joint

Homeopathic medicine Actaea Spicata is prepared from the root of a plant known as baneberry or herb Christopher. This plant belongs to family Ranunculaceae. Actaea Spicata is a very useful medicine when small joints, including wrist, hand, and ankle, are painful and swollen. Pain is drawing or tearing type. The pain most times get worse from motion and touch. All these parts are also swollen. The swelling arises from slight fatigue or walking.

7. Ledum Pal – When feet and ankle is affected

Homeopathic medicine Ledum Pal is prepared from plant Ledum Palustre commonly known as wild rosemary, marsh cistus, or marsh tea. This plant belongs to the family Ericaceae. Ledum Pal is an excellent medicine when feet and ankle are involved in this condition. It is used when there is pain and swelling in the feet and ankle. A burning sensation is also felt. Stiffness is also present in the feet and ankles. Warmth tends to worsen the pain while cold application relieves the pain in cases needing Ledum Pal.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Allergic cough

What is an allergic cough and the reason behind it?

Allergic cough is the one caused by the hypersensitive reaction of the immune system to an allergen. Allergen is a substance that tends to trigger an allergic response specifically in those persons who are sensitive to it and doesn’t have any effect on any other person. In the case of allergies, the body reacts to the allergens by activating mast cells. These cells release histamine, which causes allergy symptoms, including cough. A cough caused by an allergy usually lasts from days to months. It begins as soon as the person gets exposed to allergens and remain till exposure to allergens continue. It can be attended with a runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, itchy throat, and sore throat. Fever doesn’t appear in an allergic cough. The appearance of fever is indicative that cough is due to some infection and not allergies.

What are the trigger factors?

It can be triggered by many allergens, out of which main are dust, pollens, pet danders, and mold. Apart from this cigarette smoke, air pollution and chemical fumes also can trigger it. These allergens tend to cause irritation and swelling of the airways resulting in cough. People have suffered from this complaint during some specific seasons or in some environments. It tends to run in families.

Homeopathic Treatment for Allergic cough

Homeopathic medicines offer very safe and effective treatment for the cases of allergic cough. They treat it by moderating the overactive immune system and gives excellent results. Homeopathic medicines for this are of natural origin, thus treat it in a very safe manner without any side effects. Among various medicines to treat allergic cough, the top grade medicines are Arsenic Album, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Drosera, Bryonia, Spongia, Rumex, and Ipecac.

Homeopathic Medicines for Allergic cough

1. Arsenic Album – Leading medicine

Arsenic Album is very beneficial for treating an allergic cough with runny nose and sneezing. The cough for using this medicine is usually deep, dry in nature. This is attended with difficulty in breathing. In many cases whistling sound from the chest is present. Sometimes expectoration of frothy mucus or yellow mucus is present. The symptoms most times get worse at night time. Along with the above symptoms, great anxiety and restlessness also appear.

2. Belladonna – When sore throat attends

Homeopathic medicine Belladonna is prepared from a plant named deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to natural order Solanaceae.
Belladonna is a well indicated when sore throat attends cough. A person needing it has pain, soreness, and rawness in the throat. Irritation, dryness, roughness, and scratching in the throat is also marked in them. They have a short, dry cough that continues day and night. There is sensation as if something is stuck inside the throat. A tickling and burning sensation is also felt in the throat. Along with the above headache also appears in them.

3. Natrum Mur – For nasal allergy with it

Natrum Mur is a very effective medicine when nasal allergy appears with the cough. Persons needing it have a watery discharge from nose that alternate with dryness. Along with this, they have intense sneezing. Watering from eyes is also present among them. With this, they have a cough arising from tickling in throat. They have white mucus expectoration. They may have pain in the throat and head while coughing.

4. Drosera – For dry, irritative cough

Homeopathic medicine Drosera is prepared from a plant named Drosera rotundifolia, commonly known as round-leaved sundew. This plant belongs to family Droseraceae. It is very useful when the cough is dry, irritative in nature. Along with this tickling, roughness and scraping sensation in the fauces is felt. The person also has difficulty in breathing with coughing. Most people needing Drosera has worsening of condition from warmth, lying down, and drinking.

5. Bryonia – for managing pain in chest and head

Homeopathic medicine Bryonia is prepared from the root of plant Bryonia Alba, commonly known as wild hops. This plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Bryonia is very beneficial to relieve pain in chest and head appearing while coughing. The cough is dry and gets worse after eating and drinking. Sometimes vomiting appears with it. Scratching in the throat and difficulty in breathing is also present. While in some cases bloody, brick dust coloured expectoration arises.

6. Spongia – For absolutely dry cough

Spongia gives excellent results when the cough is absolutely dry. With this tickling in the throat is there. There is no expectoration at all. The whole of the respiratory tract feels dry. Warm drinks may offer relief. Along with this, wheezing in the chest is present. Chest feels heavy sometimes with pain. Burning sensation in the chest is also felt. Other than this, suffocation is experienced by the person.

7. Rumex – For cough arising from tickling in throat pit

Homeopathic medicine Rumex is prepared from the fresh root of a plant named Rumex Crispus, commonly known as yellow dock. This plant belongs to the family Polygonaceae. Rumex is given when cough arises from tickling sensation in the throat pit. It is severe and almost constant. It tends to worsen from talking and inhaling cold air. There appears a sensation of the feather in the throat. Along with this, scanty expectoration arises with difficulty.

8. Ipecac – When cough ends in vomiting

Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of a plant Ipecacuanha. This plant belongs to family Rubiaceae. A person needing it has a spasmodic cough that ends in vomiting. It mostly worsens from eating. Along with this, mucus rattling in the chest is there. The chest feels tight, along with suffocation.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Ozaena

What is Ozaena, and the reasons behind it?

Ozaena, also known as atrophic rhinitis, refers to the chronic inflammatory disease of the nasal cavity in which the nasal mucosa and the underlying bone gets atrophied i.e., waste away and shrinks. The exact reason behind ozaena is not apparent yet. But few risk factors predispose a person to develop ozaena. These risk factors include a family history of ozaena indicating a genetic basis, infections (mainly Klebsiella ozaena, proteus, and E.coli), nutritional deficiencies, endocrine conditions, and autoimmune conditions. In many cases, it can also occur after sinus surgery, nasal trauma, deviated nasal septum, and diseases, including T.B. (tuberculosis) and syphilis.

What are the Symptoms?

The main symptoms include nasal blockage, crusts inside the nose that are mostly green in color, bleeding on detaching these crusts, foul smell from these crusts, and also foul smell from the mouth. Apart from these, other symptoms are nasal discharge, loss of smell, or decrease of smell, headache, and sore throat.

Homeopathic Treatment for Ozaena

Homeopathic medicines offer great help to manage the symptoms of ozaena. Although the destruction that has already taken place in the nasal mucosa and underlying bone in these cases can’t be reversed with homeopathic medicines. But they definitely are very useful in managing the symptoms. The symptoms of this condition that are effectively managed with homeopathic medicines are nasal blockage, crusts inside the nose, bleeding from coats, foul smell from nose and mouth loss/decrease of smell, or decreased smell, headache, and sore throat. The top-grade homeopathic medicines for symptomatic treatment of ozaena are Kali Bichrome, Merc Sol, Pulsatilla, Lemna Minor, and Calcarea Carb.

Homeopathic Medicines for Ozaena

1. Kali Bichrome – Top grade medicine

Kali Bichrome is an effective medicine when there is chronic inflammation of nasal mucosa along with its destruction. Persons needing it have dry, hard crusts in the nostrils. These crusts are often green in color. They discharge blood when detached. The coatings have an offensive smell. A person also feels the stoppage of the nose from the crusts. Itching in nostrils is also contacted by them. Another attending complaint is swelling and burning sensation in the nostrils. Pain at the root of the nose, loss of smell, and headache are other symptoms that are often complained by the person with the above indications.

2. Merc Sol – To manage to bleed from nasal crusts

Merc Sol is a very beneficial medicine to control bleeding from nasal crusts. A person who requires it has coated in the nose. When these crusts are detached, there appears bleeding. Their nostrils are red, raw, and they feel pain in the nose on touching it. Itching in the nostrils is also felt by them. They also have a complaint of fetid smell in the nose. Offensive odor from the mouth and sore throat are also frequently present among them.

3. Pulsatilla – To manage the loss of smell

Homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla is prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans, which is commonly known as windflower. This plant belongs to family Ranunculaceae. It is very helpful for cases where the loss of smell is a prominent symptom. People needed it present with a history of long-standing chronic nasal infections with thick, lumpy yellowish or greenish discharges. Presently they have a loss of smell. Another complaint they have is impressive pain at the root of the nose. They also feel swelling and soreness in the nostrils. Sometimes they have itching in the nose.

4. Lemna Minor – For extremely offensive discharge

Lemna Minor is prepared from a plant named as duckweed. This plant belongs to family Lemnaceae. It is given in cases where crusts and pus-like discharge from the nose with intensely offensive odor is present. Along with this is nose is blocked. Pain is also felt in the nose. Other than this, the nose feels dry, and in many cases, loss of smell is noted.

5. Calcarea Carb – To relieve stoppage of nostrils

Calcarea Carb is the next very useful medicine for cases with intense stoppage of the nose is present. Due to this, there appears difficulty in breathing. Along with this, there is thick yellow crusts in the nostrils. An offensive smell in the nose is also there. The nose is very sensitive to touch. Along with this, dryness is felt in the nose mostly at night time. In some cases, a headache is present. Swelling, prickling sensation and itching in the nose are other accompanying symptoms.

6. Hepar Sulph – For relieving pain in the nose on touching

Hepar Sulph is an excellent medicine relieve pain in the nose that appears on touching it. The nostrils are inflamed, swollen along with offensive scabs in the nose in such cases. Thick pus-like discharge from the nose, which is blood-tinged, appears in few cases. Another attending symptom is heat and burning sensation in the nostrils. Loss of smell is also present.

7. Silicea – For offensive nasal discharge

Silicea is also indicated for managing offensive nasal discharge. The discharge is like thick, tough mucus, or like pus. Persons who need it have also stoppage in nose and decrease of smell. Pain in nose most times extending to head is also prominent among them.

8. Aurum Met – For managing pain in nostrils

Aurum Met is yet another medicine to manage pain in nostrils. Fetid discharge from the nose, bleeding from the nose, and putrid smell in the nose are also there in cases needing it. Obstruction of the nose is also present. In addition to this, there is burning, smarting, and intense soreness in the nostrils.

9. Asafoetida – For halt further destruction of nasal bones

Asafoetida is well indicated for preventing further destruction of nasal bones. In cases needing it, there is offensive discharge from the nose. Pressure sensation in the nose is also there. Lastly, fullness in the head is felt with the above features.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Vestibular Migraine

What is vestibular migraine and the reason behind it?

A vestibular migraine refers to vertigo episodes in persons having a history of migraine ( one-sided headache most times attended with nausea, vomiting). A person having it feels as if he is revolving or the surrounding objects are revolving. Head movement worsens vertigo. It is different from migraines because it doesn’t involve a headache. The exact cause behind vestibular migraine is not known yet. But it is thought to arise when a vestibular system in the ear (that controls the body’s balance) is affected in a person having a history of migraine. It is thought to run in families. There are certain risk factors that can trigger it. These factors include sleep loss, food like MSG (monosodium glutamate), coffee, chocolate, caffeine, stress, anxiety, and weather changes.

What are its symptoms?

Spontaneous episodes of vertigo, dizziness is the major symptom of it. Other symptoms that may attend include the feeling of imbalance, motion sickness, nausea, and vomiting. In some cases, pressure feeling in head, noises in the ear (tinnitus), neck pain, and visual complaints (likes blurred vision, spots or flashes of light before eyes ), sensitivity to light and noise are present. The duration of an episode of vestibular migraines varies from few seconds to minutes and rarely for a day or two.

Homeopathic treatment for Vestibular Migraine

Vestibular migraine can be treated in an effective and natural way with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic medicines are highly useful to manage its symptoms, including vertigo, dizziness, visual complaints, noises in the ear (tinnitus), sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting, and fullness sensation in the head. The top-grade homeopathic medicine to treat this condition are Gelsemium, Conium, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Cocculus Indicus, Bryonia, Cyclamen and Phosphorus

Homeopathic Medicines for Vestibular Migraine

1. Gelsemium – Top grade medicine

Homeopathic medicine Gelsemium is prepared from bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens, commonly known as yellow jasmine. It belongs to family Loganiaceae.Persons needing this medicine complain of episodes of vertigo and dizziness. This complaint is worse by a sudden movement of the head. They also have a feeling of imbalance while walking. Another symptom frequently experienced by them is dimness or blurring of vision along with vertigo episodes.

2. Conium – For managing vertigo

Conium is effective in managing vertigo episodes. A person who needs it has vertigo with a feeling as if they are revolving in a circle. Their vertigo appears especially on turning the head, so they desire to keep their heads still. They also tend to fall sideways from vertigo. Along with vertigo, they feel black spots before eyes.

3. Belladonna – For cases with sensitivity to light and noise

Belladonna is prepared from a deadly plant nightshade. This plant belongs to family Solanaceae. Its use is indicated in cases that present with sensitivity to light and noise. Along with this vertigo, episodes are there with feeling as if all the surrounding objects are turning in a circle. A person requiring it also has pressure and heaviness sensation in the head. Noises in ear and dimness of vision are other symptoms frequently felt by them.

4. Natrum Mur – To manage vertigo and visual disturbance

Natrum Mur is considered in cases when a person has visual disturbance along with vertigo. Among the visual disturbance, the main is blurred vision. Next are black spots, streaks of light, or flickering before eyes. Vertigo appears among them with sensation as if they will fall down or faint.

5. Cocculus Indicus – To relieve nausea and vomiting.

Cocculus Indicus is prepared from powdered seeds of a plant named as Indian Cockle. This plant belongs to family Menispermaceae. It is useful to relieve nausea and vomiting in these cases. In such cases, vertigo is also there with sensation as if objects are moving up and down. It is mostly felt when rising from lying position. This is attended by a tendency to fall down. Along with this pressure is felt in the forehead. Sometimes ringing in ears is also felt. It is also considered in cases of vestibular migraine in persons who have a complaint of motion sickness (complaint of nausea, vomiting, and dizziness while travelling by car, train, boat, or airplane).

6. Bryonia – For relieving dizziness, vertigo

Homeopathic medicine Bryonia is prepared from the root of the plant named wild hops. This plant belongs to the family Cucurbitaceae. Persons needing Bryonia mainly have dizziness in the morning on rising from bed. They also complain of dizziness when rising from a seat and on stooping. The slightest motion also brings on vertigo attacks in them. Along with vertigo, they have heaviness in the head.

7. Cyclamen – To treat vertigo and dimness of vision

Homeopathic medicine Cyclamen is prepared from the root of a plant Cyclamen Europaeum, commonly named as Sow – bread. The family of this plant is Primulaceae. Like Natrum Mur, Cyclamen is also a valuable medicine to treat vertigo attacks that are attended with dimness of vision or impaired sight. Most people needing it have vertigo while walking and better by sitting. They feel objects are turning in the circle during vertigo episodes. Along with this, they feel fullness, congestion, and heated sensation in the head.

8. Phosphorus – For flashes of light before eyes

Phosphorus is a significant medicine for managing flashes of light before eyes. Along with this vertigo, episodes arise many times a day. Most of the time, vertigo attacks are triggered by looking up or down, on moving head, and from drinking coffee in cases requiring Phosphorus. Imbalance while walking is also present. Roaring noises in the ear is another accompanying complaint with above.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Loose Cough

Cough is a natural reflex by which the body clears the throat and airways from irritants (like dust, smoke, allergens), mucus, or any fluid. Loose cough refers to a cough in which mucus (phlegm) is produced. It may cause rattling sound in the chest or throat. A person may also feel congestion in the chest. It can be attended with other symptoms like difficulty in breathing, wheezing, pain in the chest, and fever, depending upon the cause.

What is the reason behind it?

It mostly arises due to infections with bacteria and viruses. Mucus is produced by the lining of the whole respiratory tract usually that keeps airways moist and acts as a protective barrier for irritants. In the case of infection, this mucus production increases than usual. It helps to trap the infection-causing organism, and with a cough, this excessive mucus expels out from mouth as phlegm. Loose cough can arise in bronchitis (I.e., inflammation of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (infection in lungs), bronchiectasis ( damage, thickening, and widening of the bronchi) and sometimes in asthma.

Homeopathic Treatment for Loose Cough

Loose cough can be treated effectively with natural homeopathic medicines. Both acute, as well as chronic, long-standing cases, are treatable with homeopathic medicines. These medicines treat the root cause behind it to bring excellent recovery. They help to bring relief in cough as well as attending symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, and wheezing in the chest. The top three homeopathic medicines for treating loose cough are Antimonium Tart, Arsenic Album, and Hepar Sulph.

Homeopathic Medicines for Loose Cough

1. Antimonium Tart – Top grade medicine

Antimonium Tart is useful for persons who have excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. They feel chest is congested and full of phlegm, but very little is expectorated. The expectoration is scanty, thick, white, or yellow in color. They have cough day and night. It worsens on lying down and compels them to sit up. Along with this, they have difficulty in breathing. Sometimes they also have chest pain while coughing.

2. Arsenic Album – To manage difficulty in breathing

Arsenic Album is a very beneficial medicine to control trouble in breathing, appearing with the cough. Along with this, expectoration of yellow, green, or frothy mucus is present. The expectoration is difficult. A person feels suffocated with this. Constricted sensation in the chest is also explored. Wheezing in the chest is prominent with the above symptoms.

3. Hepar Sulph – When cold air exposure worsens

Hepar Sulph is well indicated in people who have to worsen this condition from exposure to cold air. They have a cough with abundant thick, yellow expectoration. Breathing difficulty and whistling sounds in the chest are also there. Hepar Sulph is effective for this complaint arising in bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma.

4. Silicea – For yellow expectoration

Silicea is an ideal choice when a person has a yellow expectoration. The expectoration is thick, lumpy. It may also be pus-like with an offensive smell. Cough is there that gets worse from cold drinks and better from warm drinks. Chest pain of stitching nature is also felt with the above symptoms

5. Pulsatilla – For greenish expectoration

Pulsatilla is a natural medicine prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans, commonly known as windflower. This plant belongs to family Ranunculaceae. It is a very when greenish mucus is expectorated. The expectoration is copious. It may have a salty or sweetish taste. Cough is mostly worse in the morning in cases needing Pulsatilla. In many cases needing it, the condition gets worse in a warm room and better in the open air. Oppression or constriction of the chest sometimes accompanies these symptoms.

6. Natrum Mur – For white phlegm

Natrum Mur is helpful when white phlegm is expectorated. It has a salty taste. With this person complains of pain in throat and bursting pain in the head. Cutting and tearing pain in the chest during coughing is also complained. They often feel as if the condition worsens from exertion. Shortness of breath may also be felt by them.

7. Ipecac – When vomiting appears

Ipecac is well indicated when vomiting appears with a cough. Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of the plant named Ipecacuanha. This plant belongs to family Rubiaceae. Persons who require Ipecac have excessive mucus collection in the chest. They have intense retching and vomits the mucus with difficulty. Expectoration of mucus gives temporary relief to them. Along with the above, they feel tightness in chest and suffocation. Weakness is another symptom that attends.

8. Kali bichrome – For ropy, stringy mucus

Kali bichrome is suitable when thick, viscid, ropy mucus is expectorated that can be drawn in long strings. It has an offensive smell. With this, there is a cough that is constant and is very loud. There is the excessive rattling of mucus in the chest with whistling sounds.

9. Stannum Met – For extreme weakness

Stannum Met offers much help to persons who have an extreme weakness with the cough. They have deep, violent cough with frequent hawking from mucus felt in the chest. They feel it worsens from talking and laughing. Green coloured mucus is expectorated with this. It has a sweetish taste and a fetid smell. The expectoration is most copious in the morning time. A person also feels shortness of breath. Pain and oppression in the chest are other symptoms that accompany the above complaints.

10. Senega – For difficult expectoration

Homeopathic medicine Senega is prepared from the dried root of plant Senega Officinalis. This plant belongs to natural order Polygalaceae.
Senega is valuable to treat such cases with difficult expectoration. In cases needing it, there is loose, rattling cough with little expectoration. The person has to hawk a lot in order to expectorate the phlegm, which is yellow coloured and sometimes is bloodstained. Along with this, they have stitching pain in the chest while coughing and breathing. They also have sensitive and painful chest wall.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Dry Eczema

Eczema refers to a skin condition where the skin becomes inflamed, red, itchy with or without any discharge. In cases of dry eczema skin rash appears without any discharge. It is attended with itching. In some cases, scaliness on the skin appears. While in many cases skin gets thick sometimes with cracks. There are also chances of infection on affected skin after intense scratching. If infected there appear discharge from the infected areas which may be fluid or pus-like discharge. It is not a contagious condition and doesn’t spread from one person to another. The exact reason behind dry eczema is not known. However, it is thought to run in families. It is also linked to abnormal functions of the immune system. Environmental factors that are excessive exposure to the too hot or too cold environment is also considered a triggering factor for this condition.

Homeopathic Treatment for Dry Eczema

Homeopathic mode offers a very natural treatment for cases of dry eczema. Homeopathic medicines help to reduce the inflammation, redness, and thickness of the skin. They also aid in the healing of skin rash. They work effectively to heal cracks in the skin where present. Along with this, they help to manage skin itching. Persons who get an infection on the skin from excessive scratching are also benefited with these medicines. Homeopathic medicines to treat this condition are made from naturally occurring substances. Hence they treat it in a very safe manner without any side effects. The top-grade homeopathic medicines for treating it are Graphites, Apis Mellifica, Sulphur, Petroleum, Psorinum, Alumina, Arsenic Album, Natrum Mur and Fagopyrum.

Homeopathic Medicines for Dry Eczema

1. Graphites – Top listed medicine

Graphites are very effective in homeopathic medicine to treat cases of dry eczema. Persons needing it have red, inflamed spots on the skin which are very dry and sometimes it is attended with cracks. Excessive itching has also complained along with this. Few persons may develop open sores on the skin after scratching. After this, they may get infected. Graphites also help in such cases where a superadded infection has appeared after scratching the dry eczema patches. In such cases the key feature to use it is sticky, gluey discharges from the sores.

2. Apis Mellifica – For managing burning and stinging pain

Apis Mellifica is indicated to manage intense burning and stinging pain in the skin rashes. Cases requiring it has dry, red rashes on the skin. These rashes also itch violently. Itching feels like pricking on the skin. It is relieved by scratching. The skin area with rash also appears swollen. The rash is also sore, painful and sensitive to touch.

3. Sulphur – To relieve itching and burning

Sulphur offers great help to soothe the itching and burning sensation in the skin rash. The itching gets worse at night where Sulphur is indicated. After scratching there appears burning in the affected skin areas. Sometimes bleeding also arises from the dry skin areas after scratching. Few people also feel pain in the skin after scratching it. Other attending feature is formication (insect crawling) sensation on the skin. Rest of the features that may be present include prickling or stitching sensation on the skin.

4. Petroleum – To heal deep cracks on the skin

Petroleum is well indicated to heal deep cracks on the skin. The skin is also thickened and looks dirty along with cracks in cases needing it. Sometimes blood appears from the thick and cracked skin. The affected skin also feels sore and painful. It is also given where infection on skin has occurred with pus discharge. Next, it is considered in cases where thick scabs form on the affected skin after scratching and infection. Lastly, Petroleum is useful to treat dry, rough and cracked skin that gets worse in the winters.

5. Psorinum – For skin rash that worsens in cold weather

Psorinum is also a wonderful medicine when skin rash gets worse in cold weather. Persons needing it have dry, crusted eruptions mostly all over the body. Skin also appears cracked along with roughness in bends of the joints. There is severe itching in these eruptions. The person tends to scratch until the skin gets raw and bleed. Itching is worse at night that disturbs sleep.

6. Alumina – For managing intense itching

Alumina is another very beneficial medicine, like Sulphur to manage intense itching on skin. It is used when there are patches of dry, rough, cracked areas of skin with excessive itching. The itching gets worse when getting warm in bed. The itching is intolerable and the person scratches skin until it bleeds. Alumina helps to ease the itching and heal the eczema patches.

7. Arsenic Album – To relieve excessive burning

Arsenic Album offers great relief in excessive burning in a skin rash. In cases needing this medicine, there is dry, rough skin. The patches of skin affected with eczema feel like sand. Most times scales are present on dry skin areas. The peeling of the skin may also be there. The affected skin is also sensitive to touch. A person may feel intense anxiety and restlessness along with these skin symptoms.

8. Natrum Mur – For inflammation and dryness in bends of limbs

Natrum Mur is considered when there are inflammation and dryness in the bends of limbs. Itching and pricking are felt in these dry patches on the skin. The stinging sensation is also felt in some cases. Apart from above Natrum Mur is also well indicated to treat eczema that appears behind the ears and along the margins of the scalp.

9. Fagopyrum – For cases where itching relieves by cold bathing

Fagopyrum is prepared from a plant named Fagopyrum Esculentum commonly named as buckwheat. It belongs to family Polygonaceae. It proves beneficial when there are red, inflamed, dry areas on the skin along with itching and heat. Relief in itching is obtained by bathing in cold water. The itching gets worse from scratching. It also gets worse form touch in some of the cases.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Oral Thrush

What is oral thrush and the reason behind it?

Oral thrush is also known as oral candidiasis refers to an infection in the mouth with fungus named Candida Albicans. Candida is normally present in the mouth but doesn’t harm. Sometimes it can overgrow and lead to infection with symptoms. Although anyone can get this infection, babies and elderly people are at risk of it. Other people who have a risk of it are those having weak immunity (as in cancer, AIDS), having diabetes, have poor oral hygiene, who wear dentures, who do heavy smoking and those taking certain medicines like prednisone. This infection is usually mild but in very rare conditions it can spread to other body parts and cause serious problems especially in the people who have weakened the immune system.

What are the signs and symptoms?

The main sign of oral thrush is white or creamy/yellow lesions in the mouth. They tend to appear on the tongue, gums, inner cheeks, tonsils, and on the roof of the mouth. They may be raised in some cases. The lesions if rubbed sometimes can cause bleeding. In addition to this, there is redness, burning, and soreness in the mouth. The person may have difficulty in eating with the above symptoms. Other symptoms are cotton-like feeling in the mouth, a bad taste or loss of taste, redness, dryness in mouth and cracks at the corners of the mouth. In some people having a very weak immune system the infection may spread down into the food pipe (esophagus). In such cases, difficult/painful swallowing and sensation of food sticking in the throat or middle of the chest appear. Apart from above babies having it show difficulty with feeding and irritability.

Homeopathic Treatment for Oral Thrush

Homeopathic medicines are highly beneficial to treat this infection. Homeopathic medicines are of natural origin that boosts the self-healing mechanism of the body to fight with the fungal infection and eliminate it from the body. They help to heal the lesions and also offer help to relieve the associated symptoms. The top-grade homeopathic medicines to treat this are Borax, Merc Sol, Sulphuric Acid, Natrum Mur, Nitric Acid, Arum triphyllum, Nux Moschata, and Kali Mur.

Homeopathic Medicines for Oral Thrush

1. Borax – Top grade medicine

Borax leads the chart of homeopathic medicines to treat Oral thrush. Persons needing it have white fungal growths in the mouth. Along with this, they complain of heat and tenderness in the mouth. Their tongue also appears cracked. They feel a bitter taste in the mouth. Sometimes they complain of bleeding from the lesions on touching them. Borax is top listed medicine for a treat this fungal infection in children.

2. Merc Sol – For thick fur like coating in the mouth

Merc Sol is an effective medicine when there is thick fur like coating in the mouth, especially on the tongue. To this attend soreness, redness, and inflammation in the mouth. There is extreme difficulty in swallowing food too. Along with this, there is an intensely bad odor in the mouth. There is also a complaint of excessive salivation. The saliva is soapy and stringy. Another main attending symptom is a metallic taste in the mouth. The children needing this medicine have difficulty in nursing along with excessive crying.

3. Sulphuric Acid – for painful lesions

Sulphuric Acid is the next very beneficial homeopathic medicine when the lesions are painful. The lesions are present in the entire mouth for using Sulphuric Acid. They may either be white or yellow. It is accompanied by a sensation of dryness in the mouth. Bleeding from the fungal spots is also noted frequently in cases requiring Sulphuric Acid.

3. Natrum Mur – To manage burning sensation in the mouth

Natrum Mur is the next wonderful medicine to soothe intense burning sensation in the mouth. Persons needing it have lesions on the tongue, inner cheeks, and gums. The burning in the lesions gets worse when it is touched with food. The lesions are very sensitive even to liquids. Along with this, they feel dryness in the mouth, lips, and tongue.

4. Nitric Acid – For white or yellow fungal spots

Nitric Acid is an excellent medicine when the mouth has either white or yellowish fungal spots. These spots are mainly present within cheeks and on the edges of the tongue. Along with this, there is an intense stinging and burning sensation in the mouth. Sometimes there is pricking or splinter – like pain too. Dryness in the mouth is also felt with above.

5. Arum Triphyllum – To heal cracks at the corners of the mouth

Arum Triphyllum is prepared from Indian turnip that belongs to natural order Araceae. It is given in these cases to heal cracks at the corners of the mouth. With this rawness, inflammation and bleeding are also there in areas of fungal infection in the mouth. The burning sensation is there in the mouth. The mouth and lips are very dry with the above symptoms.

6. Nux Moschata – For cotton-like feeling in the mouth

Nux Moschata is a natural medicine prepared from the seeds of a plant commonly named as nutmeg. This plant belongs to family Myristicaceae. Nux Moschata is an important medicine when the person feels a cotton-like sensation in the mouth. They also have intense dryness in the mouth and tongue. Mouth gets so dry in them that tongue sticks to the roof of the mouth. Extreme thirst for water is present. Bad smell from mouth is also felt.

7. Kali Mur – To relieve the stinging, burning sensation in the mouth

Kali Mur is highly useful to manage stinging, burning sensation in the mouth. In cases needing it, the mouth is covered with white fungal spots. Along with this, the mouth is dry. There is a fetid smell from the mouth. Sour taste is felt in the mouth.

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Homeopathic Treatment for Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral DermatitisWhat is perioral dermatitis and the reasons behind it?

Perioral dermatitis refers to a rash that appears on the skin around the mouth. In some cases, the rash may even spread to the nose or eyes. The exact reason behind perioral dermatitis is still unknown. However, it is suggested that it can arise when from the use of certain products that irritate the skin in persons who have sensitive skin. These products can be cosmetic creams, makeup products, toothpaste, topical steroid ointments, use of sunscreen and nasal sprays that contain steroids. This condition can also trigger excessive saliva drooling out of the mouth, infections that can be fungal/bacterial, from hormonal changes, from the use of birth control pills and due to allergic reaction.

What are the signs and symptoms?

In the case of perioral dermatitis, a skin rash with red bumps appears on the skin around the mouth and creases around the nose. Sometimes the rash can also appear under the eyes, on the chin and forehead. The bumps may be filled with fluid or pus varying from case to case. Sometimes the rash tends to be dry and scaly/flaky. Itching and burning of varying intensity may be experienced in the rash.

Homeopathic Treatment for Perioral Dermatitis

Homeopathic medicines are very helpful to treat cases of perioral dermatitis. Homeopathic medicines help to heal the rash and bumps (either with watery content or pus) on the skin in perioral dermatitis in a very effective manner. They also help to control the attending symptoms of burning and itching excellently. The top-grade homeopathic medicines used to treat perioral dermatitis are Natrum Mur, Apis Mellifica, Graphites, Rhus Tox, Hepar Sulph, Silicea, Arsenic Album and Sulphur.

Homeopathic Medicines for Perioral Dermatitis

1. Natrum Mur – Top grade medicine

Natrum Mur is a leading homeopathic medicine for treating perioral dermatitis. There appears rash with bumps around the mouth in cases needing Natrum Mur. Sometimes the bumps are also present on the chin. These bumps are filled with watery fluid. Pain and burning may be felt in the blisters. Pain is mostly smarting type. These fluid-filled bumps may burst and get covered with a scab. Apart from above in few cases needing Natrum Mur cracks at the corner of the mouth may be present.

2. Apis Mellifica – For Burning, stinging sensation

Apis Mellifica is an excellent homeopathic medicine to treat perioral dermatitis when there is marked burning and stinging sensation in the rash. Prickling sensation is also sometimes present in a rash where Apis Mellifica is indicated. In addition to this, the rash is very red and inflamed. Swelling is also present in the rash It is also highly sensitive to touch. The rash is also intensely itchy most of the time. Sometimes there are eruptions with yellow crusts in some of the cases needing this medicine.

3. Graphites – For sticky discharge from the eruptions

Graphites is the next beneficial homeopathic medicine for treating cases of perioral dermatitis. Its use is considered when with sticky discharge from eruptions is prominent in perioral dermatitis. The person needing it has inflamed rash around mouth along with bumps arise that ooze sticky, gluey fluid. The fluid is transparent and watery in nature. The bumps appear around the mouth and chin where Graphites is indicated. These bumps also tend to itch and sometimes attended with the burning sensation in them.

4. Rhus Tox – For fluid filled eruptions

Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is prepared from fresh leaves of a plant named Rhus Toxicodendron. This plant belongs to family Anacardiaceae. Rhus Tox is another helpful medicine for treating perioral dermatitis with the presence of fluid-filled eruptions around the mouth. These eruptions are mostly present in clusters in cases needing Rhus Tox. These eruptions are filled with a yellow-colored fluid which is watery in nature. Itching and biting sensation are present in these eruptions. Most of the times these eruptions are also very sore to touch.

5. Hepar Sulph – For pus filled eruptions

Hepar Sulph is a very useful homeopathic medicine for treating perioral dermatitis. Its use is suggested in cases of perioral dermatitis cases when pus-filled eruptions appear on the face around the mouth. These eruptions are also painful and very sensitive to touch. Sometimes the heated sensation is also there in the corners of the mouth along with the pus-filled eruptions.

6. Silicea – To treat pus filled eruptions

Silicea is another well indicated homeopathic medicine like Hepar Sulph to treat perioral dermatitis cases where pus-filled eruptions are present. Silicea is a great anti suppurative medicine to treat skin conditions where pus-filled eruptions are present. Cases needing it have marked itching and pricking in the eruptions. The eruptions may be covered with scabs too. There is also a tendency to sweat excessively in such cases.

7. Arsenic Album – For scaly / flaky rash

Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album is very suitable for perioral dermatitis that presents with a rash around the mouth which is covered with scales/flakes. The affected skin is very dry, rough along scaliness. The peeling of this skin area may also be there. It is attended with burning sensation and itching. Scratching worsens the itching in cases needing it. People requiring it usually complain of worsening of burning sensation is at night time. The affected skin is also over sensitive along with the above symptoms.

8. Sulphur – To manage itching in rash of perioral dermatitis

Homeopathic medicine Sulphur is very effective to manage itching. Persons needing this medicine mostly have to worsen itching at the night time. Scratching the rash often leads to pain in the affected skin area. Along with itching they also complain of burning sensation in the rash. Sometimes they also have stitching pain or prickling sensation in the rash. A formication sensation like insects crawling on the skin in the rash may be complained by them along with the above symptoms. They may also have fluid or pus-filled bumps along with itchy rash.

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Lachesis – Homeopathic Medicine: Its Uses, Indications and Dosage

Homeopathic medicine Lachesis was introduced in homeopathy by Dr. Hering. It is a leading medicine to treat schizophrenia, depression, sore throat, menopausal complaints, ovarian pain and haemorrhages (i.e bleeding).   Lachesis Homeopathic Medicine

The ‘Lachesis’ Constitution

It is suited to weak, thin people who have a melancholic (sadness) disposition. It is suitable for women during the menopause period. Other than this, it is suited to alcoholics.

Drug Action

This remedy has a prominent action on the mind where it acts oat a deep psychological level to manage the complaint of depression and schizophrenia. It also works on blood vessels where it helps control bleeding. Next, it helps to improve blood circulation and offers help in treating varicose veins and varicose ulcers.

Role as a Homeopathic Medicine

1. Mental Complaints 

Among the various issues of the mind, this is a top listed medicine to treat schizophrenia (mental health illness that affects how a person thinks, feels and interpret reality). It mainly result in hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that don’t exist), delusions (false beliefs that are not based in reality), and disordered thinking. It is mainly indicated for persons having delusions of being poisoned or being followed by enemies who are trying to harm him. Another delusion they may have is being under the control of superhuman power. Along with delusions they may be excessively talkative, constantly jumping from one subject to another.

Next, it is a beneficial medicine to treat cases of depression. Persons who need it remain sad, unhappy, anxious. They feel forsaken. They become weary of life and doesn’t wish to do any work. They doesn’t wish to talk and want to remain alone. They loathe life and long for death.

2. Left-sided Headaches

This is a prominently indicated medicine for treating left sided headache. Persons who need it mainly have throbbing, tearing or drawing pain in left side of the head. They feel congestion and heat in head along with pain. Sometimes they also get nausea and vomiting during headache. Other people needing it may have dimness of vision or flickering before the eyes. People requiring it experience worsening of pain at night. They may also get headache from heat of sun. Apart from above its use is highly recommended in females who suffer from headache at or after menopause.

3. Inflamed throat and Tonsillitis

This medicine works effectively to reduce inflammation of the throat and tonsils. People needing it have pain in throat and tonsils. Most times the pain from throat extends to ears in them. They feel increase in pain from swallowing liquids. Pressure and touch on throat also worsens the pain. Other symptoms include dryness, constriction and a burning sensation in the throat. Sometimes a lump in throat is also experienced. In some cases stinging sensation is felt in the throat. If we look at the throat it is red, swollen with dark red/purplish colour of tonsils. In many cases ulcers may be seen on throat. Apart from the above, Lachesis is also indicated to treat quinsy (pus collection behind the tonsils).

4. Rectal Complaints

This is a prominent remedy to treat constipation and piles.

It helps to improve the sluggish bowel movements and gives relief in constipation. It is helpful when the stool is hard and passed with difficulty. The stool is scanty and insufficient. It also has an offensive odour. The persons needing it have ineffectual urge to evacuate stool. Along with it they feel pressure in bowels with gas. They also feels as if the anus is constricted.

Next, it is a very useful medicine to treat the complaint of piles. Protruding piles with stitching pain is a key feature to use it. Here piles protrude after each stool. After passing stool soreness and burning is felt at the anus. In addition to above throbbing, shooting pain and itching at the anus are also experienced by the person. It is also very beneficial for women having piles during their menopausal period.

5. Female Complaints

This is a highly suitable medicine to treat many female complaints.

First, its use is highly suggested to relieve troubles during menopause. Here the complaints like hot flashes, palpitations, headaches, heat in the head, inter menstrual bleeding (metrorrhagia) and fainting spells during menopause period are well managed with this medicine. Apart from this females suffering from depression during menopause are also benefited with this medicine.

Second, it is indicated in females having pain in the ovaries. Mostly they complain of pain in left side of the ovary. Nature of pain as narrated by them may be sharp, shooting, stitching, drawing or burning type. Pressure tend to worsen this pain. They also feel that the pain increase from exertion and walking. Menses may also be profuse and prolonged in them. It works good in ovarian pain from various reasons like ovarian cyst (fluid filled sac forming within the ovaries), ovarian tumour, ovarian inflammation (ovaritis).

Next, it is given to females to manage painful periods. Females requiring it have pain during periods especially during first day. They have labour like pains in pelvis. Ovarian pain on left side is also experienced.

Other than this, it is given for improving menstrual flow. Females who have scanty periods of short duration are greatly helped by this medicine. The menstrual flow is dark in colour and may have offensive odour.

6. Complaints of the Lower Limbs

If we talk about lower limbs, then firstly it is well-indicated to treat sciatica (pain that radiates from lower back through the hips down the leg along the path of the sciatic nerve). It is considered when the pain is violent, intolerable and shooting type. Person feels the pain worsen after sleeping. The pains come suddenly and disappear gradually.
Secondly, it is helpful to treat varicose veins on legs  (enlarged, twisted or engorged veins due to improper functioning of valves in the veins of the legs)

Lastly, it is recommended to manage cases of varicose ulcers (sore developing on the leg mostly on the inner side of leg just above the ankle due to poor blood circulation).

 7. To Control Bleeding

This is a great anti-hemorrhagic (that helps to stop bleeding) medicine. It is indicated to control bleeding from nose, blood in urine, blood in stool, blood in vomiting. Here dark, blackish bleeding is the characteristic feature to use Lachesis.

8. Skin Complaints

For matters of the skin, this medicine gives excellent results in case of carbuncles and boils (skin infections with pus filled lumps on skin). In these conditions bluish purple surroundings to the lumps is key feature to use it.

Next, it is useful to treat purpura that refers to purple coloured blood spots under skin that arise from bursting of small blood vessels.

Apart from the above, it is recommended in case of bed sores when they have black edges. 

Dosage

Lachesis is recommended from 30 to 200 potency. It is a strong medicine so its frequent repetition should be avoided. 

Always use this medicine under a physicians recommendation.

Relationship to Other Remedies

Complementary medicines are Lycopodium and Hepar Sulph. These medicines can be used after Lachesis to complete its action when it is no longer acting.

Inimical medicines are Acetic Acid, Nitric Acid and Carbolic Acid. 

Antidote medicines are Arseniuc Album, Nux Vomica and Opium, which neutralise the effect of Lachesis.

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