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Bacteria, OCD and Children – Homeopathic Remedies for PANDAS

PANDAS is a recently described disorder expanded as a Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infections. Dr. Susan Swedo (a researcher in the field of pediatrics and neuropsychiatry) coined the term PANDAS in the year 1998. PANDAS is diagnosed when there is an abrupt, sudden onset or worsening of neuropsychiatric symptoms like OCD, or tics following a strep infection.

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PANDAS and its Homeopathic Solution. 

Arsenic, Hyoscyamus, and Agaricus are the top homeopathic remedies for PANDAS that help treat a range of associated symptoms like tics and OCD.

Homeopathic Treatment of PANDAS

Homeopathic system of medicines is highly safe and effective for many of the neuropsychiatric problems, including PANDAS. The homeopathic medicines treat the condition from the roots, thus bringing excellent recoveries in cases of PANDAS. The homeopathic medicines used for PANDAS treatment are prepared from natural substances and thus are safe and cause no side effects. The homeopathic medicines focus on treating the prominent symptoms present in each case of PANDAS-like OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), tics, and ADHD symptoms. The medicines also help in treating the associated symptoms like the mood changes, sleeping troubles, bedwetting, anxiety issues and varying sensitivities (to touch, light, sound). The most appropriate homeopathic medicine for PANDAS is selected as per the symptom presentation in every given individual case.

Homeopathic Medicines for PANDAS

Many homeopathic medicines are used to treat PANDAS symptomatically. These are indicated as per the symptom presentation for PANDAS.

Arsenic Album and Hyoscyamus Niger – Natural Treatment for OCD due to PANDAS

The homeopathic medicines best indicated for treating symptoms of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) in PANDAS are Arsenic Album and Hyoscyamus Niger.
Arsenic Album works well when the main symptoms include frequent and repetitive hand washing and anxiety issues in children with PANDAS. Homeopathic medicine Hyoscyamus Niger is indicated when the child shows ritualistic behaviors and repeats the same actions frequently. Other attending features include restlessness, playing with the fingers and picking at the bedclothes. Violent behavior like biting, scratching the attendants may be noted. Sudden weeping spells or alternate laughing and sadness may also be present.

Agaricus Muscarius and Cina Maritima – Natural Medicine for Tics due to PANDAS

Agaricus Muscarius and Cina Maritima are effective homeopathic medicines for treating tics in PANDAS. Agaricus Muscarius is a natural remedy for twitching of eyes in children who have PANDAS.
Cina Maritima is another suitable medicine for treating tics where twitching and jerking of various muscles is present. The child may also produce grunting sounds along with the twitching. Other accompanying symptoms include irritability and violent screaming, especially during the night. Cina Maritima is also indicated when the child shows a tendency to strike, bite and scream excessively.

Tuberculinum Bovinum and Veratrum Album – Natural for treating ADHD symptoms due to PANDAS

Tuberculinum Bovinum and Veratrum Album are helpful homeopathic medicines for treating ADHD symptoms in PANDAS. Tuberculinum Bovinum is well indicated when the child is very hyperactive and extremely restless. It is also indicated when the child wakes up during the night, screaming with restlessness.
Veratrum Album is used in cases where impulsive behavior is well marked along with restlessness. There is a tendency to cut and tear things. Excessive shrieking may also be present.

Ignatia Amara and Chamomilla – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for Mood Changes due to PANDAS

Ignatia Amara and Chamomilla are effective homeopathic medicines for treating symptoms related to mood changes in PANDAS. Homeopathic medicine Ignatia Amara is useful when the child remains very sad, unhappy and tearful. Such children also show an aversion to talking. In some cases, the child shows rapid alternation between the mood from sadness to happiness and vice versa.
Chamomilla is the indicated remedy when a child is highly irritable and snappish. Extreme sensitivity to noise is noted, and the child tends to be very cross, spiteful and uses violent language while talking.
The child needing Chamomilla also throws temper tantrums. Clinginess and a desire to be carried by the mother may be predominantly noted. This remedy is very effective in treating separation anxiety seen in children having PANDAS.

Kali Phos – Natural Treatment for Sleep Problems due to PANDAS

Kali Phos is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating sleep troubles in children having PANDAS. This remedy helps treat restlessness and sleeplessness in children with PANDAS. Sighing and moaning in sleep is also treated well with Kali Phos. The child needing Kali Phos may be very oversensitive. Fits of crying and laughing suddenly are other indicating features. This remedy is also helpful to help in treating bedwetting issue in children with PANDAS.

Baryta Carb – Natural Treatment for Developmental Issues in Children having PANDAS

Baryta Carb is an effective homeopathic medicine for children with PANDAS showing developmental regression. The child requiring Baryta Carb starts behaving in a manner that seems to be suited to someone much younger than his/her age. Symptoms like dullness of mind, slow mental grasp, and difficult concentration are also present. In some cases, the memory may begin to decline. The child also starts fearing strangers and unfamiliar faces.

More About Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

It is estimated that PANDAS accounts for approximately 1-200 cases of OCD in children every year. Some researchers suggest categorizing PANDAS under PANS (pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric symptoms) or CANS (childhood acute neuropsychiatric symptoms). PANDAS is a pediatric disorder, and the children between the ages of 3 years to puberty are chiefly affected by this disorder. It is very unlikely that an adult would suffer neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection.

Cause of Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

Various studies show that group A streptococcal bacterial infection causes an immune response that results in different neuropsychiatric symptoms associated with PANDAS. Group A streptococcal bacteria is the same bacteria that causes strep throat. It is considered that strep bacteria tend to hide from the body’s immune system and survive in the human host for a long duration. It does so by putting molecules on its cell wall that mimics the molecules found on a child’s skin, brain tissues, joints, and heart. Due to the similarity of the cell membrane of bacteria and the locations mentioned above, the immune system is not able to detect the bacteria for a long time. When our immune cells recognize these foreign bacteria, they start producing antibodies to fight against them. As the molecules on bacteria cell wall mimic human host molecules, the antibodies also start attacking the body’s healthy tissues along with the bacteria. In some cases, the brain cells are attacked, resulting in neuropsychiatric symptoms appearing in children having PANDAS.

Symptoms of Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder

There are many symptoms that are noted in cases of PANDAS. The major symptoms of PANDAS include OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and tics. The OCD symptoms include frequent hand washing, ritualistic behavior and many more.
Tics refer to semi-voluntary repetitive movements or sound production that involves distinct muscle groups. The tics like throat clearing, eye twitching, and head shrugging are frequently seen in PANDAS. In addition to these ADHD symptoms may arise. Other attending symptoms include anxiety, refusal to go to school, separation anxiety (child wants to cling to the parents or caregiver). Mood changes may appear, like sadness, irritability, unexpected crying or laughing, using harsh words, and screaming for hours together. Childish behavior, inability to focus, lack of attention, and memory weakness are also noted. Other symptoms include sensitivity to clothes, sound, light, loss of appetite, a decline in fine motor skills and sleep issues. A decline in academics, developmental regression (child behaving much younger than his/her actual age), poor mathematics and bad handwriting are some other issues that may arise in a child having PANDAS. Frequent urination and bedwetting may also be present.

Diagnosing PANDAS

There are no laboratory tests available that can diagnose a given case of PANDAS. PANDAS is suspected in a child based on the sudden onset of neuropsychiatric symptoms following a streptococcal infection. Following are the guidelines that help in diagnosing PANDAS:
1. Presence of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and/or multiple tics.
2. Very sudden and abrupt onset/ worsening of symptoms.
3. The onset of the symptoms between age 3yrs to pubertal age group.
4. Association with group A streptococcal infection.
5. Neurological abnormalities (physical hyperactivity or unusual jerky movements).

PANDAS and Autism

PANDAS and Autism are two different disorders. However, these two conditions can coexist in some children. But there is no clear evidence regarding the percentage of occurrence of PANDAS in children with autism as compared to those who do not have autism. It is also difficult to reach a diagnosis for PANDAS in a child with autism. This is because of the symptom similarity that these common disorders share with each other. The major symptoms shared include repetitive behaviors, sensitivities (towards touch, light, sound). One differentiating point to be noticed here is that the symptoms in PANDAS develop abruptly and all of sudden as compared to autism.


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Treat Anal Abscess Safely with Homeopathic Medicines

An anal abscess is a collection of pus near the anus which can become very painful. Also known as a perianal abscess, it usually develops as a result of a blocked and infected anal gland. Other reasons are an infected anal fissure and a sexually transmitted infection. Homeopathic medicines are also helpful in treating the tendency to have recurrent abscess around the anus. Myristica, Silicea and Hepar Sulph top the list of homeopathic therapeutics to treat an anal abscess.

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Homeopathic treatment of anal abscess. 

Some risk factors for anal abscess include diabetes, colitis, IBD – inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), anal sex, using medicine like prednisone, weak immunity, diarrhea, constipation, and diverticulitis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Anal Abscess

Homeopathy has a very effective solution for cases of an anal abscess. With the use of homeopathic medicines, surgery can be entirely prevented to bring about effective recovery. Homeopathic medicines help relieve the pain of abscess and hasten the process of pus formation and its subsequent discharge.

Homeopathic Medicines for Anal Abscess

Myristica – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Anal abscess

Myristica is a natural homeopathic medicine of plant origin. It is prepared from the gum extracted from the bark of a plant named Myristica Sebifera. The natural order of this plant is Myristicaceae. It is used to treat an anal abscess and is considered in the first line of treatment in homeopathy. Myristica helps bring about speedy recovery from an anal abscess due to its tendency to hasten the suppurative process. It helps shorten the recovery period and resolve the problem quickly. Apart from an anal abscess, Myristica is also a top listed homeopathic medicine for the treatment of anal fistula.

Silicea – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Anal Abscess with Pus Discharges

Silicea is a natural treatment for treating many suppurative (pus-forming) conditions including anal abscess. It is considered in cases where pus discharges are present in cases of an anal abscess. The pus may be highly offensive in nature. Silicea helps bring about quick discharge of pus and clears out the abscess. Silicea is also used to treat indurations (hardness) that are left behind following an anal abscess (in some cases). This remedy also helps in cases of anal fistula where there is an offensive pus discharge. In such cases, the area around fistula opening is hard, swollen and bluish red.

Hepar Sulph – Natural Medicine for Painful, Tender Anal Abscess

Hepar Sulph is an effective homeopathic remedy for painful, tender anal abscess. The pain in the abscess may be throbbing, beating or stabbing in nature. In some cases, splinter-like pains may be present. The abscess is also very sensitive to slightest touch. Fever with chills may be present along with the above symptoms. Hepar Sulph helps reduce pain and speeds up the pus formation to encourage prompt recovery.

Calcarea Sulph – For anal abscess with thick yellow pus discharge

Calcarea Sulph is a natural medicine used to treat an anal abscess where there is thick, lumpy and yellow pus discharge. Sometimes the pus discharge may be tinged with blood. Calcarea Sulph is indicated in cases of both acute abscess as well as recurrent abscesses.

Belladonna – Natural Cure for Anal Abscess in Initial Stages

Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade. This plant belongs to the family Solanaceae. Use of Belladonna is considered in the very initial stage of abscess formed around the anus. The abscess is markedly red, hot with intense inflammation. Swelling around the abscess is present in a high degree. Throbbing, pulsating pains in the abscess are present in most cases. The abscess is also tender to touch. The person may also have a fever, along with the above symptoms.

Causticum – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Perianal Abscess that is Large and Painful

Homeopathic medicine Causticum is indicated in cases of a large, painful boil near the anus. The boil discharges pus, blood, and serum. It may be highly sensitive to touch. Itching around the anus may also be present. It is also recommended in cases of anal fistula where there pain and pulsation is felt in the perineum.

Merc Sol – Homeopathic Cure for Anal Abscess with Putrid Pus Discharge

Merc Sol is a natural remedy for treating an anal abscess. It is used in cases of anal abscess when the pus discharge is thin and green in color. The pus discharge may be streaked with blood, putrid and acrid in nature. A history of inflammation of the colon (colitis) may be present in cases requiring Merc Sol.

Calcarea Phos – Homeopathic Remedy for Abscess Near Anus with Pus and Blood Discharge

Calcarea Phos is a natural homeopathic medicine used to treat an anal abscess. It is used for abscess near the anus that discharges pus and blood. Shooting and stitching pain in anus may attend. In some cases, throbbing and burning pains may be there. The anus feels sore, especially in the morning.

Paeonia – Treatment for Anal Abscess with Itching

Paeonia is a natural medicine for anal abscess prepared from the root of a plant named Paeonia Officinalis. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Paeonia works very effectively in cases of anal abscess attended with itching. There is a discharge of offensive fluid from the abscess. Along with discharge and itching, burning at anus is also felt. Pain that gets worse from sitting is also present, and it gets worse during and after passing stool. Anal fissures may also be present with excruciating pains that persists for a long duration after passing stool.

Sulphur – Effective Homeopathic Medicine to Treat Tendency of Recurrent Anal Abscess

Sulphur is a natural medicine for an anal abscess that tends to be recurrent or develop again and again. The people needing Sulphur suffers from abscess around the anus and soon after its healing, another abscess forms. Itching and burning may be present in the abscess.

Symptoms of Anal Abscess

Anal abscess presents itself as a painful swelling or lump near the anus. The swollen area is red, warm and tender to touch. The pain is throbbing in nature. The pain tends to worsen while sitting or passing stool. A pus discharge may be present. Fever may be present due to infection. The person may also have constipation. There are chances of developing anal fistula in many (approx 50%) cases of an anal abscess.

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Best Homeopathic Medicines to Remove Scars

The marks left on the skin at the site of injury or wound as a part of the healing process are known as scars. Homeopathy works very well to treat skin conditions like scars. The homeopathic medicines for scars are of natural origin and help dissolve the scars formed on the site of injury. The associated symptoms like itching and burning are also well-managed with these remedies. Homeopathy works on all kinds of scars that result from burns, scalds, injuries, cuts, and wounds. Also, keloids and acne scars can also be effectively treated with homeopathy.

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Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Scars.

Homeopathic medicines for Scars

The homeopathic medicines that are most prominent for scar treatment include Thiosinaminum, Calendula, Causticum, Fluoric Acid, Graphites, Kali Bromatum, Silicea and Calcarea Fluor. The characteristic feature for these medicines are discussed as follows:

Thiosinaminum – Homeopathic Medicine for Scars

Thiosinaminum is one of the best homeopathic medicine for scars. Wounds with excessive scar tissue formation can be well-treated with this remedy, as it helps dissolve scars. Scars arising both externally and internally in the body can be treated with Thiosinaminum. Thiosinaminum also works well for treating strictures in various body parts, like urethra, rectum, bowel, and esophagus that may occur after scar formation.

Calendula –Natural Medicine for Scars after Injury or Wounds

Calendula is a natural homeopathic remedy for treating scars. It promotes the absorption of scars arising from injuries, wounds, cuts, lacerations and surgical incisions.
It can also be a preventive homeopathic medicine that can help reduce the chances of scar formation following an injury. If taken well in time, Calendula promotes good healing with healthy granulation and prevents the formation of scars in most cases.

Causticum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Scars Following Burns OR Scalds

Causticum is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating scars that help absorb scar tissues that are formed after burns or scalds. Causticum is also useful to aid quick recovery in burns that are slow to heal. Another major guiding feature to use Causticum is reopening of the old scars at the injury sites that were previously healed.

Fluoric Acid – Natural Remedy for Scars that itch

Fluoric Acid is another homeopathic medicine for scars where the person feels a constant urge to itch the site. Worsening of itching from warmth is noted in most individuals needing this remedy. The skin may also be quite dry in such subjects. Another feature that may be present is pimples around the scar. Scars becoming red around the edges is also a key feature for using Fluoric Acid in cases of scars.

Graphites – Natural Treatment of Scars with Marked Burning

Graphites is a well-indicated homeopathic remedy for scars where there is intense burning. In such cases, Graphites serves to reduce pain as well as dissolve the scar tissue. Along with the above features, the skin may be very rough and dry. Early stages of keloid scar formation can also be handled with this remedy. Old scars that have a tendency to become cancerous can also be treated well with Graphites.

Kali Bromatum – Effective Natural Remedy for Acne Scars

Kali Bromatum is an effective homeopathic medicine for scars that are left behind by acne. Kali Bromatum works well to clear up acne scars that result from acne simplex, indurated acne, and pustular acne. These acne scars may be present on the face, shoulders or chest.

Silicea – Natural Medicine for Keloid Scars

Silicea is an effective homeopathic treatment for the treatment of keloid scars that helps effectively dissolve keloid scars. It works well to treat cases where the keloid scars have a tendency to suppurate, i.e, form pus. It can also be used to treat old scars that suddenly become painful. Formation of keloids at the site of injections or vaccinations also indicates the need for Silicea. An increased tendency to sweat may also be present along with these symptoms.

Calcarea Fluor – Natural Cure for Scars that are Hard to Touch

Calc Fluor is homeopathic medicine for scars that are hard or indurated. In most cases, the edges are found to be hard and elevated. Calcarea Fluor aids in favorable softening and absorption of the scar tissue. Cracks and dryness on the skin may also be present in people needing Calcarea Fluor.

The Different Types of Scars

Formation of scars occurs in almost all injuries, except for the ones that are very minute. They can even form inside the body, for example, after an organ surgery, or outside the body on the skin as a result of injuries, wounds, or diseases like chicken pox. The reason behind scar formation is the replacement of the normal skin tissue by collagen (protein in the body) at the site of injury. The various type of scars includes flat scars, keloid scars, hypertrophic scars, and pitted scars. Scars are usually flat in appearance. Initially, they are reddish and tend to turn pale over a period. Itching may also accompany the scars. In some cases, the collagen content exceeds the amount than what is needed to heal the scar resulting in a raised scar known as a keloid scar.
Another type of scar arising from increased collagen formation is known as a hypertrophic scar. The differentiating feature between keloid scar and a hypertrophic scar is that the keloid scars spread beyond the boundary of the injured skin site while hypertrophic scars don’t spread beyond the natural border of the injury site. Apart from these, the scars that form after healing of acne or chicken pox may result in pitted scars on the skin.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Labyrinthitis

The labyrinth is a part of the inner ear that is involved in hearing and maintaining balance. An inflammation of this part of the inner ear is known as labyrinthitis. The primary reasons behind labyrinthitis include viral infections (like herpes, measles, mumps, and rubella) and bacterial infection of the middle ear.

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Labyrinthitis is an infection of the inner ear.

Labyrinthitis can be treated effectively with homeopathic medicines that aim to reduce inflammation and provide symptomatic management. Conium, Gelsemium, and Kali Mur are the top homeopathic remedies used to treat labyrinthitis.

Homeopathic Treatment of Labyrinthitis

Symptoms of labyrinthitis including dizziness, vertigo, balance issues, fullness in the ear, noises in the ear (tinnitus), nausea, vomiting, fluid discharge from ear and ear ache can all be treated effectively with homeopathy. The most common homeopathic medicines for the symptomatic management of labyrinthitis include Conium Maculatum, Gelsemium Sempervirens, Kali Mur, Chininum Sulph, Cocculus Indicus, Pulsatilla and Chamomilla.

Homeopathic Medicines for Labyrinthitis

Conium Maculatum – Homeopathic Medicine for Vertigo with Labyrinthitis

Conium Maculatum is an effective medicine for labyrinthitis with marked vertigo. In most cases where Conium Maculatum works effectively, vertigo gets worse when turning the head or when lying down. In some cases, turning in the bed or rising from a seat can also worsen vertigo. Along with vertigo, there may be a pressure in the head and stopped sensation in the ears.

Gelsemium Sempervirens – Homeopathic Remedy Dizziness and Balance Issues in Labyrinthitis

Gelsemium Sempervirens is a natural medicine for labyrinthitis when dizziness and balance issues are the main symptoms. Lightheadedness that gets worse from walking is majorly noted in people who need this medicine. There are balance issues, and the person staggers while walking. Along with this head, there may be a heaviness in the head along with a blurred vision.

Kali Mur – Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Fullness in Ears

Kali Mur is a natural cure for labyrinthitis that works well in cases where there is a feeling of fullness in the ears. Along with fullness, crackling noises in the ear may be present. There may be ear discharges.

Chininum Sulph – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Labyrinthitis with Marked Noises in Ear

Chininum Sulph is a natural remedy for labyrinthitis with marked noises in the ear (tinnitus). These noises in the ear may be roaring, ringing or buzzing in nature. There may be vertigo that gets worse upon stooping. Difficulty in hearing is another attending feature in most cases.

Cocculus Indicus – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Nausea and Vomiting in Labyrinthitis

Cocculus Indicus is a well-indicated remedy for labyrinthitis when nausea and vomiting appear prominently. The other prominent symptom accompanying nausea and vomiting is dizziness or vertigo. Vertigo is worse when sitting up. Roaring, ringing in the ear, loss of balance and hardness of hearing are rest symptoms that may attend.

Pulsatilla – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Ear Discharge in Labyrinthitis 

Pulsatilla offers natural treatment for labyrinthitis when there is the presence of an ear discharge along with other symptoms. The discharge in most cases is thick yellow or pus-like. Frequent ear infections are common in individuals needing this remedy. Other symptoms are vertigo with nausea, vertigo, especially when rising from the bed, hearing difficulty and humming noises in the ear. Pain in the ear, especially during the night, is another prominent symptom.

Chamomilla – Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Earache due to Labyrinthitis

Chamomilla is a natural medicine for labyrinthitis when an earache is present. A stitching type of pain is present in most cases. Warm pressure may offer relief. The ear feels sensitive to touch, and there may be roaring, ringing noises in the ear. There may also be a stopped feeling in the ears.

Symptoms of Labyrinthitis

The significant labyrinthitis symptoms include dizziness, vertigo, and problems with balance. Other symptoms of labyrinthitis include hearing loss, fullness in the ear, noises in the ear (tinnitus), nausea and vomiting. In some cases of labyrinthitis, a mild headache, fluid discharge from the ear, earache, and blurred vision may also be present.

Causes of Labyrinthitis

Some other causes, apart from infections, include underlying autoimmune disease, allergies, use of certain medicines (like aspirin, furosemide), injury to the head or ear, and any benign tumor of the inner ear. Smoking, intake of alcohol in large quantities and extreme stress are some other risk factors for labyrinthitis.

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Natural Treatment of Pinched Nerve with Homeopathy

A pinched nerve refers to nerve compression that occurs as a result of excessive pressure on a nerve. The points where nerves have to pass through narrow spaces in the body are the places where they tend to get pinched from. The pressure on the nerves can arise from muscles, tendons, bones, cartilage and that surrounds the nerve.

Pinched Nerve Homeopathic Treatment

A pinched nerve can cause pain and other complications.

A nerve may get pinched due to a variety of reasons like an injury to the nerve, disc herniation, bone spurs, degenerative disc diseases, and spinal arthritis. Homeopathic treatment of a pinched nerve helps alleviate symptoms like numbness, pain, and tingling sensations. Rhus Tox, Colocynthis, and Magnesia Phosphorica are the top homeopathic remedies for pinched nerves.

Homeopathic Treatment of Pinched Nerves

Homeopathy carries a good scope of treatment for cases of pinched nerves. A pinched nerve anywhere in the body can be effectively treated with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic remedies are selected individually to treat the condition by assessing factors like the location of the pinched nerve, the associated symptoms and the modalities present in the given case. There are different symptoms presented for the use of each of these homeopathic medicines. Prepared from natural substances, these homeopathic medicines cause no side effects.

Homeopathic Medicines for Pinched Nerve

Rhus Tox – Homeopathic Medicine for Pinched Nerve in Spine

Rhus Tox is a highly effective homeopathic medicine for a pinched nerve in the spine that causes back pain. Pain in any part of the back including the neck, mid back or lower back can be effectively treated with this homeopathic medicine. The key indications to use Rhus Tox for pinched nerve include relief in back pain by motion and hard pressure, worsening back pain by rest, and a burning sensation in the lower back along with pain. A nerve compression arising in the back from overuse or overstraining of the back from weight lifting or some related sports activity is also treated well with Rhus Tox.

Colocynthis – Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve causing Left-side Sciatica

Colocynthis is a natural cure for a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine region that causes left-sided sciatic pain. The chief feature to use this medicine is a pain in the lower back that radiates down the left leg. The nature of the pain can be cramping, drawing or tearing type. Pressure or heat may relieve the problem in individuals needing this medicine.

Magnesia Phosphorica – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Pinched Nerve causing Right-side Sciatica

Magnesia Phosphorica is a natural remedy for a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine causing right-sided sciatica. The pain starts in the lower back and radiates down the thigh, leg, and feet on the right side. Pain is mainly cramping or sharp, shooting-like and it gets better with a warm treatment. Tenderness of feet may be present along with sciatica in some cases.

Gnaphalium Polycephalum – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve causing Sciatica

Gnaphalium Polycephalum is a homeopathic treatment for pinched nerve leading to sciatica and numbness in the leg. The sciatica pain and numbness may alternate from one leg to another. The pain tends to get worse upon lying down while sitting relieves the pain.

Cimicifuga Racemosa – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine

Cimicifuga Racemosa is a homeopathic remedy for a pinched nerve in the cervical spine that causes cervical pain. Sensitivity to touch in the cervical spine along with pain, a feeling of contraction in the neck and worsening of pain with movement of the head or hands are characteristic features of this remedy.

Paris Quadrifolia – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Pinched Nerve in Cervical Spine causing Numbness

Paris Quadrifolia is an effective cure for a pinched nerve in the cervical spine that causes numbness in the fingers. Along with numbness, pain in the neck appears that may radiate down the fingers.

Hypericum Perforatum – Natural Remedy for Pinched Nerve – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Hypericum Perforatum is a highly suitable homeopathic medicine to treat a pinched nerve in carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms indicative of its use are numbness and tingling sensation in the fingers, and a crawling, burning sensation in the fingers.

Causes of Pinched Nerve

Many factors predispose a person towards developing a pinched nerve. Some of these include age-related wear and tear, heavy weight-lifting, overstraining of the back, obesity, pregnancy, sports activities, and excessive stress/strain from repetitive work. Apart from these, thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes mellitus are some other conditions that can predispose a person to develop pinched nerve.

Symptoms of Pinched Nerve

A pinched nerve can give rise to symptoms varying from mild to severe that can develop in any part of the body. The exact degree and location of symptoms depend on the particular nerve that has been compressed. In general, the symptoms of a pinched nerve include pain, burning sensation, tingling, numbness, and a pins-and-needles sensation in the area supplied by the nerve which has been pinched. Decreased sensation and muscle weakness are also noted in some cases. The major sites where pinched nerve is seen most commonly include cervical spine (neck), lumbosacral spine (lower back), and carpal tunnel in the wrist. In case of a pinched nerve in the cervical spine (neck) the symptoms include pain, numbness or tingling in cervical back. These symptoms can be seen radiating to shoulder, and the upper limb. In case of a pinched nerve in lower back, the primary symptom arising is sciatica (lower back pain radiating down the lower limb), numbness, tingling in the lower back or lower limb or isolated pain in the lower back.
In the case of carpal tunnel syndrome, the symptoms appear due to pinching of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel present in the wrist. These include wrist pain, tingling/ numbness of fingers of the hand (thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger) and weakness in the hand.

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Homeopathy for SIBO – Eliminate Bloating and Discomfort

SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) refers to a condition characterized by abnormally excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine. These bacteria resemble the ones found more commonly in the colon than the small intestine.

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

SIBO and its homeopathic cure.

The small intestine is a part of GIT that connects the stomach to the colon (large intestine). The absorption of nutrients from food happens in the small intestine. The number of bacteria in the small intestine is comparatively much lower than the large intestine, and the type of bacteria also differ. Homeopathy offers an excellent scope of treatment for SIBO and helps manage symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The most prominent homeopathic medicines that can be used symptomatically for SIBO include China Officinalis, Lycopodium Clavatum, Aloe Socotrina, Colocynthis, and Ipecac.

Homeopathic Treatment of SIBO

Homeopathic medicines for treating SIBO are all prepared from naturally occurring substances, and they treat the condition in a safe, gentle manner without any side effects. The remedies are chosen on the basis of individual symptoms presented by the patient and are used as per their different symptomatic indications.

Homeopathic Medicines for Symptomatic Treatment of SIBO

China Officinalis – Homeopathic Medicine for Excessive Gas in SIBO

China Officinalis is a highly effective homeopathic medicine used to treat excessive abdominal gas in cases of SIBO. The gas in the stomach stays for a long time after eating food. Bloating occurs in the entire abdominal area, and it gets better with motion. Colic from gas in the stomach, bitter belching, sour vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness and fatigue may also occur. Worsening of gastric symptoms following consumption of foodstuff like fruits, milk, fish, beer also indicates the need for China Officinalis.

Lycopodium Clavatum – Homeopathic Remedy for Abdominal Bloating due to SIBO

Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium Clavatum is used to treat abdominal bloating in cases of SIBO. The person needing this remedy complains of distension of the abdomen soon after eating. Eating even a small quantity of food can lead to bloating. The abdomen gets tense with a bursting sensation. The flatus may remain obstructed causing abdomen pain, diarrhea and constipation may alternate, and excessive bloating may occur from the consumption of foods like onions, cabbage, and beans.

Aloe Socotrina – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Diarrhea in SIBO

Aloe Socotrina is a useful homeopathic medicine for treating diarrhea in cases of SIBO. The chief features to use Aloe Socotrina are copious, watery stool, jelly-like mucus that is passed with loose stool, a sudden urgency to pass stool, a constant bearing down in the rectum, heaviness, bloatedness, and excessive flatus in the abdomen along with rumbling/gurgling noises.

Colocynthis – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for treating abdomen pain in cases of SIBO

Colocynthis is a suitable homeopathic medicine for treating abdomen pain in cases of SIBO. The abdomen pains are cutting, tearing, cramping, or colicky. Eating or drinking anything tends to worsen the abdominal pain. In most cases, the pain is present around the navel along with a burning sensation in the stomach. Hard pressure or bending double can relieve the abdomen pain.

Ipecac – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for SIBO causing Nausea and Vomiting

Ipecac is a homeopathic remedy used to treat cases of SIBO where nausea and vomiting are the predominant symptoms. The nausea is intense and constant, making the person want to vomit. Nausea reappears quickly after a bout of vomiting. The smell of food tends to worsen nausea, and the vomit is watery fluid or of food. The other accompanying symptoms include pressing pains in the stomach, loss of appetite and cutting cramping pain in the stomach.

Causes of SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

The conditions that interfere with the regular activity of intestinal muscles predispose a person to develop SIBO. The food travels from the small intestine to the colon by the coordinated activity of intestinal muscles. Whenever the regular muscle activity of the intestine slows down (either due to muscle or nerve abnormality), the bacteria get a chance to remain in the same place for long and multiply many times over than the reasonable amount. The bacteria that proliferate in the small intestine (in cases of SIBO) resemble the bacteria in the colon.
Some conditions that interfere with the regular activity of intestinal muscles include diabetes mellitus and scleroderma, and these can predispose a person to develop SIBO. Obstruction of small intestine from adhesions, scarring arising from any surgery in the past or a history of Crohn’s disease can also lead to the development of SIBO. Repeated, multiple courses of antibiotics and diverticulitis also increase the risk. It is also estimated that approximately 70 – 80% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome have SIBO.

Symptoms SIBO (Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth)

The primary symptoms of SIBO include abdominal bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea, pain in abdomen, nausea, and vomiting. In addition to these symptoms, weakness, fatigue, body aches, and weight loss may also be present. In severe cases of SIBO, various deficiencies of vitamins and minerals can also occur.

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Diaper Rash – Natural and Safe Treatment with Homeopathy

A diaper rash is a frequent condition noted amongst babies where a red rash develops on the baby’s bottom (hips).

Diaper Rash

A diaper rash affects the skin covered by a diaper.

It primarily affects the area that is covered by a diaper. Every child tends to get a diaper rash at some point, especially during the first two to three years of life. The chances of developing a diaper rash are unusually high during the first year of a child’s life. However, it is important to note that a diaper rash can happen to an adult using adult diapers for management of problems like fecal incontinence and more. Homeopathy can offer a natural, effective solution for diaper rash. Borax Veneta, Calendula Officinalis, Merc Sol, Nitric Acid, Sulphur, and Sulphuric Acid are the top-rated homeopathic medicines used to treat diaper rash.

Homeopathic Treatment of Diaper Rash

Homeopathic medicines for diaper rash are very mild and treat the condition in a very gentle manner. There are no side effects linked with homeopathic medicines as they boost the self-healing mechanism of the body to ensure natural recovery. Homeopathic medicines help the rash heal gradually while also managing other skin conditions in the form of eruptions (like pimples, blisters, and pustules) in the diaper area. In case of a diaper rash caused by a fungal infection, homeopathic medicines treat the infection. There are various medicines used to treat a diaper rash in the homeopathic system of medicine. The most suitable homeopathic medicines among them are selected for a child based on individual symptoms. These should be used only under the consultation of a homeopathic physician and self-prescription should be avoided.

Risk Factors for Diaper Rash 

One of the main reasons that lead to the development of a diaper rash is leaving a diaper on a baby for too long. Diapers have a threshold limit and must be changed well within that time to avoid rashes and discomfort for the baby. Leaving a diaper on for too long can result in the bottom area remaining in contact with the stool or urine for too long. This can cause skin irritation and lead to a rash. It is also very unhygienic. Frequent bowel movements and diarrhea also make a child predisposed to get a diaper rash.

Yeast Infections – An infection by Candida, fungi, yeast may result in a diaper rash. These fungi tend to grow in warm and moist areas, like the area of skin covered by a diaper.

Sensitivity – A diaper rash is also typical in babies who have sensitive skin and an allergic constitution. Soaps, detergents and baby wipes may lead to diaper rash as a result of an allergic reaction. Sometimes introducing new products in diet tend to change the frequency and composition of stool, which can again lead to a rash.

Bacterial Infections – Other slightly less common causes of a diaper rash include bacterial infections, like a staphylococcus infection.

Use of Antibiotics – Recent use of an antibiotic can cause an increase in the growth of yeast in the gut since antibiotics affect the good bacteria in the stomach (that keep the yeast in check). The increased amount of yeast can cause an infection and lead to a rash in the diaper area.

Signs and Symptoms of a Diaper Rash 

The primary sign of diaper’s rash is red, slightly raised rash on the skin of bottom area (buttocks) of the baby. The rash may spread to the genitals and thighs. In some cases, erosion of the top layers of the skin may be noted.  The skin is sore and may feel hot and tender to touch. In some cases, pimples, blisters or pustules may appear on the rash. These can together cause the baby to be irritable and cry incessantly. Touching or washing the diaper area while a rash is present makes the child cry out in pain.

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Homeopathic Treatment of Felon

A felon is the formation of an abscess on the distal part of the finger of the hand, on the side of the palm. Felon usually occurs as a result of a bacterial infection, but can also be caused by a viral infection. A herpes virus known as herpetic whitlow causes the viral infection.

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A felon on the hand, on the side of the palm.

Very rarely, fungi may cause felons. Felons are one of the most common types of hand infections. In a majority of the cases, felons affect the index finger and the thumb. Homeopathic medicines treat felon very effectively and can help avoid surgical incision and drainage of the infected part. The top homeopathic medicines that are used to treat felon include Silicea, Myristica Sebifera, Hepar Sulph, Apis mellifica, Fluoric Acid, and Tarentula Cubensis.

The most common bacteria that causes this infection is Staphylococcus Aureus. A cut, or a punctured wound as from a splinter, a nail or a pin near the fingertip usually allows the entry of bacteria.

Homeopathic Treatment of Felon

Felon can be excellently treated with homeopathic medicines. These medicines boost the self-healing mechanism of the body to fight the infection and ensure natural healing. With the use of homeopathic medicines, the pus in the felon gets discharged. Alongside that the redness, swelling, pain, numbness in the felon gets relieved. Use of the homeopathic medicines in the very beginning of a felon infection can prevent the complications associated with it. Remedies like Silicea, Myristica Sebifera, Hepar Sulph, Apis mellifica, Fluoric Acid, and Tarentula Cubensis are anti-suppurative remedies that treat the felon and cause no side effects. Depending on individual symptoms, the prescription may vary from case to case.

Clinical Features of Felon

A Felon presents as a pus-filled pocket (small abscess) at the fingertip. There may be a discharge of thick white pus from the felon. The fingertip affected becomes swollen and red. It can also be hot to touch. Pain in the affected fingertip is present which is usually of throbbing nature. The affected finger area may also be extremely tender to touch.
In some cases, the affected finger may become numb. In case a felon is not appropriately treated the infection can spread to the flexor tendons and the bone (causing osteomyelitis). Untreated, it also carries a risk of permanent damage to the finger due to reduced blood circulation from compression of the blood vessels.

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Remove Tonsil Stones Naturally with Homeopathic Remedies

Tonsil stones refer to the accumulation of bacterial and cellular debris in the crypts of the tonsils. These are usually hard and can be yellow or white. The medical term for tonsil stones is tonsilloliths. A person may have single or multiple stone formation in the tonsil crypts. The size of tonsil stones varies from a few millimeters to a centimeter. Homeopathic medicines can help treat tonsil stones very effectively. The most prominent homeopathic remedies for tonsil stones include Calcarea Fluor, Merc Sol, Phytolacca Decandra, Belladonna, and Hepar Sulph.

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Homeopathic medicines for Tonsil Stones.

Homeopathic Treatment of Tonsil Stones

Homeopathic medicines for tonsils stones are prescribed symptomatically for every individual case. These medicines are made of natural substances and cause no side effects. They help remove and dissolve the existing tonsil stones from the folds of the tonsils and also help reduce the body’s tendency to create tonsil stones.

Homeopathic Medicines for Tonsil Stones

Calcarea Fluor- Top Homeopathic Medicine for Tonsil Stones

Calcarea Fluor is one of the top listed homeopathic medicine for tonsil stones. It works very effectively in dissolving hard, calcified tonsil stones. The symptoms that may be present to use this medicine are prickling sensation in the throat, and mucus dripping in the throat. The symptoms may get worse from taking cold drinks and get better from warm drinks. Night aggravation of the symptoms is also noted. In some cases, a burning sensation in the throat may be present.

Merc Sol – Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Bad Breath

Merc Sol is an excellent homeopathic medicine for the treatment of tonsil stones where there is a bad breath in the mouth. The tonsils look swollen, red and there may be a stinging pain present. Whitish concretions are well noted on the tonsils. The pain from tonsils may seem to radiate to the ear in some cases. A sensation of something sticking in the throat, the presence of excessive saliva and a bad or metallic taste in the mouth may also be present.

Phytolacca Decandra – Effective Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Difficult Swallowing

Phytolacca Decandra is a natural treatment for tonsil stones when the person experiences difficulty in swallowing. Small, yellow-white spots on the tonsils are visible. Rawness and excoriation in the throat are also present. A rough, burning, smarting sensation in the throat may also be present with the given symptoms.

Belladonna – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Tonsil Stones with Inflamed Tonsils

Belladonna offers an effective natural cure for tonsil stones coupled with inflamed tonsils. The tonsils appear red, swollen and enlarged. A sensation of a lump is present in the throat along with a constant desire to swallow. Coughing spells and dryness of the throat with a constant desire to drink water is also present.

Hepar Sulph – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Tonsil Stones with Ear Ache

Hepar Sulph is a well indicated homeopathic medicine for tonsil stones when an earache and a pain in the tonsils are present. Pain from the throat radiates to the ears. In most cases, this pain is present while swallowing. The pain is stitching in nature, and a sensation of a splinter in the throat is an important attending symptom. History of chronic tonsillitis is often present in most cases needing Hepar Sulph.

What are Tonsil Stones?

Tonsils are a mass of lymphoid tissue located in the back of the throat on both sides. Tonsils have natural folds in them known as crypts (approx 10 to 20 in number). Sometimes mucus, debris, dead cells, bacteria, food can trap and accumulate in these crypts. These materials get stuck in the folds of the tonsils and become hard and calcified. People with recurrent/chronic tonsillitis are most prone to develop tonsil stones. A long-standing sinus complaint, poor dental hygiene, under active salivary glands, a large size of tonsils, and post nasal drip are some of the factors that can contribute to the formation of tonsil stones.

Symptoms of Tonsil Stones 

In most cases, tonsil stones (especially small ones) don’t lead to any symptoms. The symptoms may appear in case of large tonsil stones. The most prominent symptom of tonsil stone is bad breath (medically known as halitosis). Other symptoms include general pain in the tonsils, difficulty swallowing foods, and liquids, a general cough and pain in the ear. Some other symptoms that may be present include the sensation of something being stuck in the throat and bad taste/metallic taste in the back of the throat. The affected tonsil may be swollen and enlarged. White/yellow solid concretions can be seen in the pockets of tonsils, but they may not be visible if they lie deep inside the tonsils. In some cases, there may be an abscess formation in the tonsil as a complication.

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Top Homeopathic Remedies for Orchitis

Orchitis refers to the inflammation of testicles. It can be one-sided (unilateral) or both sided (bilateral). In most cases, orchitis is caused by a bacterial infection or a viral infection. Homeopathic treatment for orchitis carries an excellent scope to treat the problem for long-term results. Homeopathic medicines for orchitis boost the body’s immune system to fight the infection causing orchitis and promote natural healing. They help reduce the inflammation in the testicles and manage the associated symptoms like pain in the testicles, heaviness in the testicles, groin pain, painful / burning urination, painful ejaculation, and discharge from the penis.

Homeopathic Remedies for Orchitis

Clematis Erecta – Homeopathic Remedy for Orchitis with Painful, Inflamed, Swollen Testicles

Clematis Erecta is a natural homeopathic medicine used to treat orchitis. It is prepared from the leaves and stem of a plant named ‘Virgin’s Bower’ that belongs to the Ranunculaceae family. A person needing Clematis Erecta has painful, inflamed, and swollen testicles. A bruised feeling in the testicles may be present, along with a drawing or shooting pain in the testes. The pain from testicles tends to extend to the groins and the thighs. Swelling in the groin on the same side as that of the inflamed testicles also appears. Sometimes, a pinching pain is felt in the testicles. The testicles are also painful to touch. Walking worsens the pain.
Clematis is also indicated for a burning pain that appears during ejaculation. The patient may have a history of gonorrhea.

Rhododendron Chrysanthum – Effective Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis when Testicles are Sore and Painful to Touch

Rhododendron Chrysanthum is a natural medicine prepared from fresh leaves of a plant commonly named ‘Yellow Snow Rose.’ The natural order of this plant is Ericaceae. Use of Rhododendron is considered when testicles are very sore and painful to touch. The soreness extends from the testicles to abdomen, thighs or perineum. The nature of pain in the testicles varies from drawing, sticking, bruised, pressing, pricking or tearing. The pain in testicles gets worse from sitting, and there is relief from motion or walking. A thin discharge from the urethra may be present. Fever may attend orchitis. There may be enlargement of testicles after chronic orchitis and swelling of testicles post gonorrhea.

Spongia Tosta – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Stitching, Shooting Pain in Testicles

Spongia Tosta is indicated for orchitis with stitching and shooting pain in the testicles. The pain from the testicles may extend to the groin and the spermatic cord. Pain in testicles can get worse from touch. In a few cases that call for the use of Spongia, a pinching or squeezing pain in the testicles is felt. Along with orchitis, the epididymis may be enlarged and hardened. A heated sensation in the scrotum, testicle and spermatic cord is usually present.

Conium Maculatum – Natural Homeopathic Cure for Orchitis with Painful Ejaculation

Conium Maculatum is a natural medicine for orchitis where the affected person experiences painful ejaculation. The testicles are swollen with cutting pains in testicles.
The pain from testicles extends to the root of the penis. Sometimes, pressing and tearing pains in testes may be present. It is also indicated for very severe pains in the testicles that appear during the night, often waking the person from sleep.

Pulsatilla Nigricans – Natural Homeopathic Remedy for Orchitis following Mumps Infection

Pulsatilla Nigricans is a natural remedy for orchitis prepared from a plan called ‘Wind Flower.’ This plant belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla Nigricans offers natural homeopathic treatment for orchitis that follows a mumps infection. There is an aching, burning pain in the swollen testicles. The testes are also sore with tearing, lacerating or burning pains. Testicles are very tender to touch. Sometimes, there may be a severe, pressing pain in testicles. The pain may extend to the abdomen and loins. Standing and walking worsens the testicle pain. A deep-seated pain is felt in the groins too. Fever, nausea, and vomiting may arise with orchitis. Along with a swollen testicle, the epididymis is also swollen (a condition known as epididymitis). A thick yellow or yellow-green discharge from the penis may be present.

Nux Vomica – Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Swelling and Hardness of Testicles

Nux Vomica is indicated when there is inflammation of testicles with swelling and hardness. The testes are sensitive and painful to touch. A pain of constrictive, and drawing nature is present in the testicles. Pressure and motion worsen the pain. Cramp-like pain and contraction in spermatic cord may be felt. A thin discharge from the penis may appear. Burning on urinating is also present.

Merc Sol – Natural Homeopathic Medicine for Orchitis with Gonorrhea Infection

Merc Sol is a well-indicated natural remedy for orchitis linked to a gonorrhea infection. The person needing Merc Sol has swollen, hard testicles with a drawing pain that extends to the groins, abdomen, and legs. There is a yellowish-greenish discharge from the penis. The discharge may be worse at night. Other symptoms include painful erections, burning in the urethra while passing urine.

Cantharis Vesicatoria – Effective Homeopathic Treatment for Orchitis with Painful, Burning Urination

Cantharis Vesicatoria is recommended for orchitis treatment when the testes are swollen, inflamed, and painful. A predominating symptom that indicates the need for this medicine is painful, burning urination. A burning, smarting, pain is intensely felt while passing urine. Sometimes, cutting pain in the urethra is also present. Another attending symptom is burning pain in the urethra after coitus.

The Main Cause of Orchitis

A viral infection that mainly leads to orchitis is mumps. Bacterial orchitis primarily results from epididymitis (infection of epididymis – a coiled tube at the back of the testicle that stores sperm while they mature and transports sperms from testicles to vas deferens).
Bacteria mainly associated with orchitis are E.coli and staphylococcus.

Risk Factors Associated with Orchitis

The risk factors for orchitis from sexually transmitted infections include – having a partner with a sexually transmitted disease, having unprotected sex with multiple sexual partners, or himself having a history of any sexually transmitted infection.

Risk factors for orchitis other than from sexually transmitted infection are – repeated urinary tract infections (UTI’s), any surgery of urinary tract or genitals, congenital problems of the urinary tract, and not being vaccinated against mumps virus.

Signs and Symptoms of Orchitis

The signs and symptoms of orchitis may be present on one side, or on both sided. These symptoms include pain in the testicles, swelling in testicles, heaviness in the swollen testicles, pain in the groin, tenderness in testicles, painful and burning urination, painful ejaculation, blood in the semen, discharge, nausea, fever, vomiting, and swollen lymph nodes of the groin area.

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