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Effective Homeopathic Remedies For Contact Dermatitis

Contact Dermatitis refers to a skin rash that occurs from coming in contact with certain substances or an allergic reaction to it. There are various such substances that can lead to it and some of its examples include detergents, soaps, cosmetics, hair dyes and plants. The affected skin becomes red, inflamed, irritated and itchy in these cases. Homeopathic remedies for contact dermatitis aim at healing the condition rather than suppressing it and bring effective and gentle recovery without any risk of side effects.  

CausesHomeopathic remedies for contact dermatitis

It arises due to exposure to a particular substance that tends to make the skin irritated or causes an allergic reaction to it. There are numerous such substances that can lead to it. 

Contact dermatitis is divided into three types that includes irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis and photocontact  dermatitis. These types are described below: 

  1. Irritant Contact Dermatitis

This is the most common among all the types. It arises from contact of the skin  with an irritant that damages the outer protective layer of the skin. It may develop either from exposure to strong irritants just once, or exposures to less irritating substances multiple times. Some examples of the common irritants include detergents, bleach, some soaps, alcohol, shampoos, plants, pesticides, kerosene and wool dust.

  1. Allergic Contact Dermatitis

It arises from an immune reaction in the  skin from exposure to a substance to which sensitivity is present (allergen). In this case exposure to allergen leads to  release of inflammatory chemicals that cause a skin reaction. It may occur from direct skin contact with an allergen or also through eating  some of the foods and taking certain medicines. Some of the common allergens include  cosmetics, hair dyes, jewellery of  nickel or gold, latex gloves, medications (eg, antibiotic creams and oral antihistamines), body washes, perfumes and poison oak /poison ivy. Children may get a reaction from use of diapers, baby wipes etc

3. Photocontact  Dermatitis

It is least common among all of its types. It occurs from use of products like sunscreens that can cause a reaction from sun exposure.

Symptoms

In this condition the rash occurs on the skin area that comes in direct contact with substance that causes a reaction. For example rash on hand from use of certain detergent. The rash tends to appear within a few minutes to hours after exposure.

There appears a red skin rash along with itching in these cases. The rash may be swollen. It may be sore and tender to touch. There may be a burning sensation in it. In some cases, blisters or bumps may appear on the affected skin area. These may ooze fluid and may be crusted. In some of the cases there occurs dryness and cracks over the skin. Scaliness may also be there. In other cases,  the skin may become darkened or leathery.  If a person scratches the involved skin area frequently  then there are chances of getting infection. Scratching results in oozing of discharge from skin affected. This provides an ideal environment for flourishing of the bacteria or fungi and causing an infection. The skin rash in this condition is not contagious and it doesn’t spread from one person to another through direct skin contact.

Homeopathic Remedies For Contact Dermatitis

Firstly, the use of any product which is causing the problem must be stopped.  Along with this, one can start homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy offers a very natural treatment for cases of contact dermatitis. Homeopathic medicines work by moderating the overactive response of the immune system in allergic type. These medicines help to halt the further progression of skin rash and eruptions in any of its types. The already present rash and eruptions also gradually improve. The skin dryness and roughness gets better. Any cracks if present heals with its use. The attended redness, inflammation and skin swelling reduces with them. These also help to soothe the itching and burning present in the affected skin area. Homeopathic medicines help to reduce any discharges if present from the skin eruptions. The homeopathic medicine for these cases is selected individually for each and every case. The selection of medicine is done as per the signs and symptoms experienced by the sufferer. These medicines aim at healing the condition rather than suppressing it and bring effective and gentle recovery. The best thing is the medicines used for its treatment are of natural origin so hence are very safe to use without any risk of side effects.  

  1. Graphites – Top Grade Medicine

Graphites tops the list of homeopathic medicines for treating these cases. First indication to use this medicine is eruptions on the skin that ooze out fluid. The fluid that comes out is specifically a glutinous and sticky type. These eruptions may be crusted also. There is itching and burning in the eruptions. Its next indication is dryness and roughness of the skin affected with dermatitis. It may also have cracks in it. 

  1. Petroleum – With Marked Dryness And Cracks

It is a very effective medicine when there is excessive dryness and cracks on the affected skin area. This skin is also hard, rough and thickened. Bleeding may occur from the cracks. In some cases needing it there may be a thick crust present on the skin involved. The crust may be green in colour. Redness is present along with the crusts. It may be accompanied with itching and burning. Lastly the skin is sensitive to touch. Vesicular eruption may also be there with thick scabs.

  1. Sulphur – With Marked Itching And Burning

It is a leading medicine for managing cases where itching and burning are marked.  In most cases requiring it the itching is worse at night time. Itching may also worsen from warmth and washing. The burning on skin is felt after scratching sometimes with pain and bleeding. The affected skin may be dry, rough and scaly. The skin is also sore.

  1. Natrum Mur – With Marked Redness, Rawness And Inflammation

It is the next well indicated medicine for dermatitis. It is highly beneficial for cases where redness, rawness and inflammation on the skin are intense. In the skin rash itching, pricking and stinging sensation may be felt. In cases needing it there may be blisters on the skin that contain watery fluid.

  1. Psorinum – With Eruptions Of Small Blisters

This medicine is useful for eruptions of small blisters on the skin. It is attended with intolerable itching which disturbs the sleep. The itching worsens from warmth. Person scratches the skin until it bleeds. The itching is attended with a stinging sensation. In some cases slightly elevated spots occur on a swollen skin base where this medicine is indicated. 

  1. Arsenic Album – With Scaly Eruptions

It offers great help in cases where scaly eruptions are present. Skin may be dry and rough. Itching and burning is felt in these. Burning and soreness is felt from scratching. Bleeding may occur  after scratching. Sometimes fetid pus like discharge may appear from the eruptions. The skin is over sensitive to touch. The skin complaint may get worse from cold and get better by warm application.

  1. Fagopyrum – When Itching Is Better By Cold Water Application

It is a natural medicine prepared from the whole mature plant Fagopyrum Esculentum also known as Polygonum fagopyrum an Buckwheat. This plant belongs to family polygonaceae. It is valuable for cases of dermatitis where itching is better by cold water application. In cases needing it the skin is red, sore, swollen and hot. The itching is intense. It gets worse from touch and scratching. On the skin blisters (eruptions containing fluid) or pustular (containing pus) eruptions may be present. 

  1. Mezereum – When There Are Eruptions With Oozing Of Gooey Discharge

This medicine is prepared from plant Daphne mezereum also known as Mezereon and Spurge Olive. The part of the plant used to prepare this homeopathic medicine is fresh bark gathered just before the plant flowers in February and March. It belongs to the family thymelaeaceae. It is well indicated for cases having eruption with oozing of gooey discharge. The eruptions are covered with thick crusts and scabs where it is required. Pus may be present under the crusts. The crusty eruptions may bleed when touched. There is intolerable itching in the eruptions. 

  10.  Alumina – For Dry, Rough And Cracked Skin

This medicine is used when there is dry, rough and cracked skin. Eruptions may also be there. They may be dry, humid, scabby and sore. There is intolerable itching in the affected skin area. It especially gets worse from warmth of bed. It may also get worse in the evening time. The person who needs it may scratch the skin intensely till it bleeds due to extreme itching. After scratching the skin area becomes painful. 

  1. Rhus Tox – For Dermatitis With Thick Oozing Crusts 

Its use is recommended for cases in which there are eruptions with thick crusts which ooze offensive matter. The skin surface is raw and excoriated. There is burning and itching in the affected skin area. There is excessive scratching and the more the skin is scratched the desire to scratch increases. Tingling pains may also be felt in skin along with above symptoms.

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6 Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Insect Bite

Insect bites are puncture wounds caused by insects. Insects tend to bite either to defend themselves when they are agitated or when they are seeking to feed. Homeopathic medicines for insect bite can help in managing the insect bites where mild to moderate signs and symptoms are present, and are localised to the skin.

Homeopathic Medicines for Insect Bite
The most common insects that tend to bite or sting include bees, mosquitoes, wasps, flies, fleas, ants and bedbugs. Most of the insect bites are mild and only lead to slight discomfort in the majority of the cases.
When an insect bites or stings it injects a venom in the body. This results in a response from the body’s immune system. Usually immediately there occurs redness and swelling at the skin site being stung or bitten. This can be followed by soreness and itching. In a person having sensitivity to insect venom a life threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis may occur that needs immediate medical help from conventional mode of treatment.
Anaphylaxis refers to a severe allergic reaction that arises from  release of certain chemicals by the body’s immune system which can prove fatal if not treated promptly.
Some of the signs and symptoms that indicates severe allergic reaction are hives, flushed or pale skin attended with swelling of the throat and the tongue,  trouble in breathing,  sudden drop in the blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea (loose stool), lightheadedness, dizziness, a rapid pulse and loss of consciousness. In these cases urgent help from conventional mode of treatment is needed as  it can be life threatening if not treated immediately.
There are high chances of severe reaction usually in the elderly people and the children.

Symptoms

The insect bite leads to redness, swelling, inflammation, pain, stinging sensation at the site being bitten or stung. Next blisters (fluid filled eruptions) may develop on the affected skin site. Itching, and irritation on skin can be felt. The site of bite or sting may be hot to touch and may also have numbness and a tingling sensation. These signs and symptoms are not serious and tend to resolve within a few days normally. But in some cases from an allergic reaction urticaria develops on the skin. Urticaria is also known as hives which refers to raised, pale red itchy wheals / bumps on the skin surface that results from an allergic skin reaction. The wheals can be attended with burning and stinging pains.  In rare cases a severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to the insect venom may occur. The reaction that will occur varies upon which insect has bitten / stung a person and the sensitivity of a person individually towards it. Sometimes infection occurs in the insect bite cases. In this case there occur pus formation in or around the area of bite, an unwell feeling, fever, flu like symptoms and swelling of the glands.

 

Some of the common insects and their signs and symptoms are as follows:

Mosquito

In case of mosquito bite a small, round bump occurs after bite on the skin being bitten. After that it tends to get hard and red. It also gets swollen along with itching. They may also transmit diseases like dengue fever, malaria, Zika, yellow fever if they are carriers of its infectious agent.

Bedbug

In case of bedbug bite a person gets a rash attended with itching from an allergic reaction. The rash is small red swollen with a dark red center. These appear in the uncovered body parts and occur in a line or in cluster form. Itchy blisters (fluid – filled bumps) or urticaria may occur at the site of being bitten.

Fire ants 

Its bite causes red swollen spots on the skin with a blister on  the top. It is attended with itching pain, stinging and burning sensation. In some of its cases intense allergic reactions can arise which is very dangerous. Its signs are generalised itching, swelling over the body and trouble breathing. 

Fly bites

It leads to skin rash at the bitten area. It is itchy and painful. Sometimes they can cause severe allergic reactions. They can also cause spread of insect – borne diseases.

Flea bites

In case of flea bites usually wheals appear initially that become hard papules within 12 – 24 hours. These are located in clusters on the lower legs and feet. Fleas can also cause transmission of certain disease like typhus 

Tick

In tick bites pain and swelling occurs at the bitten area. The tick usually remains attached to skin for a long time. The ticks may cause skin rash, blisters, burning and problem breathing. Ticks may also lead to Lyme disease (it spreads from tick bite infected by the bacterium of the type borrelia known as Borrelia burgdorferi). 

Lice

The preferred body parts for the lice are the scalp and pubic area and they feed on the blood. They cause red welts at the site of  the bite and this site is intensely itchy.

Horse flies 

When they bite immediately a sharp burning sensation is felt on the skin affected. The site of the bite is red, swollen and itchy. Bruising may also occur at this site. In some cases hives, weakness, dizziness, wheezing, itching of the eyes and lips with redness and swelling can occur.

Chiggers 

Its bites cause painful, itchy rash, next it may lead to wheals, pimples, blisters with itching. These may appear in clusters in folds of  the skin. 

Bees

These cause redness, pain, swelling, itching occurs at the site of the sting. In some cases there may occur a severe allergic reaction (called anaphylaxis) from a bee sting.

Wasps

Wasps cans sting multiple times and tend to cause pain along with burning, itching, redness, swelling at the sting site. Around the sting site a raised welt appears.

Yellow jacket

Yellow jacket sting causes swelling, redness, itching and tenderness at the area being stung.

Homeopathic Remedies for Insect Bite 

Homeopathic medicines effectively reduce the sharp pain stinging, pricking pain at the skin site that has been bitten. These also help to soothe the  itching or burning sensation . They also reduce the redness and swelling at the site of bite and sting. These are helpful for managing the hives / urticaria without any other symptom linked with anaphylaxis. It is to be noted that in severe cases where  symptoms indicate severe allergic reaction/anaphylaxis it is strictly advised to take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment as it is a medical emergency and homeopathy has limitations to help these cases.

  1. Ledum pal – Top Grade Medicine

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Ledum Palustre commonly known as wild rosemary and marsh cistus. This plant belongs to family ericaceae. It is prominently indicated medicine for cases of insect bite, stings and mosquito bites. In cases needing the wounded skin parts feel cold to touch. Swelling is also there. In some cases foul pus may come out of the wound site from infection. Other than this it is also well indicated for cases of bee sting, wasps sting and puncture wounds.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Urticaria from Insect Bite and Sting

Apis Mellifica is a very effective medicine for urticaria arising from insect bite and sting. In such cases there appear red wheels on skin. These are painful and tender to touch. Marked burning and stinging sensation is felt in them. Sometimes there occur prickling and smarting in these. Intense itching is also there. The itching is intolerable especially at night time. Next it is indicated for elevated spots on the skin arising after a bite of insects. These spots are sore and painful. These are also sensitive to touch. Another indicating feature for using it is swelling occurring after insect bites. 

  1. Hypericum – For Marked Soreness on the Affected Skin

This medicine is prepared from a plant Hypericum Perforatum commonly known as St. John’s Wort. This plant belongs to family hypericaceae. The main indication for using this medicine is excessive soreness at the site of insect bite, sting and puncture wounds. 

  1. Arnica – For Swelling after Insect Sting

It is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana commonly known as Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is a helpful medicine for swelling appearing after insect sting. The swelling is hot, hard and shiny where this medicine is required.


5. Caladium – When Itching and Burning is Marked

It is prepared from plant Caladium seguinum also known as Arum seguinum and Dumb Cane. It belongs to family araceae. This is very useful medicine for cases where there is intense itching present in the skin bite area. Severe burning sensation attends it.

  1. Echinacea – For Skin Irritation from Insect Bite

This medicine is prepared from plant Echinacea angustifolia. This plant belongs to family compositae.  It is a valuable medicine to manage skin irritation from insect bite. There may occur papules on the skin with redness. The skin may be dry.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Eye Discharge

The mechanism of blinking tears that are secreted by the lacrimal glands in the eye to moisten the eyes and clear the mucus produced by eyes (throughout the day) helps remove debris or other irritants. But during sleep, there is no  blinking and any mucus or irritant like sand or dirt that may be present in the eye accumulates in the corner of the eyes. This is known as sleep in the eyes. Some sleep in the eyes upon waking is normal, but when eye discharge is excessive, yellow or green in colour, then it can be indicative of some health issue of the eye that needs to be diagnosed. Homeopathic remedies for eye discharge are recommended in cases of mild to moderate intensity and when no serious cause is linked with the discharge. homeopathic remedies for eye discharge

It can arise from various reasons. First, it can result from eye infections (bacterial, viral). Second, it can arise in case of allergies. Next it may be caused by conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva which is a thin clear tissue that is present over the white portion of the eye and that lines the inside of the eyelid), also known as pink eye. It can be caused by allergies or an infection with virus or bacteria.
Other than these it can be found in case of blocked tear duct (The fluid produced by tear glands lubricates the eyes every time we blink. This fluid drains into ducts present in the eye corners close to the nose. In case these ducts are blocked then the fluid accumulates and may get infected leading to eye discharge). Next reason is eye injury or  foreign bodies in the eye like dirt, debris etc . It may also occur from wearing old or dirty contact lenses.

Dry eyes (When the eyes get dry, signals are sent to the brain to produce tears. In some of these cases the tears come that don’t have the same composition and nourishing value as compared to regular tears. These tears with excessive mucus can cause strings and excessive discharge from eyes) and blepharitis (means inflammation of the edges of the eyelid where eyelashes grow) are yet other reasons behind it. Apart from above it may be caused by corneal ulcer (an open sore that forms on the cornea – the thin clear layer over the iris) and fungal keratitis  (inflammation of the cornea resulting from infection by a fungal organism). Lastly it may occur in case of eye herpes (it is also known as ocular herpes and refers to an infection of the eye by herpes simplex virus – HSV). 

Symptoms

The eye discharge can be thick / thin, transparent / opaque and vary in colour (yellow, white, green) depending on the cause behind it. Eye discharge can be accompanied by redness of the eyes, burning in eyes, itchy eyes, gritty sensation in eyes, blurring of vision, pain in the eye, sensitivity to light (photophobia), swelling of the eyelid and sticking of the eyelids together on waking up.

Homeopathic Remedies for Eye Discharge

Homeopathic medicines carry a good scope to manage cases of eye discharge.  These help in decreasing the discharge by working to treat the root cause behind it. Along with discharge these also help to manage its attending symptoms like redness of the eyes, burning in eyes, itchy eyes, gritty sensation in the eyes. These medicines are recommended in cases of mild to moderate intensity and when no serious cause is linked with it. But in cases where it is of severe intensity and linked with serious causes then it is advised to take urgent help from conventional mode of treatment. Some of the indications where emergency help is needed are persistent eye discharge, or when it is attended with  severe eye pain, visual changes like blurriness or is occurring from an eye injury. 

  1. Euphrasia – Top Grade Medicine

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Euphrasia Officinalis also  known as  eye – bright. This plant belongs to family scrophulariaceae. It is a leading medicine for the cases of eye discharge. This medicine is effective when discharge is watery or yellow in colour. The discharge is acrid that causes burning and biting sensation in the eyes. Along with this there is itching in the eyes. A sensation of sand in the eyes may also be there. The conjunctiva may be inflamed. In some cases the eyelids are swollen along with burning sensation. Sometimes sensitivity to light accompanies above symptoms.  It is well indicated for cases of conjunctivitis and allergies.

2. Argentum Nitricum – With Sticking of Eyelids in Morning

It is a well indicated medicine for eye discharge that causes sticking of eyelids in the morning. It is a great medicine for conjunctivitis where conjunctiva is very pink or red attended with profuse discharge of mucus and pus. The discharges are thick where it is required. In some cases the eyelid margins are inflamed with thick crusts on it.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Yellow Discharges

It is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly named as wind flower and pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is useful for cases where yellow discharge from the eyes is present. The discharge is thick and profuse. With this there is itching and burning in the eyes. Lids may be inflamed and sticky too. The eyes are intensely red and can be attended with great sensitivity to light. Sometimes a sensation of sand in between the eye and lid can be present.

  1. Natrum Mur – For Eye Discharge and Swollen Eyelids

It is a good medicine for cases where eye discharges are there along with swelling of the eyelids. The lids look dark, purplish. The discharges consist of mucus and pus. The white of the eyes are also red. Next a sensation of sand in the eyes may accompany the above especially in morning time. The eyelids are sticky in the morning. 

  1. Petroleum – For White Eye Discharge

This medicine is very valuable for cases of white coloured eye discharge. Persons needing it also feel pain in the eyes that can be pressing or stitching type. They also have burning, itching in the eyes. They may also have inflammation of the eyelids with redness and sometimes covered with scabs. The eyelids are also itchy with desire to rub it.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Mucus Discharge with Burning, Stinging Sensation in Eyes

This is a very helpful medicine for eye discharge with burning and stinging sensation in the eyes.  Redness of eyes is marked with this. Next there is great sensitivity to light. A sensation of a foreign body in eyes may also be there. Lids may be greatly swollen with difficulty in opening them.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Mucus Discharge from Eyes with Chronic Eye Inflammation

This is a significant medicine for mucus discharge from eyes with chronic eye inflammation. The discharge may also be pus-like. It is accompanied with sensitivity to light. Eyes are also sensitive to touch and air. Stitches in the eyes may be felt. Lastly there may be pressure in the eyes mainly when moving them.

  1. Merc Sol – For Thin Eye Discharges Consisting of Mucus and Pus 

This medicine works well in cases where the discharge from eyes consists of mucus and pus. Along with this eyelid swelling may be present. Next there may be heat and burning sensation in the eyes. Itching and pressure in eyes are yet other attending symptoms. Eyes are also red and may be accompanied with stitching pain in the eyes.

  1. Sulphur – To Manage Itching and Burning in Eyes

This medicine is beneficial for managing itching and burning in the  eyes along with eye discharge. The discharge for using it is thin and excoriating. This can be accompanied by a sensation of salt in the eyes. With this there can be photophobia. Sticking of the eyelids may also be there along with above symptoms. 

  1. Graphites – For Swollen, Red Conjunctiva with Pus-like Discharge

This medicine is prominently indicated for swollen, red conjunctiva accompanied with pus discharge from eyes. With this there is sticking of lids at night.  sensitivity to light may attend it. Pain of aching, burning or sticking nature may also be present. Other than these smarting and biting sensation in eyes can occur.

  1. Hydrastis – When There is Thick Mucus Discharge from Eyes

It is prepared from fresh root of plant Hydrastis canadensis also known as Golden Seal, Orange – root and Yellow Puccoon. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is effective to treat cases when there is thick mucus discharge from eyes. It is profuse and white in colour. Pain and burning in eyes occurs with this. 

  1. Allium Cepa – For Watery Eye Discharge

Its use is considered when there are watery eye discharges. The discharge may be accompanied with watery nasal discharges and sneezing. Burning, biting and smarting in the eyes may be there. Eyes are also red and itchy, sometimes sensitive to touch. Sensitivity to light can also be complained.  Swelling of the eyelids and around eyes may be present along with above symptoms.

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Stiff Knees – Homeopathic Medicines for Pain Management

Stiff knees refers to a condition in which there is difficulty in moving the knee joint within normal range of motion resulting in its restricted movement. It is a very common issue that occurs mainly in elderly persons and people who are physically very active. Homeopathic medicines for stiff knees are recommended in cases where no serious cause is related to knee stiffness. homeopathic medicines for stiff knee

It can arise as a result of a knee injury. This includes an injury to ligaments (elastic tissue that connects one bone to another bone) as from a sprain (wrenching or twisting the ligaments), its rupture, or tear can lead to stiff knees. Next injury is of meniscus (cartilage between bones of knee joint) that can cause tightness of the knees. 

Secondly, it can occur from stiff knee syndrome (arthrofibrosis). It results from an excess of scar tissue around the knee joint. It is common after knee surgery like knee replacement. Other type of surgeries that can lead to knee tightness include ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction, meniscus repair and knee tendon repair.

Third reason is arthritis (joint inflammation). The types of arthritis linked with it includes rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disorder primarily affecting joints resulting in inflammation, swelling, pain and warmth in the joints), osteoarthritis (arthritis that arise from wear and tear of the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones) and post traumatic arthritis. Next it can arise in case of gout (arthritis with pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints mostly joint at the base of the big toe arising from increased uric acid levels in blood).

It may also occur from bleeding within the joint space (hemarthrosis), fracture of  the knee bone, tendinitis or tendon rupture. Lastly it can arise in case of bursitis ( inflammation of the bursa means the fluid – filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons and muscles near the joints) and abscess around the knee.  Some of the serious reasons behind it that requires emergency medical help include bone infection (osteomyelitis), septic arthritis (infectious arthritis) and bone tumours. Poor flexibility in leg and overuse of knee joint or surrounding tissues can also contribute to it

Symptoms 

It may be attended with some other symptoms depending on the cause behind it. These include pain in the knee (it can be dull, sharp, aching, burning, stabbing type of pain), swelling of knee, redness and warmth of knees. Muscle weakness around the knee, deformity of the knee joint may also be present. Some serious symptoms like high fever, breakage of bone, loss of sensation in the lower leg, severe uncontrollable pain and severe bleeding need urgent medical treatment.

Homeopathic Medicines for Stiff Knee 

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in managing stiffness of the knees. These medicines bring great relief in knee stiffness by targeting the root cause behind it like by reducing joint inflammation, healing the injured ligaments, and tendons. Along with relieving stiffness these medicines also help in bringing relief in attending symptoms like pain, swelling, tenderness, weakness in the knee joint.
Homeopathic medicines are suitable for treating stiff knees in persons of all age groups. In cases where the symptoms are severe or indicate any serious cause associated with knee stiffness like osteomyelitis, infectious arthritis, it is advisable to take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment.

  1. Rhus Tox – Top Grade Medicine 

Rhus Tox is a leading medicine for managing cases of stiff knees. In cases needing it along with stiffness, swelling may be present in the knee. Pain is also there in the knee joint which may be burning, tearing or stitching in nature. The pain is worse at rest. It gets better from motion and also from warmth. The pain may extend down to the leg from the knee. The knee feels tensed as if it is short. Knees also feels heavy. It is well indicated for knee stiffness arising from sprain, injury and joint inflammation. 

  1. Bryonia – For Knee Stiffness and Pain

This medicine is prepared from the root of plant Bryonia Alba. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is very beneficial for managing knee stiffness and pain. There is restricted movement of the knee joint where it is indicated. The pain in the knee is mostly stitching type for using it. It is worse from motion. It is better during rest. The knee on the inner side is tender to touch. Swelling and inflammation of the knee is also there and the knee looks swollen, red, shining.

  1. Causticum – For Knee Stiffness while Walking

This medicine is prominently indicated for knee stiffness which is felt while walking. The stiffness is marked in the hollow of the knee. With this a drawing pain is present in the knee. The knee tendons feel as if they are shortened. The knees feel tensed. Cracking sound in the knees is also there while walking and descending stairs.

  1. Ledum Pal – For Stiffness, Pain and Weakness of Knee Joint

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Ledum Palustre commonly known as wild rosemary and marsh cistus. This plant belongs to family ericaceae. This medicine is useful for stiffness, pain and weakness of the knee joint. There is tearing, tensive pain in the knee joints that worsens with motion. There can also be stitching pain in the knee or pain as if it is beaten or sore. The knee is also swollen with pain which is better from cold applications. Cracking in knees is also present. There is weakness in the knee joint that makes a person sit down. Lastly there may be cramp – like tension in the knees.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Stiff Knees with Swelling, Pain

Calcarea Carb is a valuable medicine for persons who complain of stiff knees along with heat, swelling, pain. The pain they have may be stitching, tearing or stinging in nature. The knees are also sensitive to touch. Creaking sound in the knee may occur while walking. The swelling in the knee is worse at night and is attended with redness and burning sensation in the knee. In some cases needing it  there may be weakness and lameness of knee as if sprained.

  1. Ruta – For Knee Stiffness Linked with Joint or Tendon Injury

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. The natural order of this plant is rutaceae. It works well in cases where knee stiffness is linked with joint injury or tendon injury. Persons who need it feel as the tendons of knees are contracted and shortened along with stiffness. They also feel heaviness and weakness in knees especially after walking. On bending knees cracking sound occurs from knees.

  1. Colocynth – For Knee Stiffness that Prevents Bending

This medicine is prepared from pulp of fruit Citrullus colocynthis also known as cucumis colocynthis and bitter apple. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. Its use is considered when the knees are stiff with decreased flexibility of knee and difficulty in bending the knees. Along with this shooting or stitching, pains in the knee are felt. The pains are worse while walking or standing. Sensation of coldness in the knees is also present in addition to above symptoms.

  1. Berberis Vulgaris – For Sore, Painful, Stiff Knees

This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of the plant barberry that belongs to family Berberidaceae. It is very effective to manage soreness, pain and stiffness of the knees. In cases requiring it the knee is also very much swollen. Mostly stinging pain in the joint of the knee is felt. This usually occurs when walking. There also appears tension in the bend of the knee, as if tendons are too short. The knee also feels bruised. Lastly the knee feels lame and tired.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Stiff Knees on Stretching Out

It is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower and pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a well indicated medicine for stiffness of the knee when stretching it out. The stiffness is worse while walking. The hollow of knees feels tense. Next there is tearing, shooting or drawing pain in knees. Cracking in knees is also felt. The knee is also swollen, inflamed and sensitive to touch. There is difficulty in bending knees.

  1. Lycopodium – For Knee Stiffness on Sitting Down

This medicine is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum also known as club moss. It belongs to the family lycopodiaceae. This medicine is very useful when a person feels knee stiffness while sitting down. The stiffness is also felt during morning on rising especially in the hollow of the knee. Swelling in the knee is also present. There also occurs tearing pain in the knees. Heated sensation in the knee is also felt. 

  1. Sulphur – For Tightness in Hollow of Knee

Sulphur is indicated for cases where tightness in the hollow of the knee is present. It is also indicated when stiffness in the knee is felt when rising from a seat. Stitching pain in the knee accompanies it. Sometimes burning is felt in the knees. The inner surface of the knee is painful to least touch. Knee is red and swollen that worsens at night in bed.

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Effective Homeopathic Medicines For Hallucinations

Hallucinations are sensory perceptions experienced in the absence of external stimulus. For example a person with this can hear a voice which is not actually present or see an image which doesn’t exist in reality and is created only by his/her mind. Homeopathic medicines for hallucinations help to target the root cause behind it and manage the complaint quite well.

These can be related to any of the five senses. These can be  heard, smelled, seen, felt or tasted. These can be accompanied by aggressive behaviour, depression, anxiety and headache. 

TypesHomeopathic medicines for hallucinations

  1. Auditory Hallucinations

These are the most common type of hallucinations among all the types. In this a person hears sounds (like hissing, whistling etc) or voices, music which are not there in reality. Sometimes he may hear someone telling / commanding him to do certain things. The voices he hears may be familiar or can be unfamiliar. They may be heard in a friendly or aggressive tone. Perception of sound is termed elementary hallucinations while perception of the voices or music is known as complex hallucinations. 

  1. Visual Hallucinations

Persons having these types see things in the environment that are not actually present. For example, they may see a person, an animal, an object, light or colours which are not present in the environment and no other person can see as they don’t exist in reality. Seeing colours, geometric shapes, lights are termed as simple visual hallucinations while seeing life like images eg., persons, animals or objects are referred to as complex visual hallucinations 

  1. Olfactory hallucinations

In this type a person smells something which is not actually there. This type is also called phantosmia. For example he may smell a foul unpleasant odour, or some odour of something rotten, spoiled or burnt.

  1. Gustatory hallucinations

These are related to a sense of taste where a person feels a taste of something in the mouth that has not been eaten. Mostly there are unpleasant strange tastes in the mouth like metallic taste.

  1. Tactile hallucinations

In this a person feels something or someone has touched them or they may feel some movement in the body. Some examples of it are feeling as if bugs are crawling on the skin, someone has touched the body, or organs in the body are moving around. 

  1. General somatic sensation

In this a person feels as if his/her body is mutilated, disfigured, torn or some internal organs are removed from the body. There may also be a perception as if some animal has invaded the internal organ or his flesh is decomposing.

Causes

It can be caused by multiple reasons.

Firstly, it can arise from various psychological conditions among which the most common is schizophrenia (a psychological disorder in which reality is interpreted abnormally and the sufferer have hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking). Next such conditions include delirium (abrupt changes in the brain resulting in confused thinking, reduced awareness of the environment and emotional disruption) and dementia (A category of brain diseases which causes decreased ability to think and remember severe enough to affect daily functioning). 

Secondly, it can result from drinking excessive alcohol, taking drugs like cocaine and drugs that induce hallucinations (hallucinogens). Some of the examples of hallucinogens include LSD, dimethyltryptamine (DMT). 

It can also occur from taking medicines for some health  conditions. Some examples are certain medicines used for treating  epilepsy, depression, parkinson’s disease and psychosis.

Apart from above it can also arise from lack of sleep. Other than this it can be linked with seizures (fits), migraine, anxiety, depression, high fever, postpartum (means after child birth) mental health disorders, PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, head injury, kidney/liver failure, brain cancer, vision problems, vision loss and hearing loss. 

Homeopathic Medicines For Hallucinations

Homeopathic medicines can be of great help in managing the cases of hallucinations. These medicines target the root cause behind it and manage the complaint quite well. The homeopathic medicines are recommended for cases of mild to moderate intensity. In such cases with help of these medicines the intensity and frequency of complaint gradually reduces but in cases of severe intensity it is advised to take help from conventional mode of treatment. There are no specific medicines in homeopathy for this complaint and the medicine needed for a case is selected as per the symptom present in every individual case. So it is advised to take any homeopathic medicine after consulting a homeopathic physician who can after detailed case analysis find the medicine that will best suit a given case. In no case self medication should be done.  

  1. Anacardium – For Auditory Hallucinations

It is a natural medicine prepared from a layer of nuts between the shell and kernel of plant Anacardium Orientale commonly known as marking Nut. It belongs to family anacardiaceae. It is a leading medicine for cases where auditory hallucinations are prominent. It is indicated when a person hears voices of persons far away. Sometimes he may hear voices of dead people or spirits. In some cases the voices may be specifically saying that he is going to die. Other than this it is indicated for hallucination as if a demon is sitting on one shoulder commanding him to do offensive things while on the other shoulder an angel is sitting that is commanding him to do good things. Along with above symptoms there may be excessive anger from slightest cause with tendency to use foul language. It is a top listed medicine for cases of schizophrenia with auditory hallucinations.

  1. Stramonium – For Visual As Well As Auditory Hallucinations

This medicine is prepared from a plant known as thorn – apple. This plant  belongs to family solanaceae. Firstly it is beneficial when there are visual hallucinations. Here it is indicated for persons who see animals (cats, rats and dogs), ghosts, horrifying images, black objects and strangers. These terrify, frighten them. They may also see people coming out of all corners of a room. Next it is well indicated where a person says he sees god and is communicating with god. Thirdly it is helpful for auditory hallucinations where a person hears voices and talks with  absent persons or spirits.  It is also useful when a person hears scolding voices and also when he hears music. Along with above symptoms there is sudden mood changes from joy to sadness. Uncontrollable anger may be also present. 

  1. Lachesis – For Hallucination Of Fire

This medicine is indicated for cases where a person has hallucination of fire mainly at night time. Persons needing it may have chronic depression. Here intense sadness and anxiety are present. Violent anger can also be there. Apart from above it is a leading medicine for cases of schizophrenia.

  1. Veratrum Album – For Visual Hallucinations

It is prepared from root stocks of plant White Hellebore that belongs to the family melanthiaceae of liliaceae. Persons requiring this sees many people crowding in a room. They carry conversation with them. There may be violent anger outburst with this attended with desire to strike others. Other than this it is considered in cases where a person sees god and communicates with god. 

  1. Cannabis Indica – Where A Person Hears Music

This medicine is beneficial for cases in which a person hears music. It is valuable when a person hears numberless bells ringing sweetly. Lastly it is indicated where a person feels that someone is calling him. Some of the attending symptoms include absent mindedness, poor concentration and uncontrollable laughter. 

  1. Belladonna – Where Person Sees Ghosts And Animals

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. This medicine is of great help for hallucination in persons seeing ghosts and animals. They also see monsters, hideous faces and insects. In the case of animals they often see dogs, wolves and black animals. Its use is also done for persons who see fire. Restlessness, mania with biting, spitting on others,  striking, tearing things are some of the symptoms that can accompany.

  1. Thuja – For Hallucination Of Some Animal In Abdomen

It is prepared from fresh twigs of plant Thuja Occidentalis having the common name Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family coniferae. It is specifically indicated for cases where hallucination as if there is some animal in the abdomen is marked. Person needing it feels movements in the abdomen as if something alive is lying in it. Other than this it also works well where a person has hallucination of some strange person present on his side. 

  1. Anhalonium Lewinii – For Visual Hallucinations

This medicine is prepared from plant mescal buttons of family cactaceae. It is also indicated for visual hallucinations. It is considered for persons who see monsters in front of them. They may also have sadness and dullness. Sudden mood changes can be there. They have loss of contact with the outside world. 

  1. Pulsatilla – For Olfactory Hallucinations

This is a medicine which is considered when a person have hallucinations of imaginary smells 

  1. Cina and Staphysagria – For Gustatory Hallucinations

Both these medicines are indicated for hallucinations of taste.

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Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Tooth Abscess

Tooth abscess also known as dental abscess is a collection of pus that can occur in different parts of a tooth due to a bacterial infection. Homeopathic remedies for tooth abscess help in draining of pus and speeding the recovery process along with symptomatic relief.

Types

There are three common types as per its location on different regions of the tooth.

  1. Periapical Abscess – It refers to abscess that forms at the tip of the root of the tooth.
  2. Periodontal Abscess – it refers to an abscess that develops on the gums at the side of the root of the tooth. It carries a chance of spreading to the surrounding tissue and bone.
  3. Gingival Abscess – This type of abscess forms on the gums.

CausesHomeopathic Remedies For Tooth Abscess

It results from bacterial infection that enters teeth or gums.  

A periapical tooth abscess develops due to bacteria entering the  dental pulp (inner part of teeth that comprises nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue). The bacteria can enter through a dental cavity /tooth decay, an injury, crack in tooth or after dental work. 

Periodontal abscess results from gum disease (an inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth) or from an injury. 

Additionally, the gingival abscess forms when a foreign body like a  toothpick splinter, a bristle of toothbrush lodges in the gums.

Persons who don’t maintain proper dental hygiene are at risk of  it.

Taking a high sugar diet and dryness of mouth are also risk factors for tooth abscess.

Symptoms

A major symptom is throbbing pain in the tooth or in gums which can radiate to the jaw, ear or neck. It has a sudden onset and  becomes severe over time. A few other symptoms are tooth pain while chewing or biting, sensitivity to hot and cold temperature, redness and swelling in face or cheek. Other symptoms include swelling and redness of gums, bad breath, bad taste in mouth, discoloured teeth or loose teeth, tender lymph nodes under jaws or in neck and fever. When abscess ruptures the pain gets relieved and there is sudden filling of fluid in mouth which has a bad taste and foul smell.

Complications

If it is not properly treated in time then it can lead to serious life threatening issues. In such cases infection can spread to jaw, head, neck, brain or other body areas. Rarely sepsis where  infection spreads throughout the body can also result which is a life threatening condition. It is advisable to take urgent medical help if there occurs high fever, difficulty swallowing, swelling of face, severe headache, double vision, confusion, difficulty breathing or rapid heart rate as these are indicative of serious infection.

Homeopathic Remedies For Tooth Abscess

Homeopathic medicines prove highly useful in cases of tooth abscess. These medicines help in draining of pus and speeding the recovery process along with symptomatic relief. These medicines boost the body’s self healing mechanism to fight with the bacterial infection and aid a natural recovery. These medicines for treating tooth abscess are of natural origin and don’t have any side effects. The use of homeopathic medicines is recommended when the symptoms are of mild to moderate intensity. In case the symptoms are of severe intensity or there are some symptoms (Eg; high fever, difficulty swallowing, swelling of face, severe headache, double vision, confusion, difficulty breathing or rapid heart rate) that indicate a serious issue it is strictly advised to take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment to prevent life threatening complications. Homeopathy has a limitation in treating these severe and serious cases.    

  1. Hecla Lava – Top Grade Medicine

This medicine has a marked action on teeth, jaws, jaw bone and is a leading homeopathic medicine for many dental issues including dental abscess. Its use is most prominently indicated in tooth abscess cases when abscess forms on the gums. This may be from decayed teeth. Toothache is present in cases needing it. The teeth are very sensitive to pressure. It is accompanied by swelling about the jaws.

  1. Silicea – For Abscess On Gums Or Root Of The Teeth

It is one of the best homeopathic medicines for treating suppurative conditions means where pus formation is there. It remains very effective for treating cases of abscess in various parts of the body including teeth. In cases needing it there is abscess on the gums or root of the teeth. The affected gum is sore, inflamed. It is also painful  with slight pressure. Next there is sensitivity to cold water and cold air. There is throbbing, stinging pain in teeth. Sometimes there are boring, tearing pains in teeth that spread over the whole cheek, and facial bones. It prevents sleeping. The teeth may be decayed with pain that gets worse at night time. Teeth may also be loose. The pus discharge is thin and has a very offensive smell. This medicine relieves the symptoms and helps in maturation of abscess and reduces excessive pus formation.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Sharp / Throbbing Pain In Teeth

Hepar Sulph is another highly valuable medicine for cases of tooth abscess.  It is most frequently indicated when there is a sharp or throbbing toothache. The pain tends to get worse from eating. Breath may be offensive with this. The gums are swollen. The gums are painful to touch. This medicine helps to hasten the process of pus discharge and recovery and give symptomatic relief.

  1. Myristica – Prominent Medicine For Abscess

This medicine is prepared from plant Myristica Sebifera. This plant belongs to the family myristicaceae. It is a general medicine for treating abscess formed in various parts of the body. It is very effective to speed up the recovery in abscess cases and often prevent the need of surgical intervention.

  1. Merc Sol – With Pulsating Toothache 

Merc Sol is a very helpful medicine when there is pulsating type of pain in teeth. People needing it complain of worsening of this pain mostly at night time. Along with this there is marked swelling of gums. A burning sensation in gums may be felt. Sometimes they feel tearing, shooting pain in  teeth that radiates to face and ears. This may be relieved by rubbing the cheek. There is excessive salivation with above symptoms. The breath is also very offensive where it is required. The teeth may be decayed and feel loose. It is also one of the best medicines for gum disease. 

  1. Pyrogenium – When It Is Attended With Horribly Offensive Breath

This medicine is well indicated for cases where tooth abscess is accompanied by horribly offensive smell from mouth. The smell is often described by a person as putrid and cadaverous.  With this there may be fetid taste in the mouth as if it is full of pus.

  1. Lycopodium – When Teeth Are Painful To Touch And Chewing

This medicine is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum also known as club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. This medicine is considered when there is a toothache and teeth are painful to touch and chew. The pain may be relieved from taking warm drinks and also from warm applications. The tooth may be decayed. 

  1. Baryta Carb – For Abscess At Root Of Teeth

This medicine is prominent for cases of abscess that forms on the root of the teeth. In such cases jerking, throbbing toothache is present when this medicine is required. The pain may extend to the ear or temple of the head. The teeth may be decayed and hollow. When anything warm touches the teeth it may turn painful. The gums may be swollen and pale red with dark red margins. There is excessive saliva running out during sleep in addition to above signs and symptoms.

  1. Causticum – For Recurrent Abscess On Gums

This medicine is significant to treat cases where a tendency to have recurrent abscess on the gums is there. Persons who need it complain of pain in teeth that is worse from warmth and cold.  The pain may be throbbing or shooting in nature. With this they may feel teeth are loose. Dryness of the mouth is marked with above symptoms.

  1. Phosphorus – For Abscess On Gums From Decayed Teeth

This medicine is well indicated for abscess forming on the gums from decayed teeth. The gums are inflamed along with this. There is pain in the teeth. The pain is usually stinging, pricking or throbbing type for using this medicine. The pain is worse in the open air. It is also worse from chewing. In some cases there is tearing, shooting pain in the teeth that tend to  extend to face and head.

  1. Sulphur – For Abscess Of Gum With Oozing Of Pus And Blood

This medicine is indicated when there is abscess of pus and blood in the gums. The affected tooth is decayed. There is tearing pain in teeth and difficulty in opening the mouth. This is accompanied by great sensitiveness of teeth. Sometimes there is pulsating pain in teeth that get worse from heat. Other than above sometimes there is  drawing, stitching or boring pain in the teeth. The pain may radiate to the ear also.

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10 Homeopathic Medicines to Manage Hookworm Infection

A hookworm infection is an infection caused by intestinal parasites called hookworm. Among various hookworms the main hookworms that can cause infection includes Ancylostoma duodena and Necator americanus. Homeopathic medicines for hookworm infection help in providing symptomatic relief from symptoms like skin rash, itching, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, colic / cramps, tired feeling, weight loss. Homeopathic medicines for hookworm infection

This infection spreads when a person with this infection defecates in the soil or such feces are used in soil for fertilizer purposes. The eggs in such faeces hatches in 1 or 2 days and passes larvae in the soil. The survival time of larvae in the soil is about 3 to 4 weeks. A healthy person tends to get this infection when his / her skin comes into contact with such soil containing larvae of this worm. The larvae get into the body through skin contact. This usually occurs when a person walks barefoot on the soil contaminated with this worm’s larvae. Other than this there is also a possibility of getting this infection from eating contaminated food (like fruits or raw unwashed vegetables contaminated with such soil) or drinking contaminated water.

Once in the human body, the larvae gets in the bloodstream and from there are carried to the lungs. Afterwards the person can cough them up and swallow them from where they reach to the small intestine. The worms can live in the small intestine for over 2 years. People who live in places where sanitation facilities are poor or use of human faeces is done as fertilizer are at high risk of getting this infection. People  who live in areas where the climate is warm are also at risk of this infection. 

Symptoms 

There may be no symptoms at all of this infection especially if a person is healthy and has strong immunity, take an iron rich diet and the infection is of mild intensity. In cases where symptoms arise, initially there occurs itching and skin rash from allergic reaction located on the skin area from where the larvae penetrated into the skin. When the hookworm enters and grows in the intestine there appears diarrhoea (loose stool), pain in abdomen, abdominal colic / cramps, loss of appetite, nausea, blood in stool, tired feeling, weight loss and fever. In long term cases anaemia may occur. This arises because the hookworm get nutrients by feeding on the human blood. The chances of intense anaemia are high if the diet is not proper. It may also be severe in women who are pregnant or if a person is having malaria.  When red blood cell count becomes very low it may lead to heart failure. Its next complications include nutritional deficiencies, ascites (build up of fluid in the abdomen) and slow physical growth and mental development (in the children).

Homeopathic Medicines for Hookworm Infection 

Homeopathic medicines are recommended in mild-to-moderate cases of a hookworm infection. They are of natural origin which are very safe and effective in these cases. These boost the body’s defence mechanism to fight with worm infection and get rid of it. The homeopathic medicines are recommended in mild to moderate cases of hookworm. But in cases where the symptoms are severe, and ascites are present,  malnutrition is quite marked, anaemia is very intense or there are signs of heart failure, then it is highly advisable to take urgent help from conventional mode of treatment.

  1. Cina – Leading Medicine for Hookworm

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Cina Maritima also known as Artemisia Maritima that belongs to the family compositae. It is a very effective medicine for cases of worms. Its use is mainly indicated when there is pain in the abdomen. The pain can be cutting or pinching type. In some cases it is felt as twisting pain about the navel. Sometimes the abdomen can be bloated also.  Along with this there is diarrhoea. In such cases the stool is loose, watery with white mucus. Sometimes stool is blood stained.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Diarrhoea and Abdominal Distension

This medicine is very beneficial for cases where diarrhoea and abdominal distension is marked. For using it the stool is watery, slimy, that smells very fetid or sour. It may have undigested food particles in it. Sometimes it can be blood streaked also. It is attended with pain in the abdomen. The stool occurs mostly after eating. In some cases the stool may occur involuntarily also. Other than above there is marked distension of the abdomen attended with its hardness. With this there is a sensation of pressure or pain in the lower abdomen. Nausea accompanies it.

  1. Spigelia – For Pain in the Navel Region

It is another prominently indicated medicine for managing these cases. It is prepared from dried herb of plant Spigelia anthelmia commonly known as pink – root. This plant falls under family loganiaceae. This medicine is very helpful to manage pain in the navel / umbilical region of the abdomen. Abdominal pains are mostly cutting, griping or pinching type where it is required.  It is attended with pressure in the umbilical region. Next symptom that appears is diarrhoea with frequent urge to pass stool. There may be passage of offensive flatus (gas) in addition to above symptoms.

  1. Carbon Tetrachloride – Rare but Effective Medicine for Hookworm

This homeopathic medicine is well indicated and very effective for cases of hookworm. It is a great medicine for worms and parasitic infections. As recorded in homeopathic literature it has proved as a best vermifuge (a drug that helps to expel worms from the intestinal tract) for hookworm in the countries where this disease is very much pronounced. It remains effective in removing 95% of hook worms present in the body as per homeopathic writings.  

  1. Sabadilla – For Colicky Pain in Abdomen

This medicine is prepared from seeds of the plant Sabadilla officinalis / Asagraea Officinalis having the common name cevadilla. It belongs to the family melanthiaceae of liliaceae. This medicine is useful for colicky pain in the abdomen. Along with this there is a sensation of turning, whirling and twisting in the whole abdomen. This is attended with violent urging for stool. Next it is also of help in cases where violent shootings, boring or digging type of pain in the abdomen is present. With this there is diarrhoea with liquid, stool that can mixed with blood. Abdominal bloating is also there. Lastly it is useful for burning or boring types of pain in the region of the navel.

  1. Natrum Mur – When There is Weight Loss and Weakness

This medicine is prominent to bring improvement in body weight and weakness. Persons needing it have weight loss in spite of eating well and having a good appetite. They also have great weakness, tiredness and get exhausted very easily. Next they may have abdominal colic and also nausea. Sometimes they complain of cutting, griping pain in the abdomen along with much rumbling. Additionally they can have frequent, watery, profuse stool that passes out in a gush. It may be bloody also. Anaemia may be present in cases that need this medicine.

  1. Silicea – Another Medicine for Colic

This is yet another medicine in the list to relieve colic due to worms. In cases that require it there is a cutting type of pain in the umbilical region. The pain may get better from warm applications. In some cases the abdominal pain is felt after a meal. This may be accompanied with excessive gas with much rumbling, gurgling and distended abdomen. Abdomen can be hard, tight and sometimes attended with pain on touching. With this bloody stool is present in a few cases. 

8. China – For Diarrhoea and Weakness 

This medicine is prepared from dried bark of plant Cinchona Officinalis also known peruvian bark. This plant belongs to family rubiaceae. It is highly valuable medicine for managing diarrhoea and weakness. It is indicated when stool is loose, copious and frequent. Excessive gas passes with it. The stool has an offensive smell. Excessive weakness occurs with this. There is also loss of appetite. Weight loss and anaemia may also be present along with above symptoms.

9. Sulphur – For Managing Skin Rash and Itching

It is a highly recommended homeopathic medicine for managing cases where skin rash and itching are present. The skin is dry and scaly where it is required. In most cases needing it the skin itching gets worse from warmth and in the evening time. When scratched burning sensation may be felt on the affected skin surface. 

  1. Calcarea Phos – For Colic and Diarrhoea

This medicine is well indicated when there is sharp, cutting pain in the abdomen which is followed by diarrhoea. The colic is felt usually after eating. The abdomen pain is better by passing gas and also after passing stool. The stool is loose, green and contains multiple white flakes. The stool is very offensive. Persons needing it are thin, weak and may be anaemic. 

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Oophoritis – Homeopathic Remedies for Symptomatic Relief

Inflammation in one or both the ovaries (a part of the female reproductive system that produces an ovum means the egg and the female hormones) is referred to as oophoritis. It is frequently seen in combination with salpingitis (inflamed fallopian tubes ) and in this case it is known as salpingo oophoritis. Homeopathic remedies for oophoritis  help in reducing the inflammation of ovaries and relieving the symptoms of this disorder.
As in most of the cases the inflammation doesn’t occur in ovaries alone and is accompanied by inflammation in other parts of female genitals like fallopian tubes so the term salpingo-oophoritis or  PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) are preferable terms.Homeopathic remedies for oophoritis 

Causes 

This condition is common in young females who are sexually active. Mostly it occurs due to sexually transmitted infections (STI’s). First example of such infection is gonorrhea (it is a STI caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae). Another example of this type of infection is chlamydia (this STI is caused by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis). Next it can arise from bacterial infection that travels upwards from vagina, cervix and fallopian tubes. It may result for example during childbirth, from incorrect insertion of intrauterine device or inserting it without proper sterilization, from an abortion/miscarriage. Other than above it may occur from malfunctioning of the immune system known as autoimmune oophoritis.

Symptoms 

There may be no symptoms of oophoritis in some cases. When symptoms do arise, they can come slowly and gradually in some cases while in others they occur suddenly. The symptoms include pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding during menses, inter menstrual bleeding, excessive vaginal discharge that can be offensive, painful intercourse, bleeding during intercourse, pain / burning while urinating, difficulty in passing urine. In long run cases fever, chills and vomiting can also appear. 

If this condition is not properly treated in time then it can lead to damage of the ovaries and fallopian tubes. The damage to the fallopian tube increases the risk of ectopic pregnancy (In this case the fertilized egg in spite of attaching to the uterus is attached to outside the uterus like in fallopian tube, cervix, abdominal cavity). It also makes a female prone to infection and abscess ( a pocket containing pus) formation. In case the abscess bursts it can cause sepsis (which needs immediate medical help as it is severe and can be life threatening). It can also lead to infertility due to scar tissue and blockages.

Homeopathic Remedies for Oophoritis 

There is a good scope to manage cases of oophoritis in homeopathy. The symptoms including pelvic pain or lower abdominal pain, heavy bleeding during menses, inter menstrual bleeding, vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, bleeding during intercourse, pain / burning while urinating can be well managed with these medicines. The homeopathic medicines help in these cases by targeting to treat the root cause behind it. Use of homeopathic medicines is recommended in ovaritis cases that are of mild to moderate intensity and where no serious symptom is present. In cases where symptoms are of severe intensity and where symptoms indicate serious issues (like abscess or sepsis) then urgent help from conventional mode of treatment is strictly advised.

  1. Apis Mellifica – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine for cases of ovaritis. Females needing it complain of sharp, stinging, burning or cutting pains in the ovarian region. This pain may extend down the thigh. The stinging pain may be worse during menses and also after sexual intercourse. There may be tenderness in the ovarian region during periods. The ovary on the right side may be enlarged. They may also have constant urging to urinate with passing little urine at a time. They also feel burning pain while urinating.

  1. Sepia – To Manage Pelvic Pain 

It is a well indicated medicine to manage pelvic pain. In cases needing it the pain is mostly bearing down type. Pain, heavy weight and pressure is felt in the ovarian region. Congested feeling in ovaries or stinging sensation can also be felt. Along with this there may be vaginal discharges. These discharges are yellowish, greenish, lumpy or slimy and sometimes blood tinged. It has a bad smell. It gets profuse after urinating. Along with above there is frequent urging to urinate. Apart from above this medicine is also helpful for managing complaints of painful intercourse. 

  1. Palladium – For Right Sided Ovarian Inflammation

This medicine is especially indicated for right sided ovaritis. The indications for using this are swelling in the right ovary with soreness. A drawing sensation in the right ovary is also there that radiates downwards. This worsens while standing and on motion. It is relieved by rubbing. A sensation of weight and bearing down in the pelvis also present. 

  1. Lachesis – For Ovarian Inflammation on Left Side

This medicine is well indicated for managing left sides ovaritis. For using it the key feature is swelling of the left ovary along with pain which are sharp, shooting in nature. This worsens in the morning. There is relief in the pain during menstrual flow. Thick yellow, milky vaginal discharge may be present with this. It is profuse and leaves greenish stains. The menstrual blood is dark, dirty looking and offensive in most cases where it is required. 

  1. Sabina – For Heavy Bleeding during Menses

This medicine is prepared from plant Sabina Officinalis commonly known as Juniperus sabina and Savine. This plant belongs to family coniferae. This medicine is well indicated for managing heavy bleeding during menses. Females who require it have profuse, gushing bright red bleeding during periods. The menstrual flow is mixed with dark clots. The bleeding tends to further increase from least motion. They have pain that goes from sacrum to pubis. Additionally they have vaginal discharges which are thick, yellow and very offensive. 

  1. Phosphorus – When there is Inter Menstrual Bleeding

It is a very beneficial medicine for managing inter menstrual bleeding. For using this medicine the episodes of bleeding in between menses are frequent and bleeding is profuse. During periods pain in ovaries especially the left side is felt. This pain can extend down the inner side of the thigh. After periods weakness is there. 

  1. Pulsatilla – To Manage Excessive Vaginal Discharge

It is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans also known as wind flower or pasque flower. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. This medicine is useful when there are thick, creamy, milky white vaginal discharges. This gets worse on lying down. It is attended with burning sensation and genital itching. Weakness occurs from vaginal discharges. 

  1. Belladonna – For Pain in Ovaries during Menses

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade belonging to family solanaceae. It is beneficial for cases where ovarian pain is worse during menses. The pain is a burning or lancinating type. In most cases that need it there is enlargement, hardness of the right ovary accompanied with stitching and throbbing pains. Apart from above its use is also indicated for cases of inter menstrual bleeding. 

  1. Podophyllum – For Pain in Right Ovary that Radiates down the Thigh

This medicine is prepared from plant Podophyllum peltatum also known as May Apple. It belongs to the family berberidaceae. Use of this medicine is considered in cases of pain in the right ovary that radiates down the thigh. The pain is shooting type. It gets worse before and during menses. A dragging sensation may also be felt in the ovarian regions.

  1. Thuja – For Pain in Left Ovary 

It is a natural medicine prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja occidentalis commonly named as Arbor Vitae. This plant is a family coniferae. It is specifically indicated for pain in the left ovary. The nature of pain for using it can be shooting, cutting, burning or squeezing type. This may radiate into the left leg sometimes. The pain gets worse from walking with need to lie down. Mostly the left ovary inflammation worsens during periods in cases needing it. 

  1. Lilium Tigrinum – For Sharp Ovarian Pain

It is prepared from fresh stalk, leaves, and flowers of a plant commonly known as Tiger Lily. This plant falls under family liliaceae. This medicine is preferred in cases of sharp pain in the ovarian region. It is used for females having pain in the lower abdomen which can be cutting,  burning, stinging type. It may radiate down the leg. This region is also sensitive to pressure. Other than this it is a valuable medicine for managing dull pain in the ovary accompanied with offensive vaginal discharge.

  1. Argentum Nitricum – For Painful Intercourse and Bleeding after Intercourse

This medicine is prominently indicated to manage complaint of painful intercourse and bleeding after intercourse. Other than this pain in right ovary and back is present which is mostly cutting in nature. Lastly it is indicated for inter menstrual bleeding with pain in the ovarian region. This pain may radiate to thighs.

  1. Cantharis – To Manage Pain / Burning while Urinating 

It is a very effective medicine for managing pain / burning while urinating. This medicine is also useful if the pain and burning is present before urination or after urination. An attending symptom is a constant desire to pass urine. Along with above there is cutting, burning, stitching pinching type of pain in the ovaries.

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Natural Homeopathic Treatment Of Nervousness

Nervousness is a very common feeling that every person has experienced at some point in their lives. It is a feeling in which a person experiences fright, worry, anxiety, unrest, state of uneasiness and excitability all at the same time. Along with this palpitations are felt and sweat may appear on the palms along with shaking of the hands and blank mind. Homeopathic treatment of nervousness helps to reduce the intensity of nervousness and confront and deal with nervousness effectively.

It is normal to feel nervous in some situations. Some examples of common situations that can bring on nervousness in a person are going for an exam, attending a job interview, a doctor’s appointment, meeting strangers, business meeting or attending some major event in life  etc.

Nervousness can occur in children also. Some of the life situations that can lead to nervousness in children includes problem at school, school change, divorce of parents etc.

CausesHomeopathic Treatment Of Nervousness

Nervousness may follow some fear, anticipation (an emotion that can be excited feeling, pleasure, anxiety experienced while waiting about some event that is going to happen in the near future) or apprehension (a state of fear worry that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen).

Many people tend to get nervous in certain life situations but in some people an underlying health condition intensifies the feeling of nervousness. Some of these health conditions include anxiety disorders, hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland). other than this use of some medicines can have nervousness as a side effect and caffeine intake is also known to cause nervousness.

Nervousness is mostly caused by stress. The feeling of nervousness arises from stress response by body from interplay between the hormonal and physiological responses which are helping to handle the fearful situation.

Under stress the body produces and releases adrenaline hormones in blood. As a result the symptoms including fast beating of heart, quick breathing and increased energy occurs. This can result in nervousness and anxiety.

Symptoms

Symptoms of nervousness include stress, fear of losing control, palpitations, sweating of the hands, shortness of breath, dryness of the mouth, trembling, confusion and dizziness.

In case of children restlessness, loss of appetite, distraction, loss of interest in favourite activities and getting tired easily are some of the symptoms.

Homeopathic treatment of Nervousness

Nervousness is a natural response by a person facing any situation new to him / her. This is temporary and it subsides when the cause gets over. But when nervousness occurs frequently and severely for very minor reasons or it is persistent that affects quality of life and interferes in doing daily chores of life then medical treatment is necessary in such cases. Homeopathy has a great role in such cases of nervousness. There are many homeopathic medicines that can help a person to help cope with persistent nervousness. These medicines are of natural origin and offer a very safe and alternative treatment option for these cases. They help to reduce the intensity of nervousness and confront and deal with nervousness effectively. Homeopathic medicines for treating these cases are selected individually for every case after detailed case analysis. Any homeopathic medicine for treating nervousness should be taken under the supervision of a homeopathic physician.

  1. Argentum Nitricum – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine for these cases. Persons who need this medicine are nervous, anxious type personalities. In them the complaints usually arise from anticipation, apprehension. For example from anticipating some upcoming event which is going to be held in future, or going to a doctor etc. Along with nervousness and anxiety they may get diarrhoea from anticipation. They also have performance anxiety. They are also full of fears. Some of the common fears that they may have include fear of heights, crowds, dark, failing or as if some unpleasant event is about to happen. Other than above they are very impulsive and tend to do things hurriedly.

  1. Aconite – For Nervousness, Anxiety, Panic Attacks

This medicine is prepared from plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as monkshood. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a highly recommended medicine for cases of nervousness , anxiety, panic attacks. Anxiety, fear of death and restlessness are key indications for using it. Along with above there is shaking of hands, trembling, palpitations, and tingling in fingers, arms are present. With this they do everything in great haste and move or change position frequently. Fear of going out of house, fear of crowds, of speaking in public, narrow places, darkness are there that causes nervousness, anxiety where this medicine is indicated.

  1. Arsenic Album – For Anxiety With Trembling, Restlessness, Difficult Breathing

This is a great medicine for intense nervousness, anxiety, restlessness driving from place to place and flushing up. This is mostly attended with difficult breathing. Fear, trembling, cold sweating are present with this. Additionally weakness and loss of strength with desire to lie down are there.

  1. Gelsemium – For Persons Who Have Sensitive, Nervous And Irritable Personality

This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is suitable for nervous, irritable, sensitive and excitable people. They feel nervous and fearful when appearing in public. They also get nervous from anticipation like when they have to attend an engagement or go to a dentist / doctor etc. In such situations along with nervousness they get emotionally excited, fearful with trembling and shaking. Diarrhoea is also an important symptom that happens along with these complaints. Apart from above they also marked anxiety about the present, future, and about health. Weakness, dizziness can also occur in addition to above given symptoms.

  1. Kali Phos – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Sadness

It is a great medicine for nervousness, anxiety when arising along with sadness. Restlessness and trembling of the hands occur with this. There is also negative thinking where people view the dark side of everything. Persons who need it are very sensitive and have excessive weakness along with the above symptoms. Complaints arising from fright, grief and strong emotions calls for use of this medicine. Most people who require it have fear of crowds and open spaces.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Nervousness, Anxiety With Palpitations

This medicine is indicated when there is nervousness, anxiety attended with palpitations. Persons needing it feel shaking of body and fear of death along with anxiety. Sweating and nausea also accompany it. The anxiety usually is complained in the evening time by them. They also have some sort of fears like fear of some misfortune or something bad going to happen or of losing reason.

  1. Lycopodium – For Nervousness And Panic Attacks

This medicine is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum commonly known as club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. It is yet another prominent medicine for cases of nervousness, and panic attacks. In cases requiring it there is fear of breaking down under stress. Other than this nervousness with fear of public speaking, fear of failure and performing on the stage is present. There may also be fear in new situations attended with nervousness.

  1. Ignatia – For Nervous Sensitive People

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant Ignatia Amara commonly known as St. Ignatius Bean. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is for persons who have a nervous and sensitive nature. Its use is considered for cases when there are ailments from fright, grief or hearing bad news. The anxiety that something terrible had happened persisted in such cases. With this anxiety there is fearfulness and terror. Fear of being embarrassed, losing control may be marked.

  1. Silicea – For Nervousness And Performance Anxiety

This medicine is basically helpful for people who have nervousness and suffer from performance anxiety. They anticipate failure and are very fearful to speak in front of gathering of the people. They tend to avoid things because of fear of failure in them. They are generally over sensitive both physically and mentally. This is attended with a weeping mood. They are also very irritable and low – spirited.

  1. Phosphorus – For Nervousness And Restlessness In Crowds

This medicine offers benefits when there is nervousness and restlessness in crowds. Other than this Phosphorus is useful for anxiety accompanied with feeling as if something bad is about to happen and restlessness. There is an inability to sit or stand still even for a while. Palpitations may attend it. Excessive sweating on the forehead also appears.

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Effective Homeopathic Medicines For Pica

Pica is a disorder that refers to compulsive eating of non – food items or non – nutritive things by a person. For example, a person having pica may eat chalk, sand, ice, paper etc. Homeopathic medicines for Pica offer a natural solution for cravings and for mild to moderate cases of pica.

Causes Homeopathic Medicines For Pica

Pica can arise in cases of nutritional deficiencies like that of iron and zinc. Mostly it is associated with iron deficiency anaemia. In such cases may be the body is demanding non food items to fulfil the nutritional demands of the body due to deficient nutrients. Sometimes in case of children who eat dirt, sand and other non food items doesn’t indicate pica and may be it is just a child’s way of exploring his / her surroundings with senses. Next it can occur during pregnancy. Pica can also be seen in persons having some psychological condition. Few examples of these conditions include OCD – obsessive compulsive disorder (A psychological disorder in which a person has compulsions to repeatedly perform certain activities / behaviours or have repeated unwanted thoughts in mind) and schizophrenia (it is a serious psychological disorder characterised by abnormal interpretation of reality, hallucinations, delusions and disordered thinking). Persons with autism, intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities are also at high risk of pica. Other than above it can be present in people belonging to certain nations where eating clay is common and is also acceptable. Also in people of some cultures eating certain non – food items is considered to have some healing properties so considered normal. Lastly people may eat non food items just because they like the taste and texture of them and enjoy and relish eating them.

Symptoms

The main symptom of pica is eating non food stuff and it is diagnosed when this habit persists for at least one month duration. People with pica tend to eat a variety of non food items. Some common ones are ice, clay, chalk, dirt, sand, soap, hair, coins, buttons, paper, paint, burnt matches, cigarette ashes and metal pieces. Some people with pica may eat their nose pickings, ear wax, wool, stones, wood, glass, paper clips, mucus, vomit, even their faeces or in some of the cases faeces of animals.

In some cases pain in the stomach, blood in the stool, diarrhoea (loose stool) and constipation may arise. They may also have damaged teeth from eating indigestible things.

Complications

The nature of complications depends upon the type of thing eaten by the person. Eating certain things like ice doesn’t lead to any complication when the diet of a person is normal. But serious complications can occur in case a person eats other dangerous items like paint that may contain lead and cause lead poisoning. Some other complications of this condition include breaking of the teeth, choking, stomach ulcers, parasitic infections, blockage in intestines and injuries to the throat and GIT (gastrointestinal tract).

Homeopathic Medicines For Pica

Homeopathy offers a natural solution in cases of pica. The use of homeopathic medicines is recommended for some of the cravings (as given below) and for mild to moderate cases of pica in which no serious complication is present. Homeopathic medicines are selected individually for every case depending upon the type of craving and the attending symptoms that are present. These medicines work towards reducing the cravings for non food items gradually. They are helpful for people of all age groups. It is advised to take any homeopathic medicine for treating pica under supervision of a homeopathic physician after detailed case analysis. In serious cases with attending complications it is strictly advisable to take help from conventional mode of treatment.

  1. Calcarea Carb – Top Grade Medicine

It leads the chart of homeopathic medicines for treating cases of pica. Its use is mainly recommended for persons who tend to eat non food things like chalk, dirt, sand, slate and coal. Next there may be craving for eating pencils in them. Other than this desire for eating raw potatoes, flour and soap may be present where this medicine is required.

  1. Alumina – Another Prominent Medicine For Craving Of Indigestible Things

Alumina is next well indicated medicine for desire to eat indigestible things. Its use is considered for persons who crave to eat chalk, tea or coffee grounds, charcoal. Next it is used in cases where desire to eat white rags, or dry rice is there. In cases needing it constipation may be present. The constipation is severe and the stool may be hard or even if it is soft is passed with great straining. The stool may not be passed daily and the person has no desire for it until there is a large accumulation.

  1. Nitric Acid – With Desire For Lime, Chalk, Earth

It is another beneficial medicine for cases where desire for lime, chalk, slate or earth is present. Along with these cravings there may be some gastric complaints. In such conditions there may be diarrhoea with little stool. The stool may be yellow or green and pass with a lot of gas. Blood or mucus may also pass in the stool.

  1. Cina – Another Important Medicine For Desire For Indigestible Things

This is a natural medicine prepared from plant Cina Maritima also known as Artemisia maritima. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is also very significant medicine for persons who crave indigestible things. Persons who need this medicine have pale faces with bluish appearance around the mouth and dark rings under the eyes. Twisting pain around the navel can also be complained about by them. Sometimes there are pinching, cramping pain in the abdomen. There is marked irritability in children who need this medicine. They are very cross and desire to be carried all the time.

  1. Silicea – For Desire To Eat Mud

This medicine is beneficial for persons who have a desire to eat mud. They have loss of appetite and they have aversion to eating cooked food. Constipation may be present with this. Here there is great difficulty in passing the stool. The stool when partly expelled from the anus recedes back in the rectum. When stool is passed it is followed by burning and smarting sensation at the anus. Additionally the abdomen may be hard, distended and bloated. A tendency of excessive sweating on head and feet may be present where this medicine is required.

  1. Tarentula Hispanica – For Desire Of Sand, Raw Food And Ashes

This medicine is indicated for cases where desire for eating sand, raw food and ashes is specifically present. Along with this there is loss of appetite with refusal to eat. Violent burning sensation in the abdomen may also attend. Sometimes there is sharp pain felt in the navel region.

  1. Cicuta – For Desire Of Charcoal Or Chalk

This medicine is prepared from fresh roots (gathered at flowering time) of plant Cicuta Virosa commonly known as Water Hemlock. This plant belongs to the family umbelliferae. It is valuable medicine for cases where a person craves and relishes eating charcoal and chalk. The sense to differentiate edible things from inedible ones is lost. Along with this there may be abdomen pain, distension and vomiting.

  1. Nux Vomica – When There Is Craving For Eating Chalk

This medicine is helpful when there is a desire to eat chalk. A prominent attending symptom to this is constipation with ineffectual urge to pass stool. Here a person has frequent urge for stool but passes only a small quantity of stool at a time. Soon after evacuating bowels the desire for stool is again felt. Along with this pain and sensation of weight in the abdomen is felt. This tends to get worse from eating. The stomach area is also sensitive to touch. Stomach bloating, nausea, vomiting with excessive retching are other attending symptoms.

  1. Veratrum Album – For Craving Of Ice

This medicine is prepared from the root stocks of plants known as White – flowered Veratrum or White Hellebore. It belongs to the family melanthaceae of the liliaceae. This medicine suits persons who have cravings specifically for eating ice. Additionally they may suffer from diarrhoea. In this condition they have frequent stool. Stool is watery greenish, profuse, gushing and mixed with flakes. Stool is offensive. It is accompanied with cold sweat on the forehead.

  1. Lac Felinum – For Desire To Eat Paper

This medicine is particularly useful when there is a desire to eat paper. Persons needing it may also complain of soreness and sensitiveness of stomach region. Heated sensation is also felt in the stomach by them. There is loss of appetite with these symptoms.

  1. Phosphorus – When There Is Desire For Ice And Dry Rice

This medicine is well indicated for persons who crave for ice and dry rice. Along with this they may complain of burning pain in the food pipe and stomach. Stomach may be inflamed in them. Diarrhoea may also be present in them. In this case the stool is watery, copious and attended with excessive weakness. The stool occurs soon after eating anything. Persons needing it may also be anaemic.

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