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Interstitial Cystitis – Homeopathic Remedies That Work

Interstitial cystitis (IC) also known as painful bladder syndrome is a condition in which there occurs chronic inflammation of the muscle layer of the bladder that causes symptoms like chronic bladder pain/bladder pressure and pelvic pain. Homeopathic remedies for interstitial cystitis aim to stop further progression of the condition and manage the present symptoms.

The urinary bladder is a muscular sac that stores urine from the kidneys before it is voided out of the body. When the urinary bladder fills up completely it expands fully. Following this nerve signals are exchanged between the bladder and the brain. This causes an urge to urinate and the bladder muscles squeeze and the external sphincter of the bladder relax to allow urine to flow out. In Interstitial cystitis inflammation of the bladder wall  can result in scarring and stiffness of the bladder. As a result the bladder is unable to hold the quantity to urine that it used to hold previously. There occurs an urge to urinate frequently from even smaller volumes of urine in this case.

Causes

The exact reason behind this condition is not clear yet. However there are certain factors that are thought to play a role  that irritates and damages the lining of the urinary bladder and lead to this disorder. These include over stretching of the bladder, autoimmune reaction (in this the immune cells of the body due to a mistake starts damaging the body’s healthy tissue from a misdirected response), injury to lining of the bladder. Other factors are weak pelvic floor muscles, infections, allergies, trauma to spinal cord. 

It is more often diagnosed in females as compared to males. The age  when this is diagnosed is mostly during the 30’s or more.  It is also thought to run in families.

Apart from above it is suggested that this condition may be linked with other chronic pain disorder like IBS ( a disorder affecting the large intestine with symptoms including abdominal cramping / pain, gas, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, or both diarrhoea and constipation) and fibromyalgia (chronic disorder in which there occur widespread pain in body, general fatigue and some other symptoms mainly including sleep issues, memory issues like brain fog and depression.

Symptoms

Its symptoms include pain / discomfort / pressure in bladder when it  gets full and gets better after passing urine, pain (that can be slight discomfort, burning or sharp pain)  /pressure in the pelvis, pain in lower abdomen, urgency to urinate, persistent urge to pass urine,  frequent urination day and night with small quantity of urine (urine may pass around 50 – 60 times a day. Other symptoms that can appear include painful or burning urination, pain during coition (sexual intercourse) and incontinence of urine (involuntary passage of urine). These symptoms may increase in intensity and get worse if a person having this condition also gets a UTI (urinary tract infection). 

The symptoms and its intensity vary from person to person. The symptom intensity also varies among one person from day to day and may have a period where no symptoms are present (remission period).

Some of the triggers that can worsen its symptoms are mental or physical stress, menses, exercise, sexual intercourse, certain foods (like spicy food, alcohol, chocolate, citrus fruits, coffee) and sitting for prolonged periods of time.

In women pain may also occur in vulva, vagina and perineum. In men the pain may also be present in scrotum, testicles, perineum.

Complications

First complication is stiffness of the bladder wall resulting in reduced bladder capacity. Next, it can cause relationship problems in partners due to pain and frequent urination. It can also lead to sleep disturbance, emotional stress , depression and  poor  quality of life due to frequent urination and pain.

Homeopathic Remedies for Interstitial Cystitis

The homeopathic system of medicine carries a great scope to treat cases of interstitial cystitis. It effectively manages symptoms like bladder pain; pelvic pain; pain in lower abdomen; urgency to urinate;  frequent urination, painful / burning urination; pain during sexual intercourse; pain in vulva, vagina in females; and pain in scrotum, testicles in males. With these medicines the symptoms gradually reduces in intensity and frequency gradually. The homeopathic medicines for its treatment are very safe as they are prepared from naturally occurring substances that does not cause any side effects.

  1. Equisetum – For Heaviness/Pain in Bladder and Lower Abdomen

This medicine is prepared from plant Equisetum hyemale also known as Scouring Rush. It belongs to the family equisetaceae. It is well indicated to manage bladder pain. Persons needing it may have heaviness, dull pain in the bladder and the lower abdomen. Sometimes they have severe pain in the bladder and lower abdomen. They also have frequent almost constant urges to urinate. Next they have a feeling of fullness in the bladder. The bladder region is also tender in them. 

  1. Lycopodium – For Frequent Urination, Heaviness, Pain in Bladder

This medicine is prepared from plant Lycopodium Clavatum having the common name club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. This medicine is beneficial for cases where frequent urine is present especially at night time. Dull pressing pain, heaviness or bearing down over the bladder is felt. Sometimes pain in the bladder of stitching type may also be present.

  1. Belladonna – For Bladder Pain

This medicine is prepared from a plant called deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. It is firstly helpful for dull pressing pain in the bladder. This is mostly felt at night. Next it is useful for bladder pain of shooting type worsening from movement. Other than this it helps where sharp, burning , stitching is felt in the bladder neck. Bladder region can be painful to  touch along with the above symptoms. The desire for urine is also frequent and urine passed is small in quantity.

  1. Merc Sol – For Frequent Urination with Marked Urgency

This medicine is very effective when there is frequent urination and marked urgency to urinate. Persons needing it have frequent urination both in day and night time. They have the urge to pass urine every hour and pass a little urine every time. Whenever they have an urge to urinate, they have to hurry to pass it otherwise it passes involuntarily. Burning in the beginning of urination may also be felt by them. Another symptom that they have is soreness of the bladder region.   

  1. Thuja – For Urgency to Pass Urine

This medicine is prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja Occidentalis commonly known by the name of Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family coniferae. It offers great help for cases where urgency to pass urine is present. Persons requiring it have a sudden, urgent uncontrollable urge to pass urine. Along with this there is cutting pain in the bladder. Involuntary urination especially at night may also be there. 

  1. Sepia – To Manage Painful Intercourse, Pelvic and Vaginal Pain 

It is a very valuable medicine for females to mange complaint of painful intercourse, pain in pelvis and vagina. In cases needing it there is bearing down sensation in region of bladder. There is marked stitching pain and constant soreness in the vagina.  Burning pain in vagina and vulva are also present. There is marked burning and aching in bladder during menses. Along with this there is pressure sensation in bladder with frequent urination. A major symptom attending it is urgent desire to urinate.

  1. Argentum Nitricum – For Pain during Coition in Males

This medicine is indicated to manage pain during sexual intercourse in males. Other attending symptoms include painful urination, pain in testicle especially right side. This pain is contusive in nature where it is required. 

  1. Causticum – For Urinary Incontinence 

This medicine is a significant one to manage complaint of involuntary urination. Other complaints where it works well includes frequent urination with scanty urine, constant desire to urinate, burning when urinating .

  1. Clematis – For Males to Manage Pain in Testicles 

This medicine is prepared from leaves and stems of plant Clematis Erecta. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is very effective to manage pain in testicles. The pain can be drawing, pinching type. The testicle may also be painful to touch. The testicle may also be swollen.

  1. Cantharis – For Painful or Burning Urination

It is a leading medicine to manage painful or burning urination. It is indicated when the pain and burning is present during, before or after urinating. There is a constant urge to urinate with this even from slightest urine in the bladder. Urine quantity is scanty. Heaviness, soreness and burning pain in the bladder is also marked. The bladder pain is worse from drinking even a small amount of water. Another chief symptom attending above is pain in perineum.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Burning at the End of Urination

Apis Mellifica is well indicated medicine for cases in which burning is present at the end of urination. With this there is frequent urination day and night with the desire to urinate every half hour. Other than this it is indicated for stinging pain while urination.

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10 Natural Homeopathic Treatment For Warts On Hands

Warts are small, hard and elevated growths on skin having a rough texture that are caused by viral infection with HPV (Human Papillomavirus). They are also known as Verruca Vulgaris. Hands are one of the most common locations for warts to form though they can appear on any of the body parts. Other common sites for it are face, neck, feet. Homeopathic treatment for warts on hands is very gentle, safe and effective.

TypesHomeopathic treatment for warts on hands

Common warts

Common warts are also called vulgar warts. They are very common types of warts that appear on the backs of your hands and fingers. The size of these vary from very small ones having diameter around 3mm to large ones with diameter up to 1cm. They have variable colour. They vary in colour due to skin colour and may be white, pink, grey, yellow or brown in colour. On touch they feel rough and hard.

Flat warts

It is the next type of warts that can appear on hands (mainly back of hands) though the most common site for them is face. They are also known as plane warts. They are mostly small sized, not more than 3mm and can appear in clusters (groups). These have a flat top and on touch they feel smooth. Their colour is yellow, brown, or skin coloured.

Palmar warts

These warts tend to occur from picking at plantar warts (plantar warts are the warts that occur on soles of feet). These warts vary in colour and can be painful. They can appear in groups and then these are called mosaic warts.

Periungual and subungual warts

Periungual warts refer to the ones that appear around fingernails and subungual warts indicate the warts that arise under fingernails. Nail biting and hangnails  ( a torn piece of skin / tag that hangs loosely around the fingernail) makes a person prone to get these warts. Initially they begin as small growths and afterwards tend to get bigger in size. They can also appear in groups.

They carry a chance of spreading  under the nail bed. In this case it can lead to fungal infection of nail and dis-figuration or permanent damage to nail.

Butchers’ warts

These warts have cauliflower-like appearance and that occurs in those who handle raw meat frequently without gloves. HPV type 7 is suggested to be linked with these warts.

Causes

They are caused by a virus known as human papilloma viruses (HPV). Among around  150 types of HPV only few are known to cause warts.

The warts of hands tend to occur when HPV gains entry in the body through any cut, crack, scratch on the topmost skin layer.

The virus causes multiplication of skin cells at a higher speed than what occurs under normal circumstances. It leads to outgrowths on the skin called warts.

Warts are contagious and are transmitted by skin to skin contact with people having warts. A person having warts in one place can also spread to another body part of his own if he touches a healthy body part with hands infected with the virus from touching the wart.

A person (if there is any crack or break in his skin that came in contact with HPV infected object / surface) can get the HPV infection and warts even from touching the object (like towel, door knob, door bell) or any other surface that has been previously touched and infected by wart of a person. Here the immune system of a person plays a very important role and this is not the case with every person, if the immune system is healthy and fights the infection the warts are prevented while if the immune system is weak warts tend to develop.

Symptoms

Depending on the type of warts they may be flat or raised, rough or smooth. They can appear anywhere on the skin of hands like palms, back of hands, fingers. The size of warts vary from pin head to pea size. Their colour is also variable. Some of them can be sensitive and painful. They may be itchy and if irritated they may also bleed.

Homeopathic Treatment for Warts On Hands

Warts on hands can be treated very gently, safely and effectively in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines work to boost the body’s self healing mechanism to fight with the viral infection and stop the excessive multiplication of skin cells. These are beneficial for small as well as large warts. They gradually shrink the warts and make them fall off the skin. Along with shrinkage these also help to manage any attending symptoms like pain, itching, bleeding from warts if present.

  1. Thuja – Top Grade Medicine

It is a natural medicine prepared from fresh twigs of plant Thuja Occidentalis having the common name Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family coniferae. It is a highly effective medicine for treating warts on hands. It is indicated for numerous warts on hands. For using it the warts are present especially on the back of hand. The surface of warts can be rough or smooth where it is required. They can be hard and horny also. Sometimes they can be pedunculated. It works equally good in case of small sized warts as well as large sized warts and also cauliflower like warts. In some cases needing it the warts may ooze moisture or even bleed.

  1. Causticum – For Warts on Finger Tips and Around Nails

This medicine is next well indicated medicine when warts appear specifically on the fingertips. Other than this it is also prominent medicine for warts that occur close to the nails.  In cases that require it the warts can be small, or large, jagged. They may also bleed. Apart from above it is also indicated for warts on the face, nose, lips, eyelids, arms.

  1. Nitric Acid – For Large, Jagged Warts on Back of Hands

This medicine is beneficial when warts appear on the back of hands. Mostly the warts are  large, jagged and pedunculated in cases needing it. They are usually cauliflower like in appearance. They also have a tendency to bleed easily. Other than this it is a well indicated medicine when warts appear particularly on the upper lip.

  1. Dulcamara – For Flat Warts on Hands and Fingers

This medicine  is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of plant Solanum dulcamara having the common name woody nightshade and bitter – sweet. It belongs to family solanaceae. It works well in case of flat warts. People needing it have these warts either on palms or on the back side of their hands. But in the case of fingers they usually occur on the back of fingers. The warts are large and smooth. Sometimes these may occur close to the nails. Other than this it is also helpful for warts arising on face.

  1. Antimonium Crudum – For Horny Warts on Hands

This medicine is well indicated for horny types of warts on the hands. Persons requiring it may also have warts on soles of feet (plantar warts). Apart from these it is also indicated for horny growths under the nails and the skin under nails is painful and sensitive.

  1. Natrum Mur – For Warts on Palms of Hands

This medicine is useful for warts occurring on palms of hands. The warts are mostly flat type. These are also painful to pressure. There may be heat in palms along with sweating.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Small Warts on Hands and Fingers

This medicine is recommended for cases having small warts on hands and fingers. The warts may also be present on arms. The warts are round with a hard rough top. They may be flesh coloured or whitish. Itching can be present in the warts. They may also bleed. It is also indicated when warts are inflamed. In such cases pain of  stinging  type is felt.

  1. Sepia – For Itchy Warts

This medicine is very helpful for cases of warts on hands and fingers that are itchy. These are small and flat. Other than this it is also indicated for warts on face and neck.

  1. Natrum Carb – When Warts are Sensitive and Painful to Touch

This is a significant medicine when the warts are sensitive and painful to touch. The warts are mostly present on the back of hands for using this medicine. It is also valuable for treating warts on arms.

  1. Rhus Tox – For Large Jagged Warts

It is a valuable medicine for treating large jagged warts. They can be pedunculated too. They are present on hands and fingers. They may exude moisture. Easy bleeding is also seen among them.

Some Other Important Medicines

Ferrum Picricum – It is an indicated medicine for treating warts on the hand when they are multiple in number.

Ferrum Magneticum – The key indication for using it is small warts on the back of the hands and also on the wrist.

Ranunculus Bulbosus – This medicine is prepared from plants commonly known as buttercup. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is mainly considered for warts present on the thumb.

Palladium – This medicine is specifically indicated for warts on knuckles of hands.

Ruta – This medicine is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. This plant belongs to family rutaceae. It is used when the warts are flat and smooth on the palm of hands. It can be attended with sore pain.

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Natural Homeopathic Remedies For Hand Weakness

Hand weakness is usually described by a person as weak grip of hands, clumsy hands, numbness, hand fatigue, or heaviness in hands. The person may also have an inability to carry objects in hands and may also complain of pain in hand. Homeopathic remedies for hand weakness treat the root cause behind it and bring relief in these cases.

Some common symptoms that a person can have in addition to hand weakness includes tingling / numbness in arms, hands or fingers; pain wrist, fingers; stiffness in hands or fingers; loss of sensation in hands; pin needle sensation in hands or fingers; weakness in arms; difficulty or inability to hold objects; involuntary hand movements.

ReasonsHomeopathic remedies for hand weakness

Everyone tends to experience temporary hand weakness at some point of their life. It can be due to tiredness, a result of doing over exertion which usually recovers in some time. However, in many cases it could be arising from some medical reasons. Hand weakness can arise from several medical reasons. 

Hand weakness mainly arises when the muscles of hands or the nerves that control it get damaged, diseased, fatigued and are not able to work properly. Less commonly it can result from joint diseases or disease of bone, fractured hand bones, skin issues that reduce skin elasticity or disease of blood vessels that causes reduced blood supply, burns, nutritional deficiency, alcohol intoxication and side effects of some drugs like corticosteroids when used for a long time.

First medical reason behind hand weakness is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) – it is one of the most common reasons behind hand weakness. It arises from compression of the median nerve while travelling through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. It is mostly caused by overuse and repetitive activities/strain injury of the wrist and hand eg. typing, some machine use with hands, piano playing for long hours from long time. It results in numbness, tingling, pain, burning sensations in the thumb, index finger, middle finger and radial half (thumb side) of the ring finger. It can also lead to weak grip strength in hands and lack of coordination of hands. 

Secondly, it can arise in case of diabetic neuropathy (Damage of the nerves  mainly feet and legs initially followed by the hands and arms from uncontrolled blood sugar levels for a very long time). In this case numbness, tingling, burning sensation, sharp pain, weakness in hands and feet tend to appear.

Third cause responsible for it is radial neuropathy or ulnar neuropathy. Radial neuropathy (Saturday night palsy) is a neuropathy (damage of nerve) resulting from acute trauma to the radial nerve that travels from the armpit down the back of the arm to the hand. It mainly causes wrist drop; numbness of back of hand / wrist; Weakness or  loss of coordination of the fingers; inability to  straighten the fingers voluntarily.

Ulnar neuropathy (Cubital tunnel syndrome) occurs from compression or irritation of  the ulnar nerve  where it crosses the elbow. It causes pain, numbness, and weakness in the arm, forearm, fingers and weakened  grip.

It can also arise in case of a herniated disc (slipping of some part of the soft jelly of the intervertebral disk from the centre  out of its tough exterior part) in the upper part of spine (cervical spine).  

Additionally, it can occur in brachial plexus injury or disorder. In this there occurs trauma, injury or inflammation of the network of nerves arising from the neck region (brachial plexus) responsible for sending signals from spinal cord to shoulder, arm and hand.

Another cause is median nerve palsy. The median nerve begins from the brachial plexus and enters the hand through the carpal tunnel. Any damage to this nerve can lead to problems with hand, wrist, thumb movement; and hand weakness.

Other than this it can happen in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which is a degenerative  nervous system disease  in which nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord responsible for controlling muscles are affected. Initially it presents with twitching, stiffness and weakness of muscle beginning in hand, feet, arms, legs.

Other nerve conditions where hand weakness can arise includes  Guillain Barre syndrome – GBS (an autoimmune disorder where  immune system of body attacks the nerves of peripheral nervous system and cause weakness, tingling and numbness in the limbs) and multiple sclerosis ( a progressive disorder where immune system damages the protective myelin sheath of the nerve fibres hindering communication between  brain and the rest of the body ). 

Apart from above weakness of hands can appear from damage or disease of muscles. Some of these include                                                                                                                                                                                                                           injury to muscle, myasthenia Gravis ( a neuromuscular disease leading to weakness of skeletal muscle in varying intensity), polymyositis (inflammatory myopathy that causes inflammation of the muscles) and muscle atrophy (wasting of muscle).

Next reason is Tendonitis ( Inflammation of the tendons which are the thick cords that connect muscles to bones). One example is De Quervain’s tenosynovitis ( a condition in which the tendons on the thumb side of wrist are affected leading to pain and swelling near the base of your thumb and trouble moving thumb and wrist)

Less commonly, it can also happen in cases of arthritis (joint inflammation) like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In this swelling, pain and stiffness occurs in joints. It can also lead to weakness  of hands and difficulty in movement of hands when hand joints are involved. 

In some of the cases there may appear weakness of hands all of sudden that can be indicative of some serious medical issue like stroke (in this poor blood flow to the brain leads to cell death)  needing  urgent medical help. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Hand Weakness

Homeopathy carries a great scope to manage cases of hand weakness. These medicines focus on treating the root cause behind it and brings relief in these cases. These medicines halt the further progression of weakness of hands and gradually help in recovering the weakness already present. These medicines are indicated for hand weakness that has occurred gradually but in case of sudden hand weakness it is advisable to take immediate help from conventional mode of treatment as it can be from some serious underlying issue (e.g. stroke). As the causes behind weakness of hands are highly variable so it is best to take any homeopathic medicine based on advice of a homeopathic physician so that he can rule out the cause behind it and prescribe the medicine that will suit a given case. 

  1. Causticum – Top Grade Medicine

Causticum has marked action on nerves, muscles and is a very effective medicine for managing conditions where loss of muscle strength occurs. It is a leading medicine for managing weakness of hands. Persons needing it may complain of numbness in hands along with this. They may also complain of pain in hands mainly dull tearing in nature. Sometimes trembling of hands is present. There may be attending icy coldness of hands. It is a leading medicine for arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. 

  1. Plumbum Met – For Weakness of Hands, Wrist Drop and Paralysis of Hands

It is a great medicine for managing cases of weakness, lameness of hands. In such cases trembling of hands can be present too. There is a lack of strength in hands with dropping things. It also plays a supportive help in severe cases with paralysis of hands. In cases needing it for paralysis muscle atrophy (loss of muscle mass) is also there. Next it is indicated for cases of wrist drop. 

  1. Gelsemium – For Weakness and Numbness of All Limbs

This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine that belongs to the family loganiaceae. It is next well indicated medicine when weakness and numbness is felt in all the limbs. With this there is lack of muscle coordination. Other attending symptoms are heaviness, tiredness, and soreness in limbs. 

  1. Phosphorus – For Hand Weakness, Numbness and Burning Sensation

Phosphorus is beneficial when there is weakness, lack of energy in hands and there is great difficulty to hold anything with hands. With this there is numbness and clumsiness in hands. Burning sensation is also present in palms of hands. Hands may feel heavy along with above symptoms. 

  1. Zincum Met –  For Weak and Trembling Hands When Writing

This medicine is prominently indicated when a person feels weakness and trembling of hands while writing. He may also have rigidity of his right hand. Another complaint present is sensation as if hands are asleep in the morning on waking.

  1. Bovista – With Dropping Things From Hands

Bovista is well indicated for cases in which there is marked hand weakness with dropping of things from hands. There is excessive weariness in hands the entire day. Hands lack strength and feels powerless with falling objects from hands. Sometimes hands and arms feel heavy with this.

  1. Merc Sol – For Hand Weakness Attended with Trembling

This is a prominent medicine when weakness of hands accompanies trembling.  Cramping pain and contractions can appear with it. There may be sweating on palms. Stiffness in hands especially when using them may occur with above symptoms. Numbness in fingers can also appear.

    8. Conium – When Hands Feel Weary, Tired

This medicine works well in cases where the hands feel weary, tired. They are also trembling and unsteady. Numbness of hands and fingers may appear with this. Weakness of arms and legs can also be there.  

  9. Natrum Sulph – For Weakness, Tingling in Hands

It is useful for cases of weakness and tingling in hands. It feels as if there is no strength in the hands where it is required. Trembling or twitching of hands may also attend.  Another symptom that attends is sensation of rigidity in hands. Pain in hands especially of tearing and shooting nature also accompanies above symptoms. 

  1. Stannum Met – For Hand Weakness and Violent Burning Sensation in Hands

This medicine is considered for hand weakness and violent burning sensation in hands. Trembling, jerking may be there in hands. Shooting pain in joints of fingers can also be present. Heaviness may also be felt in the arms on holding an object even light weight.

  1. Arnica – For Lack of Strength in Hands When Gripping Anything

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana having the common name Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. It mainly helps when there is a lack of strength in hands when a person tries to grasp anything. With this pain and crawling sensation in the hands can also be felt.

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Effective Homeopathic Remedies For Sinus Headache

There are para nasal sinuses (air – filled spaces) located inside the cheek bones, forehead, behind the bridge of nose and between the eyes. These can get inflamed from infection or from allergies. As a result they swell, become congested with mucus and can not drain properly resulting in pressure build up and pain which is referred to as sinus headache. Homeopathic remedies for sinus headache offer a very natural, safe and effective treatment.

The sinus headache can be felt on one or both sides of the head. Additionally pain and pressure can be felt in any of the sinus areas like around the eyes and cheeks, bridge of the nose.

Sinus headaches and migraines are easily confused with each other due to similar symptoms like nasal congestion, nasal discharge, facial pain. However, sinus headache is not attended with nausea / vomiting which is present in migraine. Worsening of headache from noise and bright light is also a feature of migraine and not sinus headache. The duration of sinus headache is for many days together but migraines mostly last few hours or for one or two days.

CausesHomeopathic Remedies For Sinus Headache

They most commonly occur in case of inflamed para nasal sinus (sinusitis). These sinuses can get inflamed from infections or from allergies (hay fever). Sinus infections can lead to sinus headaches. The infections cause mucus build up in the sinuses and cause congestion and headache. The infections can occur from common cold; seasonal allergies; nasal polyps and deviated nasal septum that blocks drainage of mucus from sinus and favours growth of germs that inflame sinus.

Symptoms

Person having sinus headache may feel fullness pressure or pain in forehead, in cheeks, bridge of the nose or brows. The affected sinus area can also be tender to touch and red. The pain tends to get worse when first getting up out of bed, from moving your head suddenly and from leaning forward.

Its other symptoms include sinus infection like stuffy  nose, thick, green or yellow coloured mucus discharge from the nose, post nasal discharge (PND), swelling or puffiness of face, fever, aching in the upper jaw, fatigue. In case of infection of frontal sinus pain / pressure is felt in the forehead, above the eyes. In case of maxillary sinus involvement pain or pressure is felt in the cheek area. In ethmoidal sinusitis pain occurs between / behind the eyes, and the sides of the upper nasal area (medial canthi). When sphenoidal sinus is affected pain appears behind eyes, top of head or back of head.

Homeopathic Remedies For Sinus Headache

Homeopathic systems offer a very natural, safe and effective treatment for sinus headache cases. Homeopathic medicines help to relieve sinus headache by reducing the sinus congestion by treating the root cause behind it. It targets to treat the cause like infections, nasal allergies linked with sinus inflammation leading to sinus headache. These medicines are effective in both acute as well as chronic cases of sinus headache. Along with relieving the headache it also manages the attending nasal symptoms like stuffiness, nasal discharges , sneezing, post nasal discharge.    

  1. Belladonna – Top Grade Medicine 

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. It is a very effective medicine for sinus headache. It works very well in cases of frontal and maxillary sinusitis. In cases needing it, the frontal headache is marked. A pressive sensation or pressure in the forehead is felt where it is required. This worsens on motion and stooping. It also worsens from going in the open air. Next symptom that indicates its use is swelling of the cheek with pain of burning nature. Face may be red with warmth. Pain in the jaw , especially tearing in nature may also be present.

  1. Kali Bichrome – For Headache, Nasal Blockage, Nasal Discharge, Post Nasal Discharge  

Kali Bichrome is another well indicated medicine for these cases. Persons needing it complain of headaches in the forehead especially over one of the eyes. They usually feel shooting pains over the eyebrow. Next they can complain of pain in the forehead in the morning on awaking. They feel distress, fullness, severe pain in frontal sinuses. With this they discharge from the eyes and nose. They also feel weak along with this and may also have fever. Another main symptom that they have is post nasal discharge.  Pain, tightness, fullness or pressure sensation at the root of the nose is also felt. With this they have a constant feeling of a stoppage of their nose. They may have a burning sensation in their nose. They may also feel a fetid smell in the nose. They feel their noses are constantly full of thick mucus. Discharge from the nose of tough, yellow or green color which is stringy, ropy or lumpy is passed. Sometimes there is discharge of crusts from the nose which are tinged with blood. Next they may have pain, shooting in nature in the cheeks mainly left sided. Pressure is also felt in the same region. This pain is also felt across the bridge of the nose.

  1. Silicea – For Pain in Forehead and Nasal Discharge

This is the next prominent medicine when pain is felt in the forehead. The pain for using this medicine is mostly throbbing, pulsating type. The pain may worsen from motion, stooping or cold air exposure. Wrapping up your head warmly gives relief. Along with the headache the head also feels very heavy. A major attending symptom is thick, green – yellow, offensive discharge from nose after getting up. Nose may feel stopped in the morning with this.

  1. Hepar Sulph – When There is Pain at Root of The Nose 

This medicine is particularly helpful when there is pain at the root of the nose. This pain is most felt in morning time. An attending symptom is a stoppage of the nose in the morning. Thick, offensive smelling discharge from nose can accompany. This discharge may be sometimes blood tinged. A heated sensation and burning is felt in nostrils. Nose is painful and sensitive to touch. Other than this there may be headaches over eyes. Headache worsens when shaking the head. 

  1. Natrum Mur – For Heaviness / Pain in Forehead with Sneezing, Nasal Discharge

It is a very important medicine when there is heaviness / pain in the forehead with sneezing and nasal discharge. A pressing sensation or a sensation of weight may also be felt in the forehead. This worsens from bending your head down. This sneezing is violent and worse in the early morning. The nasal discharge is watery and sometimes there is alteration between nasal discharge and nasal dryness. It’s a top listed medicine for nasal allergies.

  1. Hydrastis – For Frontal Headache

This medicine is prepared from the fresh root of the plant Hydrastis canadensis. This plant is commonly known as Golden Seal, Orange-root and Yellow Puccoon. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. This medicine offers great help in case of frontal headache over the eyes. A main accompanying symptom is dropping of mucus from back of nose into throat (post nasal discharge). In many cases the nose feels stuffed up. There is also discharge of thick, white, yellow or green tenacious, stringy mucus from the nose.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Pain in Maxillary Sinus (Cheek), Nasal Stuffiness and Thick Nasal Discharge

This medicine is prepared from plants named Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower or pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is indicated when there is pain in maxillary sinus (located in cheeks), nasal stoppage and thick nasal discharge. The pain in maxillary sinus is tearing in nature that may extend into the ear. The nasal discharges are thick, yellow green coloured. They get worse indoors and get better in open air. In some cases requiring it dull, heavy sensation over frontal sinuses is also there. 

  1. Merc Sol – For Inflamed Frontal and Maxillary Sinus with Headache and  Fluent Nasal Discharge

This medicine is recommended for inflammation of frontal and maxillary sinus. Cases needing it present with headaches of pulsating kind in forehead. There is also pain in cheeks, and aching in jaws. Fluent nasal discharges are present with above symptoms. The discharge is acrid that causes rawness, soreness of nostrils. Sneezing is also there. 

  1. Sticta – For Pain in Forehead and Root of Nose, with Stuffy Nose

It is another significant medicine for sinus headache. The key indication for using it is pain in forehead, root of nose along with stuffy nose. Sometimes heaviness and pressure is felt in the forehead. The nasal obstruction gets worse at night. In cases needing it the nasal secretions dry quickly and form scabs and are difficult to be discharged. Excessive sneezing attends it.

  1. Bryonia – For Pain, Heaviness in Forehead Worsening from Stooping

This medicine is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia alba or wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is beneficial for persons who complain of pain, heaviness in the forehead specifically from stooping. It may also worsen from motion. Fullness or pressure may also be felt in the forehead where this medicine is needed. It is also indicated for pain in the back of the head. Last indication for its use is pain on top of head in the morning on waking. This pain is mostly throbbing.

  1. Kali Iodatum – For Pain Over Eyes and Watery Nasal Discharge

This medicine works well in cases where pain over the eyes is present along with watery discharge from the nose. The discharge is hot, acrid and worsens in cold air. The frontal sinuses are inflamed. Violent sneezing is also there. Tightness at the root of the nose is also felt.

  1. Gelsemium – For Pain Over Eyes and Back of Head

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. Its use is suggested for cases presenting with pain over eyes and back of head. A sensation of band around the head accompanies. The nasal symptoms that occur with this are sneezing in early morning, fullness at the root of nose and thin watery nasal discharge.

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10 Natural Homeopathic Medicines For Red Eyes

Red eyes refers to redness of the white portion of the eye (sclera).Here the white of the eye may look pink, red, bloodshot or may appear to have pink/red lines on it. The eye redness occurs from dilatation of blood vessels on the surface of the eye from various reasons like irritation or an infection or inflammation. It can occur in one or both the eyes. Homeopathic medicines for red eyes offers very effective treatment and aims to treat the root cause behind it.

SymptomsHomeopathic Medicines For Red Eyes

In many cases redness of eyes occurs without any other symptoms. while in rest of the cases the symptoms that can attend it includes  irritation or itching, burning in the eyes. Some other symptoms that may accompany it include discharge from the eye, watering from eyes, pain in eye and dryness in the eyes. Few other symptoms include sensitivity to light (photophobia) and blurred vision.

Causes

Redness of eyes is very common and can arise from various causes. Firstly it can arise from many irritants that can inflame the eyes. These irritants include dust, dry air, sun exposure, air pollution, smoke.

Secondly, it can occur from eye allergies, hay fever / allergic rhinitis (an allergic disorder that arise from exaggerated response of the immune cells to allergic substances causing running nose, sneezing, nasal blockage and eye symptoms like irritation, redness, itching and watering from eyes)

It can also arise from infection (bacterial and viral) and inflammation of the eyes. 

There are various inflammatory conditions of the eyes that can cause redness of eyes. It includes conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva which refers to a membrane that covers the white of the eye). 

It also includes scleritis (an inflammation and redness of sclera – white of eye which is the outer, tough fibrous protective layer of the eyeball). 

It can occur in episcleritis (inflammation of the thin layer present on the white part of the eye / sclera). 

Another inflammatory condition of the eye linked with redness of the eye is iritis (swelling and inflammation in the coloured ring that surrounds the pupil of the eye). 

Other eye inflammatory conditions are keratitis (an inflammation of the cornea which is the clear, dome shaped tissue in front of eye which covers the pupil and iris) and uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of eye called uvea that is the pigmented layer lying between the inner retina and the outer fibrous layer composed of the sclera and cornea).

Apart from above eye redness can happen in blepharitis (inflammation of the margins of the eyelids where eyelashes grow).

In addition to above, it can arise in case of Chalazion (a type of cyst forming in the eyelid from blockage of meibomian gland responsible for producing  an oily substance that lubricates the eye) and stye ( red, painful lump near the edge of eyelid either upper or lower occurring from a bacterial infection).

Corneal ulcer, a scratch /abrasion on cornea, herpetic infection of cornea can lead to eye redness too.

Rest of the reasons include excessive screen time on computer /mobiles, dryness of the eyes, foreign object in eye, trauma / injury to eye, inward turning of eyelid (entropion), outward turning of eyelid (ectropion), side effect of using eye drops, complication of eye surgery or complication from use of contact lens, subconjunctival haemorrhage ( bleeding arising from broken blood vessel immediately beneath the surface of the eye), infection of tissue around the eyes (orbital cellulitis), glaucoma (an eye disorder characterised by increase of intraocular pressure and optic nerve damage).

Homeopathic Medicines For Red Eyes

Homeopathy offers very effective treatment for cases of red eyes. The homeopathic medicines aim to treat the root cause behind it like inflammation, infection to decrease the redness of eyes. Additionally they also help to relieve the attending symptoms like itching, burning in the eyes, discharge from eye, watering from eyes, pain in the eye and dryness in the eyes. Red eyes can arise from mild causes to serious causes that require emergency medical attention. Homeopathic medicines can help in cases where no serious causes are linked to it. But in case of serious cause behind red eyes it is advisable to seek immediate medical help from the conventional mode of treatment. Eye redness attended with sudden changes in vision, pain in eye, intense headache, fever, sensitivity to light, white rings, or halos around light, nausea or vomiting are some of the indications of serious issues. Other than this serious issues includes red eyes arising from an injury, from entry of chemicals or a foreign object in the eye.

Before starting homeopathic medicines for red eyes it is strictly advisable to consult a homeopathic physician who can best judge the homeopathic medicines that will suit a particular case and can guide if urgent help is needed from conventional mode in case of some serious cause.

1. Belladonna – Top Grade Medicine

It is a natural medicine prepared from plant deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. It is a top listed medicine for cases of red eyes. In cases needing it the eyes look very red, congested. It works well in inflammatory conditions of the eyes mainly conjunctivitis. Other than redness, persons needing it also have dryness and burning pain in their eyes. They may also have shooting pain in their eyes. Another attending complaint that they have is watering from the eyes. Other attending symptoms are soreness, redness and swelling of eyelids. Sometimes there is sensitivity to  bright light also.

2. Euphrasia – For Eye Redness, Watering, Itching

This medicine is prepared from plant Euphrasia Officinalis commonly known as  eye – bright. This plant belongs to family scrophulariaceae. It is a very effective medicine for redness of eyes along with watering and itching of eyes. The eye watering causes smarting and burns in the eyes. A sensation of sand in eyes attends these symptoms. It is very helpful in case of iritis, conjunctivitis. Along with above symptoms pain in the eye may be present that is worse at night. Sometimes photophobia is also there.

3. Aconite – For Red,  Bloodshot,  Inflamed Eyes

Aconite is prepared from plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as monkshood. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. This is very helpful medicine for cases of red, bloodshot, inflamed eyes. With this burning, shooting pains are present that appear mainly on moving eyeballs. Another attending symptom is watering from eyes that is worse in evening and night time. Roughness sensation in the eyes as from sand also appears with this. Apart from above burning, a smarting sensation and itching in the eyes is present which worsens in evening.

4. Apis Mellifica – For Bright Red Eyes with Smarting, Burning, Cutting Pain in Eyes

It is a well indicated medicine for cases where there is bright redness of eyes along with smarting, burning, cutting pain in eyes. The white of the eye is full of dark blood vessels. Along with this the eyes are very sensitive to light. Eyes are itchy too. It is well indicated for cases of conjunctivitis, keratitis and blepharitis.

5. Natrum Mur – For Eye Redness with Watering from Eyes

This medicine is a prominent medicine for persons who complain of eye redness along with watering from eyes. They feel that the watering worsens in open air. This watering is acrid that leads to redness and soreness in eyes. They also have swelling of eyelids. Lids appear red, raw, ulcerated along with burning. The eyelids are sticky in the morning and covered with thick scabs.

6. Argentum Nitricum – For Red Eyes with Eye Discharge

It is a well indicated medicine for eye redness and eye discharge. It is indicated especially for conjunctivitis and blepharitis. In cases needing it the eye appears intensely pink or red along with profuse discharge of  mucopurulent nature. The  white of the eye is congested, swollen. With this the eyelid margins are red, swollen and thick. Eyelids are also sore and crusty. The eyelids get stuck together in the morning.  Itching and burning, biting in eyes is felt with this. 

7. Allium Cepa – For Red, Itchy, Watery Eyes with Sneezing

This is a very useful medicine for cases where the eyes are red, itchy watery with frequent sneezing. Hence its use is considered in cases of hay fever (allergic rhinitis). The eyes are also  sensitive to touch. Runny noses also accompany these symptoms.

8. Merc Sol – For Redness of Eye Attended with Burning Pains

This medicine works well in cases of eye redness accompanied with burning pains. In cases needing it white of the eye is markedly red. Sensitivity to bright light is also there. The eyelids, especially the upper one, are thick, red and swollen . Copious watering from eyes is also there along with above symptoms.

9. Thuja – When Eyes Look Blood Red 

This medicine is prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja occidentalis commonly known as Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family Coniferae. Its use is considered in cases where eyes appear blood red. Along with this excessive tearing (watering) from eyes is present.  The eyelids may be dry, scaly and sticky at night. Burning and stinging in the eyelids attend this. It is a leading medicine for treating styes and chalazion. It is also one of the major medicines for treating scleritis.

10. Sulphur – For Red Eyes with Itching, Burning

Sulphur is a great medicine when the eyes are red along with itching and burning sensation. A feeling of sand in the eyes is also prominent with this. Sometimes stitching, smarting or stinging is felt in the eyes. This medicine also plays a supportive help for managing eye redness and light sensitivity in cases of corneal ulcers.

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7 Top Grade Homeopathic Remedies for Sebaceous Cysts 

Sebaceous cysts are non-cancerous (benign) bumps under the skin that are filled with semi – solid material. They are very common and mostly found on the scalp, face, neck and back, though can develop anywhere on skin except the palms of hands and the soles of feet. Homeopathic remedies for sebaceous cysts help in resolving cysts by discharging and clearing off the contents & gradually shrink and dissolve these cysts.sebaceous cyst

The term sebaceous cyst refers to either an epidermoid cyst which originates from the epidermis (top layer of the skin) or a pilar cyst that originate from the hair follicles.

As these cyst don’t originate from sebaceous glands and don’t contain sebum, So the term sebaceous cyst is inappropriate for them. The true sebaceous cysts are the ones that  originate from sebaceous glands (glands in the skin having an opening in the hair follicle gland where it secrete oily matter known as sebum). These cyst contain sebum (an oily matter produced by sebaceous glands that aid lubrication of the hair and skin). They are very rare and are known as steatocystoma simplex.

Causes 

The epidermoid cysts develop from the skin. The surface of the skin, known as the epidermis consists of thin layers of cells. These cells are constantly shed off. The epidermoid cysts develop from inward movement and trapping of skin cells and multiplying there in spite of moving out on the skin surface and shedding outside. They can also develop from any damage that causes cells on top of the skin to be implanted in the lower layer. They can  follow irritation or injury to the skin too.

The true sebaceous cysts can form due to deformed, damage or blockage of the duct of the sebaceous gland (this duct act a passage from where the sebum / oil is able to leave). It can follow a trauma like a surgical wound or scratch on the skin.

Sometimes the cyst is linked to genetic conditions like Gardner’s syndrome (a rare genetic disorder in which there occurs multiple polyps in the colon i.e. large intestine along with some other tumours outside the colon. The other tumours outside the colon may include fibromas, epidermoid cyst, desmoid tumours, osteomas of skull). 

In many cases no cause can be ruled out behind the sebaceous cyst.

Symptoms 

They are felt as a lump under the skin. They grow very slowly, are harmless and usually do not cause any problem but can be uncomfortable and cosmetically look bad. 

Though they can occur on any body part, they are more common on the scalp, face, neck, back, chest and ears. In males they commonly develop in scrotum and chest. They may contain fibrous tissue, fluids. They may also contain keratin (a strong protein present in the skin, nails and also teeth). Next they may be filled with somewhat viscous, serosanguineous fluid that contains pus and blood. The type of the contents of the cyst vary depending on if the cyst is infected or not.

The size can vary from a few mm to around 5 cm. These are round in shape and when touched these cyst feels smooth, mostly soft and movable. The small cyst are not painful and tender to touch. But when they are large they can be painful and cause pressure on the surrounding parts. They also become painful if they get infected, damaged or inflamed. When infected or inflamed the skin over the cyst becomes red, tender and sore.  A thick, yellow,  cheesy, bad smelling material may sometimes drain from the cyst. The cyst should not be scratched, pricked popped or squeezed to prevent chance of infection. These cysts are commonly found in the hairy areas of the body. In long standing cases the hair on the surface of skin above the cyst may be lost. Most times no complications occur in it. But sometimes few complications can arise. The first complication that can arise is its fixation if it extends deep in the body and connects to underlying tissue and forms a fixed lump that does not move. Next complication is infection (when bacteria gain entry in the cyst) resulting in abscess formation. Other complications include inflammation and rupture of the sebaceous cysts. Very rarely epidermoid cysts can lead to skin cancer.

Homeopathic Remedies for Sebaceous Cysts 

Homeopathy carries a good scope to treat these cysts. There are numerous homeopathic medicines that can help in dissolving, shrinking these cysts. These medicines halt further growth and increase the size of these cysts. The results vary from case to case depending upon the size and duration of the cyst. The medicines for its treatment are of natural origin so they treat them in a very safe, mild, gentle way without any side effects. These medicines are very effective and may even subside the need of surgical intervention in many cases of cyst. 

  1. Silicea 

Silicea is a very effective homeopathic medicine for treating cases of different types of cysts including sebaceous cyst. It possesses a great ability to shrink and dissolve the cysts. It is also indicated for cases where infection has occurred with abscess formation. In such cases pus discharge is present. The pus is scanty. It has a bad smell. Its use is also recommended for sebaceous cyst on the scalp. Such cyst are smooth and appear shiny where this medicine is required.

  1. Baryta Carb

This is the next very beneficial medicine for treatment of various kind of cysts and tumours. It is most prominently indicated for cyst on the scalp. Scalp may be sensitive to touch in cases needing it. Apart from this it offers help in case of fatty tumours, swollen and hard indurated glands. 

  1. Graphites

Graphites is yet another well-indicated medicine having a marked action on dissolving the cysts. Like Baryta Carb, it is also a significant medicine for treating sebaceous cyst on the scalp. For using it the cyst is large and smooth. Scalp is hairy. Itching and marked heat may be present on the scalp.

  1. Thuja 

It is natural medicine prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja occidentalis commonly known as Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family Coniferae. It is the next medicine in the list to treat many sorts of cyst and tumours. Firstly it is useful to treat sebaceous cyst. Next it is helpful to treat cyst in the breast and ovaries. Other than these it is an important medicine for spongy and fatty tumours.

  1. Hepar Sulph

Like medicine Silicea, this medicine possesses a great power to manage cases where infection has occurred and abscess has formed. In such cases it works well when there is pus discharge that can be blood stained also. With this there is throbbing or splinter like pain present in the infected site. The abscess is also tender and sensitive to touch. The skin overlying the abscess is inflamed and appears warm to touch.  

  1. Kali Bromatum

It is also an important medicine for treating sebaceous cyst. Not only these cysts it also have a marked affinity to treat many other types of cyst and tumours. Among them ovarian cyst, fibroids and fatty tumours are the ones well treated with this medicine.

  1. Lobelia Inflata

It is prepared from plant puke weed either with fresh plant when in flower and seed or its dried leaves. This plant belongs to the family lobeliaceae. This medicine has a tendency to resolve most obstinate cysts on the scalp. It either makes the cyst dissolve gradually or resolves it by aiding the discharge of its contents.

Some Other Valuable Medicines

In addition to above some of the other important medicines indicated for treating sebaceous cysts include Conium, Phytolacca, Calcarea Carb, Agaricus and Spongia.

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10 Effective Homeopathic Medicines for Burning Feet

Burning feet is the sensation of excessive heat in the feet. It is a very common sensation that usually is experienced at night. Sometimes burning feet may be painful enough to interfere with sleep. Mostly it arises from nerve damage. The intensity can vary from mild or severe. It can be constant or intermittent. Homeopathic medicines for burning feet offer natural, gentle, effective treatment for a variety of cases. Homeopathic medicines for burning feet

Burning feet may also be attended with tingling, prickling, pins- needles sensation or numbness, redness, swelling, increased sweating, pain in feet.

Causes

It most commonly occurs from nerve damage. The nerve damage can be from various reasons. 

The most common reason is diabetes (diabetes neuropathy). Uncontrolled high levels of sugar in blood for a long time damages blood vessels and nerves. The nerve damage hinders normal travel of nerve signals to many body parts and also feet. Nerve damage in legs and feet refers to peripheral neuropathy. Persons who have high blood pressure, take alcohol, are overweight and smoke are at high risk of nerve damage. In case of diabetic neuropathy along with burning sensations,  tingling, numbness, sharp pain, weakness in hands and feet can also accompany. 

Secondly, it can arise from excessive alcohol use that causes nerve damage called alcoholic neuropathy.

Thirdly, it can occur from certain nutritional deficiencies. Deficiency  of vitamin B12, B6, folate can lead to nerve damage and burning sensation in feet. Vitamin B deficiency also causes anaemia that contributes to it. 

Another reason is small fiber sensory neuropathy (SFSN) which is a type of peripheral neuropathy  affecting small nerve fibers in the skin. In this painful burning in the feet arise. 

Hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid) is yet another reason behind burning feet. In this condition swelling appears which puts pressure on nerves and causes a burning sensation. Other symptoms of this condition include weight gain, loss of energy, hair loss, dry skin.

Other than these, it can occur in Charcot – Marie – Tooth disease (CMT). A Common form of hereditary neuropathy that causes nerve damage in arms and legs. Burning, pins and needles in the feet / hands is among the initial symptoms.

Another reason is Athlete’s foot (Fungal infection of the foot). It is also known as tinea pedis. In this condition burning, tingling, itching sensation between the toes or in the soles of the feet arise. Other than these fluid filled eruptions (blisters) cracked skin, peeling of skin, dry or raw skin on the feet may occur. Sometimes toenails get thick, discoloured, crumble and get detached from the nail bed.

Long term or chronic kidney disease – When kidneys get damaged and are not able to carry their function properly means not able to remove toxins from the body then these toxins build up in blood and damages the nerves.

Erythromelalgia – it is a rare vascular disorder in which blood vessels in lower limbs or hands get blocked on and off followed by hyperemia (excess blood flow) and inflammation. Redness, congestion, heat and pain in feet occur though symptoms can also occur in hands, arms, ears, legs, face and other body parts.

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) – In this condition the arteries that carry blood to the legs and feet becomes narrow. It leads to burning in feet and legs.

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) – A condition causing severe pain usually in just one arm or leg and develops typically after an injury or a surgery. Its symptoms are swelling, burning pain, swelling, skin colour or texture change.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome – It is a condition arising from compression of nerves that runs from the ankle to the foot. It can arise from swelling or an injury. In this there occurs  pain, burning, tingling or numbness in the foot. 

Guillain – Barre syndrome (GBS) – It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune cells attack and cause damage to the peripheral nervous system. In the beginning it is mostly present with numbness, tingling, and weakness in feet.

Some other diseases can have burning feet as one of its symptoms. Some examples include Lyme disease ( a tick-borne, infectious disease caused by a bacteria of the type borrelia), HIV, shingles  (a viral disease caused by Varicella zoster virus in which painful skin rash with blisters appears).

Pregnancy and menopause – Burning feet may be complained about by some women during pregnancy and menopause. This is due to hormonal changes leading to increase of body  temperature.

Heavy metal poisoning can also cause it. Exposure to heavy metals like arsenic, mercury and lead can lead to burning sensation in the feet.

Side effects of certain medicines like chemotherapy drugs, some medicine used to treat HIV and seizures (fits), overdose of vitamin B6.

It can also occur from wearing poor footwear and standing / walking for an extended time period.

Homeopathic Medicines for Burning Feet

Homeopathic medicines offer natural, gentle, effective treatment for cases of burning feet. These medicines focus to address the root cause behind it to bring great improvement in these cases. These medicines in addition to relieving the burning of feet also helps to improve attending symptoms. Such symptoms include tingling, prickling, sensation, numbness, redness and swelling, increased sweating and pain in feet. As burning of feet can arise from numerous reasons, its important to take homeopathic medicines after complete case analysis by a homoeopathic physician and self medication be avoided.

  1. Sulphur – Top Grade Medicine 

Sulphur is a leading medicine for burning sensation in feet. Persons needing it have burning especially in soles of feet. They wish to place them on a cool place to get relief. The burning worsens at night and they put them out of bed to cool them. They may also feel burning in soles on stepping after sitting for a long time. Itching may also be present on soles in addition to the above complaint. Another symptom that can attend it is prickling in balls of feet when putting feet to ground. 

  1. Kali Phos – For Burning in Soles and Toes

It is a great nerve remedy. It is a very suitable medicine for cases having burning in soles and toes. In some cases needing it stinging sensation in soles may be present. It is also indicated when prickling sensation is present in the feet. 

  1. Arsenic Album  For Burning, Swelling of Feet

This medicine works well in case of burning, swelling on feet. There is internal burning but when touched the feet feels cold from outside. Red spots on the feet may be present with this. Other additional symptoms that can accompany numbness and weakness of feet.

  1. Medorrhinum – For Burning of Feet and Sharp Pain

This medicine is beneficial for cases of burning feet and sharp pain in soles. Persons needing it uncovers the feet and fan them to aid relief. The sharp pain in soles is felt while taking the first step on them in the morning. They may also have swelling of feet. Sore feeling under feet especially on the left side may be present.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Burning in the Toes

This medicine is prominent for burning sensation in toes. With this there is redness in toes. Sometimes numbness is felt in feet. Swelling in feet may be present too.  

  1. Pulsatilla – For Burning in Back of Feet

This medicine is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower or pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is well indicated for burning in the back of feet. Redness and swelling of feet can be present with this. Tearing pain from back of foot to heel is present sometimes. Soles of feet may also be painful and feel sore. Some people requiring it also have a tingling sensation in feet while standing.

  1. Phosphorus – For Burning Sensation in Feet and Numbness of Toes

This medicine is helpful for burning sensation in feet and numbness of toes. Burning sensation can be felt in legs also. Swelling of feet may also be there. Pain in soles as if from ulceration can be felt during  walking. Another symptom that can attend is a shock like sensation in feet.

  1. Silicea – For Burning and Tingling in Soles

This medicine is very useful for burning in soles and also tingling sensation in soles. The burning is most marked in evening and night time where it is required. Along with this there is swelling of feet with redness. A peculiar accompanying symptom is excessive sweating on feet. The sweat is offensive. Soreness of feet is also there in some cases. It is also one of the best medicines for cases of athlete’s foot. 

  1. Arnica – For Violent Burning in Feet

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Arnica Montana having the common name Leopard’s – bane or fallkraut. This plant belongs to family compositae. Its use is recommended in cases presenting with violent burning in feet. Along with this tingling sensation may be marked in feet. Sometimes there is attending numbness of feet.

  1. Natrum Carb – For Burning in Feet While Walking

This medicine helps cases of burning in feet while walking. Burning is mainly present in soles for using this medicine. Swelling with stinging in feet may also attend while walking. In the right foot stitches as from needles can be felt.

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Homeopathy for Breast Pain  – Top 10 Remedies

Breast pain is medically known as mastalgia  It is very common and many women at some point of their lives have experienced breast pain. It can be felt as discomfort, heaviness, tightness, mild tingling, dull ache, sharp pain or burning pain in the breast. Fullness in breasts, soreness, tenderness in breast and swelling in the breast can accompany this. The breast pain can sometimes radiate to arms. The pain can be present in one breast or both breasts or in the underarm. In some cases the pain is felt constantly and in others it occurs occasionally. The intensity also varies from mild to severe from case to case. Homeopathy for breast pain works to treat the root cause behind it to bring major pain relief.Homeopathy for Breast Pain  - Top 10 Remedies

Though pain can occur in women at any age but is more common in women before reaching menopause. Pain in both breasts that occurs before periods is not serious. But pain in one breast along with a hard lump in breast or nipple discharge is a reason of concern and needs to be further investigated.  

Causes 

Firstly, it can arise from changes in the reproductive hormones (estrogen and progesterone). Pain from this reason is frequently seen during puberty, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause. In case of breast pain from hormonal changes the pain mostly gets worse 2 or 3 days before the menstrual period. The pain may sometimes also be there during periods. 

Second reason is breast cyst (fluid filled sac or lump in the breast. It is non cancerous. It is mostly painless but may be painful in some cases. These lumps have a tendency to enlarge in size around periods and they go away after menopause.

Thirdly it can arise from use of certain medicines. Some of these medicines include oral birth control pills, some of the hormonal medicine used for infertility treatment, use of  estrogen and progesterone therapies after menopause. Other medicines include antidepressants (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor – SSRI),  some of the diuretics and steroids.

Next it can arise during breastfeeding sometimes.

It can occur during breastfeeding  from engorgement of breast when they become excessively full with milk, improper latching by baby during feeding (cracked and sore nipples can  occur with this) and mastitis (infection of milk ducts occurring commonly during breastfeeding from clogged milk duct but can also occur at other times). Along with breast pain other symptoms of mastitis are swelling, redness, warmth of breast, fever, chills. Itching, cracking, burning or blister formation can also occur on the nipples.

Some other factors that contribute to breast pain include  large breasts size (it can cause pain in neck, shoulder and back in addition to breast), breast surgery, some dietary factors (like eating food  high in fat and refined carbohydrates), smoking.

In some cases pain in breast occurs from reason outside the breast (extramammary breast pain). For example this can arise from irritation of the muscles of the chest, arms, back or muscle pull in the chest. It can also happen from costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage connecting the ribs and breastbone).

In many cases however the reason is not found. 

Breast pain may cause fear in women thinking of it as arising from breast cancer but majority of times breast pain arises from a benign (non cancerous) condition of breast  and is  very rarely indicative of breast cancer.

Symptoms 

Breast pain is classified as cyclical or non cyclical breast pain.

Cyclical pain

It is the pain that is linked with the menstrual cycle and is worse a few days before periods. It usually resolves during and after periods. It is described as a heavy, dull ache in the breast. The pain can radiate to underarm. It usually occurs in both breast (portion affected is upper and outer portion) and the breast can be lumpy. It can be attended with swelling and tenderness in the breast. Women between  20 yrs and 30yrs of age  and in their 40’s before menopause are affected with this.

Non Cyclical pain 

It is not linked to the menstrual cycle. It is mainly present in one breast and feels soreness, burning and tightness in breast. Women after menopause are affected with this. It can occur from breast injury, mastitis and origin from surrounding muscles or tissues (extra mammary pain)

Homeopathy for Breast Pain 

Homeopathic medicines offer a very safe, gentle and effective treatment for cases of breast pain. These medicines also help to manage any attending swelling, tenderness in the breast. These medicines are prepared from naturally occurring substances so are very safe to use without any side effects. 

  1. Conium – For Breast Pain Especially Before Periods

This medicine is very beneficial for breast pain that occurs before periods. Pain is worse from every step. In cases needing it the breast may also enlarge, and swell before periods. Soreness is also present in the breast. It is also indicated for stitching pain in the breast especially at night time or from walking.  It is a prominent medicine for hard lumps in the breast with stitching pain. Lastly it is indicated for pain in the breast from fall or blows.

  1. Belladonna – for pain with swelling, redness, heat

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. It is very effective for cases of pain in the breast with swelling, redness and heat. For using this medicine pain may be stinging or throbbing type.  The breast may also feel heavy. It is a well indicated medicine for inflammation of breasts from weaning.

  1. Phytolacca – For Pain with Inflamed Breast and Hard Lumps

This medicine is prepared from plant Phytolacca decandra also known as Poke – root and Red Ink Plant. This plant belongs to family phytolaccaceae. It is a leading medicine for breast pain with inflamed breast. It is also top listed for treating hard, painful lumps in the breast. In case of inflammation, the breast is painful, intensely  swollen, hard, sensitive and tender.  Along with this the nipples may be sore, cracked, fissured and excoriated. In this case pain begins from the nipple and extends to the whole body. It is a very suitable medicine for severe stinging pains in breasts during breastfeeding. Another indication for using it is a lump in the breast which is sensitive and painful that is worse at menstrual period. The pain may extend down to the arm of the affected side. Lastly it is helpful for the hardness of the breast as hard as stone after weaning.

  1. Silicea – For Breast Pain, Swelling and Hardness

This medicine is well indicated for pain in the breast along with swelling and hardness of the breast. It can also be reddened and sensitive to touch. Along with this burning sensation is felt. There can be high fever with this. Next important symptom pointing to its use is sharp pain in the breast while breastfeeding. Apart from these it is also useful for hard lumps in the breast.  

  1. Lac Caninum – For Pain in Breast with Soreness and Sensitivity to Pressure 

This medicine offers great help in cases where there is pain in the breast along with soreness and sensitivity to least pressure. The pain worsens from the least jar where it is required. Fullness in breast and its enlargement may also be felt along with above symptoms.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Painful Lumps in Breast of Young Girls

Pulsatilla is a natural medicine prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flower or pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a very effective medicine to treat painful lumps in the breasts of young girls. The pain may radiate to the arm of the affected side. Another complaint to use this medicine is swollen, tensed, sore breasts with continuation of milk secretion after weaning.

  1. Bryonia Alba – For Burning and Tearing Pain

This medicine is prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia alba or wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. Its use is done for burning or tearing pain in the breast. Females who need  it also feel stony heaviness and hardness in the breasts. They also feel a heated sensation in the breast. Its use is also recommended when there is inflammation of the breast with heaviness, hardness and complaint worsens from motion. Next complaint that it helps is inflamed breasts with suppression milk flow.

  1. Merc Sol – For Pain in Breast with Swelling and Ulcerated Nipples

This medicine is considered when the breast is painful along with swelling and ulcerated nipples. It is also hard and sore. It is also used in cases where nipples are raw and sore during breastfeeding in case of mastitis. Its another significant symptom is hardness, swelling and pain in breast during menses. Along with this milk may fill in breast in non pregnant females. 

  1. Croton Tig – For Pain Extending to Back during Breastfeeding

The main indication for using this medicine is pain in the breast going through the chest to back during breastfeeding. Nipple may be very sore to touch with this. Next it is indicated for inflamed, swollen and hard breasts when pain from the nipple goes through to the back.

  1. Castor Equi – For Swollen Breast with Pain on Touch

Castor Equi is a beneficial medicine for cases of swollen breasts with pain on touch. Additionally it is a very useful medicine for healing cracked, sore nipples in breastfeeding women. The nipples are very much tender with this complaint.

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9 Supportive Homeopathic Remedies for Lazy Eye 

Lazy eye is medically known as amblyopia. In this condition the brain focuses more on one eye and does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye usually due to poor vision in this eye. With passing time the brain begins to favour the healthy eye and starts to ignore signals from lazy eye. It results in decreased vision or if not treated in time even loss of vision in lazy eye. Homeopathic remedies for lazy eye offer supportive help along with conventional treatment.

It is a leading cause of decreased vision in one eye in children and younger adults. In this condition almost always one eye is affected but rarely vision in both eyes can be affected.Homeopathic remedies for lazy eye

Causes

It occurs due to developmental problems in the brain. In this condition the nerve pathways in areas of the brain responsible for processing sight do not function in a correctly needed manner. 

It is a neurological condition in which the nerve pathway connecting the eye to the brain is not working properly so the problem is in the brain and not in the eye, so lazy eye is a misleading term. In the early period of visual and brain development of a child usually between birth to 6 yrs any sort of interference occurs with focusing and getting clear vision in either eye predisposes towards a lazy eye. The interference makes a person start using one eye more than the other and the eye which is used less becomes weaker over time. 

The common cause behind it include constant strabismus or squint (A condition in which the eyes are not able to align properly with each other when looking at an object. So they look in different directions and not at the same object at the same time. It occurs from imbalance in the muscles that position the eyes and the eyes can cross in or turn out while looking at an object). 

Next cause is the difference in level of vision and or prescription between both the eyes. It could be from farsightedness (in this condition a person can see distant objects clearly but the nearby objects appear blurry), nearsightedness (in this condition a person can see near objects clearly but objects farther away appear blurry to him) or astigmatism (in this the lens of the eye or the cornea has an irregular curve that change the way light passes or refracts on retina causing distorted or blurry vision). This type is known as anisometropic amblyopia or refractive amblyopia. 

Another cause is blockage of vision in one eye as from cataract (  opacification of the lens of the eye  which is normally clear), corneal ulcer / a scar, ptosis (drooping of the eyelid), injury to eye, eye surgery. 

Other causes include glaucoma (increased intraocular pressure which can cause vision problems and blindness), vitamin A deficiency. Premature birth, family history of lazy eye and developmental disabilities are some of the risk factors. 

Symptoms 

It usually develops in childhood between birth to age of 7 yrs. Amblyopia mostly occurs in only one eye. In this condition there is inability to focus properly with one eye but the other eye is normal and can see clearly. The affected eye otherwise appears normal when looked at so it may not be detected by children and parents. It may not be diagnosed till it becomes severe or is only diagnosed during a routine eye test of the child. 

Some of its signs and symptoms include wandering of an eye inward or outward, squint, head tilting, blurred vision, double vision (diplopia), eyes appearing to not work together, and poor depth perception (problem in estimating distance and telling how near or far away something is).

Homeopathic Remedies for Lazy Eye 

Homeopathic medicines aim to halt its further progression and provide symptomatic relief to the person. Use of these medicines should be considered in early stages. There are chances of good improvement when the treatment is started at a young age soon after being diagnosed usually before the age of 7yrs. It is advisable to take these medicines along with conventional treatment to get best possible conjoined help from both these systems of treatment. This condition can lead to permanent blindness if not treated properly at a right time. So one must use any homeopathic medicine under the supervision and guidance of a homeopathic physician after proper case study and avoid self prescription.

  1. Phosphorus – For Blurring or Dimming Vision 

It is a leading medicine for cases of lazy eye. It is highly useful to manage blurring or dimness of vision. Persons needing it may have nearsightedness that is gradually or rapidly increasing. They can see near objects but the distant objects appear blurred as if covered in a smoke.  It is one of the best medicines for managing the cases of glaucoma (with shooting eye pain, sparks or flickering before eyes). So in a case where glaucoma is linked with a lazy eye, use of this medicine can be considered. 

  1. Gelsemium – For Difficulty Following Movement of Objects 

It is the next prominent medicine for cases of lazy eye. 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. Persons needing it have dimness of vision. Due to dim vision there is difficulty following movements of objects. There is also difficulty in reading and writing. They may also have double vision. Double vision is mainly present when looking sideways. Apart from these it is a very effective medicine for managing glaucoma, squint, astigmatism and drooping of eyelids (ptosis). So this medicine can also be used if any of these conditions is linked with lazy eye.

  1. Ruta – For Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Astigmatism 

Homeopathic medicine Ruta is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. The plant belongs to the family rutaceae. It is also a very beneficial medicine for managing cases of lazy eye. Its use is mainly recommended when lazy eye is associated with errors of refraction (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism). In cases requiring it weakness of vision, dullness of sight, obscured vision for distance are usually present. The vision dimness worsens from straining the eyes. With blurred vision pain in and over eyes can also be present.

  1. Natrum Mur – For Dimness of Sight and Double Vision 

It is another important medicine for cases of lazy eye. It is indicated when there is complaint of dimness of sight and double vision. In such cases there is sensation as if objects are covered with cloth. There appears pressure in the eyes when intently looking at anything. There is obscuration of sight mainly while walking, reading, writing. It is also a great medicine for ulcers of the cornea (with photophobia means sensitivity to light, much eye discharge, smarting, burning in eyes and sensation of sand in eyes). Next it is also an important medicine for cases of strabismus since childhood. 

  1. China – For Weakness of Vision for Distant Objects

This medicine is prepared from dried bark of plant Cinchona officinalis commonly known as Peruvian bark. It belongs to the family rubiaceae. It is indicated when there is marked weakness of vision for distant objects. In cases needing it only large objects could be distinguished at distance. There may be better vision in the morning. Other than this, there is also difficulty in reading where letters seem to run together. This medicine also covers ulceration of cornea.

  1. Ammoniacum – For Amblyopia Occurring from a Blow

This medicine is specifically indicated for traumatic amblyopia occurring from a blow. People needing it see smoke before them. They sometimes also see a black spot before eyes that worsens at night. They have dimness of sight especially at night and in morning. They feel objects look clearer in clear weather. They also feel fatigue in their eyes after reading.

  1. Drosera – For Difficulty in Reading 

This medicine is prepared from fresh plant named Drosera rotundifolia. Commonly known as round – leaved sundew. It belongs to the family  droseraceae. It is a useful medicine when a person has difficulty in reading and letters appear blurred and run together during reading. There is frequent vanishing of sight while reading. People experience farsightedness. There is a weakness of eyes when looking at small objects.

  1. Merc Sol – For Weak, Dim Vision 

This is yet another helpful medicine for lazy eye. It helps cases when there is weak, dim vision. There are also frequent episodes of temporary loss of vision. In some cases that require it there are  always dark spots or a sensation of cloud before the sight. Heated sensation and watering from eyes is a symptom that can attend to it.

  1. Stramonium – For Dimness of Vision 

This medicine is prepared from plant thorn apple that belongs to the family solanaceae. It is well indicated for dimness of vision especially in the morning time. Persons needing it feels as if  vision is cloudy or there is a fog before eyes. In the morning they tend to bump into objects as if they are in the dark. They also have problems while reading, at that time letters appear blurred and as if they are moving. Apart from above it is one of the best medicines for cases of strabismus (squint) so can be used in lazy eye cases with this complaint.

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Effective Homeopathic Remedies For Esophagitis

Esophagitis refers to inflammation of the esophagus (a tube through which food and drink passes from mouth to stomach). It can lead to damage of tissue of the esophagus, alter its structure or cause problems with its normal function. Homeopathic Remedies for Esophagitis help to reduce the inflammation of esophagus and effectively manage its symptoms.

CausesHomeopathic remedies for Esophagitis

It can have various causes. The most common cause behind it is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In this condition there is backflow of stomach acid in the food pipe that can irritate its lining and lead to inflammation. Next it can arise from infections. Another reason behind it is use of certain medicines (NSAIDs , some antibiotics, steroids). 

Apart from this risk factors for it includes alcohol abuse, excessive cigarette use, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, chemical injury by alkaline or acid solutions, physical injury, weak immune system, stress, allergies, crohn’s disease (an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and damage to gastrointestinal system), chronic vomiting, obesity, hiatal hernia (condition in which stomach bulges out from hiatus opening in diaphragm into chest),  intense use of Vitamins and supplements, surgery in the chest area. 

Types of Esophagitis

Reflux Esophagitis

This type usually results from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In this disease there is backflow of stomach acid upwards in the food pipe. There is a valve known as LES – lower esophageal sphincter, that keeps the stomach acid in the stomach and prevents its back flow. This valve opens only when food has to enter the stomach from the food pipe and is closed at all other times. When this valve opens at times other than eating or doesn’t close rightly then the stomach contents can get back in the food pipe. If this occurs frequently for a long time then acid content from the stomach can inflame and damage the lining of the food pipe and this condition is known as reflux esophagitis. There are some factors that increase the chance of GERD and inflammation of esophagus due to stomach acid. This includes taking excessive alcohol, coffee, chocolate, smoking, eating excessive fat and going to bed immediately after eating.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis

This type occurs from an excessive number of eosinophils (a type of WBC – white blood cell that plays a role in allergic reactions) in the esophagus usually from an over reactive response to an allergen or acid reflux. There are some of the common food triggers for it, for eg, foods such as milk, eggs,  soy, peanuts, wheat and shellfish. It can also result from inhaling an allergen like pollen.

Lymphocytic Esophagitis

It is a rare type that occurs from an excessive number of lymphocytes (a type of white blood cells) in the esophageal lining. Crohn’s disease, GERD are some diseases associated with it.

Drug-Induced Esophagitis

This results from taking some of the oral medicines with a very little amount of water. It increases the contact time of medicine with the lining of the food pipe.  Some of the examples of these medicines include pain relievers (aspirin,ibuprofen), antibiotics (tetracycline), bisphosphonates, quinidine and potassium chloride.

Infectious Esophagitis

It is rare and can occur from a bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic infection in the esophagus. This type mostly affects people having weak immune systems. Among infections fungus called Candida albicans is common cause of this type. These fungal infections are common in people with low immunity, people who are diabetic, have cancer or those who use steroids.

Symptoms

Its symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain while swallowing, heartburn, pain in the chest behind the breastbone while eating, food getting stuck in the food pipe. Other symptoms that can occur includes nausea, vomiting, decrease in appetite, epigastric pain, sore throat, hoarse voice and cough. Young children may have feeding difficulty and failure to thrive.

Complications

If not treated well in time there can occur changes in the structure and function of the esophagus. Firstly it can lead to scarring, narrowing (stricture) in the esophagus. Next there can occur ulcers in the esophagus. Another complication is tearing or perforation of the esophagus. Lastly it can lead to Barrett’s esophagus (it is a precancerous condition in which there occurs damage to esophageal lining and changes in cells that line the esophagus which increases the risk of esophageal cancer).

Homeopathic Remedies for Esophagitis

Homeopathy offers a very effective treatment for cases of esophagitis. Homeopathic medicines help to reduce the inflammation of esophagus and effectively manage its symptoms. Symptoms including difficult swallowing, painful swallowing, heartburn, sensation of food getting stuck in the food pipe, nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain can be well managed with these medicines. In mild to moderate cases they can be used as per the symptoms present. But in severe and complicated cases one must consider use of conventional treatment.   

  1. Arsenic Album – Top Grade Medicine

Arsenic Album is a leading medicine for treating cases of esophagitis. Persons needing it have marked burning in the food pipe (heartburn). Burning is felt when swallowing the food. The burning is so intense as if esophagus is made raw by an acidic substance. Along with this nausea may attend. They may also have stinging sensation in the esophagus as from a splinter. Another complaint that they have is very difficult and painful swallowing. They also have a sensation as if everything swallowed gets lodged in the esophagus. Soreness of the throat and pain in the throat may also be felt by them. Vomiting may also be present in addition to above symptoms.

  1. Iris Versicolor – To Manage Heartburn, Nausea, Vomiting

This medicine is prepared from the root of the plant commonly named Blue flag. This plant belongs to the family Iridaceae. It is a highly recommended medicine for managing heartburn. In cases needing it there can also be continuous nausea. Vomiting is there which is sour, acrid in nature. 

  1. Robinia – To Manage Heartburn, Acid Reflux

This medicine is prepared from plant Robinia Pseudoacacia. This plant belongs to family leguminosae. It is a very suitable medicine to manage heartburn and acid reflux. Persons who need it mainly get heartburn at night time on lying down. They also have nausea. Another important symptom that is present is vomiting of intensely sour fluid. 

  1. Causticum – When There is Sensation of Food Lodging in Esophagus

This medicine is beneficial for the cases when there is sensation of food lodging in the esophagus. Other than this there is nausea during or after a meal in cases that require this medicine. Next attending symptom is vomiting of acidic water or food. In many cases pressive, cramp – like pains or shooting type of pain is felt in the abdomen in the epigastric region.

  1. Phosphorus – For Burning in Esophagus

Phosphorus is another prominent medicine for these cases. It is indicated when the esophagus is there. Along with this there is difficulty swallowing liquids. Nausea and vomiting may also be present along with this. It is also a medicine for managing cases of stricture of esophagus.

  1. Alumina – For Painful Swallowing

Alumina is a beneficial medicine to manage painful swallowing. Persons needing it have difficulty in swallowing solid food. They can take food in small pieces only. They feel taking warm drinks help to relieve this complaint. They also feel pressure pain in the region of esophagus as if it is contracted or compressed. This occurs mostly during swallowing. 

  1. Carbo veg – With Heartburn and Pain in Epigastrium

Carbo veg is helpful for managing heartburn and pain in epigastrium. The pain in epigastrium can be aching or burning type. The pain gets worse after eating. Epigastric region is also very sensitive. Sensation of rawness in the food pipe and stomach are also felt. 

  1. Belladonna – For Difficult and Painful Swallowing

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. It is very effective to manage complaints of difficult and painful swallowing. Persons needing it have to swallow water to move down the solid food. They also feel burning, stinging and dryness in the food pipe. Sometimes contraction in esophagus  is also felt. Along with this, pain in stomach, nausea, vomiting may also be present.

  1. Rhus Tox – For Difficult Swallowing

It is a significant medicine for cases having difficulty swallowing.  In such cases there is difficulty and pain in swallowing solids. When food reaches a particular point in the food pipe it gets difficult to go down further from inflammation at this point. This medicine is also indicated for managing cases of esophagitis occurring after corrosive substances.

  1. Veratrum Viride – With Nausea and Vomiting

This medicine is prepared from the fresh root of a plant commonly known as American White Hellebore also called as Indian Poke. It belongs to the family melanthiaceae of the Liliaceae. Use of this medicine is considered when there is nausea and vomiting in these cases. Along with this burning is marked in the food pipe with constant desire to swallow. It is most helpful for acute cases of esophagitis. 

  1. Gelsemium – With Sensation of Something Lodged in Esophagus

Homeopathic medicine Gelsemium is prepared from the bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. The main indication to use this medicine is sensation of something lodged in the esophagus. Pain attends to this. Cramping sensation is also felt in esophagus. Another accompanying symptom is burning in esophagus that can extend to the stomach.

  1. Iodum – For Inflammation and Ulcers of Esophagus

This medicine is prominent for cases in which inflammation and ulcers of esophagus are there. Persons needing it have a sensation of burning and scraping in the food pipe. They also feel pain in the food pipe. Swallowing is also difficult among them.

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