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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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12 Homeopathic Medicines For Albuminuria

Albuminuria refers to a condition in which albumin (a type of protein) abnormally passes in the urine. Albumin is a major type of protein made in the liver that normally circulates in the blood. Homeopathic medicines for albuminuria mainly play a supportive role in managing such cases.

Albumin is the most abundant and significant protein in the blood circulation. It helps in maintaining the right amount of fluid flowing throughout the body and acts as a carrier for fatty acid, thyroid hormones and steroids. The protein should remain in blood and never enter urine under normal circumstances. But when the protein albumin abnormally seeps in the urine it is referred to as albuminuria. 

The kidneys function to filter the blood in the body. When blood passes through the kidneys it keeps the things required by the body like protein but eliminates the things not needed out of the body as urine. The kidneys have got glomeruli which act as filters. When functioning normally, the protein cannot pass through the filter and enter urine  or a very little trace of protein can pass in urine. But in case of damaged kidney excessive albumin can leak out of the kidneys into urine. 

CausesHomeopathic medicines for Albuminuria

Some of the conditions that cause a temporary increase of albumin in urine includes dehydration, stress, intense physical activity, cold weather, fever and side effects of some medications. 

Furthermore, the medical conditions that can lead to rise of albumin levels in the urine. First among them is diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure – B.P.), kidney inflammation – nephritis, glomerulonephritis (inflammation of the glomeruli which are the structures made of tiny blood vessels in kidneys that filter blood), nephrotic syndrome (a kidney disorder in which body to pass too much protein in urine).  physical trauma to the kidneys, cardiovascular disease like endocarditis (inflammation of the endocardium which is the inner layer of the heart). These medical conditions need urgent medical help as these can result in severe complications like kidney failure. 

People with diabetes, high blood pressure, elderly people above age of 65 yrs, individuals having family history of kidney disease are at high risk of albuminuria. Such people need to get tested for urine albumin quite frequently so that any kidney damage is detected and managed in time and further complications be prevented.

Types Of Albuminuria

Microalbuminuria

It denotes the start of kidney damage with moderate increase in the albumin levels in the urine. When kidney damage is slight the albumin passes in urine in small  quantities ( around 30mg to 300mg within the twenty four hour time frame ).

Macroalbuminuria

When kidney function is greatly affected there is excessive passing of albumin in the urine denoting macroalbuminuria.  The kidney allows passage of large amounts of albumin into the urine (more than 300 mg within the twenty four hour time frame). It indicates a serious kidney condition.

Signs 

It is mostly asymptomatic in the beginning stages. But when there is passage of a large amount of albumin in urine, there maybe some signs that give an indication towards it. First among them is urine having whitish foam or urine looking frothy. Next sign is swelling of the ankles, hands, eyes, face, legs, belly. The swelling occurs when abundant albumin passes in urine and results in low levels of protein in the blood. The low protein levels in blood leads to movement of fluid through the blood vessels walls into tissue. 

Homeopathic Medicines for Albuminuria

Cases of albuminuria need immediate medical attention to prevent serious complications. Homeopathic medicines mainly play a supportive role in managing cases of albuminuria. These medicines can be used along with conventional treatment for halting its further progression. Additionally they help in reducing oedema (swelling ) linked with it. Other than these homeopathic medicines also work towards managing  associated symptoms like burning / painful urine, frequent urine, scanty urine, kidney pain. Albuminuria can have serious effects on the body and can lead to kidney damage. So one should use homeopathic medicines along with conventional treatment, that too under supervision of a homeopathic physician and never self prescribe any of these medicines.

  1. Apis Mellifica – Top Grade Medicine for Albuminuria

Apis Mellifica is a leading medicine for albuminuria. In cases needing it urine is frothy. Urine is also scanty. It can also contain blood. Urine is hot and can have an offensive smell. Along with this there is marked oedema. Here swelling is present on the face, hands, legs, and there is puffing of eyelids. Burning while urinating may also be present. Other than this sudden pain along the ureter can occur frequently. It is also considered for albuminuria with nephritis.

  1. Terebinthina – For Early Stages of Albuminuria

This medicine is well indicated for early stages of albuminuria. Along with albumin, blood can also appear in urine where it is required. Pain, especially dull, aching type over kidney region may also be felt. There is swelling of lids, face and feet along with above symptoms. The urine is scanty and appears cloudy. Urine may also be fetid. It is also a prominent medicine for cases of nephritis.

  1. Calcarea Arsenicosa – For Frequent Urine with Excessive Albumin in Urine

It is a significant medicine for cases with frequent urine and excessive amounts of albumin in urine. People requiring it pass urine almost every hour. There is burning while urination and urine is scanty. Along with this great sensitivity of the kidney region to pressure is present. Swelling over the face and back of hands is also there. It is also a well indicated medicine for albuminuria during pregnancy.

  1. Merc Cor – When Urine is Scanty and Have Albumin and Blood

Merc Cor is a valuable medicine for cases where urine is scanty and contains albumin and blood. Urine is also hot, burning. There is frequent urge to urinate. Urine passes with pain and sometimes in drops. Swelling of the face is also there.

  1. Nitric Acid – For Albuminuria with Pressure in Kidney Region

This medicine is indicated for albuminuria with pressure in the kidney region. Urine is highly offensive in cases needing it. Urine appears turbid. Along with albumin urine may also contain mucus, pus and blood. There is frequent urging to urinate with scanty discharge. Oedema of feet, excessive weakness and nausea are other complaints that can attend. 

  1. Cantharis – For Albuminuria and Burning, Painful Urine

Cantharis is a very beneficial medicine when there is albuminuria and burning, painful urination. The pain and burning can be felt before, during or after urination. It is a top listed medicine for nephritis with blood in urine. Persons who need it may have pain in the kidney area. Kidney region may also be sensitive to the slightest touch. They have frequent urges to urinate but pass only scanty urine. The urine is turbid and scanty. It may appear cloudy during the night with white sediment. Urine may also contain blood and cylindrical casts.

  1. Plumbum Met – When Urine is Scanty and Contains Albumin, Oxalate, Epithelial Cells, Hyaline Casts

Plumbum Met is used when urine is scanty and contains albumin, oxalate, epithelial cells, hyaline casts. It may also contain RBC’s (red blood cells). Along with this there is excessive oedema (swelling) of eyelids. Intense weakness can accompany these symptoms.

  1. Dulcamara -For Albumin in Urine, Swelling and Kidney Pain

This medicine is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of plant Solanum dulcamara having the common name Woody Nightshade and Bitter – sweet. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. It is indicated when the urine contains albumin and there is swelling in body tissue and pain in the kidney region. Along with this there is a constant desire to urinate. Urine is turbid, scanty, offensive and may contain  tough, jelly – like, white or red mucus. 

  1. Ferrum Iodatum – For Albuminuria, Diabetes

 This is a well indicated medicine for albuminuria and diabetes. There is swelling of lower limbs where it is required. There may also be pain in the kidney , especially the left side. The urine is frequent and profuse. It may be  thick and have milky / white sediment.

  1. Helonias – For Kidney Pain with Albuminuria 

This medicine is prepared from the root of plant Helonias dioica also known as Blazing Star. This plant belongs to family melanthiaceae. Its use is suggested when there is kidney pain with albumin in urine. Other than this weight and burning sensation is felt in the kidneys. The right kidney may be sensitive. There is frequent urge to urinate and burning scalding pain can be felt when urinating. 

  1. Uranium Nitricum – For Albuminuria and Constant Pain and Soreness in Nack

The indicating feature to use this medicine is albuminuria and constant pain and soreness in back. With this the urine is profuse and can be painful. It can be milky and have specific ammoniacal odour. There is frequent urination mainly at night. Excessive weakness and heaviness / pain, weariness in legs are few other accompanying symptoms.

  1. Chimaphila – For Advanced Stage of Albuminuria

This medicine is prepared from plant Chimaphila Umbellata commonly known as Pipsissewa and Ground Holly. It belongs to the family pyroleae. This medicine is indicated for the last stages of albuminuria. In cases needing it constant pain is felt in the kidney region. Urine is  scanty, fetid, very thick and contains albumin.  Sometimes urine contains thick, ropy, bloody mucus. There is frequent desire to urinate with scanty urine. Scalding and smarting pain is felt during and after urination.

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Vaccine Side Effects – Homeopathy Can Help

Vaccines during childhood give protection to children against many serious diseases. For example DPT vaccine protects against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis); MMR vaccine protects against measles, mumps, rubella; OPV protects against polio; HiB vaccine protects against Haemophilus influenzae type B infection. Though vaccine use is safe but like many other medicines any of the vaccine can cause some side-effects though mild in most cases. This occurs from a natural response of the body while it is directed towards immunity building  against the disease for which vaccination is given. These side effects last from a few hours to one or two days after vaccination. Homeopathic remedies for vaccine side effects offer a very natural, effective, safe and gentle management of various ailments that arise after vaccination.Homeopathic remedies for vaccine side effects

Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur after inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), DPT, Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine (HiB vaccine). They mostly appear within 24 hrs of vaccination. These include mild fever; pain, soreness, tenderness, swelling or redness at the site of the injection; loss of appetite; diarrhoea; vomiting; tiredness; sluggishness and irritability; fussiness; secondary blister elsewhere on the body.

Other than this side effects can occur 6 to 10 days after injection in case of MMR vaccine. These include mild fever, measles like rash, cough, runny nose, puffy eyes, swelling of salivary glands and loss of appetite.

Next vaccine is rotavirus vaccine that can sometimes lead to diarrhoea, abdominal pain, restlessness and irritability in children. 

Other side effects that can occur after vaccination include small, red lump at the injection site. In some vaccines temporary headache, muscle or joint pain, runny nose, nasal congestion, trouble sleeping or drowsiness and being sleepy than usual.

In case of high temperature rarely febrile seizures or fits can occur in young children. The chance of febrile seizure is high if a child has a history of such seizure earlier in his life or have a family history of seizures.

In any of the vaccinations there are very rare chances (even less than one in million) of severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Swelling of face, hives, difficulty in breathing and even collapse can occur in severe allergic reactions. This tends to happen within minutes of taking the vaccination. This needs medical help right away without any delay.

Homeopathic Remedies for Vaccine Side Effects

Homeopathy offers a very natural, effective, safe and gentle management of various ailments that arise after vaccination. These medicines are helpful to manage complaints of fever, diarrhoea, stomach pain, skin complaints, sleeplessness, redness, inflammation and swelling of arm, weakness headache, excessive sleep , runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, muscle or joint pain. In case of seizures use of homeopathic medicine should be considered along with conventional treatment. It is to be noted that homeopathic medicines have their own limitations to treat cases of severe reaction – anaphylaxis ( some of its signs and symptoms are swelling of tongue, throat, trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat, sudden drop of blood pressure). In such cases one must take immediate medical help from conventional mode of treatment without delay as it is a life threatening condition.

  1. Thuja – Top Grade Medicine 

This medicine is prepared from fresh green twigs of plant Thuja occidentalis commonly named as Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family Coniferae. It is a leading medicine for managing numerous complaints arising after vaccination. Firstly it is indicated for diarrhoea after vaccination. It also helps in stomach pain in such cases. Secondly it is indicated for skin complaints, skin eruptions and skin growths that follow vaccination. Its third indication in these cases is seizures. Next it works effectively to manage sleeplessness that follows vaccination. Lastly it helps cases of weakness of legs that occur after re vaccination.

  1. Silicea – Another Significant Medicine

Silicea is another highly valuable medicine for managing many issues that follows vaccination. Here it is well indicated for managing redness, inflammation and swelling of the arm that can appear after vaccination. Next it helps to manage weakness and lack of stamina in such cases. Another main indication for its use is nausea and loose motion that appear after vaccination sometimes. Headache, excessive sleep from vaccination are also well managed with this medicine. Apart from above indication seizures and weight loss are the rest of complaints where this medicine is indicated. 

  1. Ledum Pal – For Swelling, Redness and Inflammation of Arm

This medicine is prepared from plant Ledum Palustre commonly known as  wild rosemary and also marsh cistus. This plant belongs to family ericaceae. It is a foremost medicine in homeopathy for puncture wounds as arising from needle prick. Here it is beneficial medicine to manage swelling, redness and inflammation of the arm after vaccination injection. This medicine is also considered as a preventive for side effects of vaccination.

  1. Belladonna – To Manage Fever after Vaccination 

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. It is very effective to manage fever after vaccination. In cases needing it the heat stage is prominent. There is burning heat over the whole body but especially most prominent in the head and face. Body feels burning hot like fire. With this redness of face is also there. Anxiety and restlessness is present with the internal heat of the body. There is excessive thirst during the heat stage. The heat stage alternates with the chill stage. In this stage there is coldness of limbs with heat in head. Violent chill is felt in the back. Apart from above it can also be used for managing redness, inflammation and swelling of the arm appearing after vaccination injection.

  1. Podophyllum – To Manage Diarrhoea

This medicine is prepared from plant Podophyllum peltatum commonly known as May Apple. This plant belongs to the family berberidaceae. It is a well indicated medicine to manage diarrhoea. In cases requiring it the stool is watery, profuse and gushing. It can be yellowish or greenish in colour and has a very offensive smell. The stool can be frothy and have mucus in it sometimes. There is a sudden urge to pass stool. Fetid flatus is present with this. There is an urge for stool immediately after eating and drinking. Diarrhoea is usually painless where it is required. Intense nausea can be present before passing the stool. After passing stool, extreme weakness is felt by the person.

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Managing Skin Rash

It is a prominent medicine for managing skin rash appearing after vaccination. Violent itching is present in the rash where it is required. The itching is worse from warmth of bed and is better in the open air. Stinging and burning is marked in the rash. Skin is also sensitive to the slightest touch along with above symptoms. 

  1. Sulphur – For Skin Eruptions Following Vaccination

It is a very beneficial medicine for skin eruptions that can occur after vaccination. The eruptions are pustular where it is required. These eruptions are most marked on the scalp, face, and legs. It is also indicated for scabby eruptions on scalp, arms and legs appearing after vaccination.

  1. Arsenic Album – For Runny Nose and Nasal Congestion

Arsenic Album is a very helpful medicine for managing runny nose and nasal congestion. In cases needing it there is profuse and watery discharge from the nose. It can lead to burning sensation, excoriation in the nostrils. In some cases stoppage of the nose and fluent runny nose alternate with each other that requires this medicine. Great weakness may attend the above symptoms.

    9. Drosera – To Manage Dry, Irritative Cough

This medicine is prepared from plant Drosera Rotundifolia having a common name round – leaved sundew. This plant belongs to family droseraceae. It is an effective medicine to manage dry irritative cough. Along with cough roughness, dryness and tickling sensation is felt in the fauces. People needing it mainly complain of cough getting worse from lying down in the evening and from warmth. 

  1. Antimonium Tart – For Loose Rattling Cough

This medicine offers great help in cases of loose cough with rattling of mucus in the chest. Cough is present day and night. Chest feels congested from mucus in the chest. Scanty, thick, phlegm is expectorated in these cases. Expectoration is difficult. 

  1. Rhus Tox – To Manage Joint Pain and Muscle Pain

Rhus Tox is a very effective medicine to manage joint pain and muscle pain. It brings great relief in this complaint. The pain may be worse at rest and better by motion where this medicine is required. In cases needing it, stiffness of joints may also be present. The stiffness tends to get better by warmth and also by massage.

  1. Cicuta – For Seizures after Vaccination

This medicine is prepared from the fresh root of plant Cicuta Virosa having the common name water hemlock. This plant belongs to the family umbelliferae. This medicine can be used along with conventional treatment for managing seizures after vaccination. In cases needing it the fits occur with frightful distortion of the limbs or whole body. Loss of consciousness and frothing at mouth may occur with this. High fever is present along with above symptoms. 

  1. Malandrium – For Dry, Rough Skin

Homeopathic medicine Malandrium is particularly indicated for managing cases where dryness, hardness and roughness of skin occurs after vaccination.

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8 Homeopathic Remedies for Angioedema

Angioedema refers to edema or swelling underneath the skin that can become severe. It usually occurs from an allergic reaction. This swelling can appear with hives that’s why it is sometimes called giant hives. Hives also known as urticaria refers to itchy, elevated, red welts/wheals or bumps on the skin surface that occur mostly from an allergic reaction. Homeopathic Remedies for Angioedema are beneficial in all types of angioedema with symptoms having mild to moderate intensity.

Angioedema is a harmless condition in most cases and gets well in a few days. However, in serious cases the tongue that can cause blockage of airways and difficulty in breathing that needs prompt medical help. Severe angioedema may be a part of a dangerous medical condition called anaphylaxis needing emergency treatment. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction in which there appears swelling of lips, tongue and throat that blocks airways and leads to breathing problems, rapid heartbeat, sudden drop of blood pressure, dizziness and sometimes fainting. Anaphylaxis is a severe life threatening condition that should be urgently treated with conventional treatment.

Causes

It most commonly arises from an allergic reaction and this type is known as allergic angioedema. The allergic reaction can occur from certain foods like eggs, peanuts, fish, shellfish and milk. This reaction can also occur from insect bites, pollen, animal dander, latex and poison ivy. The body detects a substance (like any of the above) as something dangerous. Following this there is release of histamine by the body that causes dilatation of the blood vessels and fluid leakage. In severe cases of allergic angioedema, anaphylaxis can occur with swelling of throat, difficulty in breathing and sudden drop in blood pressure. It is a medical emergency needing immediate medical help.

It can also arise from the use of certain medicines called drug – induced angioedema. Few medicines that can lead to it include aspirin, NSAID’s (non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs), penicillin, antibiotics and some of the medicines used to control high BP (blood pressure). 

Thirdly, it may occur after an infection or with illnesses like SLE (It is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and damages healthy tissues of the body. It can affect skin, kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, heart, nervous system, muscles, bones, eyes). Another medical condition linked with it is leukaemia (cancer of blood cells). Other than this a medical condition lymphoma is associated with it. Lymphoma refers to a cancer beginning in lymphocytes which are cells of the immune system that help to fight with infection. In case of lymphoma these lymphocytes change and keep multiplying out of control.  

Rarely it can occur in people having a family history of it where it is called as hereditary angioedema. Here a person has inherited this condition from a parent through genetic transmission. In hereditary angioedema the body is unable to make a blood protein called C1 esterase inhibitor in the right amount that results in fluid movement from the blood into tissues resulting in swelling.

Other than this it can arise if a person has a weak immune system where it is called as acquired angioedema. 

Lastly, it can be idiopathic type where no cause is ruled out behind swelling. Some factors linked with it include stress, anxiety, intense exercise, exposure to heat and cold and minor infection.

Symptoms

Its main sign is swelling below the skin. The swelling can develop suddenly or gradually in a few hours. Sometimes it may be attended with swelling and welts on the surface of the skin (hives) that may be painful and itchy. Redness, warmth and pain can appear in the swollen area. The swelling mainly occurs on the face especially around the eyes, lips; around the mouth; hands, feet, arms, legs; tongue. In severe cases the swelling can spread to other body parts. The  swelling can also occur around the genitals and in intestines. Apart from above abdominal cramping, intense vomiting, redness irritation of eyes, diarrhoea (loose motion), weakness and dizziness can also occur. In some cases swelling appears in the throat with hoarseness, and difficulty in breathing. In case of swelling of the throat and tongue with difficult breathing, urgent medical help needs to be taken as it can be dangerous.

Homeopathic Remedies for Angioedema

There is a great scope of treating angioedema in homeopathy. There are many natural homeopathic medicines that are very effective for reducing the swelling in these cases and treating hives. In case of allergic cases it brings great recovery by moderating the immune system which is causing allergic reaction. Homeopathic medicines are helpful to manage recent cases and long standing or recurrent cases. It is to be noted that homeopathic medicines can be safely taken as long as there is no swelling of throat, airways, tongue attended with difficulty breathing. In the severe cases where there is swelling of throat, airways, tongue that obstructs breathing immediate treatment with conventional mode is needed. Also homeopathy has a limitation in treating cases of anaphylaxis reaction where urgent help from conventional treatment is required without any delay.

  1. Apis Mellifica – Top Grade Medicine

Apis Mellifica is a leading medicine for cases of angioedema. Persons needing it have swelling over the face mainly eyelids, lips; mouth; and hands, feet. Redness and heat in the face is marked. In males swelling can also appear in testicles. In females the swelling can occur on labia. Burning stinging pains are complained in the area of swelling. Along with these symptoms there are hives with wheals on skin. The wheals are red with intense burning, stinging sensation. They are painful, tender and itchy. The itching mostly gets worse at night time. Apart from above symptoms there may be redness and itching in the eyes. Symptoms of angioedema occurring after bee sting are also well treated with this medicine. These symptoms include stinging, burning sharp prickling pain in skin and excessive swelling. 

  1. Urtica Urens – For Hives and Marked Swelling of Face, Hands, Feet

It is prepared from a plant called Stinging – nettle that belongs to the family Urticaceae. The fresh plant in flowers is used for preparing homeopathic medicine. It is well indicated for hives and marked swelling of face, hands, feet. In cases needing it the fingers and hands are much swollen with itching. Lumps and red spots on hands are present.  The face, hands and feet are swollen with stinging, burning and redness. The eyelids are intensely swollen and can be scarcely opened. In the case of hives raised red blotches are there on skin. This is attended with itching, burning and stinging. It also helps cases of hives from eating shellfish.

  1. Rhus Tox – For Hives with Oedema of Lids

It is a very beneficial medicine like above to medicines for cases where hives are present with oedema of eyelids. For using this medicine the hives usually occur from getting wet and in cold air. The hives have burning and itching in it. Affected skin appears tense and shining. The wheals are excessive mostly on hand and forearm. There is marked stitching pain in the eruption

  1. Arsenic Album – For Oedematous Swellings with Burning Pain

This medicine is prominently indicated when oedematous swellings are attended with burning pain. Along with this urticarial eruptions are present. These eruptions also have much burning in them. Marked  restlessness attends this. A general weakness may accompany the above symptoms. This medicine also helps to manage vomiting and loose stool in these cases. Urticaria from eating shellfish is also an indicating feature for using this medicine.

  1. Agaricus – For Swelling and Itching

It is the next important medicine for cases of angioedema. For using it the main symptoms are swelling, itching, redness, burning of skin. There appears circumscribed oedematous lesions. Itching is there that changes place on scratching.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Angioedema and Recurring Urticaria

Hepar Sulph is a very useful medicine for cases of angioedema and long standing recurring urticaria. Swelling is mainly present on upper lip, hands and feet in cases requiring it. The wheals mainly appear on hands and fingers. Few general symptoms that are present include sticking, pricking on skin and sensitivity of skin to slightest touch. 

  1. Antipyrinum – Another Well Indicated Medicine For Angioedema

Antipyrinum is also a well indicated medicine for angioedema. People needing it also have urticaria. In them the urticaria appears and disappears suddenly. It may be attended with internal coldness. Most intense itching is present in the eruptions. For using it the eruptions are mostly present between the fingers.  

  1. Helleborus – For Sudden Swelling of Skin

This medicine is prepared from the root of a plant called Helleborus Niger commonly known as Black Hellebore and Christmas Rose. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is indicated when there occurs sudden swelling of skin. Edema occurs on the face along with redness. Edema also appears on legs.

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Aggression in Kids – Homeopathy Can Help

Some aggression and temper tantrums once in a while is normal in kids and is a normal part of a child’s development. They are learning many sorts of new skills during their growth and development phase and can easily become frustrated trying to learn so many things and may blow out aggressively on occasions. With the use of homeopathic remedies for aggression in kids, a gradual decrease in the intensity and frequency of aggressive episodes has been noted. homeopathic remedies for aggression in kids

Kids are too young to learn how to control their impulse and have no understanding about which behaviour is right or wrong. A child in aggression may be disobedient, show temper tantrums, may get violent, hit or bite  others, use bad language and cause destruction of things. As they grow they eventually outgrow it. But frequent aggressive behaviour which causes interference in school, results in hitting or harming children / adults or causes destruction of things need to be addressed by a doctor to find out if it’s linked to some medical reason or not.  

Causes

Firstly there are certain environmental factors that influence a child and raises the risk of aggressive behaviour in a child. Stressful environment in family, living in environment where child abuse or spouse abuse occurs, where drugs / alcohol is used and socio – economic factors like poverty are some of the examples of these factors that put an impact on child’s mind and result in aggressive behaviours. In some cases children may mimic aggressive behaviour of some of the family members or sometimes what they see on TV and may get adapted to this habit from there. They can also learn such behaviour from environment like neighbourhood, peers, teachers. 

Next history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, being got bullied or intense punishment to children can mark the beginning of aggressive and violent behaviour in them. Emotional factors like neglect from family, being raised by a single parent, being left in the hand of a caretaker by parents may also trigger such behaviour in children.

Some of the disorders in children can have aggression as one of its attending symptoms. First among them is ADHD which refers to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder characterized by hyperactivity, difficulty in concentration, inattentiveness and impulsiveness. Usually it begins at the age of 3 to 6 yrs and sometimes may tend to continue into adulthood.

Second is ODD that refers to oppositional defiant disorder. It is a behavioural disorder in which a child shows persistent patterns of anger, irritability and is argumentative, disobedient or shows vindictiveness towards authority figures.

Third is BPD means Bipolar Disorder which is a psychological disorder in which a child has extreme mood swings from feeling high (excitement / mania phase) to feeling low (depression phase). In the excitement phase, a child is happy, shows high energy levels, is very restless, talkative, sleepless, and has aggressive, impulsive  behaviour. The symptoms in the depressive phase include sadness, hopelessness, low energy levels, tiredness, loss of interest in daily activities, anxiety. 

Next is Asperger’s syndrome that is a neurological disorder characterized by difficulties in communication and social interaction; and repetitive behaviour.

Another is autism –  a neurodevelopmental disorder occurring in early childhood. In this a child has difficulty with social communication and interaction and shows restricted, repetitive behaviour, interests.

Last one is depression which is a psychological condition in which a person persistently feels excessively sad and has a low mood with no interest in doing any work.

Other than above factors genetics also play a role in causing aggressive behaviour in children. Family history of aggression, antisocial behaviour raises risk of aggressive behaviour in children. History of brain injury is also linked with aggression in kids.   

Apart from above some ongoing emotional conflict in mind, lots of stress in early life, anxiety, suppressed emotions in children, frustration, feeling of helplessness in some situations, inability to verbalize the feelings can sometimes explode in aggression and violence when it is too much for a child to handle.

Homeopathic Remedies for Aggression in Kids

Complaint of aggression in kids can be effectively managed with homeopathic medicines. Before giving any medicine it is very important to differentiate if the behaviour is indicating a normal part of a child’s development or if some medical reason is linked with it that needs to be treated.
Mild aggressive episodes that occur as a part of child development can be managed by parents themselves by teaching following a polite and calm approach and avoiding yelling, hitting or punishing. But when the aggression is intense and frequent that is interfering in school, causing destruction of things and harm to others then it needs to be evaluated by a doctor to find the reason behind it and treat it timely to stop it from getting worse. In such cases homeopathic medicines can be of great help.
These medicines are selected individually for every case and work on the root cause behind it to manage this behaviour effectively.  
The symptoms of the child are the key to select the medicine that will suit him / her. The best thing about these medicines is that they are prepared from naturally occurring substances and don’t cause any side effects and hence are very safe to use among children.  

  1. Chamomilla – Top Listed Medicine

This medicine is prepared from plant Matricaria chamomilla. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is a leading medicine for managing aggression in kids. It is suitable for kids who are irritable, fretful, and get aggressive often easily. They remain cross and can be quarrelsome. In anger they speak loudly, insult others and are difficult to control. They are very cranky and difficult to please. They are much obstinate, demanding and desire many things which they refuse when given. They remain dissatisfied. They are averse to talking and cannot bear any one near them. Marked restlessness and anxiety is also present in them.

  1. Cina – For Aggressiveness with Striking, Biting Others

This medicine is prepared from plant Cina maritima. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is well indicated for children who are ill humoured, aggressive with a tendency to strike and bite others. This is attended with screaming. They are irritable and don’t wish to be touched. They are very sensitive and get offended very easily. Along with the above, they are very hyperactive.

  1. Belladonna – For Violent, Uncontrollable Anger

This medicine is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. Its use is indicated in cases of violent uncontrollable anger. Children needing it are furious, restless. They tend to bite, strike others. They may also spit on others. Sometimes they may tear things into pieces. 

  1. Nux Vomica – For Stubborn Nature with Aggression

Nux Vomica is beneficial for children who are stubborn, headstrong and are prone to get angry easily. They are very irritable, bad tempered, unhappy and get offended by a least harmless word. They can be violent and quarrelsome too. They are over sensitive to noise, smell, light. Apart from above, they are impatient.

  1. Staphisagria – For Violent Outburst of Anger

This medicine is prepared from seeds of plant Delphinium staphisagria also known as Stavesacre. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is indicated for violent outburst of anger. Child needing it is ill humoured, sad, irritable and have very sensitive nature. Feeling of being unloved, of being not good enough can be present with these symptoms. There can be a history of some punishment or physical or sexual abuse in children needing it.  

  1. Tuberculinum – For Fit of Violent Anger

Homeopathic medicine Tuberculinum is considered in cases where a tendency of fits of violent anger is there. The child may fight, argue and use foul language. He may be destructive and throws things on others. Child who requires it can be hyperactive and restless too along with above symptoms. 

  1. Sanicula – For Stubborn Child Prone to Anger and Throwing Themselves Backward

This medicine is highly suitable to children who are stubborn and prone to get angry with throwing themselves backward.They are very obstinate and headstrong. Crying and kicking is also seen among them. Their headstrong nature may alternate with laughter and playfulness. There is also restlessness among them and they wish to go from one place to another. 

  1. Proteus – For Kids Who THrow Things in Anger 

This medicine is indicated for anger with throwing things away. Children needing it may also roll on the floor when angry. They have outbursts of anger with destructiveness.They throw things present in their hands and also kick out means strike out with the foot. 

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Types of Cysts and Their Homeopathic Remedies

Cysts are sac-like pockets or lumps that may be filled with  fluid, semi solid  material or air. Cysts are very common and the majority are benign (non cancerous.) The cysts can occur on any part of the body or under the skin. The size of cyst varies from being small to very large. Homeopathic medicines for cysts are used to treat  sebaceous cyst, cystic acne, Chalazion, ganglion, pilonidal cyst, knee cyst, breast cyst and cyst in male and female genitals.homeopathic medicines for cysts

They are of different types and mostly don’t cause any symptoms. But sometimes they may cause pain. When the lump is filled with pus it indicates an infection and is then called as an abscess.

Causes

There are various reasons behind cyst and the cause depends on the type of cyst. Some of the general reasons include blockages of ducts or sebaceous glands, infection, chronic inflammatory conditions, inherited diseases. In the majority of cases the cyst doesn’t cause pain. They turn painful if they are inflamed, infected or when they rupture.

Symptoms 

Some cyst like cysts of the skin, tissues under the skin, breast cyst, eyelid cyst, ganglion can be felt from outside on examination. But cyst in internal organs like lungs, liver may be asymptomatic and can be first discovered only after ultrasound, CT scan or MRI is done by a doctor for some other purpose. Most cysts are asymptomatic but some may lead to symptoms. Whether the symptoms appear or not depend on the size of cyst , location of cyst, type of cyst and if they are infected or not. For example in case of breast cyst pain, tenderness can occur in the breast. In case of  infection of cyst under skin there may occur discharge of thick yellow matter.  In ovarian cyst menstrual irregularities, pain while intercourse, pelvic pain can arise.

Types of Cysts

There are around 100 types of cyst. Some of the common ones are as follows : 

  1. Epidermoid Cysts

They are small non cancerous lump that form under the skin  and are most common on the face, neck and trunk.  They grow slowly, can have no symptoms or it may have pain on touch. They appear as small round lumps on skin. Its other signs and symptoms include swelling, redness, tenderness. They may also discharge thick, yellow, offensive matter. 

  1. Sebaceous Cyst 

These are  non cancerous skin cysts that commonly form on the face, neck, or torso. These are fluid or semi fluid filled bumps and are a little harder. Usually these are not painful but in case of large cysts they can be uncomfortable or severely painful and may cause pressure. It can get inflamed and become tender and the skin over the cyst may be red, warm. There may be drainage from the cyst having a foul smell.

  1. Acne cyst (Cystic Acne)

These are severe types of acne in which painful, pus filled lumps form under the skin. It may rupture and leave scars.  Infection also spreads when these bursts. They occur from a sum of hormonal changes and trapping of  bacteria, oil, and dry skin cells in the skin pores. These form when this infection goes deep in the skin. They are painful, tender and itchy.  They can occur on the face, neck, chest, back.

  1. Chalazion Cyst 

It is a small, painless lump that develops on the upper or lower eyelid. They occur from clogged meibomian glands. If infected they appear red, swollen and painful. 

  1. Ganglion Cyst

It refers to a benign (non cancerous), round lump filled with jelly like material that most commonly develop along the tendons / joints. They commonly occur on wrists or hands but may also develop in the ankles and feet. They may become painful when they press on a nearby nerve.

  1. Pilonidal Cyst

It is a sac in the skin that develops near the tailbone at the top of the area between the cleft of buttocks. It contains hair and skin debris. When it gets infected there appears  redness, swelling, soreness, pain in it and also discharge of pus that can have foul smell or blood.

  1. Pilar Cyst

They are small fluid filled lumps that form under the skin. Though they can occur on any of the body surface but mostly (in 90% of the cases) occur on the scalp.  They are round or dome-shaped and are flesh coloured. 

  1. Dermoid Cyst

It is sac-like growth near the skin surface and is a  congenital condition I.e. present at birth. They may contain hair , teeth, fluid, skin tissue, skin glands that produce sweat and oil. Mostly they occur on the face, lower back, inside the skull and in the ovaries. 

  1. Baker’s Cyst 

Baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that develops behind the knee.  It is also known as popliteal cyst. In some of its cases no symptoms are present while in others  symptoms occur like knee pain, stiffness, limited range of motion of the knee. The symptoms may worsen after prolonged standing.

  1. Breast Cyst

These are non cancerous fluid-filled lumps within the breast. They can be single or multiple in number. They may be painful or tender. They may  cause nipple discharge and the lump may increase in size and become tender before periods and decrease in size and become non tender after periods.

  1. Cyst in Female Genital 

Ovarian Cyst 

These are fluid – filled sacs that develop in ovaries. They may develop in one or both the ovaries. These are common in women of child bearing age group.

They may not cause any symptoms in many cases. While in other cases they may cause symptoms like pain, abdominal bloating, pelvic pain before or during menses, pain while doing intercourse, pain in lower back, pain in thighs.

Bartholin Cyst

It is a small fluid filled near the vaginal opening due to blockage of the bartholin glands around the vaginal opening which secrete fluid for vaginal lubrication. It is painless but when infected there occurs redness , heat, swelling, pain, tenderness in the lump, discomfort while walking / sitting, pain during intercourse and fever.

Nabothian Cyst 

These are lumps which are filled with mucus that develops on the surface of the cervix. These don’t cause any pain or other symptoms and usually come into notice when a doctor examines the cervix for other problems. In case infection occurs in this cyst then discharge from vagina, inter menstrual bleeding or pelvic pain  may occur

Vaginal Cyst

They refer to lumps of  fluid, semi solid matter, air or pus that develop on or under the vaginal lining. They are asymptomatic but when enlarged can lead to pain, itching, discomfort during intercourse, and increase the chances of infection.

12. Cyst in Male Genitals

Epididymal Cyst

It is also known as spermatocele and refers to  a fluid – filled lump that forms on the epididymis (a coiled tube that stores sperms as they mature and carry from testes to the vas deferens). It doesnt cause any symptoms but when it gets large it may cause heaviness, discomfort and pain in the affected testicle and fullness behind and above the testicle.

Apart from above the cyst can form in glands and various organs l
ike the liver, lungs, kidneys, brain, pancreas, thyroid gland.

Homeopathic Medicines for Cysts 

There is great scope of treating cases of cyst in homeopathy. The homeopathic medicines help in dissolving the cysts in a very effective manner. Various types of cyst come under the treatable parameters of homeopathic medicines. These medicines dissolve the cyst and also bring relief in the associated symptoms linked with it. Homeopathic medicines for treating these cases are of natural origin so treat them in a very safe manner. Timely use of well indicated medicine for cyst often prevents surgical intervention.

  1. Silicea – Top Grade Medicine

Silicea is a leading homeopathic medicine for cases of cyst. Its use is highly recommended for dissolving different types of cyst. It is effective for treating sebaceous cyst, cystic acne, Chalazion, ganglion, pilonidal cyst, knee cyst, breast cyst and cyst in male and female genitals. Other than these it is a marvellous medicine to manage condition with pus formation. Hence its use is also valuable in treating cases of infected cyst. In such cases it helps in clearing the pus discharges that can be foul smelling.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Infected Skin Cyst (abscess) with Pus Discharge

It is a great medicine for managing cases of skin cyst with pus discharge. In cases like cystic acne, pilonidal cyst it works very effectively. There is pus discharge that can be offensive in nature. The discharge may also be blood stained. In the cyst there may be pain, tenderness and sensitivity to touch the lump where it is required. Pain is throbbing and splinter like. 

  1. Apis Mellifica – For Ovarian Cyst

This is a very useful medicine for treating cases of ovarian cyst. For using this medicine pain in ovaries is there. The pain is mainly burning, stinging type. It may also be a sharp cutting type. In many cases needing it, ovarian pain is felt during intercourse. The pain may extend from ovaries down to the thighs sometimes. Other attending symptoms are tightness, weight, heaviness and tenderness in the ovarian region.

  1. Ruta – For Ganglion Cyst

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. This plant belongs to family rutaceae. It is a very beneficial medicine for dissolving ganglion cyst. It mainly works best in the ganglion of the wrist.

  1. Calcarea Fluor – For Cyst in Eyelids (Chalazion)

This medicine has great affinity to treat cystic lumps in eyelids. It gradually decreases the size of this cyst.

  1. Graphites – For Sebaceous Cyst

It is another prominent medicine for treating cases of sebaceous cysts, like medicine Silicea. In cases needing it, scanty pus discharge from the cyst may be present.

  1. Sabina – For Cyst in Vulva of Females

This medicine is prepared from plant Juniperus sabina. This plant belongs to family coniferae. It is well indicated for cyst in vulva in females. The cysts are very sensitive and painful, the pain being tearing type. The pains are worse during rest.

  1. Calcarea Sulph – For Managing Yellow Lumpy Discharge 

This medicine works well in cases where yellow lumpy discharge are present. the pus is thick. The discharge can also be blood stained. 

Other Important Medicines

Bromium – Well-indicated for cyst on neck

Baryta Carb – Prominent medicine for cysts under the arm-pit

Iodum – An important remedy for thyroid cyst

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Temporal Arteritis : Homeopathic Remedies for Symptomatic Relief

Temporal arteritis refers to a condition in which inflammation or damage of temporal arteries (that run along both sides of the head and supply blood to the head) occurs. Since it is a serious condition that can have severe complications, homeopathic remedies for temporal arteritis should be considered along with conventional treatment 

Another name for this condition is giant cell arteritis. In this condition, when the cells of the inflamed arteries are looked under microscope they look giant that’s why it is called giant cell arteritis. Though temporal arteritis most commonly affects temporal arteries but it can also occur in other arteries like thoracic arteries.

Serious complications can occur in this condition if it is not treated quickly, so immediate medical help should be seeked in these cases. temporal arteritis

Causes 

In this condition there occurs inflammation and swelling of the lining of arteries. As a result the blood vessels get narrow due to which there is a decrease in amount of blood flow to body tissues. When blood flow is reduced the tissues get deprived of oxygen and nutrients.

It can occur in any medium or large artery but the most commonly involved artery is arteries in the temple region.

The exact reason that leads to inflammation of arteries is not known yet. However it is thought that it occurs from autoimmune response of the body in which the immune cells of the body attack and inflame the walls of artery by mistake from a misdirected response.

Other than this some genes and environmental factors are also thought to play a role that increase the risk of this condition. Next high doses of antibiotics and some intense infections are also associated with temporal arteritis.

People above the age of 50 yrs are at more risk to develop this condition as compared to younger people. Females are also at more risk of it as compared to males. People having a family history of this condition are at more risk of it.

Symptoms 

Its main symptom is headache and tenderness. Headache is located in temples means the sides of the head and it is throbbing in nature. Headache is of high intensity and mostly occurs in both the temples. Its next symptoms include tenderness of scalp, vision problems including blurred vision, double vision and sudden permanent vision loss in one eye, jaw pain that can occur while chewing or opening mouth, pain in face, throat. Apart from this other symptoms are weakness, malaise, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss and fever. Rest symptoms are pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, hips, lower back. . In about 50 % of the cases of temporal arteritis a condition called polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) occurs. PMR is an inflammatory condition causing muscle pain and stiffness. In PMR, pain and stiffness occurs mainly in the shoulders, arm, neck, thigh, hip and lower back. 

Complications 

If this condition is not treated quickly then serious complications can occur. First among them is sudden vision loss / blindness due to reduced blood flow to the eyes from narrow arteries. Next complication is development of aortic aneurysm (enlargement and bulging of an artery from weakness in wall of artery.) This aortic aneurysm has chances to get burst and cause excessive internal bleeding which is life-threatening if not attended immediately. Third complication is stroke (it refers to reduced or interrupted blood supply to brain tissue as a result the brain cells start to die because they don’t get oxygen and nutrients. It is a medical emergency that requires urgent medical help).

Homeopathic Remedies for Temporal Arteritis 

Homeopathic medicines are beneficial for managing mild to moderate cases of temporal arteritis. These medicines help in managing the symptoms of this condition effectively. Homeopathic medicine mainly helps to manage its symptoms including headache, tenderness of scalp, vision problems (including blurred vision, double vision), jaw pain, pain in face, pain in throat, weakness, malaise and pain & stiffness in the neck, shoulders, hips, lower back. Since temporal arteritis is a serious condition and can have severe complications, one must consider use of homeopathic medicines along with conventional treatment for symptom relief and that too under supervision of a homeopathic physician. 

  1. Belladonna – For Managing Temporal Headache, Throat Pain and Facial Pain

This medicine is prepared from plant known as deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. Firstly it is a top listed medicine for managing pain in the temporal (side) region of head. For using it the nature of pain is throbbing type. The pain may radiate from temple to orbit or entire one side of head in some cases needing it. Motion of head, eye movement and noise can worsen the pain. The pain can get better by pressure. Along with pain, fullness and pressure at temples may also felt attended with restlessness. Heated sensation in head can also accompany. Head is sensitive to touch with above symptoms. It is also indicated when there is a pressing sensation in temples attended with dimness of vision. Secondly it helps in cases of pain in throat. Thirdly it is useful to manage facial pain. In most cases needing it the facial pain is right sided. The nature of pain can be cutting, tearing, shooting type. This facial pain gets worse from touch and motion.

  1. Glonoine – For Managing Throbbing Headache with Marked Heat and Congestion

Glonoine is very effective to manage headaches attended with marked heat and congestion. Persons needing it complain of throbbing in temples. This may worsen while walking. Relief may occur from lying and also from pressure on it. Along with throbbing there is a sensation as if the head would burst mainly at temples and above ears. Other than above it is also indicated for violent pressing or stitching pain in temples. Along with these symptoms the temporal arteries seem to pulsate and beat violently. 

  1. Lachesis – For Pain in Left Temple 

This medicine is well indicated for pain in the head located in the left sided temple. The pain is severe and can be throbbing or drawing in nature. It is accompanied with soreness of the temple to least touch. Heated sensation in the head is also there. The pain in cases needing it gets worse from motion, stooping and pressure.

  1. Silicea – For Right Temporal Headache

Silicea is well indicated for stitching pain in the temple, especially the right side. The pain worsens at night. It also worsens form eye movement. With these symptoms there is congestion of the head and redness in the face.

  1. Spigelia – For Facial Pain and Headache on Left Side

This medicine is prepared from plant Spigelia anthelmintica also known as pink – root. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. It is a leading medicine to manage facial pain mainly on the left side. The pain for using this medicine can be burning, tearing, and tensive, stinging or darting type. The pain may worsen from stooping and slightest motion. Face is red with pain. Next it is top grade medicine for left sided headache. The pain in the left temple is a violent stitching or pulsating type where it is required.

  1. China – When Scalp is Tender, Sensitive and Painful to Touch

China is a well indicated medicine for cases having tenderness, pain and sensitivity of scalp to touch. This gets worse from draught of air. A strong external pressure offers relief in it. Profuse sweat may accompany this symptom. Pain in the head, especially stitching type is present. Pulsations are also felt in the head. The pain worsens from movement of the head.

  1. Phosphorus – To Manage Vision Problems

This medicine has a marked sphere of action around the eyes. It helps to manage many vision problems. In these cases it offers help to manage complaints of blurring of vision and double vision (diplopia). Persons needing this medicine also have pain in one or the other temple that may be burning, pulsating or pressing type. Other than above this medicine is also indicated for drawing and tearing pain in jaw.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Jaw Pain

It is a prominent medicine for managing jaw pain. For using it pain in the upper jaw is present when chewing. The pain is mainly drawing in nature. Another indication for using it is stitching pain in the left temple on movement of the lower jaw.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Managing Throat Pain

Other than Belladonna, Hepar Sulph is a very significant medicine to manage throat pain. The pain is worse from  speaking and swallowing. The pain can radiate from throat to ears. Along with this  a plug-like sensation or a splinter  like sensation is felt in the throat.

  1. Arsenic Album – For Managing Weakness 

It is a leading homeopathic medicine to manage weakness. In cases needing it weakness and exhaustion occurs from slightest exertion.  There is a lack of power and strength to do any work. In most cases weakness is worse at night time. Weight loss can be present along with this.

  1. Rhus Tox  – To Manage Pain and Stiffness

Rhus Tox is a top grade medicine to manage pain and stiffness in these cases. It works well in managing pain and stiffness in neck, shoulders, hips and lower back. Persons who need this medicine complain of worsening of pain at rest in general. They feel relief in the pain by motion.

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