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How to Get Rid Of Boils With Homeopathic Medicines

Everyone develops boils at some point of time in their life. Usually, these are not very serious and heal within a week’s time. Small or sparse boils can be managed at home through simple home remedies. Boils usually become soft and form a head filled with pus which can be drained easily. Either they burst, or drain out on their own. But some people try to squeeze or prick boils, which should be strictly avoided as it can result in an infection. Homeopathic medicine for boils can help to control the inflammation and relieve pain, redness, and tenderness in the affected area.

Boils (also known as furuncles) are a form of skin infection that usually starts in the hair follicles. First, redness of the skin occurs, leading to the development of a tender lump or nodule. Within a week’s time, it turns white as the pus cells collect under the skin. The pain keeps on growing until the boil ruptures and drains. The swollen area on the surface is caused by an accumulation of the pus and dead tissue.

Homeopathic Treatment for Boils

Some people have a tendency to form boils, and if the condition is not treated correctly, it can become a chronic, recurrent problem. A well-indicated homeopathic remedy can help minimize the progression of infection and address the chronic tendency to develop boils. Homeopathic medicine for boils can be used at each stage of development of a boil. For example, homeopathic remedy Belladonna can help combat the pain and inflammation, while Silicea can reduce the pus. There are specific medications available to treat boils on different parts of the body. Medicines like Sulphur and Syphillinum can help reduce the tendency of an individual to develop recurrent boils. Homeopathy works gradually to boost the immune system and is a natural treatment option for boils.

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Boils

Silicea – Top Grade Homeopathic Medicine for Boils

Silicea for boils is a top grade homeopathic medicine that is prepared from the trituration of pure, precipitated silica. It is a homeopathic medicine which promotes suppuration and thus hastens recovery. Boils usually start at the injured places, and Silicea can heal hard, nodular boils that tend to suppurate (form pus). It also helps remove any foreign bodies that enter the surface of the skin, and also works well in cases where crops of boils that do not heal quickly (and sting when touched).

Myristica Sebifera – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils with Pus Formation

Homeopathic medicine Myristica Sebifera is derived from the trituration of red, acrid gum obtained by incising the bark of the Brazilian Ucuba plant. Myristica has strong antiseptic properties and works well to treat abscesses and carbuncles. It is used extensively to avoid surgery for boils, and it hastens the suppuration process.

Hepar-Sulph – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils that are Painful and Tender

Hepar sulph is a homeopathic medicine used to treat conditions where the skin is unhealthy and tends to form pus on the slightest injury. It is recommended in cases where there is the formation of localized inflammatory boils in the lymph nodes and cellular tissues. These may be highly painful and sensitive to touch. Large boils with multiple openings with discharge that smells like cheese may be present. When given in the early stages of pus formation, this medicine can stop the formation of the pus.

Other Important Homeopathic Medicines for Boils

Sulphur – Homeopathic Medicine for Recurrent Boils

Sulphur is a homeopathic medicine derived from the saturated solution of sulphur in absolute alcohol (which constitutes the tincture). The potency for prescribing this remedy depends upon the presenting symptom. Sulphur for boils is recommended in cases where there is a slow maturation of the boils. Boils usually come in crops and occur on various parts of the body, developing in quick succession. Boils that develop recurrently and periodically (chronic tendency) are treated well with sulphur.

Calcarea Sulph – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils with Thick Yellow Discharge

Calcarea Sulph is a homeopathic remedy that is used to treat suppurative (pus-filled) boils. The boils have a characteristic thick, lumpy and yellow discharge. Crops of boils tend to appear recurrently. One boil is preceded by the occurrence of another, even when the older one hasn’t healed.

Psorinum: Homeopathic Medicine for Boils on the Head

Psorinum is a homeopathic medicine used to treat boils that develop on the head. The patient has an abnormal tendency to develop skin diseases. The boils develop due to the secretion of excessive sebum. The eruptions bleed easily and continuously and tend to suppurate. The scalp looks dirty, and boils have a fetid, offensive odor.

Belladonna – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils in the First Stage of Development

Belladonna is an excellent homeopathic medicine that is prescribed during the first stage of the inflammation of boils when there is no pus formation. Red and hot swelling of the affected part, sensitivity to touch, and sudden spreading of the boils are the main symptoms. The color of the skin may turn blue in the later stage.

Lachesis – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils with Bluish-Purple Surroundings

Lachesis act well where carbuncles (collection of pus-filled boils) with bluish purple surroundings are present. A succession of carbuncles and painless boils is usually present. Carbuncles do not tend to run a full course, and every eruption further gets deteriorated. Excessive burning of the skin, malignant furuncles which are painful, turn blue and spread easily, and the occurrence of large boils with intense pain are some other symptoms that indicate the need for this medicine.

Arsenic Album – Homeopathic Medicine for Boils with Excessive Burning

Arsenic album is a specific remedy for boils with burning pain. The boils tend to occur in different parts of the body. There is low-grade fever with the occurrence of boils. A thin, acrid discharge from the boils may be present, and there can be multiple boils occur with marked periodicity.

Apart from these, there are many other homeopathic medicines available to treat boils. These include:

Picric Acid: Picric Acid is a homeopathic medicine for boils that develop in the external ear.

Berberis Vulgaris: Boils near the anus with fistula can be treated well by Berberis Vulgaris, which also prevents their reoccurrence.

Arnica: Arnica works well for small boils that occur recurrently, one after the other with extreme pain and soreness.

Carbolic Acid: Carbolic Acid is a homeopathic medicine that is used to treat carbuncles in the lumbar region (especially in diabetics).

Carbo Anamalis: Carbo Anamalis is a homeopathic medicine for boils that form on the axilla (armpit region).

Secale Cornotum: This remedy works well for small, painful boils with green contents that mature slowly and heal gradually, causing weakness.

Phosphorus: Small, blood boils that occur on the nape of the neck, chest, and thighs are treated well with Phosphorus.

Nitric Acid: Nitric Acid is used to treat large boils on the nape of neck, scapula, thighs, and legs with many openings.

Kali-Iodatum: Small boils that occur on the neck, scalp, back, and chest, with pus are treated well with Kali Iodatum. They often leave behind scars.

Causes of Boils

Boils are usually not contagious, but the underlying infectious agent (Staphylococcal Aureus) present in the fluid inside the boil can spread infection (if the boil occurs as a result of a Staphylococcus infection) when there is a direct contact of the secretions from an open boil.

Having recurrent or chronic tendencies of developing boils/furuncles is known as furunculosis. It can be highly a discomforting and troublesome to the sufferer. This should never be ignored, as it can compromise the immunity and lead to severe complications in the future.

In most cases, the exact cause of the boil cannot be determined. However, a break in the skin barrier usually increases the chances of developing an abscess from the boil. Some common causes of boils include:

Bacteria – Staphylococcus Aureus

It is the most common agent that is involved in the development of boils. It is a bacterium which is most commonly found on our skin and inside the nose. It can enter the skin from cuts or wounds and travel down to infect and inflame one or more hair follicles, resulting in the development of boils.

Infection

The presence of any foreign particle under the skin (that has made its way from cuts, wounds or the insect bites) can lead to an infection, which causes inflammation under the skin and lead to the development of a boil.

An infection in the sweat glands can clog the glands and cause the development of a boil.

Ingrown Hair

Sometimes, boils can be caused by an ingrown hair under the skin. This can cause localized inflammation. Ingrown hairs grow out of the skin, but then curl back and re-enter the skin. The hair follicle can also be clogged with dead skin cells, which forces the hair to grow inwards.

Sites Affected

Boils can appear almost anywhere on the body. They most commonly occur in the areas where there is a production of sweat, or where there is friction. Such sites usually involve the:

· Face

· Neck and Shoulders

· Armpits (Axilla)

· Chest and Back

· Arms and Legs

· Buttocks and Thighs

· Anus

· On gums (Where they are called Gumboil)

Boils: Signs and Symptoms

Stages of Boils

First Stage: The infection begins, leading to the inflammation of the affected. It usually occurs suddenly.

Second Stage: A bumpy, red, hard growth appear on the skin.

Third Stage: Localised formation of the pus under the skin around the hair follicle.

Fourth Stage: The development of boil progresses to a yellow or white centered elevated lump filled with pus. This is visible when the boil is ready to drain and discharge the pus.

Size of the Boils

The size of a boil can range from being pea-sized to the size of a golf-ball.

Pain in the Boils 

The pain (if any) in a boil can range from mild to moderate but can become severe in case of complications. The frequency and intensity of the pain can vary from patient to patient. The pain can be sharp, stitching, throbbing or burning in character.

Warm Sensation in the Boils 

The area affected can be warm to the touch. In fact, the sensation of warmth can be felt by anyone examining the affected part.

Mild Fever due to Boils 

In some cases, the person may have a mild fever that develops with the appearance of boils.

Tenderness

Boils can be extremely painful to the touch, but the intensity and character of pain are different in each case.

Number of Boils 

Boils can be singular or appear in the form of clusters. The connected area of infection under the skin usually results in the formation of a group of boils known as a carbuncle. Carbuncles generally cause severe infections and adverse effects, leaving scars behind. Areas like the neck, shoulder, and thighs are more commonly affected.

Boils: Contributing Factors

Systemic factors affect the resistance of an individual and can make him more prone to develop boils. These may include:

· Diabetes mellitus

· Obesity

· Kidney failure

· Hematological disorders

· Bacterial carriage in the nostrils

· Autoimmune disorders

· Poor hygiene

· Malnutrition

· Chemicals that irritate the skin

· Cuts or wounds that don’t heal readily or are not kept clean and covered.

· Hypogammaglobulinemia: Diseases in which there is an inadequate production of antibodies. This can also increase the risk of development of boils.

· Any other skin condition that causes excessive itching resulting in damaging of the skin’s protective barrier like acne, eczema etc. These can predispose an individual to get boils and carbuncles.

· Medications: Any medicines that are used for other illnesses that weaken the immune system including cortisone medications or immune-suppressants can cause an increase in the susceptibility of an individual to acquire infections (that can lead to the development of the boils).

· Close contact with someone having staphylococcus infection.

· Family history: A person who is having recurrent boils will usually be having a family history involved of any other diseases that can make the immune system weaker.

Types of Boils

There are different types of boils. These are named with reference to the place of their occurrence. Some of them are:

Cystic Acne
It is an uncommon condition and usually severe in nature. Overproduction of sebum or overgrowth of the skin cells can cause clogging in the pores. As a result, red, bumpy, hard and extremely painful boils filled with pus can erupt in the affected areas, most commonly on the face, back or chest. Teenagers are typically affected by this condition. They are more severe than the regular acne and generally give an idea about the underlying infection. Hormones play an important role in their development.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa
This is a rare condition and usually lasts for a long time. In this condition, there are multiple abscesses formed deep into the hair follicles which have many oil and sweat glands. They also tend to develop in areas where the skin rubs together, like the axilla/armpits, buttocks, under the breasts, and in the groin area. Small boils form first, leading to the development of formation of enlarged bumps that burst and release the pus. Treatment should be taken for these non-healing, painful and recurrent abscesses since they often leave scars.

Pilonidal Cyst
It is a condition in which a boil appears on the base of the skin, It is formed upon the crease of the nates/buttocks, and an infection can lead to the formation of an abscess in the area. Inflammation occurs at first due to direct pressure, irritating the area. After some time, the inflamed area gets enlarged, hard and very painful, leading to the formation of a lump or nodule. This causes extreme difficulty in standing, sitting or lying.

Boils: Diagnosis

Diagnosis can be made upon physical examination. Immediate medical help is required if someone gets boils that are very painful, occur frequently and worsen quickly.

Prognosis

In the individuals who are generally healthy otherwise, the boils mostly resolve on their own, within a week without scarring and may require no treatment. Boils can be treated well within time with homeopathic remedies. Complications in the cases of boils are rare and usually occur in patients having low immunity or those who are taking medications (for some other diseases) to suppress the immune activity.

Complications from Boils

Complications from boils are rare, but tend to develop over time in case boils are not appropriately treated. Some of these include:

· Spread of the infection to the family members, as the fluid inside the boils having staphylococcal bacteria can be contagious.

· Recurrence of the boils: Associated skin disease favors recurrence.

· Boils can leave scars.

· Abscess: Boils when not treated well, can progress to form an abscess.

· Fever: High-grade fever, swollen lymph nodes can be a severe complication.

· Succession of Boils: Appearance of another boil even when the first one hasn’t healed.

· Sepsis: Although the condition is rare, the bacteria from a boil can enter the bloodstream and travel to other parts of the body, causing sepsis.

Preventing Boils

Some methods to help avoid boils through infections include:

· Washing hands: Maintaining hygiene and washing hands properly with an alcohol-based rub or mild soap can help prevent infections.

· Keeping the wounds or cuts on the skin clean and covered to avoid skin infections.

· Not using any clothes, towels, sheets that belong to the infected person, especially in cases of staphylococcal infection. In case a family member is suffering from this condition, the articles used by them must be washed and dried carefully.

· Maintaining good personal hygiene.

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Top 3 Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Shingles

Shingle is a viral disease characterized by a very painful skin rash which usually erupts in the form of cluster blisters on the body. It is also known also known as Herpes Zoster. The outbreak of shingles presents itself in the form of a cluster of fluid-filled blisters. The hallmark of shingles is that it affects only one side of the body particularly face or torso (torso refers to the trunk of the human body). The blisters are located as band or strip on one side of the chest and do not cross the midline. Other locations include one side of forehead or eye. Many people develop only one episode of shingles in their life, but some people can have recurrent episodes depending upon their immunity. Homeopathic treatment for shingles helps boost the immunity, reduce the severity of the symptoms and also helps reduce the chances of recurrence of the disease.

What Causes Shingles?

The causative agent of Shingles is VZV (Varicella Zoster Virus). The reactivation of VZV causes shingles, and it is the same virus that causes Chickenpox (varicella). Only those who ever had Chickenpox can develop shingles later in their life. The first exposure to VZV that most commonly occurs in childhood or adolescent leads to chickenpox. After the chickenpox resolves in a person, the virus remains dormant in some nerve cells of the spine of our body. When the VZV is in an inactive state in our body, it shows no symptoms. In some people, the virus can get reactivated again due to some factors and travel along the nerve pathway. It then reaches the skin of the particular area supplied by that nerve and can cause shingles (painful blisters). The most important thing about VZV is that it never goes away from the human body but lies dormant within some nerve cells. Only when the virus is active, it produces symptoms in the human body.

Contributing Factors that Lead to Shingles

Stress
Emotional or psychological stress makes a person more prone to develop Shingles since chronic or intense stress weakens our immune system.

Increasing Age
Shingles most commonly occur after 50 years of age. The risk of having shingles increases with age. It is rarely seen in children, but older people are more prone to develop it due to compromised immunity.

Impaired Immune System
Shingles most commonly develop in people with a weak immune system. Certain diseases like HIV/AIDS, cancer, a long history of medicines intake, long-term use of steroids or immunosuppressive drugs, autoimmune disorders like (rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel diseases) makes a person more prone to develop Shingles.

Shingles – Signs and Symptoms

Early symptoms: The initial symptoms of Shingles before the rash develops include fever and feeling of weakness. There may be feeling of pain, burning and tingling sensation over the affected area.

Skin Rash: Skin Rash in shingles appears as pink or red blotchy patches which appear in the form of a band over one side of the trunk(the most common site) along the nerve pathway. The person can also feel shooting type of pain in the area of the rash. At this stage, shingles are not contagious.

Blisters: Blisters are a cluster of fluid-filled eruptions that appear after the rash. They appear as a band over one side of the trunk, and can also develop over one side of forehead or eye. Blisters continue to grow for many days.

Are Shingles Contagious?

Active blisters are contagious. The infection (VZV ) can transmit to other people through direct contact with the infected person. However, the other person will first develop chickenpox, not Shingles if the person never had a VZV infection earlier.
On the other hand, if a person has had Chickenpox earlier and he gets exposed to the VZV infection, there is a likelihood of developing shingles.

Scab Formation: Over a period of seven to ten days blisters sometimes ooze a contagious liquid, start becoming cloudy and begin to flatten. Gradually scab starts forming over the flattened blisters. It can take approximately one to two weeks for complete crust formation over the blisters.
At this stage, there are fewer chances of transmission of the virus. The pain also starts subsiding, but in some people, pain continues for months or years.

The Shingles ‘Belt’: Shingles is also referred to as “ shingles girdle “ or “shingles band” as it looks like a belt or half belt when it appears around the waist or rib cage. Shingles are easily recognizable with this classic presentation.

Shingles On Face: Shingles on the face appear in different areas.

Zoster Opthalmicus: Shingles can commonly involve Trigeminal nerve of the face. The ophthalmic branch is most commonly involved, and when the virus gets reactivated in this nerve branch, it is referred to as zoster opthalmicus. In some cases, it can cause blindness. The skin of the forehead, the orbit of the eye and upper eyelids may also be involved.

Shingles Oticus: It refers to shingles which involve the ear. It develops when the virus travels from the facial nerve to the vestibulocochlear nerve. There are chances of hearing loss and vertigo in this condition.

Widespread Shingles: A shingles rash is referred to as a wide rash which occurs when more than twenty skin lesions supplied by separate spinal nerves are involved. It is more likely to occur in people with a weak immune system.

Infections can also occur in open blisters and can lead to permanent scarring of skin in some individuals.

Healing: In many people, the skin rash starts healing within two to four weeks. Some people are left with minor scars while in some complete healing without any scarring is observed.
Some people can also have continued pain for months or longer after healing has taken place at the site of the rash. This is referred to as postherpetic Neuralgia.

Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles 

Homeopathic treatment for shingles works in a gentle, yet effective manner to reduce the severity of the symptoms and also help clear up the infection rather than suppressing it. These medicines have no side effects and work very well for post-herpetic neuralgia.

There is no cure for shingles in the conventional system of Medicine; medications are aimed to reduce the duration of shingles episode and to minimize the intensity of pain. Some commonly used medicines include

Antivirals: These do not treat shingles but are meant to reduce the severity and duration of the disease. They are not effective for postherpetic neuralgia. Side effects of antiviral medicines include nausea, dizziness, pain in stomach, mild skin rashes, joint pains, and they can also cause a sore throat.

Analgesics: Pain medications are used to treat mild to moderate pains in shingles. When the pain is severe, excessive intake of painkillers can cause side effects and trigger anxiety in a person.

Corticosteroids: Corticosteroids are indicated along with antivirals to reduce the pain and for postherpetic neuralgia. Prolonged usage of corticosteroids can cause immunosuppression.

 

Rhus Tox: Homeopathic Medicine for Shingles on the Right Side

The homeopathic medicine Rhus tox is prepared from poison – ivy, a vine-like shrub. This shrub grows naturally all over North America. Rhus Toxicodendron belongs to Anacardiaceae family. The leaves and stalks of this creeping shrub are collected at night. The oil found within the plant is said to be most potent at night. The curative effect of this shrub dates back to 18th century when a French physician found that accidental exposure to poison ivy healed a patient with chronic skin lesions. Since then this plant is used to treat various skin disorders. Rhus tox is very useful in Herpes Zoster with intense itching in affected skin area. There is burning and Neuralgic pains after herpes zoster, especially on the right side. Herpetic eruptions alternating with dysentery and pains in chest, itching with burning and smarting, feeling as if pierced with hot needles, increase in eruptions on rubbing, a feeling of burning pain on blistering skin rash and itching that gets better with the application of hot water are the main symptoms. It is also indicated for shingles alternating with asthma.

Ranunculus Bulbosus: Homeopathic Medicine for Shingles with Bluish Vesicles and Intense Itching

Homeopathic medicine Ranunculus bulbosus for shingles is derived from the plant bulbous buttercup or St Anthony’s Turnip. This is a perennially growing plant and belongs to the Buttercup family. Ranunculus bulbosus is prepared from the bulb of this plant. This plant is native of Western Europe and the northern Mediterranean coast. As an introduced weed it grows in eastern and western parts of North America.
It is the principle medicine for treating Herpes zoster. It is indicated for herpetic eruptions with itching where the eruptions are vesicular and pustular. It is highly recommended for shingles with blue blisters that are filled with serum. There is an intense burning and itching that gets worse with contact.

Mezereum: Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles with Blisters with Scabs

Homeopathic Medicine Mezereum is prepared from a plant called Daphne Mezereum (also known as Spurge olive). This plant belongs to the vegetable kingdom. The bark of the shrub is used to prepare Mezereum. This plant is native of hilly woods of nearly whole of Europe and Russian Asia.
It is indicated for Herpes Zoster with burning pains. Eruptions ooze out with a discharge of acrid, gluey moisture from thick crusts. Scab formation over herpetic blisters with pus beneath it, itching over affected skin rash that gets worse by warmth, a sensation of insects crawling are some symptoms. The eruptions are crusty with white scabs and can bleed when touched. The skin becomes cold in those places where there is intense itching.

Other Important Homeopathic Remedies for Shingles

Croton Tiglinum: Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles on Face

Homeopathic Medicine Croton tiglinum is prepared from a plant known as purging cotton. It belongs to the Euphorbiaceae family. Croton tiglinum is also known as ‘Jamaal Gota’ in Hindi. This medicine is prepared using croton oilseeds. This shrub is found in Southeast Asia. It works well in cases of Herpes zoster where the eruptions have stinging and smarting pains, vesicles, and pustules run into one another and speedily develop a seropurulent exudation. There is the formation of large brown scabs with peeling of skin and falling off of the pustules. Blisters are present in clusters, confluent and oozing, especially on the face with itching that is followed by painful burning.

Dolichos: Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles on Armpit

Homeopathic remedy Dolichos pruriens is prepared from a plant named cowhage, also known as the cow-itch plant. It is a bean-like plant that belongs to the Fabaceae family. Dolichos is prepared using hair scraped from the epidermis of the pod. This plant grows widely in the tropics, including Bahamas and India. It can also extend to southern Florida. It is indicated in those cases where herpetic eruptions are on the armpit, spreading in rings forward to the sternum and backward to the spine. Pains are burning and smarting over the affected area. This medicine is also indicated for shingles without eruptions, and there is intense itching which gets worse by scratching.

Dulcamara: Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles from Exposure to Cold

The homeopathic remedy dulcamara is prepared from the bittersweet plant, also known as the bitter nightshade. It belongs to family Solanaceae. It is made using freshly obtained green leaves and stems of the bittersweet plant. This is a perennially growing plant which is indigenous to Asia and Europe, and now it is widely found in North America. Dulcamara is a top grade remedy when Herpes Zoster occurs after being exposed to cold, especially in wet weather. Herpetic eruptions get worse at night and better by moving about and from external warmth. The eruptions are thick, crusty, moist and get worse before menses (in women). The crusts over blisters are thick and brownish –yellow which starts bleeding when scratched.

Natrum Mur: Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles on Flexures

Natrum Mur is a homeopathic treatment for shingles that are worse on flexures (bent or curved part). Vesicles with watery contents burst and leave thin scurf (flakes on the skin). Blisters form on burning spots on the skin. Herpetic eruptions become crusty and dry in bends of the limbs and margins of the scalp.

Homeopathic Treatment for Shingles: Post Herpetic Neuralgia

Postherpetic neuralgia refers to the condition when there is a persistent and recurrent pain in the area of the body which was affected by Herpes Zoster. In some persons, the pain continues to be present for months or years even after the herpetic lesions have subsided. When pain persists for more than 90 days, it is termed as post-herpetic Neuralgia.

Homeopathic medicines are very effective in treating postherpetic neuralgia. They can naturally help to reduce the intensity of pain without making the person dependent upon them. Following homeopathic medicines are highly recommended for Postherpetic Neuralgia:

Mezereum: Natural Treatment for Postherpetic Neuralgia with Burning

Mezereum is a top grade homeopathic remedy for neuralgic pains with violent itching and burning. The inter-costal neuralgia continuing after the disappearance of the eruptions can be effectively treated with Mezereum. It is also recommended for violent neuralgia of the face and teeth, that which towards spreads towards the ears at night. Neuralgic pains come and go quickly, leaving the part numb. Mezereum is used to treat neuralgia over the left eye, where the pain radiates and shoots downwards.

Kalmia: Homeopathic Treatment for Postherpetic Neuralgia with Pains

It is highly indicated remedy for neuralgic pains of the face or of those nerves that supply the part where there were herpetic eruptions. The neuralgic pains are violent, tearing and shooting type, and come and go suddenly. The pains are worse in the day, coming and going with the sun or else get worse at night by lying down

Ranunculus Bulbosus – Homeopathic Medicine for Neuralgia on Eye

Ranunculus Bulbosus is a homeopathic treatment for postherpetic neuralgia on the supraorbital (above the eye orbit) or intercostal nerves (between the ribs) after herpes zoster with sharp neuralgic pains preceding it. Neuralgic pains are stitching, stabbing and shooting type, and the herpetic eruptions are bluish in color.

Zincum Mettalicum: Homeopathic Treatment for Postherpetic Neuralgia with Burning Pains

Zincum met is indicated for Herpes zoster when the blisters are dry, over the whole body or on the back and hands. Neuralgic pains are burning and jerking in nature, and the shingles get worse in the evening and from the slightest touch. It is also indicated for suppurating herpetic eruptions.

Difference between Shingles and Herpes

Herpes Zoster and herpes simplex are two different diseases caused by a virus. The only similarity is that the family of Herpes virus causes both these diseases.
Varicella-zoster virus causes shingles or herpes zoster through direct contact with the infected person. Herpes is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV 1 and HSV 2). HSV 1 is transmitted through oral contact via saliva, surface in and around the mouth and can also be spread by oro-genital contact. HSV 2 is transmitted through sexual contact.
Blisters in Herpes are red and painful around the mouth, genitals, and thighs. Infected women can experience vaginal discharges as well.

In Shingles, blisters appear in clusters and are fluid-filled and usually occur on one side of trunk, eye, face like a band and never cross the midline.
In one condition called zosteriform herpes simplex, the rash looks similar to Shingles rash and is difficult to differentiate visually. The Tzanck smear is used to diagnose acute infection in herpes but cannot distinguish between VZV and HSV.

Shingles: Complications

Post Herpetic Neuralgia: In some cases, even after the shingles blisters have resolved, the pain continues to be present. This condition is known as post-herpetic neuralgia. Postherpetic neuralgia is most commonly seen with shingles in the mouth which occurs when the mandibular division or the maxillary part of the trigeminal nerve is involved.

Neurological Issues: Shingles can cause facial paralysis, hearing problems and balance issues depending upon which nerves are involved in the infection.

Loss of Vision: When shingles involve the eyes, it can cause infection in the eyes and subsequent loss of vision in some cases.

Encephalitis: In sporadic cases, shingles may lead to inflammation of the brain resulting in encephalitis (acute inflammation in the brain).

Shingles: Pain Mangement

There is no cure for shingles in the conventional system of treatment, but there are some home remedies for shingles nerve pain that can help:

  • A cool, wet compress can help relieve pain and itching in shingles rash. You need to soak a cloth in cold water, squeeze the water out of cloth and apply the cloth to the affected area. Repeat it several times. Do not use any ice packs to the rash as it can make the affected area more sensitive.
  • Shower Baths: Cleaning of blisters on a daily basis with cooling bath or shower can reduce the risk of spreading the infection.
  • Soothing Lotions and Creams: Lotions do not hasten the process of healing but can help reduce the itching to some extent. Choose the lotions containing natural ingredients, like calamine lotion.
  • Dietary Changes: Healing of shingles is prolonged when you have a weak immune system. Try consuming diets that help boost the immune system. This includes a diet rich in vitamins, green leafy vegetables, and a protein-rich diet that includes eggs, chicken, and red meat. For a Vegan diet, tomato, beans, and spinach are the top foods.

 

Natural remedies and homeopathic medications can help manage herpes zoster to a great extent, and also reduce the chances of recurrence.

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10 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Urticaria

urticaria_homeopathic-_medicine Homeopathic Treatment for Urticaria

Homeopathic medicines urticaria are very effective in treating it . Homeopathic mode of treatment heals skin diseases effectively, following a mild and safe approach. Homeopathic medicines follow a curative rather than a suppressive approach while treating urticaria. Homeopathy treats urticaria in two phases. In the first phase, the acute episode of urticaria is treated. In the second phase, Homeopathic medicines treat the chronic tendency towards urticaria. Homeopathic medicines for each case of urticaria are selected based on individual symptoms. Some top names of homeopathic medicines for urticaria are  Apis Mellifica, Urtica Urens, Astacus Fluviatilis and Natrum Mur.

Homeopathic Medicines for Urticaria

Apis Mellifica – Top grade Homeopathic medicine for urticaria

Apis Mellifica is one of the top grade Homeopathic medicines for treating urticaria. Apis Mellifica is best prescribed for urticaria when symptoms include marked itching and burning. A characteristic stinging pain in the urticarial eruptions is also observed. The skin is extremely sensitive to the touch. Homeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for urticaria that gets triggered in heat. Going out in open air or cold applications bring some relief. Apis Mellifica is also a top rated Homeopathic medicine for urticaria that arises following insect bite.

Natrum Mur – Most Suitable Homeopathic Remedy for urticaria triggered by exercise and sun exposure

For treating urticaria triggered by exercise, Homeopathic remedy Natrum Mur is a great option. The person who needs Natrum Mur will get large hives on the skin from exertion. This is attended with violent itching and burning. Natrum Mur is also one of the most effective Homeopathic medicines for solar urticaria that arises from exposure to the sun.

 Astacus Fluviatilis – Excellent Homeopathic medicine for urticaria

Homeopathic medicines Urtica Urens and Astacus Fluviatilis work wonders in treating urticaria. The choice between the two is made based on unique symptoms. Urticaria that appears every year, in the same season, is best treated with Homeopathic medicine Urtica Urens. Another key symptom associated with Urtica Urens is urticaria with intense burning and formication on the skin. Urtica Urens also shows great results in urticaria that alternates with rheumatism. Apart from this, Urtica Urens is also the ideal Homeopathic medicine for treating urticaria from eating shell fish. Homeopathic medicine Astacus Fluviatilis is well indicated where urticaria is attended with liver complaints. The person prescribed Astacus Fluviatilis will have itching over his entire body, with marked stinging sensation on the skin.

Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus – Wonderful Homeopathic medicines for urticaria from cold exposure (cold induced urticaria )

Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus are highly effective Homeopathic medicines for treating urticaria resulting from exposure to cold. Marked sensitivity to cold is found in persons needing Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus. Key symptoms that will decide in favour of Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox is urticaria from cold exposure with itching and smarting sensation. Warm applications provide some relief from itching. The characteristic symptom to look out for while prescribing Sepia Succus is urticaria from going in cool open air. Being in a warm room brings relief. Urticarial eruptions with itching, which is not relieved by scratching, is another guiding feature for use of Homeopathic medicine Sepia Succus.

Sulphur and Apis Mellifica – Effective Homeopathic Remedies for urticaria triggered by heat

Persons with urticaria that gets triggered by exposure to heat will benefit greatly from Homeopathic medicines Sulphur and Apis Mellifica. Homeopathic medicine Sulphur is selected for urticarial eruptions arising from heat exposure and attended with itching and burning. Scratching worsens the itching. In some cases, even washing may worsen the itching. Most persons prescribed Sulphur will notice a worsening of itching towards the evening. Homeopathic medicine Sulphur is also the best solution for urticaria cases that have been suppressed with ointments in the past. Apis Mellifica is rated among the best Homeopathic medicines for urticaria triggered by heat, with marked itching, burning, and stinging in the eruptions. Cold applications may bring relief from symptoms in some cases. Some persons prescribed Homeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica for urticaria will feel better by going out in open air.

Bovista Lycoperdon and Calcarea Phos – Well indicated Homeopathic medicines for urticaria triggered by water

Bovista Lycoperdon and Calcarea Phos are prominently indicated Homeopathic medicines for treating urticaria set off by coming into contact with water (water induced urticaria). Some features unique to Bovista Lycoperdon are urticaria on waking in the morning time and attended with diarrhoea. Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Phosphorica is suggested where contact with cold water leads to urticarial eruptions.

Rhus Tox and Dulcamara – Useful Homeopathic medicines for urticaria from scratching (dermatographic urticaria)

For urticaria from severe scratching, Rhus Tox and Dulcamara are very useful Homeopathic medicines. Where urticaria leads to red, swollen skin with itching, burning and smarting, you know Homeopathic medicine Rhus Tox will show best results. Rubbing worsens the symptoms in this case. Rhus Tox is also well indicated for urticaria resulting from getting wet. Homeopathic medicine Dulcamara is the best choice in case of violent itching in the urticarial eruptions. Use of Dulcamara is also suggested for urticaria arising from exposure to cold and that which gets triggered in wet weather.

Homeopathic medicines for Urticaria

Which Homeopathic medicines are most effective for urticaria?

Among the prominently indicated Homeopathic medicines for urticarial, the most effective include – Apis Mellifica, Urtica Urens and Astacus Fluviatilis. Homeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica is useful for urticaria with marked itching, burning and stinging sensation. Urtica Urens is the best medicine to treat urticaria from eating shell fish. It is also indicated for urticaria alternating with rheumatism. Homeopathic medicine Astacus Fluviatilis is suggested for cases of urticaria associated with liver complaints.

I have urticaria that gets triggered by exposure to cold. Which Homeopathic medicine will suit me?

For urticaria which gets triggered by exposure to cold, Homeopathic medicines Rhus Tox and Sepia Succus come highly recommended.

Which is the best Homeopathic medicine for treating urticaria that gets triggered by heat (heat induced urticaria)?

Sulphur and Apis Mellifica are two very reliable names to treat urticaria triggered by heat. Homeopathic medicine Sulphur is indicated where urticaria is attended with intense itching. The itching gets worse in the evening. Apis Mellifica is an excellent Homeopathic medicine where a typical stinging sensation arises on the skin in urticaria.

Which Homeopathic medicines can I take for urticaria that gets worse with exercise?

Among the various Homeopathic medicines for treating urticaria that worsens with exercise, the most appropriate choice is Natrum Mur.

Can Homeopathic medicines treat urticaria triggered by contact with water?

Yes, Homeopathic medicines remain highly successful in treating urticaria that gets triggered by coming in contact with water. The most prominent Homeopathic medicines for treating such a condition are Bovista Lycoperdon and Calcarea Phos.

I get hives in wet weather. Is there a Homeopathic medicine for my condition?

Yes, Homeopathic medicine Dulcamara will be most helpful for your condition.  Dulcamara is one of the most well recognised Homeopathic medicines for treating hives appearing in wet weather.

Is there a Homeopathic medicine for treating urticaria that gets triggered from exposure to the sun (solar urticaria)?

Yes, there are medicines in Homeopathy that can help to treat solar urticaria. The Homeopathic medicine that comes highly recommended for sun induced urticaria is Natrum Mur.

Is there a Homeopathic medicine for urticaria triggered by food products?

Yes, Homeopathy does help treat urticaria triggered by taking certain foods. For Urticaria triggered by taking shell fish, Homeopathic medicine Urtica Urens is recommended. For urticaria from eating strawberries, Homeopathic medicine Fragaria will work better. Antimonium Crudum will best treat urticaria triggered by eating meat while in cases where alcohol sets off the urticarial, Homeopathic medicine Chloralum Hydratum will be the best remedy.

I have dermatographic urticaria. The constant scratching is painful. Which Homeopathic medicine can I take?

Homeopathic medicines Rhus Tox and Dulcamara will work wonderfully well to heal urticaria from constant scratching.

 What is urticaria?

Urticaria is a skin disease characterised by raised bumps, wheals over the skin. The bumps vary in size and last from a few hours to several days. Once the episode of urticaria is over, no skin changes remain. In most cases, urticaria arises from an allergic reaction.

 How do I know if I have urticaria?

A person having urticaria will have raised bumps of varying size on the skin. This is attended with marked itching, stinging and burning sensation. Urticaria can be acute or chronic. Urticaria lasting less than six weeks is termed as acute urticaria. Urticaria that lasts more than six weeks is referred to as chronic urticaria.

What causes urticaria?

In most cases, urticaria is the result of an allergic reaction. Allergy is basically a hypersensitive reaction in a person to a substance to which they are allergic.  In urticaria, this allergic reaction arises mainly from insect bites, certain medicines (NSAID’s, and antibiotics) and food products such as nuts, fish and strawberries. Urticaria arises from the release of histamines and other inflammatory mediators into the skin. Other factors that can trigger an episode of urticarial are – exposure to cold/heat, sun exposure, pressure, exercise, stress and contact with water.

What kind of food products lead to urticaria?

Eggs, shellfish, nuts, chocolates, strawberries, alcohol and caffeine usually have the potential to treat urticaria.

What is cholinergic urticaria?

Cholinergic urticarial, also known as stress urticarial, is a type of urticaria where sweating leads to the formation of bumps on the skin. Exercising and being present in a hot environment are the main triggers for cholinergic urticaria.

What does the term cold urticaria mean?

Cold urticaria refers to urticaria that arises from exposure to cold or damp environmental condition.

I get wheals on skin from scratching, what could it be?

If you are getting wheals on skin from scratching, then there is a good chance that it could be dermatographic urticaria. In dermatographic urticaria, wheals appear on the skin a few minutes after scratching. These wheals, also known as flares, usually subside in around 30 minutes.

Can coming in contact with water lead to urticaria?

Yes, there are cases where coming into contact with water leads to urticaria. This type of urticaria is termed as water induced urticaria.

What does the term solar urticaria mean?

The urticaria that gets triggered from exposure to sun is referred to as solar urticaria. In such cases, wheals appear on the skin surface that is exposed to the sun.

What does investigation of urticarial involve?

A case of urticaria can be easily diagnosed by the appearance of skin rash. In cases where allergies are the suspected cause of urticaria, allergy tests must be conducted.

What is angioedema?

Angioedema is a condition arising from an allergic reaction caused by the release of histamines and other chemicals into the blood stream. In angioedema, the swelling appears under the skin instead of on the surface as in case of urticaria. The swelling appears mainly around the eyes or lips, sometimes in the hands, feet and genitals. In some cases, angioedema involves the throat and tongue, thus blocking the airways. Such cases of angioedema are life threatening and need to be treated as a medical emergency.

Can Homeopathy Treat my urticaria permanently?

Yes Homeopathic medicines offer a effective solution for urticaria. The duration to the treatment will vary from case to case. Factors such as intensity, frequency and duration of urticaria decide the course of treatment under Homeopathy.

 Can lifestyle changes help manage urticaria?

Yes, lifestyle changes can make a big difference and even prevent urticaria. The best way to prevent urticaria is to know the triggers and avoid them. Some known triggers for urticaria are cold, heat, exercise, stress. A person who is allergic to certain food products which lead to urticaria could restrict their consumption. Medication that leads to urticaria must be avoided at all cost. Stay away from harsh soaps while washing and bathing. Also, avoid bathing with very warm or very cold water. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Clear and Glowing Skin

Homeopathic Treatment for Clear and Glowing Skin

Homeopathic Remedies for Clear and Glowing Skin

Homeopathic Remedies for Clear and Glowing Skin

The skin can lose its glow and get dull and discoloured. Sun exposure, Chloasma, freckles and scars due to acne are just a few reasons. Although not a life-threatening issue, people with dull and darkened facial skin usually consider it a life-altering one, leading to feelings of inadequacy and decreased self-confidence. This, in most cases, leads to the haphazard use of cosmetics and medicated ointments. However, only temporary results are usually found and in some cases injudicious use of such products may even aggravate the condition.

This brings us to the scope of Homeopathic treatment in such cases. We can confidently say that homeopathic remedies for clear and glowing skin are totally free from any side effects and are extremely effective in treating this problem. The medicines used are all natural and, thus, free from any harmful components. Their selection is based upon the individual constitution of the patient, and success is attained by employing the constitutional remedy internally. No external application is applied or recommended.

As the condition has arisen due to a disturbance in the internal balance of the body and not due to any external factor, the medicine too must work from inside to clear the skin. This result is gained through homeopathic remedies which raise the inner vitality of the person and throw out any noxious agent in the body which may be the cause behind dull and discoloured skin. The result—fair, clear and glowing skin is regained.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for clear and glowing skin

Berberis Aquifolium – Top homeopathic remedy for clear facial complexion

Berberis Aquifolium is a natural homeopathic remedy that attains the uppermost rank in homeopathy for clearing facial complexion. Berberis Aquifolium can be used in all the cases where the skin is dark or has scars due to acne or any other conditions. This medicine never fails to bring a glow to the skin and lighten the complexion. I consider it as the first choice of medicine in cases where a clear facial complexion is desired. It has shown very promising results, and given complete satisfaction to my patients as well as me. To sum up, I would call Berberis Aquifolium a ‘precious gem’ in homeopathy to attain fair, clear and glowing skin.

Sulphur – A wonderful homeopathic medicine that can clear dull and dirty skin

Another wonderful homeopathic treatment for attaining clear skin is Sulphur. This medicine has gained much popularity and acclaim in homeopathic treatment for various skin troubles. Sulphur is a deep-acting remedy that helps in removing the very core of the affliction. Sulphur is used when the skin is unhealthy, looks dirty and dull, or is dry and scaly. Sulphur helps to make the skin healthy and nourishes the skin to give it a glow. Sulphur is also prescribed for various eruptions (mostly pimples with dull and dirty look). This remedy helps in clearing pimples and any scars left by them. Apart from dirty and dull skin, the person may have excessive heat in the whole body, especially in the palms, soles of the feet, in the face or in the head. An extra craving for sweets may be shown by subjects who need Sulphur. A dislike towards washing the skin and bathing may be found in cases ideal for using Sulphur. Lastly, persons coming for homeopathic treatment after the injudicious use of external applications of different varieties (including medicated soaps and ointments) should be given no remedy other than Sulphur. Here Sulphur will help in bringing out the most prominent symptoms individual to a person which will serve as a guide towards finding a suitable remedy.

Psorinum – This homeopathic remedy is ideal for clearing the complexion in subjects with oily/greasy/ dark facial skin

Psorinum is the appropriate homeopathic remedy for people with oily or greasy facial skin which has a dark and dirty look. The face may also show pimples due to highly active oil-producing sebaceous glands on the face. Here Psorinum will help to clear the pimples and dark skin and control the excessive oiliness of the skin. Psorinum will deep-cleanse the skin pores on the face making it oil-free, clear and glowing. High sensitivity towards cold air may be found in persons needing Psorinum. Offensive perspiration may also be a complaint.

Bovista – This is the best solution for clearing damaged skin caused by the haphazard use of cosmetics products

Facial pimples, dark skin or any other skin affection caused by the injudicious use of cosmetic products can benefit from the use of the homeopathic remedy Bovista which is used to clear the skin. Bovista holds a significant place among homeopathic medicines for the treatment of skin problems consequent to the excessive use of cosmetics. Bovista helps in clearing facial skin and makes it look bright and glowing. It also removes pimples or other afflictions resulting from the use of cosmetics.

Sepia – An excellent homeopathic remedy for clearing skin that has discoloured due to Chloasma

Chloasma refers to brown or black discoloration on the skin of the face, mainly seen in women during pregnancy or in women with hormonal imbalance and menstrual irregularities. Chloasma may also be the resultant outcome of liver disease. The best homeopathic remedy for clearing Chloasma is Sepia. Sepia work wonders in ladies who have black or brown spots on the face during or post pregnancy. It also works well for women who have discoloration on the face due to uterine afflictions and irregular menstrual cycle of varying degrees. Most women who need Sepia in Chloasma show marked discoloration on the nose and the cheeks. Sepia always shows the best results in such cases of Chloasma. No other treatment can equal it in clearing these discoloured Chloasma spots and returning the healthy glowing charm of the skin, without any side effects.

Silicea and Kali Bromatum—homeopathic remedies for clearing facial scars resulting from pimples

Both these remedies are recommended for a clear skin and for removing scars caused by pimples. Silicea is mainly recommended where deep-seated acne containing pus have resulted in disfiguring scars on the face. It also works where deep pits on the face have resulted from acne. Silicea shows great promise in clearing these pits and scars and making the skin clear. Kali Bromatum is useful in cases where hard indurated pimples have resulted in facial scarring and discolouration. Kali Bromatum works well in clearing scars and bringing back fairness that has been lost due to disfiguring scars, to the skin.

Natrum Mur, Lycopodium and Phosphorus – Homeopathic remedies for clearing skin affected with freckles

Freckles refer to pigmentation on the skin, usually on the face, occurring due to prolonged exposure to the sun. This is due to a collection of melanin pigment under the skin resulting in discoloured spots on the face and other skin areas that have been exposed to the sun. The spots may vary from brown to black in colour. These medicines are always selected according to the constitution of the patient and help to remove freckles and make the skin clean and clear. The constitutional symptoms are all different and peculiar for each of these medicines. A few symptoms are listed below:

  • A person who needs Natrum Mur has hot temperament with intolerance to the heat of the sun. He may also crave salty things. Usually the person is reserved in nature and may show a tendency to weep easily.
  • The constitutional symptoms for selecting Lycopodium include a desire for sweets or warm food and warm drinks. Chronic gastric troubles of varying character may also be found in subjects needing Lycopodium.
  • Phosphorus may be needed when a person has a craving for ice-creams, juices or cold drinks. Such a person is also sensitive to external impressions like noise, light and odours.

These are only glimpses of the symptoms, out of a huge list of constitutional symptoms. Apart from these many other symptoms may need to be considered before selecting these remedies. That is where a good homeopath comes in. He will ask for details and work on a comprehensive case study before deciding the medicine most appropriate for you.

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Homeopathic Remedies for Burns

Homeopathic Remedies for Burns

Homeopathic Remedies for skin burns

Homeopathic Remedies for skin burns

Burns refers to the skin injury arising out of exposure to heat, chemicals and electricity. Burns can also be caused by radiations (from sun or X-rays). Burns can involve just the outer layer of skin, or can penetrate the deeper layers and in the severe cases, even up to bones and muscles.When only the outer or superficial skin is burnt, it is called first degree burns. Here, the skin gets red with pain and swelling. In second and third degree burns, the injury involves the deeper layers of skin partially or in whole thickness, respectively.In second degree burns, blisters (fluid-filled eruptions) appear along with redness and swelling of skin. In third degree burns, the skin appears white or brown. In the fourth degree burns, the skin appears black and charred, exposing the bones and muscles. The third and fourth degree burns are painless. The main complications arising in burns cases are infection, gangrene, pneumonia and nephritis.Third and fourth degree burns need urgent intensive care in hospital. The Homeopathic mode of treatment, however, is of great help for minor superficial burns up to second degree. The Homeopathic medicines, which are made of natural substances, not only provide relief from pain and swelling, but also halt any signs of an infection or old burns wounds that open up. The Homeopathic remedies for burns are absolutely safe, with zero side effects.

Natural Homeopathic Treatment for Burns

The minor superficial burns up to second degree can be very effectively treated with natural Homeopathic remedies. The third and fourth degree burns, however, need urgent intensive care in hospital. Although Homeopathic medicines can be given for third and fourth degree burns also, but this is done only after the initial first aid in hospital. Homeopathic medicines help in reducing burning, pain and swelling. The natural homeopathic treatment for burns also help in preventing blister formation. The cases of burns that are slow to heal or old burns that suddenly start to pain or reopen can be very well managed with Homeopathic remedies. Burns cases which show signs of infection or are tending towards gangrene recovery can greatly benefit from properly selected Homeopathic medicines.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Burns

Cantharis: Best natural Homeopathic remedy for Burns

Cantharis is the best natural Homeopathic remedy for burns and should always be the first choice of medicine for the treatment of burns. The reason for selecting this Homeopathic medicine in the very initial stage is because of its remarkable tendency to provide relief from burning pains and preventing blister formation. Cantharis helps in the speedy recovery of burnt skin and can be given in all those cases of burns arising out of dry heat, wet heat (hot drinks) or burns from sun. The person needing Cantharis has an acute burning and smarting pain in the burnt area. Along with burning, the skin is markedly red and inflamed. The person also appears very restless in addition to these symptoms. Although Cantharis possesses the tendency to prevent blister formation, but even in cases of burns where blisters form,Cantharis is of great help. For using Cantharis in burns with blisters, the burning-smarting pain is the key symptom. So, first and second degree burns can be very effectively handled by Homeopathic remedy Cantharis.

Urtica Urens: Homeopathic medicine for first degree burns

Urtica Urens is another very beneficial natural Homeopathic medicine for burns. It is mostly used in first degree burns confined to superficial skin. The redline symptom for using Homeopathic remedy Urtica Urens is burning and stinging pains in burnt skin. The skin is intensely red, swollen with burning and stinging pains. Urtica Urens helps in providing relief from the burning-stinging pains very promptly and helps in quick recovery.Urtica Urens is considered one of the top Homeopathic medicinesfor the treatment of first degree burns.

Causticum: Homeopathic medicine for burns that heal slowly

Causticum is the ideal Homeopathic remedy for burns that are very slow to heal. Causticum is of great help in hastening the healing process in burns cases. Persons who can greatly benefit from natural Homeopathic medicine Causticum have a major complaint of rawness, excessive soreness and pain in the burnt area. Causticum also helps to speed up the recovery of burns and soothen the soreness and pain in the affected area. Another important field for using Causticum in burns is reopening of burns that had occurred long ago. Causticum is also the best Homeopathic medicine for all those cases where the person complains of soreness and pain in old healed burns. Causticum thus can be used in two fields of burns cases: when the burns are slow to recover and when old burns surprisingly freshen up, leading to pain and soreness.

Top Homeopathic treatment for burns with pus-formation

Homeopathic medicines Calendula, Hepar Sulph and Calcarea Sulph are the best natural remedies for burns where pus has begun to form or in medical terms,where burns have suppurated. Calendula is the top Homeopathic medicine that acts as preventive agent against suppuration or pus-formation. If Calendula is used in the very beginning, the chances of pus formation are greatly reduced. Calendula also prevents the disfiguring scar formation and promotes healthy healing. When the pus has already formed, Hepar Sulph and Calcarea Sulph are very beneficial. For using Hepar Sulph in treatment of suppurating burns, the symptoms are offensive pus discharge with a sensitive skin to touch. Burning, stinging, pricking pains are felt along with pus discharge. Fever with chills may also appear with a desire to be covered up warmly along with pus discharge. Homeopathic medicine Calcarea Sulph is the most appropriate remedy where typically there is a yellow pus discharge from the burnt skin. Calcarea Sulph is of great help in controlling the pus discharge that is precisely yellow in colour.

Homeopathic remedies for burns tending towards gangrene

Gangrene is a term used when a body tissue becomes dead. Natural Homeopathic medicines Arsenic Album, Anthracinum and Secale Cor can be used according to their symptom indication for burns heading towards the gangrenous process. All these Homeopathic medicines help in halting the gangrene process, but their selection is made on the basis of the peculiar symptoms characteristic to each one of them. Arsenic Album is the best Homeopathic remedy when burning pains are marked with ulcers oozing an offensive discharge. Restlessness and anxiety also appear in the utmost degree. A peculiar symptom of relief from burning pain by warmth serves as a guiding symptom to select Arsenic Album over other Homeopathic remedies. The symptoms for using Homeopathic medicine Anthracinum for gangrenous burns include blue or black blisters on skin with burning. Ulceration and sloughing of skin is also present along with burning pains. Secale Cor is the ideal Homeopathic choice when skin appears shrivelled with a blue appearance. Burning pains are also experienced. The burning, however, gets better by cold for the use of Secale Corin comparison to Homeopathic medicine Arsenic Album,which is best when heat relieves the pain.

 

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6 Best Natural Homeopathic Remedies for Cellulitis treatment

Homeopathic remedies for Celulitis

Homeopathic remedies for Celulitis

Homeopathic Remedies for Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a very common bacterial skin infection in which there is inflammation of skin and connective tissue. Cellulitis can occur on any part of the body but face and lower legs are the most common site for cellulitis. Homeopathic Remedies for cellulitis treatment  are very effective in fighting out the bacterias without the using antibiotics .

Cause of Cellulitis .

The main causative agents for causing cellulitis are Streptococcus pyogenes and Staphyloccus aureus bacterias. In healthy condition the skin act as a protective barrier against infectious agents, preventing their entry into the body. When the integrity of skin is broken due to various factors like insect bite, cuts, scratch marks, injuries, surgical incision etc, the bacteria gain entry into the body through this broken skin and leads to inflammation of skin and connective tissue. People with diabetes mellitus, suppressed immune system and venous stasis are more prone to cellulitis.

Symptoms of Cellulitis:

The main symptoms of cellulitis include redness, swelling, heat and pain in the affected area. As the disease advances blebs and bullae appear on the skin. Blebs and bullae are fluid containing eruptions on skin. At this stage fever occurs. If the condition is not properly treated at this stage then it goes further deep into connective tissue and gain access to the lymph nodes. Then the infection spreads to blood leading to septicaemia or blood poisoning which is a very critical condition.

How can Homeopathy can help in the treatment of  cellulitis:

Homeopathic medicines are very efficient in treating cellulitis. The medicines work wonderfully by increasing the immunity of patient thereby reducing the swelling, pain and burning in cellultis condition. Even in cases of cellulitis with bleb formation homeopathic medicines works wonders that too very gently preventing the physical and mental trauma of surgeons knife intervention. In advanced complicated cases of cellulitis where septicemia has set in homeopathy holds a ray of hope in treatment according to well selected homeopathic medicines.

Which are the best Homeopathic Medicines for treating Cellulitis ?

1) Belladona – Homeopathic medicine for treating cellulitis when there is marked redness of skin:

Homeopathic remedy Belladonna acts as a very good natural medicine for cellulitis where the skin is markedly red and swollen giving it a shining appearance. Patient requiring Belladona will also experience pain which gets worse by touch. The character of pain is that it appears and disappears suddenly. Another marked feature where this homeopathic medicine Belladona can be used for cellulitis is dryness of skin with much heat.

2). Homoeopathic medicine Apis Mellifica for cellulitis when marked swelling is present:

Apis mellifica is suited in those cases of cellulitis in which there is much swelling of the affected area alongwith much burning and stinging type of pains. Apis mellifica also respond to those cases of cellulitis in which the burning pains are relieved by applying something cold over skin and the pains that rapidly shifts from one part to another.Another feature of this medicine indication is rosy hue of skin with much sensitivity towards touch. Apis mellifica can be taken in all those cases where cellulitis is a result of honey bee sting.

3)Ledum Palsture –  Homoeopathic Remedy for treating cellulitis resuting from insect bites:

Homeopathic medicine Ledum palustre holds a very good image in treating those cases of cellulitis resulting from insect bites. This natural homeopathic medicine is used in  cellulitis when there is  coldness of affected part with tearing type of pains. Homeopathic medicine Ledum palustre can be used in long standing cases of cellulitis in which the skin colour changes from blueness to green.

4) Silicea-  Homoeopathic medicine for treating cellulitis when blebs appear upon skin 

This homeopathic remedy Silicea gives very good results when blebs are formed on skin in advanced cellulitis cases. These blebs can contain pus which is very offensive . Silicea is  also used when along with cellulitis there is  fever with chilliness and offensive perspiration .

5) Homeopathic medicine Pyrogenium for septicaemia in cellulitis:

Pyrogenium is an excellent remedy for treating septicemia. The points that guide towards its use in septic conditions is  a ) fever with chills b) The body temperature being 103 to 106, rising quickly with abnormally very rapid pulse rate making the patient restless.The patient requiring pyrogenium complains of excessive chilliness in the back. In cases where septicemia occurs after surgery or after childbirth, Pyrogenium acts very effectively.

6) Homeopathic medicine Calendula Officinalis in Post surgical cellulitis :

Undoubtedly the best homeopathic remedy for cellulitis that has come after surgical cuts is Calendula officinalis.This medicine acts very efficiently not only as a curative but also as preventive for excessive suppuration/pus formation on skin in cellulitis developing post surgically. If applied locally to the wounded skin after an injury it helps as preventive for cellulitis .

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Top 5 Homeopathic Remedies for Skin Rashes

Homeopathic Remedies for skin rashes

A skin rash can be described as any change in the skin that can impact its color, texture or look. A rash can result in itching, chapping, blistering, swelling, change in color etc, which may or may not be accompanied by pain. A skin rash can either be localized, affecting a specific body part, or it can spread to the entire body.A skin rash can result in not only discomfort or pain but also awkwardness about your look. There are some kinds of skin rashes that disappear on their own, like the heat rash and swimmer’s itch, while there are others, such as rosacea and shingles, that call for medical intervention.Homeopathic remedies for skin rashes are comparatively safe and successful  since they have practically no side-effects, something which is very crucial for patients suffering from rashes.

Kinds of Skin Rashes

Some kinds of rashes that occur commonly are:Eczema occurs in case of individuals with allergies or asthma. It is characterized by a red, itchy, and scaly rash.Psoriasis is marked by red, scaly, itchy patches on the joints and the scalp. It occurs especially on the fingernails.Impetigo occurs mostly in children and is characterized by red sores which form into blisters, ooze, and then turn into a crust.Shingles are a painful blistered skin condition triggered by that very virus that causes chickenpox.Rashes can also be related to common childhood diseases like measles, roseola, rubella, chickenpox, hand-foot-mouth disease, scarlet fever and the like.Rashes can also be synonymous with certain medical conditions like lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and the Kawasaki disease.

Causes of skin rashes

The factors for skin rashes are as wide ranging as the kinds of rashes themselves.  From infections, heat, and immune system disorders to medications and allergens like chemicals in elastic, rubber products, cosmetics, soaps, detergents or dyes in clothing, virtually anything can trigger a rash. Interestingly, even an oily skin, infrequent shampooing, and alcohol-based lotions can lead to skin rashes.Age, stress, fatigue and weather extremes can often compound this irksome skin condition.Among the other common causes of rashes are a reaction to vaccination, food allergy, friction due to brushing of skin, menstruation, secondary syphilis, skin conditions such as acne and fungal infection in the form of ringworm.

Homeopathic Medicines for skin rashes

Sulphur, I find, is ideal for redness and rashes that aggravate at night.Homeopathic medicine  Medoohinum is suited for treating the fiery red rash around the anus in babies. Lithium Carb works best in case of a rough rash all over the body and tough, dry, itchy skin.  Caladium is to be given to patients of an itching rash that alternates with asthma. I feel Belladona is very helpful in case of eruptions like scarlatina which spread suddenly. Astacus Fluv is great homeopathic remedy for a rash and itching all over the body. Sarsaprilla works well for a rash that results from exposure to open air and causes dry itching.

             

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Carbuncle -Homeopathic Treatment , Medicines and Remedies – Drhomeo

Homeopathic Treatment for Carbuncles

Carbuncle is much more than just a simple abscess, boil or furuncle. It occurs when multiple hair follicles gets infected. It is usually deep and forms a lump. Homeopathy has an excellent treatment for it.  Homeopathic treatment for carbuncle is very safe and side effects are unheard off. Homeopathy uses body’s own defenses to fight infection, thus homeopathic treatment is fast and safe. Homeopathic medicines are made from naturally occurring substances and are free from any toxicity. Once resolved with homeopathic medicines, Carbuncles usually will not recur.

What is Carbuncle?

A carbuncle is an infection that occurs in the deep layers of skin and has an involvement of multiple hair follicles, which are infected. The most common bacterial agent that leads to this infection is Staphylococcus Aureus. It may form a lump with collection of pus, fluid and dead tissue in it. It may occur anywhere but is common on nape of the neck and back.

 

What causes carbuncle?

Exact cause of carbuncle is not known but poor hygiene, friction of clothing and injury while shaving and overall poor health are the contributing factors.

 

What are the symptoms of Carbuncle?

Carbuncle appears a raised lump initially.  There may be redness around it with pain on touching. Gradually it may grow in size( it can range from the size of pea to a golf ball ) and cause significant pain . it may develop a pus point and may start oozing pus and blood . It may even spread to different areas. Fever and fatigue may be present.

Complications of Carbuncle

Sepsis is one of the major complications that can occur due to carbunculosis .In sepsis the infection from the carbuncle enters the blood stream. Immune reaction to the bacteria may lead to endocarditis.

 

Homeopathic treatment for carbuncles

Homeopathic medicines that I have found work the best for the treatment of carbuncles are Anthracinum  , Apis mel ,  Crotalus Horridus , Echinacea , Euphorbinum , lachesis and Tarentula Cub .

Out of all Homeopathic medicine Anthracinum is one medicine that has given me the best results . It is indicated for carbuncles and malignant ulcers. It is very effective when there is succession of boils one after the other. I have found Apis Mel very useful in cases where there is stinging pain in carbuncles. Crotalus Horridus is very useful in cases where the carbuncle is surrounded by purplish mottled skin and edema (swelling). Another great homeopathic medicine for  carbuncle treatment is Echinacea . I t works well in treating recurrent carbuncles .  Euphorbinum is indicated in old indolent ulcers with biting and lancinating pains . Lachesis is best suited for carbuncles that are bluish and purplish in surroundings.

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Skin allergy & homeopathy

It is now an accepted fact that homeopathy works miraculously for skin disorders, and skin allergies are very effectively treatable with homeopathic medicines. Even if the skin disorder is chronic and has been in the body for many years, the biggest advantage that homeopathic treatment has is that it can completely eliminate the allergy from the body, so that the symptoms do not keep coming back again.

The big question, however, is: “Why it is so that homeopathy is successful in treating skin allergies?” The answer lies in the medical fact that in skin allergies the problem does not lie in the skin but in the body’s immune system which becomes overactive.

The efficacy of homeopathy is due to the fact that it takes a holistic view of our body and does not treat the skin as a single organ. It believes that such skin allergies are a part of our disturbed internal state and allergies on the skin are a representation of the disturbed state. The medication is aimed at removing the internal cause or the internal pollution which has resulted in the skin becoming hypersensitive.

Homeopathic philosophy strongly believes that the treatment of skin disorders by applying ointments, creams, etc, is suppressive in nature and that the disease needs to be treated from within the body, or else it will reoccur or change its shape and appear in some other form.

Skin allergies can vary greatly in the type and intensity of symptoms. They can range from a simple rash to a condition where the skin all over the body is intensely inflamed, with severe itching all over and the oozing of watery fluid. Skin allergies broadly incorporate two types of problems: atopic dermatitis. and contact dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disorder categorised by rashes that itch and are of a scaly nature. People with this kind of skin allergy often have a family history of allergic conditions like asthma, nasal allergy, or eczema. It is more common in infants, and 50 per cent of all cases are all-right okay by the age of three years. In adults it is a chronic problem that keeps coming back. The symptoms include intense itching, blisters, rashes more on face, behind the knees, folds of the skin, etc. The most common allergens are eggs, peanuts, milk, fish, soy products, and wheat, dust mites, mold and pollen.

Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin allergy where the reaction develops when the skin comes in contact with the allergens (allergy causing substances) or the irritants.

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Skin allergy & homeopathy

It is now an accepted fact that homeopathy works miraculously for skin disorders, and skin allergies are very effectively treatable with homeopathic medicines. Even if the skin disorder is chronic and has been in the body for many years, the biggest advantage that homeopathic treatment has is that it can completely eliminate the allergy from the body, so that the symptoms do not keep coming back again.

The big question, however, is: “Why it is so that homeopathy is successful in treating skin allergies?” The answer lies in the medical fact that in skin allergies the problem does not lie in the skin but in the body’s immune system which becomes overactive.

The efficacy of homeopathy is due to the fact that it takes a holistic view of our body and does not treat the skin as a single organ. It believes that such skin allergies are a part of our disturbed internal state and allergies on the skin are a representation of the disturbed state. The medication is aimed at removing the internal cause or the internal pollution which has resulted in the skin becoming hypersensitive.

Homeopathic philosophy strongly believes that the treatment of skin disorders by applying ointments, creams, etc, is suppressive in nature and that the disease needs to be treated from within the body, or else it will reoccur or change its shape and appear in some other form.

Skin allergies can vary greatly in the type and intensity of symptoms. They can range from a simple rash to a condition where the skin all over the body is intensely inflamed, with severe itching all over and the oozing of watery fluid. Skin allergies broadly incorporate two types of problems: atopic dermatitis. and contact dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disorder categorised by rashes that itch and are of a scaly nature. People with this kind of skin allergy often have a family history of allergic conditions like asthma, nasal allergy, or eczema. It is more common in infants, and 50 per cent of all cases are all-right okay by the age of three years. In adults it is a chronic problem that keeps coming back. The symptoms include intense itching, blisters, rashes more on face, behind the knees, folds of the skin, etc. The most common allergens are eggs, peanuts, milk, fish, soy products, and wheat, dust mites, mold and pollen.

Contact dermatitis is a kind of skin allergy where the reaction develops when the skin comes in contact with the allergens (allergy causing substances) or the irritants.

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