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Homeopathic medicines for getting rid of pus

Pus refers to fluid produced at the site of infection when the body is fighting an infection. It is a protein-rich fluid consisting of dead white blood cells, dead skin cells/tissue and bacteria. The color of pus varies from white, yellow, green to brown from case to case. Pus may or may not emit a foul odor. Pus is generally formed in cases of bacterial infection but may also get formed in case of fungal, viral or parasitic infection. Though various types of bacteria may be involved in pus formation, the common ones are Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli, Streptococcus pneumoniae and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The bacteria involved in pus formation are called pyogenic bacteria.  Pus may be formed on the surface of the skin due to skin infections or produced from an internal infection in some internal organ.

Pus can form in different body parts like:

1. Skin. In case of pus formation on the skin, redness, warmth, swelling and pain around the infection site may be present. Some examples of pus formation on skin are as follows:

a). Pustule: A bump/pimple on skin containing pus

b). Folliculitis: Inflammation/infection of a hair follicle

c). Abscess: Painful collection of pus deep inside the skin or tissue. It may also form internally in some organ or in spaces between the organs

d). Boils: Pus-filled bump under the skin but it is small and shallow as compared to an abscess



e). Carbuncle: Multiple boils connected to each other

f). At site of surgical incision

2. Mouth and throat: dental abscess (pus collection in teeth or gums), quinsy (pus collection behind tonsils), pus points in tonsils

3. Anal fistula: A tunnel with an opening in anal canal internally and another opening in skin around the anus that discharges pus

4. Eyes: Pus discharge may occur in case of an eye infection like bacterial conjunctivitis

5. Ears: In case of ear infection – suppurative otitis media

6. Lungs: For example empyema – pus collection in spaces between the lungs and inner surface of the chest wall

7. Brain: Brain abscess

8. Urinary tract: Pus cells in urine from infection called pyuria

9. Joints: Pus in joints termed as septic arthritis

Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathic medicines prove highly effective in treating cases of pus. These medicines are of natural origin that help fight off infection in a very natural way. These medicines either absorb pus or hasten the discharge of pus depending on the condition as per every individual case. In most of the cases with timely use of homeopathic medicines, the need of surgical intervention can be prevented in case of pus-filled lumps. Homeopathic medicines are helpful in both acute cases of pus discharge as well as the chronic cases. These also work wonderfully in cases where a person has tendency of pus formation quite easily and frequently.

Homeopathic Medicines For Relieving Pus

Though there are numerous homeopathic medicines for managing pus discharges, among these the top three recommended medicines are Silicea, Hepar Sulph and Myristica.

1. Silicea – Top Most Medicine

Silicea leads the chart of homeopathic medicines to deal with conditions with pus formation. It is the most frequently recommended and used remedy for conditions with pus formation. It can effectively treat several conditions like pustules, folliculitis, boils, abscess, carbuncles and fistula. It either aids absorption of pus or helps in expulsion of pus from the infection site quickly varying from case to case. In cases needing it, the pus is thin and watery. It may either be scanty or excessive. It has a very foul smell. In some cases of pus-filled lumps, hard nodes remain behind after pus discharges are clear at the infection site. In that case as well, silicea acts wonderfully to dissolve the hard nodes.

2. Hepar Sulph – With Throbbing Type Of Pain

Hepar Sulph is an excellent medicine when there is throbbing type of pain at the pus-filled area. The pain tends to get worse at night and also from exposure to cold air. It is very effective in case of boils and abscess. In such cases, the area over the infected lump is warm, hard and swollen. Pus discharge may be blood stained. It has a very fetid smell. This medicine helps to clear off pus discharge magnificently. This medicine is also beneficial for treating pustules (pus-filled eruptions). Next it is helpful for quinsy (pus accumulation behind the tonsil), dental abscess (pus build-up in the teeth or gums) and ear infection with white cheesy offensive, blood-stained pus discharge from the ear. Hepar Sulph is also indicated when every injury however little tends to have pus formation in it eventually.

3. Myristica – To Hasten Pus Discharge

It is a very powerful medicine when it comes to hastening the process of pus discharge. This medicine speeds up expulsion of pus discharge from the site of infection or lump and shortens the time of healing process. This medicine is known to prevent surgical intervention in case of pus-related conditions when given at the right time without any delay. Some examples of such conditions include boils, abscess, carbuncles, pus in the joints, ear infections with pus discharge and anal fistula.

4. Calcarea Sulph – For Yellow Pus Discharges

It is the most important medicine when it comes to treat cases of yellow pus discharges. It is of great help in treating boils, abscesses and pustular acne. It is also a very useful medicine for treating cuts and wounds where pus is discharged. Another indication for its use is painful abscess around the anus and also anal fistula. This medicine is also considered when pus discharges occur in case of burns or scalds. Lastly, it can be used in case of tonsillitis with pus formation and chilblains (swelling, itching of skin from exposure to cold temperature) when attended with pus formation.

5. Merc Sol – For Greenish Pus Discharge

Merc Sol is very suitable to manage cases where green-colored pus discharges occur. The discharge is thin. It is often blood streaked. It has a putrid smell. There is burning and stinging in the area of pus collection. Its use is considered in case of abscess and pustules (pus-filled eruptions). Next, it is a valuable medicine for quinsy (pus collection behind tonsils). Lastly, it is of help in cases of Herpes Zoster (a skin rash with painful blisters caused by varicella zoster virus) when the eruptions tend to have pus in them.

6. Calendula – To Prevent Pus Formation In Wounds And Surgical Cuts

Calendula is the best medicine to prevent pus formation in wounds (injuries that cause break in skin) and at the site of surgical cuts. Besides this, it is also indicated for ulcers that secrete pus. The surrounding area of ulcers is red. There is marked pain in ulcers.

7. Lachesis – For Boils, Carbuncles With Bluish Purple Surrounding

Lachesis is the best choice of medicine for boils, carbuncles with bluish purple surrounding. It is attended with excessive burning sensation. Besides, Lachesis is indicated to manage pus formation along with inflammation in internal organs. Its use is also considered in case of ulcers in throat with fetid pus formation and pain when swallowing food.

8. Arsenic Album – When Ulcers Discharge Pus

This medicine is effective when ulcers discharge pus. The pus is blood stained. The base of the ulcer looks blue or black. There is marked pain and burning with relief from heat application.

9. Pulsatilla – For Yellowish Green Pus

This medicine is useful when there is yellowish green pus discharge. It may be blood stained as well. Pus is profuse and thick. Stinging or cutting pains attend pus discharge. It is indicated for cases of abscess formation with bluish red swelling, burning and itching in the surrounding area. It also works well in case of pus discharge from ear along with marked pain.



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  1. Jodina Shatila says:

    My daughter is 15 and she has acne with pus formation in her cheeks al way to jaw .
    I don’t want her to use chemicals … what can I give her ? Then

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