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13 Effective Homeopathic Remedies for Mold Allergy

Mold is a type of fungus that resides in damp environments and can be found both outdoors (like on leaves, grass, rotting wood) and indoors (like in dark, damp basements, bathroom tiles or around windows). Mold allergy refers to an allergic reaction in some people (who are over-sensitive to these allergens) from inhaling its spores. It results in symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes. Homeopathic remedies for mold allergy work by moderating the overactive immune system that causes a hyperactive response towards allergen mold. Homeopathic remedies for mold allergy

From a wide variety of molds, only a few tend to cause allergic reactions. The most common molds that can cause allergies include alternaria, cladosporium, aspergillus,   penicillium, helminthosporium, epicoccum, fusarium, smuts. 

The immune system of the sufferer overreacts on breathing  mold spores. Just like any other nasal allergy, mold allergy occurs from overactive immune response to inhaled airborne allergen (in this case mold spores are the allergens). When these spores enter the body of the sufferer then  his / her body recognizes them as something foreign and harmful so produces an overreaction to get rid of them. The body releases chemicals like histamine in response to inhaled mold spores that lead to symptoms of mold allergy symptoms. 

There are some people who are at high risk of mold allergy. Firstly, persons having a family history of allergies are at risk. Secondly, residing in a house that has high humidity levels or working in some occupations ( like dairy work, farming, carpentry) puts a person at risk of it. Lastly people who live in poorly ventilated houses are also prone to develop mold allergies.

Symptoms 

The signs and symptoms of this allergy are similar to other respiratory allergies. It includes sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, itching in the nose or throat, post nasal drip and cough. It may also lead to dry, scaly skin.  Mold exposure may also trigger asthma in some cases. The symptoms of asthma are cough, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. 

The symptoms of mold allergy vary from person to person. The intensity of the symptoms also vary from mild to intense from case to case. 

The symptoms may appear in damp weather. Being in an environment having high concentration of mold tends to trigger the symptoms. In some cases the symptoms are present throughout the year while in others these occur during some time period of a year.

Complications 

In most cases only hay fever type symptoms occur in case of mold allergies.

But sometimes it can cause severe allergic reactions. The resulting conditions include asthma, fungal sinusitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis (inflammation of lungs from airborne particles like mold spores). Other than these it can lead to skin infection or infections of the mucous membranes. Lastly, it can cause systemic infections in people having impaired immune systems.

Homeopathic Remedies for Mold Allergy

Homeopathy carries a very good scope to treat cases of mold allergy. Homeopathic medicines are very effective to manage its symptoms. The symptoms including sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, nasal itching, post nasal drip, throat itching and cough can be well managed with them. With use of these medicines the intensity and frequency of complaint gradually decreases. Homeopathic medicines for mold allergy are selected based on the symptoms in every individual case. So one should opt to use any such medicine under guidance of a homeopathic doctor who can prescribe best suitable medicine after detailed case study.

  1. Natrum Mur – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine for managing mold allergy. Persons needing it have violent sneezing and watery discharge from the nose. They may also have an alternate runny nose and dry nose. Nasal stoppage with difficulty in breathing may occur. Sometimes watering from eyes is there. They can also have redness, itching, burning sensation in the eyes. It is also one of the best medicines for managing sinusitis. 

  1. Arsenic Album – To Manage Runny Nose, Sneezing 

It is a well-indicated medicine for managing these cases. It is helpful when a person experience runny nose and sneezing. In spite of a runny nose, a blocked sensation is felt in the nose. Along with these burning sensation in nostrils is felt.  Itching in nostrils is also there. The symptoms for using this medicine  are worse in open air and are better indoors. It is also a prominent medicine for managing asthma symptoms. Other than these it is also indicated to manage dry, scaly skin.

  1. Allium Cepa – For Sneezing and Excoriating Nasal Discharge

This medicine is prepared from red onions that belong to family liliaceae. It is effective to manage cases in which there is sneezing and excoriating nasal discharges. These discharges lead to burning and smarting in the nose and on the upper lip. In cases where it is required the sneezing mostly gets worse in a warm room. Along with nasal discharge headache and cough are present. Other than above a lump sensation at the root of the nose is felt. Lastly, watering from eyes is there which doesn’t cause any burning. 

  1. Sabadilla – For Sneezing, Coryza and Red Watery Eyes

It is a natural medicine prepared from seeds of plant Sabadilla Officinalis having the common name Cebadilla. It belongs to the family melanthiaceae. It is suitable for cases in which sneezing, coryza are accompanied with red, watery eyes. When it is needed the discharge from the nose is copious and watery. There is an itching and tickling sensation in the nose along with this that causes the person to rub the nose. Other than this stuffed sensation in one or the other nostril is felt. Pain in the forehead can attend to the above symptoms. An over sensitivity to odours is also present in addition to these. 

  1. Arundo – For Marked Itching in the Nostrils

This medicine is prepared from root sprouts of plant Arundo Mauritanica commonly known as Italian grass. It belongs to the family gramineae.  It offers best help in casing having marked itching in the nostrils. Sneezing and nasal discharges are present with this. Itching can also be felt in the eyes and roof of the mouth. Burning sensation may also be there in the eyes and roof of the mouth. 

  1. Ambrosia – For Sneezing, Itchy, Watery Eyes

It is prepared from fresh flower heads and young shoots of plant Ambrosia Artemisiefolia. It belongs to the family composite. It works well in cases presenting with sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. Sneezing is so intense  that it can even lead to bleeding  from the nose. Other symptoms that are present are watery nose, redness, smarting and burning in the eyes. Lastly, stuffed feeling in the nose, head and sinus congestion can accompany above symptoms. 

  1. Wyethia – For Itchy Palate

This medicine is prepared from the root of plant Wyethia Helenoides that belongs to family compositae. This medicine is helpful when there is itching on the palate. Along with this dry, hacking cough is present. Throat feels dry. A sensation of something stuck in my nose is also felt. 

  1. Euphrasia – For Watery Eyes , Red, Itchy Eyes

This natural medicine is prepared from plant Euphrasia Officinalis commonly known as eyebright. It belongs to the family scrofulariaceae. Use of this medicine is highly recommended when eye symptoms are marked like red, itchy, watery eyes. Along with watering from eyes  burning, biting, smarting sensation is felt in the eyes. Sensation of sand in eyes may accompany these symptoms. There is profuse discharge from the nose which is bland and does not cause any burning. Runny nose is present in the daytime while at night the nose feels blocked. 

  1. Kali Bichrome – For Managing Post Nasal Discharge

It is an important medicine for managing post nasal discharge. For using it the discharge from posterior nares is of thick, stringy mucus. Sneezing and pressure at the root of the nose can be there with this. Violent sneezing, especially in the morning can be present. It is also a leading homeopathic medicine for cases of sinusitis.

  1. Arsenic Iodatum – For Watery Nasal Discharge with Burning

This medicine is useful when there is watery discharge from the nose accompanied with intense burning sensation. The nasal discharge is so acrid that reddens the upper lip. Along with this there is irritation and tingling sensation in the nose.  This is attended with a constant desire to sneeze. In some cases discharge from posterior nares is there. 

  1. Gelsemium – For Sneezing, Runny Nose and Fullness at Root of Nose

It is prepared from bark of the root of plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to the family loganiaceae. It is a beneficial medicine for cases in which sneezing, runny nose and fullness at the root of nose. The sneezing is worse in the early morning in cases needing it. The nasal discharge feels hot. Itching and ticking in the soft palate attend above symptoms. Sometimes the nose feels stuffed up. 

  1. Dulcamara – For Nasal Blockage 

It is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of plants commonly known as woody nightshade and bittersweet. It belongs to the family solanaceae. It works well when there is nasal blockage. It is attended with problems in breathing through the nose. Other symptoms that attend are  constant sneezing and watery discharge  from nose and eyes.

  1. Justicia Adhatoda – For Fluent Coryza  with Constant Sneezing

Justicia Adhatoda is a significant medicine prepared from fresh leaves of plant malabar nuts. It belongs to the family acanthaceae. It is indicated for managing cases in which there is fluent coryza with constant sneezing. It is accompanied with watering from the eyes. Cough may also be present.

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Supportive Homeopathic Treatment for Pulmonary Tuberculosis 

Pulmonary tuberculosis refers to an infection of the lungs caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is a contagious infection that spreads easily from an infected person to a healthy person. A person can get infected by breathing in air droplets exhaled from an infected person during coughing, sneezing or laughing. Homeopathic treatment for pulmonary tuberculosis offers supportive treatment and is recommended along with conventional treatment. 
Pulmonary tuberculosis

The chances of catching this infection is high in people who are exposed to persons having TB,  who live in crowded places and where hygiene is not properly maintained.

Not everyone who is exposed to this infection gets sick. In most persons, after entry of the germs in the body, the infection is kept under control and prevented from spreading by the immune system. Such people are said to have latent TB (means they don’t get any symptoms and are not contagious). But a person carrying this bacteria who does not develop symptoms still has latent TB (means the infection stays inactive for years). It may reactivate and develop into active TB in which the bacteria multiplies and leads to signs and symptoms of the infection. In the stage of active TB, a person is contagious. Risk of reactivation is high in persons having weak immune systems (as from diabetes, chronic steroid use, chemotherapy),  elderly people, infants, in those who smoke, people having some autoimmune disorder and persons with kidney disease.

Symptoms 

Symptoms develop gradually. The main symptoms are cough lasting for a minimum three weeks duration, coughing up phlegm, coughing up blood,  chest pain and breathing difficulty. The general symptoms that are present with these includes fever, chills, night sweats, an unexplained weight loss, appetite loss, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. The symptoms are present in the active TB stage. There are s=no symptoms in the latent stage.  

If it is not treated correctly in time then it can cause permanent damage to lungs. It can also spread to other organs  (spine, brain, heart or liver) and cause its damage and even life threatening problems. 

Supportive Homeopathic Treatment for Pulmonary Tuberculosis 

Homeopathy plays a supportive role in case of tuberculosis along with conventional mode for managing its symptoms. Homeopathic medicines help to manage its signs and symptoms including cough, chest pain, mild breathing difficulty, fever, chills, night sweats, weight loss, appetite loss, fatigue and vomiting. These medicines work by boosting the body’s immune system to fight with the infection. These medicines are recommended only when the symptoms are of mild to moderate intensity and not in severe cases. The homeopathic medicine for symptom management of TB needs to be carefully selected depending on the symptoms of an individual. Tuberculosis is a serious disease and it can have life threatening complications. So it is strictly advised to use any homeopathic medicines under the supervision of a homeopathic doctor who can after detailed case study prescribe the best suitable medicine for a case. In no case self prescription should be done. It is also strictly noted that homeopathic medicines should be taken along with conventional treatment and in no case considered a substitute for conventional treatment given in Tuberculosis. 

  1. Tuberculinum – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine in homeopathy for these cases. In cases needing it there is dry, hard, hacking cough. It is present throughout the day but gets worse during sleep. Profuse sweating is present with this. Next there is weight loss. Excessive exhaustion attends it. Tiredness is present all the time. 

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Initial Stage

This medicine is mostly helpful in the initial stage of tuberculosis. The symptoms indicating its use are cough, stitching pain in the chest and oppression of breathing. Cough is hoarse, loose and rattling. It is attended with thick yellow expectoration. It can be bloody also. Along with cough suffocative attacks can be present.

  1. Stannum Met – For Cough, Weakness, Weight Loss

This is a well indicated medicine for cases in which there is cough, weakness and weight loss. In cases needing it the cough is attended with copious, greenish, or yellowish coloured expectoration. It has an offensive taste.  Sometimes there is tough glairy mucus mixed with pus. In the morning the expectoration is easy but it is difficult in the evening and at night. Cough is very exhausting and continues day and night. Along with this fever is present. Shivering during the day occurs. Night sweats are also there. Difficulty in breathing may also be present. This is worse from motion. Marked prostration, tiredness are there that compels the person to stay in bed.  Weakness of limbs, pain in all limbs, weakness in chest, paleness, weight loss are there with above symptoms.

  1. Spongia – For Cough, Weakness and Breathing Difficulty

It is a suitable medicine when there is cough, weakness and breathing difficulty. Cough is dry, hacking type where it is required. It worsens from evening to midnight. It is also worse from cold air exposure and from talking. Eating or drinking relieves the cough. The breathing difficulty is worse  when lying down. Exhaustion attends it. It is felt after every exertion.

  1. Phosphorus – For Blood Stained Spit 

This medicine is prominently indicated for cases in which there is blood stained expectoration.  Along with this cough and soreness in the chest is present. Easy fatigue, weight loss is also there. Fever and night sweats attend above symptoms. Other than this it is also indicated for expectoration of pus which is salty to taste or copious yellow phlegm.

  1. Iodum – For Excessive Weight Loss 

This medicine is important for cases in which weight loss is excessive. With this there is almost continuous fever and profuse night sweats. Cough is present which is a short, irritating type. It is worse at night time. Cough is accompanied with tough, stringy and blood streaked expectoration. Pressure and heaviness on the chest occurs with above symptoms. Difficulty breathing from least exertion or talking may also be present. Debility and weakness are there in addition to above symptoms.

  1. Calcarea Carb – For Cough and Chest Constriction

It is valuable medicine for cases in which cough and chest constriction are present. For using it the cough is loose with rattling in the chest. Profuse sputum is expectorated with cough. It is  whitish – yellow coloured. It is pus-like and mostly occurs in the morning. The cough produces a headache in the frontal part of the head. With this there is oppression or constriction of the chest. It is relieved by drawing shoulders backward. Lastly there may be chest pain on inspiration. Along with above symptoms the chest may be painfully sensitive to touch.

  1. Drosera – For Cough and Chest Pain

This medicine is prepared from a plant named Drosera Rotundifolia commonly known as round – leaved sundew. This plant belongs to the family droseraceae. Use of this medicine is indicated when there is cough with chest pain. Cough is violent in cases that require this medicine. With cough there is spitting of blood and pus. Additionally, a foul pus-like taste is present in the mouth.

  1. Kali Carb – When there is Cough and Stitching Pain in Chest

It is an important medicine when there is a cough and stitching pain in the chest. Cough is exhausting where this medicine is required.  With cough there is profuse expectoration of whitish yellow pus or of green coloured scabs. Whistling and wheezing in the chest may also occur. Cough worsens from any exertion. Loss of appetite and weight loss attends these symptoms. In addition to this fever, sweating in the morning and night is present. Chills may be felt in the afternoon 

  1. Ferrum Met – With Cough, Weight Loss and Vomiting

This medicine is used when there is cough, weight loss and vomiting. Persons who need it also have pus like, greenish or blood streaked expectoration. The expectoration has a foul taste. They have  vomiting of ingesta. They have weight loss, excessive sweating, loss of appetite and great weakness. Next they feel constriction in the chest and have difficult respiration. Lastly they feel stitching pain in the chest that extends  into the shoulder blades.

  1. Sanguinaria Can – For Cough, Fever, Burning Sensation in Chest

It is prepared from a plant Sanguinaria canadensis commonly known as Blood root. It belongs to the papaveraceae family. Persons requiring it have a cough with fever. They usually have a fever around 2 pm or 4 pm. Their cheeks have a bright circumscribed flush during fever. The sputum is expectorated and breath has a bad smell. Burning sensation in the chest is also present. There may occur sharp chest pain and soreness of chest muscles. Breathing difficulty can also be present. 

  1. Silicea – When there is Cough, Vomiting and Night Sweat

This medicine is indicated when there is cough, vomiting and night sweat. Vomiting is usually of tenacious mucus, especially in the morning. There is difficulty breathing, chilliness, pus expectoration and sometimes blood spitting. With this pressing pain in the chest attends. Weakness in the chest also accompanies this.

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11 Homeopathic Remedies for Abdominal Migraine 

An abdominal migraine is a type of migraine that affects the stomach and mostly occurs in children. In this type of migraine, the pain is felt in the stomach and not in the head like migraine headaches. This condition is fairly uncommon. Homeopathic remedies for abdominal migraine help manage symptoms including pain around the belly button, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and weakness.Homeopathic Remedies for Abdominal Migraine 

Causes

The exact cause behind abdominal migraine is not known yet. But it is thought to be linked with slow movement of  the digested food through the intestine. As per a theory, changes in the body’s two compounds (histamine and serotonin) can be the reason for it. 
Other than this genetic predisposition to develop abdominal migraine may be present. It has been found in a study that about 90% of the children having it have a family history of abdominal migraine. There are also few trigger factors behind it. Among them some of the factors that can trigger this  migraine includes dietary factors (for example – eating processed meat, food with MSG – monosodium glutamate, chocolates), stress, excitement, swallowing a lot of air, exposure to bright light, lack of sleep, skipping meals, motion sickness and exhaustion. Children are mostly affected by those who are between the age group 7 to 10 years. But in some of the cases it can also affect adults.  Girls are more affected with this type of migraine as compared to boys.

Symptoms 

Its main symptom is abdomen pain that is located around the navel. The pain can be aching, dull or cramping in nature varying from case to case. The intensity varies from person to person. The symptoms that attend the pain includes nausea, vomiting, pale skin and loss of appetite. Other symptoms that can also be present along with above symptoms include diarrhoea (loose motion) and weakness. 

This sort of migraine attack can last anytime between one hour to three days duration. In between the migraine episode no symptoms are present at all. Children having abdominal migraines are also prone to get migraine headaches when they get older.

There is no lab test to diagnose abdominal migraines. These migraines are diagnosed when a complaint has following criteria:

  1. History of minimum 5 episodes of abdominal pain and the duration of each episode should be between one hour to 3 days.
  2. Pain around the navel that is of moderate to severe intensity
  3. Among symptoms including loss of appetite nausea, vomiting and pale skin at least two of these should be there
  4. No other Gastrointestinal condition or kidney disease should be present along with above symptoms

Homeopathic Remedies for Abdominal Migraine 

There is a very good scope in homeopathy to manage this condition. The homeopathic medicines help to provide symptom relief in these cases. Homeopathic medicines help to gradually reduce the intensity and frequency of its symptoms. These are very safe and gentle medicines prepared from naturally occurring substances and are free from any sort of side effects. There is no specific medicine in homeopathy for managing this condition and the best suitable medicine needs to be selected as per the symptoms in each of these cases.  So it is advised to take any medicine after consulting a homeopathic doctor.

  1. Colocynth – To Manage Pain around the Navel

This medicine is prepared from the pulp of fruit of a plant Citrullus Colocynthis commonly named as Cucumis colocynthis and Bitter Apple. It  belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is one of the best medicines in homeopathy for  cases of pain around the navel. For using it the pain can be colicky, cutting, or  cramping in nature. Most of the time the pain may get worse after eating. It is relieved from bending double or from passing gas also. Along with above symptoms there may be diarrhoea with frequent watery stool. It occurs from eating even a little. 

  1. Cina – When Pain around Umbilicus is better from Pressure

It is a natural medicine prepared from the plant Artemisia maritima. This plant belongs to the family compositae. This medicine is very effective to manage cases in which pain around the belly button is better by pressure. The nature of pain is mostly twisting in nature where it is needed. In some cases watery stool white mucus may be present.

  1. Aloe – To Manage Diarrhea

It is prepared from the gum of the leaves of a plant Aloe Socotrina. This plant belongs to family liliaceae. It is a very beneficial medicine to manage  diarrhea. In cases needing it the character of stool is watery, lumpy. Mucus may also pass in the stool. Along with this there is sudden urgency to pass stool. sometimes involuntary passage of stool while passing gas occurs. Other symptoms that can be there includes a constant bearing down,  rumbling and gurgling  in the rectum. 

  1. Podophyllum – For Profuse, Gushing Diarrhea

This medicine is prepared from the root of a plant Podophyllum peltatum commonly known by the name of may apple. It belongs to the family berberidaceae. It is  a well-indicated medicine for managing diarrhoea with profuse and gushing stool. The stool is watery, yellowish or greenish coloured. It has a very offensive smell.  The urge to pass stool is also sudden. Along with stool gas is also passed. Gurgling in the abdomen may be felt before stool. 

  1. Arsenic Album – To Manage Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness

It is best suitable for cases in which diarrhea, nausea, vomiting are present. Cases needing it have thin, watery or slimy stool which has an offensive smell. A burning type of pain around the navel is also there. This is mostly felt before and during passing stool. Excessive weakness accompanies the above symptoms. Along with this vomiting is there. Vomiting most times arises soon after eating or drinking. Vomiting of ingested food or gastric fluid may arise. Lastly nausea and loss of appetite is there. 

  1. Nux Vomica – For Navel Pain occurring after Eating

Use of this medicine is considered when the navel pain is felt  after eating. The pain can also occur before passing stool. For using it the pain can be pinching or cutting type. Rumbling and gurgling in the abdomen usually in the morning may be present too. Next there is a constant ineffectual urge to pass stool. There is passage of stool many times a day but still an unsatisfactory feeling as if complete stool is not passed persist.  Along with above symptoms, nausea after eating may also occur. Vomiting sometimes arises which may be of sour mucus or undigested food. 

  1. China – For Diarrhea and Weakness

It is prepared from dried bark of a plant Cinchona Officinalis, having the common name Peruvian bark. It belongs to the family rubiaceae. It is a very prominent medicine for managing cases in which diarrhea is accompanied with excessive weakness. In cases requiring it the stool is frequent,  pale, loose and copious. It has a very bad smell. Fetid gas may pass along with the stool. Stool may sometimes be frothy  and can have undigested food in it. 

  1. Croton Tig  – For Sudden Stool soon after Eating or Drinking

This medicine is recommended for cases having  sudden gushing stool which is passed immediately after eating or drinking anything. The stool is shot out of rectum in a gush and excessive gas passes with it. The stool is offensive, green or yellow and may have whitish flakes in it. Nausea and abdominal pain may also be felt during passing stool.  

  1. Ipecac – For Nausea and Vomiting

This medicine is prepared from the dried root of a plant Cephaelis Ipecacuanha. It belongs to the family rubiaceae. This medicine is highly valuable to manage nausea and vomiting in these cases. Nausea is constant when it is required. Vomiting may be of watery fluids, food eaten, of sour fluid or of jelly like mucus when it is needed. Along with this diarrhea, abdominal colic and distension may be present. Tongue is usually clean along with above symptoms.

  1. Gambogia – For Diarrhea with Colic

This medicine is prepared from resinous gum obtained from a tree Gambogia Morella also known as Gamboge and Gummi Gutti. It belongs to the family guttiferae. It is well-indicated for persons having diarrhea along with abdominal colic. They experience a colicky type of pain around the belly button. The pain is felt during passing stool. Stool is loose,  yellow or green mixed with mucus. It passes with a sudden gush.  

  1. Veratrum Album – For Diarrhoea and Nausea, Vomiting

This medicine is prepared from root stocks of a plant commonly known as White Hellebore. This plant belongs to the family melanthaceae. It is very beneficial when there is loose stool along with  nausea and vomiting. The stool is watery greenish or brownish with flakes. It is copious, gushing and frequent. Pinching colic before stool may attend it.   Nausea, vomiting are also there. Vomiting is profuse, forcible with continuous nausea. Excessive weakness accompanies these symptoms.

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Effective Homeopathic Remedies for Shoulder Bursitis

An inflammation of the bursa in the shoulder is referred as shoulder bursitis. This bursitis is also known as subacromial bursitis. Homeopathic remedies for shoulder bursitis offer gradual symptomatic relief to bring about recovery. 

A bursa is a tiny sac filled with viscous lubricating fluid that is located around a joint.  It acts as a cushion and reduces friction between the joint bones while movement. Due to these bursa rubbing of muscles, bones and tendons in a joint during movement is prevented. In case a bursa is irritated then it results in its  inflammation.

In cases of shoulder bursitis the bursa that is most commonly inflamed is  the subacromial bursa at the tip of the shoulder. 

Causes

It can arise from various reasons. Firstly it can result from an injury to the joint as from a fall, trauma, or accident. Another reason is repetitive movement or overuse of the shoulder joint.
Another cause is inflammation of the joint as in case of rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation resulting in pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints) and gout (a type of joint inflammation that result in pain, swelling, redness and tenderness in the joints which is caused by  deposition of needle like crystals of uric acid in a joint).
Though shoulder bursitis can occur in anyone but the people who have excessive use of their shoulders are at risk of developing it. For example gardeners, carpenters, athletes, swimmers,  tennis players are at high risk.

Persons who are painters or who do knitting are also prone to develop it.

Signs and Symptoms 

The signs and symptoms that occur in this condition includes pain around the shoulder, redness and swelling around the shoulder. The pain can be felt on the outside or top of the shoulder. The pain may be worse on raising the arm and also from keeping the shoulder at rest. Next the affected side of the shoulder may also be tender and painful to touch. The range of shoulder joint movement may be reduced too. The pain and discomfort tend to worsen at night and on lying on the painful side. A popping sound on moving the shoulder can attend. In case of infection of the bursa (called septic bursitis)  fever arises along with above symptoms.

Homeopathic Remedies for Shoulder Bursitis 

Homeopathy offers a very effective treatment for cases of shoulder bursitis. The homeopathic medicines help to reduce the inflammation of the bursa. Along with this the medicines give gradual relief in the associated symptoms. The signs and symptoms that can be well managed with them include pain, stiffness, redness and swelling around the shoulder. These medicines manage this condition by addressing the root cause behind it. These medicines are very safe and gentle and treat this condition very effectively without any sort of side effects. The best suitable homeopathic medicine needed for treating a case of shoulder bursitis needs to be selected from a huge list of therapeutics. Seeking help from a homeopathic doctor is therefore always recommended for effective treatment. 

  1. Ruta – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine in homeopathy to manage complaints of shoulder bursitis. It is prepared from fresh plant Ruta graveolens commonly known as garden rue. This plant belongs to family rutaceae. In most cases needing it the pain in the shoulder is worse from hanging down the arm. It is also worse when resting on the affected shoulder. The pain is mostly a wrenching type. In some cases pain can be bruised also. 

  1. Apis Mellifica – Prominent Remedy 

It is the next well indicated medicine for treating cases of shoulder bursitis. It helps to reduce the inflammation of the bursa and give symptom relief. For using this medicine, tensive pain is present mostly in the left sided shoulder. It may extend to the neck. There is also pain in the shoulder that radiates to the arms. 

  1. Rhus Tox – For Shoulder Pain and Stiffness

It is a very effective medicine for managing shoulder pain and stiffness. It is one of the best medicines to manage complaints that arise from repetitive movement, injury or overuse of a joint. Persons who need it have shoulder pain that is mainly felt at rest. The pain can be tearing or burning type. They feel a pressure on the shoulders similar to that of a heavy weight. Mostly they have pain at the top of their shoulders on the left side. They sometimes feel a stitching type of pain in the shoulders. This increases when lying. Movement helps relieve it. The pain is also worse in the cold, wet weather. Lastly, they can have a drawing type of pain in the shoulder that extends down the arms.

  1. Bryonia – For Redness, Swelling and Pain over the Shoulder

This medicine is  prepared from the root of a plant named Bryonia alba or wild hops. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is a very helpful medicine for cases in which there is redness, swelling and pain over the shoulder. The pain can be tearing or stitching type. Along with this a pressure is felt on the top of the right shoulder. It worsens from touch. A tensed sensation is also felt with this pressure feeling.

  1. Sanguinaria Can – To Manage Right Shoulder Pain

It is prepared from a plant Sanguinaria canadensis commonly known as Blood root. It belongs to the family papaveraceae. It is a useful medicine for managing pain in the right shoulder joint. For using this medicine the pain is felt on the top of the right shoulder. The pain may extend to the upper part of the right arm in some cases. It is worse at night time also and on turning in the bed. Along with the above symptoms there is much difficulty in raising the arm.

  1. Ferrum Met – For Shooting, Tearing Pain

This medicine is indicated for shooting, tearing type of pain in the shoulder. The pain radiates to the upper arm in cases requiring it. With this, raising the arm is difficult. The right side shoulder feels bruised and is also sore to touch. External heat offers relief in the pain. Along with the above symptoms cracking in the shoulder joint is also there.

  1. Ledum pal – For Severe Stitching Pain in Shoulder

It is prepared from a plant Ledum Palustre commonly known as wild rosemary and marsh cistus. This plant belongs to family ericaceae. This medicine works well in cases of severe stitching pain in the shoulder. This is worse when raising the arm. Sometimes sticking is felt in the shoulder when lifting arms. Another indication for using it is a throbbing type of pain in the right shoulder. Its last indication is painful pressure in the shoulder joints that is worse from motion.

  1. Silicea – For Pain Worsening at Night

Silicea is another beneficial medicine for this condition. Its use is considered when the pain in the shoulder worsen at night time. The pain may also radiate to the arm. There is relief from wrapping the shoulder warmly. Other than this sharp pain in the right shoulder also indicates its use. 

  1. Belladonna – For Aching, Drawing Pain in Shoulder

This medicine is prepared from a plant named as deadly nightshade. It belongs to family solanaceae. It is a valuable medicine for cases with aching and drawing pain in the shoulder. The pain can go down the arm from top of the shoulder sometimes. This pain is worse at night. It is also worse from motion. Relief in the pain is noted by external pressure.

  1. Graphites – For Pain in Left Shoulder

This medicine is recommended for managing left sided shoulder pain. The pain in cases requiring it is usually tearing in nature. The pain is felt on moving the arm. Sometimes a burning type of pain is felt in the left shoulder. While in a few cases there occurs a sticking, tearing or lancinating pain in the shoulders.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Drawing, Tearing Shoulder Pain

This medicine is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly named as pasque flower or wind flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is used when there is drawing, tearing pain in the shoulder. With this there is desire to move the arm. There may occur heaviness in shoulder and arms in addition to above symptoms.

  1. Sulphur – For Lacerating Shoulder Pain

This medicine is mainly indicated for managing lacerating type of pain in the shoulder. Mostly it worsens at night in cases needing it.  Along with this a sensation of pressure like a weight is felt on the shoulders. This is especially worse when walking in open air. Next symptom indicative of using this medicine is pain in the left shoulder as if it is bruised.

  1. Phytolacca – For Right Shoulder Pain

It is prepared from a plant Phytolacca decandra commonly known as Poke root and Red Ink Plant. It belongs to family phytolaccaceae. This medicine offers the best help in cases of right shoulder pain. In cases needing it the pain is shooting type. It is accompanied with stiffness.  Additionally, there is an inability to raise the arm.

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Post Covid Syndrome – Homeopathy for Support & Symptom Management 

Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2). This virus strain was identified in December 2019. This disease has been declared as a pandemic in March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Homeopathy for post Covid syndrome can be of great help in managing the lingering symptoms of the infection. Homeopathy for Post Covid Syndrome

It spreads from person to person directly by inhaling the respiratory droplets released from an infected person via coughs, sneezes or talks.  It can also spread indirectly if a person touches any surface that has been contaminated by this virus and then touches his or her mouth, nose or eyes without first washing and disinfecting the hands properly. 

The symptoms of Covid -19 vary from mild to severe in intensity. The symptoms tend to appear between 2 – 14 days after the virus exposure. The most common symptoms of Covid – 19 includes fever, cough and fatigue (tiredness). Loss of smell and taste may be the early symptoms in many cases. Its other symptoms include difficulty in breathing, body aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or congested nose, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. The elderly people and those already having certain health conditions (like diabetes, serious heart disease, lung disease, cancer, asthma and chronic kidney disease) are at high risk of developing severe symptoms and serious complications. 

Post Covid Syndrome and Its Symptoms

There is evidence that few people who suffered from Covid -19 may experience some long-term, debilitating symptoms that occur after having recovered from the acute infection. Though recovered from the initial stage, they struggle to overcome the lingering health issues that follow it.

These include chronic fatigue (weakness), loose stool (diarrhoea), nausea, loss of appetite, abnormal heart rate, recurring shortness of breath, disturbed sleep, muscle weakness, muscle pain, joint pain, weight loss, loss taste and smell, depression, anxiety, brain fog, difficulty in concentrating, memory issues, dizziness and confusion. They may linger on for weeks to months. These symptom sets are together referred to as post covid syndrome.  Some of the symptoms that linger on are quite similar to the ones that occur in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). As per a study it is estimated that around 87 % of patients after initial recovery from COVID still have one persistent symptom. Further among the various symptoms it is seen that about 60% of people after recovering from acute infection of Covid-19 still face complaints of persistent fatigue. Though this syndrome can affect people of any age, but in elderly and those having health issues (like diabetes, hypertension and weak immune system) the effects persist for long.

Other than above symptoms it may also cause inflammation in the brain, heart damage, lung damage and stroke. 

It has been suggested that inflammatory cytokines accumulation in the CNS (central nervous system) might be the reason for symptoms occurring after recovery from viral infection.

Homeopathy for Post Covid Syndrome & Symptom Management 

  1. Arsenic Album – To Manage Fatigue, Anxiety Issues

This medicine can be used for managing fatigue, weakness. Its use is indicated where a person feels weak, tired from doing even a slight exertion. There is a desire to lie down with this. They feel exhausted that most times worsens at night time. This is also an important medicine to manage anxiety issues. With anxiety restlessness is marked. Apart from  above it is a good remedy for managing diarrhoea (loose stool) and vomiting.

  1. Gelsemium – For Managing Dizziness, Weakness, Brain Fog

This medicine is prepared from the bark of the root of a plant Gelsemium Sempervirens commonly known as yellow jasmine. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. This medicine is useful to manage complaints of dizziness and weakness. It is one of the well indicated medicines to manage fatigue after viral infections. Persons who need it have marked drowsiness and dullness along with weakness and dizziness. Muscle ache and muscle weakness are present too. It also helps to manage brain fog and concentration issues, problems with fixing attention present along with dullness of mind. 

  1. Kali Phos – For Marked Weakness on Mental and Physical Sphere

It is the next important medicine that can be considered where a person complains of marked weakness on both mental and physical spheres. Other than this it may be used in cases of sleep disturbances (sleeplessness and restlessness during sleep). Next, it is indicated for managing brain fog, depression and anxiety issues.

  1. Phosphoric Acid – For Managing Fatigue, Brain Fog 

It is also a significant medicine which is used in convalescence period when recovering from an illness. It helps to manage fatigue felt since a debilitating acute illness. This medicine also helps in cases of brain fog and concentration problems. Memory weakness and dullness of mind is present with this.

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

In homeopathy Rhus Tox is a leading medicine for managing muscle pain and joint pains. This medicine helps in relieving the pain as well as stiffness in the joints and muscles. Most persons who need it feel that their pain worsens from rest and gets better by movement. They may also have redness and swelling in the joints. 

  1. Conium – To Manage Complaint of Dizziness

It is a very effective medicine for managing complaints of dizziness. For using this medicine the dizziness may be worse by lying down, turning in bed,  or from moving the head or eyes even slightly. Other than this it is also indicated for managing weakness and concentration difficulty. In most cases needing it great weakness is felt in the morning in bed.

  1. China – For Loose Stool, Weakness

It is a natural medicine prepared from dried bark of plant Cinchona Officinalis also known as Peruvian bark. This plant belongs to family rubiaceae. In homeopathy it is a very beneficial medicine for managing complaints of diarrhoea and the attending weakness. The main indications for using it are brownish loose stool passed with excessive gas.  It is usually painless. The stool may have undigested food particles in it. It may have a foul odour. The stool is very weakening. Abdominal bloating may be present along with above symptoms.

  1. Ipecac – To Manage Complaint of Nausea

This medicine is prepared from the dried root of plant Cephaelis ipecacuanha that belongs to the family rubiaceae. It is indicated when there is distressing nausea. With this there is excessive accumulation of saliva in the mouth. The nausea may be constant. Weakness can attend the complaint of nausea. Empty burping may occur with this. Abdominal distension may also be present. Sometimes vomiting of white, glairy mucus arises.

  1. Ignatia – To Manage Depression Symptoms 

It is a top grade medicine in homeopathy when it comes to manage depression symptoms. This medicine is prepared from plant Ignatia Amara commonly known as St. Ignatius Bean. This plant belongs to family loganiaceae. People who require it remain sad, melancholic and weep frequently with this. They remain irritable and desire loneliness. They also have mental dullness. Sometimes they have mood swings from sadness to happiness and crying to laughing. They feel worse from consolation. 

  1. Aconite – To Manage Anxiety Issues

Aconite is another well indicated medicine for managing anxiety issues like medicine Arsenic Album. Aconite is prepared from plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as monkshood. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. Aconite is of great help when it comes to managing anxiety issues. Persons needing it feel restless with internal anxiety. They have a desire to move or  change their position frequently. They do everything in great haste. They may have panic attacks with anxiety, palpitations and trembling of body.

  1. Coffea Cruda – For Managing Sleeplessness 

Just like medicine Kali Phos, Coffea Cruda offers great help in cases of sleeplessness. Persons needing it remain restless in bed and tosses from side to side. They have  constant thoughts in mind and many ideas crowding the mind. It is well indicated for managing complaints of sleeplessness after acute diseases.

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Natural Homeopathic Treatment Of Navel Pain

Navel (known as umbilicus and belly button) pain can be felt behind the navel or around the navel. Depending on the reason the pain may be felt in this area or may radiate to the other body areas like chest and legs. The pain can be constant, mild or dull. It may be intermittent or severe. Navel pain can arise from various reasons. The reasons vary  from common/minor (like gas, constipation, indigestion) to rare and serious ones (like appendicitis). Homeopathic treatment of navel pain helps to treat the underlying cause behind it and bring great relief in the pain.

CausesHomeopathic treatment of navel pain

It can arise from indigestion also called Dyspepsia. Indigestion is a term to describe fullness or discomfort in the upper abdomen. In this case discomfort, pain or burning from the upper abdomen can radiate to the region of navel. Other symptoms that can attend from indigestion include gas, bloating, nausea, vomiting, fullness after eating even a small quantity of food,  heartburn, excessive belching (burp).  

Another reason behind discomfort or pain around the belly button is constipation. It is described as an infrequent bowel movement means less than three bowel movements per week or difficulty in passing stool. Person having constipation may pass hard or lumpy stool, has to strain to pass stool, may have unsatisfactory stool or feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation.

It can result from gastroenteritis also called stomach flu. It can arise from infection by virus, bacteria or parasite that causes inflammation in the digestive tract. It is caused by ingesting contaminated food or drink or via direct contact with an infected person. In this case navel pain, stomach cramps, diarrhoea, nausea,  vomiting, low-grade fever, headache, muscle aches occur.  It is usually not serious and gets better within a few days without problems. But it can have complications of dehydration (which is serious) due to loss of water in loose stool and vomiting. The cases having dehydration need urgent medical help  mainly in children, older adults and people having weak immune systems.

It can also be caused by umbilical hernia (it refers to a bulge through the abdominal wall around the belly button. The bulge may contain tissue from the abdomen, a part of intestine or fluid). It is common in infants but can also occur in adults. It can cause discomfort, pressure or pain at hernia site. The pain worsens from coughs or anything that puts strain on the abdomen. 

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can also be a reason. It is a disorder  affecting the large intestine. In this syndrome there occurs diarrhoea or constipation, or both, cramping / pain in abdomen ( including pain around belly button), gas, bloating.

Peptic ulcers can also result in navel pain. They are the painful sores that can form in the stomach or duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It can arise from various reasons but the main reasons are  infection with H.pylori (Helicobacter pylori bacteria) and prolonged use of certain medicines like Aspirin, Ibuprofen. In this case pain of burning nature is felt around the navel or between the belly button and chest. Other attending symptoms are nausea, vomiting, bloating, heartburn, belching, loss of appetite.

Acute pancreatitis is another one of the reasons that can cause pain around the umbilicus. It is the inflammation of the pancreas.  It can arise from excessive alcohol intake, gallstones, infection. The symptoms in addition to belly button pain in this case includes nausea, vomiting and fever.

Pain around the navel can also be indicative of appendicitis (inflammation of appendix). It is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical help. Because if not treated urgently appendix can rupture spreading the infection in the abdomen leading to life threatening complications. In case of appendicitis a person feels sharp pain around the umbilicus that finally moves in the right side of the lower abdomen. Other accompanying symptoms are nausea, vomiting, bloating, inability to pass gas, worsening of pain from cough, sneeze and movement, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhoea and fever.

Another cause is  crohn’s disease. It is an autoimmune disease and is one among the two types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the other being ulcerative colitis. In crohn’s disease any part of GIT (gastrointestinal tract) from mouth to anus can be affected. It can cause severe pain in and around the umbilicus. Other attending symptoms include diarrhoea that may or may not be bloody, gas, abdominal bloating, weight loss. 

Apart from above it can also occur in case of gallstones, kidney stones, bacterial stomach infection, UTI (urinary tract infections), small bowel obstruction, post surgery, during pregnancy and from belly button piercing.

Homeopathic Treatment Of Navel Pain

Homeopathic medicines are very effective for treating cases of navel pain. These medicines help to treat the underlying cause behind it and bring great relief in the pain. These medicines are of natural origin so can be taken safely without any side effects. They are recommended for cases of mild to moderate intensity of pain when no serious reason is associated. As the reasons behind the navel pain are variable ranging from mild to serious so it is advised to take any medicine under supervision of a homeopathic physician. In cases of acute, severe pain and in cases attended with blood in stool, tenderness in abdomen, jaundice, severe nausea and vomiting that doesn’t seem to go away, and fever immediate help should be taken from conventional mode of treatment as they may be occurring from serious medical conditions that can be life threatening. Homeopathy has a limitation in treating such emergency cases.

  1. Colocynth – Top Grade Medicine

It is a natural medicine prepared from pulp of fruit of a plant Citrullus Colocynthis also known as Cucumis colocynthis and Bitter Apple. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is a very effective medicine to manage pain around the navel. Persons needing it complain of cramping, colicky, twisting , cutting or griping pain around the navel. They feel relief in the pain by bending double. They also feel better by passing gas. Sometimes the pain radiates from the navel to the upper parts of the abdomen. They feel restlessness with pain. They also may have cutting pain in the navel area after passing stool or after eating. The umbilical region may be tender to touch.  

  1. Nux Vomica – For Navel Pain From Eating

It is a very suitable medicine for navel pain arising from eating anything. The pain is gripping and pinching type to use this medicine. It is also helpful for pain about the umbilicus felt before the stool. Next it is a well indicated medicine for cutting pain at navel in cases of dysentery. In these cases there is frequent, ineffectual urge to pass stool and stool is scanty, slimy, watery, bloody. Jelly like mucus also passes in the stool. 

  1. China – For Pain In Umbilical Region From Flatulence (Gas)

It is a very useful medicine for managing pain in the umbilical region arising from gas. Abdominal bloating is marked with this. The pain is worse after eating where this medicine is required. The pain gets better by bending double. In some cases the pain gets worse at night time. Its use is also considered when the pain worsens before stool.

  1. Dioscorea – When Pain From Umbilical Region Radiates To Whole Abdomen

This medicine is prepared from fresh roots of plant Dioscorea villosa commonly known as Wild yam. This plant belongs to the family  dioscoreaceae. This medicine is specifically indicated for cases in which pain arises from the umbilical region and radiates to the whole abdomen. The pain may also radiate to the limbs. The pain is cutting twisting type. The pain may be attended with vomiting. Next it is prominent medicine for griping pain in the umbilical and epigastric and region. It also works well in case of constant, dull, aching pains in the entire navel region.

  1. Cina – For Twisting Pain Around The Navel

This medicine is prepared from plant Artemisia maritima that belongs to family compositae. It is a significant medicine for managing twisting pain around the navel. The pain may feel better by pressure. Other than this it is also indicated for managing boring pain above the umbilicus. Abdominal bloating may also be there.

  1. Aloe – For Umbilical Pain Worsening From Pressure

This medicine is prepared from gum of a plant Aloe Socotrina. This plant belongs to family liliaceae. Use of this medicine is considered when navel pain is worse from pressure. The pain can be twisting, griping, shooting or a boring type. With this frequent urging to stool is present but only passage of gas occurs. Sitting in a bent up position and passing gas help to relieve the pain.

  1. Arsenic Album – For Burning Pain In Umbilical Region With Diarrhoea

It is a beneficial medicine for managing burning pain in the umbilical region with diarrhoea. For using this medicine the burning pain is worse before and during stool. Stool is loose and has mucus in it. It is attended with anxiety and excessive thirst for cold water.

  1. Plumbum Met – When Pain In Umbilical Region Is Relieved By Pressure

This medicine is valuable to treat cases in which umbilical pain is better by pressure. In cases requiring it the navel pain is tearing, excruciating type. This pain may shoot to other parts of the abdomen too. Next it is indicated for constrictive pain in the umbilical region. Other than this it is indicated when there is watery diarrhoea with vomiting and pain in umbilicus.

  1. Iris Versicolor – For Umbilical Pain Attended With Nausea, Vomiting And Loose Stool

This medicine is prepared from plants commonly known as Blue flag. It belongs to the family iridaceae. This medicine is well indicated when along with umbilical pain, nausea, vomiting and loose stool are present. For using this medicine the pain from the umbilical region may radiate upwards to the epigastric region of abdomen. With this rumbling in the bowels and belching of wind is there.

  1. Calcarea Phos – When Pain Around Navel Gets Better By Passing Wind

Calcarea Phos is a very useful medicine when pain around the navel gets better by passing wind. The gas has an offensive odour. Along with this burning in the region of the belly button may be there that may rise up to chest and throat.

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10 Effective Homeopathic Remedies For Croup

Croup which is also known as “Laryngotracheobronchitis” is an infection of the upper airway that occurs in younger children. It is usually caused by a virus that causes inflammation and swelling of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe) and bronchial tubes (that carry air to and from the lungs). This swelling leads to cough and other signs and symptoms of this condition. There is also an obstruction of the airway, a typical barking cough, difficulty in breathing and hoarseness of voice. Homeopathic remedies for Croup are of natural origin and hence are very safe to use for children and have no side effects.

It is a very common condition. It mostly occurs in younger children. The age group most affected with this is from 6 months to 5 yrs of age. But in rare cases it can even occur in children up to 15 yrs of age. It affects boys more commonly than girls. 

TypesHomeopathic Remedies For Croup

  1. Viral Croup

It usually results from a viral infection. The most common virus that causes it is parainfluenza virus (types 1 and 2). This virus is responsible for causing infection in around 80 % of these cases.  Apart from this other viruses that can cause it includes adenovirus, influenza virus A & B, metapneumovirus and respiratory syncytial virus. A child may get this infection directly from breathing the air droplets infected with cough or sneeze by an infected child. Other than this it can also spread indirectly. In this case it can occur in a child after touching any object (like toys) / any other surface (which is contaminated with the virus from droplets of cough / sneeze of an infected child) and afterwards touching his / her nose, eyes or mouth without washing and cleaning them properly.  

  1. Bacterial Croup

Other than viruses, croup can also be caused by a bacterial infection which is rarer but more severe than the viral one. Most times initially viral infection occurs that causes croup and is followed by secondary bacterial infection in these cases. The bacteria involved includes Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Moraxella catarrhalis and Haemophilus influenzae.

  1. Spasmodic Croup

This type is believed  to arise from allergies like from pollens or from reflux (in which the stomach contents back flow in the food pipe). It occurs all of sudden mostly in the middle of night. Fever doesn’t occur commonly in this type.

Symptoms

It usually begins as a cold. Initially there occurs runny nose, sore throat and mild fever. If the inflammation and this condition progresses, then there occurs the next set of symptoms. It mainly includes barking coughs that sound like dog bark or a seal. The cough tends to get worse from crying, anxiety and agitation. Next symptoms are hoarseness of voice, noisy breathing or a high – pitched sound while breathing produced from obstructed air flow (stridor), labored breathing and difficulty in breathing. The symptoms of croup are often worse at night time. Mostly croups are mild and self limiting that lasts less than a week. One must seek immediate medical help if there occurs bluish or grayish skin around the nose, mouth or fingernails pointing towards cyanosis;  noisy / high – pitched breathing sounds during inhaling as well as exhaling; difficult breathing; has difficulty in swallowing; is anxious, listless,  delirious, agitated or restless.

Some of the uncommon complications include bacterial tracheitis (inflammation of trachea that is caused by a bacteria), pulmonary edema (accumulation of fluid in the tissue and air spaces of the lungs) and pneumonia ( an infection which causes inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs)

Homeopathic Remedies For Croup

Homeopathy carries a great scope to manage cases of croup. The homeopathic medicines for treating it are of natural origin and hence are very safe to use for children and have no side effects. These medicines aim to boost the self healing mechanism of the body that will help to fight with the infectious agent and aid natural recovery. These medicines reduce the inflammation, swelling present in the larynx, trachea, bronchial tubes and provide relief in the symptoms. These help to manage barking cough, hoarseness of voice, noisy breathing and difficult breathing when in mild to moderate intensity. But in cases where the symptoms are severe, breathing difficulty is very intense or there is bluish or grayish skin around the nose, mouth or fingernails due to cyanosis, in that case urgent help from conventional mode of treatment is advised. 

  1. Spongia – Top Grade Medicine

It is a leading medicine to treat cases of croup. The cases needing it present with dry, rough and barking coughs. It is a short and irritating type.  Cough is present day and night but may worsen at night time. Child needing it may wake up at night with a violent harsh cough and quick respiration. With the above symptoms, difficulty in breathing is there. Next attending feature is sharp whistling in the chest. Noisy breathing is also there. A sensation of roughness or burning may be felt in the larynx. Hoarseness of voice is present along with above symptoms. In these cases constriction in the larynx  during sleep may also be felt. Additionally there is fever with dry skin, red face and excessive thirst. There may be cold preceding the cough.

  1. Sambucus – When Fluent Coryza Is Followed By Cough

It is the next prominent medicine for treating cases of croup. It is prepared from fresh leaves and flowers of plant Sambucus Nigra commonly known as elder. This plant belongs to the family caprifoliaceae. It is indicated when fluent coryza is followed by cough. For using it the cough is dry, rough, hollow, deep, suffocative. The child needing it cries with every cough.  He also has whistling respiration with an open mouth. It worsens during rest, at midnight and from cold air. The child wakes suddenly at night and sits up from suffocation. There is also voice hoarseness with sticky mucus in the larynx.

  1. Drosera – For Deep, Hoarse, Barking Cough

This medicine is prepared from plant Drosera Rotundifolia commonly known as round leaved sundew. It belongs to the family droseraceae. It is well indicated for deep, hoarse, barking coughs. It is a dry, irritative type. The spells of cough follow each other quickly. Cough worsens from talking. In children requiring it the cough usually begins particularly at night soon the head touches the pillow. A tickling sensation or dryness in the larynx is also felt.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Loud, Barking Cough, Noisy Respiration

This medicine is well indicated for loud, barking cough and noisy respiration. Cough is also harsh, deep, rough and scraping. Some mucus rattling may attend the cough. Hoarseness of voice also appears. The hoarseness is almost continuous. At times there is loss of voice. Difficulty breathing also occurs. Fever is there along with above symptoms. A great sensitivity to cold air accompanies.  In most cases the symptoms worsens after midnight or towards morning. It is also indicated for attack of croups after influenza.

  1. Arsenic Album – For Croup With Hoarseness, Difficult Breathing

This medicine is recommended for hoarseness and difficult breathing in these cases. For using it hoarseness is present during the day. Difficult breathing is present at night. It is attended with suffocation. Larynx is inflamed and sensitive to pressure. Dry cough, short and hacking cough appears with above symptoms.

  1. Aconite – When Cough Awakens The Child From Sleep

This medicine is prepared from plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as monkshood. It belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is beneficial when cough awakens the child from sleep. Cough is dry, short, barking, whistling and suffocating. It is also indicated for loud croaking coughs that worsens during expiration. The child grasps his throat during coughing. It worsens from exposure to cold air. Voice is husky. The larynx is inflamed, sensitive to touch.

  1. Antimonium Tart – For Rattling Cough And Difficulty In Breathing

This medicine offers great help when there is a rattling cough and difficulty in breathing. Cough occurs in attacks with hoarseness. Air is expelled with a barking sound. Breathing noise is sharp, rough, whistling type.

  1. Phosphorus – For Barking Cough Day And Night

Homeopathic medicine Phosphorus is valuable to treat cases in which barking cough continues day and night. Cough is also dry, short, tickling, hacking or loose. Expectation may occur which is stringy in nature and has a salty taste. Continuous irritation may be felt in the larynx and trachea. There is also pain, roughness, dryness and burning in the larynx. Hoarseness of voice also occurs. Fever is present along with above symptoms.

  1. Bromium – For Rough, Barking, Suffocative Cough

This medicine is useful when there is rough, barking, suffocative cough. With this there is marked hoarseness. Larynx is painful with this.  There is much rattling in the larynx when coughing. Whistling, croupy sounds with breathing are present.

  1. Kali Bichrome – For Croupy Cough With Yellow Expectoration

This medicine is helpful for croupy cough with expectoration of yellow phlegm. It is stringy, tenacious in nature. Difficult breathing also attends. Another accompanying symptom is pain and soreness in the larynx.  Fever and a runny nose may be present with a cough. Most times the cough is worse in the morning time.

 

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15 Remedies for Homeopathic Treatment Of Otomycosis

The term ‘Otomycosis’ is formed by joining two words ‘oto’ that means ear and ‘mycosis’ which means fungus. So, otomycosis refers to a fungal infection of the outer ear canal (a  pathway that runs from outer ear to middle ear). It is also known as Mycotic Otitis Externa. It leads to inflammation of the ear canal along with dryness, itching and offensive discharge (otorrhea) from the ear. Homeopathic treatment of Otomycosis boosts the body’s self healing mechanism to fight with fungal infection and exclude it from the body to ensure a natural recovery.

It is more common in warm, tropical countries because warmth provides a favourable environment for the fungi to grow. People who do swimming frequently are predisposed to get this infection. 

Causes  Homeopathic Treatment Of Otomycosis

It is caused by fungal infection. Among the various types of fungi, the ones that most commonly cause it includes Aspergillus Niger, Aspergillus Fumigatus and Candida Albicans. In some cases bacteria can cause superadded infections in these cases. People who do swimming in contaminated water and those who do surfing  are at most risk of getting this infection. The weakened immune system also makes one prone to get it. Apart from above the other risk factors include skin problems (like eczema), injury / trauma in the ear like from using ear buds, diabetes mellitus and lessened amount of cerumen means the earwax (it is produced in ear that help to prevent fungal or bacterial agents to clog the ears and prevents drying out of the ear), malnourishment that cause deficiency of the mineral and vitamins in body causing weak immunity, use of antibiotics for long periods of time and prolonged cortisone therapy.

Symptoms 

It usually affects one side of the ear but in some cases can also affect both the ears. The symptoms of this infection includes itching in the ear, pain in the ear, discharge from the ears (that may be yellow, white, green, gray or black in colour) and flakiness of the skin. The ear discharge has an offensive smell. The outer ear canal is inflamed, red and swollen. Other symptoms include fullness sensation in the ear, ringing in the ears and hearing problems.

Its chances are high in summers because hot and humid weather favours the growth of fungi.

Complications

It doesn’t lead to any major complication but in some of cases the complications can occur if not treated properly in time. The chance of complications is more in people with weak immune systems and the ones who have diabetes. The complication that can occur is perforation of the eardrum if the fungal infection goes further inside the ear from the external ear. Perforation of the ear can cause hearing loss.

Homeopathic Treatment Of Otomycosis

Homeopathy offers very effective treatment for cases of otomycosis. These medicines boost the body’s self healing mechanism to fight with fungal infection and exclude it from the body to ensure a natural recovery in these cases.   Homeopathic medicines help to reduce the inflammation, redness and swelling of the ear canal. They also effectively manage its signs and symptoms including itching in the ear, pain in the ear, discharge from the ears, dryness of ears, fullness sensation in the ear and ringing in the ears. The homeopathic medicines for treating this condition are selected for every individual case based on the symptom presentation. These medicines are prepared from natural substances so are very safe to use and do not cause any side effects.  

  1. Belladonna – To Manage Pain In Ear

Belladonna is prepared from plant deadly nightshade. This plant belongs to family solanaceae. It is a leading medicine to manage pain in the ear. Persons needing it may have sharp, tearing, stitching pain in the ear. The pain may get worse from least noise. There is inflammation of the external ear. Sometimes ringing noises in ears are present with this.

  1. Pulsatilla – For Ear Pain, Redness, Swelling  

This medicine is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans having the common name windflower or pasque flower. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is a very effective medicine to manage redness, swelling of the external ear and pain in ear. For using this medicine the pain can be tearing, shooting, pulsating or stitching in nature. It mostly gets worse at night time. Other attending symptoms are discharge from the ear, itching in ears and stopped sensation in ear.

  1. Kali Mur – To Manage Ear Fullness and Ear Discharge

Kali Mur is a prominent medicine to manage fullness sensation in ears and discharge from ears. The discharge from the ear is white coloured where this medicine is required. Additionally earache, hearing problems and noises in the ear can be present. 

  1. Silicea – For Pus Discharge From Ear

It is a well indicated medicine for managing discharge of pus from the ear. The pus has a very offensive smell. Stoppage of ears may be present with this. Earache can accompany this. The pain in the ear can be boring, shooting, drawing, throbbing or stitching type. Itching in ears and difficulty hearing can also be there. Sometimes noises in ears hissing roaring in nature can accompany these symptoms.

  1. Hepar Sulph – For Itchy Ear with Green Discharge

This medicine works well when the ears are itchy and there is green discharge from the ears. Along with this darting, shooting pain in the ear is there. In many cases apart from above in the ear canal white, cheesy, bloody pus is there. Hardness of hearing is also present. 

  1. Chamomilla – For Ear Pain With Heat, Soreness and Swelling

This medicine is prepared from plant Matricaria chamomilla. This plant belongs to family compositae. It is highly valuable to manage ear pain when attended with heat, soreness and swelling. The ear is also sensitive to touch. Pain for using it is usually drawing and tension in nature. Another complaint is the sensation of stoppage in the ears. Sometimes buzzing in the ears also accompanies. 

  1. Merc Sol – For Yellow Green Ear Discharges

This medicine is very beneficial to manage cases having yellow green ear discharges. These are thick and have an offensive smell. Tearing and shooting pain in ears can accompany this. The pain is worse at night. The external ear is also red and swollen. Difficult hearing and noises which are ringing, roaring  or buzzing in nature appear along with above symptoms.

  1. Tellurium – To Manage Itching and Offensive Ear Discharge

It is a great medicine to manage itching in the ears. Persons who need this medicine also have a thin watery, yellow, offensive discharge from the ears. They may also complain of constant throbbing pain in the ears. Another symptom that they may have is burning sensation in the ears.

  1. Psorinum – For Brownish Ear Discharge

This medicine is very useful when there is brownish coloured discharge from the ears.  It is thin, very offensive, purulent (means pus). Along with this severe itching in the ear is felt. The itching gets worse in the evening till midnight. It also prevents sleeping. The external ears are raw, red and scabby where this medicine is indicated.

  1. Verbascum – For Dryness And Scaliness of Meatus of Ear

This is natural medicine prepared from plant Verbascum thapsus having the common name Great Mullein. It belongs to family scrophulariaceae. The key indication to use this medicine is dryness and scaliness of ear meatus. Other main attending features are tearing pain in ears and hearing difficulty with sensation of stopped ears. 

  1. Sulphur – For Itching in Ears

This medicine is very suitable to manage itching in the ears. In cases requiring it Sharp, drawing pains or shooting pain in ears also arise. Another attending feature is thin fetid discharge from the ears. 

  1. Graphites – For Dryness in Ears

This medicine is very helpful in cases where the ears are very dry. Most times stitching pain in ears is present with this. In some cases thin, watery sticky discharge from ears is also there. Hardness of hearing appears with this. Lastly ringing, roaring, humming, hissing noises can be there with above symptoms.

  1. Kali Bichrome – For Swollen, Inflamed External Meatus with Thick Yellow Ear Discharge 

This medicine is recommended when the external meatus is swollen and inflamed. Along with this thick yellow discharge from the ear is there. It is tenacious and can be drawn into strings. Sharp stitching, lancinating or pulsation pain in the ear is felt with this. Additionally violent itching in ears can be complained about.

  1. Petroleum – For Ear Dryness

It is wonderful medicine to manage ear dryness. The external ear may be covered with small scales. In cases needing it the meatus is also painful, swollen, and inflamed. There may be discharge of blood and pus from the ear. Other main attending features are hardness of hearing and ringing or roaring noises in ear. Other than above it is a top listed medicine for eczema of ears

  1. Kali Sulph – For Yellow Sticky Ear Discharge

Kali Sulph is a significant homeopathic medicine when there is yellow sticky discharge from the ear. The discharge has a stinking smell. Apart from this it is also indicated when there is brown discharge from the ear. 

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Natural Homeopathic Medicines For Water Brash

Water brash also called acid brash is one of the symptoms that a person having gastroesophageal reflux may experience. In a person having GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disorder) the stomach acid backs up into the food pipe even up to the throat. This may lead to production of an increased amount of saliva. Homeopathic medicines for water brash are an effective and natural way to treat its root causes.

A water brash occurs when stomach acid mixes with saliva and rises to the throat. It mostly has a sour taste. The person may also feel heartburn with this due to irritation by the stomach acid.

Causes
Homeopathic Medicines For Water Brash

Water brash occurs in case of GERD. When we eat food it goes down through the Esophagus (food pipe) into the stomach. When the food reaches the lower end of the food pipe the muscle called Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES) relaxes and opens and the food enters into the stomach. After the food has reached the stomach the LES closes. This prevents the food and the acid in the stomach from moving up back into the food pipe. In the case of GERD, this LES gets weak, relaxes and gets open abnormally causing back flow of the stomach acid into the food pipe. It results in symptoms of heartburn, water brash and some other symptoms related to acid reflux.

There are some of the factors that increase the risk of GERD and hence its symptoms including water brash. Firstly, it includes obesity (obese people have an increase in the internal pressure within the abdomen from excessive fat. It leads to back up of stomach acid). Second risk factor is smoking  that leads to relaxation of LES from its nicotine content resulting in back flow of stomach acid. Thirdly, taking certain medicines ( like NSAID’s means non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs, birth control pills and some of the antidepressants) also predisposes a person to acid reflux. Another factor is the risk of acid reflux getting high during pregnancy (this is from changes in the hormones that relax LES and pressure to the stomach caused by growing foetus. Both these factors combined leads to rising of stomach acid back into the food pipe and throat). Hiatus Hernia is another factor that increases the risk of GERD. Hiatus hernia refers to a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges out through the hiatus opening in the diaphragm which is muscle that separates chest from the abdomen.

Other than above there are certain food substances (spicy food, fried food, chocolates, citrus fruits etc) that trigger symptoms of acid reflux. Taking alcohol, coffee, stress, lying immediately after taking meals are some factors that tend to make its symptoms worse.

Symptoms

Water brash is one symptom that appears along with other symptoms of GERD. These other symptoms include heartburn (burning sensation felt in the food pipe behind the sternum I.e the breastbone), difficulty in swallowing food, sensation of food sticking in the food pipe, chest pain, sour taste in mouth, nausea and vomiting. Sore throat and cough can also arise when the acid irritates the throat. In the long term the acid reflux can inflame, damage or cause ulcers in the esophagus. 

Homeopathic Medicines For Water Brash

People having complaints of water brash can be highly benefited with homeopathic medicines. These medicines are of natural origin that are very effective to relieve water brash. These medicines work towards treating the root cause behind it – which is GERD and acid reflux to give wonderful results. These gradually decrease the intensity and frequency of water brash. Additionally, they also work towards relieving the associated symptoms like heartburn, nausea, vomiting and difficulty swallowing whenever present. 

  1. Carbo Veg – Top Listed Medicine 

This is prominently indicated medicine for cases of water brash. In cases needing it heartburn is also there. Belchings after eating are also present. The belchings are bitter or sour most of the time. Another attending symptom is nausea in the morning. 

  1. Arsenic Album – For Regurgitation of Acrid, Bitter Substance and Heartburn

This medicine is indicated when acrid, bitter substance regurgitates. It is attended with heartburn. Sometimes acid bitter substance excoriates the throat. Nausea and vomiting can arise after eating or drinking. Apart from the above burning pain in the stomach may also be there. 

  1. Nux Vomica – For Complaint After Eating

This medicine is helpful when water brash occurs after eating. With this burning in the food pipe is there. Regurgitation of food may also be there.  Vomiting of undigested food or sour mucus is another symptom that can be present. Sometimes there is a sour taste in the mouth. Other than  above it is well indicated for water brash and heartburn in persons who take alcohol. Persons who require this medicine have stomach derangements from taking spicy food, coffee, tobacco other than alcohol.

  1. Lycopodium – For Water Brash Of Bitter Water

Homeopathic medicine Lycopodium is prepared from a plant named Lycopodium Clavatum having the common name club moss. This plant belongs to family lycopodiaceae. It is a beneficial medicine for water brash from bitter water. There is bitter belching mainly in the morning. Constant nausea may accompany. Another main symptom that can attend is fullness of abdomen from eating even a little food. 

  1. Natrum Phos – For Water Brash With Heartburn 

It is a very suitable medicine for treating cases of acidity. Here it is useful for water brash with heartburn. Sour risings may also be present. Nausea and vomiting of sour, acid fluids may also be present along with this.  

  1. Robinia – For Water Brash With Vomiting Of Intensely Sour Fluid

This medicine is prepared from a plant Robinia pseud – acacia commonly known as yellow locust. This plant belongs to family leguminosae. It works well when there is water brash with acid bitter risings. Vomiting of intensely sour fluid occurs with this. Constant belchings of sour fluid may be present. Heartburn and acidity also arise especially at night while lying down.

  1. Bryonia – For Profuse Water Brash

This medicine is prepared from roots of plant Bryonia alba commonly called as wild hops or White Bryony. This plant belongs to the family cucurbitaceae. It is well indicated for cases of profuse water brush. The water brash may either be tasteless or sour where this medicine is required. Belchings arise after eating. The belchings may be sour, bitter or tasting like food that has been eaten. Sometimes there is vomiting of food which is thrown up immediately after eating. 

  1. Sulphur – When Sour Water Brash Occurs With Heartburn All Day

This medicine is significant to treat cases in which water brash is attended with heartburn all the day. The heartburn is intense and a person is afraid to eat anything. There is regurgitation of sour matter, of food or drink. In cases needing it, complaints of water brush are felt more in the morning.

  1. Phosphorus – For Water Brash and Sour Belching

It is a helpful medicine for water brash with sour belching. Excessive heartburn is also present with this. There is also a sour taste in the mouth. Vomiting of food, acidic liquid, or of sour matter may occur in addition to above symptoms. It is a prominent medicine for cases where water brash appears mainly after eating acid things.

  1. Alumina – For Sour Risings And Difficulty Swallowing

Alumina is a great medicine for cases where sour rising is there and swallowing is difficult. With sour rising there is excessive flow of water from mouth. Swallowing is difficult especially for solids. Persons requiring it can eat food only in small pieces at a time. Other than this they have complained of chronic belchings for years. 

  1. Pulsatilla – For Water Brash With Foul Taste in Morning

This medicine is prepared from plant Pulsatilla Nigricans commonly known as wind flowers. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is particularly used for water brushes with foul taste in the morning. Additionally frequent belchings tasting like food, acid or sour are there. With this nausea and vomiting after eating or drinking can be present. Apart from above its use is also considered for belchings of sour liquid after drinking coffee. Persons who need it in general get stomach problems from eating fatty food.

  1. Causticum – When Water Brash is Salty

This medicine is mainly indicated when water brash is salty. Nausea and sour vomiting accompanies. Belchings of burning nature are also there along with above symptoms. It is good medicine for stomach upset occurring from acids and sour things.

  1. Ipecac – When There is Water Brash and Constant Nausea

It is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from the dried root of plant Cephaelis ipecacuanha. This plant belongs to family rubiaceae. It is a suitable medicine when a person complains of water brash and constant nausea. With this there is accumulation of excessive saliva in the mouth. Vomiting of ingesta or of a sour fluid may attend it.

  1. Sulphuric Acid – For Acid, Bitter, Salty or Sweetish Regurgitations

This medicine is indicated when there is regurgitation of acid, bitter, salty or sweetish matter. Sour belchings occur with this. Intense heartburn may also accompany.

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Interstitial Cystitis – Homeopathic Remedies That Work

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

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

Causes

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

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

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

Symptoms

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

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

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

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

Complications

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

Homeopathic Remedies for Interstitial Cystitis

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

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

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

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

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

  1. Belladonna – For Bladder Pain

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

  1. Merc Sol – For Frequent Urination with Marked Urgency

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

  1. Thuja – For Urgency to Pass Urine

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

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

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

  1. Argentum Nitricum – For Pain during Coition in Males

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

  1. Causticum – For Urinary Incontinence 

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

  1. Clematis – For Males to Manage Pain in Testicles 

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

  1. Cantharis – For Painful or Burning Urination

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

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

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

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