HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION!!

WHAT IS DEPRESSION?


Depression is a mood disorder,characterized by a feeling of sadness,loss or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday life activities, but if these feelings persist and affect the quality of life significantly it called depression.

According to WHO,  depression is the most common illness worldwide and the leading cause of disability


Type of depression


There are different types of depression,some important types of depression are:

  • MDD(major depressive disorder)-  major disorder is a mood disorder characterised by a number of key features such as depressed mood ,lack of interest in activities, change in weight,change in sleep ,fatigue etc

  • Persistent depressive disorder-  DYSTHYMIA now known as persistent depressive disorder, refers to a type of chronic depressive present for more days than not for at least two years. It can be mild moderate and severe.

  • Bipolar disorderis a mood disorder characterised by periods of abnormality elevated mood known as mania, these periods can be mild(hypomania) or they can be so extreme as to cause marked impairment, with a person’s life,require hospitalization,or affect a person’s sense or reality.

  • Premenstrual dysphoric disorder(PMDD)- Among the most common symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are irritability,fatigue,anxiety,moodiness,bloating,increased appetite,food cravings,aches etc

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)-as the name suggests it is seasonal depression ,which is related to the seasonal it means SADbegins and ends at the same with the season, typically starting in the late fall and early winter and going away from during the spring and summer .

  • A rare form of seasonal depression known as summer depression,begins in late spring or early summer and ends in the fall.

RISK FACTORS

Some people are at higher risk factors include:

  • Life events-these include bereavement,divorce,work issues,relationship with friends and family,financial problems,medical concerns,or sadness , grief ,all these events affect the mental conditions.

  • Personality-those with less successful coping strategies,or previous life trauma are more susceptible

  • Genetic factors –having a first degree relatives with depression increases the risk of depression

  • Childhood trauma- trauma may be mental or physical, such as having mental stress in family or any mental harassment during childhood lead to depression.

  • Some prescription drugs: these include corticosteroids some beta-blockers,interferon and other prescription drugs.

  • Abuse of recreational drugs: excess use of alcohol,amphetamines,and other drugs are strongly linked to depression

  • A past history of sexual,physical,or emotional abuse can lead to depression .

  • Chronic pain syndromes:chronic conditions such as diabetes,chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,and cardiovascular disease make depression more likely.

COMPLICATIONS


  • Untreated depression can lead to emotional, behavioral and health problems that affect every area of life.
  • Long term untreated depression can affect your daily routine activities, your relation with yourself as well as those around you.
  • It can increase the risk of developing various addictions and habits that may be harmful to you.
  • It may also lead to social anxiety and isolation and later on suicidal tendencies too.
  • It may also increase the risk of developing many cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack. 

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES


Symptoms


  • Depressed mood reduce interest or pleasure in activities previously enjoyed,loss of sexual desire
  • Unintentional weight loss,low appetite
  • Insomnia or hypersomnia
  • Psychomotor agitation,for example restlessness,pacing up and down
  • Delayed psychomotor skills,for example,slowed movement and speech
  • Fatigue or loss of energy
  • Feeling of worthlessness or guilt
  • Impaired ability to think,concentrate, or make decisions
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or attempt at suicide
  • Symptoms in seasonal disorder 1) winter depression symptoms- less energy,trouble concentrating,fatigue,greater appetite,greater need for sleep,weight gain                                2)Summer seasonal disorder loss of appetite,trouble sleeping ,weight loss.

Causes


The exact cause is unknown but there are several factors which triggers depression . depression is not occur by one phenomena it includes various phenomena of life.the various factors are described are

  • Genetics – person who having a family history of depression,are more prone. Depression is not caused by a single reason it is result of complex phenomena .

 

  • Sudden mishappening – if person faced sudden mishappening in life such as death of a loved one or sudden grief from any reason or sometimes may occur due to sudden and unexpected happiness.

  • Conflicts –depression is also a result of various conflicts such as fighting between parents ,or bad relationships with friends and siblings,all these various conflicts make sad and make susceptible a person for depression.

  • Abuse of any substance –about 30% of depression cases recorded due to misuse of  any drugs cause clinical depression.even using alcohol for temporary relief but it cause long term side effects.

  • Major serious medical illness – some major medical illness produce excessive anxiety or it can lead to depression due to anxiety

  • Social pressure  –some social issues also lead to depression because sometimes society criticize against the colour ,shirt height,race and other personal issues , all these factors lead to depression .

  • Abuse – if any person faced physical ,sexual or emotional abuse in past life it leads to deep impression on the mind.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis


  • Physical examination
  • Lab tests,such as CBC,thyroid profile
  • Psychiatric evaluation

Treatment


Depression  is a treatable mental illness,it has three components

  • Support-ranging from discussing practical solutions and contributing stresses, to educating family

  • Psychotherapy,also known as talking therapies,such as cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT)

  • Drugs ,it mainly include antidepressants.

But all these are conventional treatment ,homeopathic treatment is a good option for treatment  because it gives permanent cure from depression .


MANAGEMENT


Depression is better management by some activities such as

  • Stop thinking about negative thoughts
  • Try to go to sleep and get up at about the same time
  • Avoid drinking of alcohol and caffeine
  • Spent time with family friends and join the company who support you
  • Practising regular relaxation to reduce the effects of irritating of frustrating situations
  • Keep busy in healthy activities
  • Try to set small goals and work for it and try to achieve it
  • Always think about happy moments and keep happy
  • Eat a healthy diet and always try to eat with friends and family
  • Do exercise daily and  yoga and meditation.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT

Homoeopathy medicines are given on the basis of physical and mentals behaviour that’s why homeopathy is unique

Some important and deep acting medicines are

  • Aconite
  • Argentum metallicum
  • Arsenic album
  • Calcarea carb
  • Gelsemium
  • Ignatia
  • Kali arsenicosum
  • Kali phosphoricum
  • Lycopodium

Take medicines only when prescribed by a registered homeopath.


Do’s and don’ts


Do’s


  • Find ways to handle stress and improve your self esteem.
  • Take good care of yourself.
  • Get enough sleep
  • Eat healthy diet
  • Do exercise ,yoga daily
  • Go for spending time with friends and family
  • Get regular check medical checkups
  • Get help if u feel depressed.

Don’ts


  • Don’t make big life decisions on a day when you are feeling down.
  • Do not believe in your negative thoughts
  • Avoid alcohol and unnecessary drugs
  • Avoid food you are allergic too
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks and nicotine completely
  • Avoid smoking,dairy products.

 

 

HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS!!

WHAT IS PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS?


Psoriatic arthritis a type of arthritis that is seen in some patients with psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis may have symptoms of both psoriasis and arthritis.

{Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red scaly rashes on places like elbow, knees, scalp, back etc}

Around 15-30% of people with psoriasis develops psoriatic arthritis. Most people with psoriatic arthritis have skin symptoms before joint symptoms. However, sometimes the joint pain and stiffness strikes first. In some cases, people get psoriatic arthritis without any skin changes. It ia an autoimmune condition meaning it happens when your immune system goes haywire and starts attacking healthy cells of body.This condition causes widespread inflammation  that affects many systems in body from immune system to digestive system.


TYPES OF PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS


  • Symmetric psoriatic arthritis: This type affects the same joints on both sides of your body, so both your left and right knees.


  • Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis: This affects a joint or joints on one side of your body. Your joints may feel sore and turn red. Asymmetric psoriatic arthritis is generally mild.


  • Distal interphalangeal predominant psoriatic arthritis: This type involves the joints closest to your nails. These are known as the distal joints.


  • Spondylitis psoriatic arthritis: This type of psoriatic arthritis involves your spine. Your entire spine from your neck to your lower back may be affected. This can make movement very painful so hands, feet, legs, arms, and hips may also get affected.


  • Psoriatic arthritis mutilans: This is a severe, deforming type of Psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis mutilans usually affects your hands and feet. It can also cause pain in your neck and lower back.


TRIGGERS


Certain things may trigger psoriasis, including:

  • Injury to the skin, like a scrape or sunburn
  • Infection(mostly some preceding throat infection)
  • Lack of sleep
  • Dry skin
  • Mental and emotional stress
  • Over weight: Excess weight puts more pressure on joints that are already sore.
  • Heavy drinking and smoking, which is prevalent in people with psoriasis.
  • Cold dry weather

Avoiding these triggers may help prevent PsA or a flare from starting.


RISK FACTORS


  • Psoriasis: About 15% to 30% of people with psoriasis get psoriatic arthritis.


  • Sex: It affects men and women equally.

  • Age: You can get the condition at any age, but it usually affects people between the ages of 30 and 50.


  • Family history: A family history of skin or joint disease makr you more vulnerable.

COMPLICATIONS


  • A small percentage of people with psoriatic arthritis develop Arthritis mutilans (a severe, painful and disabling form of the disease).
  • Over time, arthritis mutilans destroys the small bones in your hands, (especially fingers), leading to permanent deformity and disability.
  • People who have psoriatic arthritis sometimes also develop eye problems such as pinkeye (conjunctivitis) or uveitis, which can cause pain and blurred vision.

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


  • Pain, swelling or stiffness in one or more joints
  • Joints that are hot to the touch with redness.
  • Frequent joint tenderness or stiffness
  • Sausage like swelling in one or more of the fingers or toes
  • Pain in and around the feet and ankles
  • Changes to the nails such as pitting, nail thickening or separation of nail from the nail bed.
  • Pain in the lower back (just above the tailbone).
  • scaly skin patches, which may get worse when joint pain flares up
  • flaky scalp.

Both psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis are chronic diseases that get worse over time, but you may have periods when your symptoms improve or go into remission/relapses alternating with times when symptoms become worse. Mild psoriatic arthritis is sometimes referred to as oligoarticular, meaning it affects four or fewer joints in the body. Severe psoriatic arthritis is often referred to as polyarticular, meaning it affects four or more joints.


CAUSES


Psoriatic arthritis occurs when your body’s immune system begins to attack healthy cells and tissue. The abnormal immune response causes inflammation in your joints as well as overproduction of skin cells.It’s not entirely clear why the immune system turns on healthy tissue, but it seems likely that both genetic and environmental factors play a role.


DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


There is no definitive test for psoriatic arthritis. The diagnosis is made mostly by symptoms evaluation and by a process of elimination.

To diagnose PsA, doctor has to rule out other causes of arthritis, such as RA and gout, with the help of some imaging and blood tests.

Imaging tests :

  • X-rays: These check for inflammation and damage to bones and joints. This damage is different in PsA than it is in other types of arthritis.
  • MRIs: These images can help your doctor check for joint, tendon, or ligament damage.
  • CT scans and ultrasounds: These can help determine how advanced PsA is and how badly the joints are affected.

Blood tests for these substances help assess any inflammation present in your body:

  • C-reactive protein:This is a substance your liver produces when there’s inflammation in your body.
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate(ESR): This only reveals how much inflammation is in your body not the cause of it.
  • Rheumatoid factor (RF):  Helps to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Joint fluid: Checked for presense of any uric acid crystals, to rule out gout.
  • Red blood cells. A low red blood cell count is common in people with proriatic arthritis.

TREATMENT


Conventional treatment includes use of NSAIDS, biologics, immunosuppressants and light therapy.Joints that have been severely damaged by psoriatic arthritis are sometimes replaced with artificial prostheses made of metal and plastic. Homeopathic medicines are best treatment for psoriatic arthritis without side effects and steroids.


MANAGEMENT


  • Add exercise to your daily routine: Keeping your joints moving can ease stiffness.

Biking, walking, swimming, and other water exercises are gentler on the joints than high-impact exercises like running or playing tennis.

  • Relieve stress: Tension and stress can make arthritis flares even worse. Meditate, practice yoga, or try other stress-relief techniques to calm your mind and body.

  • Use hot and cold packs: Warm compresses and hot packs can ease muscle soreness. Cold packs can also reduce pain in your joints.

  • Consider natural supplements and spices: Omega-3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties. These healthy fats, found in many supplements, reduce inflammation and stiffness in joints.

Turmeric, also have anti inflammatory action and so may help reduce inflammation and psoriatic arthritis flare-ups.


HOMOEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


Homeopathic treatment works very efficiently for people suffering from psoriatic arthritis. Some homoeopathic medicines that can given in cases of PsA are rhus tox, rhus venerat, urtica urens, ledum pal, medorrhinum, syphilinum, thuja occidentalis etc. It is to be noted that these remedies are to be taken after consulting a registered homoeopath only.

Homeopathic medicines are quiet effective in treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis without steroids and side effects.


 DO’S AND DONT’S


DO’S


  • get medical help as soon as symptoms appear
  • get enough rest and sleep
  • do low-impact exercise, unless it worsen symptoms
  • following a healthy diet
  • limiting alcohol intake
  • limiting stress

DONT’S

  • Quit smoking and restrict alcohol intake
  • avoid scratching scaly areas of skin.
  • Avoid food items that will make you obese.

 

COLD SORES

WHAT IS COLD SORES ?


Cold sores are also called as fever blisters. Fever blisters are a common viral infection. Cold sores are red, fluid-filled blisters that form near the mouth or on other areas of the face. These blisters are often grouped together in patches. Cold sores usually heal in two to four weeks without leaving a scar.


RISK FACTORS


  • Infection, fever, or a cold
  • Stress
  • Sun exposure and severe burns
  • Cancer chemotherapy
  • Menstruation and eczema
  • HIV/AIDS or a weakened immune system
  • Dental work
  • Anti-rejection drugs for organ transplants

COMPLICATIONS


  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
  • Red, irritated eyes with or without discharge.
  • High or persistent fever.

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


Symptoms


  • Tingling and itching:- Around the lips many people feel an itching, burning or tingling sensation for a day or so before a small, hard, painful spot appears and blister erupt.
  • Oozing and crusting:- The small blisters may merge and then burst, leaving shallow open sores that will ooze fluid and then crust over.
  • Blister:- Small fluid-filled blisters typically break out along the border where the outside edge of the lips meets the skin of the face. Cold sores also occur around the nose or on the cheeks.
  • During the first time some people also experience fever, painful eroded gums, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes.

Causes


  • Viral infection or fever
  • Stress and fatigue
  • Changes in the immune system
  • Hormonal changes, such as those related to menstruation, exposure to sunlight and wind

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis


Fluid from the sore can be examined to find out if you have a herpes virus called herpes simplex virus (HSV).  This virus causes cold sores thus diagnosis of cold sores can be made.


Treatment


Treatment for cold sores are antiviral drugs, lip- balms and creams, pain- relieving creams, stress reduction medicines, synthetic beeswax, etc. but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for Cold sores to eliminate the virus without side effects.


MANAGEMENT


  • Avoid skin to skin contact with others while blisters are present.
  • Keep your hands clean.
  • Don’t sharing items.
  • Avoid touching other parts of the body, especially susceptible areas, such as the genitals and eyes

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like Natrum mur, Rhus tox, Apis mellifica, Arsenicum album, Borax, Graphites, hepar sulph, etc. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for Cold Sores.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Avoid skin to skin contact with others while blisters are present.
  • Keep your hands clean.
  • Eat healthy diet to boost immunity.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Add probiotics to the diet.
  • Maintain hygiene.

Don’ts


  • Don’t share items.
  • Don’t rub the sores.

 

CELLULITIS

WHAT IS CELLULITIS ?


Cellulitis is a common and sometimes painful bacterial skin infection. The affected skin appears swollen and red and is typically painful and warm to the touch.


RISK FACTORS


  • Trauma to the skin
  • Being overweight or obese increases the risk of developing cellulitis.
  • Diabetes and liver disease such as chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • Circular problems, such as not proper blood flow to arms and legs, poor drainage of veins or lymphatic system
  • Swelling in the legs or arm from varicose veins or after surgery on the veins or lymph nodes.

COMPLICATIONS


  • Cellulitis may damage the lymphatic drainage system and cause chronic swelling of the affected limb.
  • The infection can spread to the deep layer of tissue called the fascial lining.

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


Symptoms


  • Pain and tenderness in the affected area
  • Redness or inflammation of your skin
  • Fever and dizziness
  • Blister and skin dimpling
  • Drowsiness and muscle ache
  • Tight, glossy, swollen skin
  • Leaking of yellow, clear fluid or pus
  • Abscess with pus
  • A skin sore or rash that grows quickly
  • A feeling of warmth in the affected area
  • Swelling and red streaking

Causes


  • Infection after surgical wound
  • Bone infection underneath the skin
  • Foreign objects in the skin.
  • Any breaks in the skin that allow bacteria to invade the skin.
  • Eczema or psoriasis long term skin conditions
  • Puncture wound and injuries that tear the skin.

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis


Cellulitis diagnosed by physical examination and depending on the severity of your symptoms, your may take blood or a sample of the wound to test for bacteria.


Treatment


Treatment for cellulitis is oral antibiotics but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for cellulitis


MANAGEMENT


  • Wash your wound daily with soap and water.
  • Apply a protective cream or ointment.
  • Cover your wound with a bandage.
  • Moisturize your skin regularly.
  • Trim your fingernails and toenails carefully
  • Protect your hands and feet.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT 

There are medicines like belladonna, apis, ledum pal, silicea, calendula, etc. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for cellulitis without using antibiotics.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Wash your wound daily with soap and water.
  • Apply a protective cream or ointment.
  • Cover your wound with a bandage while going out.
  • Moisturize your skin regularly.

Don’ts


  • Don’t puncture the boils.
  • Don’t rub or scratch the area.
  • Don’t wear synthetic clothes

 

BRONCHITIS

WHAT IS BRONCHITIS?


Bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes,which carry air to and from your lungs. Usually the cold or flu completes its course in few weeks and you are again healthy and without any symptoms but when the infection spreads to bronchial tubes it causes swelling and inflammation there producing more mucus and timid cough. Along with that it would also produce tightness in the chest with short breathing accompanied by sound while breathing (wheezing). Low grade fever can also be seen.


Types of bronchitis


a)Acute bronchitis and b)chronic bronchitis


Acute bronchitis: commonly follows a cold or viral infection,such as the flu.It consist of cough with mucus,chest discomfort or soreness, fever and sometimes shortness of breath. Acute bronchitis usually lasts a few days or weeks.


Chronic bronchitis: is a serious,ongoing illness characterized by a persistent,mucus-producing cough that lasts longer than 3 months out of the year for more than 2 year.

If chronic bronchitis occurs with emphysema, it may become chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


How does it spread

  • By airborne respiratory droplets
  • By saliva(kissing or hugs)
  • By skin to skin contact
  • By touching a contaminated surface

RISK FACTORS

There are several things which can increase the risk of bronchitis:

  • Smoking: active or passive is going to increase the risk of bronchitis- acute or chronic.

  • Fumes: ladies cooking in villages with coal and wood are more at risk of developing bronchitis as they are exposed very frequently to fumes from buring coal and wood.

  • Exposure to irritants: irritants like chemicals, dyes, textile irritants, wood residues etc can also predispose to bronchitis.

  • Poor hygiene: would expose to recurrent infections and would predispose to bronchitis.

  • Heartburns: more acidity would induce more cough due to irritation in throat and food pipe.

COMPLICATIONS


The major complication of bronchitis are:

  • Respiratory failure
  • Pneumonia
  • Enlargement and weakness of right heart ventricle of the heart caused by lung disease.
  • Pneumothorax (collection of air or gas in lungs causing lung collapse)
  • Polycythemia
  • COPD
  • Emphysema

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES


SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms of acute and chronic bronchitis are :

  • Cough
  • Production of mucous(sputum),which can be clear,white,yellowish-gray or green in colour-rarely,it may be streaked with blood.
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slight fever and chills
  • Chest discomfort
  • Wheezing
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Blocked nose and sinuses

CAUSES


a)Causes of acute bronchitis-acute bronchiti is normally caused by viruses,typically those that also cause colds and flu.it can also be caused by bacterial infection and exposure to substance that irritate the lungs, such as tobacco smoke,dust,fumes,vapors,and air pollution.


b)Causes of chronic bronchitis- chronic bronchitis is caused by repeated irritation and damage to the lungs.

Smoking is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis


DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS


Diagnosis of bronchitis is made by following points :

  • Person’s medical history
  • Physical examination
  • Chest X ray
  • Sputum examination
  • CBC
  • CT scan of chest
  • Pulmonary function test

A history of a daily productive cough that lasts at least 3 months,especially if has occurred two years in a row,make the clinical diagnosis of chronic bronchitis.


TREATMENT


  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids
  • Bronchodilators
  • Anti inflammatory drugs
  • Supplemental oxygen

These medicines have side effects and would only give temporary relief so homeopathy is a good way of treatment where symptoms can be treated completely and permanently.

  • Homeopathic medicines are very much effective in treatment of bronchitis.

MANAGEMENT


  • Do not start smoking; quit smoking if you already smoke
  • Avoid lung irritants such as smoke,dust,fumes,vapors, and air pollution.
  • Wash hands often to limit exposure to germs and bacteria
  • Wear mask so that you can avoid infections.

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


Homoeopathic approach towards bronchitis are very good there are several medicines which improve your immunity and give power to fight with bronchitis some medicines are:

  • Arsenic album
  • Antimonium tart
  • Bryonia
  • Dulcamara
  • Causticum
  • Hepar sulphuris
  • Kali bichromium

Take medicines only after consulting a good homeopathic medicines.


DO’S & DON’TS


Do’s


  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Do exercise dasliy
  • Take medicine on time
  • Keep hydrate yourself
  • Do breathing exercise
  • Always keep inhaler for emergency condition

Don’t


  • Don’t take cough medicine
  • Do not stop treatment
  • Don’t expose yourself to pollutants
  • Don’t panic

 

 

homeopathic treatment of carbuncle!!

WHAT IS CARBUNCLE?


Carbuncle is a skin infection that often involves a group of hair follicles. The infection material forms a lump,which occurs deep in the skin and often contain pus.When a person has many carbuncles,the condition is called carbunculosis.


Risk factors


  • Poor hygiene
  • Diabetes
  • A weak immune system
  • Dermatitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Shaving and other activities that break the hair

Complication 


  • Sepsis
  • Infection to other parts

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES


Symptoms of carbuncles


  • Pain and itching
  • Redness in affected part
  • Discharge of pus
  • Fever and chill
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling of general sickness
  • Swelling in nearby tissues and lymph nodes

Causative agent of carbuncle


Staphylococcus aureus


DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT


Diagnosis of this condition is made my physical examination.

A sample of pus may be taken for lab investigation to detect the bacteria .


Treatment


  • Antibiotics
  • Pain relievers
  • Antibacterial soaps
  • Surgery

MANAGEMENT


  • Wash your hands before eating and after using the bathrooms
  • Shower often to keep your skin free of bacteria.
  • Avoid squeezing boils or rubbing any broken skin.
  • Wash your clothes,sheets and towels regularly in hot water

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT OF CARBUNCLE


Homeopathy medicine for carbuncles

  • Hepar sulphuris
  • Arsenic album
  • Calendula
  • Echinacea angustifolia
  • Mercurius solubilis
  • Silicea
  • Tarentula cubensis

Medicines should always be taken after consulting a good homeopath only.


DO’S & DON’TS


DO’S


  • Wash hands frequently
  • Maintain hygiene
  • Wash your clothes well
  • Dry your clother in sun
  • bath everyday

DON’TS


  • Don’t squeeze the boils.

SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

WHAT IS SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS ?


Seborrheic dermatitis is a typical skin condition that mostly affects on your scalp. It causes scaly patches, red skin and stubborn dandruff. Seborrheic dermatitis can also affect oily areas of the body, for example, the face, sides of the nose, eyebrows, ears, eyelids and chest.

Seborrheic dermatitis is also called dandruff, seborrheic skin inflammation and seborrheic psoriasis. For infants, the condition is known as cradle cap and causes crusty, scaly patches on the scalp.


 

RISK FACTORS


There are many risk factors which help in developing seborrheic dermatitis, such as

  • Some neurologic and psychiatric conditions such as parkinsons’ disease and depression .
  • Those people having low immunity or weak immune system, such as seen in organ transplant recipients and people with  HIV/AIDS, alcoholic pancreatitis and some cancers .
  • Recovery from the stress full medical conditions, such as a heart attack.
  • Some medication.
  • Obesity
  • Oily skin
  • Fatigue
  • Using Hair and skin products contain alcohol.

SYMPTOMS & CAUSES


SYMPTOMS


This condition having symptoms like:

  • Skin flakes (dandruff) on your scalp,hair,eyebrows,bread or mustache.
  • Redness of the skin
  • Itching
  • Patches of greasy skin covered with flakes white crust on the scalp,face,sides of the  nose, eyebrows,ears,eyelids,chest,armpits,groin area or under the breast.

CAUSES


The  exact  cause of this condition is not known yet but it may be related to the condition which is given below

  • A yeast ( fungus) called malassezia that is in the oil secretion on the skin .
  • An irregular response of the immune system

OTHER CONDITION WHICH IS SIMILAR TO SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

 

  • PSORIASIS- This condition also having red skin and dandruff with flakes and scales but in psoriasis usually having more scales,and they will silvery white.
  • ATOPIC DERMATITIS- This  skin reaction causes itchy,inflammed,skin in the folds of the elbows,on the backs of the knees or on the front of the neck. It often recurs .
  • TINEA VERSICOLOR-The rash of this condition appears on the trunk but usually isn’t red like seborrheic dermatitis.
  • ROSACEA-This condition usually occurs on the face and has very little scaliness.

 


DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT


DIAGNOSIS:


  • This condition is diagnosis by physical examination of skin.
  • Biopsy ,scrape off your skin cells for the diagnosis,to rule out the above condition.

TREATMENT


  • Treatment is depends on severity of the symptoms .
  • The treatment of seborrheic dermatitis focus on loosening scale,reducing inflammation and swelling and curbing itch.
  • In mild case -A topical antifungal cream or medicated shampoo( such as ketoconazole,selenium sulfide,coal tar,and zinc pyrithione) may be enough to control symptoms.
  • In more severe case – you may receive the prescription for mild corticosteroids.

MANAGEMENT


The management of seborrheic dermatitis is

  • Wash your skin regularly,always maintain skin hygiene..
  • Apply coconut oil.
  • Avoid styling products.
  • Avoid skin and hair products which contain alcohol.
  • Wear cotton clothes,also smooth textured clothes
  • Avoid harsh soaps and detergents.
  • Avoid scratching whenever possible

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


HomeopathIC medicines for seborrheic dermatitis are very useful some medicine are Kali sulphuricum,thuja,graphite,natrum mur,phosphorus,petroleum depending on the case and symptoms. Only constitutional approach can give permanent cure.


DO’S & DON’TS


DO’S


  • Maitain hygiene
  • Wear cotton loose clothes
  • Use coconut oil
  • Keep yourselh hydrated

DON’TS


  • Don’t use harsh soaps
  • Don’t scratch
  • Avoid friction
  • Avoid chemicals

 

HERPES ZOSTER/ SHINGLES

WHAT IS HERPES ZOSTER ?


Herpes zoster also known as shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus which produces painful rash. Varicella-zoster virus also causes chickenpox. Once you are infected with the virus it remains dormant in the body near the spinal cord and brain and may reactivate anytime in life and produce shingles. Shingles is a very painful condition.


LOCATION: although shingles may appear anywhere in the body but they usually appear as a single line of blisters either on the left or right side of the trunk of the body.


RISK FACTORS


  • Weak immune system:certain diseases which weaken the immune system (HIV/AIDS, cancer)  make you more prone to develop shingles.

  • Being 60 or older: shingles is seen in older people more

  • Cancer treatment: compromises the immune system thus predispose to development of shingles

  • Steroids: also increase the risk of development of shingles

COMPLICATIONS


Common complication of herpes zoster is infections with acute pain.

  • Postherpetic neuralgia:- is a condition commonly seen as a complication of shingles. The blisters get cleared but the pain continues long after the blisters have healed.

  • Vision loss:- if herpes developes around the eys then it causes painful infection developes which can affect the vision.

  • Skin infection:- the blisters should be treated properly

  • Neurological problem:- herpes zoster can cause an inflammation of the brain, facial paralysis, or hearing or balance problems.

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


Symptoms:-


  • The first symptom of shingles is localized pricking, burning pain with itching which developes days before appearance of the rash.
  • After few days fluid filled red blisters appear on the site of pain as a stripe of blisters on either side of the body.
  • The typical feature of the rash is that it would not cross the midline of the body and would stay on one side only
  • The blisters may burst and crust forms at the site.
  • There is sensitivity to touch.
  • In few cases the pain and rashes can be accompanied by fever, headache and fatigue.
  • There could be sensitivity to light if the rash is near eye.

Causes:-


Herpes zoster is caused by varicella-zoster virus which also causes chickenpox. Once you are infected with chickenpox the virus stays dormant in the body and may reactivate anytime thus producing shingles.


DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis:-


Herpes zoster diagnosed with a physical examination of rashes and blisters. Sometimes doctor may also take a tissue scraping or culture of the blisters for laboratory examination.


Treatment:-


Treatment for herpes zoster is antiviral drugs, anti-inflammatory drugs, narcotic medications creams, gels but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for herpes zoster.


MANAGEMENT


  • Take varicella vaccine and varicella-zoster vaccine.
  • Take healthy foods.
  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Don’t get in contact with person having the rash.
  • Warm applications might help with pain

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like arsenic album, rhus tox, arsenic album, calc carb,causticum, graphites, hepar sulph, silicea, sulphur, variolinum, mezereum, etc. But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for herpes zoster.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s:-


  • Take vaccinations.
  • Take healthy foods.
  • Maintain hygiene

Don’ts:-


  • Don’t touch or get in contact with person having the infection.

PEMPHIGUS VULGARIS

WHAT IS PEMPHIGUS VULGARIS ?


Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare autoimmune disorder of the skin which produces blisters and sores of the skin and mucous membranes. Depending on the appearance of blisters it can be of two types:

Pemphigus vulgaris: painful blisters appear in the mouth in the beginning and then spread to genitals and skin. They are more sore and painful but don’t itch.


Pemphigus foliaceus: blisters appear on the chest, back and shoulders which itch more and are less painful.


RISK FACTORS


  • Pemphigus increases in middle aged or older.
  • More common in people of middle Eastern orJewish descent.

COMPLICATIONS


  • Infection may spread to the blood streams.
  • The sores in the mouth are painful thus making eating difficult which might cause malnutrition
  • Infected skin
  • If left untreated the condition may be life threatening.

SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


Symptoms


  • Painful blisters that start in the mouth or skin areas( pemphigus vulgaris) which then spread. In pemphigus foliaceus the blisters appear on chest, back and shoulders
  • Burning sensation of the skin
  • Itching and pain.
  • Skin blisters near the surface of the skin that come and go.
  • Oozing, crusting or peeling at the blister site.

Causes


The exact cause that triggers it is not known but it is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune cells start damaging the skin and mucous membrane.


DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis


Diagnosis of pemphigus can be abit tricky but following tests and procedures can help in diagnosis:

  • Blood test: to look for antibodies
  • Biopsy: to study cell cytology
  • Endoscopy: to look for mouth and throat sores

Treatment


Treatment for pemphigus includes antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, corticosteroids but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for pemphigus.


MANAGEMENT


  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Eat healthy diet
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Avoid infection on the skin

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like caltha palustris, cantharis, mancinella, ranunculus sceleratus, juglans cinerea, rhus tox But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for pemphigus.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Maintain hygiene.

Don’ts


  • Don’t rub or itch

 

FIBROMYALGIA

WHAT IS FIBROMYALGIA  ?


Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome which is seen more in females that causes body pain and mental distress. Musculoskeletal pain is seen in whole body along with weakness, fatigue, mood swings, confusion and memory loss.

Sometimes symptoms can be precipitated by a single event (stress, accident, injury, trauma etc) but the symptoms can build up gradually as well.


RISK FACTORS


  • Gender:  fibromyalgia is seen more in women than in men.

  • Family history: if you have a family history then risk would increase

  • Diseases:  like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis may also increase risk.

COMPLICATIONS


As such no major complications are seen but due to pain the sleep patern is disturbed due to which signs of mental distress may be aggravated. Concentration is also compromised due to lack of sleep.


SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES


Symptoms


  • Pain: widespread pain is seen in the patient which is a dull ache felt almost in whole body. Fibromyalgia mostly covers whole body.

  • Stiffness: is seen especially in the morning in the joints and muscles. Sometimes jaw stiffness is also seen.

  • Headache: is also a common symptom seen with fibromyalgia.

  • Fatigue: patients feel tired all the time and never feel fresh after waking up in the morning.

  •  Sleep disorders: like restless leg syndrome or apnea is also seen due to lack of sleep.

  • Irritable bowel syndrome: may also be seen parallel to fibromyalgia

Causes


  • Genetic: there may be certain genetic mutations that may make you more susceptible to developing the disorder. Fibromyalgia tends to run in families so if you have a family history of fibromyalgia then chances are more.

  • Infections: some illnesses appear to aggravate fibromyalgia.

  • Physical or emotional trauma: sometimes be triggered by a physical trauma, injury, accident

  • Psychological stress: may also trigger the condition. So if you have fibromyalgia then stressful situations can make it worse

DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT


Diagnosis


Although no test can diagnose the condition but following tests might help to over rule the other conditions of pain:

  • Complete blood count
  • Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Cyclic citrullinated peptide test
  • Thyroid function tests

Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed only on the basis of symptoms when there is pain which covers most of the body and has no other underlying cause defining it.


Treatment


Conventional treatment for take pain killer medication or antidepressants, physical therapy, antiseizure drugs but these treatments are not permanent and safe. Thus homeopathic treatment is the best treatment for Fibromyalgia.


MANAGEMENT


  • Do regular aerobic exercise
  • Do stretching in mornings
  • Get enough sleep at night
  • Take balanced and healthy diet.
  • Don’t  take stress
  • Take proper rest
  • Do meditation

HOMEOPATHIC MANAGEMENT


There are medicines like rhus tox, ruta grav, rhododendron, arnica, causticum, bryonia, cimicifuga But medicine depends on the presentation of the case and should never be taken without consulting a registered homeopath. Homeopathy has permanent cure for Fibromyalgia.


DO’s AND DON’Ts


Do’s


  • Balanced healthy diet.
  • Do regular exercise
  • Rest properly
  • Do meditation

Don’ts


  • Don’t take stress.