SEPSIS AND HOMEOPATHY
Sepsis is a disease on which many articles have been written in the past, but due to its importance, its awareness is still relevant especially in terms of homeopathy.
It would be worth mentioning here that thousands of patient die around the world because of sepsis, even in USA and Europe where hospital care is at an optimum at least compared to the developing world.
Sepsis, also called “SIRS” or systemic inflammatory response syndrome, is an illness in which bacterial illness takes over the blood stream. In simple words it is blood poisoning.
Causes: As mentioned Sepsis is caused by a bacterial infection that can begin any where in the body.
The glands that may be infected are:
One important aspect not to be overlooked is in the hospitalized patient where Sepsis can affect them adversely.
Common sites of infection are surgical wounds, surgical drains, intravenous lines, places where the skin breakdowns, resulting in the dreaded bedsores.
Symptoms: Some of the important symptoms are as follows:
- Skin - Cellulitis.
- Lining of the brain- Meningitis.
- Lungs – Bacterial Pneumonia.
- Kidney- Urinary Tract Infection.
- Liver – Inflammation
- Gall Bladder- Infection,
- Bowel- Peritonitis.
Homeopathy has a very important role to play in overcoming the symptoms by prescribing according to “law of similars”. Some of the important medicines in treating SEPSIS are as follows:
Apis, Ars, Baptisia, Bell, Bryonia, Carb Veg, Crotolus Horridus, Lachesis, Lycopodium, Pyrogenum, and Echinacea.
I may add that for bedsores calendula ointment has been proven to be very effective in addition to the medicines prescribed according to the prevailing condition.
I pray that this small write up will at least be a reminder to those in health care industry who would like to explore about Homeopathy as a mode of treatment for sepsis.
- Shock due to drop in blood pressure
- Malfunctioning of different organs of the body, such as kidney, liver, lungs, and CNS or central nervous system
- Mental confusion, delirium
- Low urine output
- Skin rash
Homoeopathy in Emergencies of Medicine [not available at this time]
This comprehensive practical guide to the management of life-threatening situations confronting the homoeopaths in day-to-day medical practice.
Each emergency is discussed with medical tips, wich help the doctor to quickly diagnose the disease, aided by a few symptoms.
In the 3rd edition many additions have been done giving emphasis to the differentiating points between different remedies used in emergency cases.
Thomas Krunzel | The Homeopathic Emergency Guide
A Quick Reference Handbook to Effective Homeopathic Care
A modern therapeutic guide aimed at practitioners and experienced users of homeopathy. Covers conditions from abdominal inflammation to wounds, with clear indications of situations requiring expert medical attention, including keynotes & modalities for remedies plus page numbers for rubrics in Kent's Repertory.