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Wounds and Cuts (Part 2 Infected Wounds)
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If a wound become red, hot, swollen and painful there is every chance it is becoming infected. If there is an exude of clear fluids that starts to turn yellowish, greenish yellow, or becomes brownish or dark the situation is worsening rapidly. This demands the choice of specific remedies to combat infection. If CALENDULA has not be used the time to use it may be now. STAPHISAGRIA is useful in infected incised wound and surgical cut with greenish discharge and hypersensitivity to pain. Please refer above for symptoms to these remedies.

Apis: Puncture wounds (Led) that become red, rosy, swollen, edematous, very sensitive to touch, esp. when the pains are burning, piercing, continuous. The redness spreads like erysipelas. Lymphangitis. Erysipelas after wounds or operations. The wound is hot and > by cold applications.

(a). Rhus Tox. Follows Apis if the redness runs down the inside of the arms or legs in interrupted stripes. Lymphangitis, with swollen glands. The patient becomes chilly as the sepsis spreads.

(b). Rhus Tox may be followed with Ars. if the parts become blackish and exuded pus and the patient becomes prostrated and restless.

Belladonna (2): This remedy is most useful in the early stage when there is sudden, rapid, swelling of a bright red color with intense throbbing pains. Useful before the pus develops when swelling increases causing red streaks to radiate from the site. Lymphangitis. The lymph glands become red and swollen. Is esp. indicated if the is fever, flushed face, glaring eyes, throbbing arteries, excited mental state, hyperaesthesia of all senses, etc..

Bufo (2): Tendency for wounds to suppurate with throbbing and lancinating pains. Small wound suppurate much. Lymphatic swollen, red streaks and redness along course of lymphatic channels, lymphangitis. Itching and burning pains. They are < in warm rooms, on awakening, > bathing or cold air, from putting feet in hot water.

Calcarea Sulph (3): Calcarea Sulph similar in composition to Hepar Sul although it is a remedy that suits warmer individuals, the suppuration process does not resolve, thick, yellow, bloody pus.

Echinacea (1): Clinically show to be effective in septic conditions concomitant to wounds. Symptoms of bloody poisoning. Lymphatic inflammation, lymphangitis, crush injuries. Foul discharges with emaciation and great debility. Patient is depressed and confused.

Hepar Sulph (3): Unhealthy skin, every little injury suppurates. Excessive sensitiveness of the parts. There are chilly sensations, throbbing in the parts, or sharp, sticking, splinter-like pains that are < night and from cold. The infection spread by small pimples that form around the main site. The discharges are yellow, bloody, or fetid. The patient is chilly, hypersensitive, and the slightest cause irritates them greatly. They are < cold, dry cold wind, touch and are > warmth and wrapping up the affected part.

Lachesis (2): Wounds which heal slow to heal, bluish or purplish hue around the site. Small wounds bleed greatly, the blood does not coagulate. Inflammation of the lymphatics leading from the wounds, lymphangitis. The patient is talkative, over heated, restless uneasy and can not stand anything tight around the neck. They are < after sleep or on sleeping.

Pyrogen (3): Septic states and fevers, small cuts become swollen, inflamed. Discharges are have a foul odor and there is red streaks extending from the wound, lymphangitis. Great pain and violent burning. Small cuts or injuries become much swollen and inflamed. Useful when the best selected remedies do not relieve or permanently improve. Aching all over, bed feels hard. The pulse is abnormally quick out of all proportion to temperature or high temperature with abnormally slow pulse. Temperature quickly oscillates now high, how low. Worse > from motion.

Silica (3): Bad effects of needles, splinters and other foreign bodies. Will remove splinter and foreign bodies without suppuration if given immediately. Useful when suppuration continuous and the wound refuses to heal. Pus is thin watery, yellow and does not resolve. The patient is very chilly, cold, hugs the fire, wants plenty of warm clothing, hates drafts, hands and feet are cold, Better > warmth. Suits yielding, faint hearted, anxious, nervous and excitable temperaments.

Sulphuric Acid (2): Wound which fail to heal. prostration form wounds, gangrene following mechanical injuries, scars are red, blue and painful. Irritable hurried persons. < mechanical injuries, excess heat, touch, pressure, > warmth and rest.

Disclaimer: This information is supplied for educational purposes only. It is not for the treatment of any individual person or disease. If you are suffering any particular complaint please consult a physician or call emergency services.

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