Homeopathic Remedies Target Symptoms of MRSA Staph Infections and Homeopathy

MRSA

MRSA,bacteria magnified x9560 by a scanning electron micrograph
MRSA,bacteria magnified x9560 by a scanning electron micrograph

MRSA Now Found In Homes

"What our findings show is it's also endemic in households," said lead researcher Dr. Anne-Catrin Uhlemann, of Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.

MRSA is called a superbug because it is resistant to many common antibiotics. The new results, published April 21 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, are based on 161 New York City residents who contracted MRSA infections between 2009 and 2011.

  • http://www.cbsnews.com/news/american-homes-harbor-antibiotic-resistant-superbug-mrsa/

World MRSA Day Kickoff Event and Global C. difficile Summit to be held on September 26, 2015 in Illinois

  • Methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocus aureus (MRSA), the antibiotic resistant form of Staphylococcus aureus is rampant in U.S. healthcare facilities, in the community, in livestock and in the environment.

    "The ongoing MRSA epidemic is fueling antibiotic resistance globally as antibiotics are used indiscriminately in humans and in livestock", states Jeanine Thomas founder of MRSA Survivors Network. "Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a current and dangerous public health crisis".

    • http://www.news-medical.net/news/20150625/World-MRSA-Day-Kickoff-Event-and-Global-C-difficile-Summit-to-be-held-on-September-26-2015-in-Illinois.aspx

Sanitation More Important Than Antibiotics

Two Types of MRSA:

  1. MRSA associated with hospitals and other health care environments
  2. Community related MRSA for those who have skin-to-skin contact and can transfer the bacteria in places such as athletic gyms, spas, and other contact sports.

Basic Sanitation To Prevent the Spread of This Contagious Disease

  • Use good hygiene
  • Bandage cuts and scrapes during the healing process
  • Do not touch the skin or bandages of others
  • Do not share hygiene articles such as towels, washcloths, razors, or clothes
  • Always wash dirty sheets, towels and clothes in hot water with bleach and dry in a hot dryer if you suspect any contamination

A July 3, 2012 publication in JAMA | indicates rates of drug-resistant community and hospital-acquired MRSA appear to be declining based upon a study of more than 9 million military personnel from 2005-2010 data. The proportion of community-acquired MRSA-related skin and soft tissue infections peaked in 2006 at 62%, and then declined to 52% in 2010 shows the statistical trend. Rates of another "super bug," MSSA (methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus) infections declined during the five-year study.

  • Remember how data may be skewed. Kyle Popovich, MD, infectious disease physician at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago says the decline in skin and soft tissue infections may be related to fewer cultures, not an actual decrease. "Doctors may just treat the infection after looking at it, without sending the culture off to the lab." The study only looked at lab cultures.

  • Link to Article That Cites MRSA incremental decline in civilian population from 2005-2008

Europe Invests In MRSA Antimicrobial Drugs

  • http://download.thelancet.com/action/doSearch?searchType=quick&searchText=Europe+Invests+In+MRSA+Antimicrobial+Drugs&occurrences=all&journalCode=&searchScope=fullSite

New York Times | Research explains that keeping a wound clean prevents MRSA or infection, and is an important part of skin care management. While we know antibiotics can typically help once an infection infiltrates the skin wound, they have become less effective with the overuse of these drugs.

News Bite

Superbugs Spread Through New York Homes | Antibiotic-resistant superbug arose in northern Manhattan

CDC | Composite SCCmec Element in Single-locus Variant (ST217) of Epidemic MRSA-15 Clone

BBC | Hospitals in England are not required to officially report infections of a "superbug" capable of resisting our most powerful antibiotics, a BBC investigation has found.

Homeopathic Approach to Staph Infections

Department of Health | Antibiotic resistance poses alarming threat | Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies is warning today in the lead up to European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD)

Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Detected at Four U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants | The incidence of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections is increasing in the United States, and it is possible that municipal waste­water could be a reservoir of this micro­organism.

  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Detected at Four U.S. Wastewater Treatment Plants http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/ehp.1205436.pdf

This is educational material only.

You will realize after reading this article that it is best to find an experienced homeopath and a medical physician if you have contracted a contagious disease. It is vital that the condition be taken seriously. Please call your doctor to see if you need to be admitted to a hospital.

While writing my previous hubpage on epidemics, I came across this absolutely grotesque and upsetting video shown here. I thought that perhaps young people would think could be a simple case of acne, a pimple that would go away, or just plain “cool.” Well, it is not a laughing matter or to be taken lightly.

WHAT IS MRSA?

MRSA is the most prevalent type of hospital-acquired infection in England, affecting 100,000 people or 44% of all such cases and costing the NHS £1bn. MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is one of a family of staphylococcal bacteria. Identified in the 1960s, it is resistant to conventional antibiotics, including penicillin and methicillin. Experts have uncovered 17 strains of MRSA with differing degrees of drug resistance. US scientists have detected a strain called VRSA, which is resistant to vancomycin, the drug used to treat MRSA when all others have failed. Source

  • FACT | S. aureus is one of the most common causes of bacterial infection in the world, resulting in roughly 292,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States.

  • NEWS | Longmont-based MicroPhage Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a test designed to detect whether Staphylococcus aureus infections are resistant or susceptible to methicillin, officials for the local biotech.

  • PHOTOS | CBS news now illustrates in pictures what MRSA looks like so you will know.

  • Two hospitals institute new trial hygiene cleanliness program to reduce MRSA that works. Washing hands and taking nasal swabs to know who has already been infected shows promise for good results to reduce outbreaks.

A True Story About MRSA Infection Cured With Homeopathy

Skim the Article Then Go Back and Read

Dear Hubbers ~ An April 2011 article explains that there are numerous definitions for each type of skin condition related to MRSA and about the proliferating infection. There are news articles about how the epidemic is spreading and where in the world it resides. How are the medical institutions (hospitals) dealing with the problem. Many Excellent videos that I recommend taking the time to watch.

  • Populations at risk for MRSA include those in long-term elder care, HIV-positive, and hemodialysis patients, based upon the amounts of nasal bacteria.

So, please first skim through and then come back to see what interests you.

Do not be disheartened, there are ways to deal with this problem. As you will read, homeopathy treats SYMPTOMS not disease names. Presented are some clinical rubrics (which could easily help acne sufferers, too). You will learn quite a lot here. I know I have just writing the page.

Gaia-Health Publishes a story: NORWAY REMEDIATES MRSA | The cause—overprescription of antibiotics—was acknowledged. So they stopped overprescribing.

MRSA Vaccine Development

MRSA Vaccine | Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline , two of the world’s biggest drug makers, and NovaDigm Therapeutics Inc., a closely held biotechnology company, are each testing novel vaccines to halt methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Don't forget that these viruses mutate much more rapidly than any vaccines could catch up.


Homeopathic Case Study of MRSA with illustrations and Remedies | An Alternative Approach in The Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), using Classical Homeopathy. ~ Pierre Fontaine RSHom CCH.

MRSA Is More Common Than Ever

  • The New York Times Blog Section has an article about the potential for infection by more resistant bacteria for athletes, like football players and also gay men. According to New England Journal of Medicine, MRSA affects men who had frequent contact with others and often did not shower before using communal whirlpools. The article blames factors such as compromised skin and close skin-to-skin contact.

  • In addition, pets are not immune to MRSA infections. Veterinarians must deal with pets who contract this disease in domesticated animal and this number is on the rise in birds, cats, dogs, horses, pigs, rabbits and rodents. That means touching your pets could be of concern if this disease is transmissible.

  • You can also read stories from celebrities who speak up about their illnesses to inform the public and make a statement. New York fashion designer Jack Mackenroth, 38, was diagnosed with MRSA a few years ago and his story was in the news.
  • More opinion pieces in the March 2010 edition of the New York Times talks about the spread of super bugs, the latest name for MRSA. An article entitled, "Doctor Warns Against Some Uses of Surgical Device Which Spreads Bacteria" about Scott Augustine, the inventor of the Bair Hugger, which warms patients during operations, says the machine should not be used on those receiving implant devices like artificial heart valves due to potential for infection.
  • Furthermore, search for the Op-Ed columnist Nicholas Kristof who wrote an opinion piece on March 6, 2010 about the spread of "superbugs." As long as we're scrutinizing our health care system, we also need to look at the way modern agribusiness madly overuses antibiotics.



The symptoms just get worse as time goes on and could even lead to death.

Medical Video [55 minutes]: Review of the condition Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) long considered to be a hospital acquired infection is now found in communities of non-hospitalized persons.

This show covers: 1) Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance 2) Oral antibiotic treatments and 3) Parenteral antibiotics for MRSA. Series: "UC Grand Rounds Series" [3/2008] [Health and Medicine] [Professional Medical Education] [Show ID: 13704] Recommend Watching This show.

The Prevalence of Community-Acquired Methicillin- Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (CA-MRSA) in Skin Abscesses Presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department

"There have been reports of clusters and outbreaks among children in daycare centers, competitive athletes, homeless youth, Native Americans, men who have sex with men, jail inmates, and military recruit . . ."

David Magilner,MD,MSPH;Marielle Moses Byerly, MD; David M.Cline,MD


Reference Resource That Include MRSA Symptoms

A Holistic Approach to MRSA

There are numerous informative articles and webpages on the internet and Hubpages. This article presents potential homeopathic remedies that have been recorded as useful and curative in historical databases and books. Clarkes Clinical Repertory is one good reference. Homeopathy 911 by Eileen Nauman, D.H.M. is another. And the charts below were created on Kents ReferenceWorks Computer Program for Homeopaths.

What is a homeopathic consultation like?

Typically, a homeopath will do a two-hour consultation that documents all levels of the individual’s experience of his/her condition. This means at the very least recording the name of the disease, then the symptoms, then how the person feels and experiences those symptoms related to the disorder. In addition, many unusual questions will be asked about the person’s general state of health and normal condition when well, medical history, plus other particulars them.

It is a detailed process and then the information is analyzed in rubrics to discern the best matching remedy to fit the individual’s life pattern.

It is best not to try to treat your self, however, there are ‘top’ remedies that are used in certain situations. Most people are familiar with using Arnica for bumps, bruises, accidents and black and blue marks.

  • Septic shock, a condition when the body is poisoned and the skin is full of or generating pus calls for the top two homeopathic sepsis remedies: Pyrogenium and Baptisia tinctoria.

As you will see below in the analysis section, there are hundreds of possible remedies that could be indicated with each symptom. That is why seeking out a homeopath who is familiar with medical terms, the modern computer programs and how to utilize them, knows how to listen and discern the most important qualities and characteristics is most important.

Gene Transfer Increases Disease Resistance | Wondering how easy it is for humans to become susceptible to new strains of MRSA? Researchers delve into the world of gene transfer. Just like people will jump ship when their survival is at stake, genes will jump too so they can keep their species alive.

Elsevier | Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the superbug MRSA strains have emerged as serious pathogens in the nosocomial & community setting. Hospitalization costs associated with MRSA infections are greater than those associated with methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) infections...

Nation & World | Study paints picture of rampant "superbug" As many as 1. 2 million hospital patients are infected with dangerous, drug-resistant staph infections each year, almost 10 times more than...

Guardian | Expert says new superbug infections are common in UK hospitals | Politics | guardian.co.uk October 2008: The Kent air ambulance is refusing to fly to Maidstone hospital after a report revealed 90 patients had died at local trust facilities as a leading expert claims the deadly strain Clostridium difficile

Superbugs | Surgeons blame overcrowding for superbugs' spread October 2008: Overcrowding on wards is causing an uncontrollable spread of hospital infections, warns the Royal College of Surgeons

Health | Health watchdog hails signs of C difficile retreat | Society | guardian.co.uk July 2008: Clostridium difficile infections rise compared to previous quarter but are down year on year, while MRSA cases fall, statistics show

Guardian | Drug resistant super-bug is poised to enter UK population, say campaigners | Science | guardian.co.u June 2008: Campaigners today call for urgent tests on the nation's farm animals after the emergence of a new strain of MRSA which has spread rapidly among farmers in Europe, causing an array of serious infections

Society | Hospital deep cleans a waste of time, say contractors | Society | guardian.co.uk January 2008:

PDF DOWNLOAD | Future Threat of Gram-negative Resistance in Singapore

PDF DOWNLOAD | Bio-Tech Superbugs Report PDF | EMERGENCE OF THE SUPERBUG PDF 2008 PDF Report: Antimicrobial resistance in the US | Hearing of the committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions United States Senate

Elsevier | Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: the superbug MRSA strains have emerged as serious pathogens in the nosocomial & community setting. Hospitalization costs associated with MRSA infections are greater than those associated with methicillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) infections...

What Is a Staph Infection?

We know that Staphylococcus is a type of bacteria that live on many skin surfaces, especially around mucus membranous areas like the nose, mouth, genitals, and anus. Other names for staph are Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, Staphylococcus Aureus, and Staph A.

Sometimes when there is injury to the skin via a puncture wound, scrape, or cut an infection may occur when bacteria enter. Numerous cases have occurred in hospital settings after surgery. Wound infections generally show up 2 or more days after the injury or surgery. The signs of a wound infection (redness, pain, swelling, and warmth) are similar to those found in cellulitis. A wound infection may be accompanied by fever and a generally ill feeling. Pus or a cloudy fluid can drain from the wound and a yellow crust (like that in impetigo) can develop. If you think you have a wound infection after surgery, or you have a serious wound that seems to be infected, call your doctor. 

There are more than 30 species in the staph family of bacteria, and they can cause different kinds of illnesses — for example, one kind of staph can cause urinary tract infections. But most staph infections are caused by the species Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus). 

Listed below will be homeopathic remedies that address the localized infections of folliculitis, boils, impetigo, and cellulitis attributed to S. aureus.

Safe Food Preparation

Any picnicker will know to keep the perishable food that contains mayonnaise cold, because bacteria can build up and poisons the food, which also causes toxic shock syndrome. This goes for proper preparation of your holiday turkey. Instructions to prepare and cook turkey safely www.health.state.mn.us/foodsafety/foods/turkey.html

Skin Infections Can Be Painful

FOLLICULITIS is an infection of the hair follicles when tiny white-headed pimples appear at the base of hair shafts. When infected they become red and inflamed. This may occur where people shave or have irritated skin from rubbing against clothing.

The folliculitis condition worsens to produce furuncles (boils) usually on the face, neck, buttocks, armpits, and inner thighs where small hairs can often be irritated. The boils may feel like a swollen, red, painful lump, which fills with pus, growing larger and more painful until it ruptures and drains.

  • Using ReferenceWorks: Folliculitis on the skin refers to five rare remedies: 3Sulfonam., 2thal., des-ac., saroth., thiop.
  • Folliculitis is similar to an infected cyst. Clarke's Reference for cysts: Baryta carbonicum, Bovine, Calcarea-sulph, Stp

A cluster of several furuncles is called a carbuncle, at that point a person may feel ill and feverish.

  • Clarke has one remedy listed for furuncle: Arsenicum sulphuratum rubrum
  • Clarke lists one remedy for boils on face: calc-phos
  • Clarke's list for boils: Abr, Alm, Anan, Athra, arn, As r, Bel, Bls, Cad sulph, ca chrl, ca m, ca s, crt h, Elt, Hep, Hpz, Hoa, Lach, Led, Mld, Na sa, Ph x, Phyt, Pi x, Pso, Rs v, Sbi, Sap, Sec, Sil So a, Sul, Rui
  • ReferenceWorks give 287 Remedies for Furuncle: 3Sil., 3Sulph., 2petr., 2pic-ac., abrom-aug., abrot., absin., acal., acon., acor-c., aeth., aethi-a., agar., alf., all-c., all-s., allopu., aloe, aloe-v., alth., alum., alumn., am-c., am-i., am-m., anac., anac-oc., anet-g., ange-s., ant-c., ant-t., anthr., ap-g., apis, arec., arg., arist-cl., arn., ars., ars-br., ars-met., ars-s-r., art-v., arum-dru., asim., aspar., aven., aza., bac., bar-c., baros., bart., bell., bell-p., berb., beta., bor., borag., brass., brass-o., brom., brucel., bry., bufo, cadm-s., calad., calc., calc-hp., calc-m., calc-p., calc-pic., calc-s., calen., camph., caps., carb-an., carb-v., carbn-s., card-b., card-m., caru., caul., caust., chel., chin., chin-ar., chin-s., choc., cice., cimic., cina, cist., cit-v., clem., cob., coca, coch., coloc., con., corn-f., crot-h., cuc-c., cuc-p., cur., cycl., cyna., cypr., dam., dauc., dig., dios., dulc., echi., echi-p., electr., ephe., equis., equis-a., euph., euphr., eupi., ferr-i., ferr-m., ferr-p., fic-c., foen., frag., fuc., gaert., gast., gels., gent-l., gink., gins., glech., glon., glyc-g., graph., gymne., hall, harp., helia., hep., hippoz., ho., hydr., hydrang., hydrc., hyos., ichth., indg., iod., jug-c., jug-r., junc., juni-c., juni-v., kali-bi., kali-br., kali-c., kali-i., kali-n., kali-p., kalm., lach., lappa, led., len-c., lil-t., linu-u., lob., lup., lyc., lycpr., m-p-a., mag-c., mag-m., mag-s., mand., mang., mangi., med., menth., menth-pu., merc., merc-pr-r., merc-s., merc-succ., methot., mez., morg., morg-g., mur-ac., myric., nat-c., nat-m., nat-s., nep., nit-ac., nux-v., o-a-n., oci-b., oeno., ol-myr., op., oper., opun-v., orig., orig-v., past., pers., ph-ac., phos., phyt., pimp-a., pip-n., prot., prun., prun-c., prun-d., prune., psor., puls., pyrog., raph., rham-p., rheum, rhus-g., rhus-r., rhus-t., rhus-v., ribs-n., rob., ros-ca., rosm., rubu-ch., rumx., rumx-a., russ., sabin., salv., salx-a., sarr., sars., sass., scut., sec., sep., sieg., sin-a., sol-t., sorb-au., spin-o., spira., staph., staphycoc., stel., stram., strept., strept-ent., sul-ac., sul-i., symph., tarax., tarent., tarent-c., tep., teucr-s., thea., thuj., trif-p., trig-f-g., tub., tus-fa., urt-d., uva., vacc-m., valer., verb., vib., vinc., visc., vitis, wies., zinc., zinc-o., zing.

 

Chart Showing Most Prominent Remedies

ReferenceWorks Analysis of Pustule, Infection, Abscess, Canker, Staph, Impetigo, Cellulitis, and Furuncle
ReferenceWorks Analysis of Pustule, Infection, Abscess, Canker, Staph, Impetigo, Cellulitis, and Furuncle

Top 24 Remedies in the Analysis

Some of the leading remedies can be found in your Home Self-Care Emergency Homeopathic Kit:

A knowledgeable homeopath makes a selection based upon the complete picture, the SRP [strange, rare, & peculiar], the generalities and the modalities. This is both an art and a science. With so many remedies available it can become confusing, unless you know how to discern clearly what is needed.


  • Silicea - The number one remedy for dry skin and pushing foreign matter out of the skin. Indicated for painful skin, itching over whole body, eruptions like in chicken pox, lymphedema and abscesses, ulcers, suppuration of glands, which may or may not be painful. Abscesses under the skin. Silica helps bring pus to the surface to discharge. Furuncule, Carbuncle, warts.
  • Hepar sulph calc - effective at bringing eruptions to a head like silica. Ulcer pains feel like jabbing sharp sticks when touched. This is the overall sensation such as, lips feels as if swallowed a fish bone, or stick. Used for inflammations, ulcers, pustules, boils and eruptions. The Hepar patient faints with pain, even from slight pain.
  • Sulphur - for main sensations are hot, burning, irritated with offensive odor and filthy dirty skin. This is a well known remedy for skin irritation. Sensitive to open air and drafts, worse from washing and taking a bath. The crown of the head is very hot but the feet are cold. The soles of the feet burn at night; they must be put out of the bed. Hungry and starving at 11am, but not before then.There are vesicular, pustular, furuncular, scaly eruptions, all attended with much itching, and some of them with discharge and suppuration. The skin, even without any eruption, itches much, itches from the warmth of the bed and from wearing woolen clothing. Keeps on scratching until the skin becomes raw, or until it burns, and then comes a relief of the itching. Impetigo, abscesses.
  • Rhus-tox - is best know to heal poison ivy outbreaks with blistering skin rash, that is worse for rainy weather. Arthritis symptoms of stiffness, reslessness, better for movement, but worse on initial movement. Intense fever: thirsty: great prostration: weeps without knowing why. Severe aching in the bones. Fear of poisoning. Anxiety and fear which are worse at night. Vesicular erysipelas where the vesicles are large. Eruptions on the chin, face, cheeks, mouth, nose, forehead. All kinds of eruptions that burn and itch, with pus, swelling, red blotches, crusting over, skin feels tight, shingles, that spread. Itching worse after scratching.
  • Mercurius - One of the main remedies for abscess, coated tongue, infections. Dirty, smelly, drooling. Increased salivation, offensive breath, profuse offensive sweat. Filthy tongue, large, flabby, tooth – notched Thirsty Craves bread and butter. Worse: night, heat of bed
  • Arsenicum album - A main remedy for eczema with burning and scratching. Very anxious about health. Constantly restless and desires company. Smelly diarrhea and vomiting after eating poisoned food. Restless, constantly changing position, with chilliness that is better with heat and company. Even while very ill concerned with things being neat and clean. Worse time of day is between 12PM and 2AM. All symptoms burn. Skin is dry as parchment and burning itch. Scratching makes itching worse, and applying heat soothes. Indigestion also has burning pain. Inflamed spots, red pimples that become ulcers, nettle rash, eruption of painful black, itchy pustules. Herpes. Nightly burning. Carbuncles. Inflammatory tumours with burning pains.Warts.
  • Kali-bichromicum - Areas "fill up" with yellow discharge and person points to "spots" that ache. Skin ulcers with pustular eruptions. Inflammation and cracking of joints, acute nephritis. Keynote for thick, sticky, ropy, stringy touch, lumpy or thick discharges of mucus membranes. Mucus in pharynx, larynx, bronchi and nose STRINGY. Polyps. Pains in Small Spots. Pains appear and disappear suddenly. Feels heavy in different parts. As if a hair were on the tongue. Yellow discharges. Better from heat and wrapping up, motion and pressure. Worse from alcohol, beer, stooping, sitting, eating, cold, hot weather, damp, open air, springtime and from 2-3 AM. Migraines.
  • Apis mellifica - Disease that comes suddenly and strong. Stinging. Erysipelas, with sensitiveness and swelling, rosy color. Carbuncles, with burning, stinging pain. Sudden puffing up of whole body. Hot and heat that is better for cool/cold application. For a dry fever that alternates with sweating, facial flushing, and a very sore throat with swollen tonsils. Pain may extend to the ears, and the eyelids may be swollen. Little thirst. Irritable, does not like to be disturbed.
  • Psorinum - A nosode from disease matter is similar to sulphur. Whereas sulphur feels extremely hot; psorinum feels very cold and must keep a hat on. Outbreak of pustules and filthy discharge and dry skin.
  • Lachesis - Skin is purple. Boils, carbuncles, ulcers and intense pain , malignant pustules; decubitus; dark, bluish, purple appearance; tend to malignancy.Worse for clothing around the neck. Does not want hot drinks.
  • Thuja - known to help warty skin growths, helps blood, gastro-intestinal tract, kidneys, and brain. Variola, aborts the pustule and prevents the suppurating fever. Most symptoms on left side.
  • Belladonna - fever comes shoots up suddenly. known for help strep throat and scarlet fever. Pain pulsing. Face and body hot, red skin, flushed, glaring eyes, throbbing carotids, excited mental state, very sensitive to noise and jarring, delirium, restless sleep, convulsive movements, dryness of mouth and throat with aversion to water, neuralgia.
  • Echinacea - blood poison, sepsis, diarrhea, recurring boils. Carbuncles. Irritations from insect bites and poisonous plants. Lymphatics enlarged.
  • Manganum - For paralysis first affecting lower limbs. Affects nervous system. Irritation and inflammation of eruptions and small hard ulcers at the corners of the mouth. Necrosis and caries of bone. Tendency to small hard ulcersulceration and eruptions with thickening and infiltration. Chronic eruptions. Psoriasis. Tuberculosis. Laryngitis. Aversion to food, no appetite, nothing will tempt him. Sore to touch and from jarring. Anxiety, fear something bad will happen.
  • Crotolus horridus - Blood disease, hemorrhage from orafices, discoloration of skin with swelling. Yellow color of the whole body. Sensitive right half of body. Bloody sweat. Dissecting wounds. Pustular eruptions. Insect stings. Post-vaccination eruptions. Bad effects of vaccination. Lymphangitis and septicæmia. Boils, carbuncles, and eruptions are surrounded by purplish, mottled skin and œdema. Anthrax. Sore sensation relieved by pressure.
  • Chelindonium - Not typically a skin eruption remedy. Supports the liver. Obvious yellow skin tone, especially on tips of the fingers yellow and cold, or with nails blue. Veins swollen. Itching as in jaundice. Rheumatic symptoms in upper limbs ; pain in shoulders, arms, tips of fingers, the whole flesh is sore to touch ; sweat without relief ; all symptoms associated with hepatic derangements. Good for lymphatic tissue.
  • Staphyloccocus - Isopathic preparation. The wound abscess and persistently draining sinus (a canal or passage leading to an abscess) with bone sequestrations were telltale signs of what we now know as chronic osteomylitis (inflammation of and infection of bone, especially the marrow)
  • Calc-sulph - A low potency cell salt for boils or abscesses that are discharging but not healing, or for wounds that have become infected and pus-filled, especially with thick yellow pus that may be lumpy or blood-streaked. If you've tried Hepar sulph, but it does not work, think Calc sulph.
  • Staphysagria - Herpes ; itching in the evening ; burn after, cratching. Chronic miliary eruption. Painful swelling of glands.
  • Sepia - Skin yellow, like jaundice; chapping of the skin, or cracks may extend deeply into the tissues, and this is aggravated by washing in water; corns with jerking or darting pains; exanthema in general, particularly when it is disposed to crack; dry itch, often finding bad effects where the itch has been suppressed by Mercur. or Sulphur; eruptions peeling off; ulceration of the exanthema; bed sores; brown sphacelus. Tetters in general especially if they chap; tetters circular in form. Ulcers suppurating; pus too copious; swollen; with proud flesh. Salt rheum.
  • Graphites - Swelling and induration of the glands.Dryness of the skin and want of perspiration.Erysipelatous inflammation.Humid tetters and eruptions.Soreness and rawness of the skin (in the bends of the limbs, groins, neck, behind the ears), especially in children.Unhealthy skin ; every little injury causes suppuration.Ulcers, with fetid pus ; proud flesh ; itching, stinging.Burning pain in an old cicatrix.Itching of the varices on the lower limbs.Twitching-stinging on the surface of a mole.
  • Kali–iodatum - Roseola. Papular or tubercular eruptions. Development of small pustules or acne, especially on the face. Vesicular eruptions. Itching, is generally better scratching, and worse at night.
  • Pyrogenium - offensiveness of all the discharges of the body: the breath, sweat, vomit, menstrual, lochia, stools, diarrhea, and other excretions are rendered prominent by this carrion-like smell. The next feature is a great soreness of the body, in consequence of which the bed on which they lie down seems hard and uncomfortable. They keep on moving constantly in search of a soft place and a comfortable position

Further Analysis

166 remedies are associated with ‘Carbuncle” in the search engine:

  • Carbuncle is the inflamed swelling - a multiple-headed boil (166): 3Anthr., 2lach., abrom-aug., achy-a., acon., aether, agar., alco., all-c., am-c., ant-t., antho., apis, aral-n., arge-p., arn., ars., ars-i., ars-s-f., arum-t., asaf., asim., aza., bac-ts., bapt., bell., beryl., bor., bor-ac., both-l., bov., brass-o., bry., bufo, bufo-s., caesal., calad., calc., calc-caust., calc-chln., calc-f., calc-p., calc-s., calen., calo., camph., cann-i., cann-s., canth., caps., carb-ac., carb-an., carb-v., caust., cedr., cephd., chin., chlol., chlor., col-a., coloc., crot-c., crot-h., cupr-ar., cyn-d., dauc., dulc., echi., echi-p., electr., epil-a., eucal., euph., ferr-p., fic-c., fl-ac., formal., glyc., graph., gunp., gymne., ham., hep., hippoz., hist., ho., hyos., insulin, iod., jug-r., kali-acet., kali-bi., kali-c., kali-chl., kali-i., kali-m., kali-ma., kali-p., kreos., lac-c., lap-be-e., lap-q-am., lappa, led., lob., luf-b., lyc., med., menthol, merc., morg., mur-ac., mygal., myric., myris., myrrh., naja, neon, nit-ac., nux-v., op., petr., ph-ac., phos., physal., phyt., phyt-b., pic-ac., plb., polyg., polygo-b., psor., puls., pyrog., rad-br., ran-s., rhus-t., sabin., sal-ac., sang., sanic., scol., scroph-n., sec., sil., spig., staph., staphycoc., stel., stram., sul-ac., sulph., sutol., syph., tann-ac., tarent., tarent-c., ther., thuj., torul., trig-f-g., tril-g., tub., uran-n., verb., vip.

Doctor Gives Instructions to Care for Cellulitis

Silica is Specific for Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection involving the skin and areas of tissue below the skin surface. It begins as a small area of redness, pain, swelling, and warmth on the skin. As this area begins to spread, a person may feel feverish and ill. Cellulitis can affect any area of the body, but it's most common on the legs. Clarke lists silica as a specific for this condition, however, a complete search of Materia medica from other homeopaths may lead to another matching remedy.

  • Schussler Cell Salts Remedies in 6X potency are safe and effective
  • ReferenceWorks give 61 Remedies for Cellulitis: 3Rhus-t., acon., ail., am-c., anac., anthr., apis, arn., ars., aur-m-n., bapt., bell., bry., calc., calth., canth., chel., chin-s., cimic., crot-h., dicha., dpt, etaner., ferr-p., fomivi., hep., hyper., insulin, kali-bi., kali-i., kali-m., kali-n., lach., led., mag-s., mang., med., merc., merc-c., merc-i-r., merc-s., merc-succ., nuph., phyt., plat., pyrog., rheum, sabal., sec., sil., staphycoc., strept., stront-br., sulph., tarent., tela, ter., til., vario., verat-v., vesp.

Chalazion Surgery

A Stye (hordeolum or chalazion) is a staph infection in the eyelid.

Styes develop when glands connected to the base of the eyelash become swollen and irritated. A person with a stye will usually notice a red, warm, uncomfortable, and sometimes painful swelling near the edge of the eyelid.

  • Clarke lists these remedies for stye: Cyp, Fag, Fe p, Hep, Lc f, Pi x, Pul, Sac l, Sga, Sep, So o, Stn, [chalazion]Stp, Urn, Vi o, Ziz

Other types of infection listed in Clarke:

  • Gum boil Mr sol, Snc
  • Gun shot woundHyp, Symt
  • Surgical Fever - merc

Summary of A Case: Woman With Facial Boils

A woman was treated by a homeopath over the course of a number of months to a year and had been given a number of remedies until she was given one that matched her symptoms on all levels, physical, emotional, mental.

This case was taken by Richard Moskowitz, MD

Background information is given about her life history. The woman had a tendency toward forming boils on her skin. However, it was only after the death of her father that she had a severe reaction and formed sensitive boils. This illustrates the fact that the immune system becomes susceptible when undergoing stressful situations.

As a child she often was afflicted with impetigo. At thirteen she contracted severe chicken pox, which lead to resistent Staphylococcal infection.

In college, she took antibiotics whenever she developed eczema and the tendency to form boils. When she was pregnant with her second son harsh crops of pustules broke out involving large areas of her face. But her skin did not flare up really badly until after the death of her father.

Dr. Moskowitz first saw her three years after her son was born. By that time she had developed a huge, painful boil behind her right ear, her eczema drove her to scratch and tear at her legs for brief periods every day, and large crops of new pustules had appeared that stung as intensely as the time she was attacked by a swarm of yellow jackets in her teens.

Initially, she was given a couple of remedies that seemed to ease the symptoms, but the condition never cleared completely. It was only after being given an uncommon remedy, vespo castro, that she improved dramatically.

  • The top three remedies listed for Staph infection: 3Graphites., 3Hippozzenin., vespo castro

Results occurred within 24 hours of taking her remedy. Her entire face was flaming red and hugely swollen, "as if I'd been stung by 10 bees," followed by rapid disappearance of the pain, redness, swelling, and other signs of infection. At her next visit, six weeks later, she reported that her skin looked clearer than it had in a very long time, and that her libido had been rekindled as well. "

This case summary illustrates that an individual needs to see a reputable homeopath who can assess the situation and analyse the symptoms with the modern computer programs; and even then, it takes time to find the correct remedy.

Impetigo Occurs in Children, Teens & Adults

Impetigo is a contagious infection of the skin caused by staphylococcal and streptococcal bacteria that begins with small blisters or pimples, which then form honey-yellow-brown scabs or crusts. If the skin becomes red, swollen or hot and you have a fever, indicating infection, see a doctor immediately.

This disease usually occurs in young children, but it can sometimes affect teens and adults where the face, hands and/or feet are infected. The blisters may itch and can be spread to other parts of the body by scratching.

  • Clarke's list for impetigo: Alns, Ank, Ant-t, Ag n, Brc x, Ca m, Crb s, Cic v, Iris, Mld, Mez, Rs v, Vi t, Jg c
  • ReferenceWorks Shows 144 remedies for Impetigo : 3Maland., 2jug-c., 2merc., 2rhus-t., 2viol-t., acon., aeth., aln., alum., am-c., am-m., amyg-am., amyg-d., anac., ang., ant-c., ant-s., ant-t., anthro., apis, aran-ix., arg-n., ars., ars-i., ars-i-merc., arum-t., bac., bapt., bar-c., bell., benz-p., bor., bor-ac., bov., brom., calc., calc-m., calc-p., calc-s., calen., cann-i., carb-ac., carb-v., carbn-s., carc., caust., chin., chlol., chlor., chrysar., cic., cinnb., clem., clem-b., cocc., con., croto-t., dulc., echi., elaps, euph., ferr-ar., ferr-i., glyc., graph., ham., hep., hydr., hydrc., iod., iodof., ip., iris, kali-bi., kali-br., kali-c., kali-f., kali-i., kali-n., kali-s., kali-tel., kreos., lact., led., lyc., mag-c., malal-a., mang., med., merc-acet., merc-c., merc-i-r., merc-n., merc-s., mez., morbill., morg., nat-c., nat-m., nat-s., nicc-s., nit-ac., ol-j., olnd., ox-ac., pen., penic., petr., ph-ac., phos., polyp-v., polyph., psor., rad-br., rhus-v., saroth., sars., sep., sil., sima-v., sol-t-ae., staph., staphycoc., strept., succ., sulfonam., sulph., syc-co., tarent., tela, tell., tere-ch., thuj., til-c., tinos., tub., tub-m., ust., vario., vesp., vinc., viol-o., waln-b., zinc.

Survivors of Japanese germ war in Jinhua

Jiang Hongcai, 81, looks at his rotten legs helplessly in Jinhua, east China's Zhejiang Province July 5, 2005. His legs began to rot after an anthrax and farcy infection due to the germ warfare by the invading Japanese during the World War II. Jiang
Jiang Hongcai, 81, looks at his rotten legs helplessly in Jinhua, east China's Zhejiang Province July 5, 2005. His legs began to rot after an anthrax and farcy infection due to the germ warfare by the invading Japanese during the World War II. Jiang

Materia medica on Hippozaenin (Glandium)

This is a shortened summary of the materia medica for Hippozaeninum [Hippoz.] also called Mallein, Glanderin, Farcin. The viral substance is obtained from the animal [horse] stricken with glanders or farcy.

Hippozaenin has been indicated for putrid bed sores, erythema, erysipelas (St. Anthony's Fire) or phlegmonous processes, abscesses, pustules and ulcers spread.

Allen's Materia medica: Malignant erysipelas, with profuse flow of pus, or attended with the formation of much pus and destruction of the part. Red spots on the skin soon change into pustules, similar to small - pox. Pemphigus, with blebs soon filling with pus (Hep.), but Hepar is bland and non - malignant, while this of Hippozaenin is corrosive and malignant in its nature.

Pustules the size of peas arise in large numbers which soon burst, discharging a thick muco pus of an offensive odor.

Herring's Guiding Symptoms: Indicates Hipposzaenin is given for erythema [redness of the skin as a result of a widening of the small blood vessels near its surface. It has various causes, including fever and inflammation.], erysipelatous or phlegmonous process, abscesses, pustules and ulcers are spread so extensively over surface of body.

Malignant erysipelas, particularly if attended by large formations of pus, and destruction of parts. Gl.

  • Sensation of pain on part of inoculation followed by a redness and inflammation, fever, finally swollen, inflamed lymphatic vessels.
  • On different parts of skin red spots, changing into pustules like those of small-pox, less often into pemphigus blebs.
  • Pustules of size of pea often arise in large numbers, bursting by discharging a thick, mucous, sanguineous pus, often emitting an offensive odor.
  • Surrounding subfasical abscesses the numerous layers are pale, discolored and readily torn.
  • Large abscesses upon different regions of the body, with inflamed lymphatic vessels and glands.
  • New abscesses are constantly forming in vicinity of the ulcers, especially about joints.
  • Contents of abscesses often tinged with blood, have a more viscous consistence, while connective tissue or muscular substance is softened.
  • Carbuncle.
  • Plague.
  • Cancer.
  • Elephantiasis.
  • Obstinate syphilitic sores.
  • Scarlatina
  • Scrofula.

More Rubrics

An abscess is a pus-filled cavity resulting from inflammation and usually caused by bacterial infection

  • ReferenceWorks indicates 115 remedies for abscess: 3Sil., 2hep., 2sulph., abies-bal., abrom-aug., agar., agar-cps., aln., anac., anan., ant-c., ant-t., anth., apis, aran., arn., ars., asaf., asim., bell., bell-p., both-l., bov., brass-o., bry., bufo, calc., calc-s., calc-sil., calen., carb-v., carbn-o., chel., chin., chin-ar., chlol., chlor., cic., cimic., cist., cocc., coloc., con., croc., crot-h., cupr., cur., dauc., dulc., echi., elaps, ferr-p., fl-ac., glech., graph., gunp., ham., hed., hippoz., iod., jug-r., kali-bi., kali-c., kali-m., kali-p., lach., lap-a., lap-be-e., laur., led., lyc., mag-c., mag-m., mand., med., merc., morph., nat-c., nat-m., nat-s., nit-ac., nux-v., ol-j., op., oper., petr., ph-ac., phos., phyt., pin-alb., pin-st., pip-m., psor., puls., pyrog., raja-s., rhus-t., ric., rob., sarr., sec., sep., staph., stram., stry., sul-ac., syph., tarent., tarent-c., tax., tell., thuj., turq., vesp., wies.
  • Skin infection tallies 90 remedies: 3Sil., 3Zinc-s., 2calc-s., 2graph., 2maland., 2myris., 2oci-s., 2ped., 2usn., 2zinc., acet-ac., ail., aloe, alum., alum-acet., apis, aq-tun., arist-cl., ars., astac., bac., bamb-a., bcg, bell., bell-p., beryl., biti-a., bol., bor-ac., calen., cand-p., caras., chel., coenz-q., crb-a-b., crot-h., croto-t., diosp-k., dpt, echi., gall-s., hed., helod-c., hep., hura, jug-c., kali-s., kreos., lac-h., lach., lat-h., lepro., malal-a., mand., mang-p., med., med-am., merc., morbill., myric., naja, nat-c., nat-m., nat-s., palo., parat., paro-i., petr., plan., plb., polyph., posit., psor., psoral-c., pyrog., res., rhus-t., rhus-v., rib-ac., ruta, sabad., sapo., staph., sul-ac., sulph., taosc., thuj., ulm-a., uran-n., waln-b.
  • Blood poison shows 16 remedies: 3Echi., 3Pyrog., 2bapt., ail., am-c., am-m., anil., anthr., apis, ars., brass-o., crot-h., lach., merc-c., sars., trach.
  • Nauman indicates Two Main Remedies for Allergic Reaction: Anaphylactic Shock: Apis mellifica and Carbolicum acidum

Blood poisoning and anaphylactic shock are related to sepsis - the condition or syndrome caused by the presence of microorganisms or their toxins in the tissue or the bloodstream

  • ReferenceWorks Tabulates 79 Remedies for Staphyloccocal, including the isopathic similar: 3Staphycoc., abr., alf., all-c., ange-s., bac., baros., berb., calen., calv-g., caps., chel., chlor., coll., cupr., dor., dulc., dys-co., echi., eup-per., gall-ac., gels., germ., goss., gunp., helia., hep., hura, ichth., iod., jatr., just., kali-ar., kali-fcy., kola., kurch., linu-u., lup., lycpr., mag-f., malal-a., maland., mand., mang., mang-coll., mut., nat-ar., nux-m., oci., oeno., op., pall., pers., polyp-u., polyph., psor., puls., pyrog., rad-br., rheum, salv., samb., sil., sol-t., staphytox., strept., sul-ac., sulfa., sulfonam., sulph., tab., taosc., tarax., tell., tub., tub-a., vario., vitis, xan.
  • Staphyloccocal infection Shows 17 Remedies in RW: 3Dor., 3Kali-ar., 3Kali-fcy., 2nux-m., berb., calen., echi., gall-ac., gels., hep., mang., mang-coll., puls., sil., staphycoc., strept., taosc.
  • ReferenceWorks has two Methicillin-resistant remedies: 3Xan., malal-a.

Chicken Pox

From the Immunization Action Coalition Vaccine Information for the public and heawww.vaccineinformation.org/photos/variaap001.jpg
From the Immunization Action Coalition Vaccine Information for the public and heawww.vaccineinformation.org/photos/variaap001.jpg

Shingles originates from the Chickenpox Herpes Virus

Shingles is a disease of adults caused by the reactivation of chickenpox viruses in a nerve ganglion and resulting in inflammation, pain, and a rash of small skin blisters.  [herpes zoster]

  • ReferenceWorks Lists 229 Remedies: 3Ran-b., 3Rhus-t., 2vario., absin., acor-c., aegle., agath-a., alf., all-c., all-s., aloe-v., alth., ambr., anac-oc., anet-g., ange-s., anthrch., ap-g., apis, apis-r., aral-n., arec., arg-n., arn., ars., art-v., arum-dru., asim., aspar., aster., aur-m., bar-c., baros., berb., beta., betul-p., bix., bomb-chr., borag., brass., brass-o., cac., calen., calyp-a., camph., cann-s., canth., caps., caras., carbn-o., card-b., cassi-a., caul., caust., cean., cedr., cice., cich., cimic., cist., cit-l., cit-v., coca, coch., com., cortiso., cosm., croto-t., cuc-c., cuc-p., cyna., dam., dat-m., dauc., dios., dol., dros., dulc., echi., elae., equis-a., ery-m., eucal., euphr., fago., fic-c., foen., form-ac., frag., frax., fuc., gali., gent-l., germ., gink., gins., glyc-g., gran., graph., grin., gunp., her-l., herpes, herpes-z., hydr., hydrc., hyper., inul., ip., iris, iris-g., jug-r., juni-c., juni-v., kali-ar., kali-bi., kali-chl., kali-cy., kali-m., kalm., lappa, laur., len-c., leon., leuca-l., lob., lup., lycpr., lyss., mag-m., mag-p., maland., malv., mand., mangi., menth., meny., merc., merc-s., meteo., mez., mim-p., mom-ch., morg., morg-g., morph., myric., nat-m., nig-s., nit-ac., nos-var., oci-b., op., opun-v., orig., orig-v., paraph., past., pers., phos., physal., phyt., pimp-a., pin-s., pip-m., pip-n., plan., posit., prun., prun-c., prun-d., ran-s., raph., rham-p., ribs-n., ros-ca., rosm., rumx., rumx-a., ruta, sal-ac., salv., salx-a., samb-c., scut., semp., sin-a., sol-n., sol-t., sorb-au., spect., spig., spin-o., staph., stel., stram., stry-ar., sulph., symph., syr., syzyg., tama., tarax., term-c., thea., thlaspi, thuj., til., titan., trib., trif-p., trig-f-g., trop., tyto-a., ubul., urt-d., uva., vacc-m., vacu., valer., verat-v., verb., viol-t., visc., vitis, zinc., zinc-p., zinc-val., zing.

Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus bacteria

Hardin MD/University of Iowa and CDC http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/Hardin/md/cdc/staph/sem4.html
Hardin MD/University of Iowa and CDC http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/Hardin/md/cdc/staph/sem4.html

Erysipelas is another name for the Strep Bacteria Infection

Erysipelas is a bacterial disease displayed as a severe skin rash accompanied by fever and vomiting and caused by a streptococcal bacterium

  • ReferenceWorks Lists 344 Remedies: 3Apis, 3Rhus-t., abr., acon., act-sp., adeps-s., agar., agn., ail., alco., all-c., am-c., am-caust., am-m., amph., anac., anac-oc., anag., anan., ange-s., ant-c., ant-t., anth., anthr., anthro., antipyrin., apisin., apoc., aral-n., arg., arg-n., arist-cl., arn., ars., ars-i., ars-s-f., arum-t., arund., asar-c., asim., astac., atro., aur., aur-ar., aur-m., aur-m-n., aur-s., bac., bapt., bar-c., bar-m., bell., bell-p., berb., bism., bor., bor-ac., both-l., botul., bov., brom., brucel., bry., bufo, cadm., cadm-s., caesal., calad., calc., calc-f., calc-i., calc-p., calc-s., calc-sil., calen., camph., cann-s., canth., caps., carb-ac., carb-an., carb-v., carbn-s., card-m., cast-eq., caust., celt., cench., cerv., cham., chel., chim., chim-m., chin., chin-ar., chin-s., chlol., chlor., cic., cimic., cinnam., cinnb., cist., cit-v., clem., coch., coff., coffin., colch., coll., coloc., com., con., conin., cop., corn-f., cot., crot-c., crot-h., croto-t., cub., culx., cund., cupr., cupr-acet., cupr-ar., cur., cycl., dig., dor., dttab., dulc., echi., elat., eup-per., eup-pur., euph., euph-cy., euph-hy., euph-l., euph-pe., euphr., fago., ferr., ferr-m., ferr-p., ferr-p-h., fl-ac., form., formal., frag., galv., gast., gels., ger-r., glon., glyc., goss., gran., graph., gymn., gymne., haem., ham., hedy., hell., helo., hep., her-l., hippoz., hydr., hydrc., hydro-v., hyos., hyper., ichth., inul., iod., iodof., ip., jab., joan., jug-c., jug-r., kali-ar., kali-bi., kali-br., kali-c., kali-chl., kali-i., kali-m., kali-ma., kali-n., kali-p., kali-s., kali-sil., kalm., kreos., lac-ac., lac-c., lach., lact-c., lappa, led., lob., lyc., lyss., mag-c., mag-s., maland., manc., mand., mang., med., meph., merc., merc-c., merc-succ., mez., morg., mur-ac., myris., naja, nat-ar., nat-c., nat-m., nat-p., nat-s., nat-sal., nicc., nit-ac., nux-v., op., oxyd., pap-v., passi., peti., petr., ph-ac., phos., phys., phyt., plan., plan-m., plat., plb., plb-acet., podo., polyg., polygo-b., polygo-m., por-o., prim-o., prun., psor., ptel., puls., pyrog., rad-br., raja-s., ran-a., ran-b., ran-s., res., rhod., rhus-d., rhus-g., rhus-r., rhus-v., ribs-o., rob., ros-p., rumx-ac., russ., ruta, sabad., sabin., sal-ac., sama-o., samb., samb-c., sapin., sarr., sars., scol., sec., semp., senec., sep., serp., sil., sol-c., sol-n., sol-t-ae., spong., stann., staph., stel., stram., strept., strept-ent., succ-fr., sul-ac., sul-i., sulo-ac., sulph., sulpha-c., sus, symph., syph., tarent., tarent-c., tax., tell., tep., ter., tere-ch., teucr., thlaspi, thuj., trio., tub., ulm., urt-u., uva., uvu-p., vac., vacc-o., vario., verat., verat-v., verb., verbe-h., verbe-u., verin., vesp., vip., vip-r., visc., wies., x-ray, xero., zinc., zinc-acet.

Pustules are Pimples

The pustule is a pimple that appears as a small round raised area of inflamed skin filled with pus

  • ReferenceWorks indicates 322 when input the word pustule: 3Ant-t., 3Croto-t., 3Kali-bi., 2sulph., acon., adel., aeth., agar., aln., alumn., am-c., am-m., anac., anac-oc., anan., ant-c., ant-o., ant-s., anthr., anthrch., anthro., apis, aq-tun., arg-n., arn., ars., ars-i., ars-s-f., arund., asar., asc-t., asim., aur., aur-m., aur-m-k., bapt., bar-acet., bar-c., bart., bell., bell-p., berb., berb-a., beta., bor., both-l., bov., brom., bry., bufo, cadm., calad., calc., calc-acet., calc-chln., calc-hp., calc-i., calc-p., calc-s., calth., camph., cann-i., cann-s., canth., caps., carb-ac., carb-an., carb-v., carbn-s., carl., cassi-s., cast-eq., caust., cench., cere-b., cere-s., cham., chel., chin., chin-s., chlor., cic., cimic., cina, cinnb., clem., clem-vir., cob., coc-c., coca, cocc., coenz-q., coloc., com., con., conv., cop., cor-r., corn-a., crot-c., crot-h., cub., cund., cupr-ar., cupr-s., cur., cycl., cypra-e., dig., dros., dulc., echi., equis-a., eug., euon., euph., fago., ferr-c., ferr-p., fil., fl-ac., gast., glon., graph., grat., guare., hafn-m., hafn-n., hafn-o., hafn-ox., hafn-p., hafn-s., hafn-sil., hahn., hed., hep., hipp., hippoz., hir., ho., hydr., hydr-ac., hydrc., hyos., hypoth., ichth., ign., ind., indg., iod., ip., iris, iris-foe., jug-c., jug-r., kali., kali-acet., kali-ar., kali-aspar., kali-bit., kali-br., kali-c., kali-caust., kali-chl., kali-chls., kali-chr., kali-cit., kali-cy., kali-f., kali-fcy., kali-hp., kali-i., kali-l., kali-m., kali-ma., kali-n., kali-o., kali-ox., kali-p., kali-pic., kali-picn., kali-s., kali-s-chr., kali-sal., kali-sil., kali-sula., kali-t., kali-tel., kali-x., kerose., kreos., lach., lachn., lam., lappa, lat-m., laur., led., lith-c., lob., lup., lyc., lyss., m-p-a., mag-m., mag-s., maland., manc., mang., merc., merc-c., merc-d., merc-i-f., merc-i-r., merc-meth., merc-s., merl., mez., mill., morg., mur-ac., muru., narc-ps., nat-ar., nat-c., nat-m., nit-ac., nos-var., nux-m., nux-v., obsi-b., olnd., op., ox-ac., par., peti., petr., ph-ac., phos., physal., phyt., pic-ac., pip-n., plat-m., plb., plb-acet., podo., posit., prim-o., prot., psor., puls., pyrog., rad-br., ran-b., rat., rhod., rhus-r., rhus-t., rhus-v., ric., rob., ros-p., rumx., ruta, sabin., sal-ac., sap-sod., sapin., sarr., sars., scol., sec., sel., sep., sil., sol-n., sol-o., spig., squil., stann., staph., staphycoc., still., stram., stront-c., succ-ac., sul-ac., sul-i., sulfa., sulpha-c., sumb., syc-co., symph., syph., tab., tarent., tarent-c., tax., tell., tep., ter., teucr., thal., thlaspi, thuj., thymol., thyr., tub., upa-a., ust., vac., vacu., vario., verat., verat-v., vinc., viol-t., wies., zinc., zinc-s., zing.

What is a Vesicle?

Vescicles are small sacs or hollow organs in the body, that contain fluid.

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Conclusion

Any staph infection is a serious condition. This page shows how complicated and detailed homeopathic care can be as a treatment option. The beauty of this care is that a lot of time is spent in order to understand the person at all levels. What are the symptoms? When did it begin? Is it related to anything else in the person's life history? How does it affect them?

After a two-hour interview there is a sense of relief that the person has been heard and some form of awareness occurs so that life improves, with better coping skills and hope.

After thorough analysis begins the treatment with energetic remedies that do not interact with other drugs or medications. There are no side-effects. They are safe and effective when chosen with the "Homepathic Principles" of "Similars" and "The Minimum Dose."

Hurrah! This is your fortune today! Calorie free.
Hurrah! This is your fortune today! Calorie free.

Comments 25 comments

wabbit 7 years ago

Well Done!! Dr. Debby is da Man!!!


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Debby Bruck 7 years ago Author

Dear Wabbit ~ Thank you for reading this article. A lot of effort, time and energy went into tabulating all the information, defining medical terminology, searching for pertinent news and educational videos. Seems hospitals, physicians, scientists the world over are searching for solutions to halt the spread of staph infection. Let's look at all the possible healing sources and begin with prevention. Hugs, Debby


EILEEN GERSUK-BYRD 7 years ago

I give you a Big Thumbs Up for your articles and all of your help. I was amazed at the short time it took for you to respond to my questions and provide me with avenues to pursue. Thank you so much for being there! Especially very late on a Saturday night!

Eileen and Sabrina


reenchanter 7 years ago

Such valuable information, thanks once again for sharing.


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frogyfish 7 years ago from Central United States of America

Debbie, THANK YOU so much for all your hard work on this hub. It contains so much vital information for THIS TIME. Will be back again.


margo adams 7 years ago

Very useful and informative- thank you!


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Debby Bruck 7 years ago Author

Glad you took the time to visit and read. Let me know what was especially helpful. be well, Debby, CHOM


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She-rah 6 years ago from Springfield, IL

Wow, really great hub! I've had my fair share of staph infections and it's so scary to think about MRSA. Was so excited to see the Manuka Honey on here! Love that stuff and it works great. Wish it wasn't so expensive but it is a great treatment so worth the price.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Dear She-rah - I've been away from Hubs a bit and I want to thank you for popping over to leave a comment. Yes. MRSA is a very dangerous condition and it is only getting worse as we continue to use antibiotic soaps daily and do not fee our body right. An over-abundance of sugars, changing the pH of the body, and making the conditions right for these diseases to spread and grow does not help. I know how careful you are and that you prefer natural medicine. Wishing you GOOD HEALTH. Don't forget to celebrate World Homeopathy Awareness Week! I will make a new Hubpage about it soon.

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Debby


JB Harrison 6 years ago

Thanks Debby, great info.


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bharathiyar 6 years ago

Its a great work mam.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Bharathiyar - so wonderful to have more homeopaths on Hubpages.


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She-rah 6 years ago from Springfield, IL

Hi Debby! Just wanted to let you know that I tweeted this hub. Hope that’s ok. Been dealing with MRSA infection (lip, cheek, neck)with my husband for the last 2 weeks, I had it when I was 19 (throat, neck bones, shoulder joints, 3 months for recovery), and my sister in law passed away at 29 from getting the infection in her lungs and it entering her blood stream. Believe me, I tried to warn her but she had so much faith in docs and modern meds. It was too late for IV’s for her by the time she was finally treated. I’m pretty frustrated lately with dealing with ER 3 times and with one doctor that wouldn’t even test, diagnose, or treat during my husband’s first visit. I was so angry, knowing what it was, that I took him back that same night after I got off work because the first doc told him to let it close and not touch it. Due to this, the infection spread to his cheek and neck in less than 8 hrs. If I had been there during his first visit, you can bet he would've have been taken care of, treated, and tested properly. Thank goodness for people like you getting the word out and the research I had done on my own on MRSA. If I hadn’t known what he had, would my husband have ended up like our sister in law?! The doctors aren’t telling anyone how to treat this, how contagious it is, diagnosing properly, how quickly it can spread to other parts of the body including lungs, organs, bones, joints, blood stream, or anything. And they wonder why it’s rampant!!! There was another little girl (about 7 yrs old) in front of us in ER that was also there for MRSA (spider bite marks)on her legs, the mother hadn’t even been told to keep it covered and this was the 2nd time they’d been in for the same infection. Had to come back and reread your hub! I was out of Manuka and colloidal silver, of course nice timing, but I did have tumeric, geranium oil, and tea tree oil. You can bet I’m stocking up on the others. I ended up with the infection again from cleaning and packing my husbands incision where they lanced but used geranium oil w/ tea tree oil undiluted to cover mine and it never progressed past the spider bite look. Completely clear now. Great info here and very important for others to know this information. Thanks again for such an informative, extensively researched hub!!!


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Dear She-rah - many blessings to you and your husband. Taking responsibility and finding solutions is your middle name. I'm very very proud of you.

I've been purchasing fresh turmeric at the local India store and also using powdered tumeric for years. It is wonderful in sauteed dishes and soup.

Love,

Debby


jerry 6 years ago

great site debby,

what reference did you use? I ran across some material in robbins which is really a compendium of clarke, that there are some underlying remedies that predispose to staph and strep infections. One is allumina. There are some others.

Incidentally mrsa staph can be moderated in its sensitivity to antibiotics by the individual using certain suppliments. For instance royal jelly will change the sensitivity of mrsa so that it is sensitive to simple pencillin. Also "zapping" the use of frequency can neutralize infection in the body.

thank you ever so much for your contribution.


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Debby Bruck 6 years ago Author

Hello Jerry - Pleased to meet you. I did a lot of research to compile this hub. Please explain what you mean about 'predispose' to staph and strep? Does this mean making a person 'more' or 'less' susceptible to contracting this illness?

It is good to know that royal jelly will improve the effectiveness of penicillin, if needed. I, personally, am allergic to penicillen, so I must be careful about what to take.


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Very informative and useful, voted you up here. I have always gone with the old shot for staph. You have made me rethink this however and anything I learn on strep is always welcomed too, as it runs in my family that we get strep at least once a year usually more though. I have learned many natural ways to sooth and even to help prevent this over the years now. Yet, more tips and advise are always welcomed, here.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Fluffy77 ~ I do believe that homeopathy can break the cycle of staph when a well-selected remedy is prescribed for the person's specific symptoms by a professional homeopath. The best of health to you and your family. Debby


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Donald1960 5 years ago from United States

Really great MRSA oriented Hub here. Thanks for informing me Debby. We all know how dangerous MRSA is, and Hubs like this should educate people how to prevent development of this serious threat. Unfortunately, in last few years percentage of MRSA outbreaks is increasing. You can also visit my MRSA symptoms oriented Hub http://goo.gl/hsTq0 , Thanks.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Donald. Glad we can inform the public to be cautious about this on-going problem. I had already visited and commented on your MRSA hubpage.


dr. ashok kumar singh 5 years ago

glad to read it.Its very usefull and informative..really.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Dear Dr ashok Kumar Singh - I am truly honored that you have taken the time to read my blog and comment. It means a lot to me. Blessings, Debby

Dear ROAAdmin ~ It seems this is a delayed response to your mention here. Thanks for leaving a nice message.


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Donald1960 4 years ago from United States

I really believe in homeopathy. Even with serious diseases like MRSA homeopathy may be efficient if disease is recognized on time (in early stage). Anyway, MRSA can cause other serious infections and homeopathic medicine can help to prevent new infections.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Donald. Overwhelming proof will be forthcoming. As more people have real life experiences such as illustrated in the other hubpages about Laurel Chiten, award-winning film producer has shown in her documentary. Bless you dear Donald


GT 21 months ago

brilliant article thanks for all the research

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