HOMEOPATHY IN ACUTE CASES. GEORGE LOUKAS.
In homeopathy we have many remedies that we can use for treatment. In chronic cases we have enough time to study the case and give the remedy. In acute cases we have not enough time. Our action should be fast and effective. But it is difficult to remember the details of all the remedies. So we should know some of them very well. We shall represent you the basic homeopathic remedies for treating acute cases and their characteristics.
FEAR: of death; of crowds; of going out. Fearful.
Anxiety, heat & restlessness; tosses about in agony; throws offcovering.
Complaints from exposure to cold, dry cold.
Face very red & flushed, but turns pale on rising up.
Congestions & inflammations, acute, first stage with great inflammatory fever.
Favoritepoints of attack: Larynx(croup, bronchi (bronchitis, lungs &pleura (pneumonia & pleurisy), joints(rheumatism, heart &circulation.
Modalities: < in the evening (chest symptoms & pains); lying onleft side; in warm room or warm covering.
> uncovering; kicks the clothes off.
RATTLING OF MUCUS WITH LITTLE
EXPECTORATION is a guiding symptom.
WORSE, in evening; from lying down at night;
from warmth; in damp coldweather; from all
sour things and milk.
BETTER, from sitting erect; from eructation
Bruised, sore feeling all over; bed feels too hard, he must keep changing his position to get relief.
Head, or head & face hot; body & extremities cold.
Sensitive to touch.Fears being struck or touched by those coming towards him.
Recent & remote affections from injuries, especially contusion
Haemorrhages, the result of mechanical injuries.
Great anguish & restlessness, driving from place to place.
Great& sudden prostration.
Intense burning pains
Intense thirst; drinks often, but little, as cold waterdisagrees. Dyspnoea < on motion, especially ascending.
Vomiting& stools simultaneous; <after eating or drinking.
Modalities:< in cold air, from cold things, cold applications; & 1to 3 a.m. Movement.
> by warm air or room & hot applications; relieved by sweat
A nice remedy for inflammatory disease present prominent headsymptoms, pain, red puffed face, throbbing carotids & delirium, &spasms, or jerks & twitching .
Mouth & throat VERY DRY, RED, sometimesgreatly swollen; all mucus surfaces correspondingly dry & hot.
Pains appear suddenly, & after a while disappear as suddenly asthey came.
Skin very red & hot,burns the handtouching it, but sweats on covered parts.
Modalities :< after 3 p.m. or after midnight from uncovering, ordraft of air, & lying down;
>from covering & head high.
All complaints < on motion.
Complaints in hot weather, orexposure to dry, cold air, in wet weather.
Dryness of mucus membranes generally: lips, mouth, stomach, wants drink in large quantities, at long intervals of time.Dry hard stools as if burnt.
Constipation (no desire) or diarrhoea, < morning on beginning tomove.
Effusions in serous membranes meninges, pleura, peritoneum,etc.)
STITCHING PAINS , especially in serous membranes & joints.
Modalities:< from motions, warm weather after cold.
>fromquiet, lying on painful side.
Hypersensitive to touch, pain, cold air; fainting with the pain.
General tendency to suppurations; even slight injuries or scratches on the skin suppurate.
Tendency to croupy exudations (larynx & kidneys; any mucus membrane.)
Coughs; croup, bronchitis, consumption; < when exposed to least cold air.
Atony; stools passed with great difficulty, even when soft. Urine flows slowly, must wait for it, then drops vertically down without force.
Sour diarrhoea; whole child smells sour.
Modalities: < exposure to dry cold air.
> in moist wet weather.
Remedy of paradoxicalities.
Head > lying on painful side, moody, goneness not> by eating, sore throat < by swallowing, thirst during chill, face red during chill, etc.
Sad, sighing, changeable, moody disposition.
Twitching or spasms, or convulsions from exciting or depressing emotions, fright, etc.
Anal troubles ( piles, prolapsus, soreness & pain
after stool, pains shooting up into the abdomen). Adapted to emotional, hysterical subjects.
Modalities: < slight touch, smoking, coffee; > by lying on painful side; hard pressure; profuse watery urination.
Cough; dry, spasmodic; not > by coughing; the longer he coughs the more the irritation to cough increases.
Swollen, flabby tongue, taking imprint of the teeth; gums also swollen, spongy or bleeding; breath very offensive.
Sweats day and nights without relief in many complaints.
Creeping chilliness in the beginning of a cold, or threatened suppuration.
Sliminess of mucous membranes.
Glandular swellings, cold, inclined to suppurate; ulcers with lardaceous base.
Modalities: < at night in warmth of bed, while sweating, lying with lardaceous base.
Bone diseases; pains worse at night.
For fastidious persons, inclined to get excited or angry, spiteful, malicious disposition, mental workers or those having sedentary occupations.
Over sensitiveness, easily offended; very little noise frightens, cannot bear the least even suitable medicine; faints easily from odours, etc.
Twitchings, spasms, convulsions, <slightest touch.
Chilliness, even during high fever; least uncovering brings on chilliness. very red face.
Frequent and ineffectual desire for stool or passes little at a time.
< morning, mental exertion, after eating, touch, spices, stimulants, narcotics, dry weather, cold.
> from a nap, in evening, while at rest, in damp, wet weather, strong pressure.
Great restlessness, cannot lie long in one position, changes often with temporary relief, tosses about continually.
Lameness & stiffness on beginning to move after rest; on getting up in the morning > by continued motion.
Erysipelas or scarlatina with vesicular eruption & characteristic restlessness.
All diseases that put on the typhoid form with the characteristic, triangular red-tip tongue & restlessness.
about, with laborious dreams.
Modalities: < when quietly sitting or lying & on beginning to move; wet, cold weather; lifting or straining; getting wet when perspiring.
> by continued motion, by warmth, dry air or weather; lying on hard floor (backache).