HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR APPENDICITIS
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, a finger-shaped pouch that projects from your colon on the lower right side of your abdomen. The appendix doesn't seem to have a specific purpose.
Appendicitis causes pain in your lower right abdomen. However, in most people, pain begins around the navel and then moves. As inflammation worsens, appendicitis pain typically increases and eventually becomes severe.
Although anyone can develop appendicitis, most often it occurs in people between the ages of 10 and 30.
Causes-A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the appendix to become inflamed, swollen and filled with pus. If not treated promptly, the appendix can rupture
Symptoms--Signs and symptoms of appendicitis may include:
· Sudden pain that begins on the right side of the lower abdomen
· Sudden pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen
· Pain that worsens if you cough, walk or make other jarring movements
· Nausea and vomiting
· Loss of appetite
· Low-grade fever that may worsen as the illness progresses
· Constipation or diarrhea
· Abdominal bloating
The site of your pain may vary, depending on your age and the position of your appendix. When you're pregnant, the pain may seem to come from your upper abdomen because your appendix is higher during pregnancy.
Complications--Appendicitis can cause serious complications, such as:
A ruptured appendix. A rupture spreads infection throughout your abdomen (peritonitis). Possibly life-threatening, this condition requires immediate surgery to remove the appendix and clean your abdominal cavity.
A pocket of pus that forms in the abdomen. If your appendix bursts, you may develop a pocket of infection (abscess). In most cases, a surgeon drains the abscess by placing a tube through your abdominal wall into the abscess. The tube is left in place for two weeks, and you're given antibiotics to clear the infection.
Appendicitis is considered to be a surgical disease , even though well selected Homoeopathic medicines can manage successfully this condition without surgery. Homoeopathic medicines prevent the recurrence of appendicitis.
BRYONIA ALBA 1X- Bryonia is one of the top remedies for acute appendicitis .Bryonia is prescribed when the pains are worse from movement and better from lying on painful side and by pressure. There is tenderness in the right lower abdomen. Patient lies still with legs drawn up to relax the abdominal muscles. Patient does not want to be touched and every breath worsens the pain. Another feature is there is thirst for large quantities of cold water.
IRIS TENAX IX- Iris tenax is considered a near specific for acute appendicitis and can be used when no indication for other remedies are present.There is fearful pain in the ileo-caecal region with great tenderness to pressure and deadly sensation at the pit of the stomach.
SULPHUR 1000—Sulphur should be given as an intercurrent remedy to complete the cure.
BELLADONNA 200- Belladonna is best for acute appendicitis and it should be given when Iris tenax has failed. Just like Iris tenax Belladonna has severe pain in the ileo-caecal region which is worse from jerk. There is inability to slightest touch even of bed cover. The patient feels better by lying on back with knees drawn up.There is throbbing headache, vomiting and fever without perspiration.
BAPTISIA TICTORIA CM—Baptisia is another effective remedy in acute appendicitis where one dose in the acute form of the disease may abort the need of surgery.
DIOSCOREA VILLOSA Q-Dioscorea is another effective remedy for controlling acute appendicitis pain. Dioscorea is prescribed where the pain is constant , the patient has nerver been entirely free from pain.The bowels filled with gas with griping , twisting pains better by bending backwards. 15 drops in hot water fades the pain of appendicitis.
LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM 1000—Lycopodium clavatum is an excellent remedy for controlling the acute pain of appendicitis , it also helps to stop the recurrence of the attack. Give Lycopodium 1000 every two weeks.
PLUMBUM METALLICUM 30- Plumbum met is best for acute appendicitis and it is considered when vomiting is a predominant symptom.There is tense pain which is worse from touch or motion.
IGNATIA AMARA 30-Ignatia mara is prescribed for acute appendicitis where there is extreme nervousness from pain and the patient fear of operation for appendicitis.For getting relief the knees drawn up to chin. The body is hot and rigid.
ECHINACEA 1X- Echinacea should be considered in septic conditions of appendicitis.Tiredness is characteristic symptom of this remedy.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus tox should also be considered in septic conditions of appendicitis. There is extensive swelling over the ileo caecal region and great pain causing an incessant restlessness.
PSORINUM 200- Psorinum should be given after an acute attack is over to prevent the return of the disease .