An anal abscess is a collection of pus near the anus which can become very painful. Also known as a perianal abscess, it usually develops as a result of a blocked and infected anal gland. Other reasons are an infected anal fissure and a sexually transmitted infection. Natural medicines are also helpful in treating the tendency to have recurrent abscess around the anus. Myristica, Silicea and Hepar Sulph top the list of homeopathic medicines for anal abscess.
Some risk factors for anal abscess include diabetes, colitis, IBD – inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), anal sex, using medicine like prednisone, weak immunity, diarrhea, constipation, and diverticulitis.
Homeopathic Medicines for Anal Abscess
Homeopathy has a very effective solution for cases of an anal abscess. With the use of these medicines, surgery can be entirely prevented to bring about effective recovery. Homeopathy medicines help relieve the pain of abscess and hasten the process of pus formation and its subsequent discharge.
1. Myristica – Effective Medicine for Anal abscess
Myristica is a natural medicine of plant origin. It is prepared from the gum extracted from the bark of a plant named Myristica Sebifera. The natural order of this plant is Myristicaceae. It is used to treat an anal abscess and is considered in the first line of treatment in homeopathy. Myristica helps bring about speedy recovery from an anal abscess due to its tendency to hasten the suppurative process. It helps shorten the recovery period and resolve the problem quickly. Apart from an anal abscess, Myristica is also a top listed medicine for the treatment of anal fistula.
2. Silicea – Effective Remedy for Pus Discharges
Silicea is a natural treatment for treating many suppurative (pus-forming) conditions including anal abscess. It is considered in cases where pus discharges are present in cases of an anal abscess. The pus may be highly offensive in nature. Silicea helps bring about quick discharge of pus and clears out the abscess. Silicea is also used to treat indurations (hardness) that are left behind following an anal abscess (in some cases). This remedy also helps in cases of anal fistula where there is an offensive pus discharge. In such cases, the area around fistula opening is hard, swollen and bluish red.
3. Hepar Sulph – Natural Medicine for Painful, Tender Anal Abscess
Hepar Sulph is an effective remedy for painful, tender anal abscess. The pain in the abscess may be throbbing, beating or stabbing in nature. In some cases, splinter-like pains may be present. The abscess is also very sensitive to slightest touch. Fever with chills may be present along with the above symptoms. Hepar Sulph helps reduce pain and speeds up the pus formation to encourage prompt recovery.
4. Calcarea Sulph – ForThick Yellow Pus Discharge
Calcarea Sulph is a natural medicine used to treat an anal abscess where there is thick, lumpy and yellow pus discharge. Sometimes the pus discharge may be tinged with blood. Calcarea Sulph is indicated in cases of both acute abscess as well as recurrent abscesses.
5. Belladonna – For Anal Abscess in Initial Stages
Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade. This plant belongs to the family Solanaceae. Use of Belladonna is considered in the very initial stage of abscess formed around the anus. The abscess is markedly red, hot with intense inflammation. Swelling around the abscess is present in a high degree. Throbbing, pulsating pains in the abscess are present in most cases. The abscess is also tender to touch. The person may also have a fever, along with the above symptoms.
6. Causticum – For Perianal Abscess that is Large and Painful
Causticum is indicated in cases of a large, painful boil near the anus. The boil discharges pus, blood, and serum. It may be highly sensitive to touch. Itching around the anus may also be present. It is also recommended in cases of anal fistula where there pain and pulsation is felt in the perineum.
7. Merc Sol – Where there is a Putrid Pus Discharge
Merc Sol is a natural remedy for treating an anal abscess. It is used in cases of anal abscess when the pus discharge is thin and green in color. The pus discharge may be streaked with blood, putrid and acrid in nature. History of inflammation of the colon (colitis) may be present in cases requiring Merc Sol.
8. Calcarea Phos – Where there is Pus and Blood Discharge from the abscess
Calcarea Phos is a natural medicine used to treat an anal abscess. It is used for abscess near the anus that discharges pus and blood. Shooting and stitching pain in the anus may attend. In some cases, throbbing and burning pains may be there. The anus feels sore, especially in the morning.
9. Paeonia – Treatment for Anal Abscess with Itching
Paeonia is a natural medicine for anal abscess prepared from the root of a plant named Paeonia Officinalis. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Paeonia works very effectively in cases of anal abscess attended with itching. There is a discharge of offensive fluid from the abscess. Along with discharge and itching, burning at anus is also felt. Pain that gets worse from sitting is also present, and it gets worse during and after passing stool. Anal fissures may also be present with excruciating pains that persists for a long duration after passing stool.
10. Sulphur – To Treat Tendency of Recurrent Anal Abscess
Sulphur is a natural medicine for an anal abscess that tends to be recurrent or develop again and again. The people needing Sulphur suffers from abscess around the anus and soon after its healing, another abscess forms. Itching and burning may be present in the abscess.
Symptoms of Anal Abscess
Anal abscess presents itself as a painful swelling or lump near the anus. The swollen area is red, warm and tender to touch. The pain is throbbing in nature. The pain tends to worsen while sitting or passing stool. A pus discharge may be present. Fever may be present due to infection. The person may also have constipation. There are chances of developing anal fistula in many (approx 50%) cases of an anal abscess.