Bacterial infections can occur anywhere in the body and make you ill. Bacteria are living things with only one cell and most are helpful, except the infectious bacteria. They reproduce quickly in the body. Homeopathic medicines are of great help in dealing with bacterial infections. Made of natural substances and completely safe with no side effects at all.
Homeopathic Medicines for Bacterial Infections affecting Gastro-intestinal Tract
The various diseases that may arise in the gastrointestinal tract because of bacterial infections are cholera, dysentery, food poisoning, and peptic ulcer.
1. For Cholera Infection
The bacteria that leads to cholera infection is Vibrio Cholerae. The symptoms include diarrhea (rice watery stool), vomiting and rapid dehydration. The natural medicines that are very beneficial in treating cholera are Camphor, Veratrum Album, and Cuprum Metallicum.
Camphor is the top natural remedy when extreme coldness accompanies diarrhea and vomiting. The whole body feels cold to touch. The stool is not so copious but exhaustion and coldness manifest themselves to the utmost degree. Veratrum Album is the ideal medicine when the diarrhea is very copious with excessive vomiting. Along with profuse diarrhea, the patient faces a collapsed condition. The face is blue or pale with sunken eyes and icy coldness. So, while scanty stool with exhaustion and coldness points towards the use of Camphor, copious stool with coldness and exhaustion give an indication for selecting Veratrum Album. Cuprum Metallicum is the best remedy when a patient has cramps in abdomen and legs along with diarrhea and vomiting. Extreme nausea is also experienced.
2. For Treatment of Dysentery
Dysentery is a condition where a person passes loose stool or poop containing blood and mucus. Abdominal pain and fever are also present. Tenesmus is a condition where a person does not get satisfaction from passing stool and feels a constant urge to pass stool. The bacterial agent behind dysentery is Shigella. The best natural medicines for dysentery are Merc Sol, Aloes and Nux Vomica.
Merc Sol is the top remedy for treating dysentery with blood in stool in excess. Bleeding is accompanied by colic and tenesmus. Aloes is the ideal remedy when mucus in excess is present in the stool. The stool is watery and is accompanied by colicky pain in the lower abdomen. Nux Vomica is the best remedy when the person has abdomen pain that is slightly relieved after stool. The desire to pass stool is almost constant. The stool remains unsatisfactory.
3. Arsenic Album: For Food Poisoning
The bacteria that lead to food poisoning are Campylobacter, Clostridium, E.Coli, and Salmonella. Food poisoning leads to gastroenteritis. The symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting. Pain in the abdomen, fever, and nausea are the other symptoms. The best natural medicines for the treatment of food poisoning are selected after taking note of the particular symptoms in each individual.
Arsenic Album is the best remedy for food poisoning cases with loose stool and vomiting. The vomiting and stool occur soon after eating or drinking anything. Fever with a thirst for water are the usual accompaniments. Marked prostration due to loose stool is also covered under Arsenic Album. Arsenic Album should be considered as the first line of treatment in every case of food poisoning.
4. Treatment of Peptic (Gastric and Duodenal Ulcer)
The bacteria behind peptic ulcer is Helicobacter Pylori. The main complaint is a pain in the abdomen that is mainly burning in nature and which gets worse on eating in case of gastric ulcer and is relieved by eating in duodenal ulcer cases. Vomiting, blood in stool or vomitus, bloated feeling, belching, weight loss, appetite loss are other common symptoms of peptic ulcer disease. The natural medicines that are of great help for treating peptic ulcer disease are Nux Vomica, Kali Bichromicum, Lycopodium and Phosphorus. Nux Vomica is the best remedy for pain in the abdomen with pressure in the stomach that worsens a few hours after eating. Intake of coffee, spices, and alcoholic drinks may worsen the pain in persons needing Nux Vomica. Vomiting usually brings relief to the patient. Kali Bichromicum is the ideal remedy when pain and heaviness in the stomach are felt soon after eating. Nausea and vomiting also occur. Lycopodium is the top medicine for a bloated abdomen with belching. Loss of appetite may also be felt for using Lycopodium. Phosphorus, meanwhile, is the most suitable remedy for bleeding in stool or vomitus in peptic ulcer cases. The stomach pain is also present and gets better by taking cold drinks.
Homeopathic Remedies For Bacterial infections affecting Throat
The main offending bacterial agent behind the throat infection is Streptococcus bacteria. It leads to a condition known as strep throat. Mainly the throat, including tonsils and uvula, get inflamed with pain in the throat. The pain gets worse on swallowing anything. The fever is always present. Pus may also get formed in tonsils represented by the presence of white or yellow spots on tonsils. The natural medicines of great help for dealing with bacterial throat infections are Belladonna, Hepar Sulph, Merc Iod Flavus, and Merc Iod Ruber. Belladonna is the most frequently used medicine for throat infections. Belladonna can be used in all those cases where the throat is markedly inflammed like in tonsils. The patient feels a severe pain in throat along with high fever. The pain gets worse by swallowing anything. Hepar Sulph is the ideal medicine for pus formation in tonsils. The pain in throat may extend to ears. Chill with fever may also be complained of by the person needing Hepar Sulph. Homeopathic medicines Merc Iod Flavus and Merc Iod Ruber are very beneficial when the right and left side of throat are affected, respectively. The patient feels a lump sensation in the throat with redness and pain on the affected side.
Homeopathic Treatment of Bacterial infections affecting Skin
The main offending bacterial agent behind skin infection is Staphylococcus. It can cause a variety of skin conditions like boils, carbuncles, and abscess. All these skin problems are marked by eruptions of varying sizes with a collection of pus. Cellulitis is another common skin infection caused by bacteria marked by inflammation of the skin and connective tissue.
The best natural Homeopathic medicines to treat Cellulitis are Belladonna, Silicea, and Calendula. Belladonna is used in the very first stage of Cellulitis when the skin is inflamed with much heat and redness. The accompanying symptoms are fever and pain. In the advanced case of eruptions with pus formation on skin, Homeopathic medicine Silicea is a very beneficial remedy. Silicea works well for treatment of pus containing eruptions with fever and chills. Calendula, on the other hand, is the best remedy for post-surgical cases of Cellulitis. In Cellulitis occurring subsequent to use of a surgeon’s knife, Calendula never fails to help a patient recover and it always shows its excellence.
2. Eruptions on skin with pus formation due to bacterial infection
The top natural medicines for skin infections with pus formation are Myristica, Hepar Sulph and Anthracinum. Myristica is a medicine that is referred to as the best internal safe surgical instrument in the hands of a Homeopath to deal with pus-containing skin eruptions. Myristica can be used for complete recovery in all cases of carbuncles, abscess or boils. It’s a medicine that affects the most speedy recovery. Hepar Sulph, on the other hand, is of great help when chilliness with fever, extreme sensitiveness to touch the affected part and excessive offensive perspiration accompanies pus formation due to bacterial infections. Anthracinum is very beneficial in highly advanced cases where extreme burning pains are predominant in boils or carbuncles. The pus discharge is also highly offensive.
Homeopathy Remedies for Bacterial Infections of Respiratory System
The main bacterial infection affecting the lungs is pneumonia. The symptoms of pneumonia include cough with mucus formation, and the mucus may be blood-stained. Chest pain and fever also mark an appearance along with cough. The best natural medicines for treating pneumonia are Bryonia, Antimonium Tart, and Phosphorus. Bryonia can be used in all those cases of pneumonia where dry cough is present. The sputum if spat out is rust colored. The patient also feels pain in chest on coughing. Antimonium Tart is the ideal remedy for cough with rattling of mucus in chest. The person coughs a lot but spitting out is very difficult. The other symptoms include chest pain and difficulty in breathing. Phosphorus is the top remedy for sharp stitching chest pains along with cough. The spit discharge can be purulent or bloody. There may be a desire for cold things like juices, ice creams, and cold drinks.
Bacterial Infections Resulting in Fevers
1. Top Remedies for Typhoid Fever
The natural medicines that are very beneficial for treating typhoid fever are Baptisia, Arnica and Muriatic Acid. Baptisia can be used with good results for fever with highly offensive discharges, including urine, stool, and perspiration. Baptisia is also of great help in the delirious stage of typhoid fever when sleep overpowers the person even when talking. Arnica is the top remedy for typhoid cases with sore bruised pains all over the body. Muriatic Acid is the best remedy for involuntary stool along with fever. The patient may also complain of extreme sleepiness.
2. Pyrogenium: For Septic Fever
Although septic fever cases can be treated with a variety of natural medicines, Pyrogenium tops the list. Pyrogenium can be used in all cases of septic fever with extreme chilliness and rapid pulse rate. The fever usually runs very high. Severe body pains and offensive discharges are also felt.
Homeopathic Medicines for Bacterial Infections affecting Brain
The main bacterial infection affecting the brain is meningitis. The main symptoms are fever, pain in head and stiffness of the neck. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and convulsions. The natural medicines that can help in meningitis are Helleborus, Belladonna, and Stramonium. Meningitis can be treated with Homeopathy medicines but since the condition is very serious and a critical one, a complete case history of the patient is taken before prescribing the best remedy.