Dysentery is an infection of the intestine that causes severe diarrhea with mucus and blood. Tenesmus (constant urge to pass stool) is a characteristic symptom of this infection. An infected person may experience mild to severe abdominal pain. It can affect people of any age group but is more common in children. Top homeopathic medicines for dysentery are effective in treating both acute and chronic cases of dysentery. They also eliminate the recurring tendency of the infection.
There are two main types of Dysentery – Amoebic and Bacillary Dysentery. The symptoms of the infection may last from a few days to weeks. The typical symptoms of dysentery include tenesmus, diarrhea with mucus and blood, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and weakness. It usually spreads from eating or drinking contaminated food or water or by coming in contact with an infected person.
Top Homeopathic Medicines for Dysentery
Homeopathy treatment of dysentery includes a comprehensive treatment plan that works to treat both chronic and acute cases of the infection. These medicines for dysentery work according to the symptoms that manifest due to the infection.
For Dysentery with Tenesmus
The medicines used to treat dysentery with a constant feeling to pass stool (tenesmus) are Mercurialis Corrosivus, Asclepias Tuberosa, and Mercurius Solublis.
1. Mercurialis Corrosivus – For scanty mucus and blood
Mercurialis Corrosivus is a medicine used to treat dysentery with little mucus and blood, but with extreme tenesmus.
2. Asclepias Tuberosa – For ‘stream of fire’ sensation
Asclepias Tuberosa is a medicine used to treat dysentery where the stools are soft and fetid, and tenesmus is constant. There is a sensation of a stream of fire passing through the abdomen when stools are relieved.
3. Mercurius Solublis – For Tenesmus in the Bladder
Mercurius Solublis is a medicine used to treat dysentery where there is tenesmus in the bladder and rectum.
For Dysentery with Mucus
4. Aloes – For dysentery with Jelly-like Stools
Aloes is a medicine used to treat dysentery with jelly-like stools with excess mucus. The rectum feels sore after passing stools. The texture of the stools is small, brownish, half-fluid, and they move easily.
5. Capsicum – For Dysentery with Bloody Stools
Capsicum is a medicine used to treat dysentery with bloody stools that have a lot of mucus. There is also excess burning and tenesmus.
For Dysentery with Bloody Stools
Cantharis and Senecio Aureus are the medicines used to treat dysentery with bloody stools.
6. Cantharis – For Scrapings-like Dysentery.
Cantharis is a medicine used to treat dysentery where stools feel like scrapings of the intestine and burn on passing. Tenesmus of rectum and bladder is also present.
7. Senecio Aureus – For Dysentery with Thin, Bloody stools.
Senecio Aureus is a medicine used to treat dysentery with thin, bloody stools, coupled with tenesmus. There is strain while passing stools which are intermingled with hard lumps of feces.
For Dysentery with Abdominal Pain
Colchicum and Erigeron are the medicines used to treat dysentery with abdominal pain.
8. Colchicum – For Dysentery in Damp Weather
Colchicum is a medicine used to treat dysentery coupled with agonizing pain that remains long after passing stools. This medicine is used to treat dysentery that occurs during the autumn season and in damp weather.
9. Erigeron – For Dysentery with burning in Bladder
Erigeron is a medicine used to treat dysentery coupled with frequent, severe pain in the umbilical region. Stools are small and streaked with blood.
For Dysentery with Nausea and Vomiting
Ipecac and Arsenic Album are the medicines used to treat dysentery with symptoms of nausea and vomiting.
10. Ipecac – For Dysentery with Constant Nausea
Ipecac is a medicine used to treat dysentery coupled with constant nausea that does not get relieved even after vomiting. The stools are fetid and contain mucus.
11. Arsenic Album – For Dysentery with Extreme Weakness.
Arsenic Album is a medicine used to treat dysentery wherein there is extreme prostration (state of being very weak and exhausted). The affected person cannot bear the smell and sight of food. There is food poisoning along with nausea and vomiting.
For Dysentery in Children
Aloes, Magnesia Carbonica, and Baryta Carbonica are the medicines used to treat dysentery in children.
Aloes is a medicine that works well to treat dysentery in children who have jelly-like stools and a rumbling pain in the abdomen.
Magnesia Carbonica is a medicine to treat dysentery in children who have frothy, greenish, watery stools along with tenesmus. Sour smell from the child’s body and vomiting is present.
Baryta Carbonica is a medicine used to treat dysentery where there is a pain in the abdomen immediately after a meal, and bloody stools.