Diphtheria and Homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies can
successfully treat a person diphtheria
without the need for antibiotics.
What is Diphtheria?
Symptoms of Diphtheria
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Swelling of he throat. Stinging pains. Sore, blistered tongue. Throat has a glossy-red appearance. Membrane forms on either tonsil and is grayish, dirty-looking and tough. Swallowing is difficult. The throat is swollen externally and there is much prostration. Dry, hot skin and restlessness. Suppression of the urine
Indicated by its general symptoms of low fever, prostration, restlessness, thirst, foul breath. Useful in the later stage of the diphtheria when the person is constantly going down hill. Throat very swollen inside and out, the membrane will be dark, and there will be much odor and swelling of the throat. Tired feeling, thirst and feverish flush. Arsenic iodide may prove curative for the septic conditions and hoarseness which sometimes remain after diphtheria.
Very foul breath. Feverish. Dark red fauces at the back of the throat. Swelling of glands. Aching of back, body and limbs as if pounded. Face is dark, flushed. Tongue dry and red
Bromine is a remedy for the croupous form of diphtheria. Bromine produces a pseudo-membrane, but it has little effect in gangrenous conditions. It is especially a remedy in the laryngeal form, and much rattling of mucus in the larynx is a characteristic indication. There is a suffocating, hoarse whistling cough, having a croupy sound. Hepar and Kali bichromicum are useful remedies in laryngeal form.
Use when the condition has gone to the wind-pipe and give with Calcarea phos alternately.
Used when the infections spreads to the trachea. A white speck or patch remains after the main fluid has come off.
Low fever, no pain, great accumulation of exudate, foul odor, prostration, violent fever, headache, thready pulse, nausea and weakness.
Start this remedy at the beginning of the fever. Used for fever.
Deep ulceration and a thick, tenacious mucus. Mucus can be streaked with blood. The throat is yellow looking. The cough is croupy, accompanied with pain in the chest. There is also swelling of the glands. Yellow-coated or dry, red tongue. Tough, thick, ropy or sticky, tenacious expectorant or mucus. Pain, extending to neck and shoulders.
When gangrenous spots appear. Ulcers with foul secretions and offensive discharges. Prevents extension to the nasal mucous membrane.
For fever. Can be alternated in doses with Ferrum phos and is use at the beginning of the condition, for the fever. Pain on swallowing. White deposit in throat. Thick exudation over the tonsils and soft palate. Foul breath.
When there is ulceration, gangrenous suppuration and foul odor is extreme. Throat swollen both inside and outside. The throat is swelling and the membrane is very offensive. Thin discharge from the nose. Difficulty of swallowing and regurgitation.
Used for malignant, gangrenous condition. The person is very exhausted. Weakness of sight, nasal speech or paralysis in any part of the body, squinting, etc. Mouth smells putrid, bad odor.
Most frequently indicated remedy for diphtheria. Great sensitiveness of the throat. Throat feels worse from empty swallowing. Left side of the throat, spreading to the right. Extremely painful and difficult swallowing, violent prostration and great odor. The person sleeps into an aggravation of all symptoms. Throat swelling is so marked that the person must sit up to breathe. Gangrenous tendency purplish throat. Much swelling and infiltration externally, here resembling Apis. Very similar symptoms to the other snake remedies of Crotalus and Naja.
Pain on right side of the throat while Lachesis has pain on the left. Stopped up nose. Inability to breathe through it. Fan like motions of the wings of the nose is also an indication. Throat begins on the right side or is worse on that side. Person is worse after the sleep. Worse after swallowing drinks, especially cold ones. Symptoms are worse from 4 to 8 P.M.
Used in the malignant type of diphtheria and when it invades the nostrils. Mercurius cyanatus is the best preparation for diphtheria. (Mercurius vivus and Mercurius solubilis are not indicated in this disease.) Glandular swelling or other symptoms. Great and sudden prostration and very high pulse. Extreme weakness, Great prostration. Collapse symptoms at the beginning of the disease. Mucus in the throat that is first it is white, then turn dark and it may become gangrenous. The tongue is brownish and blackish. Foul breath. Nose bleeds. Loss of appetite. Profuse flow of saliva.
Extreme weakness. Nose bleed of dark and putrid blood. Foul breath and swelling uvula. Yellowish-gray deposit on back of throat, tonsils, uvula and posterior pharyngeal wall. Burning thin discharge from nose. Pulse is intermittent. Person feels weak. Tongue is dry. Lips are dry and cracked. Albuminuria is present. Use for poisoned states of the blood, as are found in diphtheria.
If the face is puffy and pale with heavy drowsiness. Watery stools. Fow of saliva or vomiting of watery fluid. Dryness of the tongue, gasping while breathing.
Use when the tonsils are covered with a yellow, creamy coating. Back part of the roof of the mouth looks creamy-yellow. The coating of the tongue is moist, creamy or gold colored.
In diphtheria as an intercurrent remedy where there is vomiting of green matter or water, and the peculiar welling-up of mucus from the stomach.
Used for nasal diphtheria, with a white deposit in the nose and ulcerative conditions which are sensitive. Excoriating discharges. Great distress and uneasiness at the stomach and vomiting of all food. Prostration. Membrane in the nose and throat. Foul odor and sticking pains in throat. Pulse is intermittent. Swallowing is difficult and painful.
Inflamed throat, very swollen. Throat is sore and sensitive that swallowing is almost impossible. Pain shooting to ears. Thick-coated tongue. Fpul breath. Swollen glands. High, rapid and weak pulse. Grayish membrane at throat. Pain in the back and limbs. General aching all over. Great prostration. Great burning in the throat. Chilliness.
Putrid mouth odor, swelling glands, tongue dry or cracked.