What is abscess and how can it be treated?
Abscess is a medical term for a tender mass that is painful and warm to touch and of pink or red color. In the middle part of the abscess puss is accumulated, which is why it looks like it is swollen. Since it is usually a result of an infection, it can appear anywhere on the body, though most commonly it occurs in armpits, base of the spine, near the tooth, and in groins. Skin abscess are called boils, while it is not at all unusual for the hair follicles to become inflamed and result in abscesses, either. When it comes to the treatment of the abscess, in cases when they are small, applying warm compresses may help. It is not recommended to drain them by putting pressure or sticking a needle, because the infection may spread this way. If medical help is needed, the doctor will drain it in sterilized conditions and under anesthesia.
Homeopathic remedies for abscess
When it comes to the alternative solutions to this problem, homeopathy has a lot to offer. A number of homeopathic remedies can help a lot in the treatment of abscess and it can speed up that process. Here, we will mention some of the most frequently used, but everyone who is about to give them a try should be careful about the choice, because each remedy should be chosen according to the symptoms. Also, potency is something that everyone should pay attention to.Arnica is a homeopathic remedy that has proven to be helpful in cases of boils that cannot mature, but they reappear in the form of crop.Belladonna is helpful with the initial symptoms of abscess and when abscess swells very quickly, as well as pus, and when the redness increases.Hepar sulphur is a perfect choice for the cases of excessive sensitiveness, sharp and throbbing pain that tends to worsen at night.Mercurius is a remedy that can be used in cases when the pus is already formed, and it is particularly useful in cases of glandular abscesses. It is effective in the treatment of greenish pus, which is accompanied by stinging pain.Lachesis is helpful with thin and dark pus, and cases in which abscess is a result of some poisonous matter in the body system.Phosphorus is useful in the treatment of abscesses that occur around the bones, and it has proven to be effective in the prevention of their recurrence.Rhus toxicodendron is a good choice when the abscess appears around the eye, or axillary gland, and when the pus is bloody.Sulphur is highly suggested in cases of chronic abscesses and in cases of boils as accompanying symptoms.