Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat swelling of glands but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat swelling of glands that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of swelling of glands:
Calcaria carb – painful inflamation, and swelling of glands; maxillary, parotid, submaxillary, facial, and cervical glands are especially affected; tuberculosis of mesenteric glands.
Carbo veg – induration of axillary glands during mammary cancer; swelling of glands with mammary cancer; pus is not laudable when glands suppurate.
Spongia – goiter hard and large, with suffocating spells at night; hardness and swelling of testicles, especially after checked gonorrhea, aggravation on motion of body and squeezing of clothing; scrofulous swelling and induration of cervical glands; tuberculosis.
Phytolacca – glands inflamed, hard and swollen. Inflamed glands are hot, tender and tense. It has a special affinity for glands of neck, carotid glands, submaxillary glands, parotid gland and mammary gland. It affects glands of right side more than that of left side.
Conium Mac – glands all over the body become inflamed, hard and sore from talking cold; glands in neck, in groin and abdomen becomes enlarged.
Lumps and nodules in breast. Stony hard glands that become malignant. Good remedy for cancer of mammae and of testicles, from suppressed sexual desire or suppressed menses. Stony hard, indurated glands after bruises and injuries of glands.
Indurated and swollen cervical glands in scrofulous children; tumors with piercing pains, worse at night. Tumors with history of contusions or bruises of the part. Breasts become large, sore and painful worse by least jar or walking at every menstrual period.
Baryta carb – hypertrophy of prostate gland; after urinating renewed straining with dribbling of urine; numbness in genitals for several minutes; frequent Micturition, no stool, in old men.
Calcaria Mur – chronic enlargement of lymphatic glands in neck, parotid or submaxillary glands
Bromium – scrofulous enlargement and induration of glands, especially parotid, thyroid gland is enlarged in children with light hair; testes, mammae, submaxillary, glands are swollen and indurated.
Belladonna – suppuration or induration of cervical or inguinal glands; inflammatory swelling of glands and lymphatics, forming red strings or chords; cold swelling of glands.
Carbo Animalis – induration of inguinal and axillary glands, particularly in syphilitic and gonorrheal patients; mammary cancer, gland indurated in little nodes, small portion of it hard as stone, with burning, drawing pain through breast axillary glands indurated.
Hepar Sulph – stage of suppuration, especially of axillary and inguinal glands, when obstinate and after the abuse of mercury; old buboes, remaining open and discharging continuously.
Rhus Tox – this remedy is especially helpful for abscesses in the area around the eye, the parotid glands underneath the armpit.
Merc sol – increased salivation and swelling is of the lymph glands are aggravated at night and form the warmth of a bed.
Sulphur – swelling, induration, and suppuration of axillary, inguinal, submaxillary, cervical, Cutaneous glands, either from scrofula, psora, in consequence of some zymotic disease or from abuse of mercury.
Iodum – torpor and sluggishness in glands, glands are indurated, hard and painless; arthritis induration of axillary, cervical, and inguinal glands.
Syphilinum - One of the best remedies for Hodgkin’s disease, marked swelling of glands of neck and head.
Chamomilla – cervical and submaxillary glands inflamed and painful.
Graphites - Swelling and induration of lymphatics and glands; deficient animal heat.