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Homeopathy for Carbuncles

Written by Dr. Manish Bhatia

Homeopathy for CARBUNCLE. Detail information about cause, symptoms, treatment of CARbUNCLE with list of commonly indicated homeopathic medicine for carbuncle. Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for carbuncles? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of carbuncle along with the best homeopathy medicine forcarbuncle treatment.

Are you looking for a homeopathic cure for carbuncle? This article discusses the homeopathy treatment of carbuncle along with the best homeopathic medicine for carbuncle treatment.

Carbuncle is a deep seated Pyogenic infection of the skin, and subcutaneous tissues, usually arising in several continues hair follicle often preceded and accompanied by fever, malaise and prostration.

Carbuncle is a cluster of boils with several openings for discharge of pus.carbuncle homeopathic treatment

A carbuncle is an infection of the subcutaneous tissues involving the hair follicles, usually caused by staphylococci bacteria.

It is highly infectious disease may spread to the other area of skin in same patient or to other person who are in contact of infected person.

This is a hard, circumscribed swelling, similar in appearance to the boil, but larger, more highly inflamed, and more protracted in its course. The inflammation terminates in mortification, and small holes are formed in the centre of the carbuncle, from which issues very unhealthy matter.

This eruption involves the cutis and tissue beneath it (the cellular tissue) inflammation, is extremely painful, and if occurring, as it usually does, in debilitated constitutions causes much disturbance of the system.

Causes of Carbuncle

A carbuncle develops due to infection in the hair follicles by bacteria or the fungus. Staphylococcus aureus is the most commonly responsible bacteria for this skin condition. The infection can be contagious so care should be taken to limit the infection.

Homeopathic treatment of Carbuncle

homeopathic remedies for carbuncle

Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of homeopathic medicine for carbuncle 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 homeopathic medicine for carbuncle is not only to treat carbuncle but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat carbuncle 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 carbuncle:

Antrhacinum – homeopathic medicine for carbuncle with marked burning pain; abundant discharge of ichorus, terribly offensive pus and poisoning of blood by absorption of pus; affected part is much sensitive; parts surrounding the gangrenous spot give dusky appearance.

Arsenic album – intense burning in the seat of the carbuncle and some distance wound the tumor or sensation of swelling as though boiling water were running beneath the skin; restlessness, thirst, debility; aggravation at night and relieved from warmth.

Belladonna – redness along with throbbing pains; erysipelatous inflammation around carbuncle; cerebral irritation with congestion; drowsiness with inability to sleep.

Bufo – carbuncle with blueness far around, and red and purplish streaks in neck, back and other parts, malignant pustules.

Carbo veg – dark, blackish appearance with burning pain and discharge offensive matter even after gangrene has set in; blood poisoning; collapse.

China – asthenic character, with symptoms of putrid fever, where patient is leuco-phlegmatic and much reduced, or where the carbuncle developed itself from malarious causes.

Carbolic acid – homeopathic medicine for carbuncles accompanied with diabetes, which do not heal normally. The discharge is very offensive.

Hepar Sulph – carbuncle surrounded by indurated spots; pain intense, sleeplessness; stinging burning of edges of ulcer with corroding discharge.Hyoscyamus niger homeopathic medicine for carbuncle

Hyoscyamus – homeopathic medicine for carbuncle in nervous or hysterical persons; great restlessness from excessive nervous excitement; shaking of head in all direction; optical illusions; constriction of pharynx, etc.

Kreosote – violent pulsations in every part of the body; putrid discharge; great debility; numbness and faintness; sleepy but cannot sleep; aggravation before midnight.

Lachesis – slow progress, the skin over the dead cellular tissue shows little disposition to ulcerate; dark bluish appearance; after perforation scanty discharge of thin, sometimes bloody sanies; cerebral symptoms; prostration; inability to bear any bandage over the sore.

Muriatic acid – homeopathic medicine for carbuncle in scorbutic patients, with ulcers on gums; feeling of emptiness in stomach and abdomen, frequent desire to urinate, with profuse emission of clear urine

Nitric Acid – putrid decomposition with tendency to hemorrhages; excessive debility with copious night-sweats

Myristica – it acts as a knife and breaks open the carbuncles.

Pyrogenium –Pyrogen is the great remedy for septic states, with intense restlessness. All discharges are horribly offensive-menstrual, lochial, diarrhoea, vomit, sweat, breath, etc. Great pain and violent burning in abscesses. Great debility in the morning. Bursting headache with restlessness.Rhus Toxicodendron homeopathic medicine for carbuncle

Rhus Tox –homeopathic medicine for carbuncle having burning, itching around carbuncle, with vertigo, stupor, pale face; great restlessness; feels somewhat relieved of violent pain as long as he is in motion; more indicated in the beginning, when the pains are intense and the affected parts are dark and red.

Secale cor – cannot bear external warmth

Silicea – during process of ulceration it clears the wound of its decaying masses and promotes healthy granulations; want of vital warmth; slow progress of the disease; furuncles (Homeopathy Treatment for Furuncle) appearing in crops; carbuncle between the shoulders and nape of the neck; indurations remaining after boils or carbuncles

Tarantula – erysipelatous redness around the carbuncle; rigors followed by burning fever; great thirst; anxiety, headache, delirium, profuse perspiration and retention of urine; excessive pains in carbuncle.

Merc iod – it is an excellent remedy for inflammatory stage of boils and carbuncles; when there is no pus formation; intense shining redness with throbbing and pain; when pus is formed it is green, thin and watery.

Staphylococcinum – it is an excellent remedy for carbuncle and furuncles.

Who gets Carbuncle?

An infection occurs most easily when people are overworked, anemic, or undernourished; with low vitality or lower resistance in the body. Diabetes can also trigger this condition because whenever there is high blood sugar level, it causes increased sugar level in the body tissues; in these circumstances bacteria get a favorable environment to grow and replicate.

Sign and Symptoms of Carbuncle

  • Carbuncle is a cluster of boils. A carbuncles presents itself as circumscribed area of inflammation having multiple opening and accumulation of pus and dead cells under the skin. Pus and discharge is drain from the multiple opening.
  • Inflammation, burning, itching, pain are the symptoms of carbuncle. There may be fever, chill and rigor due to infection.
  • Carbuncles may develop anywhere, but they are most common on the back and the nape of the neck.

Diagnosis of Carbuncle

  • Diagnosis does not require any specific lab investigation. Clinical presentation is sufficient to diagnose carbuncle.
  • Blood sugar is required sometimes to rule out diabetes.

Conventional treatment for Carbuncle

  • Antibiotics are usually choice of treatment for carbuncle.
  • An incision can be made to drain the pus under the skin.

The above information about homeopathy treatment of carbuncle is only for information purpose. Please consult a professional homeopath before taking any homeopathic medicine for carbuncle. 

Carbuncle Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

Carbuncle on the back of the neck – by James Tyler Kent

About the author

Dr. Manish Bhatia

- BCA, M.Sc Homeopathy (UK), CICH (Greece), MD (Hom)
- Associate Professor, Organon & Homeopathic Philosophy, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
- Founder Director of Hpathy.com
- Editor, Homeopathy for Everyone
- Co-author - Homeopathy and Mental Health Care: Integrative Practice, Principles and Research
- Author - Lectures on Organon of Medicine vol 1, 2, 3. CCH Approved. (English, German, Bulgarian)
- Awardee - Raja Pajwan Dev Award for Excellence in the Field of Medicine; APJ Abdul Kalam Award for Excellence in Homeopathy Education
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