Erythema

Last modified on January 3rd, 2019

Erythema

 

– A diffuse redness and inflammation of the skin, not due to blood-poisoning, like erysipelas, and not tending to formation of pus.

It is sometimes accompanied by fever, and sometimes it is raised spots (Erythema nodosum).

Erythema may appear on any part of the body, the favourite site for the nodose variety being the legs, and especially the front aspect of them. For the Diagnosis between erythema and erysipelas, see ERYSIPELAS.

General Treatment. – Rest and light diet.

Medicines. – (Every hour or two.)

Belladonna 3.

– In almost all simple cases.

Rhus. 3.

– Great restlessness, patient cannot bear to be still.

Apis 3.

– When there is much swelling (not immediately after or before Rhus.)

Arnica 3.

– If the eruption is dusky, or if there is a burning sensation in the parts and the patient fears to be touched.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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