Milkfever

Last modified on January 3rd, 2019

Milkfever

 

-Generally the milk does not come until twelve or twenty-four hours after delivery.

Sometimes it is delayed for a day or two. it may come without any trouble, or there may be pains and constitutional disturbance, which goes by the name of “milk-fever.”

General Treatment.-This is the treatment for all feverish states- quiet, fresh air without draught, light diet. An Arnica compress (five drops of the tincture to a wineglassful of water) may be applied once or twice a day; or the breasts may be gently rubbed with camphorated olive oil; or bathe them with hot lard, and afterwards cover them over with medicated cotton wool.

Medicines.-(Every hour or two.)

Arnica 3.

-Distension, soreness, or hardness of the breasts. Arnica may be applied locally in the form of a compress; the strength should be five drops of the tincture to a wineglassful of water.

Aconite 3.

-Much fever, hot, dry skin; redness of face; breasts hard and knotted; restlessness, anxiety, discouragement.

Bryonia 3.

-After Aconite; oppression of the chest; violent pain in the head, constipation, pain in the breasts, engorgement.

Chamomilla 6.

-Nervous excitement and restlessness.

Pulsatilla 3.

-Great distension of the breasts; soreness and rheumatic pains extending to both shoulders down to the arms.

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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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