Breast abscess

Last modified on January 11th, 2019

Br-abscess

 

The breasts are liable to become inflamed and “gather” during the whole period of nursing. Injury, cold, sudden weaning may set up inflammation. The best preventive is to keep the breast well drawn, either by natural means, or artificially by means of nipple-glasses.

General Treatment.-When suppuration does occur the breast must be supported with light bandages and protected from all irritation. Light linseed poultices should be applied at intervals to relieve pain. When they fail to do this they should not be continued. The breast should be drawn with nipple-glasses if any milk can be induced to flow.

Medicines.-(Every hour until relief is obtained.)

Bryonia 3.-

At the commencement, breasts swollen, hard, and feel heavy, shooting pains, dry skin, thirst, fever.

Bellad. 3.-

Where the skin is red like erysipelas, swelling, hardness, shooting and tearing pains.

Mercur. 6.-

Hardness remains after inflammatory symptoms have subsided. (Every three hours.)

Hepar 6.-

When suppuration has already commenced, indicated by throbbing and chills.

Silicea 6.-

Fetid watery discharge.

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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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