Breast pain

Last modified on January 11th, 2019



The breast are often the seat of pain, unconnected with inflammation or pregnancy. This is of a neuralgic character.

Medicines.-(Every three hours.)

Actea r. 3- In young girls.

Pulsatilla 3.-

Associated with scanty menses.

Sore Nipples.

-During the nursing period, especially if no care has been taken with the breasts before confinement, the nipples are apt to become sore, and then they are difficult to treat on account of the repeated irritation by the child’s sucking.

General Treatment.-When there is a tendency to soreness, bathe with a solution of Arnica (ten drops to half-number of water), washing with cold water after each time the child has taken the breast.

Medicines.-(Every three hours.)

Arnica 3.-

When they threaten to become sore.

Sulph. 6. Nipples sore and chapped; deep fissures toward the base, which bleed and burn like fire.

Nux. vom. 3.-

Nipples sore, with painful excoriation of parts around nipple.

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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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