While dealing with acute pain consider the following:
- Exciting cause
- Maintaining Cause
- Physical Generals
- Expression, Tongue & Color of
You can select your remedy in acute case just by glance of patient. For example:
Hippocratic face will lead you towards Arsenic, Veratrum, Aethusa, China, etc.
Chapped face leads you Graphites, Petroleum, Silicea etc
Any discolorations in skin is also favorable for drug selection.
For. Example :
Blue and Black discolorations around mouth will give the clue for Cina. Very fare complexion is clue towards calcarea or ammonia. Dark complexions is clue for Nitric Acid, Graphitis etc. Beautiful eyelashes recall Phosphorus. Bloody red lips make you think about Tuberculinum.
Red congested face reminds you Belladonna.
Tongue itself tells medicine ex. Fissured tongue reminds you of Nitric acid, Flouric acid, Arsenic, Spigelia etc. Even Touch plays an important role ex. any patient suffering from fever just touch his head and nose if you get hot head with cold nose immediately prescribe Arnica. If one cheek is hot and red and other one is cold and pale think of Chamomilla. Hot feet and cold hands is Sepia. After getting these clues you have to confirm rest of the symptoms from the patient and family. It will save your time and patient will get quick relief with prevention of further pathology. Every patient demands his own medicine. your job is to find it only. The most important thing while prescribing for acute pain is FIND OUT WHAT IS PECULIAR AT THAT MOMENT. Hit that
peculiar and cure the patient.