Confinement & Postpartum – Phlegmasia alba dolens

Homeopathy treatment for Confinement & Postpartum – Phlegmasia alba dolens from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Confinement & Postpartum – Phlegmasia alba dolens…


Aconite [Acon]

Fever, restlessness, tossing without relief; hot skin, dry tongue, parched lips, thirst.

Apis [Apis]

Restless tossing about, fever without thirst; scanty urine; white transparent swelling, with stinging and sharp plunging pains.

Arnica [Arn]

Early stage, after severe and protracted labor, from the pressure on vessels and nerves; she feels bruised and sore.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Excessive restlessness, every motion producing a sensation of exhausting; thirst for frequent sips of cold water; cold and chilly, wants to be covered up; burning pains, swelling pale and oedematous.

Belladonna [Bell]

Cutting pains as if with knives; tearing pains, in limbs, rending in joints, cannot bear the least jar or to be touched; sensation of heaviness in thighs, hypogastrium and sexual parts; fever, with burning thirst and hyperaesthesia of the senses; much moaning and sleeplessness.

Bryonia [Bry]

Drawing, lancinating pains from hip to foot, (<) from touch or least motion; copious sweat without relief; pulling in abdomen and down the legs as if the menses would appear; pale pink swelling of leg; painful tensive stiffness, but no redness; dry lips and thirst for large quantities of water.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

White swelling of foot and leg, with sensation of coldness as though covered with a cold damp cloth; suppression of milk, with sensation of coldness all through the body; strumous cachexia.

Cepa [All-c]

Phlegmasia alba dolens after instrumental delivery; exceedingly painful swelling of whole lower limb, especially the thigh; panaritia on several fingers, with red streaks up arms; pains driving to despair.

Crot. [Crot-h]

Left leg swollen to twice its natural size; grinding pains in legs, (<) from slightest motion; feeble pulse, sluggish circulation, blush skin, faintness, general debility.

Hamamelis [Ham]

Great pain and swelling from knee to hip, very sensitive to touch; cutaneous veins hard, swollen, knotty and painful, finally involving pains of abdomen; tympanitis, constipation; (<) from motion.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Swelling of the foot and leg, with stitching and shooting pains; shooting and stitching pains in abdomen, which is distended with flatus; distressing pain in back extending down glutei muscles; restlessness with tossing and thirst.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Swelling of feet and legs; saphena swollen very large, is very tender and can be traced all the way up; abdomen flatulent; pain in back before urinating; restless and tossing all night.

Nux-vomica [Nux-v]

Red swelling of leg with dark, painful spots; a powerless, bruised sensation in leg; bruised sore sensation low down in abdomen, with frequent desire to urinate and to defaecate; loss of appetite; great depression of spirits.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Pale swelling in foot and limb; suppression of milk and of lochia, (<) in warm room, (>) by moving limb, craves fresh air; offensive, clammy taste in mouth, particularly after sleeping.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Loss of power in limb from the start, cannot draw it up; red streak running up the course of the saphena; great restlessness; momentarily (>) from change of position; (<) after midnight, from water or wetting the part; wants to be covered up warm.

Sepia [Sep]

Disease connected with chronic metritis; weakness in small of back, (>) by belching and from slow walking; swelling of limbs and feet, (<) when sitting or standing, (>) when walking.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Frequent flushes of heat; weak, faint spells; short naps, from which she starts up wide awake, little papular eruptions on leg and other parts of body.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.