Confinement & Postpartum – Puerperal fever

Homeopathy treatment for Confinement & Postpartum – Puerperal fever from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Confinement & Postpartum – Puerperal fever…

Aconite [Acon]

SYNOCHAL FEVER, pulse hard and rapid, skin dry and hot, thirst intense for cold drinks; red and hot face, short breath, difficult and sighing respiration; lochia suppressed; mamma lax and empty; sharp shooting pains through whole abdomen, which is distended and tender to the touch; restlessness of mind and body; predicts death; sleeplessness; urine dark and scanty.

Ailanthus [Ail]

MALIGNANT PUERPERAL FEVER; ichorous and foetid lochia; deliria; diarrhoea; eruption all over body; constant thirst, longing for brandy; soreness, irritability, pricking and tingling everywhere.

Apis-mell [Apis]

PELVIC CELLULITIS; stinging, thrusting pains; great tenderness over the uterine region, with bearing-down pains; absence of thirst; urine scanty; dyspnoea; great restlessness, tossing and turning without the least relief; high fever, pulse rapid and soft; pungent heat of body while feet and hands are cold; patient feels strangely, as if about to die; lochia and milk suppressed.

Arnica [Arn]

Bruised sensation all over, hot head and cool body; soreness of parts after labor. THE GREAT PROPHYLACTIC AGAINST PYAEMIA IN CHILDBED FEVER, by giving one dose of Arnica during third stage of labor and another dose when labor is finished.

Arsenicum [Ars]

METRITIS IN CHILDBED, WITH SIGNS OF DISSOLUTION OF BLOOD; burning, throbbing, lancinating pains; great restlessness and anguish, with fear of death; great prostration, the least effort exhausts her; sunken countenance, sallow and livid complexion; nausea and vomiting; dizziness, headache, delirium; small, feeble, intermittent pulse; she wants more covering, wants to be wrapped up.

Baptisia [Bapt]

Puerperal fever (SEPTICAEMIA) with typhoid symptoms; foetid lochia with much prostration; distended abdomen, fulness, flatulence, rumbling, feels as if vomiting would relieve; sharp, shooting pains in bowels; urine alkaline, foetid, highly colored

and scanty; foetid, exhausting diarrhoea; oppressed breathing on lying down, difficult breathing, but no constriction of chest; restless, uneasy, indescribable sick feeling all over.

Belladonna [Bell]

Puerperal fever, particularly after a violent emotion or after suppression of milk; PUERPERAL PERITONITIS, at the onset, a hot steam seems to issue from the body of the patient; great sensitiveness of the abdomen after delivery; distended abdomen with stitching and digging pains, coming on quickly and ceasing as suddenly after having lasted some time; violent spasmodic pains, as if the parts were grasped with claws, or painful pressing downward as if everything would be pushed through the genital organs; when lying still or well covered up cold creeps run down the body at intervals; if not delirious she is rather dull and stupid, feels sleepy and dreamy, yet does not sleep soundly; extreme sensitiveness to the least jar; of bed or floor; lochia scanty, watery, slimy, offensive or entirely suppressed; metrorrhagia with coagulated foetid blood; post-partum retention of urine which only passes drop by drop, or involuntary urination and defaecation; breasts swollen and inflamed, or flaccid and without milk (Hyosc. may be tried where Belladonna fails).

Bryonia [Bry]

Puerperal fever, particularly when the breasts are distended with milk, deep inhalations are painful; stitches in distended abdomen; lochial discharge profuse, often offensive, or, when suppressed, sensation as if head would burst; the least motion painful, and even sitting up in bed causes nausea and fainting; burning thirst for large quantities of cold drinks; constipation, stools hard and dry as if burnt; apprehension of danger, irritable, vehement.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Leucophlegmatic condition; the feet feel cold and damp, the head and upper part of the body are in profuse perspiration, CONSTANT ACHING PAINS IN THE VAGINA, stitches in the neck of the uterus; menses have always been too profuse and return too often and too soon.

Cantharis [Canth]

Great heat and burning in the abdomen; debility, restlessness and trembling of the limbs; abdomen swollen and tympanitic above, but yields a dull sound below; constant painful urging to urinate, passing but a few drops at a time, which are often mixed with blood; burning in the uterine region.

Carbolic-acid [Carb-ac]

High fever alternating with oft-recurring chills of short duration, followed by profuse sweat, with restlessness; increased tenderness over uterine region and in right iliac fossa; pulse filiform; diarrhoea, involuntary stools of great foetor, lochia suppressed; craving for food and drink.

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.