Erysipelas


Homeopathy treatment for Erysipelas from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Erysipelas…


Aconite [Acon]

Intense synochal fever at the start, with restlessness, fear of death, etc.

Ailanthus [Ail]

Typhoid erysipelas with dusky color of eruption; occipital headache with confusion of ideas; stupor and insensibility; great prostration.

Ammonium-carb [Am-c]

ERYSIPELAS OF OLD PEOPLE, when cerebral symptoms developed, while the eruption is still out; debility and soreness of the whole body; tendency to gangrenous destruction; adynamia.

Anthracinum [Anthr]

Gangrenous erysipelas with typhoid symptoms; great pain in head and dizziness; delirium and unconsciousness; great depression and prostration; fainting and copious sweating; sleep short and unrefreshing, more like stupor.

Apis-mell [Apis]

OEDEMATOUS ERYSIPELAS OF THE FACE, travelling from right to left, commencing about eye and spreading across face to left side. assuming a pinkish rosy hue (Belladonna, bright-red, Rhus, dark-red, Lachesis, dark-bluish black); eyelids protrude like sacs of water; eruption, which may also have a purplish hue, stinging, burning, prickling, sensitive to the slightest touch; high fever with dry skin and thirst or thirstlessness; tendency to invade meninges; patient fidgety, nervous, cannot sleep, though sleepy; sensation of suffocation; sphacelated spots here and there; traumatic erysipelas; chronic erysipelas, recurring periodically; phlegmonous erysipelas.

Arnica [Arn]

HABITUAL ERYSIPELAS running a tedious course; phlegmonous erysipelas with extreme tenderness and painfulness on pressure, with tendency to formation of bullae; swelling hot, hard, shining, even deep red; patient nervous, cannot stand pain and feels tired and bruised as after hard work as if beaten.

Arsenicum [Ars]

ADYNAMIA, BURNING SKIN; excessive restlessness, cerebral symptoms; erysipelas taking on a gangrenous character, especially about the joints of the lower extremities.

Belladonna [Bell]

BRIGHT-RED SWELLING, SMOOTH FORM, intense fever and acute pains with throbbing in affected parts; initial stage of MENINGEAL COMPLICATION with evidence of irritation, deliria, awakens frightened, grinding teeth, sees visions as soon as he closes eyes, hot head, cold feet, pulse full and hard; lancinating, stinging, throbbing pains in the deeper parts involved in the inflammation; phlegmonous erysipelas with violent thirst, high fever, dry tongue, parched lips etc.; right side; TENDENCY TO SPREAD IN STREAKS.

Borax [Bor]

Erysipelas of CHEEKS, especially left side of face, painful when laughing, with sensation as if there were COBWEBS ON FACE; frequent attacks of erysipelas.

Bryonia [Bry]

Erysipelas of JOINTS, with drawing tearing pains, increased by motion, slow development of rash or sudden receding of eruption, with difficult respiration or diarrhoea.

Camphora [Camph]

Erysipelatous red cheeks and face, delirium, anorexia, thirst; dull aching pains in back and limbs.

Cantharis [Canth]

Erysipelas begins on DORSUM OF NOSE and spreads to both cheeks, but more to the right, followed by desquamation; vesicular inflammation, vesicles break and discharge an excoriating fluid; fine stinging, burning pains internally and externally, patient being uneasy, restless, distressed, dissatisfied; unquenchable thirst, with disgust for all kinds of drinks; kidneys and bladder involved; typhoid erysipelas; after injurious use of Arnica

Chelidonium [Chel]

Facial erysipelas spreading over HAIRY SCALP, very sore to the slightest touch; heat of head, redness of face does not

disappear under pressure of the finger; tongue covered with thick yellow fur; loss of appetite with disgust and nausea; thirst with dryness of mouth and throat; restlessness.

China [Chin]

Weakness and exhaustion from high fever; frightful swelling of face with vesicles; sleeplessness of delirious sleep; involuntary defaecation and urination. (Jousset orders China wine, tablespoonful every hour.)

Comocladia [Com]

(Rhus tox). Burning on face and eyes, with sensation as if right were being pushed out of the head, (<) towards evening; excessive swelling of face, with tormenting itching and burning; corrosive itching of the head; dizziness of heaviness of head, with shooting pains; (>) by motion.

Crot.-hor [Crot-h]

PHLEGMONOUS, PHLYCTAENOUS OR OEDEMATOUS ERYSIPELAS; skin bluish-red; low fever and prostration; diarrhoea with offensive stools, DISSECTING WOUNDS with accumulation of dirty pus in distant parts.

Euphorbium [Euph]

VESICULAR ERYSIPELAS; DARK-RED CHEEKS, covered with yellow vesicles as large as peas, or cheeks of a livid dark hue, threatening gangrene anxiety as from poison, dim vision, apprehensiveness; pains boring, gnawing, digging, extending from the gums into the teeth and ear, with itching and crawling when pains are relieved; teeth crumble off; erysipelatous gastritis.

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.