Otitis and otorrhoea

Homeopathy treatment for Otitis and otorrhoea from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Otitis and otorrhoea…

Aconite [Acon]

Earache and inflammation of ear. (<) at night, pain extremely severe, and extreme sensitiveness to noise, roaring in ears, music unbearable, child restless, anxious; external ear hot and red, meatus red and narrowed, painfully sensitive, temperature sand pulse high, respiration hurried, burning skin and thirst.

Agaricus [Agar]

Redness, burning and itching of ears, as if they had been frozen; spasm of pharyngeal and tympanic muscles; twitching and rattling or fluttering in (right) tympanic cavity; jumping or tensor tympani, sounding like a leather-covered metal valve; creaking in both ears on empty swallowing; at every attempt at swallowing a creaking sound in both ears, as of a wooden screw.

Antimonium-crud [Ant-c]

Moist eruption on external ear and behind it; scrofulous otorrhoea; chronic catarrhal otitis media with heat and tension, (<) by heat.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Redness and swelling of both ears, OTITIS, AFTER SCARLATINA, desquamation completely ceased, traces of albumen in urine, violent pain in left ear when chewing.

Apium-grav [Ap-g]

Thin, watery otorrhoea with pulsating and pounding in ears, more left, without pain or disturbing the hearing.

Arnica [Arn]

HAEMATOMA OF AURICLE. Hard hearing from concussion; great sensitiveness to loud sounds, with pain in ears; noises in ears from rush of blood to head; bruised pain in ears, stitches in and behind ears, which are very dry; suppurating otitis with stupor; discharge of blood from ear.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Otitis externa diffusa; burning and itching, (<) scratching, (>) by heat; tissues of meatus red, infiltrated, oozing clear, watery fluid, or tissues are dry, thin and scurfy. Otorrhoea with profuse, ichorous, foul discharge, accompanied by burning-itching in canal and crawling sensations in ears; red, burning pustules which turn into painful ulcers; stitching-tearing from left meatus outward, (<) evening. HARDNESS OF HEARING, CANNOT HEAR THE HUMAN VOICE, and unusual sensitiveness to sound, (<) by talking to others (Magn. mur., Zincum met.).

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Otorrhoea with offensive discharge and diseased bones, after scarlatina or abuse of mercury.

Asarum-europ [Asar]

Oversensitiveness of nerves, scratching of linen or silk unbearable; dull roaring in left ear like a distant tornado, distinct singing in right ear; catarrhal deafness in ears, with sensation as if plugged up by some foreign substance; right auricle hot to touch.

Aurum-met [Aur]

CARIES OF MASTOID PROCESS AND OSSICULA (Nitr. ac.); suppurative inflammation of middle ear, burning, pricking itching in ears, (<) at night by uncovering and at rest; (>) by motion, washing, by going into open air, even in bad weather; obstinate foetid otorrhoea; extremely offensive ozaena; swollen parotids, painful to touch; annoying dryness in ears and nose, with difficult hearing; boring pain behind ear; oversensitive to noise, but music relieves; depressed and melancholic.

Baryta-carb [Bar-c]

Otitis externa scrofulosa, thick crust on and behind ears, small flat tubercles behind ears, eruption on lobes of ears; tearing, boring, drawing in front of right ear; itching in ears; buzzing and ringing in ears, reverberations, (<) swallowing, sneezing, walking fast; VERY IMPRESSIBLE TO CATCH COLD.

Baryta-mur [Bar-m]

ABNORMAL OPEN CONDITION OF THE EUSTACHIAN TUBE; cracking in one ear when swallowing, sneezing; reverberation in ear on blowing nose violently; (<) at night when lying on affected side; otorrhoea after repeated otitis, discharge smells like rotten cheese; abscess behind ears; scrofulous glandular swellings.

Belladonna [Bell]

ACUTE OTITIS MEDIA, or when acute symptoms arise in chronic disease; OTALGIA, SHARP PAINS IN AND AROUND EARS, sometimes excited by chewing; lacerating from above downward in external and internal ear; earache, with boring and screwing in ears; violent tearing pain spread from external ear backward and forward to whole side of face; extreme sensibility of hearing; very sensitive to noise; deafness as if a skin were drawn over ears; red and hot face; parotitis; inflammation of glands about the ears, tearing and stitching.

Berberis [Berb]

Pimples and nodosities on auricle, painful to touch; tumor behind ear; tearing and stitching in ears through membrana tympani, as if a nail were thrust through, or as from the sting of an insect, beating and fluttering noise in ear.

Borax [Bor]

SUBACUTE OTITIS with much purulent and offensive discharge; lancinating pains in head, itching of occiput, diminished hearing; noises, especially in left ear; every PAROXYSM OF PAIN CAUSED THE CHILD TO START NERVOUSLY; pale face; fear of downward motion from cerebral anaemia.

Bovista [Bov]

Thick oozing scurfs on the ears; discharge of foetid pus from the ears; itching in ears, relieved by boring with the fingers in it; indistinct hearing.

Bryonia [Bry]

Swelling, redness, painful sensitiveness and heat of the external ear, piercing stitching deep into the ear, with swelling and painfulness of parotid; chirping, roaring humming in ears.

Bufo [Bufo]

Purulent otorrhoea; ulceration and bleeding of external ears, pains (<) from cold washing; hardness of hearing, especially for words; all noise disagreeable, especially music.

Cactus-grand [Cact]

Rheumatic otitis from checked perspiration; pulsations and buzzing in ears, (<) from sounds, even talking; heavy pain like a weight in vertex, noise like running water in ears.

Cadmium-sulph [Cadm-s]

Otitis with lancinating, lacerating pain in ears, sounds echo in head; abnormal hearing alternating with abnormal vision.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

OTITIS EXTERNA, SUPPURATION in scrofulous parsons; dermoid layer of membrana tympani destroyed by ulceration and covered with exuberant granulations which may fill the meatus; POLYPUS OF EAR; humming, roaring, buzzing in ears from abnormal pressure on the bones of the ear; pain in internal ears, first right then left, (<) extreme heat or cold, blowing nose or coughing; muco-purulent otorrhoea, sometimes offensive; deafness from Eustachian catarrh; painful inflammatory swelling of parotids; corrosive nasal discharge, glandular swellings; fistulous ulcers. (Silicea follows well.)

Calcarea-fluor [Calc-f]

Calcareous deposits on tympanum.

Calcarea-iod [Calc-i]

Exuberant granulations, discharge more excoriating, but less copious; neighboring glands implicated.

Calcarea-phos [Calc-p]

Complication with tuberculosis; cold feeling or coldness of ears; inner and outer ear swollen, red, sore, itching, hot; excoriating discharge from ears; aching, pressing, tearing or rending in and around ears, most behind and below, large ulcers above or around ears and in region of parotis.

Calcarea-picr [Calc-pic]

Perifollicular inflammation; extreme prostration.

Capsicum [Caps]

MASTOID PROCESS THREATENED BY INFLAMMATORY ACTION, on the petrous bone, behind the ear, a swelling painful to touch; acute symptoms setting in during chronic cases, involving the mastoid cells, and their dense structure yields slowly; in children the mastoid cells are large and break down easily; deep-seated swelling under ear; drawing, tearing pain, DEEP IN EAR, (<) at night; tympanum perforated and cavity filled with thick, yellow pus; pressive, later on itching pain deep in ear; dull hearing after previous burning and stinging in ear; ears very hot and aching in one or both ears when coughing. SUPPURATIVE OTITIS, itching deep in ear.

Carbo-an [Carb-an]

Chronic non-suppurative otitis media; membrane retracted, tympanum dry, Eustachian tubes easily dilated, pharynx granular; itching and tingling in ear, cracking on moving jaw, (<) by swallowing; deafness from absence of cerumen or when offensive cerumen is discharged.

Carbo-veg [Carb-v]

Chronic non-suppurative otitis media; membrane retracted, tympanum dry, Eustachian tubes easily dilated, pharynx granular; itching and tingling in ear, cracking on moving jaw, (<) by swallowing; deafness from absence of cerumen or when offensive cerumen is discharged.

Causticum [Caust]

Pressing-put pain in the middle ear; tearing pain, with a closed sensation; sudden stitches in the ear and in the mastoid; offensive, at times bloody, discharge; meatus swollen and excoriated; roaring in ears, when speaking the voice resounds in the affected ear; herpes on earlobe; she speaks very low, as her own voice appears to be very loud.

Chamomilla [Cham]

Lancinations, or tensive and drawing pain extending to lobe of ears; dry ears as if stopped to pain; suspicious, ill-humored and easily angered; stitches in ears, especially when stooping; EARACHE WITH TOOTHACHE, the latter (>) by holding cold water in mouth, paroxysmal pains in ears, causing screams; child sleeps with eyes only partly closed.

Chelidonium [Chel]

Long-continued stitches in right ear, going off gradually; whizzing as if little of wind suddenly escaped from the ear; obstructed hearing, (<) in open air, (>) in warm room.

China [Chin]

Haemorrhage from ear; offensive, bloody, purulent discharge; tearing pain in ears, (<) from the least touch, ears red; stitches, with ringing debility in women and children.

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.