According to Carroll Dunham, in cases of piles, where the stitches, itching or pain seems to go upward Ignatia 30 was the remedy. To be taken internally, two doses a day, until cured.
Suppositories.-For ordinary piles a suppository of Aesculus and Hamamelis will give the quickest relief. Where pain is excessive, but not much blood, AEsculus suppositories will do the trick. Where bleeding is the leading feature Hamamelis suppositories are indicated. In these cases the drug does the work, and it can be given most conveniently in a suppository, though, if preferred, the salve or ointment can be employed. Also, the drugs named can be taken internally in 3d potency if desired, some men say, with advantage.
Lycopus Virginicus [Lycps]
Dr. Proell said that Lycopus Vir., in the 1st decimal potency, has the peculiar power to bring back haemorrhoidal fluxes that have been suppressed, or suddenly ceased even for years. The return always brought great relief to the patient who developed some other and worse ill from the suppression, but not cure, of the haemorrhoids.
It is claimed that the tincture, or the 1x, of the box elder, Negundo, taken internally in doses of 3 or 4 drops, will give quick relief in cases of painfully engorged piles. This comes from Kansas.
Dr. Roehrig, Germany, said that Hypericum was the greatest of all pile remedies. Applied externally it gives quick relief and taken internally it cures. No matter what the disease so long as piles are present, give Hypericum. He did not mention dosage, but it runs from 5 drops of the tincture, twice a day, to the 1x, 3d or higher.