Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is an infection characterised by muscle spasms. Usually the spasms begin in the jaw and then progresses to the rest of the body. These spasms usually last a few minutes each time and occur frequently for three to four weeks. Tetanus is caused by an infection with the bacteria Clostridium tetani. The bacteria generally enter through a break in the skin such as a cut or puncture wound by a contaminated object. The bacteria are commonly found in soil, dust and manure.
Homeopathy for Tetanus
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic remedies for tetanus are selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The homeopathic remedies for tetanus given below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms listed against each remedy may not be directly related to this disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy. To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit our Materia Medica section. None of these homeopathic remedies for tetanus should be taken without professional advice.
Homeopathic Remedies for Tetanus
Following is the list of some common used homeopathic remedies for tetanus
Nux vomica, Hypericum, Ledum pal, Hydrocyanic acid, Cicuta, Physostigma, Passiflora, Cuprum met, Stamonium, Aconite, Belladonna etc.
Details of homeopathic remedies for tetanus
Homeopathic Remedies for tetanus
#Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
The leading homeopathic remedy for tetanus. It has tetanic convulsions with opisthotonos, distortion of eyes and face, with dyspnoea excited by any external impression. Strychnia, the alkaloid of Nux-vomica, produces a perfect picture of tetanus, with its convulsion of muscles renewed by the slightest external impression, its “risus sardonicus,” its respiratory spasm, with blue `cyanosed face and clear mind. The value of Strychnia in tetanus is recognized by Trousseau and Stille, and it is a striking example of Homoeopathy as sometimes practiced by allopaths.
Ignatia suits emotional trismus or opisthotonos.
#Hydrocyanic acid. [Hydr-ac]
This is a homeopathic remedy which is very homeopathic to tetanus. It produces a persistent tonic spasm from its direct action on the spinal cord. It shows itself in the muscles of the face, jaws and back. There is trismus or locked jaw, risus sardonicus and impeded respiration, with lividity and frothing at the mouth; the rigidity is firm, the body is bent backwards, the attack is sudden, and there is less reflex excitability than with the Strychnia case.
Angustura produces a tetanic rigidity of the muscles, a painful stiffness and stretching of the limbs. The lips are drawn back showing the teeth and the jaws are locked.
#Cicuta virosa. [Cic]
A useful homeopathic remedy in tetanoid convulsions, with sudden rigidity and jerkings followed by prostration. There is great oppression of breathing, locked jaw, opisthotonos renewed by touch. There are oesophageal spasms and a marked symptoms is fixed eyes staring at one point.
Here the sensory nerves are irritable; there are tetanic spasms stiffness of spine and legs alternate dilation and contraction of the pupils. This seems to be characteristic.
Carbolic acid has been used with success in tetanus. Phenol has been found to work better than antitetanic serum, which is preserved by phenol. There is no question but that it is a powerful remedy.
#Passiflora has cured tetanus in hot countries, and in horses. It has to be given in large doses.
Cuprum, pale face, jerking, opisthotonos,patient loses consciousness with each spasm.
Tetanic convulsions, spasms of glottis and chest worse from light or touch.
Tetanus, with fever, numbness and tingling from exposure to cold or traumation. The face changes color.
Trismus from injury to nerves; it is considered prophylactic in cases of wounds of palms or soles. Especially useful in spinal injuries. It has a growing clinical record in this disease. Dr. Zopfy corroborates the use of Hypericum in tetanus in a practice of sixty years.
Magnesia phosphorica 3x promptly relieved a case for Dr. C. S. Raue.
Tetanus of infants. Stiffness of jaws.
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