Cellulitis

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.

In the conventional or allopathic treatment antibiotics are prescribed, orally in mild cases and intravenously in severe cases requiring hospitalization. Oral antibiotics used commonly are penicillin, flucloxacillin, cefuroxime, or erythromycin. The usual intravenous antibiotics used are penicillin based antibiotics (e.g. penicillin G or flucloxacillin) or cephalosporins (e.g. cefotaxime or cephazolin).

If antibiotics do not help, surgery may be required to drain the underlying abscess.

Side effects of antibiotics: Taking continuous and long term antibiotics for treating cellulitis have a dangerous side effect over time. Frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics selected for strains of bacteria that can resist treatment. This bacterial resistance requires higher doses of medicine or stronger antibiotics to treat. Antibiotic resistance is a widespread problem, and one that the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls one of the world’s most pressing public health problem.

Bacteria that were highly responsive to antibiotics have become increasingly resistant.

Well, it is important to start antibiotics as soon as possible to prevent the complications but other therapies like homeopathy should be started that would ease the symptoms and reduce the risk of developing cellulitis again and again.

Homeopathic treatment for cellulitis is based on the concept of immune correction.

Homeopathic remedies work as powerful anti-inflammatory medicines which will help in reducing the pain, swelling and spread of the disease.

How homeopathy helps

  • The medicines are believed to address the genetic predisposition, enhance the resistance thus making a patient less susceptible to infections and making the patients more responsive to the antibiotic therapy.
  • Remedies work at the level of immune system thus enhancing the immunity of the patient.
  • The treatment counters the side effects of antibiotics.
  • Medicines prevent further attacks of cellulitis in a patient where there is a tendency.
  • Remedies ease the painful symptoms and treat the root cause of the problem.
  • The treatment also prevents the need of surgical interventions.
  • There are no side effects if taken under the care of a well qualified and experienced homeopathic doctor.

There are 27 homeopathy medicines which give great relief in cellulitis. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the physician. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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What is cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and the underlying tissue that can affect any area of the body. It is a common, potentially serious bacterial skin infection. It often begins in the areas where skin is broken like cracks, cuts in the skin where bacteria can invade and spread causing all signs of inflammation i.e. redness, pain, swelling and warmth.

Skin on lower legs is most commonly affected, though cellulitis can occur anywhere on your body or face. It may affect only your skin's surface or, it may also affect tissues underlying your skin and can spread to your lymph nodes and bloodstream.

Causes

Cellulitis is caused by a type of bacteria entering the skin, usually by way of a cut, abrasion, or break in the skin. This break does not need to be visible. Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are the most common of these bacteria, which are part of the normal flora of the skin but cause no actual infection while on the skin's outer surface.

Cellulitis occurring after animal bites may be caused by other bacteria, especially Pasteurella multocida from dogs and cats.

Risk factors

  • Cracks or peeling skin between the toes.
  • History of peripheral vascular disease.
  • Injury or trauma with a break in the skin (skin wounds).
  • Insect bites and stings, animal bites, or human bites.
  • Ulcers from diabetes or a blockage in the blood supply (ischemia).
  • Use of corticosteroid medications or medications that suppress the immune system.
  • Patients of HIV / AIDS.
  • Wound from a recent surgery.

Signs & symptoms

Cellulitis usually begins as a small area of tenderness, swelling, and redness. As this red area begins to enlarge, the person may develop a fever, sometimes with chills and sweats, and swollen lymph nodes ('swollen glands') near the area of infected skin.

Nausea, vomiting, joint stiffness caused by the swelling of the tissue over the joint and hair loss at the site of infection may be associated with the disease.

It is not contagious.

Complications

  • Tissue death.
  • Sepsis.
  • Meningitis : Facial cellulitis may spread quickly to the brain to cause meningitis.
  • Lymphangitis.
  • Thrombophlebitis or rarely gangrene.

Diagnosis

The appearance of your skin will help your doctor make a diagnosis. Your doctor may also suggest blood tests, a wound culture or other tests to help rule out a blood clot deep in the veins of your legs.

Prevention

Keeping minor abrasions, cuts and bruises clean and free of continued trauma can lessen the likelihood of cellulitis.

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My aunt 65 year old has been diaginoised with cellulitis . SHE HAS severe selling in the legs starting from thigh and has black spots ( like small bois) her creatine level is 1.44 . She is a diabetic and hypertension patient Of late they state she has fluid in her lungs due to pulmonary hypertension. She has taken antibiotic injections and is also on diuretic. Pls advise HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE AND DOSAGE. Looking forward to your response Thanks

Shoba Rao
Jun 11, 2016 1:51 pm Reply

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