While some bacteria live in the human body without posing any danger to one’s health, know that staphylococci are pathogenic micro-organisms, that is to say, bacteria capable of causing diseases. Usually attacking the skin, staphylococci generally lead to necrosis of the skin tissue on which they thrive. There are several types of staphylococci, of which the best known is undoubtedly staphylococcus aureus, a bacterium that is notably responsible for furunculosis or malignant staphylococcal infection of the face. Depending on cases, staphylococcal infections may be acute, and therefore rapidly-evolving or, on the other hand chronic, in which case they are characterized by a much slower evolution.
The staphylococcal infection usually occurs following a previous infection such as an abscess or a boil and can, in extreme cases, spread through the bloodstream and result in septicaemia. For this reason, it is very important to resort to specific antibiotics specially designed to overcome the infection and prevent it from having a serious impact on the patient’s health. However, homoeopathy may also be used before and during the treatment of dermatitis to relieve discomfort due to injury, to reduce the risk of aggravating the condition and to stimulate lasting recovery. But if the infection persists and is slow to disappear, or it recurs soon after remission, a homoeopathic treatment may prove to be of help in obtaining better results, thanks to the remedies’ beneficial action on infection outbreaks.
When staphylococcal infection occurs, a set of vesicular, oozing, scabby and diffuse lesions appear on the skin area that is affected by the infection. Dermatitis can be very contagious and may be quickly transmitted from person to another if basic precautions are not taken to limit the spread of infection.
As soon as the first lesions appear, it will be recommended to take 5 granules of Hepar sulfuris calcareum 15 CH and 5 granules of Siegesbeckia orientalis 5 CH twice a day to reduce the symptoms’ severity until the appropriate allopathic treatment is established.
In both cases, the health professional will be able to prescribe the most suitable disease-modifying treatment that will act most effectively on the infection by taking a series of factors, such as the evolution of clinical signs for example, into account. Nevertheless, know that the most appropriate remedies in cases of chronic or recurrent staphylococcal infection are generally prepared from Hepar sulfuris calcareum, Staphylococcinum and Silicea.
All staphylococcal infections require immediate care and must imperatively be subject to medical monitoring. Indeed, homoeopathy alone cannot overcome the infection, and is thus only useful when used in combination with an antibiotic therapy. Moreover, it is important not to delay a medical consultation in order to avoid any risk of septicaemia.
Good to know: A staphylococcal infection is a type of dermatosis that also affects children and infants. Quite vulnerable, these subjects are more exposed to infections. Given that homoeopathic remedies are particularly gentle, they can be taken to significantly optimize a conventional treatment without causing any harm to the child’s health.