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Pressure ulcers

Treating pressure ulcers with homoeopathy

A pressure ulcer is a deep wound that appears on the skin. It is caused by a lesion of skin and muscle parts that have been compressed for a long period of time. The disease usually affects older people who lose their mobility and are forced to stay in bed. However, a pressure ulcer can affect individuals of all ages. It can occur on all parts of the body that are in contact with a hard surface. No treatment is necessary when the symptoms of pressure ulcers disappear on their own.

Symptoms of pressure ulcers

In the first stage, the pressure ulcer manifests itself by redness that occurs on areas that have been compressed for several hours. A pressure ulcer is characterized by persistent redness, a symptom that is also accompanied by a drop in skin temperature. Open or closed blisters develop on the rash. When they are open, the blisters cause bruises to appear on the skin. When the pressure ulcer is at an advanced stage, the skin becomes soft and yellow or black and very dry. At this point, the disease has reached the patient’s entire body, leaving him or her very little chances of survival.

Recommended treatments

For treating pressure ulcers that are only in their early stages, it is recommended to take 5 granules of Carbo vegetabilis 5 CH three times a day for a whole month. This remedy may be combined with Secale cornitum 5 CH in case the sores are located on the legs. The required dosage consists of 5 granules per intake, to be taken in the morning and evening for a specific period of time determined by a homoeopath. These remedies may also be combined to Carbo vegetalis 9 CH, of which the recommended dosage consists of 5 granules, to be taken three times a day for a one-month treatment.

When should you seek specialized help?

If the disease’s symptoms do not disappear after having been treated with homoeopathic remedies, it is wise to consult a doctor. If the pressure ulcer is at an advanced stage, a medical consultation becomes necessary. If symptoms occur, consult a specialist immediately. Note that the wounds that appear on the skin help determine that the pressure ulcer is at an advanced stage. At this stage, it is quite difficult to cure the disease.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “pressure ulcer”

Associated treatments

•    Carbo Vegetabilis
•    Secale Cornutum

Good to know: A pressure ulcer is a condition that can be healed by resorting to homoeopathic remedies. However, if left untreated, it may lead to further complications and even cancer. Anaemic, diabetic and alcoholic subjects are more likely to develop this pathology.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.