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Felon & Homeopathy
CAUSE, SIGNS & SYMPTOMS, HOMEO-MANAGEMENT AND PRVENTION
What is a Felon?
A Felon is an infection of finger-tip on the palmar side leading to formation of pus in an enclosed pocket. It is a very painful disease needing immediate attention.
FELON OF RIGHT THUMB
What are the causes of Felon?
The main cause of Felon is infection with Stahylococcus aureus. However, virus such as Herpes whitlow and fungi may also cause Felon. Diabetics are prone to be attacked with Felons.
What are the signs and symptoms of a Felon?
i)Finger tip become very firm, swollen and red;
ii)Feeling pain, tenderness and throbbing sensation;
iii)Numbness of the affected finger and difficulty in movement;
iv)Affected part felt warm;
v)General feeling of unwell;
How are cases of Felons managed in Classical homeopathy?
Felonsare generally acute situations. There are many a medicine which can be effective in fighting such emergencies. In some cases, they burst out and resolve within 15-20 days nicely without leaving a trace of it under the care of homeo-medicines; again, other cases are there, where the swellings are reduced to gradually disappear within same period of time.
Frequently used medicines are Aconitum nap.,Belladonna, Arsenicum alb., Anthracinum, Staphylococcinum, Hepar sulph., Mercurius sol., Silicea etc.
However, where a person is repeatedly attacked with Felons, the case must be taken seriously following the principles of Hahnemannian Homeopathy and managed as such with special attention to eradication of constitutional dyscrasia of the person affected.
1)Diabetics should take extra care to control sugar level.
2)Persons who work with wood, iron etc. should take care so that fingers are not get punctured with pointed parts.