An anal abscess is a collection of pus near the anus which can become very painful. Also known as a perianal abscess, it usually develops as a result of a blocked and infected anal gland. Other reasons are an infected anal fissure and a sexually transmitted infection. Natural medicines are also helpful in treating the tendency to have recurrent abscess around the anus. Myristica, Silicea and Hepar Sulph top the list of homeopathic medicines for anal abscess. Some risk factors for anal abscess include diabetes, colitis, IBD – inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), anal sex, using medicine like prednisone, weak immunity, diarrhea, constipation, and diverticulitis.
Homeopathic Medicines for Anal Abscess
Homeopathy has a very effective solution for cases of an anal abscess. With the use of these medicines, surgery can be entirely prevented to bring about effective recovery. Homeopathy medicines help relieve the pain of abscess and hasten the process of pus formation and its subsequent discharge..
1. Myristica – Effective Medicine for Anal abscess
The Myristica is a natural medicine of plant origin. It is prepared from the gum extracted from the bark of a plant named Myristica Sebifera. The natural order of this plant is Myristicaceae. It is used to treat an anal abscess and is considered in the first line of treatment in homeopathy. Myristica helps bring about speedy recovery from an anal abscess due to its tendency to hasten the suppurative process. It helps shorten the recovery period and resolve the problem quickly. Apart from an anal abscess, Myristica is also a top listed medicine for the treatment of anal fistula.
2. Silicea – Effective Remedy for Pus DischargesSilicea is a natural treatment for treating many suppurative (pus-forming) conditions including anal abscess. It is considered in cases where pus discharges are present in cases of an anal abscess. The pus may be highly offensive in nature. Silicea helps bring about quick discharge of pus and clears out the abscess. Silicea is also used to treat indurations (hardness) that are left behind following an anal abscess (in some cases). This remedy also helps in cases of anal fistula where there is an offensive pus discharge. In such cases, the area around fistula opening is hard, swollen and bluish red..
3. Hepar Sulph – Natural Medicine for Painful, Tender Anal Abscess
Hepar Sulph is an effective remedy for painful, tender anal abscess. The pain in the abscess may be throbbing, beating or stabbing in nature. In some cases, splinter-like pains may be present. The abscess is also very sensitive to slightest touch. Fever with chills may be present along with the above symptoms. Hepar Sulph helps reduce pain and speeds up the pus formation to encourage prompt recovery. .
4. Calcarea Sulph – ForThick Yellow Pus Discharge
Calcarea Sulph is a natural medicine used to treat an anal abscess where there is thick, lumpy and yellow pus discharge. Sometimes the pus discharge may be tinged with blood. Calcarea Sulph is indicated in cases of both acute abscess as well as recurrent abscesses. .
5. Belladonna – For Anal Abscess in Initial Stages
Belladonna is prepared from a plant named Deadly Nightshade. This plant belongs to the family Solanaceae. Use of Belladonna is considered in the very initial stage of abscess formed around the anus. The abscess is markedly red, hot with intense inflammation. Swelling around the abscess is present in a high degree. Throbbing, pulsating pains in the abscess are present in most cases. The abscess is also tender to touch. The person may also have a fever, along with the above symptoms.
6. Causticum – For Perianal Abscess that is Large and Painful
Causticum is indicated in cases of a large, painful boil near the anus. The boil discharges pus, blood, and serum. It may be highly sensitive to touch. Itching around the anus may also be present. It is also recommended in cases of anal fistula where there pain and pulsation is felt in the perineum.
7. Merc Sol – Where there is a Putrid Pus Discharge
Merc Sol is a natural remedy for treating an anal abscess. It is used in cases of anal abscess when the pus discharge is thin and green in color. The pus discharge may be streaked with blood, putrid and acrid in nature. History of inflammation of the colon (colitis) may be present in cases requiring Merc Sol.
8. Calcarea Phos – Where there is Pus and Blood Discharge from the abscess
Calcarea Phos is a natural medicine used to treat an anal abscess. It is used for abscess near the anus that discharges pus and blood. Shooting and stitching pain in the anus may attend. In some cases, throbbing and burning pains may be there. The anus feels sore, especially in the morning.
9. Paeonia – Treatment for Anal Abscess with Itching
Paeonia is a natural medicine for anal abscess prepared from the root of a plant named Paeonia Officinalis. The natural order of this plant is Ranunculaceae. Paeonia works very effectively in cases of anal abscess attended with itching. There is a discharge of offensive fluid from the abscess. Along with discharge and itching, burning at anus is also felt. Pain that gets worse from sitting is also present, and it gets worse during and after passing stool. Anal fissures may also be present with excruciating pains that persists for a long duration after passing stool. 10. Sulphur – To Treat Tendency of Recurrent Anal Abscess Sulphur is a natural medicine for an anal abscess that tends to be recurrent or develop again and again. The people needing Sulphur suffers from abscess around the anus and soon after its healing, another abscess forms. Itching and burning may be present in the abscess.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms?
Alopecia areata shows up as bald (hair loss) patches. The loss of hair occurs in circular or oval patches from the scalp or elsewhere such as eyebrows, beard, etc. The bald patches are usually of the size of a five-rupee coin or one-rupee coin and are smooth to touch. Complete loss of hair may also occur in some individuals although it is not very common. The most common areas for alopecia areata are the scalp and the beard, but may involve any body part with hair. There may be one, or multiple bald patches. Few people complain of itching when hair starts falling. There is no physical discomfort associated with it. Other than typical circular or oval shape patches of alopecia areata, there are some rare types of alopecia areata:
Alopecia areata totalis– Loss of hair from entire scalp
Alopecia areata universalis– Loss of hair from full body occur
Ophiasis alopecia areata– Band-like hair loss on the temporal area (sides) and occiput area (back of head) Diffuse alopecia areata – Hair loss starts abruptly instead of patchy hair loss
Causes, risk factors and trigger factors
Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease (the body’s defense cells start destroying body’s own healthy tissues out of a misdirected response). In alopecia areata, the defense cells start destroying hair follicles resulting in bald patches. The immune cells attack the hair follicle matrix of some of the hair that are in growth phase. Following this, these strands of hair prematurely (before their complete formation and maturation) pass into a phase where hair stops growing. The hair follicle stem cells are not damaged so the ability of the hair follicles to regenerate is not affected at all. Why? Immune cells target hair follicles here is still unknown. However, it is thought that heredity and genetics play a significant role in alopecia areata. Patients suffering from alopecia areata very often mention a family member suffering from the same condition. It is estimated that one in five persons suffering from alopecia areata has someone in the family who has the same problem. As per research, persons having alopecia areata might also have a history of some other autoimmune disease (for example, vitiligo – white patches on skin due to lack of melanin pigment; thyroiditis – inflammation of thyroid gland) or some other family member might be suffering from some autoimmune disease. Some factors viral infections, vaccines and physical stress can trigger alopecia areata.
Homeopathic Treatment Of Alopecia Areata
Homeopathy is an advanced science and treats many diseases of autoimmune origin including alopecia areata. Homeopathic treatment for alopecia areata helps by optimizing the overactive immune system that is destroying the hair follicles. Homeopathic medicines stop the size of the bald spots from enlarging and help in the regrowth of hair. Thus, homeopathy can provide an effective and permanent solution to this problem. Moreover, once alopecia areata is treated with homeopathy, the chances of the problem reoccurring are greatly reduced.
How common is alopecia areata and does it cause permanent hair loss?
Alopecia areata is a fairly common condition and about one percent of the population is affected at any given time. The hair loss in alopecia areata is not permanent. Alopecia areata is a reversible hair loss as the follicles (a structure that encloses the root of the hair) of hair are not damaged.