E. coli (Escherichia coli) is a bacteria that normally reside in the intestines and are harmless. There are only certain strains of E.coli that can lead to intestinal infection with diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting. One can contract an E. coli infection by drinking contaminated water or contaminated food (especially ground beef, undercooked meat, unpasteurized milk, and raw vegetables.) Homeopathic medicines for E. Coli help manage symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and fatigue. Arsenic Album, Aloe, and China are the top homeopathic remedies for E. Coli.
Homeopathic Treatment of E.coli infection
Homeopathic medicines can effectively treat an E.coli infection. Homeopathic medicines help the body to fight with the E.coli infection and get rid of it naturally. Homeopathic treatment for E. Coli varies in every individual case based on the symptoms. It should be noted that in cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome help from conventional mode of treatment should be taken immediately.
Homeopathic Medicines for E.coli Infection
Arsenic Album – Top Homeopathic Medicine for E.coli Infection
Arsenic Album is a natural medicine for an E.coli infection that arises as a result of food poisoning. People needing this medicine have severe diarrhea where the stool is watery, copious and fetid. This is attended with cutting pain in the abdomen. While passing stool, the person may feel chilly, and there may be blood in the stool. Marked fatigue and loss of strength are present. The limbs feel cold, and nausea and diarrhea are also present. Consuming the smallest amount of food or drink lead to stool and vomiting.
Aloe – For Managing Diarrhea in E.coli Infection
Aloe is a natural remedy prepared from the gum of a plant called Aloe Socotrina of the natural order Liliaceae. Aloe is a very effective medicine for managing diarrhea in E.coli infection. The stool is thin, watery, yellow and hot. There is a feeling of fullness in the rectum with a continued urge to pass stool. The urgency to pass stool is also marked. There is also the release of excessive flatus after passing stool. Burning at the anus along with rumbling and cramping in the abdomen during stool are also present.
China – For Diarrhea with Marked Fatigue
China is an effective medicine prepared from the dried bark of the Cinchona Officinalis plant, of the natural order Rubiaceae. It works very effectively in cases of diarrhea where there is marked fatigue due to an E.coli infection. The stool is loose, very copious, frothy with extreme debility due to loss of body fluids. The stool may be yellow or brown. It smells foul and putrid. The person may experience colic before and after every stool.
Veratrum Album – For Copious Watery Stool and Vomiting in E.coli Infection
Veratrum Album offers a natural cure for E. Coli infection prepared from the rootstocks of a plant named White Hellebore (natural order Melanthaceae.) Veratrum Album is highly considered for treating copious watery stool and vomiting where the stool is watery, copious, gushing, and may be mixed with flakes. Pinching colic is felt in the abdomen during stool. Exhaustion and fainting may arise along with copious vomiting. Cold sweat on the forehead and chilliness are marked with the above symptoms.
Croton Tig – To manage diarrhea with sudden, gushing stool in E.coli infection
Croton Tig is a natural homeopathic medicine to manage diarrhea with sudden, gushing stool in an E.coli infection. The stool is watery and passes out of the rectum in one single gush. The stool may be yellow or green and mixed with whitish flakes. Colic tends to precede the stool. Drinking and eating anything leads to a stool. The person may sweat or faint after passing stool. In some cases, there may be vomiting at the same time as the stool.
Podophyllum – For Greenish, Foul Loose Stool in E.coli infection
Podophyllum is a natural homeopathic remedy prepared from a plant Podophyllum Peltatum or May Apply of the order Berberidaceae. Podophyllum is well indicated for green, foul-smelling loose stool in cases of E.coli infection. The stool is painless, profuse and gushing. Fetid flatus passes with the stool. Before stool, nausea is experienced, while during the passage of stool, heat and pain at anus are felt. Exhaustion arises after passing stool.
Merc Sol – To Treat Diarrhea in E.coli Infection
Merc Sol offers a natural treatment for diarrhea in E. Coli infections where the stool is watery, greenish, and frothy with blood. It smells sour. Pinching and cutting colic in the abdomen is felt before and during stool. The person may feel chilly with marked tenesmus. There is an urgent desire to pass stool. Fever and loss of appetite accompany above symptoms.
Colocynthis – For E.coli Infection with Marked Abdominal Cramps
Homeopathic medicine Colocynthis is prepared from the pulp of a fruit of a plant called Citrullus Colocynthis or Bitter Apple (of the natural order Cucurbitaceae.) Colocynthis remains useful for E.coli infection with marked abdominal cramps. In some cases cutting, tearing, pinching pain in the abdomen is felt. The pain in the abdomen is followed by copious stool which is watery, green, yellowish, slimy and may be streaked with blood. Passing stool gives momentary relief in the abdominal pain. Pressure and bending double also help to relieve the abdominal pain. The abdomen in such cases is usually distended, and a rumbling and croaking are felt in the bowels.
Ipecac – For E.coli Infection with Nausea and Vomiting
Ipecac is an effective homeopathic medicine prepared from the dried root of a plant Cephaelis Ipecacuanha of the natural order Rubiaceae. Ipecac is an excellent homeopathic medicine for E.coli infection with persistent nausea and vomiting. Vomiting is copious and comprises of ingesta, or white glairy matter, yellow or green mucus or watery fluids. Soon after vomiting, the desire to vomit is renewed. There is an excessive accumulation of saliva in the mouth. The tongue is clean.
Along with these symptoms, there is diarrhea that appears with colic, and distended abdomen. The stool is watery and often tinged with blood. Cutting pains in the belly are also marked.
Zingiber – For GIT Infections with Diarrhea due to Contaminated Water
Zingiber is prominent homeopathic medicine for GIT infections with diarrhea that is contracted by drinking contaminated or impure water. Thin stool appears with much flatus and may contain brown mucus. Cutting pain in the bowels appears with stool. Burning and itching also arise at the anus.
Carbo Veg – For Excessive gas and diarrhea in E.coli infection
Carbo Veg is considered in cases of E.coli infection with excessive gas in abdomen and diarrhea. Thew flatus is offensive and there is an ineffectual urge to pass stool. The stool is watery, light colored and very fetid. There may be blood in the stool. Sometimes the stool is passed involuntarily and burning is felt in the anus after passing stool.
Symptoms of E.coli Infection
The symptoms of E.coli infection include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, gas, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, and fever. In severe cases, bloody stool, bloody urine, and dehydration may develop. A life-threatening complication can arise in some cases of E.coli infection, a condition known as a hemolytic uremic syndrome.