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Aston Science Park,
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B7 4AP.

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Abscess

DESCRIPTION

An abscess is an encapsulated collection of pus found deep within tissues, organs, and confined places. Often a symptom of an underlying disease, it can be caused by bacterial invasion, made possible by any number of factors. Typically, abscesses trigger the inflammatory response, leading to fever and localised Pain.

Abscesses often require immediate medical attention, usually surgical drainage. Other treatments include antibiotics, steroids, and/or Painkillers. If left untreated, an abscess could rupture or accumulate Calcium salts, leading to calcification.

HERBS

Garlic (4)
Echinacea (1)
Milk Thistle
Sarsaparilla

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

Copper
Evening Primrose Oil
Vitamin C (2)
Vitamin E
Zinc (3)

HOMOEOPATHY: Boils and abscesses

Belladonna
Bright red, angry, throbbing and hot.
Condition develops rapidly and patient may be feverish.

Hepar sulph.
Prone to septic spots and infected cuts. Obvious pus present.

Silicea
Slow forming and healing Boils and abscesses.

Arsen. alb.
Where there is a marked burning sensation.

Sulphur
Repeated crops of Boils, especially if patient is prone to scratch.

HOMOEOPATHY: Toothache

Merc sol.
Developing dental abscess.

Hepar sulph.
More developed abscess with some pus gathered.

REFERENCES

1. Tragni E, et al: Anti-inflammatory activity of Echinacea Angustifolia fractions separated on the basis of molecular weight, Pharmacol Res Commun, 20 (Suppl 5), Dec. 1998, p 87-90.
2. Anderson R, et al: The effects of increasing weekly doses of ascorbate on certain cellular and humoral immune functions in normal volunteers, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 33(1), Jan 1980, p 71-76.
3. Duchateau J, et al: Beneficial effects of oral Zinc supplementation on the immune response of old people, American Journal of Medicine, 70(5), May 1981, p 1001-1004.
4. Elnima EI, et al: The antimicrobial activity of Garlic and onion extracts, Pharmazie, 38(11), Nov 1983, p 747-748.