pulsatilla pratensis , pulsatilla vulgaris.?I wanted to know if there is any difference in the 2 rememdies.? im having this mild , tender epididymitis.... both of the testicles are usually swollen .. there is sometimes pain in the left testicle..and burning sensation in urination... please if anyone could tell me the difference between pulsatilla pratensis and pulsatilla vulgaris... are they used to treat the same conditions..? im taking pulsatilla pratensis 30 for the time being.. 4 drops 2 times a day ...
bigapple on 2005-03-13
Like you,I have similar cases,currently I take Ars.Album.And like you I also asked abou somebody's opinion,and I still didn't get it!As it seems,the best way is to adress to some proffesionsl doctor,instead to waste time on this forum(thanks to the all people of good will!).
askomacic last decadeI treated a smililar case like your's with Nux Vomica 6C.
Take it two times a day.
kuldeep last decadeHey Bigapple, how are you doing?
Pulsatilla pratensis (Pasque flower) - The whole plant is used externally to treat ulcers and inflammations of the eyes.
The plant is slightly toxic, the toxins are dissipated by heat or by drying the plant.
Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque flower) - It is taken internally in the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome, inflammations of the reproductive organs, tension headaches, neuralgia, insomnia, hyperactivity, bacterial skin infections, septicaemia, spasmodic coughs in asthma, whooping cough and bronchitis. Externally, it is used to treat eye conditions such as diseases of the retina, senile cataract and glaucoma. In homeopathy, the plant is considered to be specific in the treatment of measles. It is also used for treating nettle rash, toothache, earache and bilious indigestion. This remedy should be used with caution, excessive doses cause diarrhoea and vomiting. It should not be prescribed to patients with colds. The plant is slightly toxic, the toxins are dissipated by heat or by drying the plant. Repeated handling of the plant can cause skin irritation in some people.
Patients with testicle or scrotal pain require immediate evaluation in order to identify and quickly treat potential cases of testicular torsion. Although most cases of torsion occur in patients aged 12-18 years, testicular torsion should be considered in any patient aged 12-30 years presenting with a scrotal complaint.
Antibiotics should be utilized in all cases of epididymitis, regardless of a negative urinalysis or the urethral Gram stain result. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents or narcotic analgesics also generally are prescribed to patients with epididymitis.
The patient must be evaluated by urology within 3-7 days of presentation. This follow-up is mandatory, as a testicular tumor occasionally is the true cause of the symptoms.
For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicine's Men's Health Center, Bacterial and Viral Infections Center, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases Center. Also, see eMedicine's patient education articles Testicle Infection (Epididymitis), Inflammation of the Testicle (Orchitis), Mumps, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
bkdaniels last decadein clarkes materia medica the heading of Pulsatilla has listed under it: pulsatilla nigricans, anemone pratensis, pulsatilla pratensis. Pasque flower. He further explains some of these variants but there seems to be the one proving for all.
Pulsatilla Nuttaliana is a different proving: american pulsatilla. Pasque flower (american). anemone ludoviciana. A. nuttaliana.
Perhaps it would be best to ask a homeopathic pharmacist for the differentiations.
some main remedies for epididymitis = puls, spong, rhod - depending on whether the symptom you have fit the symptoms of these remedies.there are other remedies but really treatment depends on your whole symptom picture. Pulsatilla is fine to use - if it does not work it would be good for you to see a homeopath and discuss this and any other symptoms clearly.
erika last decade
I think the prescription should be on totality of symptoms rather simply swelling painful testicles. Until diagnosing the root cause it may not help you much.
As regards different types of the plant Pusatilla used as Homeopathic remedy no details are available. Anyhow trying to search on the net.
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arnadeem 8 months ago
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