Allergy to titanium plate in wrist?I broke my wrist in January and had surgery. A plate & screw were put in and all went well. They did not cast it but put it in a removeable splint. About 4 weeks later I developed a rash and everyone thought it was the splint. I removed the splint and the rash went away. About two weeks ago I developed a crazy rash all over my wrist and forearm. It was swollen, itchy and very red and dry. 4 days ago went to my doctor and she was convinced I had staph because of a red blotch on my face and a swollen eye. She put me on heavy duty antibiotics which has cleared up my eye and cheek but done nothing for my wrist. My question is could I be allergic to the plate? and will taking Titanium Metallicum help at all?
MaliaR on 2012-03-12
The symptoms guide us, not the cause. Only the symptoms. The remedy you need might be sulphur or belladonna or any of the other 5000+ medicines we have.
Around 4% of patients with titanium implants will develop an allergy to the metal. Like all allergies, homoeopathy treats them in the same manner. We take the whole case, attempt to understand what weaknesses the patient has which makes them susceptible to the allergy, and we remove them.
To some degree, things like implants which are foreign to the body will always be problematic. We use the laws of nature to heal, and by implanting metal into the body those laws are being broken. However, since only a very few people react to titanium, it is likely that your own specific sensitivies are to blame and this can be addressed.
♡ brisbanehomoeopath 8 years ago
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