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Puncture Wounds on MY Chip 2Dog with severe puncture wounds/lacerations 52


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Puncture Wounds

Sometimes I really HATE learning experiences! Ours are usually in health and remedies for varying things... take today for example: Faith stepped on something outside while playing, but rather than come tell mommy so I could deal with it she just kept on playing till it was hard puffy and very painful. For punctures we treat with Ledum, a homeopathic and then coat in iodine, always very useful and effective, except of course for this time! So after a bunch of doses and a couple hours it became obvious that she was still in pain (she watched a movie and was distracted by it so it was hard to tell) this isn't right, if it's the right remedy then there will be pain relief first and foremost. So after turning off the movie she began fussing and crying especially from touching it or moving it I looked all over online and the only thing that pops up is ledum or hypericum for punctures so I tried hypericum, thought it worked cause she fell asleep but on moving her so we could both lay down she woke up and began crying incessantly : ( another dose did nothing for her, I looked and looked some more and FINALLY found the remedy for her, Apis Mellifica within just a few minutes she was putting light pressure on it, when I asked her if it hurt she said no and she's just been overall happier since giving it, these are signs that its the RIGHT remedy and the symptoms of her foot match (heat in the wound, swelling was firm, very sensitive to touch even light touch, skin tight and glossy looking) unlike the ledum which was off. Soon we should see some changes in her foot showing healing, I expect by tomorrow we'll see a big difference. So a quick note, Ledum, not the only thing for a puncture wound.
  Nichole1808 on 2012-03-14
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This is where I got the info that led me to use the Apis.

Nichole1808 last decade
Using Ledum on the basis of it being a puncture wound is not proper homoeopathy. That is the kind of 'pop' homoeopathy that gives us a bad name. The only way to use our medicines with any hope of success is by the law of similars - the unique symptoms of the individual must determine which remedy you use. You have learned a valuable lesson - always indiviualise the case, never prescribe mechanically. Every remedy can potentially cure any problem, if the general themes of the remedy fit the problem.

Ledum is cold, the wound is cold, but it is better for cold applications (like Apis but Apis is hot). It is worse for motion, worse at night, worse for stepping and walking. You are always looking for these qualities to determine the remedy, not the name of the problem. This is the reliable way to get results.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Yes I agree with you Brisbane, it would be beneficial if it was listed somewhere on the net, I spent hours looking and stumbled on it by accident.

In the night I ended up having to take her to the ER because even with a second dose she was screaming and it didn't appear to be working as of yet. Her foot was then swollen on top as well, I tried to squeeze it to remove some puss but the hole was too small and the area too hard. She ended up having it lanced and drained... So then we used staphysagria which gave her relief. It is still firm and swollen around the hole this morning though the rest of her foot isn't as swollen as it was, I'm pretty sure it's built up more pus since then. Will Staphysagria help with the infection as well or should I begin looking for something for infection? We usually do and iodine wrap but perhaps it was the brand or it being providone (we usually use betadine) but her skin is red where it was soaked in the solution. She's in good spirits except that she's upset she can't play with her brother and sister, when her foot bothers her the staphysagria puts it at ease.
Nichole1808 last decade

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