Bladder infectionI have never tried homeopathy, but am willing to. The only the concern I have, is what is in these? It has prescribed Apis Mellifica.
I had a bladder infection once before, and the doctor generally prescribe Sulpha to cure this, well I found out the hard way that I am Allergic to sulpha.
I dont want to take something that I could have an allergic reaction to.
Is there an ingredients list?
chloe31 on 2003-06-12
Are you sure it is the Sulphur you are allergic to?
It is more likely that you reacted to the pill itself as they are normaly lactose based, and lactose allergies are quite common. If that is the case, try taking it in liquid form.
katie last decade
There are many remedies in homeopathy suitable for Bladder infection.....a great deal depends upon your individual symptoms.
Prominent among them:
CANTHARIS 30C .....Burning, pains, urine comes drop by drop, sexual desire increased, urine may or may not contain blood, frequent micturition ( .....that means trying to pass urine).
First day: one dose every two hours, next day onwards one dose every three hours.... after four to five days taper it to four times a day. If you decide to take Cantharis , you must stop taking APIS MEL. and have a gap of two days before you start Cantharis because the two medicines don't go well together.
For APIS MEL to qualify, there has to be odeama (SWELLING) some where like feet, bladder itself, other body organs, body skin itself etc.....in addition to the burning sensation .There will also be a stinging sensation in the skin and eye lids can be swollen ...lower lids specially.
CAUSTICUM 200C... Paralysis of bladder, dribbling of urine ...involuntary....while coughing or sneezing....just take three doses in a gap of four hours each and leave it there. Watch for atleast a week for improvement.
See the Materia Medica for more symptoms of Causticum for a firm selection of the medicine.
I gave Cantharis to a 65 year old man (living away from my city) on the basis of symptoms narrated to me by his son . He had been undergoing allopathic treatment for seven years without much success. ....He had the Cantharis symptoms....in two weeks he was a new man.
He and his wife travelled 350 kilometers to come and thank me. He was a delighted man...because of the cure.
If you have different symtoms please post them on the Board and I will come back to you.
15th July, 2003
♥ PANKAJ VARMA last decade
But Katie did make a valid point as well-- homeopathic medicines in the pill form are made from lactose, which is a sugar found only in milk. This is another common allergen, and also quite undesireable for some people. Most of the people in the world cannot digest lactose in adulthood (as it is not natural for any mammal to consume milk in adulthood), so it is not an actual allergen in that the problem is not that the immune system reacts to it. For myself, as a vegan, I only take the liquid forms. These can be difficult to find but if your contact a brand directly, such as Thompson's, you can get it. Also, when you talk to these people you can ask about the precise ingredients, which is always good to know.
Generally, the pill forms contain only lactose and a minute (even untraceable) amount of the actual medicine. It is easy to find out what the source of the medicine is, for example Apis is bee venom and Rhus Tox is poison ivy. Homeopathy tries, as one of its priciples, to include only one ingredient (in addition to the carrier ingredients). Medicines in liquid form again generally contain just the medication and the carrier ingredients, which in this case are alcohol and/or water.
Concerning allergies to the medication, the dose of the substance being administered is so tiny it is often difficult to trace its existence. Therefore, if you take the homeopathic version of a substace it cannot give you an allergic reaction, but it may have some interesting effects on you, from a hoeopathic point of view. For example, when someone suffers from poison ivy exposure, it is not a poisoning in the tradtional sense, but actually an allergic reaction (a reaction from the immune system) that almost all humans will show. The appropriate medicine for poison ivy reaction is to give homeopathic poison ivy, known as Rhus Tox. Most conditions are not this simpl, however, and if your condition indicates a homeopathic version of a substance that you know you are allergic to, you should consult a homeopathist. Most likely, it would be exactly the medicine you should be taking, but this is something only a specialist would know.
I hope this helps... Basically, I think you have nothing to worry about, as there are many people with sulpha allergies and it is not related to homeopathy. However it is always good to be careful. Personally, I find that homeopathy is much more effective in treating cystitis than are antibiotics, and that it tends to prevent their recurrence, unlike antibiotics. I hope your treatment was successful.
One more thing-- if you begin to feel any discomfort in your kidney area (lower back or side), you are developping or may already have a kidney infection, as the bacteria can travel. In this case, continue with homeopathy but please see a physician right away because this is very serious and I would recommend the use of antibiotics in this case (they do have their place, they are just overused). There are many options for antibiotics that are outside of the sulpha family; just let your doctor know.
Natalia Rodruiguez, Colombia
N Rodruiguez last decade
FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
You can also take homeopathic medicines in liquid form. These are available all over. It eliminates the use of (lactose) pills.
If one is "allergic" to Sulpha in allopathic form >>>>> it is a good indication that you need Sulphur in homeopathic form for elimination of your disease.
Normally the choice of the medicine is right by the allopath. However, the quantity of the drug is very high.
One dose of SULPHUR 200C once a week for three weeks will probably take away many of your problems.
The rash may appear briefly >>>> will vanish in 2/3 days >>>> taking away with it the disease.
Also see drug picture of SULPHUR on ABC homeopathy before deciding to administer the homeopathic form of Sulphur.
♥ PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Have you tried D-Mannose?
You could try searching for it on Google, it should be there.
The best form of D-Mannose on the market right now is WATERFALL D-MANNOSE.
This is natural and won't upset your system like prescription drugs from your doctor. My advice is to definitely give it a go.
saskia last decade
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