Caries is a progressive destruction of any kind of bone structure,
including the skull, ribs and other bones, or the teeth. Caries
can be caused by osteomyelitis, which is a microorganism disease.
A disease that involves caries is mastoiditis, an inflammation of
the mastoid process, in which the bone gets eroded.
A bone tumor refers to a neoplastic growth of tissue in bone. Abnormal
growths found in the bone can be either benign (noncancerous) or
Caries of cranial bones and bones of the palate are especially met
by this remedy. It is an antidote to mercury, and has violent pains
at night. There is an offensive odor and discharge of small pieces
of bone. Pains in the bones of the extremities. Given timely it
may prevent caries, necrosis and exostosis. Platinum muriaticum.
Caries especially of the tarsus. Mezereum. Periostitis before the
stage of suppuration, worse from touch nodes, necrosis nocturnal
bone pains. Exostosis of the tarsal bones.
Caries of bones with offensive discharges, intolerable soreness
around the ulcers; caries of tibia with great soreness, so much
so that dressings are intolerant. Pains are dull, drawing and boring,
worse from rest. Strontiana carbonica. Caries of long bones with
an exhausting diarrhea. Ostitis discharging bone. Stillingia. Syphilis
of the long bones, periostitis and otitis worse at night and in
damp weather. It is of striking benefit in secondary syphilitic
#Calcarea fluorica [Calc.f]
Osseous tumors, enlargement of bones, with or without caries. Hecla
lava. Osteomata of spongy nature are greatly improved and cured
even by this remedy. Swelling of bones of jaw after extraction of
teeth with violent pains. Caries of maxillary bones.
Ostitis, violent bone pains, swelling. Nitric acid. Mercurial ostitis,
drawing, pressive pains with sensitiveness. Phosphorus. Non-syphilitic
caries of vertebra and caries of lower jaw. in hip disease it is
useful after Silicea, burning in the spine. The proving of Phosphorus
gives the essential features of rickets. It is especially of use
in cases marked by laryngeal symptoms. This is an important clinical
observation and may be accepted as a guiding indication.
Curvature of bones, rickets; here it is often the clearly indicated
remedy; there is present offensive sweat. Hip-joint disease. Caries
after inflammation, worse from cold. Potts disease. It is a slow
acting remedy. Calcarea carbonica. Baehr claims that this remedy
is superior to any in caries of the vertebra. Curvature of the spine.
Rickets, sour sweat. Phosphoric acid. Hip disease and caries of
the spine. Sensation in the bone as if scraped with a knife. It
is a remedy which corresponds to the extreme debility found in rickets,
and is a valuable remedy in that affection.
#Flouric Acid [Fl-Ac]
Dental fistula; caries of the bone, especially of the long bones,
with thin excoriating discharges relieved by cold applications.
Caries of temporal bones and mastoid processes. The pains are burning
and intermittent, and the discharge is thin and acrid. Caries from
syphilis or mercury. It follows Silicea well. Silicea is worse from
cold, Flouric acid better. Dr. Luther Peck, of Plymouth, Michigan,
relates a case of maxillary necrosis in which Silicea followed by
Flouric acid and then Calcarea flourica completely cured. These
three remedies are excellent jaw remedies.
#Calcarea phosphorica [Calc-p]
A great remedy for non-union of fractured bones when due to impaired
nutrition. In the lower potencies it stimulates the formation of
callus. The remedy for rickets, especially for the fat rachitic
infant. Symphytum. An excellent remedy for injuries of bone where
there is an irritability at the point of fracture, nervous in origin.
Ruta graveolens oftentimes in fractures renders good service in
causing callus to form. Especially useful where non-union results,
because of deficient callus. Sulphur. Rickets, defective assimilation,
great appetite, but poorly nourished.