Carbuncle is an infection larger than a boil and with several
openings for discharge of pus. A carbuncle is an infection of the
subcutaneous tissues involving the hair follicles, usually caused
by staphylococci bacteria.
Carbuncle - Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies
#Arsenicum album [Ars]
This is generally regarded as the chief remedy in carbuncle. The
great indication is burning as if coals of fire were on the affected
part. There are also cutting, lancinating pains with aggravation
after midnight,and great irritability of the mind and body. Arsenic
comes in later in the disease than Rhus. Rhus is an excellent remedy
in the beginning of the trouble when the pains are intense and the
affected parts are dark red. If Arsenic fails resort may be had
to Anthracinum, which has precisely
the same symptom as Arsenic,but far more intense. Warm application
relieve the Arsenic pains. Anthracinum will often promptly relieve
the burning, agonizing pains of carbuncle. Echinacea is a wonderfully
good remedy in carbuncle, the septic state, the prostration and
the pain are well met by it, and it may also be applied externally.
is a very useful remedy when the surface is swollen and pus forms
very slowly. The parts are purplish-looking with evidences of blood
poisoning; there is great burning, relieved by washing in cold water.
Small boils surrounding the main sore is a valuable indication.
Carbuncles which slough are very offensive call for Lachesis or,perhaps,
Carbo vegetabilis. Tarentula Cubensis
produces a perfect picture of sloughing carbuncle with great prostration,
and it relieves the atrocious pains accompanying it. An indication
is an early marked black core center. Hughes has repeatedly verified
this remedy in carbuncle (use Succus Calendula, I to 6, as a local
This remedy comes in to favor healthy suppuration and promote healthy
granulations. Carbuncles on back between the shoulders. Nitric acid
and Phytolacca have a disposition to carbuncles. Grauvogl recommends
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