Septicemia is a potentially life-threatening
infection in which large amounts of bacteria are present in the
blood. It is commonly referred to as blood poisoning.
Septicemia usually arises as a result of localised infection in
the body. The primary site of infection may occur in the respiratory
system, the skin, the gastrointestinal system or the genitourinary
system. It may coincide with very aggressive infections such as
Bacteria usually spill over from the primary infection site into
the blood and are carried throughout the body thereby spreading
infection to various systems of the body.
The affected person may have symptoms of the associated condition
that triggered the septicemia such as symptoms of pneumonia or severe
The condition usually begins with fever and chills. Drenching sweats
may occur. The heart rate and respiratory rate (number of breaths
per minute) rise in association with the rising fever. The affected
individual will feel very ill indeed with profound feelings of weakness.
As the condition evolves the person may begin to feel very cold
and clammy. The blood pressure starts to fall and the person may
lapse into unconsciousness.
The skin becomes very pale and the person may exhibit petechiae.
Petechiae are tiny spots on the skin, which do not blanch when a
glass tumbler is applied to the skin.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for SEPTICEMIA
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic
treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological
condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing
examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history
of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic
tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into
account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given
below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete
and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms
listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this
disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional
indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy.
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Medica section. None of these medicines should be taken without
This remedy does its best work in localized pyaemia, traumatic gangdrene,
and carbuncles. The indications are blue skin, sensitive parts,
great prostration and scanty discharges. It has the prostration
of Arsenicum but lacks its restlessness.
#Rhus toxicodendron. [Rhus-t]
Produces a perfect picture of septicaemia, with redness and soreness
at the point of infection. Chilliness, dry tongue, diarrhea, restlessness.
Pyaemia, dull aching in head and extremities. Infections spreading
from uterus, tympanitis, sesnsitive abdomen, foul discharges. It
seems to overcome to toxaemia of absorption.
#Carbolic acid. [Carb-c]
This, internally, is a neglected remedy in septicemia. Prostration,
exhaustion to the point of collapse are indications. The patient
falls asleep from weariness and wakens unrefreshed.
Anaemia and pyaemia, sore bruised sensations, loose stools, foul
odors. Baptisia offensive exudates,
is antistreptococcic, Arnica, quiet, mental restlessness. Arsenicum.
A frequently indicated remedy in septic conditions. Restlessness,
anguish,local and general burning, vomiting and prostration. Pyrogen
has a good clinical record. We cannot give its special indications,
it is evidently a "mixed vaccine."Boericke speaks well
of both Streptoccin and Staphyloccin as to be compared with this