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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#Nux vomica. [Nux-v]
The leading remedy. It has tetanic convulsions with opisthotonos,
distortion of eyes and face, with dyspnoea excited by any external
impression. Strychnia, the alkaloid of Nux-vomica, produces a perfect
picture of tetanus, with its convulsion of muscles renewed by the
slightest external impression, its "risus sardonicus,"
its respiratory spasm, with blue `cyanosed face and clear mind.
The value of Strychnia in tetanus is recognized by Trousseau and
Stille, and it is a striking example of Homoeopathy as sometimes
practiced by allopaths.
Ignatia suits emotional trismus or opisthotonos.
#Hydrocyanic acid. [Hydr-ac]
This is a remedy very homoeopathic to tetanus. It produces a persistent
tonic spasm from its direct action on the spinal cord. It shows
itself in the muscles of the face, jaws and back. There is trismus
or locked jaw, risus sardonicus and impeded respiration, with lividity
and frothing at the mouth; the rigidity is firm, the body is bent
backwards, the attack is sudden, and there is less reflex excitability
than with the Strychnia case.
Angustura produces a tetanic rigidity of the muscles, a painful
stiffness and stretching of the limbs. The lips are drawn back showing
the teeth and the jaws are locked.
#Cicuta virosa. [Cic]
A useful remedy in tetanoid convulsions, with sudden rigidity and
jerkings followed by prostration. There is great oppression of breathing,
locked jaw, opisthotonos renewed by touch. There are oesophageal
spasms and a marked symptoms is fixed eyes staring at one point.
Here the sensory nerves are irritable; there are tetanic spasms
stiffness of spine and legs alternate dilation and contraction of
the pupils. This seems to be characteristic.
Carbolic acid has been used with success in tetanus. Phenol has
been found to work better than antitetanic serum, which is preserved
by phenol. There is no question but that it is a powerful remedy.
#Passiflora has cured tetanus in hot
countries, and in horses. It has to be given in large doses.
Cuprum, pale face, jerking, opisthotonos,patient
loses consciousness with each spasm.
Tetanic convulsions, spasms of glottis and chest worse from light
Tetanus, with fever, numbness and tingling from exposure to cold
or traumation. The face changes color.
Trismus from injury to nerves; it is considered prophylactic in
cases of wounds of palms or soles. Especially useful in spinal injuries.
It has a growing clinical record in this disease. Dr. Zopfy corroborates
the use of Hypericum in tetanus in a practice of sixty years.
Magnesia phosphorica 3x promptly relieved
a case for Dr. C. S. Raue.
Tetanus of infants. Stiffness of jaws.