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This remedy relieves pain, bruising and swelling associated with trauma, surgery or overexertion.
This remedy is useful when bruising and trauma occur to deep internal tissues after surgery involving the abdomen, breasts, or trunk—especially if a feeling of stiffness or coldness has developed in the area.
This remedy relieves pain that seems to follow the nerve's path.
Ledum palustre relieves bruising around wounds from pointed objects.
This remedy may be helpful if a person has trouble recovering from the effects of anesthesia. Symptoms can include disorientation, stupor, weakness, nausea and vomiting. The person may be thirsty but often vomits after drinking.
This remedy relieves itching or pain in surgical or clean cut wounds, and warts.
This remedy is indicated when people anticipating surgery are extremely agitated or panicked, especially if they fear that they will die. Easy startling, a sensitivity to light and noise, dry mouth, and thirst are other indications for Aconitum.
This remedy relieves painful scars from burns, with thin and fragile skin, especially in elderly patients.
This homeopathic remedy relieves weakness due to loss of fluids (diarrhea, bleeding and sweating), with gas in the abdomen.
This relieves sleeplessness with worries, overactive thoughts, and hypersensitivity to pain.
This remedy is helpful for early stages of any inflammation and may reduce the chance of soreness and infection after surgery.
This remedy can be helpful to a person who feels nervous fear before an operation, with trembling, lethargy, and often diarrhea or headache.
This remedy reduces thick scars.
This remedy can help with passive bleeding if a person’s veins are weak, and may also relieve discomfort after surgery on varicose veins and hemorrhoids.
This remedy is helpful for relief of stiffness, soreness, and restlessness after any surgery. It is often recommended after operations on tonsils and adenoids, appendectomy, and dental surgery.
This remedy is often useful after surgeries involving tendons, connective tissue, cartilage, joints, and coverings of the bones. It can ease discomfort and promote recovery after surgery on knees, wrists, shoulders, elbows, ankles, hips, etc. It may also be soothing if deep stiffness is felt in joints and muscles after surgery.
This remedy relieves skin lesions that tend to protrude (warts or thick scars).
This relieves symptoms of general fatigue with chilliness, lack of energy and irritability.
Select the medicine that most closely matches the symptoms. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate, unless otherwise directed by a physician, a lower potency (6X, 6C, 12X, 12C, 30X, or 30C) should be used. In addition, instructions for use are usually printed on the label.
Many homeopathic physicians suggest that medicines be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If improvement is seen, continue to wait and let the medicine work. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped, another dose may be taken. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour; other times a dose may be indicated several times a day; and in some situations, one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time, select a different medicine.
Although homeopathic substances listed in this article are generally not known to cause serious side effects, their effectiveness has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Consumers should check labels carefully, since a homeopathic product that is not diluted, or not diluted enough, may contain ingredients that cause allergic reactions, side effects, or interactions. It is always advisable to discuss any new treatment program with your healthcare practitioner.
For more information, see Homeopathy FAQs, "What Is Homeopathy?," and “Using Homeopathy with Professional Guidance” in Homeopathic Medicine.
Homeopathic medicines can be useful before and after surgery to decrease apprehension, reduce swelling and bruising, reduce itching from surgical scars, and help with recovery. They will not interfere with anesthesia and other medicines used during or after surgery. Always tell your physician if you plan to take medicines, herbs or supplements before or after surgery.
Last Review: 10-31-2012
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