The application of heat, as poultices or hot water, relaxes and soothes the parts and favors the formation and discharge of pus. Apply CALENDULA OFFICINALIS-Q(most remarkable healing agent) externally.
Specific action in panaritium has great antiseptic powers. Carbuncles. Hastens suppuration and shortens its duration.
Succession of boils, carbuncles and malignant ulcers. Intolerable burning. Dissecting wounds. Insect stings.
The parts are bright red, the swelling appears suddenly and is rapid, the pus developing with lightning-like rapidity. There is a throbbing sensation which is intense and sudden and the pains are apt to cease as suddenly as they appeared. Acute abscesses.
Hepar sulphur when there are chills indicating beginning of suppuration, with throbbing and sharp sticking pains ; given low in threatening suppuration it favors it, but given high it will often abort it.
CALCAREA SULPHURICA (Sulphate of Calcium or Gypsum.)
Is useful in cases of abscess where the suppuration is prolonged. The presence of pus with a vent is an indication. It comes in after Silicea.
In conditions where the suppuration continues and the wound refuses to heal; the process is an indolent and a sluggish one. The discharge is apt to be thin and watery.
SILICEA AND CALCAREA SULPHURICA
Silicea promotes suppuration and brings the suppurative process to maturity. Calcarea sulphurica checks suppuration and promotes healthy granulation. It lacks also the fetor of Silica.
It is indicated after Belladonna, when pus has formed and needs to be evacuated. It favors the rapid formation of pus. Glandular abscesses especially call for Mercurius. There is intense shining redness, with throbbing and stinging pains.
MERCURIUS AND SILICEA
They are inimical and do not follow each other well, hence must be carefully distinguished.
In low conditions of abscess when the pus is thin, dark, and offensive in character. The inflamed parts are purplish in color. Abscesses from poisonous matter introduced into the system.
Besides Lachesis, remedies that may be indicated in low conditions of abscess by general symptoms are Arsenic, Rhus toxicodendron and Carbo vegetabilis.
In chronic cases when the discharge is profuse, with emaciation and hectic fever. Abscesses in scrofulous persons where there is a marked psoric taint Sulphur should be given.
CALCAREA CARBONICA AND CALCAREA IODATA
Remedies especially useful in Scrofulous abscesses are Calcarea carbonica, and if about the glands of the neck Calcarea iodata.