Feb 22, 2011

Homeopathic Medicines For Urinary Tract Infection

 © Dr.R.S.Mann 2010

Homeopathic medicines are very effective, safe and curative in cases of Urinary Tract Infections. Medicines in homeopathy are selected very carefully on basis of symptoms, signs and modalities of every individual case. Following medicines are just few most common homeopathic medicines used to treat UTI. 

Do not consume any medicine without consulting a Homeopath. Mental concomitant symptoms before, during and after urination are given on another page.

Few other medicines which are listed by F. E. McCurtain, published in 1898 in The Critique "Notes on Cystitis".
 
Cantharides:- Constant urging to urinate, passing but a few drops at a time, urine mixed with blood. Drinking even a small quantities of water increases pain in bladder. Intolerable urging, before, during and after urination; violent pains in bladder.
Burning, cutting pains in urethra during micturition; violent tenesmus and strangury.
Burning and urging to urinate continuous after urination.The urine does not pass freely or copiously but dribbles away in hot, scalding, sometimes bloody with burning, cutting pains.
Cantharides is indicated in acute cystitis more frequently than any other homeopathic medicine.

Cannabis Sativa:- Urethra very sensitive to touch or pressure; cannot walk with legs close together, it hurts the urethra.
Pain extending from orifice of urethra backward, burning – biting, posteriorly more sticking while urinating.Tearing pain along urethra in a zigzag direction.
Cannabis sativa is very similar to cantharides in its urethral phenomena. It has same yellow, purulent discharge from the urethra but is more important when the discharge is thin and there is smarting and burning on urination. There seems to be more burning and smarting under cannabis sativa, while there is more tenesmus and cutting under cantharides. The glans penis is dark red and swollen. Chordee may be present. Cannabis sativa has drawing pain in the region of kidneys extending into the inguinal glands with anxious nauseous sensation in the epigastrium.

Equisetum Hyemale:- Severe dull pain in the bladder, as from distension , not ameliorate after urination.
Frequent and intolerable urging to urinate, with severe pain at close of urination.
Constant desire to urinate; large quantity of clear, watery urine but without amelioration.
Sharp, Cutting, Burning pain in urethra while urinating.
Equisetum acts very similarly to Cantharides on the kidneys and bladder. In Equisetum less escape of blood and less tenesmus of bladder than may be found under Cantharides. Urine is less scalding in Equisetum but there is an excess of mucus. The bladder is tender and sore with severe dull pain which is worse after urination.

Petroselinum:- Frequent, sudden and irresistible urging to urinate. Cannabis sativa, Cantharides and Mercurius all have the sudden urging to urinate but it is strongest under Petroselinum.
In the case of a child, he will be suddenly seized with the desire to urinate; if he cannot be gratified at once, he will jump up and down with pain.
Burning , tingling from perineum throughout whole urethra.
Intense biting, itching deep in urethra, must rub it with some rough article in urethra to ameliorate. Pain at root of penis or neck of bladder.

Capsicum:- Constriction, Burning and Smarting Sensation.
Burning in bladder. Burning, Smarting after urination.
Strangury: tenesmus neck of bladder,urging to frequent and almost ineffectual urination.
Needle- stitches in forepart of urethra, when not urinating. Burning at the orifice of urethra before,during and after urination. 

Mercurius Sol. and Mercurius Corrosivus:- Tenesmus of baldder with intense burning in urethra.
Urine hot, burning, scanty or suppressed, in drops with great pain; bloody, brown, brick-dust sediment; albuminous.
Great tenesmus of bladder and rectum at the same time.
When the discharge becomes worse at night, green and purulent. More violent tenesmus, burning and swelling hence it is similar to Cantharides. Urethral meatus is very red.
Constant desire to urinate; indeed every ten minutes; but only a little passed.
Urine immediately after being passed very turbid and depositing a sediment; He passes much more urine then the liquid he has drunk.
Too frequent and too profuse urination.



Apis Mellifica:- Incontinence of urine, with great irritation of the parts; can scarcely retain the urine a moment and when passed scalds severely; frequent, painful, scanty, bloody urine.
Urine scanty, dark sediment like coffee grounds. Scanty urination with absence of thirst. 

Terebinthina:- The urine has the odor of violets.
Haematuria- blood thoroughly mixed with the urine; sediment like coffee grounds; cloudy, smoky, albuminous; profuse, dark or black, painless.
Violent burning and drawing pains in kidney, bladder and urethra.
Violent burning and cutting in bladder; tenesmus; sensitive hypogastrium; cystitis and retention from atony of fundus.
Strangury; spasmodic retention of urine. Urine rich in albumin and blood.

Sarsaparilla:- Severe almost unbearable pain at conclusion of urination.
Urine, bright and clear but irritating; scanty, slimy, flaky, sandy, copious, passed without sensation; deposits white sand.
Painful distension and tenderness in bladder; urine dribbles while sitting, standing, passes freely; air passes from urethra.
Sand in urine or on diaper; child screams before and while passing it.
Excruciating pains from right kidney downwards.

Staphisagria:- Urging to urinate, has to sit at urinal for hours; in young married women; after coition; after difficult labor; burning in urethra when not urinating; urging and pain after urinating in prostatic troubles of old men.
Burning or smarting in urethra when not micturating ; ceases while urine is passing.This is the most indicating medicine for Honeymoon Cystitis.

Ocimum Can :- May be employed in renal colic when there is considerable hemorrhage; when the urine not only has a brick red sediment as under Pareira brava, but contains considerable blood. It favors the right side.

Aconitum:- Frequently suits the incipiency of renal and cystic affections, which, unmodified, progress into Cantharides condition. The urging to urinate, the dysuria and hematuria are accompanied by an anxious restlessness and high fever altogether different from expression of Cantharides.

Chimaphila Umbellate:- Acute and chronic catarrh of urinary tract. Scanty urine and loaded with ropy, muco-purulent sediment. UTI  cases with prostatic enlargement.
Urging to urinate. Urine turbid, offensive, containing ropy or bloody mucus and depositing a copious sediment. Burning and scalding during micturition and straining afterward. Must strain before flow comes. Scanty urine. Acute prostatitis ,retention and feeling of a ball in perineum. Fluttering in region of kidney. Sugar in urine. Unable to urinate without standing with feet wide apart and body inclined forward.

Coccus Cacti:- Urging to urinate; brick red sediment. Urinary calculi, hematuria, urates and uric acid; lancinating pains from kidney to bladder. Deep colored, thick urine. Dysuria.

Uva Ursi:- Cystitis with bloody urine. Burning after the discharge of slimy urine. Pyelitis.
Frequent urging with severe spasms of bladder; burning and tearing pain. Urine contains blood, pus and much tenacious mucus with clots in large masses. Involuntary; green urine.
For Mental concomitant symptoms before, during and after urination click here .

Bibliography:-
1. Homeopathic Drug Pictures - M.L.Tyler
2. Allen’s Keynotes - H.C.Allen
3.Regional Leaders - E. B. Nash
4. Clinical Materia medica - E.A.Farrington
5. Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics- E.B.Nash
6. Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory- W. Boericke
 

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