Appendicitis symptoms treatment in Homeopathy

appendicitis symptoms treatment

Appendicitis symptoms treatment is one of the hallmarks of homeopathic medicines where medicines are mapped to patient and presenting symptoms. However there are specific remedies like Iris Tenax which is widely used in treatment. A case report in Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy below validates this point

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed and infected. If you suspect you or someone else may have appendicitis, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention. Only a qualified healthcare professional can diagnose and treat appendicitis.

Symptoms of Appendicitis:
Common symptoms of appendicitis may include:

1. Abdominal Pain: The most prominent symptom is usually pain that starts near the belly button and gradually shifts to the lower right side of the abdomen. The pain may become more severe over time.

2. Loss of Appetite: A sudden loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting can occur.

3. Fever: A low-grade fever may develop, often accompanied by chills.

4. Changes in Bowel Habits: Constipation or diarrhea may occur, often accompanied by bloating and gas.

5. Painful Urination: Some individuals may experience pain or discomfort while urinating.

It’s important to note that the symptoms of appendicitis can vary, and not everyone will experience all of these symptoms. Additionally, some other medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. Thus, a proper medical evaluation is crucial for an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment of Appendicitis:
The standard treatment for appendicitis is surgical removal of the inflamed appendix, a procedure called an appendectomy. This is typically done as soon as possible to prevent the appendix from rupturing, which can lead to more serious complications.

1. Surgery (Appendectomy): In most cases, an appendectomy is performed laparoscopically, which involves making small incisions and using specialized tools to remove the appendix. In some cases, open surgery may be necessary.

2. Preoperative Care: Before surgery, you may be given antibiotics to prevent infection and other medications to manage pain and other symptoms.

3. Postoperative Care: After surgery, you’ll be monitored for a short period in the hospital to ensure a smooth recovery. Pain medications and antibiotics may continue to be administered.

4. Recovery: Recovery from laparoscopic appendectomy is generally quicker than from open surgery. Most people can return to normal activities within a few weeks.
5. Alternative: treatment with carefully chosen (constitutional) remedies in homeopathy in preliminary stage provides one of the option. Iris tenax is one of the prime remedies validated in Indian Journal of Research in Homoeopathy published case study. Refer below

In rare cases, if the appendix has already ruptured or formed an abscess, the treatment approach may involve draining the abscess before performing the appendectomy.

Remember, if you suspect appendicitis, seek medical help immediately. Do not attempt to diagnose or treat it yourself. If left untreated, appendicitis can lead to serious complications such as a ruptured appendix, which can be life-threatening.

Recurrent appendicitis treated with the homoeopathic medicine Iris tenax 30C
Introduction: The non-acute variants of appendicitis include recurrent, subacute, and chronic appendicitis, which are rarely diagnosed and remain subjects of case reports. The diagnosis is complex and is based on history, clinical examination, and an ultrasonogram or computed tomography. Unlike the acute variety, a surgical emergency, these cases do not require immediate surgery. In the present case, the patient had pain in the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen in January 2021, which was relieved with conventional medications. However, the pain recurred after 2½ months and was diagnosed as recurrent appendicitis.

Case Summary: This case of recurrent appendicitis was treated from April to August 2021 at the National Homoeopathy Research Institute in Mental Health, Kottayam, Kerala, with the homoeopathic medicine Iris tenax (Iris-t). The patient presented with pain in the RLQ of the abdomen with mild to moderate tenderness. There was a marked improvement in symptoms of appendicitis in the 2nd week of starting homoeopathic treatment. Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homoeopathy, a causal attribution inventory score, was used to assess the likelihood of attribution of the clinical outcome to homoeopathic medicine as per HOM-CASE guidelines. The ultrasonography report showed no evidence of appendicitis after treatment. The MONARCH score of +8/13 indicated a probable causal relationship between the medicine prescribed and the treatment outcome. The present case report shows the possible usefulness of the homoeopathic medicine Iris-t in cases with appendix pathology.

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