2Summer ills and aches Broken bones Stings and bites Otitis externa Jet lagMotion sicknessGastroenteritisFood poisoningSunstrokeCold soresAltitude sicknessContact dermatitisSummer viruses
3FracturesArnica ASAP to ease pain, swelling and bruising. 200C or 30C every 4 hours times threeHypericum if nerve injury/pain 30C tid as neededSymphytum after bones are set. 6C twice a dayCalcarea phosphoricum 6C or 6X twice a dayFoods and herbs to aid new bone formationBone brothsOsteoherb
4Bites and stingsLedum – area around bit is hard, blanched and cool to touch. Better cold compresses. (Hornet, mosquito, wasp, tick)Apis – area around bite is puffy and warm. Stinging and/or itching. Possible swelling around eyes. (bees and jelly fish)Hypericum – shooting pains from biteCalendula lotion - mosquitoCarbolicum acidum – patients with anaphylactic reactions. Give 30C every ten minutes while seeking medical attention.Vespa crabro – erythematous wheal-like cellulitis develops and gradually spreads. Pains like being pierced with red-hot needles (yellow jacket)Dose: 30C repeated as needed
5Otitis externaHepar sulphuris calcareum – most commonly indicated. Extremely sensitive to air and touch. Pain at night. Better covering.Belladonna – throbbing pain with red swollen ear canal. Worse jarring. Sudden onsetFerrum – nondescript inflammation without pusAconite – sudden onset. Restlessness, fear, increased thirstMercurius vivus or solubilis – offensive green exudate. Possible swelling of periauricular glands. Worse night.Pulsatilla – general symptoms of Pulsatilla with weepiness, desire for open air, thirtlessnessChamomilla – intense sensitivity to pain, irritibility, desire to be carried.Tellurium – meatus itches, swells throbs. Possible offensive discharge with odor of pickled fish
6Otitis externa 30C twice a day until resolved (one week) Vinegar:water 1:1instill several drops in ear 3 – 4 times a day.Otherwise keep ear dry.
7Jet lag Arnica 30C as needed Cocculus 30C if can’t sleep and feel like you’re still in motionFollow schedule of your destination timeStay up until destination bedtimeGet up in morning and get out in sun to reset biologic clockEnergy medicine – massage acupuncture points of organs on Chinese clock (Donna Eden Energy Medicine)
8Motion sicknessCocculus – much nausea and dizzyness and strong desire to lie down. Worse watching moving objects, seeing or smelling food. May crave beer. Worse exposure to cold, open air, touch noise, jar, stooping, exertion, eating, pain or anxiety. Rarely vomit.Petroleum – persistent nausea with excessive salivation. Sinking sensation. Worse light, noise or sitting up. Mayhave stiffness back of head or neckTabacum – severe nausea worse slightest motion. Person may look pale or green. Better uncovering abdomen. Worse on opening the eyes, evening, extremes of hot/cold. Better cold compresses, fresh open air, twilight, weeping, vomiting, sitting, lying on side. Do vomit.
9Motion sicknessNux vomica – severe nausea with difficulty vomiting and intense headache back of head or over one eye. Chilly. Worse smell of food, tobacco, coffeeRhus tox – airsickness with nausea and vomiting. Dry mouth and throat. Thirsty.Borax – fear downward motion. Worse when plane landing or boat lurches down.Try out remedy on a short trip first to see what works for you.Magnetic bracelets can also be helpful.
10GastroenteritisArsenicum album – diarrhea is acrid, burning. Patient is anxious and restless. Marked nausea and vomiting may be present. Thirst for small sips of cold water. Worse midnight to 2 am. Worse cold food/drinks. Better heat and warm applications.Podophyllum – explosive watery diarrhea with much gas and sputtering. Stool soils entire toilet bowl. Person feels weak and may faint.Veratrum album – profuse, odorless, “rice water” stool. Simultaneous forceful vomiting. Black and/or bloody stool. Cold sweat. Forehead and abdomen are cold.Aloe – much flatus and sputtering with diarrhea. Involuntary stool. Diarrhea driving person out of bed in am. Better lying on abdomen. Worse heat, standing beer, oysters, fruit
11Food poisoningArsenicum – most food poisoning with vomiting and diarrhea. Bad meat.Pulsatilla – bad fishUrtica urens – shellfish poisoningNux vomica – overindulgence in rich fatty foods or hangoverBelladonna – reaction to MSGPreventionAvoid potentially contaminated water (eating, drinking, brushing teeth, ice, swimming)Avoid fruit unless it can be peeledAvoid raw food unless it’s washed in clean waterTake pepto bismal or apple cider vinegar daily
12SunstrokeBelladonna – face is hot and flushed red. Hands and feet are cold. Pulsating headache. May be delirious. Better bending head back. Sudden onset.Glonoine – violent, pulsating headache with visible pulsation of carotid artery. Face is flushed. Worse from bending head back. Worse from applying cold water. Sensitive to heat.Carbo vegetalis – person is weak and faints. Need to be fanned.Person needs to stay in bed and rest for 24 hours even if they feel back to normal after remedy. Attend to hydration.
13Contact dermatitisAnacardium – very intense itching. May scratch to point of bleeding. Itching is worse from scratching. Blistering eruptions, especially on face, hands and fingers, inner thighs. Worse left side. Better hot bath or eating.Ledum – better cold applications. Eruptions surrounded by bluish skin.Rhus toxicodendron – similar to Anacardium. Patient is very restless. Linear distribution of rash. Better scalding hot water, scratching. Worse night and open air.Croton tiglium – better from light scratching or rubbing. Skin feels hidebound. Better sleep. Gushing diarrhea along with rash.Topical herbs can help - plantain