Classical homeopathy and bacterial urinary tract infections
IACH - Prof. G. Vithoulkas
Classical homeopathy and bacterial urinary tract infections
  • Author(s)

    Lawrence Chukwudi Nwabudike

    Journal

    The Publishing House of the Romanian Academy, Series B, 2017, 19(2), p. 93–96

    Abstract

    Recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI) are a frequently encountered problem in medical practice. Antibiotic therapy tailored to the sensitivity of the organism is usually recommended. However, there may be situations where other therapeutic approaches may be desirable. Amongst such situations are pregnancy and recurrent infection despite antibiotic therapy. Rise in antibiotic resistance is also raising the specter that urinary tract infections may no longer be amenable to antibiotic therapy. Thus, there is a need for alternative methods of care for people with this disorder. Presented are three cases of RUTI treated successfully with homeopathy. Case 1 is that of a 1 year-old female with a 4-month history of RUTI growing Escherichia Coli and fever. The patient responded to antibiotics, but relapsed repeatedly. Echography showed no abnormalities of the genitourinary tract. The patient was treated with homeopathic Phosphorus and improved, with clearing of the urinary tract infection. Case 2 is that of a 36-year old female presenting glossodynia and dysuria of 4 years duration. Cultures were positive for Candida Albicans on the tongue and for Escherichia Coli in the urine. She had failed to respond to treatment. Past history included a thyroid nodule, dyspareunia, erythematous rosacea and melasma. She received homeopathic Platinum metallicum as well as homeopathic candida albicans, and collibacillinum. She improved and developed negative tongue and urine cultures. Case 3 is that of a 54-year old female with a 3-year history of RUTI due to Klebsiella spp, which failed to respond to repeated antibiotic therapy during this period. Past history included a cerebrovascular accident with complications treated also by this physician. She received the homeopathic medicines Causticum, as well as cantharis and eupatropium for her symptoms. She improved, with negative cultures. Homeopathy is a system of medical therapy with increasing popularity worldwide. It is useful for a variety of ailments, including for some infectious disorders. RUTI may present therapeutic challenges as seen from our case presentations and other methods may be required to treat them. Homeopathic medicines that are tailored to the case, i.e. individualized homeopathy may help produce remission in such cases.

    Keywords: Classical Homeopathy, Bacterial Urinary 
     

    Category: Human Studies

    External url

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/319406006_CLASSICAL_HOMEOPATHY_AND_BACTERIAL_URINARY_TRACT_INFECTIONS

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