Mastitis Homeopathic Remedies

Mastitis Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies can help assist symptoms of mastitis ease the inflammation and pain so that breastfeeding can continue.

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Top Homeopathic Remedies for Mastitis

  • Aconite
    Sudden onset (like Belladonna), but without the throbbing pain. The onset often follows a sudden change of weather or exposure to cold air or a cold, dry wind. Usually another remedy is required after Aconite, such as Belladonna or Bryonia
  • Arnica
    Inflammation follows an injury to the breast. Patients feel sore, bruised, and achy. There is fear to have the part touched.
  • Belladonna
    Sudden onset with rapidly rising fever. The breast is hot to touch, engorged, swollen, congested ā€” red, hot breast. Throbbing pain in the breasts. The pain is worse from jarring. The right side is more often affected.
  • Bryonia
    Begins often with general chills and fever, stitching pains in the breast and headache. The breast feels hard and stony with stitching, needle-like pains. Any movement aggravates the pain. The person likes a snug bra. Breast feeding is quite painful. The person will be quite irritable. Very frequently the person will experience dizziness or faintness on rising from bed. There is strong thirst and not infrequently constipation.
  • Croton tiglium
    Excruciating pain in the nipple which extends straight through to the back (at the level of the shoulder blade) with each suck of the baby. The breasts are very inflamed, swollen, and hard. The nipples may crack.
  • Hepar sulphur
    Breasts are very prone to abscess. Extreme sensitivity to the least touch; mothers can’t stand for the baby to nurse. Complaints are worse from cold and exposure to the least draft, and better from warmth. Person feels chilly.
  • Lac Canium
    Hypersensitivity to even the slightest touch of clothing on the breasts; jarring also aggravates.
  • Mercurius
    Fever, chills, and perspiration without relief; a profuse sweat with a drop in fever; but no subsequent improvement; the person alternates between hot and cold, uncovering and covering.
  • Phytolacca
    The most common remedy for about 50% of mastitis cases. Breasts become lumpy, with hard knots or nodules, the nipples cake. Sore, fissured nipples. Intense pain in the breast as soon as the baby takes hold of the nipple. The pain often extends to the underarm or it can radiate over the whole body. Affects more often the right breast. Damp heat relieves, such as local poultices (including warm cabbage leaves which can be helpful). Some patients may have flu-like symptoms as well.

Homeopathic Cell Salts for Mastitis

  • Nursing mothers can also take Silicea 6X cell salts daily, in order to prevent mastitis.