HOMEOPATHIC ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY FIRST AID GUIDE BY MARTINA FARRAGHER

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REPERTORY: LIST OF ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY SYMPTOMS MATERIA MEDICA CONTAINING INDICATIONS OF 26 HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES

NB SERIOUS MEDICAL EMERGENCIES MUST BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY BY SEEKING PROFESSIONAL HELP. HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES WILL AID A PATIENT GREATLY WHILE WAITING FOR ASSISTANCE
POTENCY & DOSAGE
ALL THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES RECOMMENDED IN THIS GUIDE ARE OF THE 30C POTENCY AND ARE AVAILABLE TO BUY SEPARATELY OR IN KITS FROM NELSON S HOMEOPATHIC PHARMACY OR FROM HELIOS ONLINE. THE SERIOUSNESS OF AN INJURY DICTATES THE FREQUENCY, NOT THE QUANTITY WITH WHICH YOU TAKE THE REMEDY:

SERIOUS COMPLAINTS:
IF THE COMPLAINT IS SERIOUS AND NEEDS IMMEDIATE ATTENTION, AND THE PATIENT IS, FOR EXAMPLE, BLEEDING PROFUSELY OR IS IN A LOT OF PAIN, GIVE ONE 30C PILULE OF THE REMEDY EVERY FIVE or TEN or FIFTEEN or TWENTY or TWENTY-FIVE or THIRTY MINUTES. CHOOSE THE LENGTH OF TIME BETWEEN EACH DOSE BASED ON THE PATIENT S IMPROVEMENT AFTER TAKING THE REMEDY AND HOW LONG THE IMPROVEMENT LASTS. EXAMPLE: IF THE PATIENT IMPROVES (THE BLEEDING CEASES OR THE PAIN EASES ENOUGH FOR THE PATIENT TO SPEAK OR SLEEP) BUT AFTER FIFTEEN MINUTES THE COMPLAINT IS BACK, IT IS TIME TO GIVE THE REMEDY AGAIN.

MINOR COMPLAINTS:
IF THE COMPLAINT IS LESS SERIOUS AND IS CAUSING A LITTLE DISCOMFORT, THE PATIENT MAY TAKE ONE 30C PILULE AND WAIT TO SEE AN IMPROVEMENT. IF THE COMPLAINT DETERIORATES AGAIN, THE PATIENT MAY TAKE ONE PILULE A SECOND OR THIRD TIME THAT DAY. IF THE COMPLAINT IS PERSISTENT, PROFESSIONAL HELP MUST BE SOUGHT. EXAMPLE: IF THE PATIENT HAS A NIGGLING BACKACHE THAT IS ONLY BRIEFLY ADDRESSED BY A REMEDY, THE PATIENT SHOULD SEE A PROFESSIONAL HOMEOPATH.

HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE
1. LOOK FOR THE COMPLAINT IN THE ALPHABETICALLY ORGANISED REPERTORY IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS BOOKLET.

2. LOOK FOR THE SYMPTOM THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR PATIENT S COMPLAINT .

3. CHECK THE REMEDY IN THE MATERIA MEDICA IN THE SECOND PART OF THE BOOKLET. IF YOUR PATIENT S SYMPTOMS ARE INCLUDED THERE, GIVE THE REMEDY AS DIRECTED ABOVE.

B COMPLAINT y Backache/injury PARTICULARS -after lifting heavy object: REMEDY Rhus-t. 30C OTHER

-from falling flat on one s back &/or injuring one s coccyx (tail): Sil. 30C

-IF YOU SUSPECT A SERIOUS SPINAL INJURY, DO NOT MOVE THE PATIENT UNTIL AN AMBULANCE ARRIVES.

-nerve injury to coccyx (tail): Hyp. 30C

-sprain damage to ligament/muscle: Rhus-t. 30C -MASSAGE WITH BIRCH-ARNICA OIL. -whiplash: Arn. 30C

B COMPLAINT y Black Eye PARTICULARS -from a blow: REMEDY Arn. 30C, Led. 30C OTHER -IF BRUISING IS NOT ADDRESSED BY ARN., USE LED.

y Bleeding . y Blisters

-bright red & profuse:

Phos. 30C

-blood blisters: -burning pain after a burn: -burst with an open cut:

Arn. 30C Caust. 30C Calen. 30C -USE CALENDULA TINCTURE OR HYPERCAL CREAM TOPICALLY BUT ONLY AFTER THE CUT HAS BEEN CLEANED THOROUGHLY.

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COMPLAINT y Blisters [contd]

PARTICULARS -infected with pus oozing: -Infected, with pus & blood oozing:

REMEDY Sil. 30C

OTHER -A SPOT OF HONEY ON A BANDAID WILL DRAW OUT INFECTION.

Calc-s. 30C

y Broken Bones

- with swelling: - after the break has been X-rayed & set:

Arn. 30C

Symph. 30C

y Bruising

-immediately following trauma:

Arn. 30C

-A PIECE OF BANANA SKIN TAPED/BANDAGED TO THE SORE AREA WILL AID HEALING

-in deep muscle & tissue

Bell-p. 30C

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COMPLAINT y Bruising [contd]

PARTICULARS -when pain is eased by cold applications: -tender to touch:

REMEDY Bell-p. 30C Arn. 30C

OTHER

y Burns

-minor, no blisters/swelling: Urt-u. 30C -minor, with pain, redness & swelling: -2nd & 3rd degree & where Patient needs warmth: Ars. 30C Apis. 30C

-REMOVE JEWELLERY/CLOTHING FROM THE AREA. -APPLY STERILE, NON-FLUFFY DRESSINGS. -DO NOT APPLY CREAMS/LOTIONS -DO NOT BURST BLISTERS OR REMOVE SKIN. -USE ARN. OR RESCUE REMEDY INTERNALLY IN CASE OF SHOCK.

-2nd & 3rd degree where patient needs cold applications: Canth. 30C rd -3 degree with excruciating pain & blisters: Caust. 30C

C COMPLAINT y Concussion PARTICULARS REMEDY OTHER CONCUSSION IS A SERIOUS CONDITION WHICH IS NOT ALWAYS IMMEDIATELY RECOGNISABLE. ANYONE WHO HAS RECEIVED A SIGNIFICANT BLOW TO THE HEAD MUST SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT IMMEDIATELY REGARDLESS OF ABSENCE OF SYMPTOMS.

-if patient insists that he s well, though obviously is not: Arn. 30C -head injury followed by convulsions: Aco. 30C

y Crush Injuries

-nerve rich areas (fingers/toes): -with shooting pains:

Hyp. 30C Hyp. 30C Phos. 30C -HYPERCAL CREAM WILL EASE PAIN & AID HEALING. Hep-s. 30C

y Cuts

-bleeding bright red blood: -inflamed with redness around:

C COMPLAINT y Cuts [contd] PARTICULARS -with foreign object/pus inside: REMEDY Sil. 30C OTHER

-with pus oozing

Calc-s. 30C

-from puncture wound:

Led. 30C

-after wound has been cleaned: Calen. 30C

-with shooting pain

Hyp. 30C

-with splintering pain

Sil. 30C

E COMPLAINT y Electric Shock PARTICULARS -palpitations, great fright: REMEDY Aco. 30C OTHER -SEE ALSO: BACK INJURY , BROKEN BONES, BURNS & BRUISING. -IF ACO. IS NOT AT HAND, RESCUE REMEDY SIPPED REGULARLY WILL CALM THE PATIENT.

y Eye

-blow to eyeball/socket: -foreign object: -inflamed:

Symph. 30C Sil. 30C Euphr. 30C -COOLED EUPHRASIA OR EYEBRIGHT TEA IS EXCELLENT FOR A GENTLE EYE BATH.

-injury with bruising: -injury with swelling:

Led. 30C Arn. 30C

F COMPLAINT y Fainting PARTICULARS -from heat: REMEDY Puls. 30C OTHER -RESCUE REMEDY TAKEN INTERNALLY MAY HELP BRING THEM ROUND -after shock/fright -can t be roused: y Fractures [see Broken Bones] H COMPLAINT y Head Injury PARTICULARS -with swelling: REMEDY Arn. 30C OTHER -SEE ALSO: CONCUSSION Op. 30C Carb-v.30C

I COMPLAINT y Injury PARTICULARS -puncture to palms/soles: -to nerve rich areas: -puncture wounds (nail): -to muscle: -with foreign object still inside: Sil. 30C REMEDY Led. 30C Hyp. 30C Led. 30C Arn. 30C -MASSAGE WITH BIRCH-ARNICA OIL OTHER

P COMPLAINT y Pain PARTICULARS REMEDY -as if they have been beaten : Arn. 30C -following physical exertion: Arn. 30C -better for pressure/ lying on sore spot: Bry. 30C OTHER

P COMPLAINT y Puncture Wounds PARTICULARS -with a nail/sharp object: REMEDY Led. 30C OTHER KEEP LED. IN MIND IF THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF TETANUS.

S COMPLAINT y Sprains & Strains PARTICULARS -immediately after: -with bruising &/or swelling: -from a fall or twisting: - in muscles: -in tendons: -in joints: -from overexertion: -from heavy lifting: REMEDY Arn. 30C Arn. 30C Rhus-t.30C Carb-a. 30C Ruta. 30C Rhus-t. 30C Arn. 30C Calc-c.30C OTHER MASSAGE WITH BIRCH-ARNICA OIL

S COMPLAINT y Spinal Injury PARTICULARS REMEDY OTHER

-with bruised pain: Arn. 30C -with shooting pain: Hyp. 30C -nerve injury to coccyx (tail): Hyp. 30C -stiffness better with motion: Rhus-t. 30C -stiffness better for bedrest: Ruta. 30C -with fever &/or headache: Bell. 30C

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U COMPLAINT PARTICULARS y Unconsciousness (see Fainting) REMEDY OTHER

W COMPLAINT y Wounds (see cuts) PARTICULARS REMEDY OTHER

MATERIA MEDICA LIST OF REMEDIES & THEIR INDICATIONS

ACO. ACONITUM NAPELLUS ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS FROM SHOCK ...IF HEAD INJURY IS FOLLOWED BY CONVULSIONS ...IF THE ONSET OF THE COMPLAINT IS SUDDEN ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS UNBEARABLY PAINFUL ...IF THE PATIENT IS EXPERIENCING PALPITATIONS ...IF THE PATIENT DOES NOT WANT TO BE TOUCHED ...IF THE PATIENT IS ANXIOUS/FRIGHTENED/FEARFUL OF DEATH ...IF THE PATIENT IS SCREAMING WITH THE PAIN ...IF THE PATIENT IS VERY THIRSTY ...IF THE PATIENT HAS RECIEVED A BLOW THE EYE & HAS SOMETHING IN THE EYE -THIS REMEDY SHOULD BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE ONSET OF THE COMPLAINT

APIS. APIS MELLIFICA ...IF THE PAIN IS BURNING & STINGING ...IF A BURN IS MINOR BUT INFLAMED WITH REDNESS & SWELLING ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS BETTER FOR COLD APPLICATIONS ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS WORSE FOR HEAT ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS INFLAMED & SORE ...IF THE PATIENT IS TESTY & IRRITABLE

ARN. ARNICA ...IF PATIENT IS SORE, FEELS LIKE HE S BEEN BEATEN ...IF A BROKEN BONE/ FRACTURE IS CAUSING SWELLING (FOLLOW WITH SYMPH. WHEN BONE HAS BEEN SET) ...IF PATIENT DOESN T WANT TO BE TOUCHED ...IF PATIENT INSISTS HE S FINE THOUGH OBVIOUSLY IS NOT ...IF COMPLAINT IS FROM A PHYSICAL OR EMOTIONAL BLOW/TRAUMA OR A SPRAIN ...IF COMPLAINT IS BRUISED OR SWOLLEN & TENDER TO TOUCH ...IF PATIENT IS LEFT WITH BLOOD BLISTERS AFTER INJURY ...IF COMPLAINT IS FROM WHIPLASH ...IF THERE IS SWELLING TO THE HEAD FOLLOWING AN INJURY (SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IF CONCUSSION IS SUSPECTED) ...IF COMPLAINT IS A BLACK EYE FROM A BLOW (FOLLOW WITH LED. IF BRUISING IS NOT ADDRESSED BY ARN.) ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS DUE TO OVEREXERTION

ARS. ARSENICUM ALBUMEN ... IF THE PAIN IS BURNING ...IF THE PATIENT HAS DRY, CRACKED LIPS & DRY MOUTH ...IF THE PATIENT DESIRES HOT DRINKS ...IF THE PATIENT IS BETTER FOR HEAT BUT DESIRES FRESH AIR

BELL. BELLADONNA ...IF THE PATIENT HAS A FLUSHED, RED FACE, RADIATING HEAT ...IF THE PATIENT IS THIRSTY ...IF THE PATIENT IS DELIRIOUS ...IF THE PATIENT IS SENSITIVE TO LIGHT & NOISE ...IF PAINS ARE THROBBING, RADIATING HEAT ...IF THE ONSET OF THE COMPLAINT IS SUDDEN ...IF COMPLAINTS ARE FROM TAKING TOO MUCH SUN ...IF PATIENT HAS A FEVER &/ OR HEADACHE

BELL-P. BELLIS PERENNIS ...IF BRUISING HAS BEEN ADDRESSED BY ARNICA BUT A LUMP REMAINS ...IF INJURY IS TO DEEP MUSCLE TISSUE ...IF INJURY IS TO THE INTERNAL ORGANS ...IF INJURY IS RELIEVED BY COLD APPLICATIONS

BRY. BRYONIA ...IF PAIN/DISCOMFORT IS RELIEVED BY LYING ON THE PAINFUL AREA ...IF PATIENT IS LIKE A BEAR WITH A SORE HEAD , SLUGGISH

CALC-C. CALCAREUM CARBONICA ...IF PAINS ARE CRAMPING, IMPROVED BY HEAT ...IF COMPLAINTS ARE CAUSED BY HEAVY LIFTING

CALC-S. - CALCAREUM SULPHURIS ...IF WOUND IS DISCHARGING BOTH PUS & BLOOD -A SPOT OF HONEY ON A BAND-AID WILL DRAW OUT THE INFECTION

CALEN. CALENDULA ...IF CUT/LACERATION IS EXTREMELY PAINFUL ...IF A BLISTER HAS BURST -MAKE SURE WOUNDIS CLEAN BEFORE ADMINISTERING CALEN

CANTH. CANTHARIS ...IF BURN IS 2 ND OR 3RD DEGREE ...IF BURN IS IMPROVED BY COLD APPLICATIONS

CARB-A. CARBO ANIMALIS ...IF COMPLAINT WAS CAUSED BY LIFTING ...IF PATIENT IS UNABLE TO BEAR WEIGHT ON OR CARRY ANYTHING WITH INJURED PART ...IF INJURY IS TO MUSCLES OR TENDONS

CARB-V. CARBO VEGETABILIS ...IF PATIENT HAS A PALE OR BLUE-TINGED FACE ...IF THE PATIENT IS IN A VERY DEEP FAINT

CAUST. CAUSTICUM ...IF BURN IS 3RD DEGREE ...IF BURN HAS PRODUCED BLISTERS ...IF BLISTERS ARE PAINFUL & BURNING ...IF BURNS ARE EXTREMELY PAINFUL

EUPHR. EUPHRASIA ...IF THERE IS A BURNING, WATERY DISCHARGE FROM EYE(S) ...IF EYELID(S) ARE INFLAMED & SENSITIVE TO LIGHT

HEP-S. HEPAR SULPHURIS ...IF CUTS ARE INFLAMED, RED & SORE TO TOUCH ...IF PAINS ARE SPLINTERING

HYP. HYPERICUM PERFOLATUM ...IF INJURY IS TO NERVE-RICH AREA: FINGERS, TOES, LIPS, COCCYX ...IF PAINS ARE SHOOTING FROM INJURED AREA TOWARDS TORSO

LED. LEDUM PALUSTRE ...IF INJURED PART SWELLS GREATLY ...IF INJURY IS A PUNCTURE WOUND FROM A SHARP OBJECT I.E. A NAIL ...IF THE INJURED AREA IS NUMB OR VERY SENSITIVE TO TOUCH ...IF PATIENT/INJURED PART FEELS COLD BUT FEEELS BETTER FOR COLD APPLICATIONS ...IF INJURY IS TO PALMS OR SOLES

OP. OPIUM ...IF THE PATIENT S EYES ARE GLASSY & PATIENT APPEARS BEWILDERED OR DAZED ...IF THE PATIENT S FACE IS DARK RED OR HAS A BLUE TINGE ...IF THE COMPLAINT IS TRIGGERED BY FRIGHT

PHOS. PHOSPHORUS ...IF BLEEDING IS BRIGHT RED, PROFUSE ...IF BLOOD DOESN T COAGULATE READILY

PULS. PULSATILLA ...IF THE PATIENT S MOUTH IS DRY ...IF THE PATIENT HAS FAINTED FROM HEAT ...IF THE PATIENT IS BETTER FOR FRESH AIR

RHUS-T. RHUS TOXICODENDRON ...IF PAIN/STIFFNESS IS BAD ON FIRST MOVEMENT BUT THEN IMPROVES WITH CONTINUED GENTLE MOVEMENT ...IF PATIENT IS RESTLESS ... IF COMPLAINT STARTS AFTER LIFTING HEAVY OBJECT, A FALL OR TWISTING ...IF COMPLAINT IS SPRAIN DAMAGE TO LIGAMENT OR TISSUE ...IF PAIN IS IN THE JOINTS

RUTA. RUTA GRAVEOLENS ...IF PAIN IS WORSE FOR LYING ON AFFECTED PART ...IF PATIENT HAS SORE BONES ...IF INJURY IS TO TENDONS

SIL. SILICA ...IF WOUND IS INFECTED, PUS OOZING -A SPOT OF HONEY ON A BAND-AID WILL DRAW OUT THE INFECTION/FREIGN OBJECT ...IF SPLINTER/FOREIGN OBJECT IS STILL INSIDE THE WOUND ...IF COMPLAINT IS FROM FALLING FLAT ON ONE S BACK OR COCCYX ...IF THERE IS A FOREIGN OBJECT IN THE EYE

SYMPH. SYMPHYTUM ...IF THERE HAS BEEN A BLOW TO THE EYEBALL OR EYESOCKET ...IN THE CASE OF A FRACTURE/BROKEN BONE, USE ONLY AFTER BONE HAS BEEN SET BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL ...USE AFTER SWELLING HAS BEEN ADDRESSED BY ARNICA

URT-U. URTICA URENS ...IF BURN/SUNBURN IS MINOR WITH NO BLISTERS OR SWELLING ...IF PAIN IS BURNING/STINGING

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