Neuritis literally means inflammation of a nerve. Neuritis is not a disease but a symptom of some other condition such as a herniated disk. Herpes zoster or diabetes mellitus. Neuritis affects the nerves of the peripheral nervous system, because most peripheral nerves are both sensory and motor. Neuritis can cause weakness or paralysis and can be painful. The pain associated with neuritis is called neuralgia. Generalized neuritis affecting several nerves can be due to nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, chemical poisoning, allergies, and viral or bacterial infections. Usually the symptoms of neuritis subside when the cause is resolved.
Sometimes neuritis affects a specific nerve. Pain or partial paralysis along the course of the affected nerve could be the result of disease or pressure on or injury to the nerve.
Homeopathic treatment of neuritis
Hypericum – a very useful reedy in injuries to the coccyx during labor. Ascending neuritis after a fracture or any form of traumatic neuritis; injuries to the nerves and parts rich in nerves, as the ends of the fingers and toes, or in open wounds that are exceedingly painful, it is eminently suited. Great nervous depression and loss of blood from lacerated wounds.
Arsenic album – it is a powerful remedy in neuritis and its best field seems to be in multiple neuritis of a severe type, with the characteristic symptoms of burning worse at night and relief by heat. It will suit specially the broken down constitutions, anaemic conditions and irritability so often accompaniments of multiple neuritis.
Plumbum Met –great drug for sclerotic condition; localized neuralgic pains, neuritis. Lead paralysis id chiefly of extensors.
Belladonna – sciatica due to inflammatory neuritis, worse from touch. Motion, jar, better from rest, sitting erect and warmth; with rush of blood and face.
Other important medicines for neuritis
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat neuralgia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat neuralgia that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of neuralgia:
Aconite, Coffea, Phosphorous, Pulsatilla, Nux Vomica, Natrum Mur, Ledum Pal, kalmia, Lac Can, Iodum, Rhus Tox, Sulphur, Stramonium, Zincum Met, kali Iod, Ipecauc, Cactus, Hepar Sulph, Causticum, Antim Crud and many other medicines.