Abscess

An abscess is a localized infection with a collection of pus in any part of the body, including the gums, externally or internally. A boil is an abscess. Pus is composed of dead tissue, living and dead bacteria, and white blood cells. The body responds to the bacteria by increasing blood flow to the area that results in redness and swelling as white blood cells from the bloodstream travel to the infection and engulf the bacteria. An abscess may be caused by lowered resistance to infection, bacterial contamination, or injury.

As a result of the large numbers of bacteria entering the bloodstream, symptoms of abscess may include fever, chills, vomiting, muscle aches, and headache. Recurrent abscess formation can indicate chronic conditions such as diabetes or kidney malfunction.

Antibiotics may be used to treat the infection and if conditions are severe, surgery is required to drain the pus. Antibiotics destroy intestinal flora so supplemental B complex and acidophilus

may be necessary. Alternating hot and cold compresses can have a soothing affect and hasten natural discharge of the pus. Increase fluid intake.

Nutrients

Vitamin A—25,000 to 50,000 IU, also apply topically.

Carotenoid complex.

Vitamin B complex—if antibiotics are taken.

Vitamin C—250 mg four times a day.

Bioflavonoids—work synergistically with vitamin C.

Vitamin E—400 IU with mixed tocopherols. Zinc—oxide, apply topically.

Foods

Fresh fruits Fresh vegetables Berries Whole grains Garlic

Raw honey—also apply topically, has antibacterial properties and heals wounds.

Juices

Fruits

Vegetables

Beet

Carrot

Celery

Cucumber

Spinach

Wheat grass

Herbal therapy

Tea tree oil—apply topically, contains the powerful antiseptic compound terpinen-4-ol. Clove oil—an antiseptic and pain killer, dilute with vegetable oil. Calendula—compress or cream, reduces inflammation and heals wounds. Comfrey—cream, compress, or poultice, contains allantoin which heals wounds.

Goldenseal—tea and poultice, has antibacterial properties.

Echinacea—tea or tincture, for support of immune system.

Homeopathy

Take remedy according to symptoms:

Arsenicum album

Belladonna

Bryonia

Calendula

Echinacea angustifolia Hepar sulphuris calcareum Mercurius solubilis Silicea

Tarentula cubensis

Aromatherapy

Lavender

Bergamot, chamomile, or lavender—hot compress.

Ayurvedic medicine

Kalanchoe

Chinese medicine

Consult a qualified practitioner.

Bodywork

Reflexology

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