A homeopathic remedy for localised infections of a festering nature e.g. boils & abscesses, whitlows, deep-seated acne pustules (note: acne might get worse before it gets better).
It helps to bring to a head any morbid matter such as pus and to localise the infection,preventing spread to other tissue.
Silica, known as ‘the homeopathic surgeon’ can help to push splinters out of the body.
One dose is 3-5 pillules sucked under the tongue in a clean mouth, this applies to adults, children and animals alike.
In acute conditions: dose every hour for 3 doses then every 2 hours for 3 doses. Thereafter dose 3-4 times daily until the boil has resolved or come to a head and if necessary can be lanced.
For leg ulcers: dose 3-4 times daily for 5 days. Thereafter if required, dose once daily for 2 weeks.
If there is a positive response and further treatment is indicated, dose once daily for a further 2-4 weeks.
However, if the condition is not responding, consult your homeopath or health practitioner.
Note this is an exceptional case where one would dose longer than the recommended 3-5 days.
See Dosing Guidelines for further details.
Other than for leg ulcers as stated above, do not dose continuously for longer than 3-5 days. If further treatment is required, consult a homeopath or health practitioner. If any new symptoms develop that were not present initially, stop the remedy and consult a homeopath.
Do not press or squeeze boils and be careful with boils on the face. Boils that don’t come to a head may need lancing.
If boils present with a high fever or there is a red line running from the boil to a lymph gland, consult a medical doctor or homeopath.