TRAVEL FIRST AID REMEDIES
ACONITUM NAPELLUS – ACON
For sudden onset of high fever, accompanied by a state of nervousness and anxiety. Fear of flying.
- Location and Nature. – Circulation and bodily temperature and nervous system inducing a feverish, nervous restlessness, generally high temperature, also shivering chilliness.
- Objective. – Red, hot, shining swelling of skin; miliary rash; pulse, strong full, hard, over 100; burning, unquenchable thirst; dry, hoarse loud enough; dry, hot skin, rarely moist; anxious, vivid dreams, waking with a start.
- Causation. – Dry cold; fear, with indignation; anger; fright; chagrin; suppressed perspiration.
- General Characteristic. – Agonized tossing about; feverish nervous restlessness; fear of death; great anxiety of mind, or timidity.
- Aggravation. – Evening and night; warm room.
- Amelioration. – Open air.
BELLADONNA – BELL
For high fever, sudden onset, red flushed face, confused state. Sunstroke.
- Location and Nature. – (illusions, hallucinations, mania, stupor, insomnia; senses intensely acute; throbbing headache; convulsions, iris dilated); (skin intensely red, hot, smooth, shining); (hard, full, bounding pulse; throbbing carotids; red face; high temperature).
- Objective. – Eyes protruding, sparkling, staring look; tongue dry, hot, red, cracked white center with red edges; retention of urine; voice husky and hoarse, dry, spasmodic cough; convulsions; high fever;
- General Characteristic. – Pains come and go suddenly; over – excitability of all senses; sudden appearance and disappearance of symptoms;
- Aggravation. After 3 PM and again after midnight.
- Amelioration. – Wrapped up in a warm room. Resting head.
ALLIUM CEPA – ALL-C
- Location and Nature. – Conjunctiva and respiratory mucous membrane, causing marked irritation like acute catarrh (copious watery acrid discharge from nose and eyes, with constant sneezing, especially on coming into warm room; hacking cough from inhaling cold air; violent catarrhal laryngitis; the hoarse cough seems to split and tear the larynx);
- Objective. – Excessive lachrymation with redness of eyeball; copious acrid coryza; constant sneezing; hacking cough; catarrhal hoarseness;
- Aggravation. – Evening and warm room;
- Amelioration. – Open air;
APIS MELLIFICA – APIS
For bug bites that cause redness,swelling, stinging or burning pain that are better cold applications.
- Location and Nature. – Swelling of both skin and mucous membranes; eruption on skin like urticaria (with stinging, burning pain); mucous membranes, irritation and mild inflammation (burning and stinging pain).
- Objective. – Urticaria like bee stings, or stings from other insects, with intolerable itching at night; nettle rash; large, elevated, white wales; carbuncles with burning stinging pains; eyelids much swollen, red; swelling of face; ulcers on tonsils and palate, breathing and swallowing difficult; legs and feet waxy pale and oedematous; skin unusually white, almost transparent; urine scanty, milky.
- General Characteristic. – Burning stinging pains like bee stings occurring occasionally; sopor interrupted by piercing shrieks; great desire to sleep, extreme sleepiness;
- Aggravation. – Warmth.
- Amelioration. – Cold water.
ARNICA MONTANA – ARN
For injuries; post-surgery; shock of accidents, even when no apparent injury.
- Location and Nature. – Muscular and cellular tissues and tendons, causing conditions similar to results of injuries. A bruised, sore feeling in affected part.
- Causal. – Mechanical trauma, injuries, blows, falls, strains, contusions.
- General Characteristic. – Bruised, sore, wants to lie down, but bed too hard; wishes not to be attended to.
- Aggravation. – Rest.
- Amelioration. – Gentle motion.
ARSENICUM ALBUM (METAL ALBUM) – ARS
For food poisoning, persistent diarrhea with weakness and chills, plus nausea and/or vomiting.
- Nature. – Great anxiety in mental or physical sphere.
- Objective. – Face pale, expressive of agony; evacuations excoriate anus; rapid emaciation; great dyspnoea, asthmatic; pulse quick, weak, small, and irregular; parchment – like dryness of skin; convulsions.
- Causal. – Poisoning by decayed or morbid food and water.
- General Characteristic. – Great fear and anguish; nervous restlessness; sudden sinking of strength; pains, burning (especially in inner organs) faint, anxious and weak early in morning.
- Aggravation. – Night, especially after midnight; cold drinks; cold in general;
- Amelioration. – Warmth; lying with head high; fresh air to head.
BRYONIA ALBA – BRY
Pains. Any pain that is worse for the slightest motion. Appendicitis
- Location and Nature. – Irritated lungs, (sharp, stitching pains; dry concussive cough; cannot bear to move nor take a deep breath); muscles and joints, rheumatic inflammation (sharp stitching pains); digestive (pressure in stomach after eating, as from a stone; desire for large quantities of water).
- Objective. – Slight jaundice; rash over whole body; tongue, thickly coated white; great dryness of mouth, lips and tongue; large, hard, dry stool; urine dark colored; joints red, swollen and stiff; red.
- Causal. – Warm weather after cold days; sour bread and beer; exposure to heat of fire.
- General Characteristic. – Inclined to anger; nausea on sitting up; strength seems to disappear on making least exertion; frontal pressive headache and more severely in occiput.
- Aggravation. – Motion; warm room.
- Amelioration. – Rest; cool air.
CANTHARIS – CANTH
For cystitis, bladder infections, burns and sunburns. Jelly fish stings
- Location and Nature. – Mucous membranes, especially of urinary tract, causing violent (constant urging to urinate, violent cutting, burning in bladder, at neck of bladder, and in urethra, before, during and after urination); skin (burns of any type).
- General Characteristic. – Anxious restlessness, rage; furious almost frenzied delirium; convulsions, with over sensitiveness of all parts;
CARBO VEGETABILIS – CARB-V
Indigestion, gas, heartburn, faintness.
- Objective. – Violent, almost constant eructations; abdomen greatly distended with gas, relieved by passing gas up or down; much offensive flatus; pulse intermittent, thready; lies as if dead; cold surface, especially below knees to feet; cold sweat in face; breath cool;
- Causal. – Putrid meat or fish or rancid fats; exhausting diseases.
- General Characteristic. – Vital forces nearly exhausted; contractive cramp extending into chest, with distention of abdomen.
- Aggravation. – Warm, damp weather; at noon.
CHAMOMILLA – CHAM
Temperemental children. Teething children; nervous, excitable persons. Very sensitive to PAIN.
- 1. Location and Nature. – Irritable, impatient mood; peevish, whining restlessness; slight pain intolerable.
- 2. Objective. – One cheek red, the other pale; child wants things, but refuses when offered them; sour vomiting; lips crack and peel; dry or wheezing, rattling cough; green watery, hot stool, smelling like rotten eggs; child makes itself stiff and bends backwards;
- 3. Causal. – Anger; teething.
- 4. General Characteristic. – Excessive sensitiveness to pain; irritable, peevish; child cries, quiet only when carried.
- 5. Aggravation. – Anger; lying down.
- 6. Amelioration. – Motion.
COCCULUS INDICUS – COCC
Jet-lag and motion sickness
- Objective. – Dizziness and confusion unusual nausea and inclination to vomit while driving, flying or sailing 3. Objective. – Great distention of abdomen;
- Causal. – Motion of carriage, swing, or ship.
- Aggravation. – Any exertion; after sleep; cold air.
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS – EUPHR
Inflammation particularly of the eye and lids, catarrhal, mucus, which obscures vision, causing frequent closing and pressing of eyelids together; redness, burning and swelling of margins of lids; burning biting tearing.
- Objective. – Redness and swelling of margins of eyelids; profuse lachrymation, and coryza and hawking of mucus; frequent blinking, shutting eyelids tight together.
- Aggravation. – Evening; in – doors;.
- Amelioration. – Out – doors; after eating.
GLONOINE – GLON
Number 1 remedy for sunstroke
- Flush, congestion, surging of blood (to head).
- Bursting headache, throbbing: worse jar, heat, sun, motion.
- During headache wants pressure – holds head.
- Headache better bending head backwards.
- Averse hats (anything on head).
- Glowing red face.
- Burning between shoulders.
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM – HYPER
Injuries to nerves; pain of nerves; shooting pains, extending pains.
- Fingers in car door, stubbed toe, cracked tooth and inuries to spine.
IPECAC – IP
Nausea and vomiting, there is no amelioration and often a general aggravation from vomiting.
- asthma (or asthmatic bronchitis).
LEDUM PALUSTRE – LED
Puncture wounds, splinters, thorns, scrapes to bare feet
NUX VOMICA – NUX-V
Indigestion from overeating/drinking, irritability, chilliness, constipation. Overly sensitive to: cold, noise.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON – RHUS-T
Sprains, stiffness from walking. Muscle and joint pains are better moving.
- Skin rash, red itching better for bathing in hot water.