Haemorrhoids or Piles.-
Ham. 1-3, 4h. Bleeding piles with open or loose bowels; locally, a lotion of Ham. q, thirty drops to the half-pint of water, with which the part should be bathed night and morning; and at night a piece of lint dipped in this lotion may be placed on the tumour, or just inside the orifice.
Verbascum ointment (Verbascum Q, zi., Vaseline or Unguent. Cetac. zzi.). For irritation from piles. Another useful local measure is the insertion at bedtime of a suppository containing, Hamamelin gr. ¼ .
Nux V. 3, 8h. Blind piles in persons of sedentary life, spare, of costive habits.
Sulph. 3, 8h. Bleeding piles, costiveness, sinking at the stomach, especially in the forenoon; flushing; fainty spells; heat of the head with cold feet; irritable skin; < at night on getting warm in bed, and from washing.
Thuja. 1-30, 4h. In sycotic subjects; swollen haemorrhoids, pain < sitting or walking; pressing, itching and burning in haemorrhoids; moisture at anus.
Mere. Viv. 3, gr. viii.-12, 4h. Protruding haemorrhoids, discharge of bloody mucus from anus; (follows well after Thuja)
Nit. Ac. 5-30, 4h. Burning, itching at anus, excoriation; cutting pain after stool, protruding haemorrhoids, constipation, fissure.
Phos. 6, 4h. Protrusion and ready bleeding of haemorrhoids, constipation; moisture about anus, fissure; cramp and contraction of rectum.
Aesch. Hip. 3x, 4h. Where there is much uneasiness in the parts, pain in the back, constipation, prolapse of rectum, generally absence of bleeding symptoms < by walking; piles associated with throat symptoms.
Caust. 5-30, 8h. Hard piles extremely painful when touched, when walking, standing or sitting; > after a stool; piles impeding stool; itching, stitching, moist, stinging and burning; < when thinking of them; < by touch; < when exerting voice,
Am. Carb. 5, 4h. Haemorrhoids protruding before, during and after stool; burning and itching in anus; < during menses.
Mur. Ac. 3x, 4h. Great sensitiveness of the anus, itching, weakness of the sphincter and tendency to prolapse.
Aloe 1, 4h. Heat, rawness, soreness, loose motions, prolapse, bleeding; piles protrude like a bunch of grapes; constipation, or feeling of insecurity of bowels.
Amm. Mur. 3x, 4h. Piles with burning and stinging in rectum; sore and smarting; mucous discharge; constipation.
Caps. 3, 4h. Piles burning as if pepper sprinkled on; tenesmus of rectum and bladder; tenacious mucus mixed with black blood; cutting colic before stool; tenesmus cutting and twisting during stool; after stool tenesmus, burning, thirst, drinking causing shuddering, drawing pains in the back; piles swollen, itching, throbbing; soreness in anus; bleeding or blue; with mucous discharge; with bloody mucous stools; with drawing pain in small of back and cutting in abdomen.
Carb. a. 6, 4h. Piles bum and sting.
Ant. C. 6, 4h. Haemorrhoids burning, tingling; itching and fissures in anus.
Carb. V. 6, 4h. Soreness, itching, moisture; piles protrude, blue suppurating and offensive; with burning; stitches in rectum.
Ignat. 3, 4h. Blind piles with pressure and soreness in anus and rectum; painful while sitting and standing, less while walking, though renewed and worse after taking the fresh air; prolapse of rectum from moderate exertion after stool; sharp burning pain in rectum.
Collin. Ix-3, 4h. Piles with constipation from inertia of the rectum, especially when connected with uterine disorders or pregnancy, piles bleed, but only with great pressure.
Puls. 3, 4h. In blonde persons of the feminine type, bowels open or loose; mucous discharge.
Hyperic. Ix, 4h. Piles with much pain, bleeding and soreness; burning, biting and dryness in rectum (when persons who have piles take pneumonia)
Fluor. Ac. 3, gtt. ii. 6h. After all acute symptoms are passed, and only an insensitive swelling remains behind; external piles.
[Patients should sit on wooden or cane-bottomed chairs.] See also Constipation.