Homeopathic treatment can be very effective for the treatment of mastitis. The following are the most frequently indicated remedies for this condition:
Bryonia: Also a frequently indicated remedy for mastitis. The breast pain is worse after any kind of movement.
Belladonna: Mastitis with sudden onset, high fever and throbbing pain.
Lac Caninum: The breasts are so sensitive that even the touch of clothing against the breasts is excruciatingly painful
Hepar Sulphuris: The breast is extremely painful and worse if exposed to the least draft.
Silica: The breasts have painful cracks in the nipples. A major remedy for women with inverted nipples.
Dosage: Use a 30C potency (strength) of the indicated homeopathic remedy 2-3 times per day. After 24 hours, choose another remedy if there is no improvement. If the condition worsens, consult a health professional.
External Measures: Also the topical application of calendula cream will help unblock the milk ducts and heal the breast tissue.
By Sonya McLeod
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