Ascites(Dropsy of abdomen)

Ascites is a watery effusion in the cavity of the peritonium,which causes much swelling of the abdomen.The symptoms are often in the form of fever,restlessness at night,faulty digestion,foul smell from the mouth,nausea or vomiting,constipation,scanty,high coloured urine,pain lower back and liver region.The ailments is due to complication of other ailments like rheumatism,anasarca,heart or liver disorders,albuminuria,menstrual disorders,etc.

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
When the disease is outcome of excitability;urine dark and scanty;stools loose - like jelly Helleborous 30 or 200 4 hourly
Debility,prostration and restlessness;thirst unquenchable,sips little water frequently Arsenic alb 30 or 200 4 hourly
Ascites due to loss of vital fluids;short and dry cough with or without expectoration;paleness of skin;chilliness;small,febble and slow pulse China off.6 or 30 4 hourly
Pain and disagreeable sensation are experienced in the region of kidneys Zincum met.6 or 30 4 hourly
Ascites after eruptive fever with loss of thirst and scanty urine.Skin pale,transparent and puffy.Worse by heat and better by cold Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Dropsy due to chronic albuminuria or liver disorders etc.or due to faulty nutrition Lac defloratum 30 or 200 6 hourly
Due to urinary complaints;brick-dust sediments in urine;retention of urine Thlaspi bur-p.Q 4 hourly,5 - 10 drops
With great thirst but scanty urination.Complaints after long continued fevers like typhoid,etc.Cold and cold drinks aggravate Apocynum can.Q 4 hourly,5-10 drops
Patient cannot tolerate even the touch of clothings on the abdomen;lies on back lifting clothes from the abdomen Lachesis 30 or 200 3 hourly(6)

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