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Belladonna

Primary use: Belladonna affects the vascular and nervous system and many of the symptoms are associated with hyperthermia (high fever) The dog might have dilated pupils, a kind of wild look in the eye and a huge bounding pulse, so great that you could almost see the heart beating in the chest.  It is very useful in cases of heatstroke and fevers.

The characteristics that point to Belladonna are the rapid onset of the symptoms and the great intensity of the symptoms. If the animal is in pain the pains will be throbbing.  Because of the intensity of the symptoms the dog can become agitated, restless, and even aggressive.  If the fever is great they will then become comatose.  The symptoms can get worse around 3 pm and the heat of the sun also makes the dog feel worse.  The dog can have a dry mouth and little thirst

When Belladonna is needed in the case of inflammation the area will always be hot to the touch and very red.  This can apply to ear infections, swollen glands, mastitis, or hot spots and other red inflamed skin conditions.  Conditions that require Belladonna are more often seen on the right side of the body.

General indications or modalities:

✦  Symptoms intense, violent and come on suddenly

✦ Restlessness, agitation, dilated pupils, racing pulse

✦ Conditions often worse on the right side

✦  Worse from the sun or from a cold draft

✦  Worse from touch, motions, being jarred, bright light

✦  Better from sitting erect or standing in a warm room

 

Conditions that respond to Belladonna:

Fevers, heatstroke, seizures, ear infections and conjunctivitis (particularly on the right side) mastitis in nursing dogs, hot spots.  Also cerebral hemorrhage and canine stroke syndrome.

Dosage: Because of the intensity of the symptoms requiring Belladonna the remedy can be repeated frequently.  In the case of heatstroke repeat every five minutes until the dog appears stable.  For mastitis and infections give the remedy three times a day.  Stop when you see improvement and do not repeat again until symptoms recur.

 

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