Homeopathy First-Aid By Dr. Nicole Cain

By Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA

Homeopathic First-Aid

Disclaimer: Remember, in the case of a medical or psychological emergency always call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. This information is intended to be strictly educational and is not a substitution for any medical or psychological care.

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Concerns to be covered:

  • Blunt trauma/ Bruises / Black eyes
  • Nerve Injury
  • Puncture wounds
  • Strains and sprains
  • Stings/ bug bites
  • Burns
  • Cuts and scrapes
  • Nosebleeds
  • Bonus Material (if we have time): Flu, fever, colds, and teething.



Remedies for Your Home First Aid Kit

  • Arnica
  • Hypericum
  • Ledum
  • Ruta
  • Rhus tox
  • Bryonia
  • Symphytum
  • Urtica
  • Causticum
  • Cantharis
  • Apis
  • Arsenicum Album
  • Calendula
  • Staphisagria
  • Hamamelis
  • Millefolium
  • Belladonna
  • Chamomilla
  • Pulsatilla


Let’s get started!

Blunt Trauma/ Bruises

  • Arnica
    • Swelling
    • Bruising – black and blue
    • Sore pain – as if beaten
    • Special affinity for trauma to the head
    • Stupor but answers correctly when spoken to
    • Thinks there is nothing wrong with him
  • Hypericum
    • Crush injuries
    • Injury to finger, toes, tailbone
    • Shooting electric-like pain
    • Pain that seems greater than the appearance indicates
    • Pain goes upward
  • Ledum
    • Contusions
    • Wound feels cold and is worse if heat is applied, better from cold
    • Wounds are purple, puffy, and cold
  • Ruta
    • Injuries to ankles, wrists and hands
    • Try if Arnica fails


Strains and Sprains

  • Strain/Sprain Symptoms: difficulty bearing weight, swelling, bruising, deformity, history of ankle injuries
  • Remedies
    • Arnica
      • Swelling
      • Bruising
      • Sore pain
    • Rhus Tox
      • Pain is like a “rusty hinge”
      • Pain worst on first motion, better on continued motion
      • Pain better from hot applications
    • Ruta
      • Injuries to ankles, wrists and hands
      • (in text part, “of note, ruta can be helpful for eye strain as well)
    • Bryonia
      • Sharp pain
      • Pain worse from the slightest motion
    • Hypericum
      • Shooting electric-like pain
      • Pain that seems greater than the appearance indicates
      • Pain goes upward
    • Urtica
      • Stinging/burning pains
      • Itching eruptions – hives
      • Worse from warm
    • Symphytum
      • Tendons, bones, periosteum injuries
      • Injuries from blows or thrusts – mechanical injuries
      • Prickling pain at site of injury


Stings/ Bee stings/ Bug Bites

  • Ledum
    • Sting feels cold
    • Worse if heat is applied, better with cold
  • Apis
    • Bites with swelling, redness, and pain
    • Itching
    • Warm to the touch
    • Worse from being touched
    • Better if cold is applied
  • Arnica
    • Stings with bruising or sore pain
  • Hypericum
    • Stings on areas rich in nerves – fingers, ears, toes
    • Shooting pain
    • Pain goes upward



  • Urtica
    • Feeling of itching and burning
    • Worse from cold
  • Cantharis
    • Severe burning pain
    • Better from ice cold applications
  • Arsenicum
    • Burning pains that are soothed by heat
    • Pain makes the person restless, anxious, and chilly
  • Causticum


Cuts and Scrapes

  • Arnica
    • Scrapes accompanied by bruising
  • Hypericum
    • Cuts in areas rich in nerves – fingers, toes, nose, ears
    • Pain goes upward
  • Calendula
    • Cuts with jagged edges
    • Raw and inflamed
    • Painful as if beaten
    • Wounds that won’t heal
  • Staphysagria
    • Clean cuts (ie. with a knife or razor edge)
    • Knife-like pain in the wound
  • Ledum
    • Cold wounds where pain is increased when heat is applied, better from cold applications


Nose Bleeds/ Minor Bleeding

  • Phosphorus
    • Bleeding from any tissue without cause
    • Bright red blood that is difficult to coagulate
    • Slight wounds with excessive bleeding
    • Fearful and anxious – about health
    • Better with company
  • Hamamelis virginiana
    • Hemorrage from blunt trauma
    • Affinity for eyes and female reproductive organs
    • Blood is profuse, dark, and clotted
  • Millefolium
    • Hemorrhage from trauma or straining/over-exertion
    • Profuse, painless, bright red blood
    • Oozing from the edges of closed wounds
    • No anxiety

Bonus Material

A Case of the Flu

Little Suzy was playing out in the snow yesterday afternoon, and then suddenly today she spiked a fever of 102. Though she is staying safely hydrated and your pediatrician said that we should watch and wait, you want to do more for Suzy. You notice her face is bright red, her head is hot, and cheeks flushed. She is restless and is complaining that she feels her “heartbeat” in her head. She is extremely sensitive to noise, light, and odors. You notice that even though she is hot, she is not sweaty at all. You give her 2 pellets of homeopathic _________________ 30C and she starts to feel better within 15 minutes.


Symptoms of ___________________ include:

  • Throbbing headaches
  • Red discoloration of the face.
  • Sudden onset
  • Ailments from cold exposure
  • Sensitivity to noise, light, and odors
  • Extremely hot but bone dry, no sweating
  • Often worse at and after 3 pm
  • Desires lemons and lemonade


A Case of Teething

Matty is teething and you want to try something other than pain killers to soothe him. With teething, he is very irritable and weepy. You notice that one side of his face is red while the other is pale. He screams for his sippy cup but when offered to him, he throws it and screams more. You try to pick him up to console him but he arches his back and cries more violently. The only thing that helps is if you bounce him vigorously. You remember this class today and give him homeopathic _____________30C and he feels better within 15 minutes. The improvement lasts about an hour at a time so you give him two little pellets each hour until the symptoms disappear.


Symptoms of ______________________ include:

  • Very common teething remedy
  • Capriciousness
  • Arching of the back
  • Green slimy stool
  • The person is often hot and thirsty
  • Restlessness
  • One cheek pale and the other cheek red


A Case of The Common Cold

Mandy has a nasty cold and you kept her home from school today. She has all of the typical cold symptoms: Sore throat, congestion, low-grade fever, and fatigue. She is constantly blowing her nose and thick yellow mucus fills the tissue. In the morning she has yellow sleep on her eyelashes and her eyes are red and irritated. She is also more clingy and weepy and cries whenever she is left alone. She spends most of the day on the couch with the windows open allowing fresh air to enter the room. She feels much worse in a hot stuffy room. When she takes naps you notice that she sleeps with her arms over her head. You give Mandy 2 pellets of homeopathic _______________ 30C every 30 minutes, and within 3 hours she is feeling 30% better.


Symptoms of _______________________ include:

  • Worse in hot stuffy room
  • Better in the open air
  • Can be chilly or warm
  • Thick yellow or green mucus discharge
  • Yellow crust or discharge at eyes
  • Sleeping with arms overhead
  • Thirstless
  • Weepy and clingy
  • Better with consolation


This article is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Whenever considering changing your protocol whether it includes a change of medications, supplements, diet or lifestyle, always speak with your primary care physician first.

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