Infectious organisms can become established and flourish only on suitable homotoxic terrain. On the other hand, numerous potentially pathogenic micro-organisms exist as saprophytes frequently in close symbiosis with the human organism (oral cavity, intestine, etc.). The organism frequently makes use of pathogenic bacteria as auxiliary
factors in decomposing and eliminating homotoxic material through the reaction phase. In the case of serious homotoxic strain it can, however, certainly be indicated for the purpose of avoiding fulminating sepsis, that penicillin and other antibiotics should be administered. This should apply only to exceptional cases, however, particularly as most infectious diseases respond to biotherapeutics and antihomotoxic agents (usually, also, in a considerably shorter time), ending in a complete cure, i.e., in the course of the infectious reaction phases, the homotoxic material is detoxicated and eliminated (pus, mucus, etc.)
For general therapy, the following are suitable:
Belladonna-Homaccord every hour to two hours, 8-10 drops, later 3-4 times daily. Arnica-Heel for imminent sepsis and exhaustion.
Mercurius-Heel S for suppurative inflammation, furuncles, angina. Gripp-Heel for influenza and catarrh caused by chill.
Aconitum-Homaccord for influenza and catarrh caused by chills. Angin-Heel S for angina diphtheritic.
Traumeel S for suppurative inflammation and abscess formation. Engystol N for virus diseases.
Hepeel to strengthen the detoxicating hepatic function.
Bryaconeel (fever), Nux vomica-Homaccord (gastric influenza), Veratrum-Homaccord and Diarrheel S (enteritis), etc.
Echinacea compositum (forte) S (ampoules) to stimulate the defensive mechanisms, Tonsilla compositum for completely depressed bodily defences.
See under the individual indications.