Tetanus is frightening; and it has been hard to explain people around why I choose to not vaccinate our children against it.
There is actually a lot you can do in the emergency when bitten or you have a rusty nail up your foot;
Tetanus shot alternative; first of all have remedies like
Hypericum and Ledum Palustre; homeopathic remedies for punctured wounds that dont bleed. (the bleeding cleanses the wound)
The Tetanus toxin is neutralized of vit C; big doses are used.
Whenever a wound like this; clean with Iodine, then take big doses of vit C for the next days.
Other options are Colloidal Silver and H202
Take Hypericum or Ledum (read on the net which symptom fit)
The toxin from the bacteria only develop if no circulation; as when the wound is developing matter and close; it is a non aerobic bacteria; only stay alive if no oxygen present
Mostly elder people get this in the developed countries.
It is very hard to get tetanus; your would typically inject the bacteria or soil in a wound then close the whole thing for a few days + have a low circulation or and a low immunity in general.
(The Crown princess of Norway have just got her Tetanus shot, as she was bitten by their dog yesterday.
I bet she will be plagued with health issues the next years; but of course no one will connect it to the shot.)
But they made one mistake with this. All patients got 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. They did not ADJUST UPWARDS the dose of vitamin C for the bigger body weight. Had they done that, the results might have been different. They did another study looking at the use of B 6, pyrodoxine and found that that also reduced both severity an mortality.
Think on that. Tetanus is a toxin-mediated disease, rather like diphtheria. It is determined by nutritional status, and immune function more than anything else..."
Tetanus. As preventative Tet tox 1M. Ledum 30 and/or Hypericum 30 at the
time of injury. The most important thing you can do to prevent tetanus is
to clean the wound, which means that any foreign bodies must be removed. If
you cannot revove it, medical assistance must must be consulted, so that the
foreign body is revoved. Use hydrogen peroxide to clean the wound and then
apply Tea Tree Oil.
It is important to compare World War 1 with World War 2 as far as tetanus
goes. WW1 had many cases of tetanus and was related to the conditions encountered.
Trench warfare led to wounds being kept dirty. In contrast, even
though tetanus vaccine were given, WW2 had a completely different philosophy
on wound treatment. Wounds were cleaned out as soon as possible and this was
the main reason for the great reduction in cases of tetanus.
Certain herbal remedies may offer relief from symptoms.
bullet Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an anti-inflammatory that enhances use of bromelain. Use dried extract 250 to 500 mg three times a day.
bullet Gotu kola (Centella asiatica) promotes connective tissue repair supports normal wound healing and prevents a scar from growing larger. Use standardized extract 60 mg one to two times daily or 60 drops of tincture three to four times per day. It may also be applied topically to burns to minimize skin shrinking. Note that gotu kola can cause sleeplessness and anxiety in some people. Reduce the dose if this happens.
bullet Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) used together protect against infection. Use equal parts tincture 30 to 60 drops three to four times a day.
bullet Powders of goldenseal comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and marshmallow root (Althea officinalis) enhance healing and minimize infection. Apply to the skin surface. Washes or compresses of cooled tea containing these herbs may also be used.
bullet St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) oil helps prevent postsurgical adhesions and may relieve nerve pain. Apply to the skin.
bullet Aloe vera gel provides excellent pain relief and speeds healing. Apply to burns and wounds.
bullet Marigold (Calendula officinalis) and plantain (Plantago major) aid in healing. Can be used on the skin as salves or creams. These herbs should only be used on incisions or "clean" wounds. Due to their fast action they could keep an infection from healing.
bullet Granulated or confectioner's Sugar applied to the skin can help heal skin ulcers such as those caused by diabetes or bed sores.
Herbs are generally available as dried extracts (pills capsules or tablets) teas or tinctures (alcohol extraction unless otherwise noted). Dose for teas is 1 heaping tsp./cup water steeped for 10 minutes (roots need 20 minutes).
Some of the most common acute remedies for wounds are listed below.
bullet Arnica for bruised feeling and grief and/or shock from trauma
bullet Staphysagria for pain from lacerations or surgical incisions
bullet Symphytum for wounds which penetrate to and involve bone
bullet Ledum for puncture wounds
bullet Urtica for burns
bullet Hypericum for injuries and trauma to nerves
bullet Keloid gel (Wala) for keloids
Acute dose is three to five pellets of 12X to 30C every one to four hours until symptoms are relieved.