Dengue Fever Symptoms, Homeopathic Treatment
Dengue fever is said to be a new type of fever whereas actually it is not so. Dr. William Boericke's "Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica and Repertory" whose preface was written by Dr. William Boericke himself in San Francisco in June 1927 mentions of Dengue Fever. On page 924 of this pocket manual, Dr. William Boericke has listed twelve (12) medicines for Dengue Fever, which clearly indicates that this type of fever was known to homeopathic doctors even in 1927. The medicines he has listed are Aconitum Napellus, Arsenicum Album, Belladonna, Bryonia Alba, Cantharis, Cinchona Officinalis, Eupatorium Perfoliatum, Gelsemium, Ipecacuanha, Nux Vomica, Rhus Toxicodendron and Rhus Venenata. As is customary, he has written abbreviated names of the medicines but I have written full names for convenience of the readers.
Cause and Symptoms of Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is caused by virus transmitted by a particular type of mosquito. It is a clean water mosquito, black in color with white spots on it and usually stings during the day. Common symptoms are high fever, headache, fever, severe weakness, severe muscle and joint pain. In some cases it may also cause rash on the body. As the disease progresses, platelet count starts dropping. After a certain level, hemorrhage starts, which might bleed the patient to death.
Preventive Measures and Precautions
- Do not let the water pound in and around your house, not even in the lawns and flower pots.
- Keep all water containers covered.
- Wear full sleeve shirts and also use socks.
- Anti-mosquito spray to kill the mosquitoes at dawn and sunset time.
- Keep the doors and windows closed if you live in the epidemic area.
Treatment of Dengue Fever
As soon as you feel any of the symptoms written above, have yourself medically checked but remember that every type of fever is not dengue fever. If dengue infection is detected, immediately go for treatment. Remember that a badly or untreated case of Dengue can be fatal.
Homeopathic treatment is quite effective not only for Dengue fever but also for all other types of fevers. Homeopathic medicines listed above are used according to symptoms. If the disease has already advanced and hemorrhagic state has set in, there are many homeopathic medicines to stop the hemorrhage, which must be chosen according to symptoms of the individual. Using the same medicine in every case may not be a wise option and might result in failure of the treatment.
In addition to the regular treatment, using fresh apple juice with few drops of fresh lemon can help. There are several other dietary items that can be of help, which your doctor should advise according to the stage of the disease and needs of your body.
If you are infected with Dengue, consider homeopathic treatment.