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Chickenpox - Prevention after exposure.


Our 4 month old baby who is 5.5kg was in close proximity (not touching) to another child aobut 48hrs ago. Since then the mother has called us as her child has just been diagnosed with chickenpox, and her doctor recommened she tell those who may have been in contact with her child over the past few days as he would have been contagous at that point in time.
I spoke with our homeopath who indicated that if we were worried that he may have been exposed to the virus, that we could give our son Rhus Tox 200c, 1 tablet twice per week for 3 weeks in total.
She believes this can assist with preventing our child from getting the virus if he was exposed. Initially they said 2 tablets twice per week, then said 1.
Questions - Would you agree with dispensing Rhus Tox 200c for this purpose? Is dose fine? Are there any potential negative side effects we could be introducing or will this be totally safe? As we don't know if he has the virus or not, we don't want to give him something which could be negative. I don't want to give him chickpox or anything else indirectly (as silly as that may sound)...

Thank you - Andrew
  Wookiee on 2008-12-19
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I'd agree with the remedy but I'd prefer the dosage restricted to 2 weeks instead of 3. Yes many homeopathic physicians do suggest this remedy for prevention when people have been exposed to the infection. These remedies are generally safe except for miniscule cases where sensitivity may be too high. To prevent unnecessary side-effects for such people doses should be kept to minimum or done according to homeopath's directions.
maheeru last decade

variolinum is best for prevention and cure.
isha_dr last decade

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