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This Covid-19 Wave is different.

During last year, the most common symptoms were :

Fever, which was not too high, and often lasted for 2-4 days in most cases. Only in few cases, it was protracted.
Dry mouth, with increased thirst.
Bodyache

Loss of taste and smell

Dry cough

The current wave of Covid-19 seems different with the following symptoms:

Fever, which is usually high, often protracted, and with chills
Dry mouth but less thirst

Headache (more common than the last wave)
Conjunctivitis

Irritation in the throat. It feels more like a sore throat.
Productive cough

Hearing issues like tinnitus and hearing loss
Many other symptoms fluctuate in frequency and intensity. These include

diarrhoea and cramps

discolouration of toes and fingers

dizziness

nausea and vomiting

Aphthae etc.

On repertorisation these symptoms and based on early clinical experience, I believe the remedies that will prove most useful for the current wave are –

Belladonna and Hepar sulphuris.

I believe Belladonna will help in most cases with high fever and early symptoms. Hepar sulph will help (if the symptoms match of course) when the productive cough sets in.

Let us look at when and how to prescribe these remedies, with a few other remedies to consider.

Belladonna

The suddenness is one of the main characteristics of Belladonna. Everything comes in paroxysms with suddenness and goes with equal suddenness. But while it lasts, there seems to be a very intense and life-threatening situation.

Decreased mucus production in the nose and throat; consequent dry, sore throat, dry mouth.

Stopping of sweating; consequent decreased epidermal thermal dissipation leading to warm, blotchy, or red skin.
Increased body temperature

Pupil dilation; consequent sensitivity to bright light (photophobia)
Increased heart rate

Tendency to be easily startled

In Belladonna headaches, there is intense heat of the head with redness of the face.

Belladonna fevers are sudden, high grade, inflammatory and intermittent associated with heat of head and coldness of extremities or heat of head and coldness of back. There is heat and marked redness of the face, dryness of skin, dryness of the mouth with thirstlessness.

headache and pains are often throbbing and shooting in nature.
Desire for lemon or lemonade.

Discharges of Belladonna are usually hot like urine, menstrual discharge etc.

Worse- from all stimuli like light, noise, jar, motion etc.


Hepar sulphuris

Sensation of a plug or a fishbone or a splinter or rawness in throat. Stitches in throat extending to ear when swallowing; on turning the head. Hawking up of mucus. Pressive and constrictive sensation in throat.

Cough: dry, hoarse cough; excited whenever any part of the body gets cold or uncovered, or from eating (or drinking) anything cold; crying, talking, walking. Croup and loose, choking; barking, < cold drinks or in morning; hacking as from a feather.

Expectoration: Weakness and much rattling in the chest; can’t expectorate; tightens up in cold air; thick, yellow.
Sensitivity, pain, redness and tickling in larynx indicate Hepar.
Mentally Hep. patients are difficult and have a critical and discontented look.

Later stages of pneumonia, where dyspnoea is more pronounced, may need Antim-tart or Carbo-veg.

Aggravation: Cold air; open air. Undressing; uncovering. Touching the parts. Lying on the painful side; night.
Amelioration: From warmth. Covering. Damp wet weather


Aconite

Aconite cures cases that have a sudden onset, acute congestive in type, with high fever, high arterial tension, burning thirst, dry skin, fear and restlessness. The cough is dry and painful. The keynotes are:

Anxious look. (Expressions), Fear and restlessness. (Ars.), Sudden onset. (Bell.) Attacks following chilling from cold, dry winds or during cold spells of weather or after sweating.

Both Aconite and Belladonna have a sudden onset and high fever. To differentiate, remember Aconite has more anxiety, restlessness, and thirst as compared to Belladonna.



Other remedies to consider

Gelsemium, Bryonia, Arsenic album

Bryonia has a gradual onset, dryness of mucous membranes with increased thirst. Dry or productive cough with stitching pains.

Gelsemium has marked dullness, drowsiness, prostration, and thirstlessness.

Arsenic album has low thirst, is anxious and restless, with weakness out of proportion to the presenting symptoms.

Please read the details of these and many other remedies in my previous analysis.

For fever associated with diarrhea/vomiting/nausea – Nux vomica, Baptisia, Lachesis, Ocimum sanctum, Acid phosphoricum, Camphora, and Arsenicum album.

Recommended dosage: 30C or 200C potency, every two hours initially. Then reduce repetition as the symptoms abate. Potency and dose selection is usually done according to the severity of symptoms and vitality of the patient. There is no ideal dose for everyone.

Please remember: Homeopathy is strictly based on symptom similarity. A remedy will only work if it matches the symptoms of the patient closely. That remedy can be Belladonna, Bryonia, Arsenic alb, Aconite, Hepar sulph, Baptisia or something else. Please evaluate the totality of the case before prescribing any remedy.


Dr. Manish Bhatia
BHMS, BCA, M.Sc. Homeopathy (UCLAN, UK), MD (Hom)
Associate Professor, SKH Medical College, Jaipur
Consultant, Asha Homeopathy
Director, Hpathy Medical Publishers
[Edited by anuj srivastava on 2021-04-21 13:51:50]
 
  anuj srivastava on 2021-04-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
This is something I was looking for.
Things are a little different this time, so I wanted to know what's the approach of Homeo Doctors this time.
Thanks
 
AlexN 3 weeks ago
The approach has been clearly defined in the post.
 
anuj srivastava 3 weeks ago
Thanks for this updste.

My husband has all the above Belladonna cure symptoms for last 3 days.
His pallor had turned dark and he had a very hot face. No thirst but dry mouth. Craving fir lemonade.
First three days he was staying at home but following a schedule but today he is feeling very weak . Though his pallor has turned back to normal.
He has a dry sporadic cough and still pain in frontal part of head , around eyes and forehead.
Please could you suggest something fir his extrene weakness
What can i give him apart from Belladonna.
Thank you
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
Bio-Combination 27 Tablet ,three to four times five tabs one dose.
 
anuj srivastava 3 weeks ago
I will get it as soon as i can.

Appreciate so much your quick response.
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
Hello Anuj

I have got that Bi9 c9mbination . My husband had one dose only yet.
He is saying he is getting blurred vision on movement.
Is there some remedy for it.
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
Give Hepar Sulph 30 4-5 times a day and Bio Combination as advised.Blurred VISION COULD BE BECAUSE OF EXTREME WEAKNESS.
 
anuj srivastava 3 weeks ago
Ok.
Hepar Sulph 30
Along with Bio combination.
Should i discontinue Belladonna?
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
Since he has cough Heaper is indicated.You can continue Bell also.And if required Bryonia 30 also.
 
anuj srivastava 3 weeks ago
Ok. Thank you.
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
Hello Anuj

Thanks for being a lifejacket in this tsunami.

My husband's extreme weakness is somewhat better today thanks to bio combination.

His pallor is pale and sallow now.
Tounge is thickly white coated.
Cough comes only once in 3/4 hours.
But its sound has changed with expectoration.

Food has started to taste bitter now especially starchy food.
He also had loose stools this morning.

Please guide me if any remedy needs to be added or changed.

Thank you .
 
Ritusharma 3 weeks ago
ANTIM CRUD 30 THREE TIMES A DAY.STOP OTHER REMEDIES EXCEPT BIOCOMB.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
Thank you.
I have already stopped all except bio combination since morning.
I dont have it. Will start with it as soon as i can
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much.

Antim Crud is really helping. It has improved taste somewhat by this morning.
It has helped with so many other flu characteristics that i didn't even mention here.
Bio Combination is also helping.

This morning my daughter who is 18+ years old reported hoarseness of vouce for first time only. Shall i give it ger Belladonna too to nip it in bud.

Even though we are taking precautuons slight exposure might have happened.
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Give Hepar Sulph 30 three times a day along with Ferrum Phos 6x and give a feedback.

Gargles with a pinch of potash alum and salt three times a day recommended for all,who are seeing this post.Do it religiously.Even if you do not have any symptoms.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
Hello Anuj

I have given her Hepar Sulph 30 twice
Gargles twice, once in morning with salt and turmeric, in late afternoon with potash alum.
Ferrum phosphorus given once.

Hoarseness is gone
She also developed tickling later but that has also diminished quite.

What is next or same should continue?

Gratitude for you cant be described in words.
[Edited by Ritusharma on 2021-04-23 13:44:54]
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Pls continue,all in the family should use the formula for gargles till the wave continues.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
Hi Anuj

We all are doing Gargles.

1. Should ny daughter continue with all of her remedies? She has no throat discomfort now.
Her scalp is sore since last night and slight strain on eyes .

2. My husband is having increased thirst.
Should he continue with Antim Crud .
He also has stuffy nose and very few instances of cough.

He is having back pain in upper back between shoulder bkades for last three days.
Taste has been restored back.

Thank you
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Daughter--continue for a week more.In addition Kali Phos 6x three times a day,5 tabs.

Husband-Stop AC,Start Bryonia 30 three times a day.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
Hello Anuj

Thanks for your invaluable help.

Daughter continuing with her protocol. Steam inhalation provides her relief so she is taking it too.

Husband is continuing with bryonia and bio combination 27.
He was having a severe bout of IBS colitis , inflammed intestines before the onset of this infection.
Should he start taking the medicines ( allopathic) for it again? It was stopped as homeopathy had started.
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Lycopodium 200 mixed with Arsenicum album 3C/6C ·


Dose TWO (2) drops of each, taken at the same time 2 times daily.

No requirement of allopathy treatment,weekly feedbacks.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
That would be great if he could get relief through homeopathy for this .

He suffers from feeling of incomplete evacuation. He has this phase once every 3 months where this vicious cycle tornents us too where his stomach distress feeds bad mood and vice versa.

He tends to overeat frequently whether homecooked food or outside food.

Bryonia should be continued along with your new guidelines?
[Edited by Ritusharma on 2021-04-25 12:30:48]
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Start the new protocol after he is completely cured of the present problems.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago
Hello Anuj

Daughter is following the protocol, taking steam too. She is having a runny nose. Watery fluid, NO stinging or watery eyes. Soreness of scalp has reduced significantly.

Husband is having bryonia and bio combination.
His cough has reduced a lot. Mostly in morning and evening. Nothing in between.
His mood is Grumpy, melancholic and a scared and dissatisfied look.
He has breakfast with an appetite but other mealtimes he doesnt like the sight of food.

Since yesterday likes to take sips of limca.

Thank you.
Grateful for your support.
 
Ritusharma 2 weeks ago
Daughter in addition Nat Mur 6x five tabs three times a day.


Husband-Natural to react like that.At time there is tremendous urge to have aerated drinks..No harm.Appetite will be restored over a period of time.

The bowels get impacted during this time yo can give YALO TABLETS,TWO ,every day at night-HOMEOPATHIC LAXATIVE.
 
anuj srivastava 2 weeks ago

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