Chicken Gunya -- is there a Homeopathy medicine?Hi,
I'm planning to visit Hyderabad for 2 weeks. I'm hearing several cases of Chicken Gunya there. Since, I'm planning to go with my family (which includes my 7 month old baby), I would like to be careful about that.
(a) Preventive medicines for Chicken Gunya in Homeopathy?
(b) Is there a cure for it?
papikondalu on 2006-07-25
Chikungunya is a relatively a rare viral fever that is caused by the bite of a common mosquito. Outbreaks have taken place in many tropical countries. Recently it has resurfaced in many parts of South India.
It causes high fever with sometimes joint pain and rashes on the body. It is important to exclude other conditions like Dengue before diagnosing it.
Supportive care and rest
There has been no effective vaccine developed to prevent Chikungunya. Vaccine trials were carried out in 2000,but funding for the project was discontinued.
To relieve symptoms of fever and joint pain the drug commonly used is Paracetamol.
Rest is indicated during acute joint symptoms. Movement and mild exercise may improve stiffness and morning joint pains.
In unresolved arthritis that does not respond to aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Chloroquine Phosphate (250 mg/day) has given some promising results.
Some studies have also shown that Chloroquine has some antiviral activity against this virus. However these are not conclusive studies (5).
The only homeopathic prevention is a strong immune system.
If you have a sudden onset with a bright red throat use Belladonna 30c -- three doses at 6hr intervals.
Or stimulate the bodys defenses witha single dose of Aconite 1M.
walkin last decade
The remedies used with indications are as follows:
I used Eupatorium 30 and 200 in 7 out of 8 cases and it helped to reduce the fever as well as the joint pains.It is indicated if the joint pains is like crushing of the bones along with the fever.
Pyrogen was used in 3 cases when fever went above 103 degree C.It brought down the fever below 100 successfully.
After the intensity of the attack passed and for lingering joint pains, first of all the potency of Eupatorium was raised to 200C from 30C.Then if still a little bit of pain remained.Rhus Tox 30 and then 200 was used.
I hope it helps all the Chicken Gunya patients.
♡ rajivprasad last decade
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