Archive for January, 2011

How To Cure Croup Homeopathically

Monday, January 31st, 2011

croup.jpgCroup generally occurs in children aged 3 months to 6 years. However, croup over the age of 3 years is uncommon because the windpipe is larger, therefore any swelling is less likely to get in the way of breathing. Most children have only one episode of croup, but a few children have multiple episodes. Croup can occur at any time of year, although most outbreaks are during the winter months.

It is also called laryngotracheobronchitis since it affects the larynx, trachea, and bronchi. This infection results in inflammation, increased mucus production, and swelling of the upper airways. Although croup usually resolves on its own, between 5%-10% of children with croup will require admission to the hospital.

Homeopathic medicines prescribed according to clinical presentation of the patient are very effective for relieving complaints during Chikungunya. Patient should consult a homeopathic doctor as early as possible when Chikungunya is diagnosed. Homeopathy works effectively in all viral diseases. Homeopathic pills are simply chewed (dissolved) on tongue and are sweet in taste. Homeopathic medicines do not cause gastric irritation, are safe on kidneys and liver even when taken for long duration.

Aconite [Acon]

  Aconite is always the remedy in the beginning of croup, be it spasmodic or membranous in character. The child is suddenly aroused out of sleep gasping for breath. There is a most anxious distressed countenance, hot skin and much restlessness and tossing about.

Hepar sulphuris

  Hepar sulphuris is a remedy oyster shells (Calcium carbonica) with flowers of sulfur. Even a small amount of pressure, as in the action of swallowing, can cause extreme pain and the patient may faint.

Spongia [Spong]

  Spongia is the great homoeopathic croup remedy, but it always comes in after Aconite. The breathing is harsh, sawing and hard as if the patient were breathing through a sponge.

Treat Chikungunya Homeopathically

Monday, January 31st, 2011

17397_chikungunya-outbreaks-in-sullia-puttur_chikungunya.jpgChikungunya (also called as Chicken Guinea) is a form of viral fever caused by an alphavirus that is spread by mosquito bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito.The primary symptoms of Chikungunya include -
Fever which can reach 39°C, (102.2 °F).
A petechial or maculopapular rash usually involving the limbs and trunk.
Arthralgia (bodyache) or arthritis affecting multiple joints which can be debilitating. The joint pains can be severe and even crippling.

There can also be headache, conjunctival infection and slight photophobia. Fever typically lasts for two days and abruptly comes down, however joint pain, intense headache, insomnia and an extreme degree of prostration lasts for a variable period, usually for about 5 to 7 days.
Patients who have contracted Chikungunya Virus infection are found to have incapacitating joint pain or arthritis, stiffness and swelling of joints for weeks or months.

Homeopathy after Chikungunya
Many Chikungunya patients cannot do their routine work for several weeks after illness due to debilitating stiffness and joint pain, weakness etc. Additionally, some patients have reported prolonged fatigue lasting several weeks. Loss in terms of absence at work is very huge.

Homeopathic pills are simply chewed (dissolved) on tongue and are sweet in taste. Homeopathic medicines do not cause gastric irritation, are safe on kidneys and liver even when taken for long duration.Homeopathic drugs like Sulphur, Lycopodium, Colchicum, Ledum Pal, Arnica, Eupatorium Perfoliatum, Ruta etc. when given according to symptoms of the patients, relieves sufferings after Chikungunya very effectively however more accurate and effective remedy can be chosen by a homeopathic doctor according to clinical picture of that particular case. Homeopathy works effectively in all viral diseases.

The homeopathy medicine that prevents Chikungunya is Eupatorium perf. Since it’s practically very difficult to avoid mosquito bites, it is always wise to have medicinal prevention. This remedy effectively increases the immunity of the human body and fortifies it against the bite of an infected mosquito. Thereby, preventing the production of the active disease in the person’s body.

Cure Child Asthma Homeopathically

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Child AsthmaDuring an asthmatic attack, the child may breathe rapidly, cough, wheeze, or whistle .It can be noticed as child’s nostrils flare, the skin around his ribs suck in with each breath, or his skin start to turn blue. Serious symptoms of attack need immediate medical attention. Other conditions like a viral respiratory infection can also cause wheezing or wheezing-like sounds. However, if the child coughs frequently and has allergies or eczema, and if there is a family history of asthma and allergies or eczema, there’s a good chance that your child can develop asthma. Children who were exposed just before or after birth to tobacco smoke are also more prone to asthma.

Homeopathic Approach: Some systems of medicine advocate Anti-histamines to cure the all forms of allergies. Homoeopathy believes that such drugs merely suppress or palliate the allergy and rarely cure it.
Homoeopathy is a science that does not depend only on the diagnosis of the diseases. For most of the other therapeutic sciences treatment depends only on diagnosis. In Homeopathy equal importance is given to the patient as well as his suffering. This means when other sciences aim at treating Disease in Man, Homoeopathic science at the very inception, has been devised to treat the Man in disease. In simple terms Homeopathy aims to treat the inner man that is his immune system thereby treating the root cause of his disease, which is a weak immune system. The system of homoeopathy works on the principle of taking every patient as a different entity with different medicine based on the symptoms therefore, a doctor should be consulted before taking medicines.

Cure Tonsillitis Homeopathically

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

tonsillitis.jpgCoughing helps in clearing the throat, which otherwise feels infected or irritating. Cough might be dry or it can bring mucous along with it. People suffer from cough that can be acute or chronic. The most common cause for cough is flu, asthma, fever or lung infection, pollution and smoking cigarettes.Homeopathy for allergies offer natural remedies that are very effective for treating allergies and throat ailments.Tonsillitis is characterized by sore throat, (which may be experienced as referred pain to the ears), painful/difficult swallowing, coughing, headache, myalgia (muscle aches), fever and chillsCalcarea phosphoricaIn chronic enlargement of the tonsils in strumous children this remedy stands well in typical Calcarea cases. The tonsils are flabby, pale, there is a chronic follicular inflammation and impaired hearing. It efficacy in adenoid hypertrophy is well known and attested.BelladonnaThis remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow.MercuriusThis remedy is rarely of service at the onset, but later in a more advanced stage than that calling of Hepar, when pus has formed; great swelling; whole fauces deep red; the tonsils darker than any other part; ulcers form; saliva tenacious; breath foul; pains less than Belladonna, but the general health is worse. Stinging pains and difficult breathing from the swelling. Pseudo membraneous deposit on tonsils and pharynx.Calcarea iodataEnlargement of the tonsils similar to Baryta. They are hard, red and nodular.BromineRed swollen tonsils covered with a network of capillaries.

Homeopathy – Childhood Allergies

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

An allergy is a hypersensitive reaction to a normally harmless substance. About one in every six children in the United States is allergic to one or more substances. There are a variety of substances, termed allergens, that may trouble your child. Common allergens include pollen, animal dander, house feathers, mites, chemicals, and a variety of foods. Some allergies primarily cause respiratory symptoms; others can cause such diverse symptoms as ache, fatigue, fever, diarrhea, stomachache, and vomiting. This entry add respiratory allergies, both chronic and seasonal (for a discussion of allergic reactions caused by foods, see  Food Allergies.)

A child with a respiratory allergy may have a stuffy and/or runny nose, sneezing, itchy skin and eyes, and/or red, watery eyes. Needless to say, it can be very uncomfortable. Whether the condition is seasonal or chronic depends on the particular allergen involved. Seasonal allergies tend to be caused by pollen, so symptoms recur at about the same time every year, usually when the offending plant is in bloom. Hay fever is an example of a seasonal allergy. Spring hay fever is most often due to pollens from grass and trees, while hay fever in later summer and early fall is usually caused by sensitivity to ragweed pollen and molds.