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Symptoms and remedies of cholera by Homepathy

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Cholera (also known as Asiatic cholera or epidemic cholera is an acute enterotoxin-mediated gastrointestinal infection caused by the gram negative bacillus Vibrio cholera, It promotes fluid and electrolyte loss and, possibly, hypovolemic shock, metabolic acidosis, and death. A similar bacterium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus, causes food poisoning.
Some people infected with cholera bacteria have no symptoms, although these people are still a potential source of infection because the bacteria pass out of the body in their feces. When symptoms do occur they may appear anywhere between six hours and five days after the initial infection with the bacteria. The most common symptom of cholera is mild diarrhoea, and in about 10 % cases the symptoms are severe, with profuse watery diarrhea and vomiting. In such cases fluid loss may be substantial, as much as quart, of fluid per hour, which can lead to rapid dehydration. The dehydration itself causes additional symptoms and signs, including a dry mouth and mucus membrane, thirst, lethargy, rapid heart rate, and leg cramps. If not treated, severe dehydration can be fatal within hours.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cholera but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat cholera that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person.
Remedies which are helpful in the treatment of cholera:
Arsenic album – this is an excellent remedy for cholera infentum; it has undigested stools and rapid emaciation; for cholera in adults; it has more restlessness and less sweat; there is thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals; intense vomiting and purging; profuse offensive yellow or brown stools.
Camphor – for early stage of cholera with collapse; coldness and sudden perspiration causing prostration; the patient is extremely cold and the discharge are scanty.
cale cor – for the last stage of cholera; when the patient desires to keep cool; Patient is almost pulse less and cold; and averse to being covered.
Jatropha Curcas –for first stage of cholera before collapse sets in. easy vomiting of large quantities of watery substance like albumin; watery diarrhea, contents of rectum gush out like a torrent, or evacuations thick and lumpy, albuminous instead of thin and watery.
Podophyllum –for painless cholera morbus; stools profuse and gushing, involuntary during sleep and when passing flatus; very offensive, like carrion; sense of weakness in abdomen and rectum; loss of appetite; no thirst, or great thirst; violent cramps of feet, calves and thighs; gagging or empty retching.
Phosphorous – for violent thirst for cold water, but vomits it immediately or as soon as it becomes warm in stomach.
Nicotine – for thirstlessness; without vomiting or diarrhea, with icy-cold forehead, and without any sign of action in the vegetative muscles; slow, irregular, intermittent pulse; oppressed breathing; anxiety about the chest.