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Homeopathy Medicines for Yellow Fever Treatment

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

 

The following homeopathy remedies cover several symptoms of yellow fever and may prove useful when symptoms match.

#Aconite. [Acon]
Nearly all authorities praise this remedy in the early stage of yellow fever where there is high fever, chilliness and dry skin, bounding pulse and the characteristic mental accompaniments which are quite likely to be present in this disease. It will speedily calm the febrile storm in these conditions.

#Gelsemium [Gels]
Is a remedy for the onset when the patient is apathetic and dull, and Belladonna or Bryonia may also come in during the first stage. Very often, too, Camphora with its coldness and tendency to collapse may be the remedy. The vomiting of the first stage is often controlled by Ipecac.

#Arsenicum. [Ars]
This remedy come in most frequently in the second and third stages, and is one of the most important remedies in the disease. The patient has continued nausea and vomiting, and the vomited matter consist of bile or mucosities filled with blackish or sanguinolent streaks; the face is yellow and the pulse is small, weak and tremulous. There is much burning in the praecordial region and intense burning thirst, but, of course for small quantities of water only. No better remedy for these symptoms is to be found than Arsenicum. It sill often alone suffice to cure.

#Lachesis. [Lach]
This remedy has given very satisfactory results in yellow fever, especially when vomiting is present, abdominal tenderness, brown tongue, delirium, slow speech, nausea, offensive discharges and black urine. It corresponds to nerve-poisoning and suits bad looking cases.

#Sulphuric acid [Sul-ac]
Is a useful remedy for haemorrhages of black blood, profuse sweat with exhaustion, foetid stools and diminished secretion of urine.

#Argentum nitricum [Arg-n]
Is also one of the best remedies in the disease. It covers the vomiting; especially is it of use when the patient sinks and the vomiting become worse.

#Phosphorous [Phos]
Phosphorous with its haemorrhages; jaundice and other symptoms is a close simile to certain forms; it was successfully used in an epidemic occurring in Rio de Janerio.

#Crotalus. [Crot-h]
This remedy produces a perfect picture of yellow fever, and it corresponds to the stage of black vomit and blood poisoning- there is a low delirium, yellow skin and oozing of blood from every orifice of the body, even bloody sweat is sometimes present. The yellow skin produced by this remedy is characteristic, and denotes blood poisoning rather than jaundice. Cadmium sulphate has also the symptoms of black vomit, and its study in the disease is suggested.

#Carbo vegetabilis. [Carb-v]
This remedy has been considered as a preventive of yellow fever. Hering says this remedy more than any other drug corresponds in the totality of its action to yellow fever. It suits the third stage where collapse, coldness, extremely foetid discharge and great exhaustion of the vital forces are present.

Know about Yellow Fever

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Causes

Yellow fever is caused by a virus that is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. These mosquitoes thrive in and near human habitations where they breed in even the cleanest water. Most cases of yellow fever occur in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America.

Humans and monkeys are most commonly infected with the yellow fever virus. Mosquitoes transmit the virus back and forth between monkeys, humans or both.

When a mosquito bites a human or a monkey infected with yellow fever, the virus enters the mosquito’s bloodstream and circulates before settling in the salivary glands. When the infected mosquito bites another monkey or human, the virus then enters the host’s bloodstream, where it may cause illness.

Symptoms

During the first three to six days after you’ve contracted yellow fever — the incubation period — you won’t experience any signs or symptoms. After this, the infection enters an acute phase and then, in some cases, a toxic phase that can be life-threatening.

Acute phase

Once the infection enters the acute phase, you may experience signs and symptoms including:

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches, particularly in your back and knees
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea, vomiting or both
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Red eyes, face or tongue

These signs and symptoms usually improve and are gone within several days.

Toxic phase

Although signs and symptoms may disappear for a day or two following the acute phase, some people with acute yellow fever then enter a toxic phase. During the toxic phase, acute signs and symptoms return and more-severe and life-threatening ones also appear. These can include:

  • Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)
  • Abdominal pain and vomiting, sometimes of blood
  • Decreased urination
  • Bleeding from your nose, mouth and eyes
  • Slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Liver and kidney failure
  • Brain dysfunction, including delirium, seizures and coma

The toxic phase of yellow fever can be fatal.

Risk factors

You may be at risk of the disease if you travel to an area where mosquitoes continue to carry the yellow fever virus. These areas include sub-Saharan Africa and tropical South America.

Even if there aren’t current reports of infected humans in these areas, it doesn’t mean you’re risk-free. It’s possible that local populations have been vaccinated and are protected from the disease, or that cases of yellow fever just haven’t been detected and officially reported.

If you’re planning on traveling to these areas, you can protect yourself by getting a yellow fever vaccine at least several weeks before traveling.

Anyone can be infected with the yellow fever virus, but older adults are at greater risk of getting seriously ill.

Complications 

Yellow fever results in death for 20 to 50 percent of those who develop severe disease. Complications during the toxic phase of a yellow fever infection include kidney and liver failure, jaundice, delirium, and coma.

People who survive the infection recover gradually over a period of several weeks to months, usually without significant organ damage. During this time a person may experience fatigue and jaundice. Other complications include secondary bacterial infections, such as pneumonia or blood infections.

Homeopathic remedies for Yellow fever

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Yellow fever is a viral disease of short duration and varying degree of severity that is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The disease has been associated with tropical climates and caused large epidemics in Africa and the Americans. The causative agent, yellow fever virus, is transmitted to people via the bite of infected mosquitoes. The most frequent mosquitoes vector in urban outbreaks isaedes aegypti, a species that breeds in close proximately to humans, laying eggs in any small container that container contains water. Symptoms of infection are variable, probably as a result of natural human resistance factors, and perhaps, differences between virus stains. Less than 30 percent of people who are infected become sick. Diagnosis is usually established by blood test showing the presence of antibodies to the virus and by the patient’s history.
As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat yellow fever 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. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of yellow fever:
Arsenic Album, Cadmium Sulph, Cantharis, Carbo Veg, Crotolus H, Lachesis, Mercurius, Aconite, Allium Cepa, Antim Tart, Argentum Nitricum, Belladonna, Bryonia, Calcaria Carb, Camphor, Capsicum, China, Coffea, Cuprum Met, Gelsemium, Gloninum, Hepar Sulph, Ipecauc, Kali Phos, lobelia, Natrum Sulph, Nux Vom, Phosphorous, Platina, Psorinum, Rhus Tox, Sulphuric Acid, Sulphur, Veratrum album, and many other medicines.