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Dengue fever

Treating dengue fever with homoeopathy

According to the World Health Organisation, dengue fever is a rather benign viral infection. However, in some cases, it can worsen and result in complications that can lead to the patient’s death. Homoeopathic treatments are effective when the serotype is clearly identified.

Dengue fever serotypes and their degree of severity

Dengue fever is transmitted to humans by three species of mosquito belonging to the gnus Aedes. The main carriers are the following species: Aedes aegypti, A. albopictus and A. polynesiensis. These mosquitoes inject four strains of the dengue fever virus (DENV), also known as serotypes, that are referred to as DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4. Note that all serotypes have similar characteristics. In addition to that, a person may be contaminated multiple times by different serotypes of dengue fever. To assess the level of virulence of the dengue fever serotypes, the WHO makes a distinction between asymptomatic and symptomatic manifestations. The asymptomatic form refers to infections that are deprived of symptoms or only present discrete signs of the disease. Severe forms can cause haemorrhages and states of shock. The majority of the symptoms of dengue fever can be treated with homoeopathy.

Homoeopathic remedies for dengue fever

As part of a treatment of dengue fever, it is advisable to consult a specialized homoepath. Homoeopathic remedies against dengue fever include preventive and curative treatments. Among the preventive products, one can find Tuberculinul 12 CH, Eupatorium perfoliatum, Phosphorus and Sulphur 5 CH. When the disease’s symptoms, such headaches, myalgia, arthralgia and leukopenia appear, take Eupatorium perfoliatum 30 CH. In the case of acute dengue fever and haemorrhage, taking Crotalus horridus 30 CH and Phosphorus 30 CH can produce excellent results. It is possible to combine Composed Aconite, Rhus toxicodendron 5 CH and Arnica Montana 5 CH, taking 3 granules of each remedy every 60 minutes. Depending on the symptoms, treatment of dengue fever may require taking some homoeopathic remedies.

Treating dengue fever in case of infectious disease

Dengue fever serotypes and other infectious diseases can develop simultaneously. Some patients may suffer from flu-like symptoms that are accompanied by profuse sweating or coryza. They must take 5 granules of Gelsemium sepervirens 15 CH every two hours. The administration frequency will be reduced depending on the evolution of the patient’s condition. But in some cases, homoeopathic remedies are not sufficient to treat certain serotypes of dengue fever.

When should you consult a doctor?

Some people, notably those who are HIV positive, should get a preventive prophylactic chemotherapy before staying in a country where dengue fever commonly occurs. The patient with severe symptoms of dengue fever, such as impaired consciousness and seizures must seek further medical attention. A child with dengue fever should be quickly hospitalized given that serotypes evolve rapidly in young patients. When returning from a trip to a malaria-endemic country, a patient seeing mild symptoms of dengue fever should quickly consult a doctor.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “dengue fever”

Associated treatments

  • Gelsemium Sempervirens
  • Rhus Toxicodendron

Associated pathologies

  • Asthenia
  • Convalescence

Good to know: Dengue fever is a dangerous and deadly viral disease. It can be effectively treated with numerous homoeopathic remedies.

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Pathology and homeopathy are two fields of scientific research that go hand in hand. As a matter of fact, homeopathic research on a disease is always accompanied by a pathological study of that disease. Pathology is the scientific field that studies diseases, while homeopathy is a gentle method for treating diseases. Homeopathic treatment follows the principles of similarity (Similia similibus curentur or "likes are cured by likes") and comprehensiveness. There is no universal treatment for a given disease; it must be adapted to each patient.