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CHIKUNGUNYA SYMPTOMS AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
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CHIKUNGUNYA SYMPTOMS AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE




Chikungunya Fever is an acute infectious disease.

It is self limiting viral disease.

Chikungunya fever was first described in an epidemic form.

1st time found in America 1952-1953.

In india epidemic occurs- Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Andrapradesh in March 2006- August 2006.

The code according to ICD - A92.0

ICD - International classification of disease.


Cause

It is caused by Chikungunya Virus.

It is transmitted from person to person by bite of infective female Aedes Mosquito.

Genus- Alpha Virus

RNA gename


Duration-  10-12 day

Lifespan of mosquito - 3 weeks around


Clinical Feature

Sudden onset of fever and chill

High fever- 103 - 104 degree f

Severe muscular pain

Joint pain

Malaise

Headache

Nausea and vomiting

Extremities swollen

Joints painfull to touch

Maculopapular rash

Buccal and palatal enanthema

Haemorrhage

Mortality- rare

Few recovery within 5-7 days 

Persistent myalgia

Polyarthralgia

Rashes with or without itching

Arthralgia- for several weeks to month

Immunity long Lasting


Management

Analgesics

Antipyretics

Antihistamines

Bed rest

Maintain sanitation around house

Keep water cooler clean and dry once in a week

Use mosquito curtain

To observe dry day once a week

This is break the life cycle of mosquito.


Homoeopathic medicine for Chikungunya

  1. Rhus Toxiconderdron 
  2. Bryonia Alba
  3. Aconite
  4. Gelsemium
  5. Polyporus Pinicola


Rhus Toxiconderdron

Rhus Toxiconderdron is highly effective remedy for Chikungunya fever.

Adynamic, restless, trembling.

Rheumatic pain spread over a large surface at nape of neck, loin, and extremities, better motion.

Loss of power in forearm, extremities.

Intermittent, chill with dry cough and restlessness.

Chilly as if cold water were poured over him, followed by heat and inclination to stretch the limbs.

Red, swollen, itching intense.

Hot painfull joint swollen.

Pains tearing in tendons, ligaments.

Tenderness about knee joint.

Modalities-

Worse - during sleep, cold, wet rainy weather and after rain.

Better by warm, dry weather, warm applications


Bryonia Alba

It is very important remedy for fever.

Pulse full, hard, tense and quick.

Chill with external coldness, dry cough, stitches.

Internal heat.

Sour sweat after slight exertion.

Easy, profuse perspiration.

Rheumatism with fever.

Physically weakness.

Bryonia patient is irritable.

Aching of every muscle.

The general character of pain here produced is a stitching, tearing.

Vertigo from rising of head, pressive headache.

Knee stiff and painful.

Hot swelling of feet.

Joint red, swollen, hot with stitches and tearing, worse on least movement.

Every spot is painful on pressure.

Constant motion of left arm and leg.

Worse- warmth, any motion, hot weather

Better, lying on painfull side, pressure,rest, cold things. 



Aconite

Acute and sudden is the most characteristic manifestation of Aconite.

Aconite is very useful medicine for Chikungunya.

Sudden onset high grade fever.

Violent invasion with fever

Physical and mental restless.

Tingling and numbness

Cold   marked.

It is the first remedy in inflammation and inflammatory fever.

Cold sweat and icy coldness of face.

Coldness and heat alternate.

Evening chilliness soon after going to bed.

Cold waves pass through him.

Thirst and restless always present.

Chilly if uncovered or touched.

Dry heat, red face.

Most valuable febrifuge with mental anguish, restless.

Sweat drenching on parts lain on, relieving all symptoms.

Rashes on skin due to Chikungunya.

Red, hot, swollen, dry, burning.

Pruritus stimulants.

Better in open air, worse in warm room, in evening.


Polyporus Pinicola

It is a great remedy for Chikungunya.

Great lassitude, congestion of head, with vertigo.

Face hot and flushed, prickling sensation all over.

Restless at nignt from pain in wrist and knee.

Rheumatic pain 

Profuse perspiration

Constant nausea.

Deep dull, severe pain preventing sleep.

Headache about 10A.M.

Pain in back and ankle and legs increasing until 3 P.M. then gradually better.

Useful in intermittent, remittent and bilious fever with headache.


The selection of homoeopathic remedies based on symptom similarities and doses according to the Susceptibility of patient.

Don't take homoeopathic medicine without any prescription / without any advise of physician.

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