Homeopathy Medication for Various Types of Fevers

Homeopathy Medication for Various Fevers

Dr.Shailesh Doshi profile Authored by Dr.Shailesh Doshi on 10 Dec 2014 - 17:31.

Elevated body temperature (fever) is often a sign of infection in the body. Fever is indicated by raised body temperature above the normal level ie. 98.6 F (37°C).  However, slightly raised body temperature is not dangerous unless it is above 104 F. Diagnosis becomes very crucial here, as this indicates severe infection in the body. Fever in a range of 105°F - 106°F is a serious concern and is life threatening.

Homeopathic remedies to treat different fevers: Homeopathic remedies for various fevers vary from person to person with individual’s unique health type and condition. A complete check-up and doctor’s diagnosis is essential before going in for any medication for desirable results.

Remedies to treat viral fever (influenza/ Flu)

Viral fever: Although a range of viruses can cause fever, viral fever is mostly associated with influenza virus and leads to symptoms including fever, body pain, fatigue and headaches.It may be much more severe than the common cold. So it is important to choose the right homeopathic remedy to treat the condition. Following are some common medicines prescribed for viral fever.

Aconite or Aconitum: It is a flowering plant having a root with beneficial medicinal components. Fever accompanied by chills is often treated with aconite.  It suits almost everyone irrespective of his/ her age and gender.

Gelsemium:It is an herbal drug obtained from the rhizomes and rootlets of shrub or climber ofGelsemium.  It is indicated in remittent fevers accompanied by muscle weakness, tiredness and feeling of exhaustion.

Belladonna: It is useful to treat thesuddenanddry fever without sweating,where the steaming body heat is accompanied by severe headache. Such types of fevers are often worse during night.

Bryonia: It is mainly indicated to treat ‘silent fever’ which is often accompanied by symptoms such as restlessness, pain on the eyes, fainting, dry mouth, cold and chilly sensations etc.

Remedies to treat general fever

General fever may be caused by some random reasons like teething, urinary tract infections or due to inflammation or infected wounds orother illnesses of different systems and altered immune function and so on. Following remedies may be indicated in the treatment of the same.

Phosphorus: It is indicated in the treatment of dry fever with excessive thirst where children often appear healthy and normal inspite of having moderate fever.

Pulsatilla:It is usually helpful in the treatment of fever associated with teething in babies and simultaneous infection causing cold.

Chamomilla: It is effective in treating fever with sore throat, especially in teething babies. In this case, fever may be just restricted to the face while the rest of the body may have normal temperature.

Bacterial infections causing fever

Variety of bacterial infections, including respiratory tract infections, nervous system infections, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections, infections of the reproductive system etc., can cause fever. Following homeopathic remedies can be used to encounter the bacterial fever.

Remedies for meningitis fever:

Belladonna:It is believed to treat a wide range of meningitis symptoms, including severe pain and irritation in the head, reddening of the face, high fever, delirium and so on. Additionally, aconite and Gelsemium can also beused to treat the general symptoms, especially in the early stages.

Apismellifica:It is indicated in the meningitis cases where nervous agitation is predominant and other symptoms, like scanty urine, swelling of the face, thirstlessness, etc., is noted.

Helleborus:It is indicated to treat later stages of meningitis when effusion persists in addition to fever causing symptoms like shooting pain, weakness in the arms and legs, and so on.

Zincummetallicum:It can be used to treat sub-acute forms of meningitis and fever associated with it.

Remedies for Pneumonia:

Pneumonia refers to an inflammation of the lung caused due to infection by bacteria, virus or fungi and it is characterized by fever, chills, cough and shortness of breath. Following homeopathic remedies may be helpful to treat fever associated with pneumonia.

Aconite:It is a most preferred medicine to treat high pneumonia fever accompanied by shaking chills with hard and intense pulses.

Ferrumphosphoricum:It is indicated in secondary forms of pneumonia in elderly and debilitated patients. It is believed to treat symptoms including high fever, shortness of breath, anxiety, restlessness and so on.

Iodine:It is indicated in all stages of pneumonia to treat high fever, shortness of breath, cough and restlessness.

Managing Malaria Fever with Homoeopathy:

Fever associated with Malaria is usually intermittent and accompanied by severe chills, muscle pain, headache and shivering. Malaria is caused by four different species of Plasmodium parasites. Homeopathic medicines recommended for malaria, fever are listed below:

Cinchona: It is indicated to treat epidemic and endemic fever, which often comes with anxiety, headache, nausea, and tiredness. Cinchona is a thirst less remedy and it is not much effective if liver and/ or spleen are enlarged.

Nux vomica: It is significantly effective in cases where fever is accompanied by discoloration of fingernails (turns bluish), body pain, stomach upset, nausea, thirst, vertigo and weakened muscles.

Arsenicum: It is one of the most preferred remedies to treat malaria, fever characterized by excessive thirst, clean tongue, anxiety and irritation. Further, Arsenicum is especially indicated when the disease lasts for a long time before it’s treated.

Natrummuriaticum: It is indicated in the treatment of malaria fever and chills that usually begins at ten o’clock in the morning and comes with pain in the bones, excessive thirst, back pain, breathlessness, blisters on the lip and headache.

Managing Typhoid Fever with Homoeopathy

It is caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi, which is often spread via food or drinks contaminated with the bacterium. Following homeopathic remedies can be used to treat the conditions:

Baptisia: It can be effectively used to encounter the typhoid fever at any stage of the disease.

RhusToxicodendron: It is also an effective remedy to treat typhoid fever, especially muscle soreness, restlessness, reddening of the tongue, etc.associated with it.

Croton Tiglium: It is indicated to treat diarrhoea and excessive gas associated with typhoid.

Bryonia:It is primarily used to treat typhoid fever characterized by excessive soreness in the body, fatigue, headache (that worsens with movement), heavy head followed by nose bleeding, disturbed sleep, and so on.

Managing Rheumatic Fever with Homeopathy

It is an inflammatory disease caused as a consequence of infection with group A Streptococcus bacteria. It is quite common in children, especially those who lie in developing nations. As the prolonged rheumatic fever can cause some irreversible damages, it is important to treat the condition on time with right interventions. Following homeopathic remedies can be used to treat the condition:

Aconite:It is especially indicated in acute illness (mainly girls living inactive life) and helps to treat symptoms including fever, reddening, swelling, pain, burning, etc. associated with rheumatic fever.

Arnica: It is indicated in the treatment of rheumatic fever associated with soreness, numbness, swelling and pain in the joints.

Cactus:It is used to treat rheumatic fever accompanied by constriction of the heart, dry mouth, suffocation, etc.

Drosera:It is indicated in the treatment of rheumatic fever accompanied by chills and shivering without thirst.

Dosage Guidelines:

Follow the dosing guidelines mentioned below to obtain desirable outcomes of homeopathic medicines.

  • Selection of remedy includes assessment of symptoms and consideration of an individual’s clinical history.
  • Take the recommended dosage as directed.
  • Stop the medications if improvement is noted and ailment is cured.
  • Repeat the same drugs if symptoms reappear.
  • Switch to another remedy if there is no improvement in symptoms even after consuming six doses.
  • Do not take medicines on your own.

The overall benefits of Homeopathy medicine in treating fevers:

Overall, Homeopathic treatment helps to:

  • Improve immunity.
  • Prevents progression and chronic fever that may be life threatening.
  • Improves overall well being.
  • Safe and effective without any major adverse effects.

Note: Seek doctor’s advice before going for any medication, so that appropriate medication can be given, keeping in mind the health conditions of the individual.

*Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.