Homeopathy treatment for Fever

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Homeopathy treatment for Fever

Description

Fever is a symptom, not a disease in itself. The body raises its temperature in order to fight infection when the immune system is in the process of responding to foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses.

Symptoms

When your body temperature rises over 100°F, you have a fever. Fever is a beneficial reaction of the body to illness, and as such should be allowed to run its course unless it is very high. Chills often precede or accompany fever, and sweats occur when the fever is going down or "breaking." Fever may occur in the absence of infection, and in some cases it may be of un- known origin.

Complications

Fever rarely goes above 105°F, but it may induce febrile seizures at that point. A high fever with a severely stiff neck may be caused by meningitis, a life-threatening disease that requires immediate medical attention. Homeopathy is quite effective in dealing with the bacterial or viral infections that cause fever, even in cases in which antibiotics have failed. How- ever, in serious infections with high fevers that do not respond to homeopathy, medical attention should be sought.

Look

What is the person's temperature?

Is the person flushed or pale?

Is the pulse rapid?

Is the person sweating?

Are chills present?

Listen

"My fever started after the bomb threat, when we had to leave the plane in the cold and wind." Aconite

"The fever shot up so fast. When I looked in the mirror my face was flushed, and my head hurts like a jackhammer is pounding it." Belladonna

"My fever goes up and down like clockwork, but it's the chills and sweats that are the worst part." China

"I have a fever, but nothing much else yet. My cheeks are so rosy that I look healthier than usual." Ferrum phosphoricum

Ask

When did the fever start?

How high is the fever?

How do you feel with the fever?

Do you feel any pain?

Are there any other symptoms with the fever?

Does anything make the fever go up or down?

Have you felt any different mentally or emotionally before or during the fever?

Is there anything you particularly want to eat or drink?

Pointers for Finding the Homeopathic Medicine

Use Aconite or Belladonna for fevers that come on suddenly and violently.

·         Fevers that need Aconite often start after a shock or fright, or exposure to a cold dry wind.

·         Belladonna is useful when the fever is high, the person's face is red, and the fever is accompanied by a throbbing headache.

·         When the fever is intermittent or comes at the same time every day, consider China.

·         Give Ferrum phosphoricum for fevers in the first stage of illness with few other symptoms than red cheeks.

Dosage

·         Give three pellets of 30C every four hours until you see improvement.

·         If there is "no improvement after three doses, give a different medicine.

·         After you first notice improvement, give another dose only if symptoms begin to return.

·         Lower potencies (6X, 6C, 30X) may need to be given more often (every two to four hours).

·         Higher potencies (200X, 200C, 1M) generally need to be given only once. Repeat only if symptoms return with intensity; give only infrequently in this case.

What to Expect from Homeopathic Self-Care

Homeopathic medicine treats the whole person, not just a fever, but when fever is the primary symptom, particularly at the beginning of an illness, these medicines will often cure the illness that is the source of the fever in twelve to forty-eight hours.

Other Self-Care Suggestions

Soak in a tepid bath, then dry completely.

·         Drink two cups of hot yarrow or sage tea, take a hot bath, wrap up in plenty of blankets, and go to sleep. This promotes sweating, which allows the fever to break.

·         Take a hot bath, put on cold wet socks, wrap up under lots of blankets, and go to sleep.

·         Take a tepid sponge bath with water or diluted apple cider vinegar.

·         Make sure that the fever is not an indicator of a deeper problem that needs attention.



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