By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS
Published January 31, 2015, Last updated October 21, 2016
Homeopathy is very effective in treating simple viral fevers. It is a myth harbored by many that Homeopathys is slow in treating acute problems. Nothing can be farther from the reality. In fact, if anybody wants to test the efficacy of Homeopathy, viral fevers offer a good testing ground. Homeopathy can easily cure virals in a matter of couple of days. In case of allopathy, it often takes up to a week. Moreover, when one is taking Homeopthy, one is sure that the medicines are safe. Homeopathy never causes any side effects.
5 Best Homeopathic medicines for Viral fevers
In my experience of almost two decades of clinical practice, I have found these 5 homeopathic medicines to be most useful for the treatment of viral fever. I have to use other medicines also in my practice but these are the ones that are most commonly required.
Phosphorus-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Viral fevers with intense thirst
When there is intense thirst and that too for cold water, Phosphorus is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for viral fever. One wants to have cold water. When the water turns warm, it is vomited. There is sensation of heat or burning all over the body. Chill prevails in the evening time. At times, the patient feels very hungry during fever. Soon after eating, he feels hungry again. There is coldness of the knees at night. Profuse perspiration may also be present. The tongue is dry, smooth and not coated.
Nux Vomica-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Viral Fevers with chilliness
When chilliness in all stages of the fever is the most marked symptom, Nux Vomica is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for viral fever. The state of chilliness predominates all other things. It is more so in the morning time. The chilliness is increased on uncovering, yet he does not want to be covered. The fever may result from an exposure to cold or due to the habit of high life that one is used to. It may also be accompanied by coryza and sneezing. The nose may be blocked, more so at night. There is pain in the back and the legs. Gastric symptoms are also prominent. There may be constipation, flatulence and pain in the abdomen.
Belladonna-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Viral Feverswith redness of face
In cases where there is intense redness of the face, Belladonna is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for viral fever. It is very effective in children. The face is hot, red and flushed. The mouth remains dry. The thirst is not marked and usually the patient does not want much water. The tongue is red on the edges. The fever is usually high grade and comes with a degree of suddenness and violence. The feet remain icy cold even when there is intense heat of the body. There may be throbbing pain in the head. The headache is worse by any motion, noise, light and is better by pressure.
Rhus Tox-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Viral Fever with bodyaches
When bodyaches are marked, Rhus Tox is one of the best Homeopathic medicines for viral fever. There are pains in the legs, arms and the back. The fever may result from an exposure to damp cold wind or due to getting wet in the rain. There is sensation of soreness all over the body. One cannot lie still easily because of the pain and the restlesness. The tongue is red and cracked. It is coated all over except a triangular space at the front which forms a red triangular tip. There is pain in the head as if a board were strapped to the forehead.
Pulsatilla-One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Viral Fevers with thirstlesness
When there is marked absence of thirst, Pulsatilla is one of the best homeopathic medicines for viral fever. There is intolerable burning at night. At times, there is heat from one part of the body and coldness in other parts of the body. Similarly, one side of the body may perspire while the other remains dry. There is chilliness and pains in the body along with chilliness. This chilliness may be worse in the evening around 4 pm. There may be coryza along with fever. The discharges from the nose are thick, greenish and bland.