By Dr Harsh Sharma, DHMS, BHMS
Published May 25, 2016, Last updated July 29, 2019
In the earlier two posts related to Dengue fever, we have covered the cause, symptoms, treatment and prevention in the first post and its diagnosis in the second post. In this article, we are covering in greater detail the commonly used homeopathic medicines for Dengue and Dengue Haemorrhagic fever. For the sake of a new reader, I am giving a few brief points about its cause, symptoms and prevention.
Cause of Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is a name given to the fever that is caused by the Dengue viruses. There are 4 types of viruses known as Dengue-1, 2, 3 and 4. Aedes Egypti mosquitoes spread these viruses. These Aedes Egypti mosquitoes inject the different viruses into the bloodstream as they bite a human being. Once the virus reaches the bloodstream, it proliferates quickly and attacks the blood cells of the host.
Symptoms of Dengue Fever
- The characteristic symptoms of this fever are the intense body aches that it causes.
- There is high grade fever.
- Along with the fever, there is pain in the legs, arms, eyes and head. The patient feels the pain deep inside the bones and is so severe that it feels as if there is a fracture in the bones of the body. That is why it is known as break bone fever.
- It often causes haemorrhages or bleeding from various body parts. This is the Dengue Haemorrhagic fever and is an emergency situation.
Prevention of Dengue Fever
- It is very important that one should take care of one’s surroundings and not allow water to collect. In case water collects in coolers or tyres or ponds, this water becomes a breeding ground for the mosquitoes to proliferate.
- Wearing full sleeves and covering oneself properly is a very important aspect, which we often overlook. This is the best thing that you can do on a personal level.
- Use of mosquito nets and mosquito repellents also go a long way in preventing it.
Dengue Fever Treatment
When it comes to treatment of Dengue fever, it is pertinent to note a few salient points. As we know by now, this is a viral fever. Allopathic system of medicine has hardly any treatment for any viral fever. That is precisely why Allopathy has no cure for Dengue fever. One has to submit oneself to the mercy of Almighty God to see oneself through this disease.
Homeopathic Treatment of Dengue Fever
Thankfully, Homeopathy has an answer for Dengue fever. The Homeopathic medicines are time tested and have been in use for almost two centuries. Doctors and patients all over the world have used them. These medicines have shown very good results. The reason for this almost miraculous result is that Homeopathy does not try to tame individual viruses. It just strengthens the body’s immunity and allows it to form antibodies against the offending antigens. These offending antigens may be viruses or bacteria; it does not matter. Nature has provided a very robust immune system to humans. This immune system is capable of dealing with such threats. At times, it just needs a little gentle support and this is all that is needed to help the immunity do the job it is meant for.
Homeopathic medicines for Dengue Fever
As per my experience of treating Dengue fever, I am giving below the 5 best homeopathic medicines. I have found these medicines very helpful in treating dengue fever cases.
Here are the 5 best homeopathic medicines for Dengue fever-
Eupatorium Perfoliatum for dengue fever with bone breaking pains
Bryonia for dengue fever with intense thirst
Phosphorus – best homeopathic medicine for haeomorrhagic dengue fever
Rhus Tox – best homeopathic medicine for dengue with pains relieved by motion
Carica Papaya – best homeopathic remedy for improving platelet count
It is necessary to mention here that this list of medicines is not in any way an exhaustive list. There are other medicines also that are used for the treatment of dengue fever as per the symptoms of each individual case.
1. Eupatorium Perfoliatum for dengue fever with bone breaking pains
Eupatorium perfoliatum is the most suitable remedy for the treatment of Dengue fever as the symptoms of this medicine almost completely mimic that of Dengue fever. It is precisely for this reason that this medicine is called ‘Bone Set’, as it is able to relieve the terrible bone pains that accompany the Dengue fever. It has the same sort of deep bone pains that are almost excruciating in nature. The pain is present in the limbs and the muscles and accompanies a fever which is usually high.
There is usually throbbing type of pain in the head. Patient has pain in the occipital or the back part of the head and also on the top of the head. There is soreness in the eyes or the eyeballs.
2. Bryonia – Homeopathic remedy for dengue fever with intense thirst
This medicine also has pains in the whole of the body and the upper as well as the lower limbs along with high grade fever. The pains are usually stitching and tearing sort of pains. The two distinguishing features of this medicine are intense thirst and that the aggravation of pains and all sorts of sufferings of the patient by motion.
In fact, motion of any and every sort tends to aggravate the pains in the body and the limbs. Whenever the patient tries to walk or move or even turn in bed, the pains and the suffering become intolerable. He feels better while at rest and does not want to move. There is so much dryness of the mouth, tongue and other mucous membranes that patient wants to drink a lot of water and ends up drinking a lot at one go. The taste of the mouth is bitter.
3. Phosphorus – Homeopathic medicine for haemorrhagic dengue fever
It is one of the best homeopathic remedies for the haemorrhagic dengue fever. There is burning and numbness of the hands, arms and feet. Intense thirst accompanies the fever, so much so that the patient wants to have cold water or even chilled water. Hemorrhage from any and every part or orifice of the body may be present. The patient may feel unusually hungry.
4. Rhus Tox – Homeopathic remedy for pains relieved by motion
Rhus tox is the best homeopathic medicines for dengue when the muscular soreness and pains in the body feel better only while in motion. The patient cannot rest as it is the worst position for him. The tongue’s coating is white while the tip of the tongue remains red and forms a red triangle at the tip.
5. Carica Papaya- Homeopathic remedy for improving platelet count
Carica Papaya is a homeopathic remedy which we get from the papaya fruit. It is a common fruit and we use its seeds to make a homeopathic remedy. It improves the platelet counts in patients whose platelets are falling.