Monsoon Diseases: Treat with Homeopathy
-Dr A. K. Gupta, Sr. Homoeopathic Consultant,Gold Medalist and President- Homoeopathic Medical Association of India (HMAI)
After the scorching heat everyone waits for the Monsoon. The monsoons bring a relief from the scorching heat during the summers but with their respite, they also bring along with them various maladies of it’s own in the form of some ailments and health issues which occur during the monsoon/rainy weather. Every monsoon season, the risk of catching various diseases is extremely high due to unhygienic conditions and not adhering to basic preventive measures. Many of these monsoon diseases remain undiagnosed until they progress to undesirable complications. It includes as like :
1.Common cold and flu:
Common cold is one of the most commonly occurring during the monsoon season. It is highly contagious disease due to the spread of virus in the air which infects the upper respiratory tract and thus affects the nose and the throat.
*Runny or stuffy nose,
*Throat irritation and soreness
Another most common and deadly bacterial disease that spreads during monsoon is “Cholera” This disease is caused by contaminated food and water and also poor hygienic conditions
*Diarrhoea as like Rice water
“Typhoid” is another waterborne bacterial infection caused by bacteria called Salmonella. This disease is caused by contaminated food or drinking food or water contaminated with the faeces / stools of an infected person.
*High grade fever
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is spread by what’s known as the tiger mosquito (Aedes Aegypti), typically bites early in the morning or at dawn. Dengue goes by other names, including “break bone fever.
*Diarrhoea and Vomiting
Sudden weather change often causes viral fever characterized by fatigue, chills, body aches and fever. The illness is contagious and spreads through infection droplets in the air or by coming into physical contact with infected secretions. General duration of a viral fever lasts from 3 to 7 days, with the severity of the fever being the highest in the first three days.
6. Skin complaints:
In rainy weather, there is various numbers of skin complaints appears which caused various symptoms as like :
*Itching with eruptions
Some general overall Preventive health tips during monsoon season:
• Drink only clean water as a preventive measure against water borne diseases like Typhoid, Jaundice, Gastroenteritis and Diarrhoea which are common due to contamination of drinking water source. It is a good idea to drink only boiled water or water cleaned by a purifier.
• Use separate hand towels to avoid the transmission of disease causing bacterial infection.
• Cover mouth and nose with a handkerchief while coughing or sneezing.
• Use mosquito repellents and nets as dengue transmitting mosquitoes usually bite during day time -either early morning or late evening, while those that cause malaria tend to bite at night.
• Keep garments dry to avoid catching fungal skin infections.
• Consume freshly prepared food and avoid eating out as much as possible.
• Avoid visiting crowded places such as theatres or exhibitions.
• Use hand sanitisers regularly.
Role of homoeopathy :
Homoeopathy plays a very effective role in treatment of various ailments which are caused due to monsoon. Homoeopathy can be taken by patients of all age group whether Child , Young or Old age. There are various homoeopathic medicines which are helpful in treatment of monsoon sufferings like :Ars. Alb. Aconite,Aloes, Belladona, Cuprum met., Bryonia, Rhus. Tox., China, Baptisia. ,Dulcamara, Ant. Tart, Carbo Veg.,etc. These are few medicine which helps in treating monsoon ailments. Patients are advised not to take them on their own avoid self medications. Take the appropriate treatment from a qualified Registered Homoeopathic doctor of your area or visit the nearby Homoeopathic Dispensaries run by State and Central Governments.
As Homoeopathic treatment is done on the basis of the signs and symptoms with individuality. Homoeopathic medicine can be used as a Preventive also in the cases of epidemics. Homoeopathic system is based on the basic principle of Similia Similibus Curentur which means let like be treated by the likes. With appropriate Constitutional Homoeopathic treatment the patients get cured of their chronic tendencies of seasonal problems also like Allergy etc. apart from the systemic diseases. The Dos and Don’ts are essential to follow along with Homoeopathic treatment for best of results.