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Top Homeopathic Medicines for Chikungunya

homeopathic medicines for chikungunya

Homeopathic medicines for chikungunya

The name Chikungunya comes from an African Makonde language means ‘that which bends up’” The disease was given its name because it led to the affected persons walking in a stooped posture due to intense joint and muscle pains. Chikungunya is a viral infection caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). Like dengue, it is also transmitted to humans after being bitten by the Aedes mosquito infected with this virus. Compared to dengue which is a serious infection, Chikungunya is usually not serious or fatal but the joint pains caused by it can be really nerve–wracking and disabling. High fever and joint pains are the most common symptoms of chikungunya. One infection with chikungunya virus gives lifelong immunity means a person cannot get this infection twice in his/her life.

Homeopathic Treatment     

The homeopathic mode of treatment ensures complete relief from the symptoms of Chikungunya fever. It can be treated very effectively with natural homeo medicines that are made of natural substances and have no side-effects. The homeopathic treatment for Chikungunya fever is absolutely safe and can only benefit the patient, never harm. The aim of the homeopathic mode of treatment is to provide complete symptomatic relief to the patients. These medicines are also highly effective to manage chronic Chikungunya arthritis. The same medicines help in giving relief from the joint pains during the acute phase, and in some cases that may otherwise trouble a patient for months or even years.

The homeopathic medicines for treating Chikungunya fever are selected based upon the unique individual symptoms.

Top Homeopathic Medicines for Chikungunya Fever

1. Polyporus Pinicola –  Top Medicine For Chikungunya Fever

Polyporus Pinicola is a leading homeopathic medicine for Chikungunya fever. It works best and manages fever with joint pains and headache. With fever – chills and shivers are felt. The joint pains are distinctly present in ankles, knees, hip, elbow, wrist, and finger joints. Fingers may be stiff as well. Restlessness may attend along with joint pains at night time. In some cases, back pain, and pain in the legs may be present. Those who need Polyporus Pinicola have severe headache along with confusion in head with a hot flushed face. Constant nausea may also be present.

2. Eupatorium Perfoliatum –  To Manage Fever And Pains

Eupatorium Perfoliatum effectively manages high fever with severe pains. Pains can be in joints, bones, muscles, and the back. Those who need it feels as if the bones are broken. Chills are also accompanied along with pains all over the body. Vomiting specifically after chills may occur. Along with the above-mentioned symptoms there is excessive weakness, and fatigue.

3. Bryonia Alba – To Manage Fever, Joint / Muscle Pains Worse With Motion

Bryonia is a natural medicine to help manage fever and joint / muscle pains. The foremost feature to use this medicine is worsening of joint or muscle pains from movement and relief after complete rest. The joints along with pain are swollen and feel warm. In some cases, warm application on joints offers relief from the pain. During fever, chills are distinctly present. There is increased thirst and the mouth goes dry.

4. Rhus Tox – To Manage Joint Pains, Muscle Pain, Backache

Rhus Tox is an excellent remedy to control joint pains and muscle pain in case of fever. It can be given for pain in any joint of the body. A key feature to use Rhus Tox is worsening of joint pains while resting and relief from movement. The joints show stiffness along with pain. Backache during fever can also be relieved by Rhus Tox. Chills accompanying the fever are also noted that alternate with heat in the body. Rhus Tox is also indicated to manage chronic Chikungunya arthritis.

5. Actaea Spicata – To Manage Small Joint Pain

It is a wonderful remedy to help in case of pain in small joints. Pain in small joints including the wrist, fingers, ankle, and toe. The affected joint may be swollen as well. Pain gets worse upon touching and moving the affected joint.

6. Arnica – To Manage Sore Bruised Pains

This natural remedy is perfect to manage pains that are sore and bruised which means the affected part pains upon being touch. It feels as if the part under pain is being hit hard or beaten. Pain can be generalised, or in some joint or muscle or back. Arnica can be used to manage pain during the acute phase, and it can also be administered in case of pain that lasts for longer duration, particularly, at the time one is making a recovery from infection.

7. Gelsemium – To Manage Weakness, Muscle Pain, Headache

Gelsemium is a herbal medicine to manage weakness in Chikungunya. Those needing it have marked weakness and desire to lie down. They have excessive drowsiness and sleepiness. Chill along with shivering is marked. Usually, a person does not feel thirsty. Pain in muscles is prominent along with headache and heaviness in eyes.

8. Belladonna – To Manage Headache, Fever And Red Rash

Belladonna is the top medicine for managing headache. In cases requiring it, pain is mostly felt on the sides of the head (temples). Relief by tight bandage is a sign for using Belladonna. Pain may get worse from noise and  light. There is fever with intense heat in body and body feels burning hot when touched. Belladonna is also indicated to manage reddish rash on skin along with above features. It is also recommended to manage conjunctivitis with redness of eye and burning pains.

9. Arsenic Album – To Manage Weakness And Fever

Arsenic Album is brilliant medicine to manage weakness and fever. Those needing it have so much weakness that they even cannot stand without feeling weak. They feel like lying down all the time. Internal chills are felt during fever. However, on touching the body form outside, it feels hot. Anxiety and restlessness accompany fever. Thirst for small quantity of water at very small intervals is felt.

10. Ipecac – For Relieving Nausea And Vomiting      

Ipecac is considered the best natural homeopathic remedy for providing relief from nausea and vomiting. It can be used for persistent nausea and vomiting during Chikungunya Fever. Homeopathic medicine Ipecac always shows its worth in providing relief from nausea and vomiting. The tongue is usually found to be almost clean in most cases.

11. Euphrasia – For Managing Conjunctivitis

Euphrasia is a well-indicated homeopathic medicine for managing conjunctivitis in a person with chikungunya infection. The symptoms of redness, watering, burning, itching in eyes get relieved by using Euphrasia.

Cause And Transmission Of Chikungunya

Chikungunya is caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV). It is transmitted to humans via bite from mosquito of aedes genus – Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti which are already infected with this virus. Such mosquitoes contract this virus when they bite a human being who has this virus in his blood. It can also spread by coming in contact with blood of infected person. It can also spread from a pregnant mother having chikungunya infection to the baby.

What Are The Symptoms Of Chikungunya?

The symptoms of Chikungunya viral infection start to appear around 3 to 7 days after mosquito biteRecovery usually occurs in about a week or two but joint pains may linger on for long in some. The symptoms are as follows:

Most common symptoms are:

1.High fever above 102°F : The fever in Chikungunya infection usually subsides within three to four days

2. Joint pains: These occur in more than 85% of the cases. Multiple joints get affected here. Joint pain is symmetrical means if one joint wrist is affected on one side, then same joint on other side gets affected as well. The joints may also show swelling and stiffness. The joint pains continue for weeks, few months and even years in a few persons (approx. 40 % of persons) having this infection. This is then referred as Chronic Chikungunya Arthritis.

Other symptoms are as follows:

1. Rash on skin:In about 50% cases, the rash appears on the skin. The rash is red at times with small bumps. The rash may be localised to one body part or it may affect even 90% of body skin.

2. Headache, muscle pain, fatigue

3. Sometimes there may be abdomen pain, nausea, vomiting, conjunctivitis (inflamed conjunctiva – membrane that covers white of eyes and eyelids) and backache.

What Are Its Complications?

In most cases, no complications arise but in some cases, they may arise. Those at risk are persons with diabetes, high blood pressure, elderly people, young children. The complications include inflammation in various body parts like inflammation in liver (hepatitis), inflammation of kidneys (nephritis), inflamed retina of eyes or uveitis (inflammation of middle layer of eyewall), inflammation of spinal cord / membranes of brain.  A complication may arise in the form of bleeding from any body part,  cranial nerves function loss and Guillain barre syndrome (an autoimmune disorder affecting nervous system beginning with weakness in feet / lower legs usually that spread up that may progress to paralysis) .

Diagnosis of Chikungunya

1. The main recommended test is Serological test ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays) to rule IgM and IgG antibodies to chikungunya virus. It is a blood test. In chikungunya fever IgM antibodies can be detected 3 to 4 days following symptom start and remain for 3 to 4 months. IgG antibodies are detectable 6 to 7 days post symptom onset and persist for many years.

2. Virological test: RT-PCR(reverse transcriptase–polymerase chain reaction). It is a rapid method to detect chikungunya virus in blood.

3. In addition to the above, in CBC (complete blood count) lymphocyte count is found to be less.

Chikungunya Vs Dengue Fever

Both Chikungunya and Dengue are viral infections transmitted to human beings by bite of an infected mosquito of Aedes genus. But dengue is a much serious infection and can turn fatal if not treated carefully and timely, while chikungunya is not usually fatal and a person recovers in a week or two. In both these infections, high fever and joint pains are prominent but in dengue, pain behind eye is highly characteristic. Additionally, in dengue, bleeding from various body parts like under skin from the nose, gums, rectum can occur if the platelets get lowered (called dengue hemorrhagic fever) which usually is not the case with chikungunya. As both Chikungunya and Dengue have common symptoms of high fever and joint pain in the initial phase, so confirmed diagnosis cannot be made alone on symptom picture and blood tests are required to confirm whether it is dengue or chikungunya.

Preventive Tips

1. The best preventive tip to prevent chikungunya infection is to prevent a mosquito bite.

2. Control mosquito breeding.

3. Wear full sleeves clothes and clothes that cover the entire legs when going outside.

4. Throw away unused containers holding water. Properly clean the necessary water-holding containers regularly and keep them covered.

5. Use insect repellants that have DEET or picaridin.

6. Use mosquito net to prevent mosquito bites.

 

 

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  1. शरद प्रभाकरन शिरसाठ says:

    दिवसांपूर्वी, मला सांधेदुखीच्या तीव्र
    वेदनांसह ताप आला डॉक्टर म्हणाले की हे चिकनगुनिया आहे, मी अॅलोपॅथी आणि आयुर्वेदिक औषधे वापरून पाहिली पण तरीही सांधेदुखी, प्रत्येक सांधेदुखीमध्ये आराम नाही आणि रात्री ते वाईट आहे, तोंड कोरडे आहे, आणि पाणी येत सर्व काही वेळा वाटत
    PLS मार्गदर्शक आणि मला मदत करा, या आराम मिळण्यासाठी

  2. shashi naul says:

    which is the best homeopathic medicine for oedema after chickengunya

  3. Smita Gajjar says:

    Hi,i have wrist pain, all fingers joints are paining,knees joints are paining and very difficulty in standing up & sitting down and doing all my work since a month. Please suggest me some medicine because I have a cp child its very difficulty to do all work for him.

  4. Rajrani jain says:

    Sir
    35 days back , I got fever with severe joints pain
    Dr said it’s chikangunia, I tried allopathy and Ayurvedic medicines but still there is no relief in joints pain , each and every joint pains and at night it’s worse, mouth is v dry , and feel like having water all times
    Pls guide and help me , to get relief from this

    • Rajendra Shah says:

      Dear Sir , I was suffering from Chikangunia and treated in hospital with Alopathic medic8ne. But after month still I have joint pain and stiff neck . Pl guide with medicine and doses.
      Thanks

  5. B PRAVEEN KUMAR says:

    Sir i have wrist pain on my right hand please help me which medicine to use chicken guniya pain

    • K. P. Deshpande says:

      Sir, I have gone through Spinal Cord surgery on 24th Jan 2020, now I am facing problem of joint pain, presently I am taking medicine for tuberculosis. Does the homeopathy medicine like rush tox will work

  6. Mam,my wife 54yr is suffering from chikanguniya since 10/11/2019.She was admitted for 5days at Govt hospital. At present she is having joint pain,swelling joint remaing hot. She is unable to sit & stand. PL can you suggest me homeopathical remidy.

  7. i am 27 years old healthy male residing in vadodara. i am suffering from cold cough from last 3 dys. thirst of one or two sips of water at short intervals. was having head ache. sneezes. sick feeling .started with ars arb 200 and took 4 doses in about 24 hours. hot bette that day but again had cold and cough.lesser appetite.
    consulted homoeo doctor who prrsctibed lachesis 30 and and alb 30 three times a day each..
    feeling little better. cough. lesser appetite.
    what shouldi do

  8. SHITAL JAIN says:

    DR. SHARMA

    MY NAME IS SHITAL PRASAD JAIN, SOME I A M SUFFERING FROM FEVER, I CONSULT ALLOPATHIC DR. HE SAYS YOUR FEVER IS CHIKUNGUNYA FEVER, I HAVE JOINT PAIN ABOVE 1MONTH . ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE TAKEN NO PAIN RELIEF. KINDLY ADVICE i HAVE tAKEN hOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE .

    NAME:- SHITAL PRASAD JAIN
    MOBILE NO. 9354830171

    • Mam,my wife 54yr is suffering from chikanguniya since 10/11/2019.She was admitted for 5days at Govt hospital. At present she is having joint pain,swelling joint remaing hot. She is unable to sit & stand. PL can you suggest me homeopathical remidy.

  9. Vasanthi Vanniasingham says:

    What about pain in muscles and tightness resulting in contracture bec of the effect on tendons and ligaments

  10. VAKKALANKA SUBRAHMANYAM says:

    If there is swelling in addition to pains what is the medicine

    • Has Anyone got reply from Dr Sharma?
      Have you got a firm solution on Chikungunia ?
      I am having sever joint pain n swelleing and no allopath is helping out

      • GOOD MORNING

        DR SHARMA
        I and my mum are suffering from chinkungunia joints pain from AUGUST 2021
        thts any medication for it
        THANK YOU

  11. Nira Andharia says:

    Hello Dr Sharma,
    I had chikungunia fever in October 2016.
    Took Arsenic 1 M in Water during the fever phase.
    I was almost fine after 8-10 days of fever. But then the joint pains developed again and gradually whole body and muscles were aching except the hip joint.

    The movement restriction was at peak in December 1016. But then gradually I could resume normal activities and house hold activities and by now I can do any thing that I was used to do before except holding dumbbells or do gym exercises.
    I am a homeopath and yoga teacher by profession
    I do teach yoga now but ankle and wrist joints are very painful.
    All small joints and long muscles are achy and whole body is still heavy and achy.

    I have tried many remedies.
    I tried eupatorium perf two weeks ago in Water for two days, my body was totally pain free but it came back once I stopped.
    I need your advice on further follow up.
    Thank you very much.

    • Hi sir Eupatorium perf work for u ?I’m using polyporus 200c alcoholic liquid with teaspoon water and it’s not working for two days now I would like to try back Eupatorium perf 1m this time?

  12. reetesh khare says:

    My mom n uncle suggested Eupartorium as a preventive measure.

    While here i am seeing 5 different homeopathy medicine for the same disease.

    So what is the ultimate medicine…why the confusion of 5…ok if there can be an explanation of taking a particular medicine for a particular condition of chikungunya..then let me know.

  13. Eby Kirubaharan says:

    Having body and joint pain after Chikungunya. Kindly prescribe medicine

    • Vasanthi Vanniasingham says:

      What about pain in muscles and tightness resulting in contracture bec of the effect on tendons and ligaments

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