Yellow fever is a viral disease of short duration and varying degree of severity that is transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The disease has been associated with tropical climates and caused large epidemics in Africa and the Americans.
Cause of yellow fever
The causative agent, yellow fever virus, is transmitted to people via the bite of infected mosquitoes. The most frequent mosquitoes vector in urban outbreaks is aedes aegypti, a species that breeds in close proximately to humans, laying eggs in any small container that container contains water. It feeds preferentially on people and has been responsible for large urban epidemics. Other species are involved in rural and jungle cycles.
Sign and symptoms of yellow fever
Symptoms of infection are variable, probably as a result of natural human resistance factors, and perhaps, differences between virus stains. Less than 30 percent of people who are infected become sick. The incubation period is 3 to 6 days. Disease can be characterized into three phases. The period of infection which lasts 3 to 4, presents as mild nonspecific and flu like symptoms, with fever up to 105 degree F(40 degree C) lasting for three and half days with fatigue, headache, photophobia, back pain, and general Myalgia, nausea, vomiting, and disorientation and dizziness.
Diagnosis of yellow fever
Diagnosis is usually established by blood test showing the presence of antibodies to the virus and by the patient’s history.
Homeopathic treatment for yellow fever
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat yellow fever but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat yellow fever that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of yellow fever:
Arsenic Album, Cadmium Sulph, Cantharis, Carbo Veg, Crotolus H, Lachesis, Mercurius, Aconite, Allium Cepa, Antim Tart, Argentum Nitricum, Belladonna, Bryonia, Calcaria Carb, Camphor, Capsicum, China, Coffea, Cuprum Met, Gelsemium, Gloninum, Hepar Sulph, Ipecauc, Kali Phos, lobelia, Natrum Sulph, Nux vomica, Phosphorous, Platina, Psorinum, Rhus Tox, Sulphuric Acid, Sulphur, Veratrum album, and many other medicines.