Amrita Homeopathy
Common cold, Chicken pox, Measles treatment

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are such types of diseases which are caused as a result of infections from virus, bacteria, parasites or fungi. Some of these infectious diseases can be transmitted from one person to another through bites of animals or insects. Also, there are some of them are acquired by having food or water that is contaminated or being exposed to certain organisms in the environment. Some of the most commonly occurring infectious diseases are as listed below.

  • Common cold
  • Chicken pox
  • Influenza or Flu
  • Malaria
  • Dengue
  • Measles
  • Mumps
  • Pneumonia
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Tetanus
  • Hepatitis B & C
  • Dengue
  • Tuberculosis

Apart from the ones that are mentioned above there are a number of other infectious diseases but these are the most commonly occurring one. Homeopathic treatment for infectious diseases always aims for evaluating the root cause of the disease and then eliminating it from the affected individuals so that they can be effectively cured.

Causes of Infectious Diseases

The infectious diseases are caused by the following.

Bacteria – These are animals with only a single cell which are responsible for a number of infectious diseases like strep throat, tuberculosis and infections of the urinary tract.

Viruses – These are much smaller in size than the bacteria but these viruses are responsible for causing innumerable diseases from the simplest common cold or flu to AIDS.

Fungi – Fungi results in causing a lot of infectious diseases especially skin diseases such as athlete’s foot, ring worm etc. There are certain types of fungi which has the ability to infect the lungs or the nervous system as well.

Parasites – There are extremely tiny creatures which transmit infectious diseases with the help of a medium. Like malaria is caused by a very tiny parasite which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. There are a number of parasites which are transmitted to the human beings form the faeces of animals.

Now, these so caused infectious diseases are transferred to human beings in the following ways.

      • By direct contact like person to person, mother to unborn baby or animal to person
      • By indirect contact where the infectious disease causing agents are passed from indirect contact where these agents linger on various items like table top, knob of door etc.
      • By the bites of insects
      • By contamination of food and water

Homeopathic Treatment

At Amrita Homeopathy, there are specialists and highly experienced doctors who make use of the most effective medication so that the affected individuals can get speedy cure. The common homeopathic medicines used are as follows.

      • Cantharis is used when a lot of pain is experienced before, during the time and after urinating which is usually due to some urinary tract infection. Sarsaparilla is extremely useful in case of cystitis.
      • Tuberculinum and Silicea are jointly used for the treatment of tuberculosis caused by a bacterial infection.
      • Belladonna is most commonly used in case of sore throat. Hepar sulf is used where the infection in the throat is extremely severe. If there is chillness and fever associated with a sore throat, Arsenicum album is a more effective remedy. Rhus tox is used when there is a lot of pain in the throat.
      • Bryonia alba helps to provide a relief from high fever associated with body aches. Eupatorium perfoliatum acts as an effective remedy for body aches as well as bony pains along with flu and severe colds cause by a viral infection.
      • Athlete’s foot which is a fungal infection can be treated by Baryta carbonica and Nitric acid.
      • Sepia, sulphur and Rhus toxicodendron are used for the effective treatment of ringworm.
      • Nux vomica, Chloroquine, Pulsatilla, Sulphur and Rhus toxicodendron are all the homeopathic medicines used for the treatment of Malaria.

Some Important Statistics

Outbreaks of infectious have consistently been a challenge for the world especially in India. The Ebola epidemic in the year 2014 has brought a lot of public attention to the challenges imposing by the prevailing infectious diseases. The distinctive demographic profile of India and its geographic position poses a great challenge to the management of infectious diseases. In the year 2015, India recorded the largest dengue outbreaks with a total of about 100000 cases. Out of them 220 deaths took which was just double from the last year’s data. The recurrent epidemic of encephalitis has affected about 44000 people between 2008 and 2014 with about 6000 deaths. Influenza A for which the H1N1 virus is responsible has about 39000 affected individuals since the year 2012 with a total of 2500 reported deaths in 2015 which showed a steady rise from the year 2012.

Authored By Dr. Sanjay Panicker

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