But in this article we will deal with the common problems like monsoon cold and cough and other water borne diseases.
Acute coryza or common cold is produced by the primary infection of the nose and nasopharynx. The infection is easily transmitted and favoured by over crowding, bad housing and lowered resistance due to debility and sudden changes in temperature and humidity and also stress and strain. The onset is sudden with tickling sensation in the nose followed by sneezing. Throat feels dry and sore, stuffiness of the head, smarting in eyes and profuse watery nasal dischargeCold and cough are common health problems during monsoon. Keep the following homeopathic remedies handy to beat a cold or cough: Dulcamara: In the beginning of the rainy reason nasal blockage with yellow discharge and nasal discharge may start.
Ringworm of the skin, found usually on the neck and back, spreads as pale pink rings, but the skin underneath is normal. The rings itch intensely, their margins are raised, soft and ooze pus.
The toe fungus, another common infection, occurs between the toes, where the skin becomes thick and whitish. In severe cases, it may spread to the feet and the sole of the feet. In the case of nail fungus, the free end of the nail is affected and grows thick and greenish grey. In severe cases, the whole nail looks dead, and may be separated from its bed.
Malaria is another waterborne disease, most prevalent in tropical countries. To avoid the spread of malaria, the use of certain preventive measures is important such as control of mosquitoes by the use of insect repellants and keeping the water resources clean and disinfected. Many homoeopathic remedies have proved effective in getting rid of the malarial parasites for which it is always better to consult a homoeopathic physician. Here, we a list of few homoeopathic medicines which have proved effective in treating malaria.
China: China forms the head remedy for Malaria. This remedy is indicated when the attack is preceded by nausea, accompanied by agitation, palpitation, headache and feeling of hunger. Symptoms are worse every third day. It should be given in mother tincture form.
Chininum sulph: This remedy is indicate when the paroxysm comes at 10 or 11: a.m. or 3 and 10 p.m. There is strong shaking chill with thirst and the heat stage is very violent and is associated with yawning and sneezing. The sweat is exhausting and long lasting.
Eupatorium perf: This remedy is indicated in cases when the fever is associated with severe body ache, the whole body feels as if bruised. Chill begins in the back and is worse by motion, drinking and uncovering. Nausea and increased thirst accompany the complaints during the heat stage.
Rhus tox: Rhus tox is indicated when there is a sensation of cold in the cold stage and heat in the heat stage. Tongue is dry with a red triangular tip.
Arsenic album: This is indicated when the complaints are associated with great prostration, anxiety, restlessness, intense burning thirst with irritability of the stomach and bitter taste in the mouth. Thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals. This remedy is indicated when the three stages of malaria are not distinct.
Natrum muriaticum: Natrum mur is suitable when the fever is associated with throbbing, hammering headache and intense thirst which warns the patient that the attack is going to come. The paroxysm returns every day between 10 and 11:00 a.m. This is a marked and a red line symptom of this remedy.
Aconite: Aconite can be used in the first stages of coryza and flu. Complaints are caused by exposure to dry, cold weather or a draught of cold air. It plays a vital role in the beginning of an acute disease. Coryza with much sneezing, thirst and restlessness.
Bryonia: Patient complains of body ache, coryza with headache. The mouth is dry with excessive thirst. Fever is accompanied with chill and external coldness. It is an excellent remedy for both cold and flu.
Arsenic album: For coryza and flu both this is an infallible remedy. There is thin watery excoriating discharge and sneezing. General weakness in the back and limbs with great exhaustion and restlessness. Patient feels better by warmth and warm drinks.
Arnica: A good remedy for flu where there is a sore, lame bruised feeling. Body ache, shivering, feeling of heat is present. The patient feels worse by least touch and motion.
Eupatorium perforatum: An excellent remedy for flu or flu like symptoms where there is nasopharyngeal catarrh and congestion of the respiratory mucosa. There is great aching in the back and in bones of extremities with soreness of muscles. Fever is accompanied by chill.
Gelsemium: Great dullness, drowsiness, muscular soreness, prostration and headache are associated with all the complaints.
A general trend has been seen in the patients suffering from joint pains such as arthritis, spondylosis etc that there pains increase during the rainy weather. Humidity in the atmosphere, causes joint problems like cervical spondylosis, back pain, arthritis of the knees, lumbar spondylosis, swelling of the joints with redness, difficulty in walking due to stiffness in the joints.
Homoeopathic Remedies Rhus tox: pain increases early in morning after waking up and subsides with movements.
Bryonia: pain and stiffness in the back, neck, knee joints due to change of weather. Knee joints are swollen, red, hot, worse on least movement.
Ruta: any injury in any past of the bone causes sprain and lameness, it taken place usually in ankle, knee, back and wrist.
Arnica, Calcarea carb, Phytolacca are the other medicines used according to the symptoms indicated
Patients suffer from pain in the abdomen while passing stools, urge to pass stool after eating, the stools may contain mucus or blood. The pain is usually above the uncovered roadside food.
The infection occurs due to bacteria (bacillary dysentery) or amoeba (amoebic dysentery).
Other homeopathic medicines used are dulcamara, Natrum sulph, Arsenic Album, Pyrogen etc. Acceding to the symptoms of the patient.
Change in atmosphere and contaminated food causes diarrhea. General symptoms include watery stools, pain in the abdomen, repeated urge to pass stools, vomiting feeling. There are many different causes including inflammation and infection of the bowel, sensitivity to certain foods and medicines, food poisoning, digestive disorders and disorders of the nervous control of the bowel. The most serious problem resulting from diarrhoea is dehydration and loss of body salts.
Boiled water, more liquids like buttermilk, coconut water, apple juice may be taken. Paneer, rice and curd may be taken. Avoid oily, spicy and road side eating.