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Homeopathic Remedies and Treatment for Chickenpox

Varicella (Chickenpox) & Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
Essentials of Diagnosis
Exposure 14–21 days before onset.
Fever and malaise just before or with eruption.
Rash: pruritic, centrifugal, papular, changing to vesicular ("dewdrops on a rose petal"), pustular, and finally crusting.

General Considerations
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is HHV-3. Disease manifestations include chickenpox (varicella) and shingles (herpes zoster). Chickenpox is generally a disease of the childhood. It has an incubation period of 10–20 days (average 2 weeks) and is highly contagious, spreading by inhalation of infective droplets or contact with lesions.
Chicken pox Homeopathy
Chicken pox
The incidence and severity of herpes zoster ("shingles") increases with age due to an age-related decline in immunity against VZV. More than half of all patients in whom herpes zoster develops are older than 60 years. The annual incidence of herpes zoster in the United States is at least 1 million cases, which is expected to increase as the mean population age increases.

Clinical Findings
Symptoms and signs
(Table 32–2.) Fever and malaise are mild in children and more marked in adults. The pruritic rash begins prominently on the face, scalp, and trunk, and later involves the extremities. Maculopapules change in a few hours to vesicles that become pustular and eventually form crusts (Plate 56). New lesions may erupt for 1–5 days, so that different stages of the eruption are usually present simultaneously. The crusts slough in 7–14 days. The vesicles and pustules are superficial and elliptical, with slightly serrated borders. Pitted scars are frequent sequelae.
Chicken pox Rash
Chicken pox Rash
0–1 day of fever, anorexia, headache. Rapid evolution of macules to papules, vesicles, crusts; all stages simultaneously present; lesions superficial, distribution centripetal. Lesions on scalp and mucous membranes. Specialized complement fixation and virus neutralization in cell culture. Fluorescent antibody test of smear of lesions. 

Homeopathic Remedies for Chickenpox:
The vesicles appear after a 14 day incubation.
 The disease evolves in several stages (2 or 3), healing spontaneously after a week.
 The interest in this children's disease lies in its viral similarity with herpes zoster (shingles). During a chickenpox epidemic, the older population with depressed immune systems will get this severe neurological disease. (shingles).
 At the beginning
 - skin alternates redness and paleness; irregular fever :
 • 3 granules, as needed : BELLADONNA 4C
 - red, swollen, itching skin; night restlessness with intense thirst :
 • 3 granules, as needed : RHUS TOX 4C
 - in all the cases :
 • one dose : VACCINOTOXINUM 7C
Rhustox leaves rash like chicken pox
Rhustox leaves- rash like chicken pox

Eruption stage
 The personal hygiene must be kept up by repeated warm baths followed by an intense powdering with CALENDULA talcum.
 The main remedy is RHUS TOX, in case of aggravation, use :
 • Alternate 3 granules, as needed : MEZEREUM 5C or CANTHARIS 5C
 • alternate 3 granules, every 3 hours, as needed :
 - to recover the appetite :
 • one dose : SULFUR IODATUM 7C
 - in case of digestive infection, diarrhea :
 • 3 granules : ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 5C
Antimonium crude like chickenpox crusts
Antimonium crude like chickenpox crusts
 See : convalescence, fever, herpes, infections, itching, nodes, since, skin, thirst.


  • CURRENT Medical Dx & Tx > Chapter 32. Viral & Rickettsial Infections > Viral Diseases 
  • BOUKO LEVY M., > Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory > Chickenpox 

Homeopathic Remedies for Chilblains alternative treatment

Frostnip & Chilblain (Erythema Pernio):
Frostnip is a mild temporary form of cold-induced injury. The involved area has local paresthesias that completely resolve with passive external rewarming. Rewarming can be done by placing cold fingers in the armpits and, in the case of the toes or heels, by removing footwear, drying feet, rewarming, and covering with adequate dry socks or other protective footwear.

Chilblains Homeopathy
Chilblains or erythema pernio are inflammatory skin changes caused by exposure to cold without actual freezing of the tissues. These skin lesions may be red or purple, painful or pruritic, with burning or paresthesias; they may be associated with edema or blistering and aggravated by warmth. With continued exposure, ulcerative or hemorrhagic lesions may appear and progress to scarring, fibrosis, and atrophy. Chilblain lupus erythematosus, while clinically similar to ordinary chilblain, can be differentiated by an association with other lupus manifestations or by biopsy.

Treatment consists of elevating and passively externally rewarming the affected part. Caution must be taken to avoid rubbing or massaging injured tissues and to avoid applying ice or heat. The area must be protected from trauma and secondary infection.
Ref: CURRENT Medical Dx & Tx > Chapter 37. Disorders Due to Physical Agents >

Chilblains Homeopathic Remdies:BOUKO LEVY M., Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory
 To prevent this disorder, the treatment must be started before the cold period.
 Here are the main remedies, from the superficial to the deepest acting.
 --  venous disorders; sensitive to heat :
 • 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : PULSATILLA 5C
 --  itching fingers and toes as if frozen; paleness :
 • 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : AGARICUS 5C
 --  finger tips cracked, every Winter :
 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : PETROLEUM 5C
 --  fuzziness in fingers, tingling in toes, black and blue spots :
 • 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : SECALE CORNUTUM 5C
 --  ulcerations; amel. by local heat :
 • 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : ARSENICUM ALBUM 5C
 See : acrocyanosis, air, arteritis, cold, heat, pains, sensations, veins.

Homeopathic Therapeutics-  byways by Anshutz E.P.
Chilblains [Chilblains]
Agaricus for Chilblains
Agaricus for Chilblains
Agaricus muscarius [Agar]
      Sieffert, of Paris depended on the old prescription of Agaricus musc.3., internally, and an ointment, or create, of the same, externally for chilblains, and was successful in curing his cases. The tincture should be used externally.
Pulsatilla [Puls]
      Take Pulsatilla 30., internally, twice a day, and rub the affected part with the tincture of Pulsatilla, and, if chronic, alternate with Sulphur 30., internally. These two drugs, alternately, are an old prescription for chilblains.
Veratrum album [Verat]
      An old German doctor said to treat chilblains successfully apply Veratrum, full strength, to them. This has been verified by American doctors-eclectics. Also it might be well to give Veratrum alb.3., internally, two doses a day.

Homeopathic Therapeutics- Pointers to common remedies by Dr.M.L.Tyler.
Petroleum [Petr]
      Emaciation, with diarrhoea by day only. Hunger immediately after stool. Aversion to fat, meat and open air. "Coldness ( Calc.) and sweating in single parts." Offensive feet and axillae ( Sil.) Dirty, hard, rough and thickened skin. Skin fragile, crack deeply ( Graph.). Eruptions worse in winter, better summer. Hands crack and bleed: worse in winter. Chilblains, sea and train sickness. "Constant hunger with diarrhoea, but can't eat without pain: emaciation: eruptions: unhealthy ragged fingers that never look clean: can't wash them, as this chaps them." "Hands and feet burn: wants palms and soles ( Sulph., Cham., Puls., Med.) out of bed." ("Don't be too sure of Sulph. because soles burn, or too sure of Sil. because feet sweat." -Kent.).

Homeopathic Therapeutics- A dictionary of Domestic Medicine by John H.Clarke.
Condition [Frostbite]

      When frostbite is intense it causes death of part, leaving an ulcerating surface, which must be treated as other ulcers. When it is less intense it causes a low kind of inflammation, of which chilblain is a familiar form.

      General Treatment.--When a part becomes frozen, as the tip of the nose or ears, great care must be taken not to let the person go near a fire. The frozen part should be rubbed with snow until it thaws and becomes quite soft.

      Chilblains may be treated by rubbing with snow or bathing in cold water. Among other applications that are useful is painting with strong tincture of Veratrum viride, or Tamus communis or Rhus tox., or with coal oil (petroleum) in which camphor has been dissolved. For broken chilblains a lotion of Verat. v.0 (one part to two of water) should be applied as a compress. When ulcerated, Calendula ointment.

      Medicines.--(Every hour or two.)
      Agar. 3.--
      Simple chilblains.
      Puls. 3.--
      In blonde girls, with scanty or delayed menstruation.
      Rhus t. 3.--
      Dusky red chilblains, with much burning.
      Arsen. 3.--
      Acute burning pains; irritable, ill-conditioned ulcers.

Blood Cholesterol Homeopathic Medicine can Reduce

Lipid Disorders: Introduction:
cholesterol blood homeopathy
Cholesterol in blood vessel
For patients with known cardiovascular disease (secondary prevention), cholesterol lowering leads to a consistent reduction in total mortality and recurrent cardiovascular events in men and women and in middle-aged and older patients. Among patients without cardiovascular disease (primary prevention), the data are less conclusive, with rates of cardiovascular events, heart disease mortality, and all-cause mortality differing among studies. Nonetheless, treatment algorithms have been designed to assist clinicians in selecting patients for cholesterol-lowering therapy based on their lipid levels and their overall risk of developing cardiovascular disease.1

Homeopathic Approach:
 The lipid metabolic disorders must be treated before the atheroma are allowed  to develop in the arterial wall.
The gallbladder as well as the rest of the upper digestive tract plays an important role in the detoxification process.
 In addition to a correct diet, homeopathic remedies can be very helpful to balance this dreadful risk factor, by treating the entire emunctory system with prolonged drainage.
 Three different techniques can be used for the drainage of cholesterol.
 Begin with plants (phytotherapy and phytogemmotherapy) and then organotherapeutics.
 If the disorder is not corrected, alternate organotherapy and satellites and background remedies according to need.
Homeopathy Cholesterol
Cholesterol Food
 • Take 4 to 6 cups of the herbal tea a day (one big spoon for each cup) :
 CYNARA leaves, 15 gr / ROSMARINUS flowers, 30 gr / EQUISETUM total plant, 15 gr / BOLDO leaves, 20gr / COMBRETUM leaves, 15 gr / TARAXACUM roots, 30 gr/ CICHORIUM roots, 25 gr / a.a. p. (150 gr)
 • Alternate one month courses of treatment with 100 drops, 3 times a day (if the taste of the medicine is unbearable, have it made in 300 mg capsules, 3 to 6 a day) :
 • 20 to 40 drops, 1 to 3 times a day :
 • 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : CHOLESTERINUM 5C
 • 20 to 40 drops, 1 to 3 times a day :
 • severe cases, with gout, add : 20 to 40 drops, daily COLCHICUM 3X

Chelidonium for Cholesterol
Chelidonium for Cholesterol
Background treatment
 • One dose, every week, in the following order :
 3rd SEPIA 9C
 See : ageing, arteriosclerosis, cellulitis, gallbladder, heart, hepatic, lithiasis, pancreatitis. 2

Therapeutics- Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Dewey W.A.
Condition [Arteriosclerosis]

Baryta muriatica. [Bar-m].
      This drug produces lesions of arteriosclerosis of the large blood vessels and aorta, similar to senile atheroma. It would be difficult to find a drug having closer resemblances to the phenomena of arterio- sclerosis than **Baryta muriatica. It has the headache which is more or less severe, muriatica but which is rather a heaviness, worse at night when lying down. Dizziness of old people. Apoplexy or threatened apoplexy, with buzzing in the ears. It should be given for a long pulmonary arterio-sclerosis. It should be given for a long time. The strengths recommended are the 3, 6 and 30th. Dr. Askenstsedt, of Louisville, Ky;, has obtained excellent results with the remedy. **Baryta carbonica is sometimes used, but we believe better results will follow the use of the **muriate. It should not be forgotten in aortitis and especially aortic aneurysm. Here is ;our mainstay.3

Aurum-met [Aur]
      PURE CARDIAC HYPERTROPHY without dilatation, with increased force of heart-stroke and hyperaemia of lungs, (<) from any exertion, as walking up hill, and feeling of a crushing weight under sternum and as if blood would burst through chest, if he does not cease walking; tearing in head, teeth and ears, (<) left side, anxious expression of face; uneasiness and hurried desire for mental and bodily activity; constantly in motion and feels sorry for his inactivity; great anguish, with suicidal tendency and spasmodic contraction of abdomen. Endocarditis with loud endocardial bruits of fluttering action of heart, or sudden jerks through the heart, pulse rapid, compressible and intermittent. In old people attacks of oppression of heart at night with palpitation and great debility. FATTY HEART (Arn.), the fat being imbedded around the heart and between the muscular fibres, but without destroying their structure (ARS. and PHOS., FATTY DEGENERATION OF THE HEART, WITH DESTRUCTION OF THE MUSCULAR FIBRES). Atheroma of the heart and blood vessels with its consequences.

Phosphoric-acid [Ph-ac]
      Great torpor, melanotic dyscrasia, similar to scurvy and stupid typhoids; the heart relaxed, dilated, with thin walls; atheroma of the arteries, insidious appearance of the renal degeneration, carelessness and apathy, perfect prostration, with low delirium, neither hunger nor thirst, nausea and vomiting, bleeding gums, urine contains much phosphates, fibrinous casts and epithelial cells, fatty corpuscles, rarely carbonate of ammonia, and never much albumen, costiveness or light-yellow diarrhoea, no fever or heat; cool wrinkled skin, cool breath, cool sweat.

Plumbum [Plb]
      GRANULAR KIDNEY. Loss of appetite, frontal headache worse from mental application; difficulty of breathing, especially at night when lying down; oedema of ankles; dry skin, no perspiration even after exercise; colicky pains proceeding from the spine, with obstinate constipation and retracted abdomen; amaurosis from atrophy of the optic nerve (phos., from retinal haemorrhage); epileptiform conditions,paralysis; cutaneous anaesthesia, with albuminuria; exceedingly pale skin; chlorosis; rapid emaciation and progressive debility; hypertrophy of heart; atheromatous degeneration of the arteries; haemorrhagic tendency, intractable epistaxis; urine of low specific gravity,pale, containing albumen, tube-casts, epithelial cells, blood and pus corpuscles; urine dribbles; inability to pass urine, though bladder is full; urine foetid and high-colored; HARDLY ANY DROPSY.

Cholesterine C26H44O.
      Swan appears to have taken his hint from Burnett's work and potentized the remedy, using a gall-stone for his preparations. Like many of the rest of the nosodes originally introduced by Swan, the work was necessarily empirical, yet he affirms after much experience that it is "almost a specific from gall-stone colic; relieves the distress at once. " And this after failure with Nux, Cinchona, Carduus. Podophyllum and other apparently well-selected remedies. Yingling reports some curses of gall- stone colic and other diseases of the liver in the Medical Advance, page 549, August, 1908. Clarke says, it is found in the blood, in the brain, the yolk of eggs, seeds and buds of plants, but is most abundant in the bile and biliary calculi. It occurs in the form of crystals with a mother-of-pearl lustre, and is fatty to the touch. It is soluble in both alcohol and ether. Ameke claimed to have derived great advantage from its use in cases diagnosed as cancer of the liver, or in such obstinate engorgements that malignancy was suspected. Burnett claims to twice cured cancer of the liver with it, and "in hepatic engorgements that by reason of their intractable and slow yielding to well-selected remedies make one think interrogationally of cancer. " In such conditions, where the diagnosis is in doubt, especially if the patient has been subjected to repeated attacks of biliary colic, Cholesterinum, he claims, is very satisfactory and at times its action even striking. Yingling reports the following cases:1st case Attacks come suddenly and cease suddenly. pain in pushing is region of gall duct. Marked acidity of stomach since last attack. No appetite; food nauseates. Region of liver sore, sensitive to touch or jar, (<) lying on the sides. 2nd case Vomits bile and become very yellow. Liver very sensitive and sore; pressure in front or behind very painful, worse in region of gall duct. Bending or any sudden motion aggravates. Cholesterinum 2m. not only promptly relieved acute attacks, but has effected a practical cure.4

1.CURRENT Medical Dx & Tx > Chapter 28. Lipid Disorders >
2.BOUKO LEVY M., Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory
3.Therapeutics- Practical Homoeopathic Therapeutics by Dewey W.A.
Condition [Arteriosclerosis]
4.Materia Medica- Keynotes with Nosodes by Allen H.C.

TONSILLITIS LYCOPODIUM CASE Girl Six Years Old - Dr Mirjana Zivanov

Girl six years old

Her mom says:
She has troubles with tonsils. She often has a sore throat, and then she gets antibiotics. She always has a stuffed nose, but with no discharge, so she has some difficulties breathing during the night. She snores and keeps her mouth open. She sleeps with us in bed, and she is restless during her sleep. She doesn’t sleep during the day.
She likes to cuddle a lot. She is very shy. She doesn’t like boys, because they are naughty, they fight and hit other children. She runs away if she sees a fight. Two or three times she has had nose bleeds. She is in loved with a boy, smaller then her! They are the same age… She is going to ballet. It suits her, because she has the build and talent for dance. She is fast and slick, compared with other children.
Homeopathy tonsils
Tonsillitis Girl
She likes sweets, especially chocolate. She likes strawberries most of all fruits. Her appetite is generally weak. At home her appetite is ok, but at kindergarten she eats almost nothing. I think that’s because she is scared of naughty boys there. She is, also, afraid of people especially when they are yelling. Since she has given up a pacifier, she calms down by touching my and my husband’s ears.
The girl is very shy, with fragile built. To some of our questions she answered very maturely for her age. She is very timid, scared of bigger and stronger people, while she looks down on a boy smaller then she is. She is amative, likes sweets, especially chocolate, has a weak appetite and likes ballet. Based on these observations we recognize an image of a plant with a yellow flower.
Rp. Lycopodium clavatum C30

Follow up after ten days
She sleeps well, our nights are more peaceful. She breathes well, only her nose runs a bit. Her tonsils are a bit enlarged, as well as her lymph nodes. She doesn’t snore anymore, and doesn’t she keep her mouth open.
Her appetite is better, too. She loves cheese, pastry, chicken, fish… She is fast and likes to run. She is more brush, free, courageous then before. We are satisfied.
Since the girl’s breathing is better, she sleeps well, her appetite has been improved, she is more self-aware and looks bouncy and happy.
Rp. Watch and wait

Follow up after three weeks
She still breathes well, her appetite is good, she doesn’t cry when we take her to the kindergarten, she even eats up everything she gets there for lunch, and it has happened for the first time ever. She mostly eats pastry, just like her dad.
The girl has changed so much for the better, that we could hardly recognize her. She is lively, more communicative then before.
Rp. Watch and wait
Follow up, when necessary. We have instructed her mother how to recognize when it’s time to bring the girl back to us, for repeating the remedy.

Follow up after six months
Last six months everything was fine. She didn’t have a single cold, even though other children in the kindergarten were ill every once in a while. Now she has a high fever, 38oC. She coughs, sneezes, breathing is more difficult than it was, but not as much as it used to be, but she rather breathes on her nose and mouth at the same time. Appetite is a bit weaker. Everything else is fine. She is not in love any more. She saw the boy she liked, picking his nose and then sticking eating it, so she doesn’t like him any more…
We find that the immune reaction is very good, because of the high temperature. Generally her state is very good, practically unchanged for the last six months.
Rp. Lycopodium clavatum C200

Follow up in three days
The next day after the remedy, she didn’t have temperature any more, and she felt much better. Her nose is not stuffed anymore, so she doesn’t have to breathe on her mouth. She coughs less and eats well… She is going to the kindergarten.
Everything is fine, and this was just an acute illness, flu. The fact that her immune system cured this flu so quickly, is a sign of a strong vital force...
Rp. Watch and wait
Follow up, if necessary.

Dr Mirjana Zivanov
Dr.Mirjana Zivanov
About Dr Mirjana Zivanov:
Dr Mirjana Zivanov graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad (Serbia) and London International College of Homeopathy. Dr Mirjana has 10 years of everyday clinical practice in Classical Homeopathy, at Homeopathic clinic in Novi Sad, Serbia. Dr Mirjana is the author of the books “Homeopathy in Practice”, “Principles of Homeopathy” and “Homeopathy – The Invisible Influences”. She is the creator of “Tetractys of Simillimum” and “The Matrix Method”. Dr Mirjana can be contacted at: dr.mirjana.zivanov@gmail.com

Coccyx: Injury Chronic Neuralgia needs Homeopathy to cure

- BOUKO LEVY M., Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory
 All that is above, is below. A trauma to the coccyx is transmitted into a cranial shock.
 This part of the body is richly innervated, and will produce a very acute sensitivity with vagotonia and chronic neuralgia.
 Recent trauma 
 • 3 granules, as needed : ARNICA / HYPERICUM / RUTA / a.a. p. 4C
 • one dose, daily : NATRUM SULFURICUM 9C, then 12C, then 15C
 Persistent neuralgia 
 --  with weight and weariness in nape of neck, sensation of a string pulling from eye to occiput; left-sided; imaginary foul odors; loquacity :
Homeopathic coccyx remedies
Coccyx Pain
 • 3 granules, as needed : PARIS QUADRIFOLIA 5C
 --  agg. by warmth of bed, cold wind, winter :
 • 3 granules, as needed : MAGNESIA CARBONICA 5C
 --  agg. in the morning; amel. while walking, splinter-like pains :
 • 3 granules, as needed : FLUORIC ACID 7C
 --  luxation; pain agg. when lying down at night :
 • 3 granules, as needed : RUTA 4C
 --  burning pains; restless legs at night :
 • 3 granules, as needed : CAUSTICUM 5C
 --  agg. before urination, amel. after :
 • 3 granules, as needed : KALIUM BICHROMICUM 5C
 Extreme sensitivity, numbness when sitting 
 • 3 granules, as needed : PLATINA 5C
 See : arthritis, cysts, osteoarthritis, pains, rheumatisms, since, sprains, trauma.
 Homeopathic remedies have a wide range of cold symptoms associated with them.
 Some remedies are extremely sensitive to cold, some feel particular cold sensations, others need and search for coldness.
 --  but intolerent to heat :
 • one dose, monthly : PSORINUM 15C
 --  extremely chilly, amel. by local heat :
 • one dose, monthly : ARSENICUM ALBUM 15C
 --  with profuse sweating of the soles :
 • one dose, monthly : SILICEA 15C
 --  damp cold :
 • 3 granules, daily : DULCAMARA 4C
 --  coldness in the back :
 • in the upper back, one dose, monthly : LACHESIS 15C
 • in the lower back, one dose, monthly : PULSATILLA15C
 --  while eating :
 • one dose, monthly : MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS 15C
 --  in the extremities :
 • influenza invasion; cannot bear to be covered; faintness :
 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : CAMPHORA 4C
 • coldness from knees downwards :
 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : CARBO VEGETABILIS 4C
 • chilblains; violent cramps; arteritis :
 3 granules, 1 to 3 times a day : SECALE CORNUTUM 4C
 --  in the heart :
 • 3 granules, as needed : NAJA 5C
 • one dose, monthly : NATRUM MURIATICUM 15C
 --  during menses :
 • 3 granules, as needed : VERATRUM ALBUM 4C
 --  after the slightest exertion of the body or mind :
 • sensation of cold wind and extremely sensitive to it :
 one dose, monthly : HEPAR SULFUR 15C
 • sensation of coldness on feet, extemely sensitive to cold :
 one dose, monthly : CALCAREA CARBONICA 15C
 • in the evening; on the back; with headache :
 one dose, monthly : SEPIA 15C
 (See also desire)
 Cold foods 
 --  with burning sensations in several parts of the body (stomach, lung... etc.) :
 • one dose, as needed : PHOSPHORUS 9C
 --  ice creams, salads, fresh foods :
 • one dose, as needed : PULSATILLA 9C
 Cold drinks
 --  large quantities, not often :
 • 3 granules, as needed : BRYONIA 5C
 --  large quantities often salted or bitter taste :
 • 3 granules, as needed : CHINA 5C
 Cold air 
 • one dose, as needed : ARGENTUM NITRICUM 9C
 See : acrocyanosis, air, back, bronchitis, coryza, desire, diarrhea, fears, heat, laryngitis, mountains, otitis, rheumatisms, rhinopharyngitis, since, sensations, sweat, thirst, tonsillitis, torticollis, wind.. 
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