Monsoon Ailments And Homoeopathic Treatment - homeopathy360

Monsoon Ailments And Homoeopathic Treatment

When it rains , its spores or more precisely , it’s bacteria , viruses and other kinds of organisms for whom foul weather means a field day . As the general level of contamination rises , the incidence of food and water-borne diseases reaches its annual peak


Causes ;  Bacteria : salmonella , escherichia coli , shigella

How it spreads : contamination of water supply with sewage , over flow of sewage in the rains . contaminated food via food handlers , vendors . organisms in stale food unwashed or uncooked food , fruits and vegetables .

Signs and symptoms ; vomiting watery /loose stools several times a day , and fever …all causing dehydration which shows up as sunken eyes , dry skin , dry tongue , thirst , excessive weakness , occasionally muscle cramps .

Is it contagious / infectious ? : yes …via the faeces of one person to the mouth of another

Self care measures and homoeopathic treatment : To treat dehydration , give plenty of boiled water with an electrolyte formulation , or( ORS which can be made at home , the juice of one lemon in a glass of water with a pinch of salt and 5 teaspoons of sugar , several times a day )

Arsenic album, aethusa , camph, podophylum , pyrogen ,

Stick to a bland diet like rice , curds apples , ripe bananas . avoid eating spicy , oily foods .


Causes : shigella group of gram –ve bacilli

How it spreads : as in gastroenteritis

Signs and symptoms ; 3 to 12 or more loose stools per day which gradually lessen . Mucus in stools , occasional pain in abdomen , vomiting sometimes , fever is rare

Is it contagious /infectious ? :  yes( as in gastroenteritis )

Self care measure and homoeopathic treatment ; self care measures as above , treat symptomatically with —-aloe soc, arsenicum alb, merc sol , merc cor , nux vomica, sulphur .


Causes ; enlamoeba, histolytica

How it spreads : as in gastroenteritis

Signs and symptoms : 1-5 semisolid stools a day , occasionally watery , mucus present in stools and occasionally blood . Severe abdominal cramps which prcede in motion , sour belching , bloating of stomach and flatulence , some times constipation

It is contagious and infectious .

Self care measures and homoeopathic treatment : medicines according to symptoms , hot or cold water bottles for abdominal pain .drink plenty of water , if there are many stools , maintain bland diet . symptomatically with —-aloe soc, arsenicum alb, merc sol , merc cor , nux vomica, sulphur .


Causes : vibrio cholerae

How it spreads : as in gastroenteritis , often in epidemics due to contamination of drinking water supply with sewage in the monsoon or after flooding of rivers .

Signs and symptoms : abrupt onset of watery , painless diarrhoea ( rice water stools ) and vomiting several times a day , some times countless stools , crmps in leg muscles due to depletion of potassium and calcium , severe dehydration with wrinkling of skin and fever –low to moderate .

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : aethusa , ars,album. Ver,album,

ORS or electral to treat dehydration . diet – as in gastroenteritis .


Causes : salmonella typhoe

How it spreads : in epidemics too , via food handlers , as in famous typhoid Mary case when a cook of the same name infected hundreds in America

Signs and symptoms : continuous very high temperature up to 104degree F. does not touch normal for the first 6-8 days , then intermittent fever continues for a week to 10 days longer . fever goes up in the evening , a cooled tongue , extreme malaise prostration , toxic appearance tiny rose spots over trunk are other features . Pain in the lower abdomen , distension and loose motions may be present .

Is it contagious /infectious ? :vry much ( as in gastroenteritis )

Self care measures and homoeo treatment :  treat according to symptoms –bryonia , baptisia , arsenicum , arnica , pyrogen ,  plenty of fluids , a low roughage diet to avoid perforation of ulcers in the intestine , so no fruits and vegetables , only their juices . Bed rest essential to prevent complications like peritonitis and inflammation of other organs .


Causes :

plasmodium vivax and plasmodium falciparum , transmitted via mosquito’s saliva during a bite .

how it spreads :the female anopheles mosquito needs a dose of blood before laying eggs ; while getting it from a human victim , she transmits the parasite into the person . the mosquito breeding season is in march and September .

signs and symptoms : sudden onset of high fever with chills and rigors , sweating , headache and vomiting .Fever comes on intermittently , usually on alternate days with the temperature remaining normal in between . Body ache and pain in limbs may be present .

Is it contagious /infectious ? : no !!! it can be transmitted only via a mosquito bite .

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : Bed rest , cold compress for high fever and headache . Fluids orally , avoid spicy , oily foods to reduce stomach irritation .

Arsenic alb, camphora , ced , china, eup perf , lachesis , nux vom, phos acid ,


Causes : humidity , dust , fungus , in the rains ; seasonal allergy ,

How it spreads : suffers may be afflicted regularly each monsoon or winter .

Signs and symptoms : breathlessness , dry cough , and uneasiness , all either at rest or on exertion . These may be preceded by attacks of sneezing and a runny nose , some times severe oxygen hunger .

“It is not contagious .”

self care measures and homoeo treatment : steam inhalations twice a day , deep breathing exercises , over the counter cough medicines should not be taken , since they may be expectorants which contain ammonium chloride etc., which are not needed for the usual dry cough of bronchial asthma .

drosera , ipecac , nat sulph , thuja , ant tart , apis , kali carb , rumex , pulsatilla , phos , spongia , sulph , nux vom , nat sulph , gives excellent result in asthma in children as a constituitional remedy . ( depending upon the symptoms , doctor prescribes the medicine )


Causes : as in bronchial asthma

How it spreads ? :as in bronchial asthma

Signs and symptoms : watering of the nose , sneezing , watering of eyes , sore throat

Is it contagious /infectious ? : allergic rhinitis ( unlike the common cold ) is not contagious .

Self care measures and homoeo treatment :  steam inhalations . am c , ars , merc , puls , rhus tox , nux vom , sanguniria , dulcamara , silicea ,

CONJUNCTIVITIS (pink eye ) :

Causes : chlamydia trachomatis and other organisms

How it spreads ? : through hand shakes , physical contact , etc., from one person’s hand to another’s eye .

Signs and symptoms : inflammation of the conjunctiva which causes redness and swelling of the eye . Profuse watering of eyes and itching , watering of nose , headache , intolerance to light .

Contagious /infectious ? : extremely

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : wash the eyes several times a day with distilled water . Dark glasses out doors .

Arg nit , apis , belladonna , carb s , euphrasia , sulphur , rhus tox , –extreme burning & redness : arg nit 200, frequent doses .


Causes ; the virus of hepatitis  A(HAV)&E(HEV)

How it spreads : as in gastroenteritis the foecal contamination of food . Occurs in epidemics too .

Signs and symptoms : in both forms : pre-jaundice phase ..body ache , malaise , loss of appetite , nausea , vomiting , especially after eating fried foods , lasts 1-2 weeks . Jaundice phase …yellow skin , eyes and urine , pale , clay like stools , low grade fever , itching over body , enlarged and tender liver . post jaundice stage lasts 1-4 months .

Contagious / infectious ? :yes !!!!

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : bed rest not always needed , but activities should be restricted , high calorie , low fat diet , plenty of glucose and fruit juices . symptomatic treatment with indicated homoeopathic remedy .


Causes ;;usually the moist air of the monsoon which gets into ears ; bacteria

How it spreads : the moisture in the air reaches the external and middle ear and causes inflammation ,

Signs and symptoms : itching and discharge from the ears , severe pain inside the ears , high fever if not treated , and deafness .

Not contagious /infectious .

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : clean the ears with boric spirit .

Merc sol 200 , pulsatilla , calc s ,  clear out wax ( use wax –dissolving drops )


Causes : staphylococcus , aureus ,

How it spreads : the fluid oozing from surface is contagious

Signs and symptoms : it begins as an erythematous spot –forming a vesicle with clear fluid , then purulent ,it then dries and forms a thick yellow crust . Removal of crust exposes underlying eroded surface with little oozing , the crusts fall off and leave no scar .

Contagious and infectious .

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : local hygiene is maintained , wash the hands with antiseptic .  dulc, hepar 200, kali bic , rhus tox , ly


Causes : mite , sarcoples , scabiei ,

How it spreads : the disease is spread through contact with infected individual or rarely through contact with infected clothes , bed linen , towel .

Signs and symptoms : pruritus – severe itching which is worse at night –the itch starts 4-6 weeks after the contagion . Scabies is suspected when several members of family have itcing at night , Burrows –diagnostic sign of scabies , it is slightly elevated grayish tortuous or dotted line on the skin , site of lesions are interdigital folds , flexor aspect of the wrist , elbows , around the nipples and umbilicus .

Contagious /infectious – yes

Self care measures and homoeo treatment : the clothes bed linen and towel should be boiled and ironed , contact with infected individuals should be avoided .

Psorinum 1M , sulphur , mez , bovista , crot tig ,

(the homoeopathic medicines are indicated in italics letter above , for each disease)

The homoeopathic medicines mentioned above are chosen according to the symptoms, for which the homoeopathic doctor must be consulted and taken

About the author

Dr B.S Suvarna

B.A, D.I.Hom[Lond.], M.I.H, PhD, PGDPC (Psychotherapy & Counselling, USA)
Jeevan Shanthi
Karnataka State, India