MELBOURNE - ESTABLISHED 1948
Glen Iris Victoria 3146
Anthony von Moger - B.Hlth Sci (Nat) A.N.T.A F805191 - Homeopath
Measles is a particularly infectious viral disease, mainly affecting young children. The diagnosis can often be confirmed in the early stages by the appearance of small white spots within the mouth on the inside of the cheeks.
The main symptoms are fever, nasal discharge, and a nasty cough followed by a rash staring on the face and spreading in great blotches all over the body. The sufferer has an aversion to light. Once the rash has finished developing, the temperature drops and the child starts to feel better. Measles has a long incubation period and is very contagious both before and after the rash. It is not normally a dangerous disease to a healthy, well-nourished child.
Measles has been treated by homeopathy.
Measles requires detailed specific prescribing of the "right" homeopathic remedy.
Trial and error or shotgun prescribing does not work, and therefore we don't recommend self-medication. In fact, self-medication will complicate the overall symptom picture.
Below are only some of the remedies we may prescribe, please note how important the individual symptom picture is. Only when all symptoms, aggravation or amelioration are taken into consideration can a specific homeopathic remedy be selected.
A further consideration is given to the potency of the remedy.
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|Aconite - This is an excellent remedy to give in the first stages, before the rash has started and even before you are sure that it is measles. Use it if fever, croupy cough, watery nose, red eyes and restlessness appear very suddenly.|
|Apis - The child is extremely restless with he fever, but has no thirst despite the burning heat. The eyes are inflamed and look red and puffy. Drowsiness will be noticeable, but the child has difficulty in getting to sleep.|
|Belladonna - Like Aconite, use Belladonna in the early stages of measles. The child has a very red face, but no thirst. The pupils appear enlarged and the child cannot bear the light.|
|Bryonia - It is important hat the rash develops fully into measles. Use Bryonia if the rash appears very slowly or does not come up properly. There is a dry and painful, chesty cough; the child wants to be left absolutely still, as movement aggravates the chest and the acing muscles. The child's mouth is very dry and wants long drinks of water.|
|Gelsemium - Gelsemium case develop very slowly. The child feels very tired and weak, the eyelids feel very heavy and the back of the head may ache. The symptoms feel rather like influenza, with shivering, lassitude, and aching muscles. The child will feel hot and cold by turns and will not be thirsty.|
|Pulsatilla - This remedy comes into its own once the rash has developed. There may be thick yellow mucous and sticky eyelids. The child will suffer from a slight fever, is not thirsty, and feels better in a cool room. The cough is dry at night and loose during the day.|
|NOTE: Every effort has been made to ensure that the contents of this website is accurate and current. We do not recommend self-medication, the information herein is not designed to replace the expert and individual medical advice provided by your Homeopath.|