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Homeopathy for Dehydration Treatment

homeopathy remedies for dehydration treatment
Written by Dr. Manisha Bhatia

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration, treatment and homeopathy remedies for dehydration caused by blood loss, fluid loss and other medical conditions..

Dehydration is a condition in which there is excessive water/fluid loss from the body, water level drops upto a certain level which produces abnormal sign and symptoms.

Our body requires a certain amount of water or fluid level to perform its normal sensations and functions. If there is decreased intake and increased loss of water or fluid from the body, it results in the condition of dehydration, which ultimately leads to abnormal functioning of the body.

In plenty of cases it remains unnoticed, it often comes to notice when there is large amount of water loss from the body. It can be mild, moderate or severe; can occur in any age group.

What causes dehydration?

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Excessive sweating
  • Inadequate fluid intake
  • Fever
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Excessive dieting
  • Increased urine output

Medical conditions which causes dehydration

  • Diabetes
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Kidney failure
  • Malnutrition
  • Cocaine overdose
  • Food poisoning
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Cholera
  • Mercury poisoning
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • AIDS
  • Gastritis
  • Vibrio infection
  • Hypermesis graviderum
  • Digestive tract infections
  • Heat stroke
  • Chemical poisoning
  • Amebic dysentery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Colitis etc

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration

Dehydration is divided into three stages: 1) mild, 2) moderate and 3) severe

  • Mild to moderate dehydration may include the following:
    • Thirst is increase
    • Mouth feels dry, parched.
    • Patient feels Tired or sleepy
    • Decreased urine output
    • Urine is low volume and more yellowish than normal
    • Headache
    • Dry skin
    • Dizziness or vertigo, esp on rising
    • Few or no tears
  •  Severe dehydration may include the following:
    • Severely decreased urine output or no urine output. The urine, if any, is deep yellow or amber color.
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness that does not allow the person to stand or walk normally.
    • Orthostatic hypotension; Blood pressure drops when the person tries to stand after lying down
    • Rapid heart rate, Tachycardia
    • Fever
    • Poor skin elasticity (skin slowly sinks back to its normal position when pinched)
    • Lethargy, confusion, or coma
    • Seizures or convulsions
    • Shock


Diagnosis entirely depends upon the cause of dehydration. In most cases the diagnosis is clinical. Apart from that Urine Output and Serum Electrolytes are also measured to assess the severity.

Treatment of Dehydration

Rehydration through oral or intravenous route with water and electrolytes, treat the other conditions accordingly.

Homeopathic treatment of dehydration

homeopathy medicines for dehydrationHomeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach.

This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat dehydration but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility.

As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for dehydration treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints.

For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for dehydration treatment:

Camphora, Veratrum album, Cuprum met, Aethusa, Arsenic album, Carbo veg, China, Lachesis, Elaterium, Secale cor, Jatropha, Natrum mur.

Camphora, Veratrum album, Jatropa and China are remedies for dehydration caused by gastroenteritis, especially diarrhoea.

Arsenic alb, Cuprum met and Aethusa have both vomiting and diarrhoea. Aethusa is especially useful in children.

Cuprum met also has cramps with dehydration.

Lachesis, Secale cor, Trillium p and China also cover dehydration after blood loss.

Carbo veg is the remedy for the state of collapse or shock. If the patients faints due to fluid loss, the remedies are China, Acid phos, Trillium p, Carbo veg and Ipecac.

China and Acid phos has pronounced weakness with symptoms of dehydration.

If there is emaciation and weight loss due to chronic dehydration, the remedies to consider are Selenium, China, Lycopodium and Veratrum album.

Headache due to dehydration: Glonine, China.

Apart from the homeopathic remedies, oral or intravenous rehydration should be done and any other underlying medical condition should be treated appropriately.

Some Cases of Dehydration Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

Acute Severe Bacillary Dysentery with Diabetic Ketosis And Dehydration – by Meera Belsare

Septicemia in a Woman of 83 -by Rajiv Peres

Hay Fever Leading To Migraine -by Radka Ševčíková

Nightmares in a Woman of 19 – by Rajiv Peres

A Case of Synovial Cyst -by Serguei Krissiouk

Seizure Disorders in Children – by Manfred Mueller

About the author

Dr. Manisha Bhatia

BHMS, M.D. (Hom), CICH (Greece)
Dr. (Mrs) Manisha Bhatia is a leading homeopathy doctor working in Jaipur, India. She has studied with Prof. George Vithoulkas at the International Academy of Classical Homeopathy. She is the Director of Asha Homeopathy Medical Center, Jaipur's leading clinic for homeopathy treatment and has been practicing since 2004.

She writes for Hpathy.com about homeopathic medicines and their therapeutic indications and homeopathy treatment in various diseases. She is also Associate Professor, HoD and PG Guide at S.K. Homeopathy Medical College. To consult her online, visit: https://www.doctorbhatia.com/asha-homeopathy/

1 Comment

  • Wonderful answer to some skeptics (#humour) Thank you, Dr Bhatia.

    Is it worth mentioning that in topping up one’s water it is best to make sure one gets enough electrolytes? A pinch of rock salt, maybe. Also, boiled and cooled water is less harsh for elderly.and other sensitive people.
    Plus remember that too much water is also toxic through cerebral anaemia – people can take too much water if overheated (this is how the drug ecstasy kills party-goers).

    What is a good on-hand remedy set for over-consumption of water? (Given that totality of symptoms may be a better guide.)

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