I was approached by a worried family to treat their 16-year-old boy in the Subcontinent, where dengue fever is prevalent. Having diagnosed him with Dengue and confirmed the diagnosis through lab results, their local doctor sought my assistance during my overseas travel, as he mentioned they had no cure allopathically for dengue except symptomatic treatment.
As a classical homeopath with no prior experience in treating dengue cases, I felt concerned about my ability to help. Remembering Professor George Vithoulkas’ teachings on emergency situations, I decided to do whatever it takes to heal the patient. My classical homeopathy training and usual approach involves using one remedy at a time, with the potency and repetition tailored to the specific case. However, in this instance, I prescribed two remedies.
Based on the information provided by the family, I identified two potential remedies: Crotalus Horidus and Eupatorium Perfolatum. The patient displayed symptoms such as a high fever of 103.5 F, headaches, and pain in the eyeballs.
To address these, I prescribed three daily doses of Crotalus and three doses of Eupatorium, both in 30C potency, taken alternatively over two days. Remarkably, the patient exhibited signs of improvement within 24 hours of commencing the treatment.
Blood tests early morning on the third day revealed an increase in platelet count which had initially dropped to dangerously low levels. Based on these results, I reduced the dosage to one morning dose of Crotalus and one evening dose of Eupatorium. By the fourth day, the patient was able to resume schooling, displaying good energy levels and a relaxed and happy demeanor.
The question arises as to whether a single remedy would have been equally effective in curing Dengue. Unfortunately, I cannot provide a definitive answer, as I decided to administer two remedies out of an abundance of caution. Given that I had no direct communication with the child and relied solely on information provided by the parents and grandparents, I chose to mitigate any potential risks to the patient’s life.
Dengue fever is dangerous, and life threatening in severe cases. As mentioned above there are no known cures in conventional medicine, and even in recovering patients the convalescence period is from two to four weeks with no certainty of the outcomes. In dangerous, life-threatening situations, the consideration of homeopathic treatment is essential, and should be embraced with utmost hope and conviction.
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