Homeopathy For Small Pox
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What Is Small Pox?
Small pox is an acute, highly contagious and frequently fatal, viral illness
caused by “variola virus”.
Smallpox is also known by the Latin names Variola or Variola vera. It is a
highly contagious disease unique to humans. It is caused by two virus variants
called "Variola major" and "Variola minor". Variola major is the more deadly
form, with a typical mortality of 20 - 40 percent of those infected. The other
type, Variola minor only kills 1% of its victims. Many survivors are left blind
in one or both eyes from corneal ulceration, and persistent skin scarring –
pockmarks – is nearly universal.
What Causes Small Pox?
Small pox is
spread by the variola virus.
Previously infected person can spread this infectious
Small pox spreads by droplet infection like face to face
contact, cough, sneeze, talk, etc.
Small pox also spreads using previously contaminated things
like clothes, floors or utensils.
Spread and Incubation Period For Small Pox
Small pox spreads by respiratory route or contact of lesion.
Highly infectious (therefore asserted to have the potential to be used as
Incubation period is 7 to 17 days.
After Two days Small Pox Symptoms Develop As:
on the skin then develops such as macule, papule, vesicle, pustule or
The whole eruptive phase of the illness usually begins on the mouth, face
and arms, spreads to other body parts to the back and the chest
Unlike chicken pox lesions which crop up in in
one area and are at the same stage of development, with small pox there is
Symptoms Of Small Pox
Complications Of Small Pox
Protection From Infection In A Small
All contaminated instruments, surfaces, clothing, beddings should be
Anyone entering must wear adequate droplet protection.
Avoid contact with infected person
Avoid touching rashes and blisters
Complete isolation of infected person
Do not use contaminated items.
Protection with ventilation and engineering requirements since it is air
Monitored negative pressure room, that allows 6 to 7 air changes pe rhour.
Room door must be closed except entering and exiting.
Skin lesions must be kept clean and dry.
Homeopathic Remedies Used Historically For Smallpox
Homeopathy selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and
symptoms similarity by using a holistic approach. The aim of homeopathic care is
to address small pox eruptions and address the underlying cause and the
individual's susceptibility. The best matching remedy should be selected to
address small pox.
Sudden rise of temperature with high fever, thirst and restlessness are
the chief indications for Aconite.
Much itching and swelling will call for Apis
Often becomes useful in loss of memory as a sequel of smallpox.
This a nearer simillimum to smallpox than any other remedy in the
Materia Medica. Rokitansky proved the similarity of the smallpox pustule to
those produced by tartar emetic. Hughes recognizes it almost as a routine
agent. With this remedy vesication and pustulation are marked. The mucous
membranes are involved and bronchitis or broncho-pnuemonia are apt to be
present, with the characteristic cough and expectoration symptoms. There are
excruciating pains in the loins. It is especially adaptable to cases
characterized by gastric irritation. It cover the full variolous process and
frequently covers the case from first to last.
Used where there is weakness, a burning heat, restlessness and
irregularly developed eruption, the pustules become flat, livid, dusky and
hemorrhagic, Arsenicum may be the remedy. Diarrhea is an attendant symptom.
For the congestion, with the severe headache, backache and purplish face, a
type often seen in young children. Belladonna is considered to be more
homeopathic to the initial fever than Aconite.
is also a first stage remedy; it has
nausea, vomiting, severe headache, high temperature. The eruption is
slow in coming to the surface and all the symptoms are worse by motion. It
suits especially negroes.
Carbolic acidis a powerful antiseptic. The pains
of carbolic acid come suddenly. They are burning are pricking, sticking. The
urine is very dark, black or blackish olive-green, grass or olive-green.
There is numbness and twitching. Putrid discharges are a marked indication.
The skin is inflamed, and other symptoms appear, with burning, tingling,
itching, and numbness.
For the intense backache and rheumatic pains. The body feels sore, the bed
feels hard, the muscles feeling as though they had been pounded.
Used in the initial stage. Used for their aching in the back and limbs
and the tight band headache of the disease are found under Gelsemium, and if
dullness and apathy be present it is all the more indicated. Gelsemium in
the initial stage, and indeed its pathogenesis more often corresponds to the
trouble than that of Aconite. The aching in the back and limbs and the tight
band headache of the disease are found under Gelsemium, and if dullness and
apathy be present it is all the more indicated.
Found useful in the hemorrhagic variety of small pox.
Used for symptoms in
small pox and used to treat cold, ear infections, sore throat,
tonsillitis, cough, asthma and skin complaints with pus discharges.
Dr. Garth Wilkinson considered Hydrastis to be specific remedy for small
Used in the suppurative stage of small-pox. Flow
of pus, and particularly bloody pus, from any orifice. Pus forms in cavities
in abscesses, which burn and sting. Discharges are yellow-green in color.
This remedy has similar symptoms, restlessness, headache, and it is a
useful remedy at the commencement of vesication, when the vesicles are
small, and also when the pustules turn black from effusion therein, and
diarrhea and dark bloody stools accompany.
This herb that is a homeopathic remedy is also used in
smallpox. In the 1800s, when smallpox still posed a
serious threat, the Micmac native Americans of Nova Scotia treated the
disease using a botanical infusion derived from the insectivorous plant Sarracenia
purpurea is a
species of pitcher plant. In vitro experiments with the herbal extract
it a inhibits replication of the variola virus, the
causative agent behind smallpox.
Sulphur is used as a preventive and curative. It belongs not only to the
suppurative stage, but also to metastatic brain symptoms.
Boenninghausen, a great Homeopath used this remedy with success and believed it to
be the best curative and preventive agent in smallpox. It suits
the eruptive stage, with milky, flat, painful pustules upon a dark inflamed
area. The pustulation is offensive. It quickly removes all dangerous
symptoms, dries up the vesicles and prevents all scars.
Has been extensively used and with much benefit for those with symptoms
of small pox.
This nosode is made from small pox and can be both used for
as well as the treatment of small pox. Dr. Zopfy mentions only using
Variolinum and Hepar in addressing small pox. Variolinum 30 has been
especially useful at the stage where the vesicles change into pustules.
may be called for in cases where the head is hot, and the extremities
are cool and cyanotic; backache, fever and perspiration.
Cell Salts For Small Pox
- Pustules discharging matter.
- If the fever be high, alternately with Kali mur.
is the main cell salts because it works on the formation of pustules. Kali
mur. is also considered to be prophylactic of the disease.
Putrid conditions, heavy odor, exhaustion and stupor. Symptoms indicating
- To promote the formation of healthy skin and the falling off of the
Natrum mur -
Salivary flow, confluence of pustules and drowsiness.
- When the pustules become purulent.
Herbs and Natural Remedies
For Small Pox
Should a smallpox outbreak occur,
there are several smallpox herbal remedies believed to help fight symptoms.
These smallpox herbs include:
Ginger - To help ease
irritation and fight the smallpox virus, it can help to add ginger to your
Goldenseal - Another
smallpox home remedy for the bath is goldenseal.
Lady’s Slipper -
The lady’s slipper herb can be taken orally to help fight smallpox.
Tansy - Tansy can be taken
orally or used as a topical wash to heal smallpox.
Yarrow - Taking yarrow
orally, such as in a tea, is said to help treat smallpox.
Home Remedies For Small Pox
- Parh Leaves - 5-7
leaves can be boiled in a glass of water for a few minutes and water shall
be given to the patient when warm after straining. These leaves are for
speeding up the healing process of blisters and also relieve symptoms. The
leaves supplement antibodies that fight back variola virus and suppress its
- Milk - Milk works as one of the efficient
home remedies for smallpox as it speeds-up recovery and maintains energy. To
use milk as a remedy take one liter of it and bring it to a boil. Add two
teaspoons of lemon juice which will make milk curdle. Allow it to become
warm and give it to the person on waking in the morning.
Poppy Seeds -
Poppy seed help in suppressing the virus and its
activities and relieving symptoms. The blisters of smallpox can cause severe
burning and itching. The paste of poppy seeds is applied over blisters,
provides cooling effects. It relieves itching and burning and helps in
healing blisters faster. The poppy seeds can also be used as internal
remedies for abdominal pain and maintain energy levels which helps in
- Red Sandle Wood Powder - Make a paste of red
sandalwood powder with water for smallpox. This paste provides fast relief
from itching and burning and heals blisters faster.