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Homeopathy for Any Sort of Pox

Homeopathy for Any Sort of Pox 1

Monkeypox has entered the news so can homeopathy help it or other pox-associated diseases? Let’s take a look.

Homeopathy produces its best results when remedies are matched to symptoms rather than disease names.

Chickenpox, monkeypox, buffalopox, horsepox, camelpox, cowpox, smallpox, vaccinia virus and shingles each have one symptom in common- the production of blistering vesicles known as poxes that fill with fluid or pus.

This shared symptom corresponds to twelve homeopathic remedies, and three preventatives, each of which is listed below.

The choice of which one to use is made by matching the remedy to other presenting symptoms as well as the symptom of pox.

Homeopathic Remedies for Poxes

The following twelve remedies suit pox-related symptoms. Dosage guidelines are available at: How Often to Dose with a 30C Homeopathic Remedy and Q. Which Potency Should I Choose?

1. Aconite Napellus (Acon.)

Early and rapid development of a pox-like eruption. A remedy for the first stage when the rash is still red and the person is thirsty, restless, has a high fever, and feels anxious.

2. Antimonium Crudum (Ant-c.)

Pustular poxes with yellowish or brown scurfs (thin, dry scales). The eruptions are itchy and painful when pressure is applied. Diarrhea may also be present.

3. Antimonium Tartaricum (Ant-t.)

Development and recovery of poxes is slow and pustules leave bluish-red marks on the skin. Painful and large poxes that crust as they dry. The person feels drowsy, lethargic and sweaty. Associated with bronchitis and other rattling respiratory symptoms, especially in children.

4. Arsenicum Album (Ars.)

Poxes with intense burning, especially at night. Poxes covered in ‘fish scales’. Anxious and chilly. Thirsty for warm sips.

5. Belladonna (Bell.)

Another remedy for the initial stage of pox development and inflammation. The rash is bright red and burning while the skin is smooth, hot and sensitive. The person has a high fever, rapid pulse, flushed face and intense or throbbing headache. Drowsiness with inability to sleep may be present.

6. Bryonia Alba (Bry.)

A useful remedy when pox development is slow. Skin is dry and the body aches. Also indicated for when the rash suddenly recedes and respiratory symptoms are present. May be irritable.

7. Mercurius Solubilis (Merc.)

A useful remedy pus-filled poxes that discharge pus. Poxes often large and surrounded by a red circle. Offensive night sweats.

8. Pulsatilla Pratensis (Puls.)

Pox-like eruptions in which the pus develops a yellow-green colour. The person is emotional, weepy, and clingy or wants company and sympathy. They feel better in cool, fresh air and are thirstless.

9. Rhus Toxicodendron (Rhus-t.)

Poxes itch and the person is restless. Sweat worsens the itch and muscles feel stiff and aching. A burning sensation from the scratching may occur. Likes cold milk.

10. Sarracenia Purpurea (Sarr.)

Large pustular poxes with scanty, dark urine and fever. Heavy and sore feeling in the bones. Considered within homeopathy to be a specific remedy and abort the progress of smallpox and prevent its pitting.

11. Thuja Occidentalis (Thuj.)

Poxes with large pustules that discharge before crusting. Poxes tend to scar. May prevent or reduce scar formation.

12. Sulphur (Sulph.)

Poxes with an intense itch. Rash is slow to develop. Thirsty and hungry.

Homeopathic Preventatives Used in Pox Disorders

Preventative homeopathy (homeoprophylaxis) has a long history of use as discussed in Homeoprophylaxis: Human Records, Studies and Trials.

The following remedies are used for their pox-associated prophylactic effects.

1. Varicellinum (Varic.)

A nosode prepared from chickenpox.

2. Variolinum (Vario.)

A nosode prepared from smallpox.

3. Malandrinum (Maland.)

A nosode prepared from grease heel in horses.

More information on nosodes, their preventative effects, and how often to use them is available at: Q. What is a Nosode?

Resources and References

Homeoprophylaxis: Human Records, Studies and Trials

Q. What is a Nosode?

Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke

Smallpox & Other Orthopoxvirus-Associated Infections




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