There are multiple viral diseases that affect millions of people. One prominent disease that is affecting millions of people in over forty countries is ‘Chikungunya’. Although it was first found in the countries of Africa and Asia, slowly it spread to the rest of the world. Anyone can be infected by the disease but; infants, older people and people with some health conditions like hypertension, diabetes and heart disease are more prone to get infected. People interested in healing themselves from the disease and avoiding complications should approach the Homeo clinics for safe and no-side-effects treatment.
What is Chikungunya?
Chikungunya is a viral disease spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Chikungunya virus belongs to the Togaviridae alphavirus genus and is spread by Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito. Though Chikungunya is rarely fatal, its effects can persist for months or years making the person debilitated.
Symptoms of Chikungunya:
Generally, symptoms of Chikungunya are seen from 2-4 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and the infection may last from 2- 12 days. Chikungunya symptoms include –
- continuous high fever
- joint pains
- muscle pain
- sensitivity to light
- swelling in the joints
Usually, people start to feel better within a week to ten days’ time. However, some people are affected by persistent or recurrent symptoms like joint pains that do not go away for a long time. This is common in people over the age of thirty-five or forty years.
Causes of Chikungunya:
Chikungunya is caused by the Chikungunya virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes that attack in the day time. When they bite an infected person, they are infected and can spread the virus to other people through their bite. The disease is self-limiting and usually, doesn’t cause severe complications. In some rare cases, it can turn into a serious condition giving rise to complications in young children, aged people and people with other serious health conditions like heart diseases etc. Some complications that can arise from Chikungunya are –
- neurological imbalances and ailments
- heart ailments
- eye ailments
- kidney ailments
There is no preventive vaccine for Chikungunya but can be effectively treated by the medicines given by homeopaths in Delphis, one of the top Homeo clinics in Hyderabad.
Chikungunya and Homeopathy:
Prevention is always better and it is possible too in case of mosquito-borne diseases. It is advised to wear long sleeves and pants; stay in screened-in areas; use mosquito repellents when venturing out and ensure that the place where you stay or work does not allow breeding of mosquitoes. In spite of taking precautions, if you are infected by the Chikungunya virus, consult your homeopath at the nearest Homeo clinics for the best treatment for Chikungunya.
Homeopathy offers excellent acute remedies for relief from the existing symptoms and constitutional remedies to prevent chronic post-fever joint pains. Homeopathy provides treatment on the basis of ‘Genus Epidemicus’ concept which aids in boosting a person’s immunity levels so that the person doesn’t get affected by mosquito bites. Also, the medicines are free from any side effects and don’t cause gastric irritation unlike the medicines in the conventional medicine system.