HOMEOPATHY FOR MEASLES

Homeopathy for Measles

Measles differ from Scarlatina in several respects. The eruption is rough, so that on passing the hand over the skin considerable inequalities may be detected, and is of a darkish scarlet color ; in Scarlet Fever, the roughness is absent, and the rash is of a bright scarlet color. The sneezing, lachrymation, and other catarrhal symptoms which characterize the primary stage of Measles, are usually absent in Scarlet Fever.

Aconitum. — Febrile symptoms, either at the outset, or during the progress of the disease.  A dose every third or fourth hour, as long as may be necessary.

Pulsatilla. — Almost specific in measles ; especially when symptoms of cold, derangement of the stomach, and much phlegm in the chest are present. It is most useful after the fever has been modified by Aconite  or in the absence of fever it may be given alone.

Belladonna. — Considerable affection of the throat, dry, barking cough, restlessness, and tendency to delirium. A few doses, at intervals of two or three hours.

Bryonia. — Imperfectly developed or suppressed eruption ; stitching pains in the chest, difficult breathing, cough, etc. In addition to this remedy, a sudden re- cession of the eruption might necessitate a warm bath.

Sulphur. — After the eruption has completed its natu- ral course, and the other remedies are discontinued. A dose night and morning for several days. After Consequences (Sequela:). — Measles is often succeeded by diseases of the lungs, eyes, ears, bones, or some affection of the skin. These are often far more serious than the malady itself, and generally require professional treatment. They may sometimes be prevented by the administration of Sulphur . Sequelae are infrequent after Homoeopathic treatment.

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