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Meningitis

Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord known collectively as meninges. Meningitis can occur when fluid surrounding the meninges becomes infected.

homeopathic treatment for meningitis

Symptoms:
  • Stiffness of neck
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache with nausea or vomiting
  • Sensitive to bright light
  • Loss of appetite and thirst
  • Confusion of difficulty concentrating
  • Seizures
  • Numbness in face
  • Drowsiness
Causes:

It always results from a bacterial or viral infection that begins somewhere in body like ears ,sinuses or throat.

Bacterial meningitis -Where bacteria enters bloodstream and travel to the brain and spinal cord.

Neisseria meningitis Cause by upper respiratory infection but can cause meningococcal meningitis when they enter the bloodstream.It is contagious in adults an teenagers.

Listeria monocytogenes-Found in unpasteurized cheeses ,hot dogs and lunchmeals.People with low immunity suffer more

Hameophilusinfluenzae-occurs mostly in childrens

streptococcus pneumoniae-Causes pneumonia or ear or sinus infections.

Viral meningitis -Is mild and clears on its own

Chronic meningitis-Slow growing organisms invade membrane and fluid surrounding your brain.

Fungal meningitis-Its often contracted by breathing in fungal spores that may found in soil or decaying wood

Homeopathic Apporach:

Homeopathy offers good prognosis to cases of meningitis .Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for the management of meningitis.

1)Belladonna-Belladonna is one of the top remedies for meningitis and it is suitable for simple meningitis not the tubercular form. Belladonna is effective in the initial stages where there is violent delirium,. There is violent headache, which is throbbing and hammering in nature.  

2)Bryonia Alba- Bryonia is another effective medicine for meningitis , it follows well after Belladonna. It should be given when Belladonna has reduced the temperature and slowed down the pulse. Bryonia also have high fever with copious sweats. The headache is  worse from motion , when rising up and be

3) Apis Mellifica – Apis mellifica is excellent for tubercular meningitis, spinal meningitis with collection of fluid in tissues and cavities of the body. There is acute cerebral effusion due to suppressed or undeveloped eruption..

4)Helleborus – Helleborus is best for later stages of meningitis with wrinkled forehead, pupils dilated, lower jaw tends to drop and there is automatic motion of one arm and one leg. There is complete unconsciousness , complete or partial stupor, sluggishness. Helleborous is best for tubercular meningitis.Helleborus is prominently indicated for meningitis when the neck feels rigid and there is marked drowsiness.. Frequent convulsions in meningitis. This medicine is also indicated for meningitis with hydrocephalus

5)Zincum Metallicum-Zincum met is suitable for sub acute form, especially tubercular and due to suppressed eruptions. The child awakes with fear, rolls his head, cries out and startles in sleep.

6)Cicuta Virosa – Cicutavirosa is best for meningitis with convulsions. There are frightful distortions of limbs and whole body with loss of consciousness and opisthotonos.It is renewed by slightest touch, noise or jerk.  There is a craving for charcoal and other indigestible things. Cicuta is effective for tubercular meningitis.

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