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What are homeopathic remedies for measles? – Part 1

• Measles is an infectious viral disease.
• It occurs mostly during late winter and spring.
• It starts off with nausea followed by cough, runny nose and conjunctivitis (pink eye).
• A rash starts:
– Within the face and upper neck
– Spreads down the rear and trunk
– Then reaches the arms and hands
– Along with the legs and feet
• After about 5 days, the rash fades.
• Measles is especially contagious.
• Infected people are usually contagious.
• Person is usually susceptible from about 4 days before the beginning of the rash to 4 days later.
• The measles virus resides inside the mucus inside the nose and throat of infected people.
• When they sneeze or cough, droplets spray to the air.
• The droplets remain active and contagious on infected surfaces for about 120 minutes.

Causes of Measles

• Contagious virus
• Coughs
• Sneezes or talks
• Infected droplets in the air
• Ingesting or touching something that has fallen on the contagious droplets which are on any surface.
• Rubbing after touching the infected surface

Symptoms of Measles

• Fever
• Dry cough
• Runny nose
• Conjunctivitis
• Sensitivity to light
• Tiny white spots with bluish-white centers – Koplik’s spots.
• These spots appear 2 to 3 days after initial symptoms.
• A skin rash
• Flat blotches very often flow into one another
• Persistent cough
• Runny nose
• Inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
• Raw throat
• Fever spikes
• Red blotchy rash appears

Homeopathic Remedies for Measles

1. Aconite. [Acon]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• hard croupy cough is present
• restlessness
• anxiety
• poisoned or infected condition of the blood
• catarrhal irritation
• sneezing
• exudation has taken place
• eruption appears
• early stages of measles
• high fever
• dry barking cough
• red conjunctiva (“pink eye”)
• skin burns
• itching
• feeling of restless
• anxious
• frightened
• they toss and turn.

2. Gelsemium. [Gels]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• much chilliness
• fever is prominent
• person is dumpish
• apathetic
• does not want to be disturbed
• there is watery coryza
• coryza excoriates the upper lip and nose
• harsh, barking, croupy cough
• chest soreness
• hoarseness
• there is an itching
• redness of the skin
• measly eruption
• some aching in the limbs
• coryza
• undeveloped eruption
• when there is pain at the base of the brain
• high fever
• passive brain symptoms
• fever with great weakness
• a sense of heaviness
• heaviness of whole body and eyelids.

3. Dulcamara
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• aching
• measles occurring from damp, cool air
• measles due to rainy weather or sudden changes.

4. Euphrasia. [Euph]
This remedy is indicated to a person with the following symptoms:
• catarrhal symptoms
• acrid tears stream out of the eyes
• red and swollen conjunctiva
• the cough is dry and hoarse
• intense throbbing headache
• relieved headache on the appearance of the eruption
• excoriating discharge from the eyes
• photo phobia
• gets worse in artificial light
• brightness of the eyes
• catarrhal condition is characteristic.
• fever
• rash
• a bland nasal discharge
• they become sensitive to light
• they have cough only during the day.

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