Gastroenteritis is the inflammation of stomach and small intestines which generally caused diarrhea,Vomiting and Abdominal pain. Most cases of gastroenteritis are having past history of Suppression of skin disease with ointments and lotions.The same factor suppression of skin disease is the cause for nasal catarrh and flu so gastroenteritis some times called as Gastric Flu.
Homeopathic Treatment for Gastroenteritis:
Gastroenteritis is particulary frequent during childhood and the Summer season.
This disease breaks out suddenly and needs a fast and effective treatment.
A stool culture must be done before any remedy is prescribed and a proper diet must be started immediately.
Homeopathic remedies will help in the acute, subacute, and chronic phases of the Gastroenteritis and during the convalescence. Following Homeopathic Remedies are best in treatment of Gastroenteritis symptoms.They produce cure for gastroenteritis without causing any side effects.
Homeopathic medicines to Alternate 3 granules, every half hour, as needed :
-- in case of copious diarrhea :
• ALOE 4C, or PODOPHYLLUM 4C
• ANTIMONIUM CRUDUM 4C, or IPECA 4C
-- severe case :
• ARSENICUM ALBUM 4C, then CUPRUM METAL 4C, then VERATRUM ALBUM 4C
-- in case of exhaustion; bloody stools; intense thirst :
• one dose, as needed : PHOSPHORUS 9C, then 12C, then 15C
-- in case of food poisoning by seafood or water :
• one dose, as needed : PARATYPHOIDINUM B 9C, then 12C, then 15C
Arsenicum album 200 is best Homeopathic medicine for the treatment of Gastroenteritis in which the patient Cannot bear the sight or smell of food. Great thirst for drinking water; drinks much, but little at a time. Nausea, retching, vomiting, after eating or drinking. Feeling Anxiety in pit of stomach. Burning pain. Craves acids and coffee with gastroenteritis.Patients with Long-lasting eructations. Vomiting of blood, bile, green mucus, or brown-black mixed with blood. Stomach extremely irritable; seems raw, as if torn. Gastroenteritis from taking slightest food or drink. Dyspepsia from eating vinegar, acids, ice-cream, ice-water, tobacco. Terrible fear and dyspnoea, with gastroenteritis; also faintness, icy coldness, great exhaustion. Abdomen of Arsenicum album patients is swollen and painful. Pain as from a wound in abdomen on coughing.
Podophyllum in 200 potency also works very well in gastroenteritis cases.Podophyllus is perticularly helpful when there are Hot,sour belching; nausea and vomiting of hot, frothy mucus. Heartburn; gagging or empty retching. Vomiting of milk. Distended of abdomen with heat and emptiness. Sensation of weakness or sinking,the patient with gastroenteritis Can lie comfortably only on stomach. Podophyllum patients Liver region is painful, patient feels better when rubbing the liver. Rumbling and shifting of flatus in ascending colon is also a prominent symptom with gastroenteritis.
Veratrum Album is a good Gastroenteritis remedy in Homeopathy. The patient of gastroenteritis experience the symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea simultaneously, with cold perspiration, weakness projectile vomiting. The patient feels thirsty with cold feeling in stomach. Abdominal cramps and distention are developed with colic.
References:BOUKO LEVY M., Homeopathic and Drainage Repertory,