Yellow fever is a serious viral infection, transmitted by mosquitoes
in tropical regions. It has both an urban cycle and a jungle cycle
that relies on monkeys as carriers ('sylvatic cycle'). In mild cases
the symptoms are similar to influenza, but serious cases develop
a high temperature and may have a series of after effects, such
as internal bleeding, kidney failure and meningitis. A classic feature
of yellow fever is hepatitis, which is the reason for the yellow
colouring of the skin (jaundice) and the name of the disease.
In the actual full-blown disease there is: high fever, generalised
symptoms like violent headache, muscular pain, upset stomach and
loss of fluid.
The fever dies down after three to four days and the general condition
improves. However, in about 15 per cent of cases the fever returns
within 24 hours and a dangerous situation develops.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Yellow Fever
Nearly all authorities praise this remedy in the early stage of
yellow fever where there is high fever, chilliness and dry skin,
bounding pulse and the characteristic mental accompaniments which
are quite likely to be present in this disease. It will speedily
calm the febrile storm in these conditions.
Is a remedy for the onset when the patient is apathetic and dull,
and Belladonna or Bryonia may also come in during the first stage.
Very often, too, Camphora with its coldness and tendency to collapse
may be the remedy. The vomiting of the first stage is often controlled
This remedy come in most frequently in the second and third stages,
and is one of the most important remedies in the disease. The patient
has continued nausea and vomiting, and the vomited matter consist
of bile or mucosities filled with blackish or sanguinolent streaks;
the face is yellow and the pulse is small, weak and tremulous. There
is much burning in the praecordial region and intense burning thirst,
but, of course for small quantities of water only. No better remedy
for these symptoms is to be found than Arsenicum. It sill often
alone suffice to cure.
This remedy has given very satisfactory results in yellow fever,
especially when vomiting is present, abdominal tenderness, brown
tongue, delirium, slow speech, nausea, offensive discharges and
black urine. It corresponds to nerve-poisoning and suits bad looking
#Sulphuric acid [Sul-ac]
Is a useful remedy for haemorrhages of black blood, profuse sweat
with exhaustion, foetid stools and diminished secretion of urine.
#Argentum nitricum [Arg-n]
Is also one of the best remedies in the disease. It covers the vomiting;
especially is it of use when the patient sinks and the vomiting
Phosphorous with its haemorrhages; jaundice and other symptoms is
a close simile to certain forms; it was successfully used in an
epidemic occurring in Rio de Janerio.
This remedy produces a perfect picture of yellow fever, and it corresponds
to the stage of black vomit and blood poisoning- there is a low
delirium, yellow skin and oozing of blood from every orifice of
the body, even bloody sweat is sometimes present. The yellow skin
produced by this remedy is characteristic, and denotes blood poisoning
rather than jaundice. Cadmium sulphate has also the symptoms of
black vomit, and its study in the disease is suggested.
#Carbo vegetabilis. [Carb-v]
This remedy has been considered as a preventive of yellow fever.
Hering says this remedy more than any other drug corresponds in
the totality of its action to yellow fever. It suits the third stage
where collapse, coldness, extremely foetid discharge and great exhaustion
of the vital forces are present.