Commonly known as the ‘Flu”. The most common symptoms are a high fever, runny nose, sore throat, muscle pains, headache, coughing, and feeling tired. Nausea and vomiting occur more commonly. This helps to differentiate from the common cold.
Homeopathy helps your in treating the flu as it recognises each symptom and there are remedies that match the exact symptoms. We give below some remedies that your homeopath will consider.
Aconite — Following a chill ; high fever, skin dry and hot with thirst, mental agitation, and bodily restlessness, dry cough.
Arsenicum album — Chill or chilliness, with fever which is attended by great weakness from the start, often with nausea and vomiting. The thirst is great but takes only a swallow and often. Restless, going from one place to another. Anxious; much dread of being left alone; gastric disturbance and diarrhea.
Belladonna — Cerebral form. Much drowsiness, with sudden starts from sleep. Throbbing headache. Face very much flushed and hot. Dread of light, noise or jar.
Bryonia — Aching in muscles, pain in limbs, but lying very quiet and dreading to be moved. Nausea on rising from chair or pillow. Sharp pains in chest, worse from deep breath or any movement.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum — Indispensable. Its symptomatology is a counterpart of La Grippe. The chill is followed by pain in head and eyeballs, which are sore to the touch. Tongue coated white. Thirst for cold water, vomiting after drinking. Bruised, aching pain in back and hips. The body and extremities full of pain. Some hoarseness and cough. Vomiting of bile. The bone-pains, pain in eyeballs and back, with nausea and vomiting are characteristic.
Gelsemium — Creeping chills and general lassitude; cannot get warm. Some prostration, with aching all over body. Eyeballs lame and lids feel heavy. Some fever with pain at base of brain. Not the thirst and restlessness of Aco., or Ars.
Rhus Tox — With intense backache relieved by lying on something hard. Tossing, zvith restlessness, especially of legs. Tongue very dry with red tip. Drowsy, typhoid condition, dreaming of hard work and full of fatigue. Better from moving about. Cannot keep still.