Natural Treatments and Preventatives For Scarlet Fever
There is an epidemic of Scarlet Fever in Hong Kong at present. This strain of Scarlet Fever is proving to be very difficult to treat with orthodox medicine, as it seems to be resistant to the antibiotics, such as penicillin, which are commonly used to treat it.
This was reported on the BBC News website on the 21st June, 2011.
Before antibiotics were invented, other remedies were used to treat diseases such as Scarlet Fever. People can get well without using antibiotics, though they can be a life-saver in some situations. So – since antibiotics are not proving effective in treating the new Hong Kong Scarlet fever, it could be useful for people to learn about some of the alternatives in treating Scarlet Fever, especially if you live in Hong Kong. Some of the best natural treatments and remedies, in my opinion, are: Homeopathic Belladonna, Homeopathic Aconite, Blue Lighting, Vitamin C and Halibut Liver Oil.
There are some very good alternatives to using antibiotics in the treatment of Scarlet Fever. However, if your child is sick, you MUST take him or her to the Doctor. If there is a Homeopathic Doctor, or an Ayurvedic Doctor about, then all the better, but to the doctor you must go if your child is seriously sick.
You can then take the medicine which the doctor prescribes for your child. Hopefully, you might have been given a Homeopathic remedy for Scarlet Fever. But if you have been given an antibiotic, then you should use it.
Prepare Yourself Before Your Child Gets Sick: It is worthwhile doing some reading on Homeopathic medicine while you still have young children, who will get most of the childhood illnesses at some stage. If you have learned the basics about Homeopathic Remedies, you will have an idea about what remedies to use if the need arises. Check out Merrilyn’s basic list of homeopathic remedies:
Often, I have found Homeopathy to be wonderful to fall back on, especially if your child suddenly becomes ill in the night. You do not want to have to take your sick child out into the cold night, and doctors at that hour are hideously expensive, even if you could locate one. Homeopathy often will work to abate the illness, before it sets in and becomes serious, which makes homeopathic remedies a very valuable thing to have in your medicine cupboard.
So – In case of an epidemic of Scarlet Fever, it is a good idea to get Homeopathic Belladonna to put into your medicine cupboard.
Homeopathic Prevention For Scarlet Fever: Belladonna is one of the prime Homeopathic Remedies for Scarlet Fever. It is also a PREVENTATIVE, or Prophylactic, of Scarlet Fever. If you have your Belladonna Remedy handy, you can begin giving it to your child when the first hint of a Scarlet Fever epidemic is on the rise, even before your child shows any sign of infection.
Hahnemann, who invented Homeopathy as we know it today, found Belladonna in Homeopathic form to be wonderfully effective in preventing instances of Scarlet Fever. Sometimes children get just the mildest form of the infection if the correct Prophylactic is given before the infection begins. Even given after the infection has started, the Prophylactic should help to reduce the fever. Belladonna is the best preventative of Scarlet Fever, and one of the best remedies for treating it also.
Colour Therapy For Scarlet Fever
Whilst your child is taking medicine which has been prescribed for the condition, which may or may not be a Homeopathic preparation such as Belladonna, you can safely use colour therapy to speed up the process of healing.
Blue Lighting has the capacity to reduce a fever, reduce inflammation, and settle a restless brain and body. Red is the colour of fever, and ‘Scarlet Fever’ indicates the redness of the skin which could be expected with a case of Scarlet Fever infection. This is why you use Blue lighting to counteract the angry red of the Scarlet Fever infection.
Blue Ray Homeopathy: Actually, two of the best Homeopathic Remedies for Scarlet Fever, and many other feverish conditions, are Aconite and Belladonna, which both are Blue Ray medicines.
The Aconitum napellus has dark violet blued flowers. The Homeopathic preparation of Aconite is “a powerful nervous sedative and anodyne”, according to Edwin S. Babbitt, who wrote “The Healing Power of Color”. (p.37) He points out that Belladonna, which is the main preventative medicine for Scarlet Fever, also has an abundance of the blue colour. The plant known as Deadly Nightshade, from which the Homeopathic Belladonna is made, has leaves which are a deep purple, with purplish coloured stems. And this is ultimately why these medicines work to bring down a fever and reduce inflammation, because their blue ray soothes out the red of the infection.
Blue Light In Action: You will be amazed at how quickly blue lighting works to reduce and soothe an infection. All you do is put your low wattage blue light bulb into the light socket near the bed of the sick child. Leave it on, and go to check every half hour or so. Generally, the infection will have abated after a couple of hours, in which case you can turn the blue light off for a bit. But if the infection is very severe, then you may have to leave the blue light on for most of the night.
Note: Blue light will not interfere with any medication your child may have been given. Homeopathic treatment will be enhanced by using some Blue light, as will orthodox medicines, if Scarlet Fever is present. Blue light will only serve to hurry up the healing process.
Read More About Color Therapy: Edwin S. Babbitt’s book “The Principles of Light and Color” is one of the classic books on the healing power of color, and its proven applications. This book is published by The Citadel Press, Secaucus, N.J., 07094. My copy is a reprint 1967.
Vitamin C and Halibut Liver Oil
Halibut Liver Oil, or Cod Liver Oil, is of the Blue Ray, and it is very helpful in reducing infections and fevers. However, because of the recent nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, which has polluted our oceans with radioactive material, I am reluctant to buy Halibut liver oil, or cod liver oil, and will not use this for some time.
These are great Vitamin supplements to have on hand in the case of any childhood infections. Read the posts previous to this one for more information on these Vitamins.
See Merrilyn’s other posts on Homeopathy and Herbal Alternatives to Vaccination:
Reading these posts might be helpful if you have decided to forfeit those much-promoted and often dubious flu injections.