Vaccination Alternatives and Homeopathic Remedies For Scarlet Fever

DSCO 1735Natural Remedies To Help Prevent and Treat Scarlet Fever

Of course SEE YOUR DOCTOR OR PROFESSIONAL HOMEOPATH if you suspect Scarlet Fever. Scarlet Fever is very contagious and is a serious disease because of complications which can set in, such as lung and kidney afflictions.  The illness is contagious from the onset and until the skin begins to peel, after the fever has finished.  But here is some information about some vaccine alternatives which may prove to be helpful..

The ‘glass test’ can be done to test any rash which has appeared.  To test with the glass, simply press down the end of a glass over the rash.  If the rash does not disappear when the glass is pressed down over the rash, then it is probable that the person has Scarlet Fever.  However, do not rely on this test alone, because some cases of Scarlet Fever have ‘disappearing rash’.  See your medical professional.

Personally, I have never had any experience with treating Scarlet Fever, but since I have had enormous success with treating  the fevers of other childhood illnesses, such as whooping cough, croup, measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc, with Homeopathic medicines, I am confident that the words of the experts are true – that even Scarlet Fever can be prevented, and treated successfully, with the use of the appropriate Homeopathic remedies.

It is worthwhile remembering that Vitamin A in larger than usual doses also works as a preventative and a cure for most childhood illnesses.

I will elaborate on the advice of  certain Homeopathic doctors in this article, which follows on from previous articles on the subject of Homeopathy which I have written – see ‘Link Between Vaccination And Obesity New Study Suggests’ —  ‘Natural Treatments and Remedies For Scarlet Fever’–  ‘Scarlet Fever Outbreak In Hong Kong’‘Unicef Gives Vitamin A For Measles Epidemic In Syria’ — and ‘How Can I Prevent Scarlet Fever?’ for more info.

Alternatives to vaccinations, which may prove to be more effective than vaccination in the long run, are readily available to us in the form of Vitamin C therapy, Vitamin A therapy, herbs, and homeopathy.

Vaccinations, or Immunization, can be a very risky business.  The immune system can be severely impaired from vaccination – see my recent post about the lady in my street who got the flu the following day after vaccination, and who has developed chronic asthma since having that flu vaccination three years ago:  She had to be hospitalized for asthma, only days after getting the flu vaccine.  She had never ever had asthma before.

This brings us to another other thing about vaccinations – they do not always work to immunize the person against the illness for which vaccination was intended,  which is why everybody should be considering such safe alternatives as Homeopathy, Vitamins, and Herbal therapy.

You never know – you just might need this information if that vaccine does not work.  My post entitled ‘Scarlet Fever Outbreak In Hong Kong – Vaccination Alternatives’, illustrates why people should be interested in finding alternative remedies to vaccination:  Vaccination and antibiotics have failed to stop the scarlet fever outbreak in Hong Kong.

The other thing is that childhood illnesses have a purpose in developing the child’s immune system.  The majority of children do not suffer complications from having the common childhood illnesses, but instead, as Dr Studer tells us,  ‘often gain an important experience and take a leap forward in their physical and psychological development, following an illness’.  This, he says, is a common observation amongst paediatricians who have observed children who have not been vaccinated, but who have experienced the normal childhood illnesses.

Dr Hermann Michael Stellmann is quoted as saying: “It may sound almost heretical, but I am convinced that childhood illnesses make a healthier child in the end.”  See this quote on page 29 of Dr Hans-Peter Studer’s book entitled ‘Vaccination:   A Guide for Making Personal Choices’.

Homeopathic remedies are non-invasive, unlike vaccinations.  Homeopathic medicines can help to strengthen the immune system so that we can recover quickly from getting any illness.  They very often can work as a preventative, or act to lighten the effect of an illness.

So here we go – more info on Homeopathic Remedies for Scarlet Fever, in case those vaccinations have not worked.  Much of this information is drawn from the  book by  W.A Dewey entitled: ‘ Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics’, and also from the book ‘The Prescriber’ by Dr John H. Clarke, M.D.

Homeopathic Belladonna – The Classic Remedy for Scarlet Fever.  Hahnemann, the doctor who discovered homeopathy,  proved that Belladonna in homeopathic doses works as a prophylactic for Scarlet Fever. There are numerous provings which show Belladonna to be effective in treating scarlet fever, or as a prophylactic.  A prophylactic is a preventative.

You can give Homeopathic Belladonna in 30C potency, or 6X, as soon as you hear that there is an outbreak of Scarlet Fever about.  With the 30C, I would give one dose a day of just around four or five drops.  Do this for a week and then stop for a week.  Then repeat for another week as before.  If your child should succumb to the infection after the first week of preventive treatment, then give the Homeopathic Belladonna preparation immediately. Use several times a day if needed, to bring down fever, then reduce the dose to twice a day, then once a day as the temperature returns to normal.

The indications for Homeopathic Belladonna are when fever is present with bright rosy cheeks, sore throat, strawberry coloured tongue, and swollen glands. The pupils may be dilated. There may be delirium, twitching, and the patient is unable to sleep.
Homeopathic Belladonna is complemented by Calcarea carb., and also with Homeopathic Sulphur, which are other useful remedies to use in treating scarlet fever. Either of these remedies could be alternated with the Belladonna remedy, perhaps every hour on the first day, or until the fever has subsided.

Homeopathic Bryonia can be used for treating Scarlet Fever.  With this remedy there is a quick development of the rash, with thirst and sharp pains in the chest.

Homeopathic Ailanthus is described by Dr Dewey as having the ability to ‘save life oftentimes in the most desperate cases’.  This is one to remember for doctors whose patients have not responded to antibiotics, but who look near the end.  When the patient is in a stupor, with a ‘dark and purplish rash’….swollen throat and neck, nasal discharge, vomitting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness and prostration, with perhaps blood in the stools, watery and smelly discharges….then Homeopathic Ailanthus could be a life-saver.

Homeopathic Rhus toxicodendron can be used in ‘adynamic’ cases, and in the later stage of the disease, if rheumatic pains are present, with depression, weakness, restlessness and ‘eruptions do not come out well’.  Drowsiness with a smooth red tongue and swollen glands, with symptoms slow to come to a head.

Other useful remedies for Scarlet Fever might be:  Homeopathic Lachesis for ‘adynamic’ cases, Homeopathic Hydrocyanic acid, Arsenicum, Ammonium carbonicum, and Zincum.

Dr Dewey says that Zincum has been useful in treating children who are either restless and delirious, or very quiet and too weak to develop an eruption to expell the disease.  This inability to throw off the infection can result in brain symptoms such as meningitis with sharp pains in the head.  In this case, Dr Dewey recommends Zincum which can help to ‘bring out the eruption and save the life of the child.’

Emergency treatment can be gained from using the Schuessler cell salt remedies, which are homeopathic preparations.   Dr J.B. Chapman describes Kali mur as ‘the chief cell-salt remedy for the treatment of Scarlet Fever’….., when there are ‘eruptions, swelling, with white-coated tongue and albuminous urine.’

Dr Chapman says that Ferrum Phos is useful in the early stages, with ‘quick pulse, headache, shivering, sore throat, bleeding of the nose, and other initiatory symptoms’.  He suggests alternating Ferrum Phos with Kali Mur.

Kali Sulph could be useful in the later stages of the illness, to hurry up the rash and promote the peeling of the skin.  Useful if the eruptions are suppressed suddenly, with lack of perspiration but with high temperature and dry skin.  So says Dr Chapman.

Other articles on Homeopathic Remedies:

Best Homeopathic Remedy For Whooping Cough And Croup

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Homeopathic Remedies as a Natural Preventative of Scarlet Fever

There is ONE truly great prophylactic Homeopathic Remedy which has been well proven as a preventative of Scarlet Fever.  A ‘Prophylactic’ is the medical term for ‘preventative’.

This prophylactic for Scarlet fever is a well-tried  homeopathic remedy called Belladonna.  Homeopathic Belladonna was proven by Hahnemann, the founder of Homeopathic medicine.  He found Belladonna to be a good and effective  homeopathic preventative for Scarlet Fever.  It is a perfectly safe and natural remedy to use as a preventative for this disease.

Important Note:  Belladonna in its natural organic state is extremely toxic.  The plant Belladonna should never be used to create a medicine.  In Homeopathic Remedies, only a trace of the original plant or mineral is used in solution.  Then, this dilution is further diluted.  And then diluted again, and so on.  The plant material, or other mineral or compound used, cannot be detected in the  finished product, yet there is a powerful vibrational force within the potion, which corresponds to the original plant.   It is this force which inspires the immune system of the body to get into gear and throw off the disease, which the chosen remedy has targeted.

W.A. Dewey says that “Hahnemann’s discovery that Belladonna is a prophylactic in scarlet fever has been abundantly verified in practice”, which sounds like an excellent recommendation.  The effectiveness of Homeopathic Belladonna would seem to deem vaccination unnecessary:  Belladonna will not harm a person’s immune system, whereas vaccinations have the potential to upset the immune system. This quote from W.A. Dewey above,  comes from page 322 of his book entitled:  “Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics”. This book is published by B Jain Publishers, PVT, New Delhi- 110 055.

Using Homeopathic Belladonna as soon as an outbreak of Scarlet Fever occurs may save your child from getting the disease.  At least, the remedy should help to minimize the effects of the disease, and to shorten the duration of the illness.

We should allow that the new strain of Scarlet Fever which has developed in Hong Kong, may not respond as well to Belladonna treatment as the old, common variety of Scarlet Fever did.  However, it is very likely that the characteristics of the disease remain the same, and so Belladonna should still act the same way – as a preventative, or  prophylactic to use the medical term, on this new strain.

Vitamin C As Natural Treatment For Scarlet Fever

Mega doses of Vitamin C have been proved to inhibit bacteria and virus growth. This fact makes Vitamin C extremely potent as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, thus making it effect as a Prophylactic for Scarlet Fever and other infections.  Vitamin C therapy has been closely researched by many top research doctors, one of them being Dr Goodhope, who comes from Melbourne, Australia.   He has used Vitamin C therapy successfully in the treatment of Swine Flu, which is a particularly voracious disease to cure.  From his studies, and from my own experience with Vitamin C, I would guess that Vitamin C taken in large doses several times a day would combat Scarlet Fever.

Taking a good amount of Vitamin C on a Daily Basis could work as a prophylactic, so that the Scarlet Fever was avoided completely, or lessened in its effect.  For an adult of average weight, I would use 1000mg of Calcium Ascorbate three times a day, while any  epidemic was rampant.  I would halve this dose for a young teenager who might be at risk of getting Scarlet Fever.   For a child between three and five years, I would give two doses of 500mg per day, just while the infection was around.  Then, after several days, I would reduce the amount to one dose of 500mg per day.  If the motions become too loose, then you reduce the dose, or stop for a day.

Since children between three and five years of age are most susceptible to the Scarlet Fever infection, I would also give the child a low-potency Halibut Oil capsule daily, for three days.  This will also help as a Prophylactic for Scarlet Fever.  Do not use the especially high potency, but the average low-strength capsules.

When my children had infections of any kind, I found that giving an extra amount of Halibut Liver oil capsules helped to bring the infection down very quickly.  If they were sick, then I doubled the dose just for around 24 hours.

Colour Therapy:  Blue Lighting For Scarlet Fever and other Infections

Although I have not tried this, since my children never had Scarlet Fever, I am confident that using Blue lighting will help children who already have succumbed to this disease.  Blue Light helps to reduce red inflammation, which there obviously is quite a bit of in Scarlet Fever, as the name signifies.

Using colour therapy to treat Scarlet Fever, or any other fever, is quite straight-forward.  All you do is to buy a low-wattage blue bulb, and put it into the light socket in your child’s room.  If the infection is severe, you can leave the light going for most of the night.  But, as the fever comes down, you need less of the blue lighting.  So keep a watch – when there is an improvement, you reduce the exposure to the blue light.  Turn it off for a few hours.  Turn it on again only if the fever is still there and the child is restless.

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in Hong Kong/Homeopathic Alternatives

Homeopathic Belladonna is the classic remedy for Scarlet Fever. It will help prevent it if given at the first sign of an outbreak.  It is also one of the best remedies to help to cure it if you get the illness.  More about this later on:

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Who Is Susceptible to Scarlet Fever:  Children under the age of five are usually more susceptible to Scarlet Fever, but children up to the age of 15 can succumb to this childhood illness.   Scarlet Fever is not usually life threatening these days.   Scarlet Fever has not been so much of a problem illness since antibiotics such as penicillin were invented.  Penicillin and other antibiotics have been effective in bringing Scarlet Fever outbreaks under control, because they kill off the germs which cause Scarlet Fever.  But there is a down-side to using antibiotics, or vaccines, for the common childhood illnesses:

Scarlet Fever In Hong Kong: The trouble with this new Scarlet Fever outbreak in Hong Kong is that it seems to be a particularly virulent strain which might have mutated, or immunized itself somehow against the common antibiotics  which are used to treat the illness.  It does not seem to be responding to antibiotics.

Now this IS a worry, because it suggests that the Scarlet Fever bacterium may have gotten so strong BECAUSE of our use of antibiotics to manage the common childhood diseases.   Bugs find other ways to survive if they are bombarded with antibiotics.  They become stronger, and more resilient.

And this is always the concern which people have about child immunization, because the more vaccines, or immunizations, or innoculations that your child is given, the weaker your child’s immune system becomes.  This means that your child’s immune system might be weakened to such a large degree that it cannot naturally fight off any unknown diseases, such as new strains of the common illnesses.

Vaccinations Weaken The Immune System: If a child is continually being vaccinated for this or that, then that child’s system will expect the help of a vaccine for anything and everything which comes along.  Their systems will not be able to tackle these new diseases.  When the day comes that there is not a vaccine to protect your child, because the disease has suddenly mutated and formed a new strain of bacteria, then there will be serious cause for concern.

Alternatives To Antibiotics: Of course, if your child is sick, then you must see a Doctor.  But in the meanwhile, you might be interested in finding out more about the natural remedies and treatments for scarlet fever which are listed below.

Natural Remedies For Scarlet Fever/Vitamin C and Homelopathy

Vitamin C Therapy: Remember that large quantities of Vitamin C, especially Calcium Ascorbate, or Ester C,  have an antibacterial and antiviral effect:  This treatment has been proven to be effective in the treatment of Swine Flu, and many other disease. But you could go to a Homeopathic doctor, or an Ayurvedic medicine  practitioner,  BEFORE your child gets sick, to investigate the alternatives of treatment for these childhood illnesses.

How To Prevent Scarlet Fever:

Hahnemann, who discovered Homeopathy, discovered that Homeopathic Belladonna is a prophylactic in Scarlet Fever.  This is an incredibly useful piece of knowledge in the case of a Scarlet Fever outbreak, as a prophylactic is a PREVENTATIVE

Belladonna is a preventative of scarlet fever. So, you would begin taking the Homeopathic Belladonna as soon as there was a warning about an outbreak, BEFORE your child got the infection.

More On Belladonna as a Natural Remedy For Scarlet Fever: W.A. Dewey says in his book “Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics“, that Belladonna for preventing Scarlet Fever “has been abundantly verified in practice.”  We do not know for sure that this new strain will also respond to Belladonna, but it is quite likely that Belladonna will be just as  effective.

Homeopathic Sulphur is reputed to be the next best thing for the treatment of Scarlet Fever. (see W.A. Dewey)

I found Homeopathy to be a wonderful alternative to allopathic medicine and antibiotics.  It seemed to be especially effective in treating my children, I think, because children generally are quite sensitive, and so they respond well to Homeopathy.  People who have used mountains of antibiotics and other medications do not respond so well to Homeopathic treatment, because their systems have become hardened through long term use of medications.

Homeopathic Remedies: So here are some Homeopathic remedies which have been used to treat Scarlet Fever.  Again, I urge you to go to a Homeopathic practitioner, or an Ayurvedic professional, before your child gets sick.

If your child is sick, then do not hesitate – go to the doctor.

Generally speaking, only one remedy should be used at a time.  You can buy an Aconite, Belladonna, Chamomilla mixture at most health shops, called ABC.  This is a good general remedy for many children’s ailments, and it might still be good for treating or preventing Scarlet Fever.    However, for a serious disease, the remedy needs to be chosen carefully.  Each remedy has a specific action, and so the ‘case’ needs to be examined thoroughly before deciding on a remedy.

List of The Most Common Remedies for Scarlet Fever: Belladonna; Gelsemium; Bryonia; Ailanthus; Rhus toxicodendron; Lachesis; Ammonium carbonicum; Zincum.  These remedies are outlined in the book “Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics” by W.A. Dewey, B. Jain Publishers PVT. Ltd. New Delhi.  He also states that Homeopathic Belladonna was discovered by Hahnemann to be a prophylactic of Scarlet Fever:  It prevents Scarlet Fever.

Other Homeopathic remedies which W.A. Dewey indicates could be useful for different stages of the disease are:  Cuprum; Calcarea carbonica;  Kali sulphuricum;  Rhus tox;  Arsenicum;  Sulphur. Of course, only one remedy would be chosen out of this list, perhaps to follow up the treatment which might have begun with Belladonna, or Gelsemium.  Get some professional advice, unless you know your Homeopathic medicines.

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Lives could be saved if, as well as Vitamin C treatment,  homeopathic medicine were at least given a try in some of these ‘incurable’ illnesses.  Let’s pray that the pharmaceutical companies loosen their strangulating hold on the medicine industry, and let Homeopaths prove the worth of their science.

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