With the advent of the third case of coronavirus reported in India, its a cause of grave concern for us and hence today we are going to shed further light on to how to combat this outbreak.
All the cases were reported in Kerala itself, where the first patient was a former student from Wuhan University in China ( the city where the virus originated).
Followed this, Indian Government is preparing to evacuate its citizens from China’s Wuhan city via airlift. The USA has also given protocol to its citizens not to travel to China, till further notice. Similarly Indian citizens are also urged to refrain from travelling there.
The Ministry of AYUSH on Wednesday issued an advisory for the “prevention” of infection from this novel strain of coronavirus using homoeopathy. The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy(CCRH), in the 64th meeting of its Scientific advisory board on 28thJanuary,2020, discussed the ways and means of prevention of Coronavirus infection through Homoeopathy. It also gives some dietary recommendations of easily digestible, light and soft diets, apart from personal hygiene tips to prevent this air-borne infection.
Before this new strain came into being, there were six other coronavirus strains — including Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This newly discovered strain is designated as 2019-nCoV and commonly called the ‘novel strain’. Among humans, three other strains of coronavirus continuously circulate and cause pneumonia, bronchitis, respiratory tract infections, and even the common cold.
It is believed to have originated last year in a food market in the Chinese city of Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife meat. Health experts suspect it may have originated in bats and then passed to humans, possibly via another animal species.
Coronaviruses thrive more in the winter and are airborne. The typical incubation period for a cold-causing coronavirus strain is three days, however, for the novel strain, this period is anywhere between two to 10 days.
Till now it has killed 362 people and infected more than 17000. Fewer than 100 cases have been recorded outside China by spreading to 23 other countries, including India’s neighbours Nepal and Sri Lanka, and Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, France, Germany, Canada, and US etc. The first death outside of Chinawas recorded in Philippines today.
The Cabinet Secretary of GOI has reviewed the preventive measures on the coronavirus outbreak with secretaries in the ministries of health, external affairs, civil aviation etc.
Approximately 35,000 people have undergone thermal screening in the country and a list has been served to the health ministries of various states of the people who recently travelled to China.
According to the AYUSH ministry advisory, following are some tips for prevention:
- Maintain personal hygiene.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid spitting in public.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your face during cough or sneeze and wash your hands after coughing or sneezing.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Preferably, use an N95 mask while travelling or working in public places to avoid droplet transmission
- If you suspect Corona Viral infection, wear a mask and contact your nearest hospital immediately.
Alarming signs of infection include fever, generalised weakness ( fatigue), cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.In more severe cases, it can lead to leukopenia, pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Homeopathic medicine can serve beautifully as preventive medicine against the infection.
It should also be taken into account that homoeopathy works based on the symptoms present in patients. Also according to the geographical conditions and climate the symptoms of a coronavirus patient may slightly differ in India compared to that of China.
Homeopathic therapeutics are based on symptom similarity and so there are over 100plus medicines that , if selected carefully , have the capability to treat viral diseases. Some homeopathic remedies have the ability to prevent viruses from attacking.
Since virus attacks on our immune system making it weaker day by day, homoeopathy works to improve it along with acting as a preventive to control and stop the spread of the Epidemic. Prescriptions in such cases can be chosen by your physician either as a constitutional prescription or in the form of a similar nosode, further profiling the concept of Genus epidemicus ( a specific remedy chosen for an epidemic on a common symptom picture).
Following are some of the safest choice to take,
- Rhus tox,
(* All these drugs are indicative , to be prescribed by homeopathic physician, kindly don’t take it on you own. For an expert advice you can always visit us.)