Meningitis is the medical term for the inflammation of the membranes, also called meninges, and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the brain. This disease is caused by spreading of an infection and the most common symptoms are headache, a rigid neck and fever. Furthermore, nausea, vomiting and confusion may also appear, but seizures, loss of appetite, and insomnia are also some of the signs of meningitis.
If a person notices some of the symptoms, it is important to go and see a doctor, in order to treat meningitis on time, and thus prevent possible complications. Meningitis is usually caused by a virus, but there are also some cases in which meningitis resulted from bacterial or fungal infection. Furthermore, it can be also caused by an injury or trauma, or it can appear as a result of the reaction to a drug or allergy.
Homeopathic remedies for meningitis
Homeopathic remedies can be very good at treating meningitis. Before using any homeopathic remedy, it is important to consult a homeopath who will determine which homeopathic remedy for that particular person is the best. There are several homeopathic remedies that are most commonly recommended. A homeopath will suggest Belladonna if meningitis is in its initial phase, when certain symptoms, for example, strong pulse, headache and sleeplessness, appear. Aconite is another homeopathic remedy that is best when sensitivity to the sun appears, usually in the beginning of meningitis, while Sodium Maculatum is recommended when headache and sensitivity to the sun occur.
If meningitis causes blurred vision or double vision accompanied with convulsion, the best homeopathic remedy is Nux Vomica. Furthermore, Cornus Circinata is the most effective if abdominal pains appear, as well as some gastrointestinal disorders and drowsiness. Veratrum virde is recommended if cerebral congestion and rapid pulse appear, though this homeopathic remedy is also used when there is tendency to convulsion and prostration. Other well-known homeopathic remedies for meningitis are Bryonia, Apis Mellifica, Helleborus and Zinc.
Bryonia is used when meningitis has the following symptoms: high temperature, white tongue, sharp pain and excessive thirst. If anxiety, stabbing pains, scanty urine and excessive thirst appear as the symptoms, in that case the best solution is Apis Mellifica. Helleborus is a homeopathic remedy that is very effective in treating meningitis when it is accompanied by apathy, headache, screaming or sudden crying out. In addition to all these above mentioned homeopathic remedies there are a few more, such as Sulphur, Tuberculinum, Iodium, Cuprum, and Bacillinum.