Monday, 25 May 2015

Beat the Heat with Homeopathy

With the scorching heat of summer where mercury levels are constantly on the rise, it has become nearly impossible for many to live a healthy life. The heat, sweat and perpetual thirst, not to mention sunburns and other ailments of the season, make you feel tired. Due to excess humidity and heat in summer, the process of sweat evaporation slows down. Since the atmospheric temperature continues to increase, it becomes difficult for your body to cool down quickly. This can lead to severe situations like hyperthermia or heat stroke. Moreover, due to excessive perspiration, your body loses a lot of fluids, which in turn may trigger dehydration, if the water loss isn’t compensated properly.


Ailments and conditions triggered by the heat

Sunstroke is one of the most common ailments that people face during the months of summer. Although direct exposure to the sun for a long period is one of the main reasons for sunstroke, this is not the only cause triggering it. Factors like the use of certain drugs, skin disorders and alcoholism may also contribute to the seriousness of the situation. 

Heat exhaustion and excessive sweating are other issues that create discomfort in summer. The former involves high body temperature along with hyperventilation and symptoms of fatigue, tiredness, muscular weakness and dizziness. 

Prickly heat, heat rash/tan/cramps are other conditions that make life in summer difficult. One of the best ways to beat all these ailments and conditions is to use homeopathic remedies. 

What homeopathic medicines to take?

Glonoine, Belladonna, Lachesis, Natrum carb and Amyl nit are some of the most effective medicines for tackling sun stroke. While Glonoine is helpful in terms of getting rid of bursting pains and throbbing headaches, Belladonna is more effective for curing symptoms of sun stroke like perspiration, drowsiness and loss of consciousness. 

Natrum carb is also an effective remedy for heat exhaustion and sun headache while Lachesis helps to combat excessive perspiration.  

Gelsemium, Antimonium crud, Selenium and Nux mosch are some of the most effective homeopathic medicines to treat heat exhaustion. People suffering from this condition should be laid down in a cool place, with their feet slightly raised. It’s imperative to seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Those suffering from offensive perspiration can seek refuge in Nux vomica, Lycopodium, Pulsatilla and Graphites. For those affected by staining caused due to perspiration, Belladonna, Graphites and Lachesis can offer relief. 

Cuprum met, Colocyinth, Gelsemium, Natrum mur, Belladonna and China are effective remedies for heat cramps. To treat heat rash, you may be prescribed with Ledum pal and Kali bich. 

If you suffer from prickly heat, half the fun of summer goes flying out the window as you can’t soak up the sun, sport your favorite bikinis or play beach volleyball to your heart’s content. But homeopathy brings good news. For severe itching accompanied by restlessness and small blisters, you can use Rhus Tox. Apis is ideal for raised, shiny, red-colored eruptions. Acon, Jaborandi, Bry, Urtica urens, Arsenicum album, Ammonium mur, Syzigium and Ledum pal are other homeopathic medicines that can take the sting out of prickly heat. 

Make sure to consult your homeopathic doctor before using any of these medicines. Remember - only a professional would be able to advise you about the right homeopathic medicine that is suitable for your condition. So, get out and enjoy the summer rather than staying confined in your interiors.

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