Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2). This virus strain was identified in December 2019. This disease has been declared as a pandemic in March 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO). Sometimes but not often, a corona virus can infect both animals and humans. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.
- Human coronavirus spreads from one person to the next.
- Coughing and sneezing without covering the mouth can disperse droplets into the air, spreading the virus.
- Touching or shaking hands with a person that has the virus can pass the virus from one person to another.
- Making contact with a surface or object that has the virus and then touching your nose, eyes, or mouth.
- On rare occasions, a coronavirus may spread through contact with faeces.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Bluish lips or face
Post covid-19 symptoms
The above diagram shows as an evidence that few people who suffered from Covid -19 may experience some long-term, debilitating symptoms that occur after having recovered from the acute infection. Though recovered from the initial stage, they struggle to overcome the lingering health issues that follow it.
Many patients suffer from post-covid health issues. These can vary from not recovering the sense of taste and smell, breathing issues, excessive exhaustion, etc. Homeopathy can also play a major role in the recovery phase which presents with its own challenges. A more pointed approach is required (based on specific symptoms, concomitant and general physicals symptoms) from the patient. From what we know of Covid-19, this does make sense. We know this virus is changing, attacking different systems in the body and often moving from one symptomatological picture to the next. The aim of homeopathic treatment is to gently, safely and effectively direct and re-balance the vital energy to maximise our chances to do. Homeopathy for post Covid symptoms can be of great help in managing the lingering symptoms of the infection.
- Arsenic Album
This medicine can be used for managing fatigue, weakness. Its use is indicated where a person feels weak, tired from doing even a slight exertion. There is a desire to lie down with this. They feel exhausted that most times worsens at night time. This is also an important medicine to manage anxiety issues. With anxiety restlessness is marked. It is also a good remedy for managing diarrhoea (loose stool) and vomiting.
This medicine is useful to manage complaints of dizziness and weakness. It is one of the well indicated medicines to manage fatigue after viral infections. Persons who need it have marked drowsiness and dullness along with weakness and dizziness. Muscle ache and muscle weakness are present too. It also helps to manage brain fog and concentration issues, problems with fixing attention present along with dullness of mind.
- Kali Phos
It is the next important medicine that can be considered where a person complains of marked weakness on both mental and physical spheres. Other than this it may be used in cases of sleep disturbances (sleeplessness and restlessness during sleep). Next, it is indicated for managing brain fog, depression and anxiety issues.
- Phosphoric Acid
It is also a significant medicine which is used in convalescence period when recovering from an illness. It helps to manage fatigue felt since a debilitating acute illness. This medicine also helps in cases of brain fog and concentration problems. Memory weakness and dullness of mind is present with this.
- Rhus Tox
In homeopathy Rhus Tox is a leading medicine for managing muscle pain and joint pains. This medicine helps in relieving the pain as well as stiffness in the joints and muscles. Most persons who need it feel that their pain worsens from rest and gets better by movement. They may also have redness and swelling in the joints.
In homeopathy it is a very beneficial medicine for managing complaints of diarrhoea and the attending weakness. The main indications for using it are brownish loose stool passed with excessive gas. It is usually painless. The stool may have undigested food particles in it. It may have a foul odour. The stool is very weakening. Abdominal bloating may be present along with above symptoms.
It is a top-grade medicine in homeopathy when it comes to manage depression symptoms. People who require it remain sad, melancholic and weep frequently with this. They remain irritable and desire loneliness. They also have mental dullness. Sometimes they have mood swings from sadness to happiness and crying to laughing. They feel worse from consolation.
Aconite is another well indicated medicine for managing anxiety issues like medicine Arsenic Album. Aconite is of great help when it comes to managing anxiety issues. Persons needing it feel restless with internal anxiety. They have a desire to move or change their position frequently. They do everything in great haste. They may have panic attacks with anxiety, palpitations and trembling of body.
- Coffea Cruda
It offers great help in cases of sleeplessness. Persons needing it remain restless in bed and tosses from side to side. They have constant thoughts in mind and many ideas crowding the mind. It is well indicated for managing complaints of sleeplessness after acute diseases.