Enterovirus 68 – Homeopathic Preventative Measures*
Givon Zirkind, D.Hom.
Enterovirus 68 (EV68, EV-D68, HEV68) is a rare disease that has seen a few cases recently appear.† Children under 5 and with asthma are at risk for this virus. Adults with asthma and immunosuppression have also contracted the virus.
EV68 causes mostly respiratory illness. This can range from from mild to severe. Initially, EV68 appears like the common cold: runny nose, sore throat, cough, and fever. As the disease progresses, more serious symptoms may occur. Pneumonia may develop. One may be less alert. There may be less urination. Dehydration may set in. In combination, the pneumonia, lack of urination and dehydration may lead to respiratory failure. There may be skin rashes, abdominal pain and soft stools. In rare cases, there may be paralysis of one or more limbs which peaks within 48 hours of onset. Recovery of motor function may still be poor at 6-month follow-up. (This potential aspect of EV68 is polio like.)
There is no specific treatment and no vaccine. Treatment is directed against symptoms. Most people recover completely. A few need to be hospitalized. EV68 paralysis cases have been treated with steroids, intravenous immunoglobulin and/or plasma exchange. The treatment had no apparent benefit as no recovery of motor function was seen.
Homeopathy is a symptom based form of treatment. “Like Cures Like”. While homeopathy is a very individualized form of treatment based upon the specific symptoms of a person; preventative treatment based upon the symptom profile of a disease is possible. However, as some individuals react differently to disease and treatment, such preventative treatment will not work for everyone. Yet, many individuals will have a positive benefit.
Based upon the symptomology of difficult respiration, seldom urinating, difficult concentration, weakness during fever & cough, soft stool, abdominal pain and paralysis of the lower & upper limbs – the homeopathic remedy stannum is highly recommended.
If you are at risk for Enterovirus EV68, consider a homeopathic alternative.
Instructions For Homeopathic Prophylactic Use:
Although homeopathy is a symptom based method of treatment, homeopaths have found, in research and during practice, that taking a homeopathic remedy, prior to exposure during an epidemic, can be very helpful in preventing contraction of the disease. A typical homeopathic recommendation, would be, to take one dose, of a 30C or 200C potency, twice a day, for 3 days, of a remedy that has been helpful with the particular ailment.
The remedy is safe and FDA approved for over the counter sale.
Follow This Procedure With Stannum, As A Homeopathic Preventative Measure Against EV68
Do not drink coffee the entire week you take the remedy!
Wait an hour before and after taking the remedy to eat or drink, except water.
Wait an hour before and after taking the remedy to brush your teeth.
This is a homeopathic preventative measure for EV68, using STANNUM.
NOTE: A homeopathic remedy may produce the same symptoms as a disease, many people may experience minor flu like symptoms or stomaches, while taking STANNUM for preventative measures. This will pass in a few days.
* This article is not meant to replace competent licensed medical care. If you disease or flu like symptoms, especially persistent symptoms, seek competent medical care.
† Enterovirus 68 among Children with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, the Philippines; Emerging Infectious Diseases, CDC, Vol. 17, No. 8, August 2011