Dengue fever – prevention, treatment and homeopathic medicines

Yesterday, 45 fresh cases of dengue were reported in Delhi, India. The number of dengue patients in the national capital shot up to 661. There are 11 cases in which the infection has been contracted from outside the city. The capital has seen two dengue deaths so far.

This indicates a lack of preventive measures by the civic agencies, and now peoples are challaned as mosquito breeding was detected on their premises!

= What is Dengue Fever?

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4). Infection with one serotype of DENV provides immunity to that serotype for life, but provides no long-term immunity to other serotypes. Thus, a person can be infected as many as four times, once with each serotype.

Dengue viruses are transmitted from person to person by Aedes mosquitoes (most often Aedes aegypti) in the domestic environment.

Epidemics have occurred periodically in the Western Hemisphere for more than 200 years. In the past 30 years, dengue transmission and the frequency of dengue epidemics have increased greatly in most tropical countries like India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan,  Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

= What are the symptoms of Dengue Fever?

Classic dengue fever, or “break bone fever,” is characterized by acute onset of high fever 3–14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito.

Symptoms include

frontal headache,
retro-orbital pain,
hemorrhagic manifestations,
rash, and
low white blood cell count

The patient also may complain of anorexia and nausea.

Acute symptoms, when present, usually last about 1 week, but weakness, malaise, and anorexia may persist for several weeks.

Some patients with dengue fever go on to develop dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), a severe and sometimes fatal form of the disease.

= Diagnosis of Dengue Fever

The diagnosis of dengue is usually made clinically.

The classic picture is high fever with no localising source of infection, a petechial rash with thrombocytopenia and relative leukopenia – low platelet and white blood cell count.

= Laboratory Diagnosis of dengue infection

One can get DENGUE FEVER ANTIBODY, IgM & IgG. This is a costly test. From Dr Lal Path Lab, it is costing nearly Rs. 1200.

= Aim of treatment of dengue fever:

• Relieving symptoms of pain.
• Controlling fever.
• Telling patients to avoid aspirin and other nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications because they may increase the risk for hemorrhage.
• Reminding patients to drink more fluids, especially when they have a high fever.

= How to Treat Dengue Fever

• Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of rest.
• Antipyretics to control temperature. Children with dengue are at risk for febrile seizures during the febrile phase of illness.
• Avoid aspirin and other nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory medications because they increase the risk of hemorrhage. People generally take Brufen or Combiflam tablets in such fever conditions, these are to be avoided.
• Get platelet counts.

Prevention of Dengue Fever

– There is no tested and approved vaccine for the dengue.
– Primary prevention of dengue is mosquito control.

= Dengue fever and Homeopathy medicines

In Homoeopathy, we have more than 20 medicines which can be taken based on different symptoms of fever in different stages. I would suggest you to please consult your homeopathic physician or homeopathic consultant for appropriate selection of the homeopathic drug for dengue fever.

Just for reference, 16 homeopathic remedies for dengue fever are mentioned in Knerr’s Repertory :
Acon., ars., bell., Bry., chin., coloc., EUP-PER., ferr., ham., ip., merc., nux-v., podo., Rhus-t., sec., sul-ac.

Boericke has mentioned 12 remedies : acon., ars., bell., bry., canth., chin., eup-per., gels., ip., nux-v., rhus-t., rhus-v.

Similar groups of homeopathic medicines for treating Dengue Fever are mentioned in newly published works like Murphy’s Repertory, Roger Zandvoort’s Complete Repertory and Schroyen’s Synthesis Repertory.

93 thoughts on “Dengue fever – prevention, treatment and homeopathic medicines”

  1. Dear Sir
    I enjoyed reading your article. Good work at the right time with the right information. Just wanted to add that a dengue patient can be handled at home and the platelets should be checked every day. If he is given a suitable homeopathic remedy the need for painkillers and antipyretics is reduced further. This comes from experience of treating a patient recently (he was the husband of a Allopathic physican) Managed very well at home – the platelets were about 1 lakh when the treatment was started and fell only as low as 85 thousand. Homeopathy cured gently and permanently.
    Regards and Jai Homeopathy
    Dr. Priya Kapoor

    • DEAR SIR ,


  2. my daughter is leaving to work with the hill side tribes in nothernmost Thailand tomorrow. I will arm her with homeopathic remedies, but I need to be as specific as possible with her…can you assist me in what she should look to as her first homeopathic line of defense?
    many thanks,
    bonnie rotenberg

  3. Dear Dr. Anil – Namaste

    Your article regarding Dengue Fever is excellent and I always appreciate your great services to humanity and homoeopathy. I feel great pleasure to be in touch with you and your experience and knowledge in the field of homoeopathy is always helping me greatly. Thanks for remembering me through mails. God bless you.

    Further, your all the articles on different subjects are highly appreciable.

    Sincerely yours
    Dr. Sayeed Ahmad

  4. U have always come out with brilliant help when needed Dr. Singhal. I congratulate u.
    I had a great time with DENGUE at my clinic.
    My prescriptions were so monotonous, I felt that i am more materialistic. the responses were great.
    Initial high fever and body pains to certain extent usually subsided with ACONITE 30 + PYREXIUM 30
    Second stage of rashes usually responded great to RHUS TOX 30
    Remaining body pains were dealt with EUPATORIUM 30 OR BRYONIA 30
    Also I used OLIVE(Bach remedy) for remaining weakness

    I got very few cases of thrombopenia, and they responded well to SULPHUR 30 OR THUJA 30

  5. Thankyou Dr Priya and Dr Tahir for your valuable comments.

    Mr Bonnie Rotenberg, your daughter must consult the physician during any illness. You can use following guideline for some of homeopathic remedies used in dengue fever:


    Sudden onset of symptoms with anxious restlessness.
    Headache worse by cold, dry wind.

    Arsenicum album

    Patients is chilly. Better by heat.
    Restless and Exhausted. <12-3AM.
    Anxiety and despair of recovery.
    Thirst for sips often (warm drinks). > warm drinks.


    Sudden onset of symptoms with hot, flushed, red face with cold extremities.
    Headache – right side < Noise, light, etc.--Eupatorium perfFever with some periodicity. Soreness - Bones painful, as if they would break. Pain in limbs and back. Desire for ice water despite shaking chill.--GelsemiumFever with chill alternating with heat in back. Dull, dizziness, drowsy look. Eyes - heavy, weak. Thirstless.--

  6. Dear Dr Anil,

    Thank you very much for such a knowledge boosting article, and will be the great help to humankind to fight against Epidemics of Dengue.


  7. Dr Anil Singhal,
    Dengue fever article gives a Good picture of what it is , and what need to be done, (3rd aphorsim).
    But what is that we are doing, can we say that a single dose of a SINGLE Homoeopathic medicine cannot control this state of Dengue fever, or a Single medicine is unable to control it.
    Lets be bold enough to write what we do.

  8. Dear Dr. Anil

    I must congratulate you to bring out such an informative article on dengue at the right moment and I appreciate your efforts to inform people and being so technically sound which most homoeopaths of our time are lacking.
    Homoeopathy such a wonderful science to combat the epidemics of dengue and swine flu but only thing required is awareness amongst masses and backing of thorough management system which most homoeopathic hospitals and clinics are lacking.
    But hope is still there with peoples like yourself working for the upliftment of homoeopathic system.

    Dr. Asha Chopra

  9. Dear Dr Singhal
    You have been very generous to share your knowledge among the fraternity. There is no specific antibiotic for dengue and no vaccine as yet to protect against dengue fever. Complete rest and lot of cold fluid and electrolyte replacement intake is very important to increase the low platelet counts. Patient awareness is very important.
    With regards
    Dr. Anuradha

  10. Thankyou Dr. Ketan Patel, Dr. Asha Chopra, Dr. SK Vashisht and Dr. Anuradha Garg for your encouraging remarks.

    Delhi on Saturday recorded 34 new cases of dengue, taking the total number of cases due to the vector-borne disease dengue to 783, health officials said.

  11. The national capital Delhi reported 32 new dengue cases on thursday, taking the total number of people infected with the vector-borne disease to 945.

    The Capital has seen 300 cases of dengue in just the past eight days.

  12. Respected Dr Singhal,
    Thanks for your very enlightening mails.Sir Ihave been getting cases of Chickenguniya especially the debilitating prostration of all joints &muscles of the body after the acute fever stage is over.What would you recommend for such cases? I am giving them chininum ars, Eup perf, rhus tox depending on the totality.Is their any other specific for Chickenguniya?


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  13. Respected Dr Singhal ji
    Thanks for providing the oppurtunity to read this complete article on Dengue fever. For diagnosis, Antigen tests are available which can diagnose the disease within first 5 days. Afterwards, antibody tests become positive.


  14. With the mercury dipping in Delhi, health authorities expect the cases of dengue to go down over the next few weeks even as the figure touched 1,041 with 13 more patients testing positive.

    The cases of the vector-borne disease were negligible from June to September this year, but had surged drastically since mid-October. Officials said that this was due to the late arrival of monsoon in the city.

  15. Dear Dr, thankyou for the immense knowledge you are providing on this website regarding acute diseases, their treatment, etc. It is of great help for young practitioners like us.

  16. Dear Sir, i,m a regular follower of your articles on this website. You are indeed a monument of inspiration and knowledge for all young practitioners like us. It is surprising how the Dengue Epidemic has gripped the Nation’s Capital in-spite of precautions taken by the local authorities. Only, an Alternative Medicine like Homeopathy can help the dengue cases to go down.

  17. Thanks for this article. This is very helpful for doc. and pati.
    but if anybody has it’s preventive medicine then please comment on it……thank you all

  18. thank you for valuable information for dengue fever and it’s treatment.
    if anybody know the preventive medicine for dengue fever please notify on this site.

  19. Dr Singhal it is good n generous work that u had done, thankyou for the immense knowledge you are providing on this website regarding acute diseases, their treatment, etc. It is of great help for young practitioners like us

  20. Indeed it is a great help for the needy at eleventh hours.patients and the fraternity alile.A great sevice to the ailing humanity.wish you good health and prosperty.thankyou very much indeed.dr.muhammad afzal

  21. respected sir,i started my pratice in home,and get the patient of dengu than i was upset what can i do than i search u website than i get the right way to treat it ,i am 4th yr student in haneman medical college ,i read all your articles regurarly.sir i am thankfull to u very much.

  22. Dear Dr. Anil

    Your article regarding Dengue Fever is excellent. I feel great pleasure to be in touch with you and your experience and knowledge in the field of homeopathy. Thanks for remembering me through mails. God bless you.

    Sincerely yours
    Dr. Qazi Ghulam Mohy-ud-din

  23. Dr Anil,
    i want to know about the treatment to safe huminity with your help.
    what is the treatment before attach and after the attach of dengue.
    kindly tell me in simple words.

    touseef khan sialkot

  24. I found Dr Anil Singhal’s article and advice very informative. By profession I am an engineer living in Pakistan. My father & I myself have firm belief in Homeopathic treatment since I got cured for a severe ear infection ( about 50 years back) for which after 3 weeks of antibiotic treatment, two allopathic ENT specialists had advised a major operation. Currently Dengue is spreading in parts of Pakistan. I wonder if there is a preventive medicine? Sms circulating around suggest a single dose of Crotalus 200 would save a person for two months. But have not found any supporting info in the books or web. Shall be extremely grateful to Dr Singhal for advice.

  25. Dear Sir,

    Keeping in view the warning signs of dengue fever which starts from abdominal pain, nausea and vomitting, liver dysfunction, high hematocrit and low platelets, and lethargy. I feel there is nothing better to cover these symptoms than Ars. and Phosphorus along nat sulf 6X Dusdring fever onset anf throughout the duration, I have not found any remedy better than Eupatorium perf 3x 10 drops every three hours.

    One important point is that fer phos and kali sulf 6x combined must be administered two hourly to combat apoxia (lack of oxygen) and calc phos 6x to combat low platelets. With eupatorium if given in the start of fever one needs no other remedy. However, use of asprine should be stopped and instead arnica be used. Thanks

  26. Dear Sir.
    my son is 6 yrs for last three days he is suffering from cough,chest congestion and high is giving antibiotic and paracetamol.yesterday blood test was done the THR was 148 and today its 119.pls advise.

  27. Sorry for spelling mistake it is CROTALUS HORIDUS 200 five drops in half glass of water in the evening and Eupatorium 200 five drops in water in the morning for consecutive three days please.

    • Thanks for tiakng time for sharing this article, it was excellent and very informative. It?s my first time that I visit here. I found a lot of informative stuff in your article. Keep it up. Thank you.

  28. I have used medicines claimed by Dr Haroon Mayo to my sister Alia brother in law Mr Tahir and many.I found it 100% fantastic

  29. Dr..My sister in law have dengu sir, you suggestion to dengu fever treatment..she 2 year old…so plz requirment to dengu fever..

  30. Symphytum Q is very much acting drug in peptic ulcer syndrome or other internal ulcers.. my request to you sir please verify it cozy I found a wonderful result

  31. Dear Dr. Javed, Salaam Walekum.

    I thank you for sharing your experiences about using homeopathic medicine Symphytum Q (mother tincture) in Peptic ulcer syndrome or other internal ulcers. I feel this is a great finding.

    Well, I have not used Symphytum mother tincture in Peptic ulcer syndrome or such ulcer problems, so, I can not comment further. I’ll try this in patients if symptoms matches.

    Warm Regards

    Dr. Anil Singhal

  32. Sir, My daughter living in Delhi has suffered from DENGUE FEVER all of sudden causing severe rashes on whole body, high fever, nausea and whole body joints pain. I suggest her to take EUPATORIUM PERF. 200 and FER. PHOS 6x

    It shows great improvement and control of blood platelets up to 140000. But after four days her platelets has down by 40000 al of sudden .Then I suggest her to take some juice of PAPAYA LEAF that improve her platelets up to 10000. Now total platelets are 110000. I will be much oblige if you may very kindly suggest me some other medicine.

  33. Highest number of dengue cases in Delhi this season – 2012

    Delhi on Wednesday registered the highest number of dengue cases this season with 34 people being detected with the disease, taking the total number of such cases past the 500-mark.

    According to the data available, 513 cases of dengue have been detected in Delhi since the outbreak of the disease early this month.

  34. Eighty per cent of the people in the Pune city who got mosquito-borne diseases, mainly dengue, had vector breeding spots right at their homes.

    Health officials from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) have appealed to the people to be extra careful since stagnant water provides the perfect breeding ground for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which causes dengue.

    “Usually, when a person tests positive for dengue, our health staff inspects the person’s house and its surroundings for mosquito-breeding spots. This is done to ensure that others living there do not contract it. It is our common observation that most of those who get dengue have breeding spots right inside their houses,” said S T Pardeshi, medical officer of health, PMC.

  35. Is there any preventive medicine you can take for dengue fever? I have 2 daughters. Age 12 and 6. P lease advice. Thank you in advance.

  36. Dear Annie

    Thanks visiting this blog.

    I would recommend Eup. Perf. 30 – 4 pills two times daily for 5 days, if dengue is prevalent in your area. Homeopathic Preventive Medicine for Dengue Fever is also dependent on the symptomatology of epidemics in your area which might be different from other location. Please tell us your location and the kinds of symptoms are there in patients suffering from dengue fever.

    Waiting for your response.

    Warm regards

    Dr. Anil Singhal

  37. The two medicines claimed by Dr Haroon Mayo are the best ones to my practical experience.
    I have found the results 100 percent.
    I repeat the medicines are CROTALLUS HORIDUS 200 and EUPATORIUM PERF 200.

  38. Dear sir , i want to know is there any preventive homeopathy drug for dengu . in hardwar a homeopath doctor is selling this drug. Pls reply thank you

  39. Dear Sir,I had an attack of DENGUE FEVER+ On 16th of October 2013 based on report by the LAL PATH CC DELHI. Immediately I rushed to my home at Kurukshetra. Eup. Perf 200 , Pappya leaf juice and paracetamol tablets were taken 3-4 days but platelets started decreasing. Ultimately, got indoor treatment in a private reputed hospital where antibiotics+other medicines were given for 5-6 days continuously. Now position is under cntrol as platelets are on increase but feeling acute weakness. Appetite is normal, no fever, no vomit. Would you please suggest homoeopathic medicine for acute weakness Sir?

  40. Hi,
    I came to know that in Dengue,blood platelets goes down and to increase its count there is a Homeopathic medicine named “Crotalus 30 or Crotolus 30”.

    Can you please authenticate this?



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  43. Sir,can you suggest me medicine for ITP(immune thrombocytophenic purpara)disease.
    My father(48 years) is suffering from the same.
    Please sir do suggest the best medicine,because of this disease his skin turned into almost voilte colour and also he suffers from itching.

  44. Hello: I live in the USA and I am looking for a Homeopathic Physician who can treat me for ITP. Some months ago I took THROMBUP for 3 months but it did nothing to raise
    My platelets, and neither did the Papaya leaf extract help either. Kindly contact me privately via email at: I am looking for a doctor in India.
    Thank you and kind regards.

  45. Your article with respect to Dengue Fever is great.
    I feel extraordinary joy to be in contact with you and your experience and learning in the field of homeopathy.
    Much obliged for recalling that me through sends.


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