Filariasis

A diseased state due to the presence of filaria which burrows in the skin,producing irritation and swelling.
In early filariasis,the onset is manifested by painful swelling of the scrotal contents.Acute swelling of the lymph glands of the inguinal and femoral lesion is common

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
In cases of recent origin;frequent episodes of adenolymphangitis;worse by exertion;cord like swelling Rhus tox.30 or 200 4 hourly
Hot patient;excessive thirst - drinks large quantities at long intervals;worse motion'local oedema of all types,specially fibrotic Bryonia 30 or 200 4 hourly
With glossy oedema;thirstlessness,burning sensation;worse by heat Apis mel.30 or 200 4 hourly
Complaints with intolerance to sun;desire for extra salt in all preparations;thirst increased.Mental irritabilty;aversion to sympathy;worse at sea shore Natrum mur.30 or 200 4 hourly
In hot patients,desire for cold;thirstlessness with dryness of mouth;changing moods;weeps while telling symptoms;gentle,mild disposition Pulsatilla 30 or 200 4 hourly
With complaints of male genitalia;hydrocele;worse by storms Rhododendron 200 or 1M weekly(3)
With local or generalised burning;better by cold;desire for sweets;cold accompanied by gastric complaints or skin ailments Sulphur 30 or 200 weekly(3)
Profuse sweat which does not relieve;thirst with moist mouth;suppurative tendency;stools in Q effectual,contains mucous;oedema of legs which becomes hard Mercurius sol.30 or 200 4 hourly
Chilly patient;desire for warm food,sweets;flatulent dyspepsia;always in a hurry;worse by heat Lycopodium 200 or 1M weekly(3)

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