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Beat the Heat: Homeopathy for Summer Problems

Beat the Heat: Homeopathy for Summer Problems

You’re sitting in the hall at your grandparents’ house and grappling with your cousins over a plate of mangoes. Reminds you of something familiar?

Summers in childhood was equal to fun and lazy days that tasted like mangoes. But there was one other factor that really ruined all the fun: the summer heat. Some of you may not be getting any more vacation days but the heat is still a constant even today.

The problem arises when that heat causes various ailments. What do you do then? To help you fight summer problems with homeopathy, we’ve written this article. Below, we have listed several problems that people face during summer and how you can tackle them using homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy for Common Summer Problems


Here are some common summer complaints faced by people:
  1. Dehydration
  2. Heatstroke
  3. Prickly Heat
  4. Sunburn

1. Dehydration

Dehydration is a common summer problem. It occurs when your body uses or loses more fluid than you take in. Because of this, your body won’t have enough water to carry out the normal functions. Dehydration can occur in any adult in the hot weather if one is doing excessive exercise. However, it can be especially dangerous for smaller children and older adults.

Symptoms

  1. Extreme thirst
  2. Less frequent urination
  3. Dark-colored urine
  4. Fatigue
  5. Dizziness
  6. Confusion

Causes

Diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, excessive sweating and increased urination are some of the common causes for dehydration.

Treatment

Since dehydration can be caused by a number of reasons, it is important to focus on what is causing the loss of fluids in your body. If it is caused by not drinking enough water then you need to focus on drinking more water and any other causes can be remedied by a professional health expert.

2. Heatstroke


If your body’s temperature goes above 104℃ due to overexposure to heat, then you can get a heatstroke. This is very common in summer months when the temperatures are at the peak.

Symptoms

  1. High body temperature
  2. Nausea and vomiting
  3. Altered mental state
  4. Rapid breathing
  5. Headache
  6. Racing heart rate

Causes

Wearing tight/dark clothing, drinking excessive alcohol and dehydration are some of the common causes for heatstroke.

Treatment

Here is a list of some homeopathic medicines you can use to cure this common summer problem.

Belladonna, Glonoinum, Carbo vegetabilis, Natrum Carbonicum, and Gelsemium are some of the medicines that you can take for heatstroke.

3. Prickly Heat


Prickly heat - also known as heat rash or miliaria - affects people especially during the summer. It develops when your pores get blocked and trap perspiration under the skin.

Symptoms

  1. Rashes, usually red in colour
  2. Blisters
  3. Bumps
  4. Itching
  5. Flushing

Causes

Intense exercise, hot & humid weather, prolonged bed rest, overheating and clogged pores are some of the causes for prickly heat.

Treatment

Here is a list of some homeopathic medicines you can use to cure this common summer problem.

Apis, Rhus Tox, and Urtica urens are some of the medicines that you can take in the form of mother tincture or cream.

4. Sunburn


Sunburn usually occurs after a few hours of excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun or from other artificial sources such as the sunlamps in tanning beds.

Symptoms

  1. Pinkness or redness
  2. Skin that feels hot to the touch
  3. Pain, tenderness and itching
  4. Swelling
  5. Small fluid-filled blisters
  6. Headache, fever, nausea and fatigue in severe cases

Causes

Ultraviolet B (UVB) is associated most frequently with sunburn. Sunburn is the most obvious sign that you’ve spent a lot of your time outdoors.

Treatment

Here is a list of some homeopathic medicines you can use to cure this common summer problem.

Some of the common homeopathic remedies for sunburn include Urtica urens, Cantharis, Causticum and Calendula. You can also use the gel from Aloe vera plant to help sooth your skin.

Summ(er)ing it up


Heat and the sun can be very dangerous and cruel. Especially in the summertime. If you wish to avoid taking an unnecessary trip to the emergency room during the hottest season, try keeping some of the crucial homeopathic remedies handy.

Ensure that you stay hydrated and take proper precautions before heading outdoors. Try avoiding going out during the peak hours when the sun is at its hottest. For more tips to stay safe during the summer, you can check out this funky infographic that teaches how to beat the summer blues like a pro!
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