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Swine Flu

Clinical Implications
and Genus Epidemicus

Public Health and Homeopathy Awareness


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Contributors

Dr. Saurav Arora


Gold Medalist, MD (Hom.) Founder: Vivid Homeopathy
Dr Saurav Arora has a rich experience of more than 12 years being a Medical Homeopath and
Independent Researcher. Dr Arora has served various key positions in Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India;
Ministry of Defence, India; Govt. of NCT of Delhi etc. Dr Arora’s profile and achievements may be seen
at www.sauravarora.com

Dr. Bharti Arora


MD (Hom.), BHMS (Silver Medalist), Co-Founder: Vivid Homeopathy
Dr Bharti Arora is a medical homeopath committed to promote homeopathy for the benefit of individual
and health care system. Dr Arora has been awarded Silver medal for meritorious position in BHMS. For
more info visit http://arorasclinic.com/bhartiarora/

© Disclaimer: This article does not intend to replace the in-person consultation. The facts are for general purpose and public awareness
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Before Proceeding to
SWINE FLU
Let Us KNOW What
Exactly Flu is?

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Common

Flu: A common viral


infection that can be
deadly, especially in
high-risk groups.

Deadly

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Do We Need
to Worry?

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Common
Pathophysiology

Clinical
Understanding

Management
Deadly

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Here comes the importance of knowledge of Aphorism 3, Organon of Medicine

Knowledge of Disease

Knowledge of Medicine

Knowledge of Selection
of Medicine, Dose, and
Potency

Things That Derange


Health

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Swine
Flu

Common
InFLUenza
Flu

Avian
Flu
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As per WHO there are 4 types of seasonal
influenza viruses, types A, B, C and D.

Influenza A viruses are further classified into


subtypes according to the combinations of the
hemagglutinin (HA) and the neuraminidase
(NA), the proteins on the surface of the virus.

Currently circulating in humans are subtype


A(H1N1) and A(H3N2) influenza viruses.

The A(H1N1) is also written as A(H1N1)pdm09


as it caused the pandemic in 2009 and
subsequently replaced the seasonal influenza
A(H1N1) virus which had circulated prior to
2009. Only influenza type A viruses are known
to have caused pandemics.

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• Flu of pigs caused by type A
influenza viruses that
regularly cause outbreaks.
• Pigs may be infected with
Causation

influenza viruses from


different species and when
this is passed to humans
may cause antigenic shifts.
• Pandemic Influenza
happened in 2009 when an
influenza A H1N1 virus with
swine, avian and human
genes emerged in the
spring of 2009 and caused
the first pandemic in more
than 40 years.

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"Swine flu" was the popular name
for flu caused by a relatively new
type of flu virus responsible for a
global flu outbreak (or pandemic)
in 2009-10. It's now just a normal
type of seasonal flu and is
included in the annual flu vaccine.

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Fever
Lethargy
Lack of
appetite
Coughing
Runny nose
Sore throat
Eye irritation
Nausea
Vomiting and
Diarrhea
Chills

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Where Incubation
period is prolonged
Who is at Risk??

Those who have lower


immunity
Elderly
Infants
People having multi
organ involvement
Tendency to have high
grade fever

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Diagnosis is Clinical but may require
Investigations
Investigations (e.g Swab Test) are costly and
may be done in selected cases e.g.
• Pregnancy
• Other co-morbid factors
• Bed ridden patients
• Etc.

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Genus
Epidemicus
WHY?
HOW?

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Results of the Survey
on Genus Epidemicus

n = 203
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Respondents were
Practitioner: 80.9%
Practitioner and Researcher: 13.9%
Integrative Practitioners: 5.2%

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Respondent’s Country

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What is the Most Common Potency You
Use for Genus Epidemicus of SWINE FLU
200c 47%
30c 44.3%
1M 4.3%
Others 4.4%

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How Many Doses You Give As Genus Epidemicus in Swine Flu

Twice in Others One


a Day for 11% Dose
a Week 7%
1%
Three
Doses
29%

Two
Doses a Two
Day for 3 Doses a
days Day for 2
43% days
9%

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Most Commonly Used Remedies

Arsenicum Album
Gelsemium
Influenzinum
Eup perf
Bryonia
Belladonna
Rhus Tox
Phosphorus
Nux vomica
Merc sol
Justicia
Ars Iod
Veratrum alb %age of Respondents
Variolinum
Sulphur
Silicea
Pulsatilla
Nat mur
Dulcamara
Drosera
China
Arum t
Antim tart
Allium cepa
0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50
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Most Commonly Used Remedies
%age of Respondents
Arsenicum…
Gelsemium
Influenzinum
Eup perf %age of
Respondent
Bryonia s
Belladonna
Rhus Tox

0 20 40 60

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What Materia Medica Says

Arsenicum album
Thin, watery, excoriating discharge.
Nose feels stopped up.
Sneezing without relief.
Hay-fever and coryza; worse in open air; better
indoors.
Burning and bleeding.
Burning in eyes, with acrid lachrymation.
Great exhaustion after the slightest exertion.
Diarrhoea.

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Gelsemium
Sneezing
Fullness at root of nose.
Dryness of nasal fossæ.
Swelling of turbinates.
Watery, excoriating discharge.
Acute coryza, with dull headache and fever.
Dizziness, drowsiness, dullness, and
trembling.

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So What Should We do?
 Openly Give Genus
Epidemicus to Everyone?
 Or Prescribe According to
Symptoms?
 What if there are no
symptoms and Patients are
asking as Preventive?
 What to Guide Patients
regarding Preventive?

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Assess the Condition of the Patient
- Anxiety Level
- Age
- Other Risk Factors and Diseases
- Susceptibility and Immunity

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If Patient is asymptomatic –
Give Genus Epidemicus
If there are any symptoms –
Give most indicated remedy

Therefore here comes the


judicial use of Genus
Epidemicus as well as Group
of Most Indicated Remedies

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Research in this Area
Peer Reviewed Research Study: Homeopathic treatment of
patients with influenza-like illness during the 2009 A/H1N1
influenza pandemic in India.

Year: 2013; Published in Homeopathy

A prospective, multi-centre, data collection survey


of homeopathic practice in treatment of influenza-like illness
in India during the 2009 pandemic of
A/H1N1 influenza ('swine flu', SF).

1126 patients had valid SF symptoms


The most common symptoms assessed were
 Temperature >38°C
 Cough
 Runny nose

A total of 44 different remedies (or combinations of remedies)


were used at these first appointments, the most frequently
prescribed being Arsenicum album (n = 265; 23.5%).

The 2009 A/H1N1 influenza pandemic in India was


characterised by several prominent symptoms and
symptom/medicine associations, particularly temperature
>38°C + cough + runny nose, associated with Arsenicum
album.
Homeopathy. 2013 Jul;102(3):187-92.
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Suggested Dose and Potency
As Per Survey and
Practices Adopted
Arsenicum Album
200c
Two Doses a Day for 3 Days

Other Remedies for


Consideration
• Gelsemium
• Influenzium

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A Survey and collation of facts by
Dr. Saurav Arora, MD & Dr. Bharti Arora, MD
Under
Initiative to Promote Research in
Homeopathy (IPRH)

Acknowledgment
All Respondents

Conflict of Interest: None

© Disclaimer: This article does not intend to replace the in-


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in any form. For consultation, treatment and specific queries you
need to contact your healthcare professional. For reprint and
collaborations please contact vividhomeopathy@gmail.com

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