Subscribe to Onlymyhealth Newsletter
  • I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.

What is the Treatment for Chikungunya?

Communicable Diseases By Dr Poonam Sachdev , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Mar 30, 2012
What is the Treatment for Chikungunya?

Until now there is no particular medicine exclusively for the treatment of chikungunya. There are many effective homeopathic medications for chikungunya.

What is the Treatment for Chikungunya

Currently there is no vaccine or specific anti-viral treatment for chikungunya fever. If you have chikungunya fever your doctor will recommend symptomatic treatment which includes:

  • Rest.
  • Drinking plenty of fluids such as oral rehydration solution, fresh juice, soups, coconut water to prevent dehydration due to vomiting and high fever.
  • Medications to reduce fever (antipyretics) such as acetaminophen.
  • Tepid sponging to reduce fever.
  • Medications to reduce body pain such as ibuprofen, naproxen, acetaminophen, or paracetamol. Aspirin should be avoided.

Patients with chikungunya fever should avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes to prevent transmission of infection to others. It is a debilitating, but non-fatal disease and the immune system of the body is able to cure the infection in most cases. The immunity after the infection usually lasts life long, hence re-infection is very rare.


According to a recent study, chloroquine is probably an effective treatment for arthritis-like symptoms that are not relieved by aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID). However further studies are required before it can be recommended as a standard treatment for arthritis-like symptoms in chikungunya fever.


According to homeopathic experts there are effective drugs for chikungunya treatment in homeopathy. These drugs can prevent as well as hasten recovery from chikungunya. Some of the homeopathic medicines used for treatment of chikungunya fever are eupatorium perf, pyroginum, rhus-tox, cedron, influenzinum, China and Arnica. If you intend to take homeopathic medications for chikungunya fever consult a homeopathic professional rather than trying self-treatment.

 

Read more articles on Chikungunya Treatment.

Written by
Dr Poonam Sachdev
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamMar 30, 2012

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK