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Acute Diseases Management

Acute diseases are conditions where we suffer suddenly with specific acute symptoms. These conditions can resolve by themselves or will need medical attention. Acute disease or crisis either due to excesses in food, or an insufficient supply of it, severe physical impressions, chills, over-heating, dissipation, strains etc or physical irritations, mental emotions which are nothing but the stimulations for particular disease condition with transient explosion of disease pathology.

These acute episodes may finish their course more or less quickly; but if the disease is of rapid or sudden in presenting the symptoms, the physician without delaying must have thorough information about the harmful effects of the presented pattern of disease condition, body’s altered functions, etc. with him. Then with the help of this collected information the physician will be able to trace the complete picture of the disease and then will be able to combat it with a suitable homeopathic medicine without the interruption from the conventional or modern medicinal system of prescription.

A homeopath must have the tools to prevent and cure epidemic diseases, treat emergencies, crises, and acute conditions. The acute remedy must be chosen according to the current state of the condition, causative factor for the presenting crisis and its active symptoms.

While dealing with the acute disease conditions, the physician must have the knowledge of the particular disease condition like its causative factors, its different symptoms presentation, its future development, and accordingly he should use the way of prescription given by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. The same approach also further helps in treating the person in avoiding the repeated acute attacks as this treatment will be followed with constitutional remedies.

An intercurrent remedy is a remedy which will help in facilitating the action of the main medicine to complete the cure. Intercurrent remedies are those remedies given during the course of homoeopathic medicines for some chronic diseases for the purpose of removing any acute diseases & accelerating the mode of cure or removing any hindrances called miasmatic blocks. The skillful use of intercurrent is an essential method in classical homeopathy, an aspect of complete case management.

Acute intercurrent remedies are used during temporary disruptions of the chronic treatment.

These remedies are chosen based on of the exciting cause and the active acute symptoms so that they do not disrupt the deeper layer associated with a different fundamental cause and with the constitution.

These intercurrent mainly act superficially so that they will not interfere with the complementary constitutional treatment. They are specialized specifics, which deal with and help in complete cure without much delay.