rheumatic fever

Treat Rheumatic Fever Naturally

Rheumatic fever is often the result of an untreated strep infection such as scarlet fever or strep throat. It is not caused by the strep bacteria but by the bodies response to the exposure of it; the body turns its natural defenses against healthy tissues causing the attacked body parts to become inflamed and swollen. There is no cure for it and once a person suffers from an attack they are more likely to have repeat attacks in the future. Treatment is critical as leaving it untreated can affect the heart.

 

How do I know if I have rheumatic fever?

  • Pain and swelling in the joints
  • Shortness of breath
  • Persistent cough
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Skin rash
  • Fever

 

How do I prevent rheumatic fever?

Because Rheumatic fever is caused by the strep A bacteria, the best way to prevent it is to quickly and effectively treat a sore throat. If you or your child have a persistent sore throat with a fever that lasts for more than 24 hours seek medical attention immediately.

Remember, Rheumatic fever can cause serious heart problems if left untreated.

 

How can I treat rheumatic fever?

  • Natural treatments for rheumatic fever should only be done in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.
  • Make a small capsule of equal amounts asparagus seed, black cumin and fenugreek ground together. Swallow three grams every morning with a glass of water to help control swelling.
  • Garlic helps to clean any infection out of the body.
  • Dandelion root helps to flush out extra fluids and helps cleanse the liver and kidneys.
  • Eucalyptus oil can be applied to the joints to help soothe pain and ease swelling.
  • Drink fruit juices early on to help keep from dehydration.
  • Apply hot and cold compresses to the joints to help ease pain and swelling.
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