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    Posted: 13 Oct. 09 at 07:21
How effective would variolinum be for chicken pox prevention?

what potency needs to be used.

How long does its effect remain?

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Prophylaxis, or pro-active measures to prevent a disease from occurring,  as a concept in Homeopathy has limited application. The necessary pre-conditions are:

  1. When there is a case of an epidemic outbreak and the general symptom pattern show a homogeneity to lead us to the remedy, the so-called genus epidemicus that will help curatively as well as preventive.
  2. The genus epidemicus does not necessarily have to be a nosode. It should be the most suitable remedy.
There is much of a confusion pertaining to use of Nosodes. Please understand that Homeopathic Nosodes are not vaccines. they have to be used symptomatically and not to cure the disease out of the morbid product of which the medicine is prepared.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct. 09 at 04:31

Hi rkguru,
nosodes form part of the homeoprophylactic armamentum, but are of less importance than chronic constitutional treatment and the genius epidemicus remedies. Chronic constitutional treatment is most important as it strengthens the vital force and reduces susceptibility to diseases in general. The choice of the genius remedies is based on the symptom picture of a great many of patients during a particular epidemic. The genius epidemicus and nosodes aim at giving a more specific protection which is limited to the particular disease. However, the nosode shall only be given if the genius remedy is unknown. Their application is rather based on isopathic than on homeopathic principles, but they might be similar enough to prevent the acute disease - hence they might also prevent chicken pox.
But I agree with Niel - they are not thought to provide long-term immunity but have their own special role in homeopathic treatment. Their repeated application as suggested by Isaac Golden carries the risk of establishing an artificial medicinal disease, beyond the appearance of accessory/proving symptoms, and prevents the child from more important constitutional treatment.
Therefore, I would only recommend to apply variolinum IF there is a real acute danger due to an epidemic in your surroundings (already Hahnemann warned against the indiscriminate used of genius remedies!), and if the current genius remedy is unknown, and your child is not under chronic homeopathic treatment.
However, chicken pox rather takes a mild course in children and rarely leads to complications or sequelae. If your child is not severly immuno-compromised I would rather prefer the natural disease to attack the child which provides natural and usually life-long immunity and is a good training for the immune system. Moreover, children are often said to do big development steps after they came out of childhood diseases.
If you need to apply variolinum a 30C is said to provide protection for about a fortnight, but depending on the virulence of the epidemic it might be necessary to give it once a week.
Being a mother of three kids I would like to emphasize not to apply remedies indiscriminately. Once scarlatina was around in the kindergarten and I gave them Bell out of fear (and nescience) and they soon got a dissimilar aggravation, symptoms which called for their truely indicated chronic remedy.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Oct. 09 at 06:17
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If you need to apply variolinum a 30C is said to provide protection for about a fortnight, but depending on the virulence of the epidemic it might be necessary to give it once a week....



Could you please provide the source of this assertion Confused.

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I treated a girl of 18 yrs after the attack of chickenpox with variolinum 200 as it suited her case since she stayed in an hostel i gave var 200 one dose each to her roommates to prevent it but only once. 
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variolinum has been used as an intercurrent in cases where a\f chikenpox could be detected  also it is helpful for poke marks remaining or pustular acne resulting from cpox sequele
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Sept. 10 at 00:58
Variolinum can be used to treat chicken pox but the dosage depends on the intense of the disease. But be sure before you medicate or take advice from the experts.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sept. 10 at 06:55
Originally posted by rkguru

How effective would variolinum be for chicken pox prevention?

what potency needs to be used.

How long does its effect remain?

information required.

Thanks

According to my personal experience, variolinum  is successful as a prophylactic however, like others, in incubation period it fails to protect.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sept. 10 at 17:43
Once the symptoms have begun to set in  (and for a homoeopath those symptoms can appear quite early as changes in mood or behaviour or other general changes) you will need to use the remedy that suits, rather than the nosode.
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