This is an intermittent fever the symptoms of which are common knowledge.Generally fever begins with chill, often severe chill, which may last for minutes or even a few hours.After the chill fever rises and sometimes it is as high as 104 or 105 after a few hours the patient perspires and fever comes down to normal.
This paroxysm is repeated the same time next day or after two or three days.When the fever attacks daily it is called quotidian and when it recurrs after 48 hours it is called tertian and when after 72 hours it is Quartan.Sometimes both chill and perspiration or one of these are absent.This fever is caused by a particular mosquito which injects material parasites into the child.
Cinchona or Quinine kills these parasites and thus in Allopathy it is the remedy of all sorts of material fevers.Many different preparations of QUININE are available in the market and are extensively used in malaria.3 or 4 tablets daily often check the malarial paroxysms, but often fever reappears after some time.For a complete and radical cure of malaria.
Homoeopathic medicines are the best, but you will have to select the medicine exactly according to the symptoms of the patient such as the time of chill and fever symptoms during fever thirst, restlessness, pains, etc and other general and particular symptoms of the patient.Here are the symptoms of some of the important medicines.
Ipecac: When gastric symptoms predominate such as nausea, heaviness of stomach, salivation, vomiting, bitter taste, and the time of fever is generally between 9 to 11 pm chill for a few minutes but fever last longere, chill is aggravated in warm room or hot drink produces oppression in the chest.It is claimed that if the symptoms are not clear two or three doses of IPECAC will either cure the patient or the symptoms will become more prominent which will help selection of the right remedy.It is also useful when fever persists even after QUININE or ARSENIC is taken.It also cures the effects of the abuse of QUININE.
Arsenicum Album:12 The time of fever is generally after 12 am or 12 pm.All the three stages are not marked chill and heat are mixed or alternated.In chronic cases when liver and spleen are effected.The patient drinks a little but too often.Anguish anxiety a burning feeling but the patient wants to cover himself.Great restlessness, great prostration.The patient is weak and emaciated fevers yield to this remedy readily as well as fevers which occur twice every day.In the beginning use 3x potency every 4 hours or so, but in chronic cases give 200 or 1000 and during apyrexia at least 2 doses.