Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF) And Its Ayurvedic Management

Abstract

There are a lot of various diseases that occur due to bites of rodents, insects, reptiles, arthropods etc. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a tick borne condition manifested with fever, rash and headache. It can be fatal. Sometimes the anaphylactic shock occurs on the poisonous bite. Therefore early management is mandatory. This is serious tick borne sickness thus needs immediate care. In the following text we shall discuss Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever in a little detail and its management. Let’s get it!!

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Introduction

There are a number of illnesses that are caused by poisonous bites from various organisms. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever is a tick borne illness that is spread by infected American dog tick and Rocky Mountain wood tick and brown dog tick. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever was recognised in the early 1800s.and became common in the last decade of the 1800s. The Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever usually affects people living in the area near the Rocky mountains. In Ayurveda, the condition can be correlated with aagantuja vyadhi that leads to tridosha vitiation more specifically pitta and kapha dosha. Lets see what causes the Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

Causative Organism For Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Rickettsia rickettsii is a causative organism that leads to a severe infection.

Signs and Symptoms For Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Early features are not so particular to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. But soon the disease rapidly progresses to a serious and fatal nature.

Signs and symptoms can include the following features

  • High Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Rash appears usually two to four days after fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Lack of appetite
  • Muscle spasm and pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion

Complications Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Brain inflammation (encephalitis)
  • Inflammation of the lungs and heart
  • Kidney failure
  • Septic shock
  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of limbs
  • Death

Diagnosis Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Low platelet count
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Low blood sodium levels
  • Serology tests
  • Skin biopsy

Treatment Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Antibiotic Doxycycline is used to prevent severity of the illness and death.
  • Chloramphenicol, an alternative drug for use in pregnancy.

Prevention Of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  • Prevention is necessary by avoiding contact with ticks.
  • Insect repellants.
  • Wearing long pants and sleeves that cover all the skin.

Ayurvedic Management On Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be correlated with the vitiation of the tridoshas due to aagantuj reason (origin outside the body). The treatment is based on the pacification of the dosha. Furthermore, it also depends on alleviating the symptoms associated. Such as herbs like Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) etc which relieves fever and pain and also cleanses blood by fighting the toxins produced by the organism. Furthermore, it enhances the immunity to fight against the microorganisms.

Herbal Remedies for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned GMP certified, ISO 9001:2015 certified and US-FDA registered Ayurvedic Company, which sticks to the aim of manufacturing quality Ayurvedic products as described in a number of ancient texts of Ayurveda. Products are manufactured without additives and preservatives and other kinds of chemicals or artificial flavour enhancers which can cause a number of side effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any kind of adulteration. The products are purely organic and vegetarian and gluten free. Planet Ayurveda has come up with a number of products that help in managing poisonous bites and infectious bites by a number of organisms.

Following are the products that are useful in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

  1. Giloy Capsules
  2. Dashmoola Capsules
  3. Wormistop Capsules
  4. Boswellia Curcumin
  5. Manjishtha Capsules

Herbal remedies for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Products Description

1. Giloy Capsules

Giloy Capsules are filled with the standardised extract of herb guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). Guduchi is known as ‘sarvajwarahar’ which means it treats all kinds of fever with maximum efficacy. Furthermore giloy fights the toxins circulating in the bloodstream. Hence provides relief in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Dashmoola Capsules

Dashmoola Capsules contain the roots of ten medicinal plants. The plants and trees include bilva (Aegle marmelos), patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), prishniparni (Uraria picta), brihati (Solanum indicum), shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum), kantakari (Solanum surattense), gambhari (Gmelina arborea). Dasmoola is known to perform a number of functions such as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antipyretic and other various activities. Therefore, Dashmoola Capsules relieve a number of symptoms caused by Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Wormistop Capsules

Wormistop Capsules contain the herbs namely tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), vidang (Embelia ribes), palash (Butea monosperma) and sonth (Zingiber officinale). The herbs possess a number of properties. The herbs in the capsules are antiinflammatory, blood purifier, antipyretic analgesics. Therefore Wormistop Capsules reduce swelling, disappear rash and alleviates fever. Furthermore, the herbs fight the toxins and remove them from the bloodstream. Moreover, Wormistop capsules are beneficial in poisonous bites of various organisms.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin capsules are enriched with the herbs shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and haridra (Curcuma longa). Both the herbs together possess antiinflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic properties. Therefore, it helps in Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and its associated symptoms.

Dosage: One capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

5. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha Capsules filled with the goodness of herb manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia). Manjishtha is known as a blood purifier. As the toxins released by the ticks in blood, manjishtha fights those toxins and hence relieves symptoms of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

Contact Planet Ayurveda to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214040 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

As we have discussed Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, we have come to know that the condition is tick borne and occurs due to an infectious organism. The condition can turn fatal if not timely treated. The main symptoms are high grade fever, rashes, headache and bodyache. But the condition starts deteriorating at a rapid speed therefore the treatment is required as soon as possible. The treatment includes analgesics, antibiotics, antipyretic and antihistamines. Whereas in Ayurveda, the treatment is managed with herbs. The above said products are beneficial in all kinds of poisonous and infectious bite as well as in the case of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. They reduce pain, relieve fever, cures rash, cleanses blood. These overall properties help in alleviating all the symptoms that arise due to tick bite.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

http://www.drvikram.com

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com.

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