#BlogchatterA2Z- “Z”: Zika Virus infection: Causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment!

Zika virus: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment!
Zika Virus infection: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment

Hurry! This is the last day of #BlogchatterA2Z and I am feeling a great sense of relaxation and as well as accomplishment by reaching on this journey up to end.  

Before sharing the end post of series, I want to express a heartfelt gratitude to all my dear friends and lovely readers. Thank you so much to all of you for reading and appreciating my work throughout this month. I am so glad that you liked the series and find my posts informative. For me, your support and feedback mean a lot. This was the thing that has helped me to stay positive and working hard even during hard days of pandemic.  

This series and daily writing and reading also helped in dealing with pandemic anxiety, in a positive manner. So, a big cheer to team blogchatter for hosting this amazing blogging campaign and keeping us bloggers creatively engaged during last month.  

Now, the last post of series. As alphabet “Z”, I am talking about “Zika virus infection”. What is Zika virus infection? What are causes, symptoms and mode of transmission? And how can homeopathy help in treating Zika virus infection? Read the post to know more! 

What is Zika virus infection?  

As the name suggested, Zika fever or Zika virus infection is caused by Zika virus. The disease is a mosquito born disease and caused by bite of infected Aedes aegypti species. This is the same mosquito species that is responsible for causing dengue, chikungunya and yellow fever.  

The disease was first observed in Uganda in Zika forest in year 1947. And that’s why it has been named as “Zika virus infection”. Later on, in year 2015, it has been spread as an epidemic in Brazil and caused serious birth defects in the form of microcephaly in about 2100 new born kids. So, far more than 86 countries have been reported evidence of Zika virus infection.  

How Zika virus spread?  

Zika virus is spread through bite of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The mosquito remains highly active during early morning and at the time of dusk. In this disease transmission, a mosquito bites an infected person and then passes those viruses to other people it bites. 

 Apart from this, Zika virus infection can also pass from pregnant women to their unborn kids and can cause serious birth defects like microencephaly in new born child.  

Some evidences also shows that Zika virus infection is also spread through sexual transmission and affected person may spread infection to their sexual partner.  transfusion of blood and blood products also been responsible in some cases.  

Also, in some cases, it has been observed that Zika virus also responsible for causing neuropathy, Guilian-Barre syndrome (A condition where immune system attacks the nerve and causes paralysis and other symptoms) in adults.  

Here is an excellent infographic to understand Zika virus disease transmission properly.

Zika virus transmission
Zika Virus transmission

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Zika virus infection did cause many serious or prominent symptoms. Symptoms develop only 1 in 5 of affected person. Up to 80% of patients remain asymptomatic and did not know that they are suffering from this infection.  

The time from exposure to develop symptoms of Zika virus infection is 3-14 days.  Symptoms of Zika virus infection is resemblance to other viral infection and many experts suggest that symptoms look like mild form of dengue. Usually, these symptoms and infection get cleared within 2-7 days.  

Here are some common symptoms of Zika virus infection.  

  • Mild fever 
  • Muscle and Joint pain  
  • Fatigue 
  • Body rashes 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • headache 


Diagnosis of Zika virus is confirmed by blood and urine test. Doctor also perform blood test to rule out the possibility of dengue fever that is more serious in nature and can cause bleeding disorder and hemorrhage in some patient.  

Conservative treatment  

There is no specific medicine or treatment is available for Zika virus infection in traditional mode of treatment. Treatment is symptomatic and similar to that has been used by treating other common viral diseases. It includes:  

  • Rest  
  • Maintenance of hydration  
  • Use of anti-pyretic and NSID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines) as per symptoms like fever etc.  

For whom Zika virus infection is considered dangerous? 

Zika virus infection consider dangerous in pregnant women as it may cause serious side birth defects like microencephaly in new born kids. It is also responsible for other pregnancy complications like abortion, still birth and pre-term birth.  

CDC has a strong recommendation for pregnant women to avoid travel to those countries or areas of Zika virus spread. Also, the couples who are planning a pregnancy within next 3 months advised to consult their doctor before travelling to any country or area, where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.  


Here are some common steps that help a lot in prevention of Zika virus infection.  

The best way to prevent Zika is to protect yourself from mosquito bite.  

  • Avoid travelling to those area where Zika virus has spread as an epidemic or large number of cases has been recorded.  
  • Use mosquito bite prevention techniques like avoid going outside at the time of dusk, wear full sleeve clothes, use mosquito repellents. use mosquito bed net for getting protection against mosquito bite.  
  • Take steps to control mosquitoes indoor and outdoor. Such as, avoid collecting water in containers or other nearby spaces that create an environment for mosquito breeding, use screens on window and doors. 

So far, there is no vaccine is available for providing protection against Zika virus infection. That’s why these prevention steps possess a great importance in protection and prevention of complication of Zika virus infection.  

Homeopathic treatment 

Homeopathic medicines can offer great help in providing symptomatic relief. Here are some commonly used medicines in case of treating Zika virus infection.  

Ledum pal 

Ledum pal 30
Ledum pal 30

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Ledum pal is one of the best homeopathic remedy for any disease caused by animal or insect bit. On the basis of this main causative factor, ledum Paul can be used as a too-grade remedy for treating Zika virus infection. There is itching, pain and rashes mostly appear on the feet and ankles and it get worse by scratching and warmth of bed.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 3-4 times a day 

Eupatorium perfoliatum

Eupatorium perfoliatum 30
Eupatorium perfoliatum 30

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Eupatorium perf is great remedy for treating various kinds of fever in homeopathy including malarial, dengue and Zika virus fever. Patient has a key symptom of severe bodyache and bone pain. Fever, fatigue and headache are another associated symptom.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 3-4 times a day 

Rhus tox  

Rhus tox 30
Rhus tox 30

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Rhus tox is an excellent remedy for fever associated with joint pain. When patient has joint pain that is worse by rest and relived by continuous motion, Rhus tox is the remedy to use. Rhus tox is also a useful remedy if Zika virus infection and fever happen during rainy weather and associate with skin rashes.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 3-4 times a day 

Bryonia alba

Bryonia alba 30
Bryonia alba 30

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Bryonia is a good remedy for Zika virus fever when fever is associated with dry cough and joint pain. When joint pain, cough and other symptoms aggravated by motion, then bryonia is the remedy to use.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 3-4 times a day 

Gelsemium sempervirens

Gelsemium sempervirens 30
Gelsemium sempervirens 30

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Gelsemium is an excellent remedy< when fever is associated with so much dullness, dizziness and drowsiness. Patient has severe weakness and lack of muscular co-ordination.  

Dose: 30 potency, 5-6 globules, 3-4 times a day 

Bio chemic combination no. 11 (Pyrexia) 

Bio combination no. 11 pyrexia
Bio-combination 11 ( pyrexia)

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This is a good bio-chemic combination for treating fever caused by any disease. It contains ferrum phos, kali phos, natrum mur, natrum sulph and other indicated remedies for fever and work great in reliving fever symptoms.  

Dose: take 2 tablets, 3-4 times a day 

So, these were some common homeopathic remedies for treating Zika virus infection. What are your thoughts. Please share with me.  

This is all for this season of #BlogchatterA2Z.  

Read the previous posts of the series here: 

A: Acidity: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment  

B: baby colic : causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment 

C: Common childhood injuires: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

D: Diarrhea: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

E: Ear pain, causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment 

F: “Fever”- causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

 G: “Gingivitis”: causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment! 

H: “Hair loss”: common causes, symptoms & homeopathic treatment!  

This post is a part of Blogchatter A2Z Challenge

Stay at home, stay safe.  


    • Archana

      Can’t forget the Mayhem this Zika virus had created few years back. News channels and articles were flooded with the informations but no cure. It was so pity to see the pregnant women and their babies who caught the deadly zika virus. Never knew that homeopathy does have treatment for this too. Another bunch of Great info Surbhi, kudos to your sincere effort. Many congratations on the succesful completion of A2Z CHALLENGE. Yes we did it! Whooo!!

  • deepsreflections

    Thanks for enlightening on this one. Zika indeed created havoc. We fail to give alternative medicine their due. I loved the detailed posts you wrote right from the when and how. Also how you gave preventive measures before naming the medicine.
    Best wishes
    Deepika Sharma

  • Pr@Gun

    Have read a lot about Zika virus that is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitos. Thanks for sharing so much detailed information on its causes, symptoms, and homeopathic cure.
    Your series whole month was very much informative and it sure will be my ready reckoner guide forever. I’m sure you are coming up with its eBook as it will be helpful and handy for all.

  • Navita Bhatia

    That’s a great news that homeopathy has a cure for ZV. This detailed post will be helpful and handy for many.
    It was a great informative series, Surbhi. The in-depth details in every post were so helpful. Eagerly waiting for your ebook. Best wishes.

  • aditi

    It’s good to know that homoeopathy has treatment for the deadly Zika virus!

    Congratulations on completing the A2Z challenge successfully:)

  • Imagemakeover

    Zika Virus is deadly and knowing that it has a cure in homeopathic medicine.. It is such a relief. Thank you for such a detailed and insightful post Surbhi. I hope you will convert this into an e book, I will be the first person you download

  • Varsh

    I remember Zika virus being all over the news and creating a serious panic. Your series has been very informative and I’ve gained a lot from it.

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