Viral Hepatitis: Expert Homeopathy

Viral Hepatitis


Viral hepatitis is a disease caused by viruses and characterized by anorexia, jaundice, and hepatomegaly. Fever may be present in the prodromal stage.


Hepatitis A virus (HAV)

Hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Hepatitis C virus (HCV)

Hepatitis D virus (HDV)

Hepatitis E virus (HEV)

Route of infections

Fecal oral route

Contact with carriers or patients


There is zonal necrosis of centrilobular cells. The hepatic architecture is not damaged so that on regeneration there is no distortion of liver lobules. Swelling of inflamed parenchymal cells along with the infiltrated inflammatory cells results in compression of intrahepatic bile canaliculi leading to obstructive jaundice later on. There is evidence of involvement of the gastrointestinal tract, heart, spleen, pancreas, etc.


Pre-icteric stage

Fever comes with a slight chill

Body aches and pains all over

Nausea, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea

Anorexia is a prominent symptom

Pain in right hypochondrium. This is never colicky in nature

On examination

Temperature: raised

Pulse: shows tachycardia

Jaundice: nil

Cervical lymphadenopathy may be present

Liver not palpable but tenderness elicited on deep palpation

Spleen: may be palpable, soft, and tender

Icteric stage

Fever subsides

Anorexia, nausea, vomiting, etc. persist

Urine becomes yellow, skin and eyes also become yellow and stools become pale

Pruritus develops

Weakness is present

On examination

Temperature: normal

Jaundice: present

Pulse: shows bradycardia

Liver: palpable - fingers, below the right costal arch, soft in consistency and tender

Spleen: may be palpable in 25-45% of cases


Serum bilirubin level: raised

Blood examination: leucopenia with relative lymphocytosis, E.S.R is raised in Icteric stage

Urine: may show albumin, bile salts, and bile pigments

Van Den Burgh's test: delayed direct or biphasic type

Thymol turbidity test: positive above 8 units. Serum alkaline phosphatase remains within 25 K.A units/100cc

S.G.P.T increased to 100-200 units/cc or even more in early-stage and is a sensitive index of liver cell necrosis

In the case of Hepatitis, B serology plays an important role in the diagnosis

Besides antigen test in the blood plays an important role

Complication and sequelae

Hemorrhage due to hypoprothrombinemia

Ascites and edema

Acute hepatic failure

Post hepatitis syndrome

Chronic hepatitis


Hepatocellular carcinoma


Diet should contain more carbohydrates with moderate protein and fats

Plenty of oral fluids

Rest in bed


In most cases, recovery occurs within 3-15 weeks. The mortality rate for Hepatitis A is less than 0.2% and for B it is 0.1-1%.


Blood donors screening

Sterilization of syringes

Disposable needles

To avoid street foods

To avoid street drinking water

Homeopathic medicines

Chelidonium Majus: One of our greatest liver medicines. Congestion, inflammation, fullness, enlargement, stitching, and shooting tearing pains from the liver region through to the back inferior right angle of the scapula.

Carduus Marinus: Another good medicine, pain in the region of liver, left lobe very sensitive, fullness and soreness with moist skin. Constipation alternates with diarrhea.

Cinchona off: The main symptoms, worse every other day with shooting and pressive pains in the liver which is swollen and hard or bitter taste, tongue coated thickly yellowish.

Bryonia alba: The main symptoms are inflammation and many liver problems. Liver enlarged especially right lobe, lie like a load in hypochondria.

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