Rheumatic Fever

Streptococci infections such as strep throat or scarlet fever precede rheumatic fever, which may affect the skin, bones and joints and cause symptoms resembling arthritis or other connective tissue disorders.

Sydenham’s Chorea or St. Vitus’ Dance (a spasmodic twitching of the body) occurs when the brain and spinal cord are affected. Even without these other symptoms, it frequently causes carditis, an inflammation of the heart. This, in turn, can cause permanent damage (rheumatic heart disease) to the heart valves or to the muscles of the interior lining. Aching in different joints, abnormal rhythm of the heart, small lumps or nodules under the skin, rash, fatigue, fever, and loss of weight or appetite are all indicative of rheumatic fever.

Recommended Action

Juice fasting will cleanse the entire system, while or Garlic and/or a Catnip enema will keep the bowels free and moving. The individual symptoms should be dealt with separately as indicated under nervous disorders, arthritis, heart problems, etc., taking care not to overwork the heart. There have been indications that the bioflavonoids (citrin, hesperidin, quercitin, rutin etc.) have an advantageous affect on rheumatic fever. (See also Fevers, Scarlet Fever). The Arthritis diet should be adopted.

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