Pediatric paralysis or polio is a contagious disease of the central nervous system, and primarily of the gray matter in the spinal cord. The disease is caused by the virus and is transmitted by droplets and dirty hands and is therefore considered as an intestinal infection.
The disease usually occurs with other intestinal infections, especially childhood diarrhea, most commonly in early fall. The disease affects children of all ages, but it does not affect children anymore in the first years of life. Most children swallow the disease in a mild form and thus gain immunity in later years of life.
Incubation, ie, the rate of entry into the organism is up to the first signs of illness is 4 to 10 days. Viruses particularly attack motor cells in the spinal cord.
The disease begins abruptly, with high temperature, fever, headache and numbness. In addition, inflammation of the respiratory system, inflammation of the tonsillitis, and intestinal catarrh. Diseases are characterized by strong pain in the limbs to the touch and very sweating.
Later spontaneous pain occurs, especially in the spine. The neck stiffens as if it is in the brain. The virus may also interfere with other parts of the nervous system. If the disease works for an extended spinal cord, a serious form of disease that often ends in death is developing.
After the first signs of illness, several types of seizures are developed for several hours. The foot and body intakes are flabby. The muscles of the limbs become smaller and thinner, and the reflections disappear. The patient can heavily use the toilet.
After a certain amount of recovery, a certain portion of the affected muscles is recovered. The intake is gradually pulled, making it faster to pull the upper limbs. It is only after a few months that it is safe to have a mouth-to-mouth gesture of which body parts will last forever.
20 g of chamomile flowers
20 g of lemon balm stems
20 g of Achillea millefolium flowers
20 g of chicory
20 g of Cleavers stems
20 g of Perforate St John’s-wort leaves and flowers
Preparation and application:
When the disease occurs, prepare the following tea: 2 ½ grams of grass mix should be put in 1 liter of water. Consume the tea every ½ hours for about ¼ to ½ dcl (depends on child’s age), it should be lightly sweetened with honey or sugar and add some lemon juice.
Meals should include baked food with many vegetables. Child should not get a cold.
After the tea mix is fully consumed, it is recomended the following mixture:
20 g of Achillea millefolium
20 g of thymes
20 g of herniaria
20 g of black and red spruce beans
20 g of wild mint
20 g of violet flowers
20 g of wild strawberries
Preparation and application:
Over the night put 2 ½ of the grass mix in 1 liter boiling water and later cooled. In the morning on mild heat the tea should boil a bit and should be cooled while it is covered. When the tea is cooled it should be transfered in a bottle.
Daily use ½ liter of the tea, sweetened with honey with few lemon drops. The tea is consumed mainly before and after meals. If the sick person can not drink enough, then tea should be consumed ½ to 1 dcl without sugar between meals.
Special care should be paid to the body exercises. And children should color with different colors.
Meals should not include oil from animal origin, it should be used olive oil or any kind of herbal oil.
Instead of giving sweets and chocolate, the children should consume morus marmelade or any other kind of wild fruit.