There are no specific antiviral drugs or medicine that are specifically used for the treatment of chikungunya. As the disease affects the immune system, it automatically gets cured, but the treatment is given for the symptoms. Home remedies such as Honey and lime mix give a soothing affect to the patient. Some mild exercise and appropriate rest will relieve the pains.
The medication for chikungunya, which is gaining ground now a days as a possible treatment for its symptoms, is Chloroquine. A University of Malaya study found that for arthritis-like symptoms that are not relieved by aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), chloroquine phosphate (250 mg/day) has given promising results. Still, there is a debate going on the appropriateness of chloroquine as a medication for chikungunya. Some other medications for treating chicungunya include Pyroginum, Rhus-tox, Cedron, Influenzinum, China and Arnica, reported the website chikungunyavirusnet.
There is no specific cure for chikungunya. But some well known homeopathic doctors from south India have suggested a single dose cure for chikungunya, the reports says that it has cured thousands of cases of this disease. The name of the remedy is Polyporus Pinicola or Polyporus Officinalis, reported in abchomeopathy.com
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