Sandfly fever, Marumakshika Jwara, also known as a three-day fever(from its duration) is a short, sharp, fever caused by the sandfly, small hairy midge which infests refuse heaps. It is common at the junction of the seasons and is endemic to the northern regions of India.
Its cardinal symptoms are a headache, feverishness a flushed face, general sensations which an influenza patient has, bloodshot eyes, but no catarrh. The temperature goes upto 104* F and returns to normal after three days; sometimes there may be a relapse. The pulse is weak and the thready.
Ayurveda treats it as one of the ordinary fevers without any complications and the following prescription is recommended:
Godanti Bhasma 180 mg.
Amritasatva 240 mg.
To be taken are no digestive disorders attending this fever, the dietary restrictions are a little relaxed. Even so, soft and easily digestible foods may be given.
The patient must rest and see that his bowels functions normally.