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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Homeopathy for Upper Respiratory tract Infection



                                                                 HOMEOBUZZ  June 2014 
Homeobuzz magzine is small magzine but always it had share lot of good info with homeopathy medicine part

i am sharing some nice tips given by this magazine 
                                  Medicines used as Gargle in Upper Respiratory Tract Infection
Guaiacum offcinale – It is especially valuable in follicular tonsillitis as a gargle in milk. Blackwood Alexander L.Manual of Materia Medica, therapeutics and pharmacology with Clinical index.
Aceticum acidum –Putrid sore throat (gargle)-Boericke William Pocket Manual Of Homeopathic Materia Medica
Kalium muriaticum _ Follicular tonsillitis.
Tonsils inflamed; enlarged so much can hardly breathe.
Grayish patches or sots in the throat and tonsils.
Adherent crusts in vault of pharynx.
Hospital sore throat.
Eustachian catarrh.
Loss of voice; hoarseness
Professor Wertheim, of Vienna, recommended this remedy as a wash and gargle in sore mouths and throats.
Phytolacca decandra –Throat feels rough, narrow, hot Tonsils swollen, especially right; dark-red appearance.
Quinsy; tonsils and fauces swollen,with burning pain; cannot swallow even water.
Follicular pharyngitis- Boericke William, pocket manual of Homeopathic material medica
Cassia sophora –Stitching pain in the throat, egg. morning, evening, cold, swallowing, drinking, amel. noon, gargling with warm water.  – Central council for research in Homeopathy, New Delhi A proving of cassia sophera
Erigeron canadense- Tonsillitis (applied externally) or used as a gargle. Hale Edwin moses material medica and special therapeutics of the New remedies (5th Ed.)
Myrica cerifera – Slimy glutinous, frothy mucus in pharynx, gargling scarcely detaches it; causes disgusting taste, preventing eating - Hering Constantine Guiding Symptoms of our material medica
 (vol.1)
Muira puama – Used as a gargle for sore throat.- Varma P.N. and indu V., Encyclopaedia of Homeopathic pharmacopoeia.
                

                       SINGLE MEDICINES IN CASES OF UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTION
LIQUID DILUTIONS
INDICATIONS
ALLIUM CEPA
A sort of hay-fever every August, morning coryza, violent sneezing, sensitive to the odour of flowers and skin of peaches. (c)
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM
Violent fluent coryza with frequent sneezing, ulcerated nostrils, shivering, loss of smell, and of taste. (c)
ARSENICUM ALBUM
Arsen. has a great place in acute coryza and hay-fever Fluent coryza; with stopped nose, burning in the nostrils, and secretion of serous and corrosive mucus. (c)
CALENDULA OFFCINALIS
Coryza in one nostril; with much green discharge.(B)
CAROB ANIMALIS
Fluent coryza with loss of smell sneezing and frequent yawning.(C)
CAUSTICUM HAHHNEMANNI
Adapted to person with dark hair and rigid fibre; weakly, psoric, with excessively yellow, sallow complexion; subject to affections of respiratory and urinary tracts. Rawness or soreness: of scalp, throat, respiratory tract, rectum , anus , urethra, vagina , uterus. (A)
COLOCYNTHIS
Pressing pain in the forehead and root of the nose, as if a coryza would appear. (c)
DULCAMARA
Hay- fever; profuse, watery discharge, worse in open air(B)
ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA
Catarrh of the digestive and respiratory tracts. (C)
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS
Eucalyptus is a powerful antiseptic and destructive to low forms of life, a stimulating expectorant and an efficient diaphoretic. A remedy with marked effects on catarrhal processes, malaria and intestinal disturbance. Stuffed –up sensation; thin, watery coryza; nose does not stop running; tightness across bridge. Ethmoid and frontal sinus involved.(B)
EUPHRASIA OFFICINALIS
Profuse fluent coryza in morning with violent cough and abundant expectoration, <from exposure to warm south wind.(A).
FORUM PHOSPHORICUM
The remedy for first stage of all febrile disturbances and inflammations before exudation sets in; especially for catarrhal affections of the respiratory tract.(B)
GELSEMIUM SEMPERVIRENS
Sneezing followed by tingling and fullness in the nose. Early morning sneezing; streaming of water from nose. Sensation of fullness at root of nose extending to neck and clavicles. Dryness and burning in throat. Dry roughness in throat when coughing.
HEPAR SULPHUR
Smell like ld cheese. Hay-fever. (Hepar  1x will often start secretion and Profuse drainage in stuffy colds.)(B)
IODIUM
Fluent coryza with much sneezing . Violent coryza with lachrimation and forontal headache; discharge hot, nose sore , fever .Blowing of much yellow mucus from the nose.(C)
JUSTICIA ADHATODA
Highly efficacious medicine for acute catarrhal conditions of the respiratory tract( used in the beginning) (B)
KALI BICHROMICUM
Chronic inflammation of frontal sinus with stopped – up sensation .Inflammation extends to frontal sinuses, with distress and fullness  at root of nose.(B)
KALIUM IODATUM
Nasal catarrh involving frontal sinus. (B) Stoppage (in morning) with running of clear water; corrosive burning . Ineffectual efforts at sneezing Running from nose; of burning water , making the skin sore; a stream of hot fluid, waking at 3 am with salivation at 7 a.m.(C)
LEMNA MINOR
Nasal polyp; swollen turbinate. Atrophic rhinitis.(B)
LYCOPERSICON ESCULENTUM
Hay-fever with marked aggravation from breathing the least dust. Profuse, watery coryza; drops down throat.(B)
LYCOPODIUM  CLAVATUM
Catarrh: dry nose stopped at night must breathe through the mouth ; snuffles child starts from sleep rubbing its nose; of root of nose and frontal sinuses; crusts and elastic plugs. (A)
MANGIFERA INDICA
Rhinitis sneezing pharyngitis and other acute throat troubles, suffocative sensation as if throat would close.(B)
NAT RUM CARBONICUM
Obstruction of nose sometimes with discharge of hard and fetid pieces of mucus. Coryza every second day. Coryza fluent; violent sneezing.(C)
NAT RUM MURIATICUM
Frontal sinus inflammation violent, fluent coryza lasting from one to three days then changing into stoppage of nose making breathing difficult. (B)Hay fever; squirming sensation in the nostril as of a small worm; brought on by exposure to hot sun intense summer heat
NIX VOMICA
Coryza : fluent in daytime; stuffed u at night and outdoors; or alternates between nostrils. (B) Catarrh snuffles of infants (Am . c,  Samb) coryza dry at night fluent by day; <in warm room> in cold air from sitting in cold places, on stone steps.(A)

PHOSPHORUS
Irritation of respiratory tract, sore larynx (phos. has irritation lower down ; sore larynx egg. from talking or pressure, bell Only from pressure (C)
PSORINUM
Hya fever: appearing regularly every year the same day of the month; with an asthmatic , psoric or eczematous history.(A)
SABADILLA
Action on mucous membrane of the nose and the lachrymal glands, producing coryza and symptoms like hay-fever, which have been  utilized homeopathically. (B) Spasmodic sneezing with running nose. Coryza with severe frontal pains and redness of eyes and lachrimation.(B)
SANGUINARIA CANDENSIS
Is a right –sided remedy pre-eminently and affects chiefly the mucous membranes, especially of the respiratory tract. Sudden stoping of catarrh of respiratory tract followed by diarrhea. Burning in various parts is characteristic.(B)
SENEGA
Catarrhal symptoms, especially of the respiratory tract, and distinct eye symptoms of a paralytic type, are most characteristic.(B)
SOLANO NIGRUM
Acute coryza; profuse, watery discharge from right nostril ; left stopped up, with chilly sensation, alternating with heat.(B)
SPONGIA TOSTA
Fluent coryza alternating with stoppage. (B) Sore throat < after eating sweet thing. The cough itself is dry, intensely hacking, crowing, “ dry as a bone”, or sounding like a saw being driven through a pine board. In laryngismus, croup, and asthma the patient rouses up generally after midnight with fear of suffocation and death. (C)
STICTA PULMONARIA
Feeling of fullness at the root of the nose. Atrophic rhinitis. Hay-fever ; incessant sneezing .(sabad)(B)
SULPHUR
Sul. acts on the whole respiratory tract, from the nose to the lung tissues. The coryza recurs repeatedly from every little cold, and makes the nose red and swollen. (C)
THUJA OCCIDENTALIS
Frontal sinuses, catarrh of . Blowing from the nose of a large quantity of thick green mucus, mixed with pus and blood later of dry , brown scales, with mucus, which comes from the frontal sinuses and firmly adheres to the swollen upper portion of the nostrils.(C)
TELLURIUM
Nose obstructed must breathe through mouth . Hawks from Posterior nacres dried yellowish- red Phlegm tasting salty, morning.(C)
TUBERCULINUM BOVINUM
When psor., sulph., or the best selected remedy fails to relieve or permanently improve; follows psor. as a constitutional remedy in hay fever, asthma.(A)
WYETHIA HELENIOIDES
Prickling dry sensation in posterior nacres; sensation as if something were in nasal passages; an effort to clear them through the throat affords no relief. (C)