Homeopathic Medicine for Bronchitis (Inflammation of the bronchial tube)
(Inflammation of the bronchial tube)
ACONITE 30, 200
Aco. is indicated at the onset. Bronchitis caused by exposure to dry cold air while perspiring.
It is indicated when the attack comes suddenly after an exposure of dry cold air, when there is frequent sneezing, chilliness, high fever, quick pulse; dry, spasmodic, extremely tormenting cough, great restlessness, anxiety.
Aconite will often prevent the development of a thorough bronchitis.
FERRUM PHOS. 12X
This is also useful in the beginning.
Spasmodic and very painful cough.
Cough hard, dry, worse at night.
Chest heavy, sore, or congested.
Patient is not restless as we find in Aconite and fever is not as intense as in Aconite.
BRYONIA 30, 200
It is very important remedy of bronchitis. It is indicated when there is difficult breathing, the cough is dry, very severe, cough seems to start from the stomach, high fever, great thirst.
There is great pressure over the sternum.
Cough is worse after a meal and even may end in vomiting.
Stitching pain the sides is another important symptom of Bryonia.
During cough the patient presses the sides of his chest to relieve from stitching pain.
According to Dr. Hughes Bryo. in the best remedy after Aconite.
Bell. will follow well either Aconite or Ferrum Phos.
High fever, the skin is hot and burning.
Dry barking, spasmodic cough in paroxysms with irritation in trachea and bronchi, worse at night and on lying down.
No expectoration or if present, it is apt to be blood streaked. Children cry with pain when they cough.
Bounding pulse is the chief characteristic symptom.
Sensation of constriction in throat with difficulty of swallowing. Cough causes acute pain in left hypochondrium.
Patient is very drowsy but cannot sleep.
ARSENIC ALBUM 6, 30
Dry, violent cough with burning in chest.
Worse at night, especially after midnight, lying down.
Shortness of breath, unable to lie down, must sit up.
Great restlessness, anxiety and fear of death.
Thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals (every 5-10 minutes).
PULSATILLA 6, 30
Puls. is useful when the expectoration is thick, yellow.
Dry cough in the evening and at night.
Patient has to sit up in bed to get relief.
Cough loose in the morning.
Occasionally there is dyspnea or constriction of the chest.
Tongue heavily coated.
Fluent coryza with loss of smell and taste.
IPECACUANHA 6, 30
It is one of the best remedies of bronchitis, especially of infants.
Bronchitis, after exposure to cold.
Violent cough which suffocates the patient.
Great accumulation of mucus in the chest, yet nothing is expectorated.
The cough is spasmodic and usually attended with vomiting of phlegm.
The patient also suffers from nausea which is not relieved after vomiting.
There may be fever.
The child coughs, gags and suffocates and there is coarse rattling which can be heard throughout the room.
After Ipecac. mucus does not adhere so firmly to the walls of the bronchial tubes, but it becomes less and less tenacious and is raised more easily.
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM. 200
Especially useful for children and aged people.
The cause may be bad effects of vaccination, exposure to damp basement and cellars.
The attack may recur more when the patient is asleep.
Violent tickling in the windpipe, causing cough, worse after midnight, obliged to sit up on account of oppression and dyspnea.
The coughing spells begins with suffocative feeling.
Rattling of phlegm when coughing or breathing, which can be heard at a great distance.
Chest seems full of phlegm, but when the patient coughs nothing or very little comes up.
It has the same symptoms as Ipecac. except that there is more prostration and cold sweat.
HEPAR SULPH. 6 – 200
It is useful in both acute and chronic bronchitis.
When the cough begins to loosen and becomes rattling, fatiguing and choking, with moist rales Hep. Sul. will be the remedy.
Breathing is very difficult with rattling and wheezing sound in the chest.
Patient bends backward and sits up to get relief.
Dry, deep, rough, barking, croupy cough with choking, gagging and with great soreness of chest especially after mid-night.
An almost uninterrupted cough, from irritation of the throat, which is worse when talking and whenever any part of the body gets cold or uncovered, from eating or drinking anything cold.
Especially suitable to sub-acute and lingering cases in delicate, tall, slender persons of rather tubercular tendency.
It is indicated when there is rattling, panting and difficult, breathing.
Cough worse after meals, cold air, talking or going from warm room into cold air or changes from warm to cold, lying on back and lying on left side (but the most characteristic is lying on the left side).
The cough is constant but is aggravated in the evening and this aggravation lasts till mid-night.
Rawness with soreness in chest is another guiding symptom of Phos.
Sensation of heaviness on the chest. Burning sensation in the chest.
Sharp stitching pain in the chest when coughing.
Pain under sternum when coughing, as if something was being torn loose. Yellowish, rusty, blood colored, purulent, sweetish or salty sputum.
CARBO VEG. 200
C.V. is indicated in the later stage, particularly in bronchitis of old people, when there is profuse foetid expectoration, dyspnea, much rattling in the chest and burning.
The cough is spasmodic, bluish face and the expectoration is profuse, it is yellow and very foetid.
Cough worse by going into cold air from a warm room.
Burning in chest as from glowing coals.
Rawness soreness and sensation of weakness of the chest.
Oppression of the chest with wheezing and rattling.
Cannot lie down on account of suffocation.
KALI BICHROMICUM 6, 30
The cough is hard, barking and attended with great deal of difficult breathing.
The expectoration is generally of stringy (can he drawn out in long strings) or ropy character. The expectoration may also be of bluish lumps.
There is great deal of feeling of tightness in epigastrium.
The cough is always worse 2 to 3 a.m.; morning on waking, after eating and drinking, when undressing and better after getting, warm in bed.
There may be flatulence.
MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS 6, 30
Bronchitis. Cough worse evening and night.
Dry cough with fluent coryza.
Cough as if chest would burst.
Respiration short, rapid, oppressed.
The odor of the mouth is very offensive. Copious sweating without relief.
DROSERA 30, 200
Bronchitis of old people.
Spasmodic, dry, irritable cough.
Cough very deep and hoarse.
Cough seems to come from the abdomen.
Waking at 2 a.m. from cough.
After coughing some of the expectoration seems to remain, so that the patient cannot fully expire.
Cough worse from talking.
SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS 30, 200
Dry cough with considerable tackling in the pit of the throat.
Cough and burning pain in the chest, worse right side.
Sputum tough, rust colored, offensive and almost impossible to raise.
Tickling behind the sternum, causes a constant hacking cough.
Worse at night on lying down, must sit up in bed to get relief.
Burning in chest as of hot steam from chest to abdomen.
Chest sour and painful to touch.
Severe bronchitis. Cough deep hollow.
Short rattling breathing, worse when lying on the back.
Shortness of breath, especially during sleep.
Cough worse between 4 to 8 in the evening, at night, from eating and drinking cold things.
Fan like motion of the alae nasi.
Expectoration salty, greenish, yellow lumpy, foul.