Homeopathic Medicine for Pneumonia
ACONITE 30, 200
It is the remedy of the remedies in the first stage of pneumonia and may be used if the symptoms call for it. The symptoms are:
The skin is hot and dry without moisture upon it.
There is a hard, dry and painful cough. The expectoration is thin, watery, tinged with blood, but not thick,
Pulse hard quick and small. Great restlessness and tossing about anxiety and perhaps fear of death.
The great indication for Aconite is sudden onset, especially if it occurs in young and robust, plethoric persons.
It is usually followed by Bryonia.
FERRUM PHOS. 30
Like Aconite this remedy also is useful in the first stage of pneumonia.
Like Aconite if there is any expectoration, it is thin, watery and blood-streaked.
High fever oppressed and hurried breathing and the expectoration is scanty and blood-streaked.
Fer. Phos lacks the restlessness and anxiety of Aconite, burning and brain symptoms of Belladonna and intense thirst of Phosphorus.
It stands midway between Aco. and Gels.
BRYONIA 6, 30
Bryo. is probably our most frequently useful remedy in pneumonia. It finishes the disease better than any other remedy and comes after Aconite and Ferrum Phos.
The fever continues, but the skin is not as hot and the face not as red and the patient not as restless as in Aconite.
The cough is hard and painful.
The sputum is scanty and thick, yellowish or streaked with blood.
Sharp stitches in the chest, worse by least motion and breathing and better by lying on painful side, because this lessens the motion of that side.
Every breath causes pain.
Patient dreads to cough and holds his chest firmly.
Constipation, stool dry, hard, dark.
Phosphorus most commonly follows, Bryonia in pneumonia and is complementary.
VERATRUM VIRIDE 6, 30
It is useful in the beginning of pneumonia. In the beginning of pneumonia, it competes with Aconite.
Patient suffers from pneumonia.
Suddenly and violently, due to exposure to cold or heat of sun rays.
There is high fever, rapid pulse (hard, quick, small indicates Aconite)
Faints on rising.
White or yellow tongue with red streak, along the center of the tongue.
Sputa containing large masses of blood.
Constant burning, distress in cardiac region.
Heart’s beat loud, strong and at the same time respiration is difficult.
It is not indicated when hepatization has taken place.
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM 6, 30
It is useful in pneumonia when mucus rales are heard clearly in the chest.
Much rattling of phlegm in the lungs. It seems as if much would be expectorated, but little or nothing comes up.
Great oppression of breathing, compelling the patient to sit up to breath.
There are sharp stitching pains and high fever as under Bryonia.
Sickly, sunken, pale, bluish face, covered with cold sweat.
It is useful when the bronchial symptoms are prominent in pneumonia.
The upper left lung is affected.
There is a great dryness of air passages with burning excoriating and raw feeling in the upper part of the chest.
Great weight on the chest.
While coughing stitching pains in chest, in the left chest, aggravated by lying on left side or painful side better lying on right side. (In Bryonia better lying on painful side).
Hard, dry, tight cough. Cough first dry and tight and then with expectoration of a transparent, viscid, purulent.
There are mucus rales, labored breathing, sputa, yellowish with blood streaks or rust colored, salty, sweet, cold.
Thirsty for cold water.
SANGUINARIA 6, 30
Fever with flushed cheeks.
Burning and fullness in the upper chest. Sharp, sticking pains more on the right side.
Rattling cough with rust colored sputum, which ultimately becomes purulent and is very offensive even to the patient himself.
Pulse weak and irregular. Feels faint, covered with sweat and suffered from nausea.
Cough ceases as soon as patient passes flatus.
Tongue red and burning.
CHELIDONIUM 6, 30
It is useful in pneumonia with bilious symptoms—-jaundice, yellow coated tongue, profuse bright yellow or clayey diarrheic stools and stitching pain in right lung going to right scapulae.
Other important symptoms are
Severe chill followed by fever.
Face deep red.
One foot hot, the other cold.
Great and oppression of the chest.
Cough, loose and rattling, but the expectoration is not easily raised.
Fan-like motion of the alae nasi.
KALI CARB. 30
- C. is more similar to Bryo. than any other remedy in the symptom of sharp, stitching pains in the chest.
Pains are worse by motion, but unlike Bryonia these pains come whether the patient moves or not.
Pains are more in the lower part of the right lung. Cannot lie on right side (Bryo. lies on affected side).
Stitching pains, chiefly in the walls of the chest, especially in lower third of right lung, going through the chest to back.
IODINE 6, 30
Fever and restlessness like Aconite.
Cough with great difficulty in breathing, as if the chest would not expand.
Sensation of weakness in the chest with anxiety and oppression.
Patient feels better in the cool open air than in a warm room.
CARBO VEG. 6, 30
Spasmodic cough, bluish face.
Rattling in the chest.
Hoarseness of voice.
Great burning in the chest.
Profuse yellow, foetid, expectoration (especially in the aged people).
Great prostration. Body is icy cold, especially nose, cheeks and extremities.
Must be fanned.
It is useful when the disease affects more markedly the right lung. Short, rattling breathing, worse lying on back.
Cough deep, hollow.
The expectoration is thick and yellowish, salty.
Fan like motion of the nostrils and great dyspnea.
Coldness of one foot, the other is warm or even hot (Cheld.)
RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS 6, 30
It may be used for the sore spot remaining in and about the chest after pneumonia.
Pains about the lungs from adhesions after pleurisy.
Worse from change of weather or change of temperature.
Breathing short and oppressed, with pains in the chest and inclination to draw a long breath.
Pneumonia in infants and old persons.
Much rattling of phlegm in the chest.
Frequent weak, faint spells and flushes of heat.
Feels suffocated. Wants doors and windows open.
Constant heat on top of head.