RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (upper)
hayfever, laryngitis, sinusitis
(F) Flower Essence, (G) Gem Essence (H) Herbal Remedy (Hom) Homeopathic Remedy
Aconitum (Hom) Monkshood - Laryngitis with sudden onset of hoarseness. Husky, crowing or squeaky voice. Voice loss after fright, shock, or after chilling from dry, cold winds. Fever and hollow, croupy cough with dry windpipe. Restless and fearful. Worse: night, touch, breathing in, cold air, talking.
Allium cepa (Hom) Red Onion - Hayfever with violent sneezing, watery acrid discharge that corrodes nose and lips. Worse on left side. Lump feeling at bridge of nose. Hayfever in August. Eyes: burning, red, sensitive; rubs them. Much watery, bland discharge. Anxiety, headache, laryngitis; cough causes splitting pain in the larynx. Worse: warm room, evening, damp, cold, flowers. Better: open air.
Ambrosia (Hom) Rag Weed - Hayfever with red, swollen nose, sneezing and acrid, watery discharge or stuffed up nose and head. Sneezing. Nosebleed. Tickling, irritated trachea. Eyes: stringy mucus, itching lids, smarting, burning, tearing. Difficult breathing, wheezy cough. Whole respiratory tract feels stopped up. Asthma.
Argentum nitricum (Hom) Silver nitrate - Laryngitis with chronic hoarseness, loss of voice, laryngitis in singers. High notes cause a cough. Soreness of larynx and throat pit. Thick mucus in airways. Feeling of splinter in larynx on swallowing. Tickling in throat. Worse: a.m., anticipation anxiety, sugar, warm room. Better: cool air.
Ars iod (Hom) Arsenicum iodatum - Hayfever with sneezing and watery discharges if acute, thick and green if chronic. Hot irritating discharges with red upper lip, raw nasal passages. Post nasal drip. Short of breath, hacking cough. Hoarse or loss of voice. Burning sensations. Restless, weak and chilly, but hates heat. Worse: dry, cold or windy weather, warm room, smoke. Better: open air.
Causticum (Hom) Caustic Soda - Chronic laryngitis. Sore, rawness, burning, dryness. Tender larynx, throat. Hoarse, hollow, husky, cracking. Weak voice, paralysis of vocal cords. Mucus accumulates, hard to expel with hawking, sense of constriction. Pressure in larynx on blowing the nose. Worse: dry and cold, inspiration, coughing, a.m., speaking, voice strain.
Hepar sulph (Hom) Calcium sulphate - Sinusitis with thick yellow-green, foul discharge, like old cheese. Sneezing in drafts. Blocked nose in cold air. Sinuses and bones tender to touch. Nosebleeds. Nose is red, inflamed, swollen with burning pains. Loss of smell. Aching at root of nose. Irritable, chilly. Worse: cold, drafts, dry winds, pressure. Better: warmth, wrapping up.
Hydrastis (Hom) Golden Seal - Sinusitis with watery acrid discharge, becoming thick, offensive and yellow or bloody. Burning, smarting, rawness. Crusts in the nose. Constant blowing. Severe frontal sinus headache and post nasal drip. Free nasal discharge in the open air, relieving the headache, blocks up in a warm room. Worse: inhaling air, cold air, dry winds, night, left side. Better: pressure.
Kali bich (Hom) Bichromate of Potash - Laryngitis with chronic hoarseness, total loss of voice, worse evening. Tickling, causing hawking, coughing, clearing of throat. Dry, constricted. Sore and raw larynx, burning extends up into nostrils. Rattling cough. Accumulation of tough, stringy mucus that is hard to expel. Croup. Worse: cold, damp, weather changes, speaking, laughing, coughing, a.m.
In Sinusitis: Bursting pain or pressure in sinuses; at the root of the nose or cheeks. Thick yellow-green, stringy mucus. Post nasal drip, may hawk mucus, but hard to expel. Stuffed up; loss of smell, nasal voice, hoarseness. Thick scabs in nose, raw when pulled off. Sinusitis with colds or coughs. Worse: cold, damp, morning, beer. Better: warmth, pressure.
Mercurius (Hom) Quicksilver - Frontal sinuses. Thick or runny yellow-green, foul discharge. Bad odors in the nose. Foul breath with gray coated tongue and metallic taste. Raw nostrils, may form ulcers. Swollen cheeks. Sneezing, nosebleeds. Frequent colds, end in sinusitis. Hurried, suspicious, weak memory. Worse: night, both hot and cold weather, damp or cloudy, drafts, touch.
Napthalinum (Hom) Coal Tar - Hayfever with sudden allergy attacks, constant sneezing, acrid discharges. Eyes inflamed, painful, acrid discharges, acrid saliva. Full, hot head. Chronic hayfever. Eruptions around mouth, eye problems. Anxiety. Spasmodic cough with choking; constricted sore chest. Asthma; mucus difficult to expel. Worse: night. Better: open air, loosening the clothing.
Phosphorus (Hom) - Laryngitis with hoarseness, loss of voice. Sore, raw, burning larynx causes tickling cough. Talking causes intense sticking pain into trachea. Constriction. Expectorates thick mucus. Cough or croup causes sharp pain in throat. Worse: entering cold air, talking, laughing, touch a.m. and evening, eating warm things, lying on left, weather changes. Better: cold things.
Pulsatilla (Hom) Wind Flower - Sinusitis with dull, heavy frontal and maxillary sinuses. Stuffed nose and loss of smell. Thick yellow, non-irritating discharge at the end of a cold. Red, teary eyes. Moody. Clingy or dependent, passive type. Wants company, sympathy. Nose drains on lying down, stopped on rising up. Worse: going from cold air to warm room or indoors, rich foods, evening. Better: fresh air.
Sabadilla (Hom)Cervadilla Seed - Hayfever with much sneezing and runny, watery discharge, ithcing and tingling in nose and mouth. Eyes: red, burning, tearing. Chilly, cold sweats. Sinusitis with frontal headache in a.m. Left sided sore throat. Obsessive thoughts about health; worse thinking of problems. Worse: smell of flowers, mown grass. Better: warm room, food or drink.
Silicea (Hom) Pure Flint - Sinusitis with frequent colds or hayfever (Low immunity) with chronic sinus infection. Alternately dry and blocked, or profuse thick, yellow mucus. Crusts, pimples, ulcers, fistula in nose. Gnawing pains, swollen glands. Violent sneezing. Chilly. Sour sweats. Lack of confidence yet stubborn. Worse: cold, damp, drafts to head. Better: warmth, wrapping up.
Spongia (Hom) Roasted Sponge - Acute and chronic laryngitis. Hoarseness, with sore, burning larynx. Tickling in larynx. Dryness, Hawking constantly. Constriction of larynx, worse midnight or during sleep with suffocative feelings, anxiety. At the beginning or during croup with barking cough. Worse: touch and pressure, talking, swallowing sweets, dry, cold wind. Better: warm food or drinks, sitting, lying with head low, eating a little.
Wyethia (Hom) Poison Weed - Hayfever with violent sneezing, profuse flow. Dryness in back part of nose. Itching, crawling in back of nose, throat, and soft palate, scratches it with tongue. Throat is dry, burning, swollen with constant need to swallow. Mouth feels scalded, uvula feels swollen. Hoarseness. Dry hacking cough. nervous, dizzy, weak, headachy. Worse: afternoon, flowers, roses.