A Storm of Tissues
What a cold day it was, a week or so after the winter solstice and I woke with a painful head full of yellow mucus. ‘Lovely.’ I thought and proceeded to cancel my appointments for the day. I was definitely infectious and my sinuses were filled, filling and hurting.
My first act of the day was a salt nose wash. I took a small bowel of warm water and salted it till it tasted like sea water, then I cupped a hand and pored into it some of the salty water. While closing one nostril I sucked the salted water up my uncovered nostril and then was able to get rid of a lot of infected mucus, do both sides. I recommend this for anyone with nasal sensitivity, a cold, sinus infection or blockage. It’s good nose hygiene and can relieve the histamine and particle irritation overload of your nasal passages.
Because it hurt to move my head and my eyes were heavy and my throat hurt I took the homoeopathic Gelsemium. It is usually used at the onset of an infection and the during the prodrome of a flu.
After that I slept for nearly 12 hours and when I awoke and emerged from my sick bed I looked at the storm of tissues that had erupted around my bed and rang a friend and asked for more boxes of tissues, mandarins and he kindly delivered same with a bar of dark chocolate. Bless.
By now the flu/sinus/death head infection was in full flight and I had strange things in my nose and no amount to digging (I do all my nose digging in the absolute privacy of my room) would dislodge. The nasal wash helped and the sinuses started to empty, and fill, and bleed, and fill some more. The homoeopathic remedy was Kali bichromium, it is proscribed for the late stages of a cold and sinus blockages.
Another night and another storm of tissues the next morning. The next day I could at least read and doze and breathe. I continued to sleep as much as I could, I ate soups, watched episodes of Star Trek and continued to take Kali bichromium , 1000mg of vitamin C (Beta A-C powder, Eagle), zinc (Zinc Zenith Eagle), Vitamin D 3000IU (Vitamin D3 1000IU, Eagle) and Selenium.
By the fourth day after starting I was still sniffy but functioning and more importunately non infectious. The correct use of homoeopathics for acute infections, doesn’t mean the infection goes away but it means that you pass through it very quickly without complications.
I have been treating my clients for this seasons crop of respiratory infections and I have noticed that the infections are cruelly virulent and of quite long duration. Below I have included a list of homoeopathic respiratory remedies. Please avail yourself of my services as a homoeopathic I will deliver or send the remedies if you are not too far away and you can’t get yourself out of bed.
Homoeopathic remedies for Colds
Aconite is often prescribed when you have a barking cough, a burning sore throat, and a bitter taste that lingers in your mouth.
Allium cepa is often prescribed when your runny nose feels as though it burns, your eyes water constantly, and you sneeze often.
Arsenicum album is indicated iIf you feel chilly, restless, and weak. ( 30x or 9c.) This remedy is for the individual who, feels worse in a cold room but wants something cold to drink. You probably have a red nose and runny nasal secretions that burn the nose and upper lip.
Belladonna is called for if there is high fever and a headache.
Bryonia is indicated when the cold has moved into the chest and has become largely a cough.
Dulcamara is indicated for cold when you are opinionated and uptight and shows the following specific symptoms: Brought on by weather changing from hot to cold; profuse, watery discharge from nose and eyes; associated with conjunctivitis, diarrhea, cystitis, lower-back pain and hay fever, especially at the end of summer or in fall and nasal discharge worse in warm room
Eupatorium is indicated when you have a severe aching deep in the bones and a feeling of being sore all over.
Gelsemium may help if you have chills, aching arms and legs, and fatigue, or if your throat hurts. you have heavy, droopy eyes; feel weak and tired, with aches and chills up and down your back; and want to be alone. (30x or 9c)
Ipecac is especially valuable in treating an infant’s bronchitis. Adults can use it for a deep cough that has much accumulation of mucus in the chest.
Kali bichromium is given at the later stages of a cold. It is also good for sinus headaches and blocked sinuses with nasal discharge.
Mercurius solubilis is given If the cold is accompanied by a sore throat that resists treatment.
Nux vomica is indicated if you feel very irritable and have a runny nose that becomes congested at night.
Pulsatilla is often prescribed if you have a stuffy nose and thick yellow discharge. (30x or 9c). You feel worse at night, prefer to be outdoors, and want comfort and attention.
Spongia is often recommended for harsh coughs.
Ferrum phosphoricum is often taken to prevent a cold. Take one dose (6x) every morning during cold season.
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