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Allergic rhinitis


It is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose. Mucous membrane of nose becomes over sensitive to certain types of triggers like pollen grains, flowers, dust, fungal spores, animal dander, fumes, strong perfumes, cold air, and dry atmosphere.

Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion (stuffiness)
  • Running nose
  • Sneezing
  • Watering of eyes
  • Itching (nose, throat, eyes)
  • Sometimes headache, cough may present
  • Homoeopathic treatment is very effective in all allergic cases; it not only gives symptomatic relief but also improves a person's general energy levels. Homeopathic medicine reduces frequency, intensity and duration of symptoms.

    Best Homoeopathic medicines for Rhinitis

    Aconitum Napellus

    Aconite is a very effective remedy in acute rhinitis. It is fast working remedy in the initial stage of the inflammation. Symptoms will most commonly appear at night. Aconite patients are anxious on physical as well as mental level. They have dry painful cough.

    Allium Cepa

    Allium Cepa is very effective and most commonly used in acute rhinitis where nasal discharges are fluent, secretions are burning. Complaints are worse in a warm room and much better in the open air. The nostrils are red and painful. People sneeze frequently because they feel tickling in the nose. They might also have a headache.

    Arsenicum Album

    Arsenicum is deeply acting remedy. It is most commonly used in chronic cases of allergic rhinitis. People whom arsenic suits are very restless, fastidious and very anxious about order and hygiene. They are strictly fixed on their symptoms and able to get angry for trifles.

    Ambrosia Artemisiaefolia

    Ambrosia is indicated when there is severe itching of eye-lids is present. Irritation in throat is present. Nasal discharges are watery. Stuffed up feeling of nose is present.

    Arundo

    This medicine is given when patient is having severe itching in nostrils, itching of palate, eyes and roof of mouth. Sneezing is present along with loss of smell.

    Euphrasia Officinalis

    The Euphrasiapatients will also complaint of profuse nasal discharge which are not excoriating. The eyes are congested, itching is present. People feel worse from light in the eyes (photophobia), and the eyelids are red. The eye discharge is irritating.

    Sabadilla

    This medicine has its action on mucus membrane of nose, lacrimal glands. Sabadilla is given when spasmodic sneezing is present, with a runny nose. Eyes are watery with redness and burning sensation. Nasal discharge is profuse and watery. Cold is present with frontal headache. Other homeopathic medicines are used for allergic rhinitis are Calcarea, Hista, Natrummur, Wyethia etc.

    Tonsillitis


    Tonsils are part of the defense mechanism of body; they fight and protect the body against external infections. They are located on the back side of the throat. They are visible behind the tongue.

    Inflammation of tonsils is known as tonsillitis.

    It can be due to bacteria or virus, virus is the most common cause of tonsillitis. There are certain pre disposing factors which causes tonsillitis such as pre-existing cold and cough, post nasal discharge, low immunity, cold drinks or cold food, contact with other infected person, etc.

    Signs and Symptoms

  • Sore throat
  • Swelling of tonsils
  • Redness of tonsils
  • Fever
  • Pain while swallowing food
  • Due to secretions voice becomes thick
  • Sometimes white or yellow patches seen on tonsils
  • Enlarged and painful glands in the neck
  • With the help of homoeopathic medicines we can reduce the frequency and intensity of tonsil infections. It also improves energy levels of patient and immunity of a patient.

    Baryta Carbonica

    Baryta child is peevish, depressed. Child is forgetful, don’t remember common things. Baryta is most commonly used for acute tonsillitis, it is used in the initial stage of infection, if used at the right time then suppuration of tonsils is avoided. It suits comparatively mild cases, which have an attack due to taking cold drinks, ice-cream, and change in weather. Patient comes with throat pain, which radiates to ear. Stinging pain in tonsils.

    Belladonna

    Tonsillitis is secondary to sore throat. Tonsils are swollen and red; redness is marked in belladonna patients. There is constricted sensation in throat. Patient complaints of pain while swallowing. Throbbing headache is present. Dryness of mucous membranes of body but patient is not at all thirsty.

    Phytolacca

    TPhytolacca is indicated in the follicular tonsillitis. Patient always complains pain at the root of the tongue. Throat pain extends to the ears when swallowing. The tonsils are large and blue, and there is intense dryness and burning in the throat.

    Lachesis

    tonsils are bright red and swollen. Neck region is extremely tender. Infection of tonsils shifts from left to right. Pains shoot to ear on attempting to swallow. The pus degenerates and becomes thin and offensive.Complaints aggravates from hot drinks. Peritonsillar abscess also develops in some cases.It is also a very useful remedy for a severe form of rheumatic pain following tonsillitis. Other homeopathic medicines used in cases of tonsillitis are calcarea carbonica, Heparsulphur, mercuriussolubis, Psorinum, kali muriaticum, etc.

    Sinusitis


    Inflammation of paranasal sinus is sinusitis. There are 4 pairs of paranasal sinuses – Maxillary, Frontal, Ethmoidal, and Sphenoidal. Maxillary sinuses are most commonly affected paranasal sinus. Sinuses are cavities around nose. These cavities are filled with air and produces mucus. This mucus keeps nasal track moist. When these cavities are blocked and filled with mucus bacteria, virus grows in it and infection develops.

    Causes

  • Bacteria
  • Virus
  • Frequent common cold and flu
  • Obstruction of nose – due to deviated nasal septum
  • Allergy - dust, pollen etc.
  • Pollution
  • Fungal infection
  • Diving
  • Flying with infection such as rhinitis
  • Forcefully blowing of nose
  • Weak immunity
  • Signs and symptoms

  • Nasal blockage
  • Nasal discharge – thick, purulent, yellow, greenish in color
  • Dry cough - due to post nasal drip
  • Foul breath
  • Pain around cheeks which radiates to teeth and ear
  • Pain in root of nose and forehead
  • Headache, fever, weakness
  • Redness and swelling of eyes and cheeks
  • When above symptoms persists for more than 12 weeks then it is considered as chronic sinusitis. With the help of homoeopathic treatment severity of pain reduces gradually and frequency of symptoms also decreases. There are wonderful results of homoeopathic medicines in sinusitis cases where patient gets complete relief in chronic headache.

    Commonly used Homoeopathic medicines for sinusitis

    Belladonna

    Belladonna always works well in congestion and pain. Skin is hot and red. Face is flushed. Dryness of mucous membrane: dry mouth and throat. Still patient don’t have desire to drink water. Belladonna is indicated in sudden onset of symptoms. Tingling sensation in nose: red and swollen nose. Mucus secretions are mixed with blood. Pain radiates to teeth which is throbbing in nature.

    Silicea terra

    Silicea helps to expel accumulated mucus secretions. Silicea person is sensitive to cold weather complaints get aggravated by cold and better in warm weather. Nasal stuffiness with loss of sensation of smell is present. Sneezing is most commonly occurs in the morning. Face is red with throbbing tearing pain in cheek.

    Hepar sulph

    Hepar patients are very sensitive to all external impressions. Sneezing whenever exposed to cold weather, especially in the morning. Nose is stuffed with marked itching in morning. Nasal discharges are thick, profuse, yellow or green in color. Nasal discharge smells foul. Frontal headache is present. Pain at the root of the nose is also observed in patients.

    Pulsatilla

    Pulsatilla suits for mild and gentle person. Nose is stuffed up at night and coryza is fluent in morning. Complaints are more severe in warm room and better in the open air. Frontal headache is better by pressure or tightly wrapping up.

    Kali bichromicum

    Kali bich patient have pain at root of nose with the feeling of heaviness. Nasal discharge is thick yellow or greenish which are adherent. Nasal obstruction is present. Sensation of smell is lost in few cases. Posterior nasal discharge is present which makes person hawking. Chronic inflammation extends to frontal sinus.

    Mercurius solubilis

    Merc patient has tendency to form pus, which is thin and putrid occasionally streaked with blood. Complaints are aggravated at night. Coryza is fluent and acrid. Posterior nasal discharge causes tickling in throat and dry cough. Pain in cheeks, teeth and ear. Other homeopathic medicines used in sinusitis cases are Arsenicum album, Bryonia, Iris versicolor, Natrummur, Spigelia etc.

    Meniere’s disease

    It is an inner ear disorder which causes giddiness (vertigo), hearing loss, tinnitus and heaviness in ear.

    Causes of Meniere’s disease

  • Hormonal disturbance
  • Electrolyte disturbance
  • Water and salt retention
  • Viral infection
  • Allergy
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Symptoms of Meniere’s disease

    Vertigo or loss of balance

    Vertigo appears suddenly and may last for few minutes to hours. Intensity, duration and frequency of vertigo Is different every time. After a severe attack of vertigo patient may complain of nausea and vomiting.

    Sensorineural hearing loss is present

    Hearing loss may be persistent and its intensity may vary. Patient may complain of loud sound intolerance.

    Tinnitus, the perception of ringing, roaring, whistling sound may present during attack. Intensity may increase before and during attack.

    Nausea, vomiting is also present along with other symptoms.

    Commonly used Homeopathic medicines for Meniere’s disease

    Salicylicum acidum

    Salicylicumis useful in Meniere’s disease where tinnitus is present with vertigo and deafness. Person is very much confused and tendency to fall on left side. Roaring and ringing sounds are heard in ear.

    Natrum Salicylicum

    Person is very much drowsy and tired; this is because of previous infection or fever.This remedy is also very effective in Meniere’s disease. Deafness is due to loss of bone conduction and auditory nerve may involve. Ringing in ear is of low pitch. Person may complain of vertigo.

    Chenopodium Anthelminticum

    Chenopodium is frequently used in Meniere’s disease; where deafness is due to involvement of auditory nerve. Vertigo is sudden and lasts for a few minutes. Tinnitus is present. Buzzing sound is heard in ears.

    Chininum Sulphuricum

    High pitch sound is heard in ears. Loud ringing, roaring and buzzing sounds heard in the ears. Tinnitus gets worse during vertigo. Other Homeopathic medicines which are used for Meniere’s disease are Cinchona officinalis, Phosphorus, Tabacum, Conium, Kali mur etc.

    Tinnitus

    Tinnitus is the perception of sound in one or both ears. Person hears sound which is not externally present. Sound is like ringing, whistling, chirping, clicking, hissing, roaring, screeching, buzzing, pulsing, and whooshing. Tinnitus may be continuous or occurring at irregular intervals. Intensity and pitch of sound may vary. When a person is in stress and alone intensity is more

    Causes

  • Ear disorders like Meniere’s disease
  • Ear infection
  • Prolonged exposure to loud sound
  • Ageing
  • Temporomandibular joint problem
  • Anemia
  • Hypertension
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Following homoeopathic medicines may give relief to tinnitus patients

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    Salicylicum acidum

    Salicylicumis useful in Meniere’s disease where tinnitus is present with vertigo and deafness. Person is very much confused and tendency to fall on the left side. Roaring and ringing sounds are heard in ear.

    Natrum Salicylicum

    Person is very much drowsy and tired; this is because of previous infection or fever.This remedy is also useful in Meniere’s disease. Deafness is due to loss of bone conduction and auditory nerve may involve. Ringing in ear is of low pitch. Person may complain of vertigo.

    Chenopodium Anthelminticum

    Chenopodium is frequently used in Meniere’s disease; where deafness is due to involvement of auditory nerve. Vertigo is sudden and lasts for a few minutes. Tinnitus is present. Buzzing sound is heard in ears.

    Chininum Sulphuricum

    High pitch sound is heard in ears. Loud ringing, roaring and buzzing sounds heard in the ears. Tinnitus gets worse during vertigo. Other remedies which are used in tinnitus are Calcarea Carb, China, Lycopodium, Kali Carb, Graphites.