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Warm up to Homeopathic Remedies for Colds

Homeopathic Remedies for ColdOnce you get a cold, the instant human reaction is to somehow get rid of it as soon as possible. Allopathic medicines over the counter may provide you with some relief from a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, headache and body ache for a short duration, but the viral infection far from leaves your body. The cold, or the viral infection of the upper respiratory tract, recurs and that can be even more frustrating. Here is where Homeopathic remedies can of great help. Homeopathic remedies for colds go to the crux of the problem and ensure that the viral infection is rooted out of the body. They can cure it effectively and has no side effects as these are made from natural substances and hence, are completely safe, whereas homeopathic remedies to prevent colds can ensure that there is no recurrence.

Top Homeopathic Remedies for Colds

1. Arsenic Album – For Runny Nose

Arsenic Album offers a beneficial cure for the common cold, especially when there is a thin watery discharge from the nose. The discharge leads to a burning sensation and most of the times it is accompanied by sneezing. The person’s condition gets worse in cold air. Being in a warm room can provide some relief to the person.

2. Aconite – For Cold due to Exposure to Cold Air

Aconite is undoubtedly the best and most effective natural medicine for cold after sudden exposure to cold air. The symptoms are scanty nasal discharge with a stuffy nose. Sneezing may also be experienced. The other accompanying symptoms are restlessness and anxiety. The person may also show an increased thirst for cold water.

3. Gelsemium – For Cold with Headache

Gelsemium is of great help to cure a cold accompanied by headache. The patient also feels feverish. The other symptoms are sneezing, watery nasal discharge, along with feeling drowsy and sleepy. There is a complete absence of thirst for water in most of the cases.

4. Nux Vomica –  To cure Blocked Nose

Nux Vomica yields great results when the nose feels blocked especially during the night, while during the day, there is a watery discharge from the nose. The cold can be accompanied by extreme chilliness. The patient wants to be warmly wrapped up.

5. Belladonna – For Pain in Throat during Cold

Belladonna is a medicine that is extremely helpful when a pain in the throat is felt along with the cold. The pain in throat gets worse when you swallow anything. The throat is inflamed and dry. You may also get bouts of cough, along with a headache. Binding the head provides little relief from the headache.

Other Remedies for Cold

1. For Running Nose

Following are the remedies for colds when running nose is a prominent symptom.
Arsenic Album is beneficial when there is a thin, watery discharge from the nose. This is accompanied by sneezing. Usually, the condition gets worse in the open air.
Allium Cepa is the best remedy for a running nose with excessive watery discharge, along with sneezing and headache. The nasal discharge is irritating and burning in character. The patient feels somewhat better in the open air.
Arum Triphyllum is the best cure when the discharge from the nose is mostly of an acrid and excoriating type, with a sharp unpleasant smell and feeling. And in spite of a running nose, the nose feels blocked.

2. For Stuffy Cold

Nux Vomica tops the list of medicines to cure a stuffy cold where the nose feels completely blocked. Nux Vomica can be used in all those cases where the nose feels completely stuffed up. Mainly the person feels the blockage getting worse at night.
Hepar Sulph can be taken when the stoppage of nose gets worse in cold air.
Belladonna is most helpful in treating a violent headache accompanying nasal blockage due to suppressed nasal discharges.

3. For Sneezing with Cold

Sabadilla is a natural medicine which is mostly used when there is excessive sneezing with a constantly running nose. Sabadilla works as a very effective remedy in such cases.
Allium Cepa is equally good as Sabadilla. But Allium Cepa is used when the sneezing is accompanied by nasal discharge of a burning and irritating nature.

4. For Colds with Influenza

Gelsemium is the best medicine for treating cold in Influenza. This remedy can be used when nasal discharge, sneezing are accompanied by pain in the head and a feverish feeling.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum suits those persons who have a cold with severe body ache and muscle soreness of the entire body.

5. For Nasal Blockage

Sambucus is the medicine that is mainly used when there is extreme dryness and stoppage or blockage of nose mainly during the night. The person wakes up at night from sleep due to suffocation as a result of the nasal blockage. Ammonium Carb is used when the nose is stuffed up completely with the inability to breathe through the nose. The person keeps the mouth open so as to breathe.

6. For Pain in Throat

Belladonna is a very beneficial medicine when the person experiences pain in the throat along with a cold. The throat feels sore and dry. Extreme headache accompanies cold and sore throat.

7. For Cough with Cold

Use Bryonia Alba if you have a dry cough along with cold and experience a headache too. There is mostly an increased thirst for water. In contrast to Bryonia Alba, Hepar Sulph is of great help when the cough is loose and rattling along with a cold.

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Sinusitis – Homeopathy for Sinusitis

Sinusitis in Cold Weather – Homeopathy

Although sinusitis can occur in any weather but for those who suffer from sensitivity to cold weather, sinusitis can be a major issue in these months. ‘Sinusitis’ is a term referred to the inflammation of the sinuses (4 pair of air spaces in the skull). People who are sensitive to cold weather have a tendency to develop recurrent colds cough and sinusitis. Cold weather itself does not cause sinusitis but predisposes individuals who are sensitive to cold weather to develop recurrent colds and upper respiratory infections, which in turn causes issues like sinusitis. Homeopathy has an excellent treatment for sinusitis and also for helps in treating ones ‘cold weather sensitivity’ very effectively – Thereby by improving ones resistance to cold weather related problems. [Read more…]

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First aid when cold starts

With the change in the weather, the chances of getting an exposure or a cold-related illness have increased considerably. One medicine that works wonders in saving you in the initial stages from any problem that arises out of an exposure to cold is Aconitum napelus, also commonly known as Aconite. Remember to have it in your pocket if you are trying to venture out on an extremely cold day. This medicine is effective only if it is used when the symptoms are just setting in. After the initial stages are over, it hardly gives any relief but is extremely effective in aborting nearly any kind of cold-related illness – common cold, headache, fever, runny nose, sneezing, etc. This can be taken as a preventive measure if you feel you’ve been exposed to a cold air and feel symptoms are bound to come sooner or later.

Take a few shots of aconite 30c and be rest assured that the attack is going to be aborted. If the first stage has just passed by and symptoms have been there for a while and signs of inflammation, heat and redness and swelling have already set in, Belladonna will work very effectively.

Runny nose: For colds with runny nose that starts off when one suddenly gets chilled or is exposed to cold air while being overheated, homoeopathic medicine Arsenic Album will help.

Sore throat: Sore throat in the winters and rattly cough that is very common is very well treated with Hepar Sulph. For throats and tonsils that, after an exposure, usually end up developing severe inflammation, Hepar Sulph is the best choice. Great pain while swallowing or even on touching the throat from outside is the key indication for Hepar Sulph to be prescribed. Coughs that come after an exposure which are of rattly nature and yield yellowish phlegm respond very well to Hepar Sulph.

Headaches: For people who develop headaches after a little bit of exposure, homoeopathic medicine Silicea will solve the problem immediately.

Body pain: For pains that may occur in joints and other parts of the body after an exposure to cold air, few doses of Rhus Tox can be of great help.

Chilblains: Low humidity levels and cold weather lead to the loss of moisture from the skin, resulting in a condition called “xerosis” or chapped skin. The skin becomes dry cracked and itchy. Homoeopathic medicine Petroleum is extremely effective in healing chapped skin and cuts in heels that arise in winters.

Chilblains occur due to an overexposure to cold. Some individuals develop it otherwise also in winter. They form due to the inflammation of the small blood vessels in fingers, toes, tip of ear, nose, etc. The skin gets red swollen and itchy and has a burning sensation which may even progress to form ulcers. Homoeopathic medicine Agaricus leads the table in treating chilblains very effectively.

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Cold sensitivity and Homeopathy

You dread winters! Because cold makes life hell for you – runny nose, sneezes, headache, stuffed-up feeling, and that cold damp feeling in the feet. Your defences are also too high, with a muffler wrapped around your head all day long, layers of woolens, more than a pair of warm socks, still nothing seems to keep you warm and if you thought that’s only the way to beat out your sensitivity, believe me you are totally wrong. Homeopathy may just be the right choice for you. A well-directed homeopathic treatment can actually help reduce and cure your sensitivity towards cold and disorders associated with it. In homeopathy we call it a “chilly constitution” and certain specific medicines are there for it.

Medically speaking, slow metabolism is one of the main causes for cold intolerance. Some people (often very slender women) do not tolerate cold environments simply because they have minimal body fat and are unable to keep warm. General poor health, faulty diet and medical conditions such as anorexia nervosa, hypothyroidism, AIDS and other chronic illness can also lead to intolerance.

Be it the lack of warmth in the body or symptoms that sensitive individuals develop, homeopathic medicines such as Silicea, Calcarea Carb offer a big promise in their treatments. Personally, I would rank Silicea ahead of other medicines in treating cold intolerance. Silicea is an invaluable constitutional remedy, and is indicated in the over-sensitive, imperfectly nourished (generally), not for want of food, but because of imperfect assimilation. There are very high levels of cold intolerance. Nothing makes the Silicea patient feel warm and take cold easily, especially from uncovering the head or the feet.

The main indication for Silicea is that no matter how hard the patient tries, feet don’t seem to get warm and also there is an increased cold intolerance on the head. Least exposure seems to bring on a severe headache, only to be relieved by warm applications. Chronic conditions – sinusitis, cold, asthma, bronchitis and cough caused in such oversensitive individuals – are effectively treated with Silicea. Calcarea Carb is very useful in constitutions where metabolism seems to slow down; it is indicated in cold intolerance associated with hypothyroidism and one of the main indications for the use of Calcarea Carb is constant sensation of cold damp feet.image

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Homeopathy for sinusitis ,colds and cough

image After the scorching spell of Indian summers, winter is a big respite for many; but for some individuals winter brings its own set of miseries too. Sensitivity to cold weather can really disturb ones life. Recurrent cough and cold are the main diseases that affect these individuals during this period. Recurrent cough and colds can lead to episodes of sinusitis and may even trigger attacks of asthma in some patients. It is not the winters that is the culprit but their body’s sensitivity to cold that makes them susceptible. Homeopathy can play a major role in treating these individuals. Homeopathy not only treats the cold cough and other symptoms that occur due to weather sensitivity but also cures ones sensitivity to this cold.

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