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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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  1. Please advise medicine for cold hands and feet for a very thin boy age 14 years.

  2. My age is 20. My feet is very cold in winter. I put warm water bottle for the feet to warm it so that I can sleep. Please advise medicines

  3. My hands and feet are almost always cold when the temperature falls into the 60’s and below. I’ve tried Silicea and Calcarea without results. I am absolutely miserable. Please advise. Thank you.

  4. Sanjib mishra says:

    Sir I am 40 ys old, and I can’t tolerate heat and cold summer I can’t get out in the sunlight..though I look well..fitted..but actually I m so weak.

  5. Dear Dr Sharma:

    I have been following your wisdom for years…. my 95 year old father is always cold…. he has lost a lot of weight and has type 2 diabetes. Even when the temperature in the house is 76 degrees F he has on a fleecelined flannel shirt, a fleece jacket over it and bundles himself up under a heated blanket, and still says he is cold. Yet when I feel him his skin is warm to the touch…. my hands are much colder than his…

    I would try silicea except that I thought it had a propensity to expel items from the body and should not be used by anyone who has any medical inserts in their body, such as the heart stents my father has…. I have read cautions especially about not using silicea for any heart stents or transplants… what are your thoughts on this and what would you recommend for him?

    Also, he is starting to have effects of dementia…. and it is really upsetting to my 94 year old mother who is stressing out and having ill effects from the stress. He has begun to be confused about where he is at times, has many hallucinations/dreams while napping during the day, refuses to eat anything but Weetabix cereal and has minimal appetite even for that, is having gagging reflex when trying to take pills, has excessive saliva (drooling) and spits his food out at the table (something he never ever did before), his gait is now unsteady, gets nasty when we tell him he has to take his pills – says “not to push him and he doesn’t have to do anything”, he has an enlarged prostrate, has a lot of gas in his intestines, and has two infected molar teeth that he will not have removed. There are many moments when he is still himself — joking and caring and fun, but those are slipping away from us…. he has lost all interest in reading or even watching television shows, and the only exercise he gets is going from the couch to the bathroom…. he is deeply depressed and anxious, and prays out loud for God to take him.

    Otherwise his health is quite good according to the doctors — his white blood cell count on Saturday was normal, normal bloodwork, and all his vital signs of blood pressure and pulse excellent. His blood sugar was managed quite well until recently when we have attempted to increase his calorie intake in order for him to gain some weight back… but that is nearly impossible because all he eats is the wheat cereal and oatmeal, and once in awhile I can get him to eat an omelet. He refuses to eat meat or vegetables, so fortunately he is on a special diet drink that has vitamins in it. Mealtimes are so unpleasant now because it is such a battle to get him to take his diabetes pill and then to eat…. sometimes he takes the pill and then goes to lie down again and that cannot happen because once he takes the pill he has to eat….and we have a huge scene because I do not want his blood sugar to go low ever again — that happened twice many years ago and it was the most frightening episodes I have ever experienced.

    What would you recommend to help him gain some normalcy again?

  6. M.C.Joshi says:

    I have the aymtoms of acute cold sensitivity including the cold feet condition. While sleeping blanket and quilt fail in providing warmth. What is the potency and doze of Silicia I should take?

    • M.C.Joshi says:

      I have the symptoms of acute cold sensitivity including the cold feet condition. While sleeping blanket and quilt fail in providing warmth. What is the potency and doze of Silicia I should take?

  7. Hi. My auntie experiences severe pains in her arms as soon as the weather turns cold, around Autumn time (can be rough/cold here in the UK) and this carries on throughout the Winter and calms down only in the summer. She feels great in the Summer. She takes Rhux Tox when needed (around 3-4 times) and feels relief but the relief is only temporary as she must take it again once the pain starts towards the end of the next Autumn time. She explains the pain to be as if her arms are placed on a block of ice with ‘icy water’ running through her arms and I thought that is quite an outstanding fact needed to be mentioned. What would you advise? She also has had a history of chronic cough but that had been treated with homeopathy and she no longer experiences any such cough problems. Thanks

    • I have never been able to adequately describe the feeling I get with my cold sensitivity. “Icy water running through” is exactly the feeling I experience as well. Thank you for helping me to vocalize this feeling!

  8. Ashok jain says:

    Sole. Feels cold in July August every year
    Same problem in March/April when some one
    In the room starts fan. Feeling good in summer
    Oct Nov Feb is also good not such problem in December January found .
    Kindly help

  9. S p sharma says:

    I am 68 I feel sensitive ess in leg fingers it feel sensitive to cold even some timei in summer I feel my leg fingers are cool pl suggest remedy mediation -no treatment

  10. I feel pain .dull pain in area of ankles .basickly I have cold hand and feet.I feel like blood doesn have power to go up .during the summer my legs (ankle area ) is more painful.I have varicose vains and my legs are feel heavy.I like to walk but if I walk to long legs around ankle get swolen and only when I elevated legs up few hours is better..I do not know what to use as a madication or remedy to start working because I feel they do not have enough pover to circulation,.there is no life.In legsI am now 45 years old but this problem start when I came to USA twenty four year ago.My mom have the same problem even she doesn live in this country.This problem I have like genetic and I hated

    • Malik hameed says:

      I am 62years old and have psoriasis for the last 30yrs but I have a problem with my body temperature in summers it’s OK but in winters I feel very cold all the time specifically after sunset plz advise medicine thanks

  11. SUJEET KUMAR says:

    My son age 14yrs. suffering from excessive sweating from palm & feet. Even in winter, summer more frequently. Plam and feet remains ice cold. In summer some eruptions were seen which turns into skin disease. Many homeopath doctors seen but not cured.

  12. Karan beer bhasin says:

    Hello doctor…
    Most of the time i feel the symtoms like my legs,arms and head start getting chilled internally. I cover fuly myself as i though it is due to winters. But even while siting under the sun shade…i feel the same. SO, PLEASE suggest me some medicine..

  13. Anurag Yadav says:

    Hello Doctor,
    Since my childhood, i’m suffering from cold feet problem in winters. Even when i’m in my house, my hands and legs become very cold. Can you please suggest any remedy?

    Anurag Yadav

  14. Hello Doctor,
    I had hives four months ago from a severe reaction to Chinese food, most likely, excessive MSG. Things did not go well at all with this and it took about six weeks for it to calm down. I am now hyper-sensitive to histamine in foods, in cold air and upon exertion. I never had to watch what I eat until this poisoning attack. I attempt to do martial arts form and the energy and exertion causes rashes. Certain foods cause rash and cold weather causes rash. I was a normal person. I do brain exercises to make my energy larger and stronger. I do very simple standing meditation forms to bring energy from the Universe. I have tried several antidotes: tea and charcoal helped. My stomach has attacks of acid reflex from histamine that is only controlled. This Chinese food has really made a mess of me, leaving me super hyper-sensitive to lfie, in general.bisbee

  15. Lois Broom says:

    Good Afternoon Dr Sharma,

    The difficulty I have is not knowing when I am getting too hot – only when I start to feel strange, light headed, even shaking, I suddenly think – oh, maybe I am too hot. Once I reduce my clothing all symptoms disappear. I am in my early 70’s and very active. I do drink 4 large glasses of water a day.

    I thought there was a cell salt or this?

  16. Mary Rose Power says:

    Hello Dr.Sharm, I have had 2 chronic flairups of Sinus Infection and have been treated by anti-biotic from my doctor. I finished a course of anti-biotics yesterday. I am still feeling the following symptoms:

    – – Cold / Sensitive hands, they go numb when outdoors.
    — Cold feet
    — Feeling weak tired and fatigue
    — Recurring headaches
    — Getting hot and cold flushes in the office at work with tiredness
    — At night in bed i get terrible leg cramps which wake me with the pain
    — I am emotionally up and down not feeling balanced sad / happy

    Any advise or information direction you can provide me would be so gratefully appreciated.

    Thank you and Kindest Regards
    Mary Rose

  17. Jyoti sharma says:

    Since long,I am very sensitive to cold. Specially in rainy seasons and while sitting in AC I catch cold very fast.
    From April 2016,I am suffering from Symptoms of menopause and had a massive hair loss so this year my feelings of chills also has aggravated.My digestive system is very weak and I eat very less and suffer from bouts of indigestion off and on.

  18. Hi,
    I feel cold in my limps as well as head. No headaches. I also tend to sweat a lot. My belly is very sensitive to the fan. Touching cold items makes me feel sick. What remedy might help my condition. I am 55 healthy woman. I go to the gym and walk as well. Taking vit D, B, C, folic acid and cod liver oil with omega 3. I am not sleeping very well recently. Touching always made me feel cold and sneezing, but only recently I feel cold all over.
    I appreciate your opinion.
    Thank you

  19. Surajit Samnata says:

    We plan our tour in sikim in Middle of january in sikim ,this time snow fall is common how can we feel warm to take an homeopath medicine,are there any medicine to feel warm in this weather,kindly inform me

  20. ilias siokos says:

    Hello from Greece.Please I need your help ,my brother has melagholia,he takes many pills but nothing .he likes to drink beer a lot ,smoke a lot and he is feeling very very cold .In summer,july -august in Greece ,you know ,very hot days and he is feeling cold .He is 45 years old If you want please I need a help ,because he doesnt like to go to doctor.
    Thank you so much

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