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Recurrent Cold: A Natural Treatment with Homeopathy

A cold can arise from many viruses. There are more than hundreds of viruses that can cause cold. Recurrent cold is an indicator of a weak immune system. Once a person catches a viral infection resulting in cold, the body fights with that infection and becomes immune to the same virus again. But as there are many viruses that can cause a cold, it is not possible to build immunity towards all of them. Whenever a body fights with an infection, the immune system tends to get weak that makes one prone to suffer from another infection in a shorter time resulting in frequent/recurrent cold. Homeopathic medicines for recurrent cold help to build the body’s immunity to save a person from catching recurrent infections.     homeopathic medicines for recurrent cold

A person tends to catch a cold from another infected person through direct contact or by inhaling fluid droplets containing a cold virus. A person tends to get nasal congestion/stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, coughing, headache and mild fever in cold. Complications of cold include ear infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, and pneumonia.

Homeopathic Medicines for Recurrent Cold

Homeopathy offers a highly effective solution from recurrent colds. Homeopathy to build immunity against frequent cold are selected as per the individual symptoms in every case. With the use of natural medicines, the intensity of symptoms reduces with every attack of cold and the frequency is also cut down gradually.

1. Arsenic Album – For Recurrent Cold with Watery Nasal Discharges

Arsenic Album is a top grade medicine to treat a recurrent cold. The cases requiring Arsenic Album presents with watery fluent nasal discharge. The discharge tends to be very acrid, excoriating and burning, smarting in nature. The discharge corrodes the nose and the upper lips. Along with this, frequent sneezing is present. Sometimes nasal stoppage alternates with fluent coryza. Loss of smell may also be present along with the above symptoms. In some cases, scabs form in the nostrils that bleed upon being torn. Arsenic Album helps to boost the immunity to prevent catching frequent colds.

2. Calcarea Carb – For Tendency to Catch Cold at Every Change of Weather

Calcarea Carb is a highly beneficial medicine for treating the tendency of catching a frequent cold at every change of weather. For using Calcarea Carb the nasal discharges may be clear like water or yellowish in color. This is attended with blockage of nose. The nose gets dry and blocked at night most times. This makes breathing through the nose difficult. An offensive smell in the nose may be present. The ear may also feel blocked with cold. Calcarea Carb is very suitable for kids who tend to suffer from frequent colds at the slightest change of weather. Enlarged adenoids with recurrent cold tendencies are also treated wonderfully with Calcarea Carb.

3. Natrum Mur – For Recurrent Coryza with White Nasal Discharges

Natrum Mur is useful for treating recurrent coryza with white nasal discharges. The coryza is fluent that alternates with stoppage of nose. Violent sneezing also appears with the above symptoms. Cough with tickling in the throat is also present.

4. Aconite – For Tendency of Recurrent Colds from Exposure to Cold Air

Aconite is prepared from the plant Aconitum Napellus commonly known as Monkshood, of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Aconite is helpful to people who tend to catch a cold frequently from exposure to cold air. Following cold exposure, fluent nasal discharges appear. There is a flow of clear, hot water from the nose. This is accompanied by sneezing. Headache appears with coryza and a fever may develop. In some cases, the nose gets dry and stopped up.

5. Allium Cepa – For Recurrent Cold with Watery Nasal Discharge and Sneezing

Allium Cepa is a well-indicated medicine to treat a recurrent cold with watery nasal discharge and sneezing. The cases requiring Allium Cepa have profuse, acrid nasal discharges with constant sneezing. The discharges corrode the nose and upper lips. Crawling and tingling sensation is felt in nostrils. The root of the nose feels tight. Pain in the forehead may also be present.

6. Belladonna – For Recurrent Cold with Sore Throat

Belladonna is prepared from the plant Deadly Nightshade of the natural order Solanaceae. Belladonna is effective when sore throat attends every attack of cold. Mostly there is discharge from one nostril and stoppage of the other where Belladonna is indicated. Headache accompanies prominently. Sneezing with tickling in nostrils is marked. The throat is very much inflammed and swollen and painful. Swallowing becomes difficult and fever appears with cold and sore throat.

7. Dulcamara – For Recurrent Cold with Stuffy Nose

Dulcamara is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of a plant named Woody Nightshade or Bitter-sweet of the natural order Solanaceae. Dulcamara is a significant remedy for treating a recurrent cold with a stuffy nose. There is a complete stoppage of the nose that prevents breathing through the nose. The coryza is renewed by exposure to cold air or in rainy weather when Dulcamara is indicated.

8. Pulsatilla – For Recurrent Cold with Thick Yellow Discharges

Pulsatilla is prepared from the plant Pulsatilla Nigricans of the common name Wind Flower of the natural order Ranunculaceae. Pulsatilla is a well-indicated medicine for treating recurrent colds with thick yellow greenish nasal discharges. The discahrges may be offensive in nature. Along with this, pressure is felt at the root of the nose. Nose gets blocked in the evening and there may be a loss of smell. One-sided headache arises. A person who needs Pulsatilla feels better in the open air.

9. Kali Bichrome – For Recurrent Colds with Thick, Stringy Nasal Discharges

Kali Bichrome is a useful medicine to check for the tendency of a recurrent cold with thick, stringy, tenacious nasal discharges. The discharges prominently pass down the throat through posterior nares. The attending symptoms are a fetid or putrid smell from the nose, a feeling of stoppage in the nose, pain in the head and at the root of nose. A burning sensation is also felt in the nose. Kali Bichrome is also well indicated for treating the complaint of sinusitis with a tendency of recurrent cold.

10. Silicea – For Recurrent Colds with Sinusitis

Silicea is a medicine used to treat recurrent colds with the complaint of sinusitis. People needing Silicea have alternate fluent and dry coryza. In some cases the nose feels stopped, stuffed with hard, tough mucus. Sometimes offensive smelling discharges appear from the nose. An intense headache is present along with a loss of smell and taste.

11. Kali Mur – For Recurrent Cold with Frequent Ear Infection

Kali Mur is a suitable medicine for treating recurrent colds with frequent ear infections. In cases where Kali Mur is indicated, there appear white or yellow nasal discharges. The discharge is profuse and accompanied by sneezing. This is attended with frequent ear infection where ear discharges, earache, deafness, and noises in ear tend to appear.

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