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Homeopathic Treatment for Pharyngitis

Pharyngitis is the inflammation of the pharynx. It is one of the most common causes for a sore throat. Pharyngitis is caused by infections that may be viral, bacterial or fungal in nature. Among them, a viral infection is the leading cause of pharyngitis. There are non-infectious causes of pharyngitis as well. These include chemical irritants, allergies, acid reflux and irritation from tobacco smoke. Pharyngitis may be acute or chronic. Pharyngitis has an excellent scope of treatment in the homeopathic system of medicine. Pharyngitis of both acute as well as of chronic origin is dealt with very efficiently with homeopathic medicines. Homeopathic treatment for pharyngitis is decided based on the symptoms in each case.

Homeopathic medicines first help in relieving the symptoms of pharyngitis. Then, they proceed to eradicate the constant tendency of pharyngitis. Some high-grade homeopathic medicines for pharyngitis are Belladonna, Merc Sol, Lycopodium, Merc Iod Flavus, Lachesis, Merc Iod Ruber, Kali Bichrome, Hydrastis, and Wyethia.

Symptoms of Pharyngitis

The symptoms of pharyngitis include soreness, scratching or pain in the throat, painful swallowing, post nasal secretions, and cough. Accompanying symptoms include fatigue, body ache, fever and swollen lymph nodes in the throat.

Homeopathic Medicines for Pharyngitis

1. Belladonna – Excellent Homeopathic Medicine for Pharyngitis

Belladonna is one of the best homeopathic medicine for pharyngitis. The primary indication for using Belladonna is a red, sore and painful throat accompanied by difficult and painful swallowing. There is dryness as well as a lump in the throat. The patient may have dry, tickling cough along with an inflamed throat. High fever also accompanies the sore throat.

2. Merc Sol – Homeopathic Medicine for Pharyngitis when Ulcers are Present in the Pharynx

Merc Sol is a well indicated homeopathic treatment for pharyngitis when ulcers are present in the pharynx. The pharynx gets swollen and is bluish red in appearance, and there are ulcers in it. There is a sore, smarting pain in the throat that may extend to the ear. This is also be accompanied by a constant need to swallow. There is a marked increase in saliva and an enlargement of the lymphatic glands of the throat.

3. Lycopodium and Merc Iod Flavus – Homeopathic Medicines for Pharyngitis for the Right Side

Lycopodium and Merc Iod Flavus are great homeopathic medicines for pharyngitis affecting the right side. For using Lycopodium, the main symptoms are an inflamed pharynx and pain in the right side of the throat. The pain may be sharp or stitching in nature. Warm drinks may relieve the pain in the throat. Merc Iod Flavus is also very useful for pharyngitis of the right side. Symptoms for using Merc Iod Flavus are a painful swelling on the right side of the throat and a sensation of a lump in the throat. Cold drinks may relieve the pain. Ulcers on the back of the throat may also occur.

4. Lachesis and Merc Iod Ruber – Homeopathic Medicine for Pharyngitis Affecting the Left Side

Lachesis and Merc Iod Rubrum are highly indicated in homeopathic treatment for pharyngitis affecting the left side. Lachesis works well when there is a pain in the left side of the throat along with painful swallowing. The pain from the left side of the throat may extend to the ear. Warm drinks worsen the pain. Hawking of mucus and constriction in the throat are also present. Merc Iod Ruber is also handy for pharynx inflammation of the left side. The main symptoms that point to the use of Merc Iod Rubrum are a swollen, reddened left side of the throat, phlegm in the throat and a sensation of a lump in the throat. A cough with white or yellow sputa is also present.

5. Kali Bichrome – Homeopathic Medicine for Pharyngitis with Marked Posterior Nasal Discharge

Kali Bichrome is mostly considered in cases of pharyngitis where there is a lot of posterior nasal discharge. It is a very effective homeopathic treatment for pharyngitis with post nasal discharge. There are redness and swelling of fauces, with a post nasal drip of mucus. The mucus is tough, stringy and tenacious in nature. A burning sensation in the throat is present along with the above symptoms. Aphthae in the throat may also arise. Swelling and edema of the uvula are other signs that may be noted.

6. Hydrastis and Wyethia – Homeopathic Remedies for Follicular Pharyngitis

Very useful homeopathic medicines for follicular pharyngitis are Hydrastis and Wyethia. Hydrastis is needed when there is follicular pharyngitis with smarting pain in the throat. There are roughness, rawness and a burning sensation in the throat. Along with this, thick, yellow mucus is hawked out. Wyethia works well when there is follicular pharyngitis with a constant need to clear the throat. There is an itch on the palate and posterior nares. A dry, hacking cough may arise with these symptoms. The throat is dry and there is a sensation of heat.

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  1. My name is Srinivas I have done a septoplasy nasal surgery 3 years back now I am getting white patches on pharynx I don’t know why it is getting

  2. Dr.Piyush Jain says:

    I myself is an Allopathic doctor. I feel difficulty in swallowing from years. I fell mild pain & swelling on pharanx.
    There remains to cough, fever and nausea.
    Even during taking food , sometimes I have drink water to swallow.
    Is there any homeopathic medicines to cure this problem.

    With regards
    Dr. Piyush Jain

    • Hi Dr. Sharma
      In March 2022 I have done surgery of tonsils and after one month when we were cleaning our carpet which was full of dry dust, I feel some kind of sensation in my throat which was becoming so severe. I take different antibiotics like Augmentin , Calamox, and many more but nothing happen more than a timely relief. till now a day there is Pharyngitis and sore throat. please suggest me some kind of Homeopathic medicines

  3. Neelakantam Tirinagari says:

    Choose above medicines according to your symptoms

  4. sunita Goel says:

    Hello Doctor, My daughter is having bad throat and cough for the past six months. It started in bangalore . She was allergic to insect bites and aerated drinks in her childhood. She is 20 now but in the last 3 months she was treate for acid reflux and sore throat . Doc said acid reflux is the reason for sore throat but constant cough and urge to cough, phelm . Too much pain in throat and inflammation. Its been 3 months and it gets aggravated with change in weather or some times triggered with spicy food even if it is a pinch of spicy food. I will be greatfull if you could treat her.

  5. Hello Doctor Sharma, my 10 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with cobble stone throat. This is going on for months. She says it’s worse in the morning and very sore when running. Is there any remedies you can recommend. Hopefully you can help.
    Kind regards,

  6. Dear doctor I m 40 years old I have chronic infection in my throat phyrangitis with tonsillitis from last 15 years. I have taken so medicine but no impact plz suggest any madicine which help me to remove this infection

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