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What is homeopathic treatment for common cold? – Part 2

• The common cold is an infection of one’s nose and throat that are caused by viruses.
• We catch cold about two and four times a year.

Homeopathic Medicines for Colds

6. REMEDY Dulcamara
KEYNOTE SYMPTOMS
• Worse from damp and cold weather
• Worse from change of weather
• Worse from drafts
• Thick saliva
• Hoarse voice

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Possible cold sores
• Thirst for cold drinks
• Post-nasal drip
• Lumbago
• Watery diarrhea

FEELS BETTER
– warm air
– dry air
– movement
– rest

FEELS WORSE
– at night
– cold and damp weather

7. REMEDY: Euphrasia
KEY SYMPTOMS
• Nasal discharge is bland
• Discharge from the eyes is burning
• Cough only in the daytime

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Copious fluid from nose
• Bursting sensation as sinuses fill
• At night pain all over body
• Fever descends the body
• Sweats only on front

Later symptoms
• Chilliness
• Loose violent cough
• Pressing pain under sternum

MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER
– lying down in darkened room
– one may feel more blocked up.
– coffee

MAKES YOU FEEL WORSE
– from warm, windy weather
– being indoors
– in the evening
– bright light

8. REMEDY: Ferrum phos.
KEY SYMPTOMS
• A cold that comes on slowly
• Beginning of colds
• Symptoms are vague
• Right-sided complaints

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Mild fever
• Mouth feels hot
• Throat is red
• Swollen throat
• Nose bleeds

FEELS BETTER
– gentle exercise
– cold compress application to the forehead

FEELS WORSE
– in fresh air
– in the Sun
– jarring or touch
– lying on right side
– between 4am & 6pm

9. REMEDY: Gelsemium
KEY SYMPTOMS:
• Cold comes on gradually
Patient’s appearance
• Dopey
• Drowsy
• Droopy
• Dull
• Dizzy
• Inclination to sleep
• Apathetic
• Weakness
• Chills run up and down
• Headache starts in back of head
• Neck pain which spreads forward
• Heavy head
• Feels less thirst

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Tiredness
• Heavy body sensation
• Headache above nape of neck
• Tickling in nose gets worse
• Late running nose
• Watery
• Irritating

FEELS BETTER
– fresh air
– movement
– after urinating
– bending forward
– sweating

FEELS WORSE
– drinking alcohol
– before thunderstorm
– early in the morning
– humidity
– tobacco smoke

10. REMEDY: Hepar sulph
KEY SYMPTOMS:
• Over-sensitive to pain
• Anxiety
• Irritable
• Angry outbursts
• Chilly
• Worse from cold
• Intolerant of drafts
• Worse uncovering a hand or a foot
• Swollen glands
• Bad odor of discharges
• Splinter-like pains

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Cold starts
• Watery nose
• Excessive yellow mucous
• Offensive-smelling discharge
• Sneezing
• Irritability
• Chilliness

FEELS BETTER
– wrapping
– head firm
– warm and moist environment

FEELS WORSE
– in cold air
– draughts
– getting cold from undressing

11. REMEDY: Kali bichrom
KEY SYMPTOMS
• Second stage of cold
• Thick nasal discharge
• Yellow nasal discharge
• Ropy nasal discharge
• Stringy nasal discharge
• Sinusitis

OTHER SYMPTOMS
• Thick post-nasal drip
• Thick mucus may block nose.
• Postnasal drip with yellow or green discharge
• Sinus headaches
• Pressure pain at root of nose

FEELS BETTER
– from warmth
– in the morning
– hot weather

FEELS WORSE
– getting cold from undressing

Other homeopathic remedies
• Natrum mur
• Nux vomica
• Pulsatilla
• Rhus tox

ColdCalm Homeopathic Medicine for Children and Infants Everybody’s Guide to Homeopathic Medicines

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