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Kid with Allergies, Stuffy Nose & congestion

I would like to present the case of my 7.5 yr old daughter who has persistent allergy symptoms. Kindly review it and let me know if Homeopathy could help her case:

Patient ID: Daughter
Sex: F Age: 7.5

1. Main suffering?
Persistent allergy-like stuffy nose, sniffling, cough & congestion

2. What other physical sufferings do you have in your body?
Occasional abdominal distress described as 'waist pain' by my daughter
Extreme dandruff
Dry lips
Discolored pale spots on the cheeks and forehead

3. What mental sufferings / feelings do you have associated with your physical sufferings?
Feels sorry for self and asks to go to the doctor.
Doctor sends us back saying it may be hay-fever, and prescribes use of Singulair or other OTC medicines.

4. What exactly do you feel when you are at your worst?
Feels sorry for self and seeks sympathy + attention

5. When did it all start? Can you connect it to any past event or disease?
Started over a year ago. Last June, she got the pneumonia. It started out
as a bad cough with mild fever, but when the pain in the chest became unbearable,
we knew it is not the usual Tylenol kind of cough/fever. The doctor confirmed that
she has the pneumonia. She was on anti-biotics and also albuterol for breathing easier.
After that, she hasn't been able to get rid of the persistent stuffy nose and cough.

6. Which time of the day you are worst?
Later part of the day and at night.

7. What are the things which aggravate your suffering and which are those which ameliorate the same?
This is just a conjecture.
Aggravate: pollen, cheese, cream, processed food having partially hydrogenated oil
Ameliorate: spicy indian food like Rasam

8. Do your think your sufferings have relation to any external stimuli (like, change of place) ?
Known allergies (very mild) confirmed with a blood test: Walnut, Corn, Peanuts, Milk, Soy, Wheat

9. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?
Gets better after spring
Gets worse after fall
Although she prefers cold weather to hot weather, I can see that her problems get worse during winter
and spring

10. Describe your general mental set up?
Can be Moody at times - can get upset over trivials, or over-react to small provocations
Somewhat Arrogant, but in a naive, kiddish way - can make statements like 'I know everything'
Can be Changeable - easily influenced by friends
Gets Nervous among new people,
Extremely nervous about stage performance, so has never tried it
Not Easily offended,
Somewhat Arguing,
Can be Irritating by producing animal sounds and talk like Pokemon,
Lazy - doesn't like to clean-up or brush teeth or take a shower or do homework
Very mindful of friends' feelings ('Kylie will get mad at me, so I cannot do that')
Not so mindful of family's feelings (like Mom will get upset, so what?!)
Affectionate - tends to get Very attached to one or two other kids in class
Likes to take care (of little brother) and worries if anybody is sick at home.
Very attention seeking - will indulge in negative behavior to get attention
Does not like to lose - will change rules of the game so she always gets to win
Does not like authority - if we put her in time-out, she will refuse to come out of it
when we tell. She extends her own time-out and decides when she gets out of it.
Can be very competitive at home - shows a lot in sibling rivalary with younger brother
But not competitive at school - she is rather complacent at school
Could have self-esteem issues - gets subjugated by bully kids, but resents it and vents at home
can be very friendly and pliant outside of the home - eg. at school, at violin lesson, etc
can be very talkative and get carried away
Likes to play all the time, but does not like running.

- How do you feel before or during a thunderstorm?
Don't know

- Do you like being consoled during your tough times?
Very much

- Are you sensitive to external stimuli like smell, noise, light etc?

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?
Nothing in particular

- How do you feel about your friends, family, your children and especially your husband / wife?
Very attached to family and friends
Cares for and worries about family
Cries easily at the thought of separation from family.

11. What are your fears and do you dream of any situation repeatedly?
Don't know about her repetitive dreams, but sometimes I can tell she has nightmares because she will express her anger/anguish in sleep. She has even attacked me sometimes in her sleep.
She definitely has fear of heights.
Always complains in a moving car, says she gets a headache.

12. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?
Cravings: any milk product, including Milk, ice-cream, but most of all cheese, Chocolate, sweets
Aversions: Soy sauce or food that has a lot of soy sauce in it. Can't think of much else.

13. How is your thirst: Less, Normal or Excessive?

14. How if your hunger: Less, Normal or Excessive?
Normal, but tends to overeat sometimes.

15. Is there any kind of food which your body can't stand?
Cream, cheese, excessive intake of allergy foods: milk, soy, wheat, corn, walnut, peanut

16. Is your sweat normal or less or more? Where does it sweat more: Head, Trunk or Limbs?
Sweat is vising on the face

17. How is your bowel movement and stool type?
Regular - 2-3 times a day
Type - could be loose & soggy sometimes

18. How well do you sleep? Do you have a particular posture of sleeping?
Sleeps well for about 9 hours a night. No naps in the afternoon.
Likes to sleep on the stomach. Alternates with sleeping on the right.
Starts out with 2-3 pillows (believes it will help the stuff nose), but as the night progresses, slides down the pillows and sleeps without pillows

22. What major diseases are running in your family?

23. Describe, how do you look like? Describe your overall appearance.
Average height for a 7 year old.
Weight on the heavier side.
Has a belly that kinda sticks out.
Scalp has extreme dandruff. No chemical treatment done so far.
Face has pale-white, discolored spots on the cheeks and a couple on the forehead.

24. Health History:

- Developed eczema like rashes at 2 months, right after the immunization shots
We treated the dry rashes with Cetaphil cream, which seemed to keep them at bay
Eczema problem disappeared at age 4

- Exhibited severe allergy to cow's milk at 6 months. That was when we tried introducing formula milk to her. The first time, she had 4 ounces, and her entire body was covered in red hives. The baby vomited the entire thing after 4 hours, which is when the rashes subsided on their own.
I tried again giving her 1 ounce of formula after a week, and got similar results, only less severe.
So, she was totally on Soy formula through her infancy.

- Nursed on mother's milk until age 2 yrs 9 months. Very eager to nurse, and no issues whatsoever.

- We kept giving her small doses of cow's milk, and over time, her allergic reaction diminshed.
No more skin breakouts, but used to complain of tummy pain sometimes. Now she tolerates it well.
To our surprise, her recent blood test showed that she has more allergy to Soy than to cow's milk!

- She had a lot of ear-infections from the age 2.5 - 5. As usual, they were treated with antibiotics.
The ear-infections were almost always accompanied by fever.

- Had about 10 episodes of nose bleed between the ages 3 - 7

- Developed pneumonia one year ago, and was treated with antibiotics.

- Over a year ago, also found her heart rate to be slightly rapid. ie between 120 to 130 beats/min.
A pediatric cardiologist did all the necessary tests and ruled out any serious problems.
  allodds on 2008-04-11
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I would like to edit a couple of answers:

- Do you have any typical habit or gesture like nail biting, causeless
weeping, talking to one self etc?

Has a tendency to bite on or chew on things (like her shirt, hair, or even finger). That is when she is totally engrossed in something like watching a movie, etc.

I would also like to add/edit some more traits:
- Very emotional and sensitive kid
- can be offended easily, but will put up a bravado and appear as if unaffected. It vents itself later, sometimes in sleep
- reluctant to share - like donating even old clothes or toys to Goodwill
- possessive, will protest a lot if we discard anything - even stale food or broken toys or waste paper
- like to collect trivia like tiny pebbles, dry leaves, loose threads, cardboard boxes, etc
- very interested in the food that the other kid is eating
- very picky about colors and shapes
- can concoct stories to drive home a point
- hates to be corrected for spelling mistakes or math mistakes
- can be unpredictably destructive - like cut the bedspread with scissors or cut own hair. But this was around age 4, not recently
- not very careful with her possessions - loses her things easily

I know I have not written it all, so please ask more leading questions.
allodds last decade
Bump....is nobody interested in this case ?
allodds last decade
please try (Sulphur-6c) 2pills daily for week only then stop after 3weeks report me back,ok
Good luck
faisal qureshi last decade

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