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nasal congestion in 4 yr kid

Need your help urgently!

My son is 4 yr old & is having severe naal congestion problem either due to frequent cold or duue to seasonal allergies.He is fine durng the day time but at night when he sleeps , the problem starts & continues till early morning.
He cannot sleep also due to that.
can you pls suggest some powerful remedy which will cure it quickly??
  suggestions on 2010-04-27
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hi there,
U can try giving him SAMBUCUC NIGRA 6c. give 2 pills every 2 hours and as he feels better decrease the dose(eg;give the pills every 3 or 4 hours) . let him drink plenty of warm fluids like soups, milk, water etc.let me know if you have any doubts.
drpriyadarshini last decade
Thanks for the prompt reply but it is hard to get that remedy in stores here in USA.I was going thru the remedy software/tool in your website (abchomeopathy) & it suggested these 2.
Arsenicum Album & phosphorus
can you pls check & let me know if they are the correct remedies to go with ??
if no, then can you pls suggest something else so that i can check if they are available in stores?
suggestions last decade
hmm.Arsenicum album-- if he has thin watery discharge from the nose which burns the upper lip. and also if he feels chilly and wants warmth. cold has settled in the nose.

Phosphorus -- if the cold has settled in the chest. symptoms worse in early morning waking him up. sometimes blows out blood in the morning.

see if his symptoms suits any of this.
drpriyadarshini last decade
can you pls suggest any other remedy which is easily available in stores other than SAMBUCUC NIGRA ??

yes he does have watery discharge but cannot say if it has burning sensation or not & he does seem to have cold/allergies in the nose do not think it is there in the chest but he does wake up many times in the middle of night & early morning due to nasal congestion.
suggestions last decade
How about Ammonium Carbonicum or Natrum Carbonicum or Nux Vomica??

will they be of anyhelp. I am using those names because they are available in stores here.
suggestions last decade
ya my next suggestion was ammonium carb 6c. same dosage as sambucus. dont worry...he will be fine.
drpriyadarshini last decade
is there any time period as to how long he should take it ??
or should he continue till he takes all the pills??
once that bottle is finished, should he take 30C for future ??
Can you pls suggest some remedy which he can take as preventive measure for cold & seasonal allergies?
suggestions last decade
he should continue taking it till he feels better. Influenzinum 200 single dose only can be used as preventive.
drpriyadarshini last decade
thanks for the reply.
but when you say single dose for Influenzinum 200, how many pills will that be & would he just take it once??
for how long will that effect stay ??
do they sell in the form of single doze ??
suggestions last decade
Just 3 pills will do. just once.this should help him for this season
drpriyadarshini last decade
Gr8 work doctor...

Wishing you the best,
Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Sambucus Nigra...are the correct spellings.
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thanks for your wishes Mr.Pankaj
drpriyadarshini last decade
Hi Doc,

we are seeing very good improvement in my son with sambucus Nigra 6c.
the question is should I stop it now or should I continue to give him that till the end of this season?
suggestions last decade
oh u atlast got Sambucus? thats good. U may stop it now as he has improved.
drpriyadarshini last decade
but the problem was not there last 2 nights but started again yesterday night.
he woke up with nasal congestion early at 4 am. see that is the main problem we have. always he would get up between 3 am due to nasal congestion & it stays there till 6 am or so. so he would not sleep nicely in that time.
why it happens at that time & what can fix it for good??
meanwhile 1 vile of Sambucus Nigra 6C is over. he is also taking Ammonium Carbonicum for last 5 days now.
so what else can we try ??
suggestions last decade
As u said Sambucus was not available ,I suggested ammonium carb as a substitute. In some cases a remedy wont act further when its action is interrupted by another remedy. thats what has happened in here. so start giving sambucus again....dont give any other medicine. give 2 pils every 4-5 hrs. once he is better we will follow it up with suitable constitutional remedy to control and prevent future attacks. Are you giving more warm liquids?
drpriyadarshini last decade
no warm liquids but he does take shower at night before going to bed with warm water.

ok I will stop ammonium carbonicum now & order a fresh vile of sambucus Nigra 6c.
I also have given him Influenzinum 200 (single doze) as you mentioned earlier (2-3 days back).
suggestions last decade
ok. Make sure u give influenzinum once he stops taking Sambucus. that is after he is well.
drpriyadarshini last decade
hello doc,

just wanted to update on my son's cold condition. it was better 2-3 days but again nasal congestion has started early morning time say around 4 - 6 am for last 2 days. not sure why that is happening.
It's been more than 10 days now since he took Sambucus Nigra & after that Influenzinum & I was expecting his cold & seasonal allergy problem would have got cured.
what should be do now ??
shall I give him another dose of Influenzinum 200C ??
we want a long time cure for his cold/allergies & his night/early morning nasal congestion. He cannot sleep well at night due to that.
suggestions last decade
Am not sure what might be the cause that is obstructing the cure. u said he was fine with sambucus 6c but then again he got the congestion back. so try giving sambucus 30c thrice a day only. it should help him. No dont give influenzinum 200 again.
drpriyadarshini last decade
Hi doc,

wanted to update you on my son's condition.
Sambucus 30C is coming to an end now but we do not see any improvement in his condition. In fact i would say in last 2 nights it has worsened.
he would have hardly slept for 4-5 hrs max & rest of the time he was awake due to nasal congestion & cold.
It seems like influenzinum 200c which he took earlier also did not work for him.
is there any other remedy which will control his cold + seasonal allergies due to high pollen count in the air.
shall I give him Ammonium Carbonicum ?? but pls keep in mind the remedy should stop his nasal congestion at night & early morning so that he can sleep well.
suggestions last decade
also in the stores, i see they have 'cold care kit' which includes the following remedies.
1) allium cepa 6c
2) belladona 6c
3) kali bichromicum 6c

allergy care kit
1)galphimia glauca 6c
2) histaminum 30c
3) apis mellifica 30c

how about natrum muriaticum ?? the software tool suggests that.

can you pls check & let me know we can both of them to him & if it would give him immediate relief??
suggestions last decade

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