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Allergic Rhinitis

I am diagnosed to be having Allergic Rhinitis recently. I have been going to a homeopathic doctor for the last 2 years in patches(stopped for the last 2 months). He never diagnosed me to be having Allergic rhinitis. However my symptoms are as follows :-

1. Frequent cold (Less cough or sneezing). It starts with throat problem, slowly starts head ache, mild fever. Frequency is once in 2 months.
2. Nose block. Whenever I sleep, when I get up, one side of my nose is always blocked. Nose blocking is severe during cold. I take allopathic drops - Nasivion (Oxy metazoline), twice or thrice daily.
3. My right ear is a kind of uneasy for the last 5 years. Not painful, but different feeling than the left ear.
4. Wheezing when nose is blocked.

I have been having frequent colds and the above symptoms for the last 10 years.

I explained all this to my last homeopathic doctor and had no progress. I felt his diagnosis is a problem and approached a ENT specialist who examined and said that it is Allergic rhinits and nothing serious. He prescribed cetrizine tablets and fluctinose drops to be used.

I am asked to avoid Citrus fruits, yogurt, butter milk.

Now that it is diagnosed as Allergic rhinitis, is there a complete cure in Homeopathy. Is it wise to go back to the doctor and ask for a fresh treatment.

The last medicines I had in Homeopathy are as follows :-

Daily

Kalimur 3x
Silicea 12x
Calcsulph 30

Weekly

Psorinum 200
Lecithin 0/6
 
  homeop1975 on 2005-05-24
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homeop1975 last decade
Like us your homeopath will not worry about the diagnosis - it will be helpful in some respects but does not change you and the symptoms that you already will have given him. So you could try another homeopath?
If you want help here then you neeed to give a lot more info about yourself (see other postings for detail needed)...tell us more about yourself.....
 
erika last decade
May be this helps

CASE HISTORY

1.What is the main reason you need treatment?

1. Frequent cold (Less cough or sneezing). It starts with throat problem, slowly starts head ache, mild fever. Frequency is once in 2 months.
2. Nose block. Whenever I sleep, when I get up, one side of my nose is always blocked. Nose blocking is severe during cold. I take allopathic drops - Nasivion (Oxy metazoline), twice or thrice daily.
3. My right ear is a kind of uneasy for the last 5 years. Not painful, but different feeling than the left ear.
4. Wheezing when nose is blocked.


2.Describe your complaints giving the following details:

a. What does it feel like?

Nose blocked, difficulty in breathing (not always), unusual sensation in the right ear compared to left ear. If I take head bath then the unsuality is high.

b. When does it happen?

Nose is blocked normally towards the side I sleep. I cannot see a pattern. It may be high during summer.

c. What sort of things make it worse?

Dust, when I have cold with fever, my nose is blocked to the core.

d. What sort of things make it better?

In my office, when it is cool, non-polluted.

e. What else was happening when it first appeared?

It first appeared when I used to work in a dusty environment and started going to work. It aggravated since 2000.

f. Describe the quality of the pain, being as creative as you can. How would someone else imagine the pain happening to them?

n/a

g. What does it look like?

n/a

h. Do any other symptoms occur immediately before, during or after?

My nose on one side is mostly blocked when I am outside office. When I sleep, the side I incline it gets blocked. Unusal sensation in ear is always. This all aggravates when I get cold.

3. What illnesses have you had in the past?

Primary complex when I was 1 year old.

4. What illnesses run in the family?

High blood pressure, anxiety.

5. What do people die from in the family?

Normal Aging and Cardiac arrest.

6. What medication are you on?

Cetrizine tablets and Fluctinose drops (Allopathic)

7. What foods do you crave, whether you allow yourself to eat them or not? List from the strongest craving to the weakest.

Nothing specific, Rice is my favourite.


8. What foods do you have an aversion to? (hatred or repulsion for)

Non-vegetation.

9. What is your level of thirst, and what do you prefer to drink?

Normal. Water

10. What foods aggravate you? (including allergies)

n/a

11. Do you suffer from any digestive complaints? What is your bowel habit like?

Everyday, but takes time.

12. What is your level of energy like? Rate it from 1-10 (10 being excellent). How does your energy fluctuate throughout the day (and night)?

Day 9, Night - 7

13. What is your level of sexual energy like?

8

14. How is your sleep? What position do you prefer to sleep in? Is there any position you cannot sleep in? Any unusual behavior during sleep?

Prefer to sleep flat. Uneasiness will be if I am inclined towards one side. But due to hard day work, I get good day sleep, irrespective of position.

15. Have you had any reoccurring dreams or images/ pictures/ themes that repeat themselves in your dreams? Please describe.

No.

16. Describe your menses (periods). Describe any PMS. Have you been through menopause? Any gynecological problems?

n/a

17. How does the weather affect you? Are you sensitive to the temperature in any way?

n/a

18. Is there anything else in the environment you are sensitive to, perhaps more so than the people around you?
no

19. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you? Describe in detail.
Prostrate operation

20. What part of your life do you have the most difficulty coping with? Why is that?

Not any.

21. What was your childhood like? Describe your parents and your relationship with them. Describe your relationship with your siblings and other extended family members. Did anything in your childhood have a profound effect on you?

Good, no issues.

22. Describe the romantic relationship you are currently in. What causes the most problems between you?

No issues.

23. What is your occupation? What differentiates you from the other people in your place of employment? What difficulties do you have at work?

Middle management staff. Hard working, analytical, trustworthy. Non-performance and discipline of others cause difficulty inme.


24. What is your self-confidence like? When is your confidence at its worst?

Medium. When I envy others.

25. What fears do you have? Do you have any phobias? What things in life do you have trouble facing?

I do not like to be on a cliff and see things down.

26. What parts of yourself or your life would you change if it were at all possible?

nothing.

27. What do you do to relax?

Watch TV

28. What is something that you have told nobody else, or at least very few people? Why is that?

Nothing.
 
homeop1975 last decade
It helps a little thank you, but it does not clearly give me symptoms - pls try and asnwer these:
what are the symptoms of your throat problem when it is there (describe the sensations/pain etc.)?
what is the headache like that comes with the throat symptoms?
pls explain the ear sensation - do you mean blocked, as if water in???other??
have you had ears checked for wax?
what is a head bath?
describe the kind of dusty environment you were working in when this startd
what is primary complex when 1 year old?
is your nose on one side blocked EVERY night?
you say you are affected by non-performance/discipline - do you mean when others underperform or when you do? do you mean you do not like to discipline?
how long have you taken the meds - are they for the nose? they could be aggravating hte condition...or are they for somehting else?
lastly, but certainly not least - what kind of pillows do you use? do you avoid fabric conditioner? (if not then do!). do you wear spray deodorant or use any cleaning sprays - if you do then stop this immediately and use an alternative as this is a common cause of blocked nose etc. also avoid air freshener blocks and sprays like the plague...
 
erika last decade
>> The symptoms are normal throat problems when you get a cold or flu. While swallowing a bit painful, after a few days of it continuing my voice changes. Eating throat lozenges improves the situation. Also eating Bell 30 sometimes is helpful. Basically it is a bit scratcy and irritated. Normally doctor advice me to goggle with little salt in luke warm water, it gives a bit relief.

>> what is the headache like that comes with the throat symptoms?

When I bend by head down, I feel it is heavy. Some times (rarely) the head ache is towards one side where the nose is blocked.

pls explain the ear sensation - do you mean blocked, as if water in???other??

>> Yes, somewhat the same feeling.

have you had ears checked for wax?

>> No issues of wax, checked and confirmed by a ENT.

what is a head bath?

>> When I pour water to my head. In India, we do it on Saturdays only.

describe the kind of dusty environment you were working in when this startd

>> In copier industry (Photo copier) where I used to deal with toners.

what is primary complex when 1 year old?

>> Tuber clousis in infants.

is your nose on one side blocked EVERY night?

>> Almost every day.

you say you are affected by non-performance/discipline - do you mean when others underperform or when you do? do you mean you do not like to discipline?

>> When others under perform or they are not disciplined, I get frustrated.

how long have you taken the meds - are they for the nose? they could be aggravating hte condition...or are they for somehting else?

The homeopathic medicines for the last 1 year in patches with 2 different homeopaths. The following medicines I had for around 2 months.

Daily

Kalimur 3x
Silicea 12x
Calcsulph 30

Weekly

Psorinum 200
Lecithin 0/6

The allopathic "Cetrizine" and Fluctinose - Nasal spray I am having for the last 3 weeks.

lastly, but certainly not least - what kind of pillows do you use? do you avoid fabric conditioner? (if not then do!). do you wear spray deodorant or use any cleaning sprays - if you do then stop this immediately and use an alternative as this is a common cause of blocked nose etc. also avoid air freshener blocks and sprays like the plague...

>> Pillows - Cotton Pillows.
>> I use deodrant - I will stop them immediately.
 
homeop1975 last decade
thanks! I think we're getting there! I need yet more info tho:_
I still need more of a description of your ear 'sensation' - try and think what it REALLY feels like. also when you have your sore throat is it painful for all swallowing or is it better when you swallow ?food,?water,?warm driks (if you cannot remember please don't worry).
do you tend to constipation or loose stools, or normal?
is your urination ok?
are you normally hot or chilly?
pls describe whether you are moody, easy-going, irritable, anxious?
any other information that would enable me to imagine you totally or create your double please! :)
 
erika last decade
thanks! I think we're getting there! I need yet more info tho:_
I still need more of a description of your ear 'sensation' - try and think what it REALLY feels like.

>> When I put a finger into the ear, not really inside, I have little pain. The sensation is like some little water is inside. When I have head bath, this sensation is slightly higher. I get relief, when I use buds to clean or when I press with my fingers in the place where the ear joins the face (just above the jaws). One more thing, is when I clean my ear with buds, I feel some sensation in my throat as well, as if I need to cough. This problem is not there in the left ear. When I recently went to the ENT doctor, I had concerned only about the ear, but he says everything is normal and the sensation/uneasiness is because of my allergic rhinitis and because of the nose block.

also when you have your sore throat is it painful for all swallowing or is it better when you swallow ?food,?water,?warm
driks (if you cannot remember please don't worry).

>> A bit painful (not really bad), it is better when I take warm foods.

do you tend to constipation or loose stools, or normal?

>> Not really high constipation, but my morning habits are not natural. In the sense, I spend around 15 minutes time to pass stools, but regularly. On days when I dont have 3 times food, then I may not pass stools. But it is not often.


is your urination ok?

>> Absolutely fine.

are you normally hot or chilly?

>> Normally hot.

pls describe whether you are moody, easy-going, irritable, anxious?

>> Moody.

any other information that would enable me to imagine you totally or create your double please! :)

>> I am 6ft tall, 78 kgs in weight. Very hard working, have day starting from 6.30 am to 8.00 pm. Love to help others.
 
homeop1975 last decade
If you are mostly hot, as you say, then try Sulphur.
If you are prone to chilliness or head/hand perspiration try Calc Carb (this may be more suitable as you say Belladonna helps you when you get your sore throat).
For the other descriptions of these 2 remedies read on the abc site here to help you decide which would be more suitable for you.
Let me know if your homeopath has given you these in the past and you know they will not work for you.
If you decide to take one of these remedies then take the 30c potency on one day each week for 4 weeks to begin with (on this one day each week take 2 doses of 30c potency, 1 a.m. and 1 p.m.).
This treatment will work more effectively if you stop taking the other medicines for the allergic rhinitis during this time.
I am away from tomorrow for 3-4 days.
 
erika last decade
Thanks Erika,

Even though I feel I am hot, after going through the remedies, I feel Calc Carb (Calcarea Carbonica) is more matching than Sulphur.

In the past my doctor has given me "Calc Sulph - 30" isnt that a combination of what you have both Calc Carb and Sulphur ? If know I will proceed with Calc Carb ?

Three questions I have ?

a. Any diet restrictions ?
b. Do I have to stop the nose drops "Fluctinose" as well ?
c. What are the improvements I can feel so that I know the drug is working ?
 
homeop1975 last decade
Nasal sprays should not be used - to the best of my knowledge,even the companies recommend they not be used more than 3 consecutive days. Please do not mask your symptoms - it will only complicate things.
In a simplistic sense, yes, Calc Sulph is a natural 'combination' of Calc. and Sulph. It has some properties of both, but is a separate remedy.
Since erika is away; if you feel Calc Carb. is the suitable remedy, go ahead as Erika prescribes. Keep a half hour gap between taking the remedy and eating or drinking anything. 1 a.m. may not be the best time to take a remedy - you can adjust the times as suits you. I would suggest a half hour after brushing in the morning - no minty/ strong-smelling toothpastes, please - and sometime in the afternoon or evening.
You should feel some difference in your symptoms pretty soon - say a week or two - and a general sense of well-being.
Good luck
 
Minsa last decade
Just to confirm, am I supposed to have only one dose per week. Would that be effective
 
homeop1975 last decade
Hi - I looked in before I go away tonight.
Thanks Minsa for helping out there and also for explaining the remedy - I realise on re-reading that my wording was bizarre! I did not mean 1 a.m. as in the time but as 1 dose during the morning (a.m.) and one dose during the afternoon (p.m.).
One dose per week is correct - yes, this should be effective.
thanks again minsa and hope the remedy suits you homeop1975.
I'm really off now. :)
 
erika last decade
sorry - should read above:
the 2 doses on one day only per week is correct and should be effective......
 
erika last decade
I have had 4 doses (2 weeks) now, my observations are as follows :-

1. I see very little improvement (could not make a difference), even if I make a difference it is only on the day I have taken the remedy.

a. I continue to get up every day with blocked nose on one side.
b. My ear un easiness still continues.



2. After I started using 4 weeks back fluctinose drops (which it claims specializes in Allergic rhinitis)it was alright, but suddenly I started having wheezing.

Wheezing used to be there occasionally in the past, but is very consistent now. For the last 2 weeks also it seems to be on the increase.

I gasp for breathe and yawn to fill my lungs.

Can I continue with Calc Carb, can some more be added to arrest my Wheezing.
 
homeop1975 last decade
you can continue with the calc carb - take it twice a week or 3 times a week for the next 2 weeks. If you take it 3 times a week I would advise to take it every Monday, Wednesday and Friday - on each of these days take 2 pillules (1 pillule in the morning, and 1 pillule in the evening).
If you get any worse when taking in this way stop and get back for advice.
Do not take in this way for longer than 2 weeks as the dosage may need adjusting and advice would be necessary.
 
erika last decade
One small doubt, what is pillule, I have been given 8 packets of powder for 2 dose per day for 4 weeks.

Do I take one packet per day
 
homeop1975 last decade
1 packet will be equivalent to one pillule.
 
erika last decade
i have completed 8 doses of calc carb.

As per your instructions I have taken 2 doses last week and I have no wheezing now.

But I still have nose blocks occasionally in the mornings and throughout the night. Although it is not causing any problem to me.

My ear uneasiness is also the same.

Do I continue with Calc Card 2 times 2 doses a week ?
 
homeop1975 last decade
it sounds like there has been quite a big improvement? for now it would be best not to take another dose unless the improvement stops. As long as the improvement continues you should begin to get relief from your nose and ear symptoms - try a week without the remedy.
 
erika last decade
Erika,

I was not having wheezing till yesterday evening. I had my occasional nose blocks during morning and continous one sided nose block in the evening with uneasiness in ear.

In the evening, I had a lime soda water and it started my wheezing again.

What shall I do ?
 
homeop1975 last decade
take another dose of calc carb and see if this continues the improvement. If it does then only take another dose when this improvement stops.
 
erika last decade
Erika is away for 2 long months and request if Joe or Sabra can help

Joe or Sabra,

My wheezing reduced without taking the medicine. My nose blocks occasionally during day and constant during night continues, I continue to feel uneasiness in my right ear.

What shall I do ?
 
homeop1975 last decade
As far as I can see the many remedies that you have taken which were prescribed by many homeopaths have not been able to help your problem.

I would like to start with your wheeze which may be your problem which is manifesting itself in various ways. It can be helped with Nat Sulph 6c taken as follows:


Get a 500ml bottle of spring water
Pour out 100ml from the bottle.
Put in 3 pellets or 1 drop of the remedy into the bottle.
Bang the bottle hard on a cushion and watch for the water to fizzle like it does when you open a bottle of soda. This is called succussing and it must be done 4 times before every dose. This raises the potency of the remedy slightly.
Take 1 teaspoonful of the potentized water from the bottle and put it into half a cup of water. Stir it gently and sip one teaspoonful of the water from the cup.
This remedy should be used every other day as it works better this way.

Please stop all other medications you are now using and report back in a week.
 
Joe De Livera last decade
I have tried 4 doses of Nat Sulp 6c in succussion technique and I cannot see any improvement. My nose blocks continues intermittently and throughout the night. Although I have not experienced any wheezing trouble for the last 2 weeks.

As written for my mother, I used 3 pellets for succussion and our homeopathy pharmacy suggested 4 pellets as one done.

Please advice the next step ?
 
homeop1975 last decade
I am glad to learn that your wheeze has not bothered you for the last 2 weeks.

Please continue the therapy for about a month and report results.

I do not understand your reference to your mother in your statement

"As written for my mother, I used 3 pellets for succussion and our homeopathy pharmacy suggested 4 pellets as one done."

I was under the impression that I was treating your wheeze which I felt was the reason for your Rhinitis.

Please give details
 
Joe De Livera last decade

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