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Severe cough and cold

My 6 yrs old has cough since yesterday night. He came from school looked very tired but went ou with his friends to play . In the night he got cough with barking sound . Saturday he was coughing whiole day and in the night he got slight fever . Sunday too he was coughing and had slight fever . Monday I took him to the doctor and given antibiotic bad nebulizer with albuterol for his chest congestion and fever and cough medicine . I have been giving him homeopathy medicine and some Ayurvedic churna with honey . So far he is given hepar sulph, arsenicum album 200c every 6 hrs for 3 times. , antimonium tarticum 30c and one dose of ipecac 30c . His fever is gone but still coughing too much with some chest congestion . Now he sneezing have runny nose too . Today he is not feeling hungry . I have applied some essential oils to his chest , don't know if this is reducing effects of homeopathy medicine . I am still holding antibiotics . Please advise .
 
  nikkikumar on 2014-11-06
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
CASE PRESENTATION FOR CLASSICAL HOMOEOPATHIC PRESCRIBING

General Guidelines:

1. Try to be as descriptive as possible. When describing pains or sensations use descriptions along the lines of ‘feels as if someone is squeezing it with their hand’ or ‘it is like an insect crawling around inside’ or ‘it is as if someone is standing over me threatening to kill me’. Long descriptions are always better than short ones. One word answers are difficult to use successfully.

2. Another important part of symptom description for homoeopathy are the ‘modalities’. These are situations, events, activities or conditions which modify the symptom in some way. We usually refer to this as what makes them ‘better’ or ‘worse’ (amelioration/aggravation). The situation may actually provoke the symptom into appearing, make it vanish altogether, or just increase or decrease it in some way. Modalities are vital information for prescribing.

Modalities are typically related to (but not exclusively) the following situations:

A. Temperature, weather
B. Time (day, night, specific times, frequency, periodicity, season)
C. Position, activity
D. Emotions, thoughts
E. Food and drink
F. Drugs, medication

3. How the symptom is perceived is important too – odour, appearance, sound, touch. What colour is it, what is its texture? For gestures, describe what it looks like the patient is doing, or what you feel you are doing while making the movement eg. ‘they look like they are swatting flies’ or ‘I feel like something is pushing my hand upwards’ or ‘it is like I stick a fork in an electrical outlet which throws my body backwards’. Description – it is key to accurate prescriptions.

4. When did the symptom or set of symptoms start? The apparent cause can be useful in determining the remedy, although it is not of the same importance as the previous factors. It may have been a specific event, a disease, an accident or even an emotional experience.

5. Use your own words. Do not copy phrases or descriptions found in our various remedy pictures. Try not to use other people’s ideas or thoughts or words. If you are reporting on behalf of someone else, report their exact words, however you can also report your own observations of them (not opinions).

6. Does the symptom occur alongside another specific symptom? Do particular symptoms only occur together? Does a particular symptom occur with a particular thought or emotion? For example, a headache that always comes with visual disturbances, or stomach pain that appears alongside anger, or anxiety that makes you feel like running down the street screaming.

7. Each complaint should be described fully before going on to describe another complaint. Try not to mix different symptoms or complaints together. Each modifying feature must be clearly attached to a particular symptom/set of symptoms. Any mistake you make here is a mistake the homoeopath will also then make.


So with those guidelines in mind, describe each symptom separately, including discharges, expectoration, your observations, and his mental/emotional state.
 
Evocationer 5 years ago
Kadwa ji and rishma ji please reply .
 
nikkikumar 5 years ago
He should have recovered by now. You may give him Belladonna 30 on need. If this doesn't help, give Sulphur 30.
 
kadwa 5 years ago

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