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OK. Should I still repport every day or after a couple of days?
Thank you.
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

New symptom:
Today my son was sweating on his head during his afternoon nap. He rarely sweated on his head.


Still worse:
All the day he breathed only through his mouth.
His salivation was a little better during the day, but worse during sleeping.
He was still a little nervous, like yesterday and seeking my company constantly. He cried much more during the day. Could be because of teething too, because he rubbed his thumb on the mouth all the day long.


Better:
His appetite also was more increased than yesterday.
Eczema does not have those red spots, but the skin is rough, and it's does not look clear.
His latest stool does not smelled so sour and did not burned his skin. But his consistency still not was like a healthy stool.
Today he accepted to drink water, instead of tea.

Same: enlarged tonsils, the right tonsil still touches the uvula.

For the sleep I have to report after a few hours. He is been sleeping only for an hour. He did waked up crying one time, but I give him the pacifier and he did not need to move him to my bed. He is snoring a little bit.

Thank you.
Adina
[message edited by aflorea on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:27:29 GMT]
[message edited by aflorea on Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20:53:53 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
some improvement it seems. Keep watching for the moment. Update me every day, or when anything changes.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

3 days after Sulphur,

Worse:
Sleep - last night he tossed a lot, he waked up crying and for the last part of the night he just could not get back to sleep.
Eczema - in the morning was clear, but in the evening with red spots.
State of mind - still a little bit nervous, needing me more than before the Sulphur dose, but a little bit better than yesterday. He did not put his thumb in the mouth so much like yesterday.
Purple rings around the eyes, but not so intense like when he had the last cold.


Same:
Breathing through the mouth, same like before Sulphur, meaning that sometimes he breath through his nose, sometimes through his mouth.

Salivation - better than yesterday, but same like before Sulphur, meaning that when he breath through the mouth his salivation it's increased.

Stool: he had 4 stools today, all different. In the morning it was normal, looked healthy, at noon was creamy with mucous and the last one in the evening was again sour, with food undigested and sour.

Yellow-golds secretions from the eyes, like before Sulphur.

Enlarged tonsils.

Better:
Appetite increased.
No secretions from the nose.
He did not coughed.


I could say that in the morning he was better in this symptoms: state of mind, eczema, breathing through the nose, stool, salivation and all changed in worse during the day.

I don't understand why he can not breath through his nose yet. This problem it's for 3 weeks now. I've maid an appointment to the ENT doctor to understand what it's going on. Maybe he has polyps now.
Also today the tests for streptococcus was finalized and he has nothing in the throat or nose.

Thank-you.

Adina
[message edited by aflorea on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 21:05:02 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi,

He can't sleep well again. He is constantly moving in the bed and crying. I think is because of teething.
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

He has polyps too, that's why he can not breath through his nose. I have a prescriptions for him witch, of course contains cortisone. I don't know what to do. I don't want to treat him this way, but he is not breathing normal.

Thank-you.
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Have you had him skin tested for what he is allergic to yet?

You want to get the inflammation down and then avoid the allergens-

When you stop inflammation, then the nose is normal.

I have had relatives with this, ( pollen Combi-43">allergies, food allergies)
they have managed it by stopping the foods( mostly dairy) bc dairy
immediately creates mucous and mucous and inflammation in the stomach
too which then shows up as acid reflux symptoms ( they were told this
by the ENT) and it happens every time they have dairy for a
few days. Dairy intake can cause inflammation for a couple weeks
just by having some a couple times.

These relatives have not found a homeopathic solution. They first
get the inflammation down, know the triggers for it, and they use
two nose sprays ( non medicated) one is the simple salt water spray,
and another one is a Aloe sterile water spray ( this works well
bc the function is to Keep the nose membranes moisturized) when they
have the right moisture, then it stops irritation-this works
well when you have pollen, dust allergies and cannot change the
environment.

Evocationer would INCORPORATE the allergies info his remedy selection , but first
you do want to avoid triggers to get this under control. ( INFO FROM ENT) . Children under 16 who exhibit nasal polyps should be tested for cystic fibrosis. Furthermore, children with nasal polyps and hay fever are also recommended to get allergy skin testing in order to ascertain what other allergic sensitivities they may have.

John E. McClay, MD, of the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas at Southwestern lists the following conditions as being associated with multiple benign polyps:

Bronchial asthma - polpys in 20-50% of patients
Cystic fibrosis - polyps in 6%-48% of patients
Allergic rhinitis
Allergic fungal sinusitis - polyps in 85% of patients
Chronic rhinosinusitis
Primary ciliary dyskinesia
Aspirin intolerance - in 8%-26% of patients with polyps
Alcohol intolerance -in 50% of patients with nasal polyps
Churg-Strauss syndrome (a rare disease that causes inflammation of the blood vessels) - nasal polyps in 50% of patients
Young syndrome (characterized by chronic sinusitis, nasal polyposis, and azoospermia)
Nonallergic rhinitis with eosinophilia syndrome (NARES) - Nasal polyps in 20% of patients with NARES

Causes of Nasal Polyps

Otolaryngologist John E. McClay, MD, states, "Most theories consider polyps to be the ultimate manifestation of chronic inflammation; therefore, conditions leading to chronic inflammation in the nasal cavity can lead to nasal polyps."

The two most common causes of nasal polyps are allergies and chronic sinus infections. They are also associated with asthma, which can flare up because of nasal polyps.

Although the exact cause of nasal polyps is unknown, we do know that inflammation in the sinuses, like that caused by allergies or infection, may trigger polyps and make them grow faster. A genetic predisposition to develop nasal polyps is possible, but again, not known. Additionally, an allergic response to fungus that is normally present within the nose may be the cause of nasal polyps in some patients. This is seen by the fact that about 30% of patients seem to respond to a nasal spray containing an antifungal medication
[message edited by simone717 on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:09:41 GMT]
 
simone717 6 years ago
Hi Simone,

Thank you for this information.

He had blood test for allergies and he has a very low allergy to egg white. The doctor said that he is to small to make the skin test for allergies.
I use an Aloe water spray for the nose.
I don't think he has cystic fibrosis, because he does not have the symptoms and also he had been seen by one of the best doctor in my town and, also after the test bloods, he told us that he is healthy and the cause of his frequent colds are the viruses that his sister bring them from the kindergarten.
Also you mentioned that children with nasal polyps and high fever should be tested for allergies. But he does not have high fever when he is taking colds. Last cold he had high fever, but it's seems that it was a grippe and we all in the family had high fever as a symptom.

I think that the cause of his polyps was the streptococcus pneumonia that he have had in his nose frequent. So the polyps have had an "good" environment for them to grow.

Best regards,

Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
This is from the ENT?

What did he say about the tonsils?

You should put all his symptoms down again today
for Evocationer.
 
simone717 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Worse:
Sleep - restless and crying.
Eczema - still with red spots, more red than yesterday.
Purple rings around the eyes.
Nose blocked with polyps.
Maybe it's because the doctor said that he has polyps and I am with the influence of this information but I think that it's worse than yesterday. All the day he could not breath through his nose. He also did not want his pacifier during the day because he can't breath through his nose.
State of mind - still a little bit nervous, throwing things and crying more than before Sulfur.

Same:
Salivation.
Stool sour, burning his skin.
Yellow-golds secretions from the eyes.
Enlarged tonsils, but clear.


Better:
Appetite increased.
No secretions from the nose.
He did not coughed.

Do you think that Sulfur can help him with his polyps too? He is still aggravating, this is good or bad?

I was thinking today at what I have missed as information/symptoms and could help you finding his remedy and I would add this:
- his fontanel it's still open, I did not mentioned because I know that it's not a problem until 18-24 months. He is 15 month old now. His legs are straight, he's walking ability is very good. He has no signs that he has problems with growing or his bones, that he could have rachitis.
- he is not gaining any more weight for 3 month now, I guess. But he is growing in height. He is beginning to look much more skinny than before, but he is still well proportioned.
- if you could imagine him in a doctor cabinet, you could think of a boy who is restless, seeking through the doctors drawers or lockers, making him smiling or nervous because he drag something from his table or he is doing something that he was not suppose to do.


Thank-you.
Adina
[message edited by aflorea on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:30:34 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hmmm...ok that actually might help. It is so hard not being able to see him in person - seems to make child cases easier when I can observe them.

I went back through the case - there has been a lot of suppression here, which has made the case more difficult. I would say that the suppression has aggravated his miasm, and that it is the miasmatic taint we need to deal with here. I suspect the Strept 30c has made things much worse too, as those nosodes do when used this way.

So the remedies you have used so far are:

Strept 30c
Ant-t 15c
Kali-bi 30c
Cham 30c
Merc 30c
Nat-phos 30c
Med 30c
Sulph 30c

Have I missed any?

So I have decided to look at this differently. Rather than trying to focus on the mentals, which in a way might be considered the less peculiar part of the case, I have decided to focus on the physicals.

Polyps in the nose, obstructed breathing

Sour odour of stool

Open fontanels

Chronic enlarged tonsils

Ailments from dentition/teething

Profuse salivation

Tendency to catch cold

Dark or purple rings around eyes

Suppression aggravates

This brings up a few remedies very strongly - Hepar sulph, Mercurius, Phosphorous, Belladonna, Nux-vomica and Calc carb.

Merc has already been tried so we can scratch that one.

Looking at the others, I think Calc carb needs to be tried. I would get 30c and give him 3 doses just as you have with the others.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi,

I have used other remedies too, like:
Ipecca 9ch - he took a lot for his cough. This is a main remedy that my homeopath prescribed him for his cough.
Sticta 9Ch and Sambucus 9Ch in acute colds and Osciloccocinum.
He took Calcarea Crabonica 9ch and 30 ch prescribed for his enlarged tonsils. I did not notice any change in the tonsils than. But I could say that it's helped him with his teething (the tooth braked out easily when he was on Calcarea and the stool was not sour, but it did not last for long time).
Belladonna 30ch he took for his ears problems only 4 dose. He cured his otitis at that moment, did not notice any change in his tonsils.
He took Hepar Sulphur 30ch once a week. When he took this remedy he had that chronic bronchitis and in the day he took Hepar his cough improved. So I gave him Hepar Sulfur 15 ch for one week and the cough did not improved but he slept much better in that week. When I have interrupted the remedy his sleep became restless again It was very odd for me and I did not know what to do next.
He took Nux Vomica 9ch one or two doses for a could with obstructed nose and fever from the otitis too. I can tell exactly if he worked because he took at that time also allopathic medicine, but his fever was gone after the remedy and his nose was not so obstructed. But I continued at that time with the droops in his ears and nose.
He also took for 2 weeks Sulphur Iodatum for his tonsils. No changes at that time.
Anyway is very difficult to say if a remedy has worked for him, because he took 2 or 3 remedies in the same time.
He never took Phosphorus.
I am a little bit confuse with this suppression. I have tried to avoid the allopathic med, being convinced that homeopathy will help him better with no secondary effects. My homeopath told me that it's better to give him a remedy for acute even when I am not convinced that he is the right one (in low dilutions), than not giving him anything.

I have Calcarea 30 ch, should I gave him considering the above information?

Thank- you.
[message edited by aflorea on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:54:23 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Ah so Calc helped in a lower potency - good, that is a good sign. Then I would definitely try a 30c. 9c is too low for children - I don't really understand why your homoeopath is using such weak potencies. A child's vital force is usually way beyond the ability of a 9c to properly address. It is an odd way to be treating.

It is never appropriate to give the wrong remedy, and such remedies might easily cause suppression or side effects. This homoeopath sounds like they don't have a lot of confidence in the power homoeopathy, or aren't trained properly. Low potencies are more likely to suppress than high ones - this person has everything around the wrong way.

Definitely give him the 30c of Calc now.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Ok. One dose per day?


Just as an information. I even went to another homeopath who is considered one of the best in my town and he prescribed me the remedies in the same way. And also we have in my country some formulas, how they are told, witch contain 4 or 5 remedies in low x dilution. This formulas are always prescribed for children especially because they are in low dilutions. I could give you a link but the sites are not translated in English.
[message edited by aflorea on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:14:47 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Yes one dose a day, for 3 days. Let me know what happens after that. Stop of course if anything appears to worsen.

I know the kind of homoeopathy you are talking about. There is a branch of homoeopathy that does not believe in the power of high potencies - to me it is strange, and extremely limiting. They have reinterpreted the philosophy to justify how they do things, but it cuts off a whole range of options for patients which I find very strange. It doesn't seem fair to patients either, who rely on us to be capable of using homoeopathy in a flexible manner.

Formulas like you mention, combination homoeopathy (or 'mixopathy' as we tend to call it) breaches most of the basic rules, and is very risky, assuming it works at all. A great deal of homoeopathic suppression occurs because of those combinations.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
I gave him the first dose. Hope will be no worsening this time.

Thank you very much.
Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
The homoeopathic aggravation is a necessary part of the healing. The problem comes when it doesn't lead to improvement, which usually means the remedy was incorrect, although there are a variety of obstacles to cure that might need to be addressed in certain situations as well.

A history of suppression in a patient, whatever the reason for it, usually means the patient aggravates more severely. The only way to manage this is to adjust the dosage to minimize the reaction, which we can do should this happen.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

After the first dose of Calc Carb:

Better:
The last stool was not sour.


Same:
State of mind - still a little bit nervous, throwing things, crying and seeking my company.
Purple rings around the eyes.
Enlarged tonsils.
Nose blocked.
Salivation increased.
Eczema- with red spots.

In the morning, after a few hours since the dose of Calc he could breathed through the nose and he did not salivated. After he was outside in the cold, the nose blocked again and he began to salivate. Also in the morning the eczema was clear.


Worse:
Yellow-golds secretions from the eyes in the morning a little bit more than yesterday.
Appetite - fastidious.


For the sleep I will report after a few hours.

Today was ready the candida test from the throat and it's clear.

Thank you.

Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Some improvement, and an aggravation of a discharge. That sounds good so far. Keep me updated.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hello,
No change in his sleep, still restless.
Should I gave him the second dose?
 
aflorea 6 years ago
It seems that his sleep it's worse than yesterday, because I gave him his milk and he could not get back to sleep.

What should I do with the second dose?

Thank you.
Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

I did know what to do in the morning, if I should give him the second dose or not. But he waked up with just a little secretions on his eyes, same like before Calcarea and no other symptoms of aggravation so I gave him the dose. Even his sleep, was better after the part in which I was complaining that he could not manage to go back to sleep.

After the second dose was just a little improvement of his nose breathing and eczema. But after the noon everything became the same.

Better:
Stool not so sour.

Same:
State of mind - still a little bit nervous, throwing things, crying and seeking my company.
Purple rings around the eyes.
Enlarged tonsils.
Nose blocked.
Salivation increased.
Eczema red.
Some yellow-golds secretions from the eyes.
Appetite - fastidious.
Diaper rash.

Should I obtain Calc Carb 200c?

Thank you.
Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Today in the morning I give him the thirst dose of Calcarea Carb. 30c.

Better:
Sleep - last night he did not cried so much, he slept in our bed, but he did not tossed so much, only in the middle of the night, when finally he woke up for milk.
Stool - not so sour, it does not looked like the food was undigested, did not burned his skin.
Purple ring around the eyes - not so prominent.
Salivation.
Appetite - he was not fastidious like yesterday.
Mental - in the evening he was not so nervous and he did not cry like yesterday. He was happy and content.



Same:
Eczema.
Nose blocked.
Enlarge tonsils.
Eyes with secretions in the morning.
Fontanel Open.

Worse:
The irritation around the mouth became more obvious - the skin it's dry and red, same like the eczema from the neck.

So, still no change in the tonsils and nose obstruction.
I've been reading about Calcarea Carbonica too and I thought that it will help him. Do you think that it will help you a little movie with him, that I've filmed couple days before, to see haw he looks?

Thank you.
[message edited by aflorea on Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:35:17 GMT]
 
aflorea 6 years ago
It is helping him, but for a chronic condition like his it will likely take a few weeks to see the improvement in a significant way, especially around the physical pathologies.

As he has had 3 doses, I would stop for the moment. Also get 200c if you can for later, although I don't want to immediately jump to that.
 
Evocationer 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Thank-you for all your help and understanding.
Sometimes I panic and wondering if I am doing the right thing for him. I know that homeopathy will not cure him right away, but I must confess that I am hoping for a miracle.
His condition it's not so bad, he did not have complications from his colds, he was not been hospitalized, so all this panic and worries are in fact my own problems, my incapacity to deal with this situation.

What should I do now? Wait and report after a few days or every day, like before?

Best regards,
Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago
Hi Evocationer,

Two days since the last dose of Calcarea Carb. 30c:

Better:
Tonsils - the right tonsil it's not touching the uvula anymore.
Nose: last night, in the last part, I've notice that he can breath through his nose, with his mouth closed. Also a little in the morning, after rising. In the rest of the day he breathed with his mouth open.
Sleep - he wakes up crying only twice, he is not tossing in his bed so much.
Stool - last stool was not smelling sour and looked normal.
Salivation - only a little in this evening.
Appetite - normal.
Mental - he was happy and content.
Eyes - less secretions in the morning.
Eczema - from the neck- the skin looks more clear.

Worse:
The irritation/eczema near the mouth it's looking better, but it's still worse than before Calcarea.

Same:
Fontanel open.

Thank-you.
Adina
 
aflorea 6 years ago

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