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attn : rishimba - 3.5 yo girl prolonged cough


My 3.5 yo girl faced a small cold about 4 weeks ago treated homeopatically with gelsemium and arsenicum. After a week or so a cough started followed shortly by nasal stuffiness.No fever, no other symptoms.She is

She followed an alopatic treatment for 1 week - no results.She took a few remedies like cocus cacti 30 for cough and sambucus and corallium for her nose blockage.No improvement.

She is coughing all day long more in the morning after she wakes up and start walking.
Her breakfast is an array of coughing .In the night time she does not cough although for a 3-4 nights she lightly cough either at 3.30 pm or at 5 pm.she didn't wake up at all.
Her cough is something like shes trying to clear the throat, a light cough.It seems a little wet in the morning but rather dry in rest. She had like 2 episodes when she cough strongly ending in some yellow mucus vomiting.First time was when she was taking corallium.

Her nose feels congested and from time to time a translucent, watery to sticky discharge is coming out .

She does better in open air when she is coughing only a few times.

She sneezes when getting out of the bed and going to another room or when the air temperature changes.

With the above symptoms she received as treatment from a homeopat doctor: hepar suphur 30 for 5 days.
No changes except she sneeze less.
The second remedy was calcarea phosforica 30 ch , for 3 days.
She is ending today the remedy and i noticed since yesterday that the cough become very dry, sounding almost hallow and the coughing episodes increased in frequency.

When she is coughing she says some mucus is coming in her mouth but when she spit out i can see only saliva.
When i ask her what makes her cough she's pointing out to her neck (under the adam's apple).

She has a pulsatila constitution(as doctor said 1 yaer back), fair hair, green eyes.she is emotive and shy with others. She prefers us to stay with her and play with her rather than play by herself. She is very active both indoor and outdoor, restles.She got bored easily and she needs to change the activity quite often.She likes soup and pasta, french fries and sweets.

She seems to sleep well at noon and during night but with all these she seems to have some darker rings under the eyes.

In spring she had a similar cold and cough for 3-4 weeks.At that time pullsatilla for 4-5 days initiated the productive cough and tick nasal discarge tretaed with kali bich.

Please let me know if more information are required and advice on a tratment please since i can not stand to see her coughing.

Thank you.
  lucius 100 on 2015-11-12
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How is her thirst?

Does she like to be cuddled or caressed?

Does she like taking fruit juices or cold drinks?

Does she like consolation when she is suffering?

Does she like warm or cool environments?

How is her level of intelligence compared to others of the same age?
rishimba 5 years ago

when she's fine she drinks quite a lot , more than 1.2 liter/day;
now she's moderate

She loves to play with us and to be cuddled.
She drinks fresh orange juice and other juices in general. She is not into warm drinks in general.

she's not refusing consolation.
she's very bright( she has for instance a great vocabulary for the age including lots of works in english and german)
lucius 100 5 years ago
Please give her 2 doses of PHOSPHORUS 200C, one in the morning and the other in the evening, both in empty stomach. Don't give any food or water one hour before and after giving the dose.

One dose would be 3 drops in some 10 ml of water sipped up and kept in the mouth as long as possible before gulping it down.
rishimba 5 years ago

by the time i got home my wife was visiting the doctor since the cough aggravated and she received spongia 30 ch for 3 days.
the cough become lose and then really productive (no phlegm spit out) and the nose was runny.
she received then 3 days antimonium tartaricum 200.(2 doses/day)

the cough recessed in the next days almost completely, but she still have 1-2 episodes of coughing in the morning and evening. She has a whopping/pertussis productive coughing episode still no phlegm coming out, sometime just spiting saliva. You can hear the mucus when she's coughing in her throat.

Hoarseness came yesterday at waking up and in the evening.During the nights she is not coughing, sometime she's just clearing her throat 2-3 times with short coughs.The thirst improved and she drinks well.
The nose is not congested but runny few times/day with translucent sticky mucus.

I have a felling that the remedies were palliative rather than curative and the cough may come back, but is just a feeling.

Is this phosporus 200/2 doses still indicated in this case or other remedy that can have a definite and permanent effect.

thank you for your time and involvement.

lucius 100 5 years ago
Yes, you are right. SPONGIA and ANTIM TART are palliative remedies based on acute symptoms.

I figured that PHOSPHORUS was her homeopathic constitution based on her totality of symptoms. If you give phosphorus, she will not relapse so soon. Phosphorus will give her overall health in the long run.
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rishimba 5 years ago
1 year ago the 1st homeopat doctor declared that her constitution is pulsatila as i stated when initially described the case;

i'm in the middle here since i'm not a doctor;
i can add to the initial description that she is weepy and clingy sometime, change mood often, needs company and reassurance, is shy and do not speak with strangers.she is well proportioned, rather fair hair, green eyes. she like to bath and swim and she likes to stay outdoor as much as she can.she demands a lot of things and get upset when she is not getting it.sometime she bites as play.
when healty she is thirsty.she sleeps on her tummy most of the time and uncover her whenever she can.

if you still consider phosporus is the constitutional remedy i will give it a try;if not, pulsatila 200 ?

if required more info please advice

many thanks
lucius 100 5 years ago
Your earlier description did point to Phosphorus as she drinks a lot of water and fruit juices, likes cuddling, not into warm drinks, good intellect,the cough is located around the chest, color being whitish.

So, whatever be her constitution, in this case Phosphorus should work.
rishimba 5 years ago
i'll give it a try and let you know;

thank you
lucius 100 5 years ago

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