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11 months daughter suffering from chest congestion and breathlessness

hi there!
my 11month daughter is suffering from chest cough and breathlessness from last 6 months.
the condition is worse in lie down position.
she continuously needs to be fanned or the window to be kept open.
she hardly sleeps continuously for 1/2 an hour and very restless while sleeping.
can anybody suggest me the best homeopathic remedy to suit her?
thanks in advance!
  smitapv2k on 2006-09-15
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I presume that you have consulted a pedriatrician for your daughters chest cough and breathlessness which she has suffered from for the last 6 months.

It would be useful if you would indicate the diagnosis in order to enable those who can help her to do so.
Joe De Livera last decade
I have consulted GP. She had suggested nebuliser treatment for her. But that couldn't help her.

Please any professional can suggest me the medicine ofcourse homeopathic which will suit her best?

Thank you,
smitapv2k last decade
You have yet to answer my question about her diagnosis.

You have only stated that she has been prescribed to be nebulized which I presume you did with no result. Please confirm that she is suffering from a wheeze which is usually Asthma. If so for how long has she suffered from this problem and can you give precise details of when she gets this 'breathlessness', how often, and what treatment (inhalers, tablets ?) you have given her so far.

The reason for my questions is because I must know whether she is suffering from Asthma to indicaate the therapy.
Joe De Livera last decade
Dear smitapv,
if all medicine fails for cure this suffering then try only one dose of Hepar sulph 1M and wait and watch the reusult for a week . in between no other medicine will continue.
dr.deoshlok sharma
deoshlok last decade
1. Preliminary data:

Age: 10 months______ Sex: Female______

2. Detailed information about the chief ailment. Wheezing and breathlessness, so she cannot sleep at all, and restless.

disease symptoms in detail. I am mum of Sawani Vaidya, and I am writing whatever the symptoms I found in her.
1) she is suffering from breathlessness and restlessness in lie down position.
2) I can hear wheezing from her chest at night but many times in the day as well.

The problem has worsened since last 4 months but earlier it was there intermittently from her birth.

What are the factors which make your problem worse or better.
The problem is better when
she is in upright or in sitting position.
she is outside in fresh air or in a room with open window or when she is under fan.

The problem is worse when
she is in lie down position.
she is in closed room without fan.
she is also restless after a hot water bath.

3. Associated complaints:
Many times she has constipation and hard stools. Her motions are not regular and manytimes alternate day.
She also suffers from gases in stomach very frequently.

Appetite: Average
Thirst: Average
Sweat: less
Temperature tolerance:

ii. More tolerant to cold
Urination: Normal

i. Birth: Normal
ii. Milestones: late
iii. Vaccinations: All due vaccinations are given.

j. Sleep: very disturbed.
She hardly sleeps continuously for 1/2 an hour and not more than that due to breathlessness.

We are four in the family.
I have elder son who is 6 yrs old.
My husband i.e. father of Sawani is computer engineer in U.K.
I am housewife.

Whenever she is playing, she will play of her own.
She also enjoys playing with her elder brother who is 6 yrs.
Even if she doesn't get enough sleep, she is in happy mood.

Sawani's brother also had breathlessness in infant stage but disappeared later on with age.

Past history and past treatment:
1) She was born in Indiaand the delivery was normal.
2) Birth weight was 2.5 kgs.
3) We came to UK on 31st of March when she was 5 months.
4) Initially she was quite normal with sound sleep.
5) The problem started after 3 weeks since we came here.
At that time she was prescribed by nasal saline drops and otrivine nasal drops. But the effect
of that was either short term or nil.
6) On 29th May, we had been to India, and we visited a doctor there for her health.She had
undergone blood test and chest xray at that time.

8)Then she was prescribed for a 5 days antibiotic course.
9)Again xray was taken...which said the 'CHEST IS CLEAR'
10) But still breathlessness in lie down position was there.

11)Blood Report was as follows-

Erythrocyte Count - 3.99
Haemoglobin - 9.2( But in the recent blood check during last week Hb is 11.5)
Leucocyte Count - 10900
RBC Indices -
P.C.V. 27.2
M.C.V. 68.2
M.C.H. 23.1
WBC differential count -
Lymphocytes 43 ( Netrophils, Eosinophils, Monocytes were in normal range)
Abnormalities of Erythrocytes - Hypochromia

ESR - 16

Parasites not detected.
12) We came back here on 11th ofJune, still then she was not back to normal
and was having a breathing problem and sleepless night.
13) The doctor here has suggested her nebulizer treatment i.e.Salbutamol to be
inhaled 1 puff at night with a mask.
14) But that also couldn't help her for breathing.

15) Her food habits-

Partly breast feeding and partly goat's milk
boiled rice and dal mix puree with semi liquid consistency.
vegetable puree
apple or pomegranate juice.

This is all about her health background.
smitapv2k last decade
Now that I know that your daughter suffers from a wheeze which I believe can be presumed to be Asthma the remedy that I have prescribed is Nat Sulph 6c in the wet dose taken just one teaspoon daily.

This is made by inserting 3 pellets of the remedy into a 500ml bottle of spring water which is shaken hard every time before a teaspoonful is sipped once daily.

Please visit:

Joe De Livera last decade
dear Joe De Livera,
thank you for your advice.

But 1 query....I have got Nat sulf 30c at home.

whether the therapy you suggested is possible with this medicine?

pls help me.

She continuously needs to be fanned while sleeping.

Also i find cough in her stool. So how to get rid of that chest cough.

Thank you very much for your advice and support.

smitapv2k last decade
I am afraid that you will have to get the Nat Sulph 6c as the 30c cannot be used for Asthma.

Please clarify your statement:
'Also i find cough in her stool. So how to get rid of that chest cough.'

From her report above I have observed that she has had Pneumonitis and I am copying an article below which may give you some clue to her cough which you complain of:


Pneumonitis is a general term for inflammation of lung tissue. Chronic inflammation of lung tissue can lead to irreversible scarring (pulmonary fibrosis). There are many causes of pneumonitis, including:

Inhalation of foreign matter, usually of stomach contents when vomiting (aspiration pneumonitis)
Exposure to an inhaled allergen (hypersensitivity pneumonitis)
Adverse reaction to a drug or toxic chemical (drug- or chemical-induced pneumonitis)
Radiation therapy for cancer
Signs and symptoms depend on the severity and underlying cause, if known, and may include:

Shortness of breath

I presume that she had this problem at the end of May and if so she should have been cured of her symptoms and her cough by now. I would recommend that you consult a doctor preferably the same one who did the tests to verify what the reason is for her cough which may of course be due to some recent infection.

In the meanwhile, we can presume that she does have a touch of Asthma and you can use the Nat Sulph 6c in precisely the manner that I have indicated above.
Joe De Livera last decade

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