Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Alumina in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.
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It competes with Argentum Metallicum Arg. met. in its character of the dry, hacking cough, especially associated with weakness, but Argentum Metallicum Arg. met has the cough in the day time, which is not so in Alumina
The Alumina cough is in the morning. Here is a symptom that about covers the Alumina cough
"Cough soon after waking in the morning."
Every morning, a long attack of dry cough. The cough is hard, a continued dry hacking, and she coughs until she loses her breath and vomits, and loses the urine.
Alumina symptom commonly occurs in the woman.
"Dry, hacking cough with frequent sneezing."
It says in the text "from elongated uvula," but it should read "from sensation of elongated uvula."
It is a sensation as if there were something tickling the throat; a tickling as if the uvula were hanging down a long distance, and he will tell you that his palate must be too long.
Another expression which is the same thing is "cough from sensation as of loose skin hanging in throat."
Some times those who do not know about the palate will talk of something loose in the throat, while those who know they have an uvula will generally call it the palate. But it is the same idea. Tickling in the larynx, too.
and Chest The most striking things we come to now are the cough and chest troubles. There is expectoration in some of the coughs, but the cough is usually a constant, dry, hacking cough one of those troublesome lingering coughs that has existed for years.≡ more ...