Homeopathic Treatments for Colds and Flu Frankfort KY
Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine
General Practice, Family Practice
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1949
Nothing will spoil your travel plans faster than getting flattened by a nasty cold, high fever, or Montezuma’s revenge. Fortunately, homeopathy offers symptom-specific relief for even the worst of your travel ailments. Don’t leave home without the following remedies recommended by Kathy Thorpe, a certified homeopath in Boulder, Colorado.
Colds and flu
Allium cepa. Good for intense sneezing, watery eyes, and a clear, burning discharge from the nose. For those who feel better moving around and worse in a warm room.
Arsenicum album. Use if you tend to catch cold easily, you feel clingy, your symptoms get worse after midnight, and you have watery discharge from your nose even though it’s stuffed up.
Pulsatilla. Works for the later stages of a cold, and if your cough is loose in the morning but dry at night and your mucus is thick, bland, yellow, or green.
Aconitum napellus. Use if your fever comes on suddenly at the beginning of a cold or if you have croup after exposure to cold wind, or if you feel fearful and have a thirst for cold drinks.
Belladonna. For a sudden and intense high fever with a hot and flushed face, dilated pupils, clammy hands and feet, and in the rare case of delirium or
Ferrum phosphoricum. Good at the onset of illness when your fever is high, but comes on slowly. Look for red blotches on your face.
Arsenicum album. For severe diarrhea, cramping, and burning stomach pain from food poisoning or eating bad fish, meat, or dairy products. Emotionally, you feel anxious and don’t want to be left alone.
Carbo vegetabilis. For abdominal bloating, gas, and nausea that occur a half hour after eating and can be relieved by burping. You are exhausted, chilly, have clammy hands, and yet crave cool air.
Pulsatilla pratensis. If you experience bloating, indigestion, and heartburn about one hour after eating rich foods like ice cream, fats, or pork. Although your mouth is dry, you are not thirsty.
Nux vomica. For cramping pains, gas, indigestion, and sometimes nausea and vomiting caused by overindulging in rich and spicy food or alcohol.
Nux vomica. You have a constant urge, but strain with little success. Constricted, spastic sensation, and stool is hard. You feel chilly, irritable, and constipation is often caused by prescription drugs or overindulging in food, alcohol, and stimulants.
Alumina. Take if you have no urge for a bowel movement yet have an intense straining to pass stools, which are sometimes covered in mucus; if dryness in the rectum and constipation lasts for days; and if you’re mentally confused or foggy.
Bryonia alba. Try this when you have little or no urge to go to bathroom; stools are large, hard, and dry; you feel pressure in the stomach and dryness in the rectum; and if you’re irritable, very thirsty, and possibly headachy.
Arnica montana. Benefits shock, trauma, bruising, or muscular strains...
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