HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR CROUP
Croup, also known as laryngotracheitis, subglottic laryngitis, and obstructive laryngitis, is a respiratory condition that is usually triggered by an acute viral infection of the upper airway. It normally lasts one to two days. The infection leads to swelling inside the throat, which interferes with normal breathing and produces the classical symptoms of a "barking" cough, stridor and hoarseness. It may produce mild, moderate, or severe symptoms, which often worsen at night.
ACONITUM NAPEELUS 3- This remedy should be given in the beginning where there is dry , barking cough with restlessness and a desire for drinking cold water
SPONGIA 3- Second day of treatment. Dry hoarse barking cough with sawing sound. Respiration short , panting , difficult , feeling as if plug in larynx. No loose rattle.Worse during inspiration and before midnight
HEPAR SULPHURIS 30- Third day of treatment . Rattling choking cough. Child chokes with every coughing fit. Cough till he chokes. Attack comes on or grows worse after midnight.
The best result is obtained by giving Aconite 200 , 1 dose first , then after 3 hours 1 dose of Hepar sulph 200, then after 4 hours 1 dose of Spongia alternate , 2 doses each
ANTIMONIUM TART 30- Rattling respiration as if air passages were full of mucus without expectoration. White coated tongue
MOSCHUS Q- Sudden constriction of larynx and trachea without cough, hoarseness or catarrh. Put a few drops on cotton and keep it near the nostrils of the patient to inhale. It gives relief and suffocation is avoided
SANGUINARIA CAN. 30- Cough with wheezing and whistling. Severe breathlessness and constriction of the chest
CHLORALOSUM 30- The patient can inhale air easily but cannot exhale. Extreme breathlessness and constriction of the chest