HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR NASAL CONGESTION OR STUFFY NOSE
Nasal congestion or "stuffy nose" occurs when nasal and adjacent tissues and blood vessels become swollen with excess fluid, causing a "stuffy" feeling. Nasal congestion may or may not be accompanied by a nasal discharge or "runny nose."
Nasal congestion usually is just an annoyance for older children and adults. But nasal congestion can be serious for children whose sleep is disturbed by their nasal congestion, or for infants, who might have a hard time feeding as a result.
Nasal congestion can be caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections — such as colds, flu or sinusitis — allergies and various irritants, such as tobacco smoke, may all cause a runny nose. Some people have a chronically runny nose for no apparent reason — a condition called nonallergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (VMR).
Less commonly, nasal congestion can be caused by polyps or a tumor.
Potential causes of nasal congestion include: Acute sinusitis, Allergies, Chronic sinusitis, Common cold,Decongestant nasal spray overuse, Deviated septum, Drug addiction, Dry air,Enlarged adenoids, Foreign body in the nose,Hormonal changes, Flu, Medications, such as high blood pressure drugs, Nasal polyps, Non allergic rhinitis, Occupational asthma, Pregnancy, Respiratory syncytial virus, Stress,Thyroid disorders, Tobacco smoke, Granulomatosis with polyangiitis
NUX VOMICA 30-Nux Vomica the effective Homeopathic remedy of great help in providing relief when the nasal obstruction is at its peak in night hours. Nux Vomica is very beneficial in providing comfort to the patients with extremely stuffy nose in night hours. The patients needing this Homeopathic remedy have acute nasal stuffiness at night time. The person may also describe that during day time, the nose is discharging while at night, it is blocked. Also patients may feel nasal obstruction on one side and free discharge on the other. Going in open air also worsens the nasal blockage.
SAMBUCUS NIG. 30-Sambucus is another top Homeopathic medicine for nose blockage with extremely dry nasal cavities. There is utmost difficulty in breathing due to blockage and it forces the person to sit up. Mostly at night, the person has to sit up from sleep due to suffocation and difficulty in breathing. Sambucus is also very effective when given to infants for nasal blockage.The blockage leads to suffocation and mouth breathing and the infant faces the worst situation while taking the mother’s feed
ARSENICUM ALBUM 30—Arsenicum album is prescribed when the blockage of nose is due to nasal allergies.It is mainly prescribed when burning watery nasal discharges are present along with nose blockage. There is copious watery and excoriating discharge from the nose.There is intense thirst and the patient feels worse in open air.
GELSEMIUM 30—Gelsemium is prescribed when there is dull headache along with stopped feeling in nose blockage , and a fluent nose discharge.
SINAPIS NIGRA 30- Sinapis nigra is another best remedy for nasal congestion due to allergy.It is prescribed when alternate nostrils are blocked due to allergic reaction. There is also discharge from nose and eyes.
CALCAREA CARB. 30- Calcarea carb is very effective for nose blockage due to nasal polyp. Carb is yet another excellent homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps. It is mostly indicated for left sided nasal polyps. The left sided nostril feels blocked. This may be attended with fetid yellow discharge from nose. Soreness and ulcerated sensation in nose is also felt. Offensive odor in nose is also marked. There is much swelling at the root of nose.Calcarea carb is prescribed when persons who tend to take easily.The change of weather worsen nasal complaints. Calcarea carb is more suitable to fat , flabby persons, who has a craving for eggs.
LEMNA MINOR 30--Lemna Minor is the top Homeopathic remedy for removal of nasal blockage due to polyps. The symptoms guiding its use are nasal stuffiness and loss of smell with difficulty in breathing.Posterior dripping also accompanies nasal blockage. A few persons experience nasal discharges, while in others, the nasal cavity remains dry. There is is offensive odour in the blocked nose. Lemna Minor is also the most effective Homeopathic remedy for the polyp that worsens in wet weather. In polyp cases, Lemna Minor reduces the nasal blockage, providing relief from respiration trouble, and the smelling power is regained.
TEUCRIUM Q—Teucrium is another excellent medicine for nasal blockage due to nasal polyp.Teucrium is well indicated homeopathic medicine for post nasal polyps. I usually prescribe this medicine when nasal polyps leads to obstruction of nose on the side lain .Other symptoms that indicate its use are – There is much sneezing and stoppage of nostrils. Crawling sensation in nose may also be felt. Sense of smell is lost. Large offensive crusts may pass from nose. Person may also complain of bad taste in throat. Hawking of mucus from throat also appears along with.
SANGUINARIA NITRICUM 3X--Sanguinaria Nitricum, is also effective for nasal congestion due to polyp and also it is an efficient Homeopathic medicine when the nose is blocked along with watery nasal discharges. The discharges are extremely burning in nature and the person experiences sneezing as well. Homeopathic
KALI BICHROMICUM 30-Kali bichrimicum is an excellent remedy for nasal congestion due to sinusitis, where the discharge drops back into the throat despite coming out of the nose. The discharge is very thick and mostly yellow. It can be ropy too and the patient experiences pain and heaviness in the root of nose. The nose can smell and is blocked with an inability to breathe through it. Kali Bichrome is also the best Homeopathic remedy for headache above the eyes due to sinus infection. The eyes may also get swollen up.
SILICEA 30 Silicea is the best Homeopathic remedy when the nose is blocked with dry, hard crusts in nose. There is bleeding on trying to remove the crusts. Silicea is one of the best homeopathic remedies for sinus infection. The sinus headache mainly on the right side is best treated with Silicea. The patient requiring Silicea feels chilly and is very sensitive to cold air. Covering up warmly provides relief. One prominent indication for using Homeopathic medicine Silicea in sinus cases is nasal stuffiness. The nasal discharges get clogged in hard crusts. On attempting to loosen these crusts, there is bleeding
PULSATILLA 30-Pulsatilla for stuffy nose , if thick, yellowish or greenish bland mucus is produced. If congestion intensifies in the evening, and if the patient feels worse in warm, stuffy rooms and better upon going outside, this is another indication that Pulsatilla negricans might be the correct remedy
KALI IODIDE 30- Kali Iod is the best homeopathic medicine for treating thin nasal discharge due to sinus inflammation that blocks nose. The discharge is watery in a large quantity and leads to an intense burning sensation.
KALI MUR 6X-Kali mur is an excellent remedy for nasal blockage due to cold.Here the nasal discharge is white and a white coating is seen on tongue, and sinus problems.
AGRAPHIS NUTANS 3X—An excellent remedy for nasal blockage due to adenoids. Obstruction of the nostrils. Child breathe through the mouth . Enlarged tonsils. Much clear mucus discharge—are the main symptoms.
MERCURIOUS SOL 30-Merc sol is used for blockage of nose due to exostosis of bones. Here the nasal discharge is yellowish-green with a burning feeling. The nasal membrane gets corroded and ulcerated due to the offensive and thick acrid discharge. The patient has a headache with heat in head along with nasal discharge. An increased saliva in mouth is a prominent feature to look for in patients requiring Homeopathic medicine Merc Sol. It is also very beneficial if the mouth lets out an offensive smell.
RHUS TOXICODENDRON 30-Rhus toxicodendron for nasal congestion, especially when the condition occurs during cool, damp weather or changing weather. The patient is restless, fidgety and pacing, with both motion and warmth bringing some relief, this is another indication for Rhus toxicodendron.