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Stuffed nose after cold/flu
Started by: Vic at October 22 2009

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Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 22 2009
Hello doctors,

I had a cold, my son had a cold, we took Gelsenium , Allium Cepa.
Cold gone, but we still have stuffed nose, my son has more, I am a little better.
It's like...glue white sticky discharge there...I can blow really hard , after shower or when warmed up by hot tea ot exercises and it's coming out and I am better . He can not blow much, and he has it more then I have.

Can it be like "cold leftovers" and what we can do about it?
Thank you all!
With best wishes,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 22 2009
Kali Mur 6X three doses for one day or alternatively Kali Bich 30 one single dose.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 22 2009
Thank you Udaya!!
I think I have Kali Bich 30, I will try tonight!

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 22 2009
yes. but kali mur is a bit more accurate and you may get it in the meantime. In Kali Mur, the glue white(white as paper or white of boiled egg(Kali Mur)?or is it the white of raw egg(Many medicines)) . In kali bich the sticky is clue.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 22 2009
Udaya, thank you for details!
It's sticky and white as paper, and when I am blowing hard, the "yellow/green a liitle" is coming out, it's like from the back of the nose, from deep inside. Not too much now in me, almost gone, but I know my son has it, maybe less then I have, but it was exactly the same cold we had and the same symptoms now.

Kali Mur 6X will be OK? I will check today the store . If they don't have 6X, can I use 12C or 30C ?

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 22 2009
ok you can use 30c single dose.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 23 2009
Hello Udaya,

I tried and gave to my son. Interesting, I felt like it helped yesterday, when I took it, but today I have the same picure back.

I took Kali Bich 12C once.

Should I take more? I will try to find today 30C also, and will check for Kali Mur

Thank you!
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 23 2009
You may take upto three doses, it it does not cure within that dose you may have to check for other symptoms.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 29 2009
Hello Udaya!

We are still on the same page : Kali Bich helps a little, but then the symptoms are coming back.

We have now mucus changed to a yellow/light green color. I know it's virus / cold involved in this.

We still have stuffed nose, I feel like it's swollen a little inside, when it's open - I can blow and get the stuff out, then feels good and can breath.
One our later - I feel stuffed again.
I found today , when I walked outside for 10 minutes (from the car to my work place ) , my nose start running, I cleaned it and was able for couple hours breath , no stuffed, no runny nose - just great! then the "stuffed" feeling came back, currently at work , in the office.

Something to do with air?

Thank you!
one more, what do you think about salted water, to clean the nose. Some people using and saying it helped. I tried couple times - and the result is different : once it helped, the other time - I got more liquid in the nose, then before.

All the Best,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 29 2009
More to say :
I feel like we still have cold. It's throat and nose and over all feeling like the cold is not gone yet.

Anything we can use to speed the process? Garlic? Smile

Just don't want to catch anything else on top of it...

THANKS!
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 30 2009
Dear Vic,
I am pasting below a write up by Jayashree in the forum. Please also do some homework by just clicking on to the search forum and we have discussed these matters many times in the forum. you can also see the common medicines with symptoms in the link below:
www.publix.com/wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Homeo.
with best wishes.

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Colds are viral infections that take hold when the body’s resistance is low because of fatigue, nutritional deficiencies, or stress. Typical symptoms include: a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, moderate fever, achiness or lethargy, and often sore throat or coughing. Homeopathic remedies can help relieve these symptoms and encourage the body’s healing response.

Aconite napellus: This remedy can be indicated in the early stages of a cold, if symptoms are intense and come on suddenly. Exposure to cold and wind, or a stressful or traumatic experience may precipitate the illness. Symptoms include a dry stuffy nose with a hot thin discharge, tension in the chest, a scratchy throat, and choking cough. The person often feels thirsty, chilly, anxious, and agitated.

Allium cepa: This remedy is often indicated when a person has watery eyes that sting, a teasing cough, much sneezing, and a runny nose with clear discharge that irritates the nostrils and upper lip. The nose usually runs when the person is indoors and stops in open air.

Arsenicum album: A person who has frequent colds, sore throats, and chest problems—with burning pain and feelings of weakness, restlessness, and anxiety—may benefit from this remedy. The person’s head may feel hot while the rest of the body is cold, and problems can be worse near midnight. The nose often feels stopped up, and the person may sneeze repeatedly, without relief. White, think, burning mucus may be produced.

Baryta carbonica: This remedy is indicated for people who frequently catch colds from getting chilled. A runny nose and swollen upper lip, swollen lymph nodes, tonsils, and adenoids are typical symptoms. This remedy is often helpful to children who are bashful and slow to develop.

Belladonna: Sudden onset of a cold—with fever, flushed face, and restlessness—strongly indicates this remedy. Symptoms may include a hot dry feeling in the nose with watery discharge, and a nagging tickle in the throat. A hard or nagging cough, bright red sore throat, and throbbing pain in the head or ears are often seen. The person may be sensitive to light and either drowsy or delirious with the fever.

Dulcamara: When a person comes down with a cold after getting wet and chilled, or if colds come on when the weather changes, this remedy should come to mind. A stopped-up nose and face pain are likely. A person who needs Dulcamara also tends to have allergies.

Euphrasia: Red, watery, irritated eyes, frequent sneezing, and a mild, clear nasal discharge suggests a need for this remedy. The person may cough from irritation and from phlegm collecting in the throat. Symptoms can be worse at night, and the person tends to feel better from eating and lying down.

Ferrum phosphoricum: This remedy often stops a cold from developing if taken right away when symptoms start. It is also helpful during colds that are more advanced, when the person feels very weary, with a moderate fever, rosy cheeks, sneezing, and a short hard cough.

Gelsemium: Lethargy and aching, with headache and droopy eyes, often indicate this remedy. Fever and chills run up and down the spine, and heat or pressure may be felt in the face and nose. A person who needs Gelsemium often trembles and is shaky, or feels extremely dull. This remedy is often helpful for colds that come on in hot weather.

Kali Bichromicum: This remedy is usually indicated for later stages of a cold with thick, stringy mucus that is difficult to clear from the nose and throat. The person may experience pain at the root of the nose or hoarse coughing with tenacious expectoration. The person often feels better from resting and keeping warm.

Mercurius solubilis: A person who needs this remedy is extremely sensitive to temperatures, and experiences night sweats and drooling during sleep. Swollen lymph nodes and bad breath are other indications. The person’s nose may feel raw, and the tonsils or ears often become infected.

Natrum muriaticum: Colds with clear nasal discharge like egg-white, sneezing (which is often worse in the morning), headache, and a diminished sense of smell or taste may respond to this remedy. The person may develop cold sores around the mouth, and the lips can be chapped and cracked.

Nux vomica: Colds with a stuffy head at night and runny nose in the daytime, rough throat, harsh cough, and chilliness suggest a need for this remedy. A person who needs Nux vomica is usually very irritable, impatient, and sensitive to odors, sounds, and light.

Phosphorus: A person whose colds go easily to the chest often responds to this remedy. One nostril may be blocked while the other runs. Hoarseness, laryngitis, and nosebleeds are other likely symptoms. The person often is thirsty for cold drinks and feels better from massage. People who need this remedy often feel weak, “spaced out,” and anxious or fearful when ill.

Pulsatilla: Colds producing thick, bland, yellow or greenish mucus suggest a need for this remedy. The nose feels stuffed indoors and runs in open air. The person feels worse in warm or stuffy rooms, with improvement from going outdoors. Congestion and fever often are worse in the evening. A person who needs Pulsatilla wants a lot of attention and comforting when ill, and children may be tearful.

Rhus toxicodendron: If a cold begins with stiffness and body aches, especially during cool damp weather or weather changes, and leads to nasal congestion or sore throat, this remedy should come to mind. The person feels extremely restless and often paces or fidget. Warmth and motion bring relief, both physically and mentally.

Jayashree Kanoi unquote

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 30 2009
Thank you Udaya!

This helps!
I found this one, I think it's for my son :


Pulsatilla: Colds producing thick, bland, yellow or greenish mucus suggest a need for this remedy. The nose feels stuffed indoors and runs in open air. The person feels worse in warm or stuffy rooms, with improvement from going outdoors. Congestion and fever often are worse in the evening. A person who needs Pulsatilla wants a lot of attention and comforting when ill, and children may be tearful.

And I can try this also.

The only question I have usually - about potencies. Is 30C good for everything basically? I have some in 30C, and 12C - from the store.
That's why I am asking sometimes, I may have the remedy, but not sure how to use it.

With Best Wishes,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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October 30 2009
Dear Vic,
Pulsatilla is for the second stage of cold, coryza and catarrh which normally is yellow green mucus. Infact, there is a caution that it should not be used in the initial stages of cold. There are many other medicines also for yellow and green mucus, but Pulsatilla is a good and correct choice. You can use in 30C potency. Maximum three doses for a day will be sufficient and wait for a day or two for complete cure.
with best wishes.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
October 30 2009
YES! Thank you! we both have now second stage of cold.

Thank you Udaya!!!

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
November 3 2009
Hello Udaya,
some updates : I took Pulsatilla 2 doses like...3 days ago. I can say my nose is better , but not completely cured.

I gave to my son 1 dose, he is also better, but not completed.

I guess we need to have : 1 dose for me and 2 more for son?

Or maybe just let it go as is?

I can tell : I took ONE dose - it was much better, then I took SECOND - something returned back, or maybe I caught more cold.

But over all we are better.
Please, advise, if we need to continue the same, or what we need to do now.

Thank you!!!
Regards,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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November 3 2009
You can use upto three doses. You may not require more for such acute problems. Take the medicines and wait.

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Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
November 7 2009
Hello Udaya,

I am better, almost OK, THANKS to you and Pulsatilla Smile
my son still has some stuffed nose.
What I found in the store : Histaminum Hydrochloricum 30C - what is it?

It says "Allergies" on the bottle.

Interesting, how it works? I bought one.

Do you know this? we never mentioned it whan talk about allergy/runny nose.

Kind Regards,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: Vic
  
November 30 2009
Hello Udaya!

Thank you for the good advices, my nose is clear and I can cay my son is much better also: no discharge , but he still has stuffed nose, there is nothing in it (we can blow and nothing coming out) but I guess it's the allergy related "stuffed" nose. He can breath, but not clear , breathing with mouth mostly.

What I can try? can it be adenoids? or allergy to dry air and heater and dust?

He is better this year, then last one, the winter is not cold yet, we are not using the air blowing heater much, maybe there is something I can try to cure it completely? at least - to let him breath by nose better.

Thank you!
With Best Wishes,
Vic.

Re:Stuffed nose after cold/flu By: udaya kumar
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November 30 2009
Use one single dose of Medorrhinum 1M. One globule. with best wishes.

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