When used in homeopathy, Antimonium tartaricum focuses mainly on the respiratory mucous membranes and on the skin.
It is prescribed for any problem affecting the lungs that causes shortness of breath and makes expectoration difficult or impossible.
When do we prescribe Antimonium tartaricum?
For any respiratory ailment (acute or chronic) that hinders breathing and expectoration.
For young children who suffer from bronchitis, bronchiolitis and asthma.
For elderly patients who suffer from asthma and acute or chronic bronchial disorders causing a shortness of breath.
Also for elderly patients who have chronic respiratory disorders causing fatigue, pallor and drowsiness.
Characteristics of the Antimonium tartaricum individual
The patient has shortness of breath and has thick phlegm that is difficult to expectorate.
He is drowsy, pale and fatigued. He improves after expectoration and sitting upright.
Asthma, bronchiolitis or obstructive chronic bronchitis with thick phlegm that is difficult to expectorate. Respiratory failure.
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