There are several homeopathic remedies for mucus and nasal catarrh. Nasal catarrh is usually the first symptom to appear in a cold.
The nasal mucus swells and increases the secretions of the nose and nasal congestion appears.
Nasal congestion is a process of self-healing the body.
When nasal drops are applied a constriction of the blood vessels occurs in the nasal mucosa and the process of self-healing slows down.
The effect of nasal drops lasts a few hours and then the mucosa becomes more inflamed than before.
The vapours of chamomile can relieve mucosal infection.
Homeopathic remedies for nasal mucus
To choose the right homeopathic remedy the following questions have to be answered,
What do the nasal secretions or mucus look like?
Is it a light secretion, irritating or burning? What symptoms dominate? Blocked nose, rhinitis, cough?
Do you have a blocked nose and sneezing?
An individual with the Nux vomica condition has a blocked nose at night.
Upon waking in the morning they are sneezing and have rhinitis with transparent, watery secretions and are often in a bad mood.
The Sticta pulmonaria personality has the feeling of a blocked nose, but nothing comes with blowing it.
Normally they have a continuous dry cough.
Is the mucus rather watery?
Allium cepa is prescribed when coryza is acute and there is sneezing with abundant watery and irritant discharge.
It is advised to take Arsenicum album when the discharge is clear and burns.
With an Arsenicum album personality the symptoms are often worse at night.
Pulsatilla is prescribed when the discharge is yellow, aqueous and non-irritating.
It is accompanied by dry cough at night and a moist cough by day.
What if the mucus is thick?
Mercurius solubilis is helpful in greenish purulent secretions with painful pharyngeal mucosa.
Kalium bichromicum is taken to treat very thick secretions that form plugs and phlegm.
Kalium sulfuricum is prescribed for a thick greenish yellow rhinitis, with loss of taste and smell. It is also used to treat bronchitis with yellowish phlegm from coughing.
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