KALI CARBONICUM


Respiratory symptoms of homeopathic remedy Kali Carbonicum, described by Van Denburg in his book, Therapeutics of Respiratory system, cough & coryza, published in 1916.


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CORYZA.

DRY CORYZA-

Dry coryza; hoarseness and loss of voice; lump in throat.

Total loss of voice.

FLUENT CORYZA-

Very fluent coryza; frequent sneezing, hoarseness, headache.

Nostrils crusty, sore; tip and alae, red and sore; burning pains in nostrils.

Nosebleed when washing the face (Ind.).

Posterior pharynx coated in the morning with very tenacious and adherent mucus.

DISCHARGES-

Thick, yellowish discharge from one or both nostrils; with lassitude.

Yellow, green, or bloody mucus (chronic).

WORSE-

Nose obstructed in room; clear in open air, but returns on reentering room.

SENSATIONS-

Scraping, dryness, parched feeling in larynx.

Sharp, stinging pain in throat when swallowing; pain worse from cold.

Choking and feeling of obstruction when swallowing; pain felt to stomach on swallowing (Rhus tox.).

COUGH.

DRY COUGH-

Tormenting, dry cough; gets nothing up; or, if anything (scanty) is coughed up, it must be swallowed; leans forward with the cough.

Dry cough, with parched and dry larynx.

SCANTY COUGH-

Sleep disturbed by dry cough; wakes about 2 A.M., with great dryness of the throat; coughs for an hour, with gagging and scanty expectoration.

At 3 a.m. and thence on, every half hour.

Violent, chronic cough begins at 3 A.M., lasts an hour; with sharp pains in the chest, wheezing and gagging, even to vomiting.

Severe, spasmodic cough, day and night; scanty lumps of grayish mucus.

SPUTA-

None, cough dry; feels as if a tough membrane moved back and forth with the effort, but nothing is loosened.

Scanty and very difficult; must be swallowed as soon as it is up far enough.

Of small, round lumps.

Blood-streaked, tasting sourish.

Yellow and scanty, tasting like old cheese.

WORSE-

From eating, drinking, or from any exertion.

Evening, awhile after lying down.

In the night; especially at 2 A.M.; 3 A.M.; 4 A.M.; 5 A. M.; half-hourly after 3 A.M.

RESPIRATION-

Difficult wheezing breathing; worse from coughing, drinking, motion, walking, etc.

Asthma 3 a.m.; must lean forward with head on knees.

PULSE-

Weak and slow; irregular, intermitting; no fever.

SENSATIONS-

Splitting headache, worse from cough.

Stitching pains in chest; worse, inspiring, and lying on affected side (Bryonia opposite).

SPECIAL-

Cough dry and tormenting; or, scanty and very difficult.

Chronic bronchitis, from cold and damp weather.

Puffiness of upper eyelid, in some cases.

Inability to raise difficult sputa farther than to swallow it.



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