Dewey gives the common homeopathy remedies for the treatment of Bronchitis in an easy question-answer format. …

When is Aconite the remedy in this disease?

At the commencement when due to checked perspiration. It mitigates the dry cough, lessens the fever and prevents extension of capillary congestion.

Give indications for Belladonna in Bronchitis.

There is tickling in the larynx and a dry, hacking cough, which is paroxysmal; dryness and tightness in the upper part of the chest, worse evenings and at night; the larynx is sore and hot.

In what affections of the chest is Natrum muriaticum useful?

In chronic bronchial catarrhs, winter coughs and asthma, where there is a profuse secretion of mucus.

When is Ammonium carb. indicated in Bronchitis?

Where there is copious accumulation of mucus in the lungs. The patient is weak, coughs continually, but raises little. There is congestive fullness and rawness of the chest with discharge of bluish, slate colored mucus, and rattling of large bubbles of mucus in the chest.

Give indications for Causticum in Bronchitis.

Deep hollow dry cough, with pain in the chest, especially under sternum. Rattling in chest when coughing, with soreness. Tightness of chest; must take a deep breath, often involuntary spurting of urine when coughing.

What remedies are useful for bronchial Catarrh with profuse expectoration?

Balsam peru, and Pix liquida.

What are the indications for Bryonia in Bronchitis?

Pressure over sternum, great dyspnoea, dry cough, seeming to start from stomach, worse after a meal; pains in sides.

What are the respiratory symptoms of Carbo vegetabilis?

Evening hoarseness, with rawness and scraping in the larynx and trachea;l oppression of chest; bronchitis in old people when thee is a loose rattling in. the chest on coughing or breathing. Profuse yellow, fetid expectoration; bronchial hemorrhage.

What is the action of Ipecac in bronchial affections?

There is a dry spasmodic cough, ending in choking and gagging, and tickling which extends from the larynx to the extremities of the bronchi; coarse rales all over the the chest, with violent paroxysms of coughing are itching, face pale and great dyspnoea; incessant cough with every breath.

How do these symptoms compare with Antimonium tart.?

Fine rales, but very little cough, increased dyspnoea, weakness and drowsiness; the chest seems full of mucus, but they cannot cough it up.

What other remedy has a similar symptom to the latter, and is especially applicable to old people?

Baryta carb.

What are the indications for Chelidonium?

Capillary bronchitis following measles or whooping cough with hepatic symptoms, oppression of the chest, fan-like motion of the alae nasi, and one hot and one cold foot The cough is loose and rattling, and the expectoration is not easily raised.

What other drug has as characteristics a fan-like motion of the alae nasi, a hot foot and a cold one?

Give Symptoms of Kali bichromicum.

Bronchitis, especially if glands be involved. the expectoration is of thick, tenacious, viscid mucus; it can be drawn into string to the feet; worse from eating; relieved when warm in bed; croupy cough, hoarseness, with pains in the epigastrium.

What are the symptoms of Kali carbonicum in Bronchitis Intense dyspnoea, cough worse at two or three in the morning; there are stitching pains through the lower art of the right lung, accompanied by puffiness of he face; and mucus on chest; the expectoration is difficult and tenacious or of small round lumps.

Give the respiratory symptoms of Kali sulphuricum.

There is a cough, with great rattling of mucus on the chest the cough is worse in warm room, and relieved in. the cool, open air. The rattling may occur with or without much cough.

Give indications for Lycopodium in bronchial Catarrh.

Where the smaller tubes are affects, much mucus, rales, rattling breathing, cough and dyspnoea; expectoration yellowish and thick; right lung more affected.

Give in brief the indications for Phosphorus.

Cough worse on going from warm into cold air. Dry tickling cough, caused by laryngeal or sub-sternal irritation; tearing pain under sternum, as if something were torn loose. Suffocative pressure across upper part of the chest. Expectoration is yellowish and blood streaked. It is largely the bronchial symptoms that indicate Phosphorus in pneumonia.

What are indications for Sanguinaria?

Burning in the chest; dry, hacking cough and feeling of dryness in the air passages. Oppression of breathing and a tenacious, difficult expectoration, which is apt to be rust colored; thee are also sharp stitching pains through the right lung.

When is Sulfur indicated in bronchial affections?

Chronic bronchitis where there is a large accumulation of thick muco-pus. Patient has Suffocative spells. Loud rales through the chest.

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W.A. Dewey
Dewey, Willis A. (Willis Alonzo), 1858-1938.
Professor of Materia Medica in the University of Michigan Homeopathic Medical College. Member of American Institute of Homeopathy. In addition to his editoral work he authored or collaborated on: Boericke and Dewey's Twelve Tissue Remedies, Essentials of Homeopathic Materia Medica, Essentials of Homeopathic Therapeutics and Practical Homeopathic Therapeutics.