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

When should Aconite be given?

When brought on by dry, cold winds; hard, dry, barking cough, heard all over the house. Difficult breathing, anxiety and fever.

What are indications for Bromine in Croup?

Deep, hoarse voice; inspiration produces coughing; the breathing is hoarse, rasping head whistling, and there is rattling in the larynx, and when the child coughs it sounds as if the larynx were full of mucus.

When is Iodine indicated in Croup?

It is very similar to Bromine; the is a hoarse voice and difficult inspiration; the child grasps at its throat; an croup cause by long-continued damp weather, with more fever than in Bromine and the general temperament of the drug.

What are the indications for Spongia in Croup?

The breathing is harsh and hard, as if the patient were breathing through a sponge; hard, baking ringing cough with scanty expectation; the mouth seems to get tighter every minute; threatened suffocation.

When is Hepar the remedy?

When the cough is worse towards morning and there is rattling of mucus. Least exposure excites a fit of coughing. the cough begins to loosen, has a loose edge.

What are two remedies for Spasm of the Glottis?

Sambucus and Chlorine.

When is Antimonium tart. indicted in Croup?

When the rattling and wheezing extends down trachea; mucus rales, great prostration and dyspnoea.

Give indications of Kali bichromicum.

True membranous croup. Metallic sound to cough, labored breathing, rattling o mucus, smothering spells labored breathing, rattling of mucus, smothering spells and characteristic stringy expectoration. Tendency to extend downward.

What other drug, not often used, is useful in Croup where the tendency of the disease is to extend to the trachea and upper chest?


CYSTITIS (See Urinary Disorders).

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.