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

Mention some remedies for the Hoarseness of singers.

Causticum, Graphites, Selenium and Sulphur.

How does the Hoarseness of Carbo veg. compare with that of Causticum?

It is aggravated in the evening, being useful after exposure to damp evening air, while Causticum is useful for hoarseness in dry, cold, severe winter weather, worse in the morning.

Give the indications for Phosphorus in Hoarseness.

Hoarseness worse in the evening when it may be aphonia great sensitiveness of the larynx; it hurts him to talk or cough; the voice is hoarse and rough.

Give the symptoms of Causticum in Hoarseness.

Complete loss of voice; the patient cannot speak loud; dryness of the larynx and sensitiveness extending to chest; there is hoarseness, rawness, and a scraping sensation in the chest, especially under the middle of the sternum, giving rise to a dry and hollow cough.

How does Phosphorus differ?

Phosphorus have evening hoarseness, and the soreness of hoarseness, shortness under the sternum, and a cough relieved by a cold drink.

When should these two drugs especially be carefully differentiated?

Because they are inimical.

Compare also Eupatorium perf. with Causticum.

Both have hoarseness in the morning, both have influenza and aching in body, but Eupatorium has rather a chest soreness than a burning or rawness.

What drug has Aphonia from paretic state of laryngeal muscles?


Give some indications for Senega.

Hoarseness, and a throat so dry that it hurts to talk; great accumulation of albuminous mucus on the chest, which is difficult to expectorate. Great soreness of the chest.

Give indications for Argentum metallicum in affections o singers and speakers.

There is a copious exudation of mucus in the larynx; burning and rawness in the larynx, which is worse from talking or using the voice. the mucus is easily hawked up.

What characterizes the Hoarseness of Ammonium caust.?

Burning rawness in. the throat; aphonia.

Give indications for Arum triph.

Hoarseness of singers and orators; voice suddenly gives out or suddenly breaks and goes to another key, from overuse of voice.

What remedies are useful for the Hoarseness of singers coming on as soon as they commence to sing?

Selenium and Graphites.

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.