Bronchitis Acute

Iodium [Iod]

Tickling dry cough; young persons subject to spitting blood; palpitations; swelling of cervical and bronchial glands; progressive emaciation with good appetite; cough from every effort to expand chest; suffocative feeling; shortness of breath at least exertion.

Ipecacuanha [Ip]

Mucous and sibilant rales in the chest, especially of children; copious secretion of mucus, which nearly suffocates him during the cough; face livid during cough; short respiration and frontal sweat after every cough; spasmodic or catarrhal titillation, with dyspnoea, nausea, vomiturition, especially at the end of a paroxysm, or with expectoration of a scanty, albuminous, nauseous mucus; gastric catarrhs; CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS OF CHILDREN CAUSED BY THE WARM MOIST ATMOSPHERE.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Dulness on percussion on either side of the spine; hard, barking cough starting from epigastrium; expectoration stringy and consisting of bluish lumps; difficulty of breathing from thickening of the lining membrane of the bronchial tubes; cough (<) after eating or drinking, when undressing, morning on awaking; (>) after getting warm in bed; slight sore throat; pain at epigastrium; flatulence.

Kali-brom [Kali-br]

CAPILLARY BRONCHITIS, WHEN THE CHILD WITH SEVERE DYSPNOEA THROWS ITS ARMS AROUND WILDLY, spasmodic movements of the muscles, even opisthotonos; paroxysmal dry cough, followed by vomiting of mucus or food, (<) at night when lying down.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Capillary bronchitis of children, cough with difficult expectoration, (<) after eating and drinking, and vomiting of sour phlegm; face pale, but red during cough; pains referred to abdomen because the lower lobes of lungs are infiltrated; livid face with puffed eyelids; sputa cannot be expectorated from mere muscular weakness and must be swallowed again; cough day and night, (<) from 3 to 4 A.M. and (>) after breakfast.

Kreosotum [Kreos]

DURING DENTITION child extremely fretful, irritable and screaming at night; dry cough exited by crawling sensation below larynx, or as if in the upper bronchi, with dyspnoea; fatiguing cough of old people, with copious, thick, yellow or white sputa; pains in chest, (>) from pressure.

Lachesis [Lach]

Gagging persisting cough, from tickling under the sternum or in the stomach, causes lachrymation, watering of mouth and pain in stomach; chest stuffed, constricted, has to cough hard before he can raise, sputa scanty; difficult watery, saltish, must be swallowed again; (<) during and after sleep from change of temperature, after alcoholic drinks.

Lobelia [Lob]

Threatening paralysis of lungs; bronchial tubes loaded and wheezing more or less over both lungs; orthopnoea; livor of face; deadly faintness.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Severe bronchitis; short cough in children, (<) during sleep and from every exertion; dyspnoea (<) when lying on the back; wheezing breathing in the daytime, with sensation of too much mucus in the chest; loud rattling; cough (<) from 4 to 8 in the evening, from exertion, stooping and lying down, from eating and drinking cold things; fanlike motion of the alae nasi.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Congestion of blood to the chest FROM BATHING IN THE SEA, causing spasmodic cough and bloody expectoration, (<) at night, with tension and constriction of chest, great weakness after sea- bath.

Mercurius-sol [Merc]

Dry cough, with fluent coryza or diarrhoea; cough (<) in the evening and at night; cough as if the chest would burst, excited by a tickling and sensation of dryness in the chest; respiration short, rapid, oppressed; chilliness at night, especially inside; foul breath, aphthae salivation; tongue coated with a thick, white coating; throat swollen, dry and as if excoriated; deglutition painful, especially of liquids; copious sweating without relief.

Mercurius-cor [Merc-c]

Bronchitis, with severe cutting pains in larynx; fauces dark red; tightness across chest, can hardly breathe, swallowing not so painful as depressing tongue.

Naja-trip [Naja]

Aching in throat and intense rawness between larynx and top of sternum, AFTER COUGHING; breath hot and of an unpleasant odor; laborious respiration, (<) from cold air.

Natrum-sulph [Nat-s]

Asthmatic breathing in young people from a general bronchial catarrh, always (<) with every change to damp weather; frequent cough with some sputa; stitches in left side of chest, has to sit up and support chest with both hands, sycosis.

Nux-mosch [Nux-m]

Rheumatism after getting the feet wet; dry cough, (<) by the heat of the bed; dry skin; dyspnoea, with feeling of weight in the chest as if it were too narrow, after cold washing; he must swallow the loosened phlegm; cough during pregnancy.

Nux-vom [Nux-v]

Short, slow, stridulus breathing; cough dry fatiguing, from titillation in the larynx, (<) after midnight and in the morning, with pain in the stomach and soreness in the abdominal walls, after eating; with every cough the head seems to split; expectoration painful, consisting of thick, foamy, white or green mucus; cough excited by beer and (<) in the morning, (>) by warm drinks; involuntary micturition when coughing, laughing or sneezing. After previous use of cough mixtures.

Opium [Op]

Capillary bronchitis; with severe apnoea; difficult intermittent breathing or stertorous breathing; constant cough; sopor; face bluish; profuse sweat over whole body, looks as if dying.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Cough, with tearing pain under sternum as if something were being torn loose; suffocative pressure in upper part of chest with constriction of larynx; mucous rales through lungs; panting and laboring respiration; dry short, barking cough, with expectoration of stringy sputa and of a salty taste, (<) from evening till midnight, from speaking, laughing, eating, motion and on going into the cold air; cannot lie on left side.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Easy and copious expectoration of thick, yellow sputa. At night and in bed cough dry, violent, spasmodic so that he has to sit up, with vomiturition and vomiting; tongue heavily coated; breath offensive; countenance pale, alternating with redness; fluent coryza, with loss of smell and taste; tickling in suprasternal fossa; (>) in cold air, (<) in warm room.

Rhus-tox [Rhus-t]

Dry, racking hard, rheumatic cough; greatly aggravated at night; brought on by cold, damp weather; anxious, as if not able to draw a long breath; the air passages seem stuffed up; the cough dry, tearing, caused by tickling in the bronchi; worse evening and before midnight, or in the morning soon after waking, in the fresh air; amelioration by warmth and motion; cough, with a taste of blood, although no blood is to be seen.

Rumex [Rumx]

Extreme sensitiveness of the respiratory organs to every irregularity of the atmosphere, so that the patient prefers to have the head covered; frequently feeling as if he could not get another breath; suffocating feeling even down to the epigastrium, as if tough phlegm must work up with the cough; hoarse, barking cough, in attacks every night at 11 P.M. and 2 and 5 A.M. (children); dry, incessant, fatiguing cough caused by tickling in throat-pit, extending to behind sternum and to stomach. Soreness in larynx and behind sternum; rawness under clavicles; stitches in left lung; pain in stomach; hawking, with burning soreness in larynx, later in left bronchus, renewed by strong exhalation or scraping.

Spongia [Spong]

Laryngo-and tracheo-bronchitis. Croupy, dry, sibilant cough continuing day and night in long-lasting, distressing paroxysms, labored, crowing, wheezing inspirations, sometimes accompanied by rales. On every slight exposure the cough returns violently, with pressing dyspnoea, sibilant bronchi, and violent, convulsive cough. Dry bronchitis, with terrible, hard, dry, racking cough; much dyspnoea and slight expectoration, (<) in hot room, by eating ever so little; stuffed, obstructed sensation, difficult inspiration, (<) by lying down, (>) by leaning forward and by eating and drinking.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Atelectasis of lungs, especially left one, with loud bronchial rales, after failure of Ant. tart., Ipecac. or Phosphorus Cough (>) evening when lying down, with itching in the bronchi, with retching and not (>) by expectoration of greenish lumps of sweetish taste or flat and salty; hot flushes; cold feet or hot palms and soles of feet.

Terebinthina [Ter]

(Terebene).- Burning in air-passages; with then expectoration, very difficult to detach, drowsiness; lungs seem to be clogged up; urine scanty, almost from the admixture of blood.

Veratrum-alb [Verat]

Capillary bronchitis, with livid face, blue nails, cold extremities and tumultuous, irregular contraction of the heart; acute bronchial catarrh in the emphysematous; bronchitis of the aged; cold perspiration on forehead when coughing; eyes half open during sleep; (<) morning and late evening till midnight, going into warm room or getting warm in bed, by change of weather, eating and drinking cold things, especially warm, crying (children), vexation.

Samuel Lilienthal
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (1815-1891) was from Germany, and became a pioneer homeopath in America. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Munich in 1838. After he moved to the United States, he was hired as Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women, and also as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the New York Homeopathic College.
Dr. Samuel Lilienthal was the author of many great books including “Homeopathic Therapeutics”. For many years, with the support of Dr. Constantine Hering, he was the editor of the North American Journal of Homeopathy. Dr. Lilienthal passed away on February 2nd 1891 in San Francisco.