Catarrh Chronic

Homeopathy treatment for Catarrh Chronic from the Homeopathic Therapeutics by Lilienthal. Homeopathic remedies for the treatment of Catarrh Chronic…

Chronic Catarrh of the Head

Aesculus-hip [Aesc]

Colds extending from posterior nares down the pharynx, with dryness, scraping and burning; secreted mucus drops low down and causes choking; formication in the nose; patient weak, with soft pulse, backache, constipation and piles.

Agaricus [Agar]

(Amanita).- Smell of vinegar unbearable; running coryza, with bad odor from nose and running of water from eyes, occasionally the discharge is dark and bloody; BAD ODOR FROM NOSE AND MOUTH, NO ONE CAN INHALE THE BREATH WITHOUT DISGUST; pressure in fauces as if a foreign body lodged there, which cannot be removed by swallowing; dull drawing headache in the morning, extending into root of nose, with nosebleed or thick, mucous discharge; incipient tuberculosis.

Alumina [Alum]

(Argilla).- Chronic nasal catarrh, with scurfy sore nostrils and discharge of thick yellow pus; catarrh of long standing with old people; uterine derangement and LEUCORRHOEA ALTERNATING WITH CATARRH OF NOSE AND THROAT; nose swollen, red and sore to the touch; scanty secretion with smarting sensation; redness of nose, tip cracked; after blowing nose glittering before eyes; glazed or varnished appearance of the posterior wall of the pharynx (Natr. ars., Natr. m.,); great of throat, especially on waking, voice husky, constant hawking and sensation of lump in throat; thick mucus dropping from posterior nares; swallowing painful, (>) after warm drinks and in open air; disposition to take cold from slightest exposure; obstinate constipation.

Ambra-gris [Ambr]

Gray nasal secretion with foetid breath; choking and vomiting when hawking up phlegm from fauces, accompanied by rawness; papular-like eruption in pharynx.

Antimonium-sulph-aurat [Ant-s]

Offensive and obstinate nasal catarrh; increased mucus from nose and throat; bleeding from nose on washing; constant nausea; mucus from throat becomes offensive to smell; pressure in throat as a plug stuck in it.

Apis-mell [Apis]

Chronic nasal catarrh with increased and crusty nostrils; polypus nasi; tenacious mucus discharged from throat morning and evening.

Argentum-nit [Arg-n]

Pain and swelling of right ala; left nasal bones painful, bleeding pimples on septum; violent itching in nose, compelling rubbing till it looked raw; ulcers in nose, with yellow scabs; scurfs in nose exceedingly painful, bleeding if detached; bloody and purulent discharge in open air, stopped in-doors, and at night smell of pus; catarrh with constant chilliness, sickly look, lachrymation, sneezing, violent stupefying headache; aching pain in forehead, going into eyes.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Slimy discharge that seem to burn its way over the skin to upper lip; discharge biting and burning; distressing stoppage at bridge of nose, with excessive burning; which continues after the discharge appears; malaria; (>) in warm room, (<) at night and in open air.

Arsenicum-iodat [Ars-i]

Malaria; persons with pale, delicate skin, enlarged tonsils, defective nutrition, with tendency to passive oedema, shown by puffiness of the eyelids; tuberculous diathesis; the discharge of the nasal or laryngeal catarrh is generally copious and thin, but sometimes scanty and thick, yellow like yellow honey, or tenacious and frothy. Discharge of very irritating and corrosive

watery mucus, burning the nostrils and lip, attended with alternate chills and heat; foetid and corrosive otorrhoea; enlargement of tonsils with tendency to induration.

Asafoetida [Asaf]

Intermitting tearing pains from within outward in bones of the nose, with a greenish offensive discharge, (<) at night; sensation of dryness in mouth and throat; caries; after mercury or in scrofula.

Aurum-met [Aur]

Caries of nasal bones, foetid discharge of greenish-yellow pus; salty-tasting watery discharge through posterior nares; ulcerated, agglutinated painful nostrils, cannot breathe through nose; loss of smell and discharge of blood through nose; HABITUAL NASAL TONE OF VOICE; melancholy, with horrible gloom and depression, or even suicidal mood; red, swollen and ulcerated tonsils, with difficult deglutition; caries of palate.

Aurum-mur [Aur-m]

Scrofulous diathesis; ozaena of left nostril; shuns company on account of bad odor from his nose; sensitive, painful sores inside and discharge of blood; snuffles of a baby; mucus passes from posterior nares into throat, mornings; nasal cavity deeply ulcerated with dry, yellow scurf and sense of obstruction;

frequent desire to swallow from sensation of a plug in throat.

Calcarea-carb [Calc]

Nose dry at night, moist during day; discharge thick slimy, mixed with blood, sometimes offensive; edges of nostrils sore; swelling of nose, especially of root, frequently coming and going; discharge stops in morning and thus cases a dull, stupefying headache; smell before nose of manure or rotten eggs; peculiar raw feeling in vocal organs, often with chronic hoarseness; nosebleed in the morning; swelling of nose and upper lip in children.

Conium [Con]

Boring in nostrils; smell of animals in back part of nose; heat of face, congestion to head, with catarrhal sensation; purulent discharge from nose, hardened crusts.

Corallium [Cor-r]

Ulceration of nose; painful ulcer on inside of right wing, with sensation as if nasal bones were pressed asunder; profuse secretion of mucus through posterior nares, obliging one to hawk frequently; the inspired air feels cold; great dryness of the mucous membrane of the nose and throat; longing for acids and salt food.

Elaps-coral [Elaps]

Bad smell from nose and mouth; coryza from least current of air; discharge of white, watery mucus from nose, often greenish or blood-streaked scabs; constriction with pressure in throat, so that the beverage is arrested; tongue swollen and whitish in morning; when swallowing the pain extends into ears; frequent headaches, especially in occiput; after eating obstruction in oesophagus as if a sponge had lodged there.

Fluoric-acid [Fl-ac]

Chronic nasitis, with pain; chronic obstruction on nose, with dull, heavy pain in forehead, followed by semifluent coryza; pimple with extensive inflamed base on the top of the nose.

Graphites [Graph]

Nose feels sore on blowing; blowing bloody mucus out of nose; catarrh with obstruction of nose; heat in forehead and face; oppression of chest, numbness of head, and heat in nose, with loss of smell; severe stuffed catarrh, with much nausea and headache, without vomiting; must lie down; fluent coryza, with frequent catarrh and frequent sneezing, with oppressive pains in submaxillary glands; stoppage of Eustachian tubes, with roaring in ears and crackling when swallowing; exposed parts sensitive to air, as if he would easily take cold; foetid discharge, (<) during menses; eruption around anus and genitals.

Hepar-sulph [Hep]

Sore pain in dorsum, bones are sore to the touch; heat and burning in nose; ulcerative pain in nostrils; drawing pain in nose passing into the eyes; becoming a smarting there; pain lasts far into the night; drawing and burning pains; annoying occlusion of nostrils; crusts and scabs; interior of nose painful and sensitive to air, bad smell; scrofula; hard, glandular swellings around neck.

Hydrastis [Hydr]

Thick, tenacious, white or yellowish secretion, more from the posterior nares, dropping down into throat; soreness of cartilaginous septum, bleeding when touched; inner edge of right ala sore and thickened; sensation as of a hair in nostrils; ozaena, with blood purulent discharge;; dull, heavy frontal headache over the eyes, with dull pin in hypogastrium and scream; constipation; general atony; ulcers in throat; especially after mercury.

Kali-bichrom [Kali-bi]

Aching pain at root of nose, with acrid discharge; pinching pain across bridge, with stuffed nostrils, especially at junction of cartilage and bone, relieved by hard pressing; ulceration of cartilage quite through, with great soreness; ulceration of frontal sinuses, with violent headache at root of nose, and in frontal prominences if discharge stops; on blowing nose, sensation a if two bones rubbed together; sensation as if nostrils were made of parchment; a spot in right lachrymal bone is swollen and inflamed, internal ulceration, with thin watery discharge or collection of elastic plugs, which cause great pain in removal and leave nose very sore; watery discharge with redness of nose and putrid smell; nose often painful and dry, or watery discharge, excoriating nose and upper lip, with sore and swollen alae; foetid smell; complete loss of smell; perforating ulcers on septum, (<) in warm weather, (>) by lying down.

Kali-carb [Kali-c]

Obstruction of nose; making breathing through nostrils impossible; goes off in open air when walking, but returns in the room; itching in nose; foetid yellow-greed discharge from one nostril; bloody red nostrils every morning; external nose red, swollen; stinging pains.

Kali-iod [Kali-i]

Ulceration of internal nose, involving the frontal sinuses and antrum Highmori; nose red and swollen, with constant discharge of acrid, watery, colorless liquid, with violent lachrymation; anxious expression and restlessness; discharge of burning, corroding matter from nose; inflammation extends to eyes; painful hammering in frontal region, with compressed feeling of both sides of brain.

Kali-mur [Kali-m]

Hawking of mucus from posterior nares; effects of bad lymph in vaccination (Schussler).

Lachesis [Lach]

Nose raw, bleeds easily; acrid bloody discharge on blowing nose, with is filled with scabs; discharge of blood and pus; ulcers in throat extending up into posterior nares; soft palate full of cicatrices with greenish yellow ulcer between, shooting pains, foetid breath, mercuriosyphilis; patient irritable, mind confused, with inability to think.

Lobelia-coerulea [Lob-s]

Ethmoidal and post-nasal disturbance, involving Eustachian tubes; dull aching pain over the root of the nose in cancer of forehead; frequent sneezing with copious discharge of thick mucus from both nostrils; inhalation of air into the nose is painful and causes sneezing.

Lycopodium [Lyc]

Much sneezing through the day, at night nose completely stopped, with dryness of nose and burning headache; nose swollen, patient cannot breathe through it, has to keep his mouth open; the burning headache forces him to shut his eyes; after a few days inflammation extends down bronchi; cough, with loose expectoration, and the coryza then becomes somewhat fluent; persistent dryness high up in the nose, with periodical expulsion of elastic plugs.

Magnesia-mur [Mag-m]

Burning of both nostrils, as if sore; nose sore internally and to touch; scurfs in both nostrils, painful to touch, with loss of smell, oppressed, stuffed feeling in nose; severe coryza, now stopped, now fluent, with confusion of head and complete loss of smell and taste; discharge of offensive, purulent, matter; must sit up in bed a long time; evenings cannot lie down for want of air.

Mercurius-iod-flav [Merc-i-f]

Septum nares sore, sharp pains; much mucus descends into throat, causing hawking, constant inclination to swallow; sensation of a lump in throat; chronic catarrh of posterior nares and follicular pharyngitis; extension of chronic catarrh into lachrymal duct; induration and swelling of tonsils and other glands; torpid liver; enlarged spleen.

Mezereum [Mez]

Mercurialized patients; scraping, burning, rawness, posteriorly; thin, yellow, bloody discharge, with excruciating pains in forehead and face.

Natrum-ars [Nat-ar]

Pain in forehead and root of nose; dry, bloody crusts in nose; dropping of tough mucus from posterior nares; hawking up of mucus from larynx, worse from dust, smoke and cold; fauces feel dry on inspiration and deglutition.

Natrum-carb [Nat-c]

Stoppage of nose or discharge of thin mucus, changing after a time to thick green mucus, or becoming yellowish-green and offensive, with discharge from time to time of hard foetid clinkers; violent sneezing with rush of blood to the head; chilliness over whole body; worse from least current of air; dropping from posterior nares into throat. Peeling of dorsum and tip, which is painful to touch; pains in bones of face; worse in open air; sensation in left nostril as if a hard body stuck there, which is not brought away by blowing the nose; ulceration of upper portion of nostrils; much nasal mucus passes through mouth; much eruption on nose and mouth.

Natrum-mur [Nat-m]

Burning pains in nasal bones especially at root of nose and in malar region; redness, heat and swelling of left side of nose, with sore pain, especially on blowing nose; burning in nose, internal soreness; soreness and swelling of inside of nasal wings, which are full of pimples; loss of sensibility, with feeling of deadness of inner parts of nose; many small burning pimples under septum, with sensation as if acrid matter flowed from nose; severe fluent coryza, with complete loss of smell and taste.

Natrum-phos [Nat-p]

Golden-yellow thick exudation on tongue, palate and tonsils; dry cough, with expectoration of tough mucus; nose as if full of mucus, with slight discharge; great fulness at root at nose and in ears; offensive odor before nose in the morning; acidity of stomach; greenish diarrhoea.

Nitric-acid [Nit-ac]

Malar bones are sore and painful, stitches in nose as of a splinter on touching it; soreness and bleeding of inner nose; nostrils ulcerated, blood and bloody matter are blown from them; unpleasant smell evenings on lying down; on eating, pieces of food get into choanae producing a sickening sensation, they are afterwards drawn out covered with mucus; nasal mucus goes down throat, with inflamed and swollen alae; acrid matter or dirty, bloody mucus from nose at night; blows yellow matter of a sickening smell from nose; discharge of thick nasal mucus, corroding nostrils; severe catarrh, with swelling of upper lip and especially night cough; stuffed catarrh, with dryness in throat on empty swallowing; great sensitiveness to open air; emaciation; syphilitic complications.

Osmium [Osm]


Coryza, sneezing as from snuff; nose and larynx sensitive to the air; small lumps of phlegm are easily loosened from posterior nares and larynx; severe pain in larynx. (<) when coughing or talking.

Phosphorus [Phos]

Chronic inflammation of the nasal membrane, with suppressed or on oversensitive smell; profuse discharge of green or yellow mucus from the nose, without coryza, flowing down into fauces; swelling of nose, with frequent discharge of blood from it; polypi nasi, when they bleed easily; rawness and scraping in pharynx, (<) evenings, hawking in morning.

Plumbum [Plb]

Boring stinging in right nostril, followed by excessive sneezing; tough mucus in nose, feels like a plug there, nauseating, better when stopping; loss of smell; septum inflamed, large pustules; catarrh, with cough and expectoration of yellow-green mucus; cheek-bones pain as if ulcerated; red pimples on face, nose, chin and middle of cheeks; upper lip swollen.

Pulsatilla [Puls]

Ulcerated condition of nostrils, discharge of green offensive matter from nose; less of smell and taste; stoppage of nose at night on going to sleep, in the morning discharge of thick, yellow, bland, opaque mucus; husky voice, especially mornings; putrid smell from the mouth, especially mornings; constant spitting of frothy cotton-like mucus.

Sanguinaria [Sang]

Ulcerative ozaena with epistaxis; sensation of stinging and tickling, accompanied with irritative swelling of the parts, with or without free discharge; nasal polypi; yellowish or grayish-white discharge from nose; headache begins in occiput, spreads upward and settles over sight eye; impaired condition of stomach, with torpor of liver; sick-headaches.

Sanguinaria-nitrate [Sanguin-n]

Burning rawness and soreness of posterior nares; constant hawking of thick, yellow, tough mucus, bloody or in round lumps; often very sweet and without odor.

Senega [Seneg]

Frequent coryza, commencing with feeling as if red pepper were throughout the nostrils and air-passages, followed by distressing cough; smell of pus before the nose; troublesome dryness of mucous membranes; violent sneezing head becomes heavy and dizzy, followed by discharge of thin, watery mucus.

Sepia [Sep]

Pressive pains in root of nose; sore feeling in nose on drawing the air through; nose swollen and inflamed, nostrils angry and ulcerated; small ulcers in nostrils; scurfy nostrils; discharge of yellow water from nose, with cutting pains in forehead; dryness in nose and throat; dryness in choanae (though there is much mucus in month), with involuntary urging to swallow; catarrhs arising from retrocession of an eruption.

Silicea [Sil]

Stitches, tearing and crawling in nose; drawing in right malar bone; itching; sore pain in forehead, back of bridge; throbbing in nasal fossae, as if festering, radiating into the brain and causing throbbing frontal headache; tip of nose sensitive to pressure and itches intolerably; sore spots on septum; sore scurfy spots deep in nostrils and under alae, sore to touch; discharge of acrid water form nose, making inner nose sore and bleeding, with a smell of blood; great dryness in choanae, food goes into choanae; patient is never free from catarrh; foetid foot-sweats.

Sinapis-nigra [Sin-n]

Dryness of anterior nares of choanae and pharynx, with sensation chunks of tenacious mucus.

Spigelia [Spig]

Catarrh of posterior nares, with profuse discharge of mucus through posterior nares, causing choking at night; taste like putrid water, mouth feels dry and pricks as from pain, yet filled with tenacious and nauseous saliva.

Sulphur [Sulph]

Portal congestions (Sepia); subjectively a bad smell before the nose as of an old catarrh; boring in root of nose, pressure on right nasal bone, dryness of inner nose; nostrils red and burning, nose inflamed and swollen, internally ulcerated and painful, (<) by washing or syringing with water; cartilages inflamed and swollen; sense of congestion in nose in open air; yellow, sticky, strong-smelling fluid drops from nose; offensive smell of nasal discharge; fluent burning coryza of bloody pus or mucus out-doors, nose stopped up in-doors; chronic stoppage, also of one nostril.

Teucrium [Teucr]

Large irregular clinkers hawked form posterior nares; foul breath; mouldy taste upon hawking mucus; tearing and scraping in fauces, (<) left side; nasal polypus.

Theridion [Ther]

Chronic catarrh, discharge offensive smelling, thick, yellow, or yellowish-green; scrofula and tuberculosis.

Thuja [Thuj]

Smell in nose as of fish brine; coryza fluent out-doors, dry in the room (Sulphur); blows out much thick, green mucus, mixed with blood and pus; later brown scabs form which may be painful; red eruption on the alae, often moist; much mucus in throat, hawked

up with difficulty; mucous tubercles in fauces; chronic catarrhs after disease; sequelae of vaccination with impure matter.

Zincum [Zinc]

Pressure on root of nose as if it would be pressed into head; almost intolerable beating at root of nose, with confusion of head, stitches in jaw, and drawing into eye; drawing and tearing in right nostrils; sore feeling high up in nostrils; tearing in right side of nose; catarrh of posterior nares with accumulation of mucus in mouth from the posterior nares.

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.

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