Catarrh Chronic

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.

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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