Croup


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


Cynanche (Angina) Membranacea

Acetic-acid [Acet-ac]

Membraneous croup, lining membrane of larynx and trachea covered with fibrinous exudation; difficult breathing and hissing respiration, rattling from laryngeal obstruction, (<) at each inhalation; NO THIRST, child swallows with difficulty, even a teaspoonful of water; BRIGHT REDNESS OF FACE; (<) evenings with coldness, at night heat, dry skin and delirium.

Aconite [Acon]

Croup from exposure to dry, cold northwest wind; child is aroused from sleep by long suffocative attacks; cough hard, dry, barking, but not yet wheezing nor sawing respiration; COUGH AND LOUD BREATHING DURING EXPIRATION, but not during inspiration, every expiration ends with a coarse hacking cough; fear of choking to death; high fever, dry skin, anxiety and restlessness; child is in agony and throws itself about; (>) from cold drinks and (<) after eating. Relapses may set in, if left off too soon.

Ammonium-caust [Am-caust]

Deep, weak voice, can scarcely utter a word; cough with copious expectoration, especially after drinking; difficult labored, rattling or stertorous breathing; suffocative spells; scraping, burning in throat; dark redness of fauces and posterior wall of pharynx; uvula drawn up and covered with white mucus; nose

stopped up; pale face; spasms of chest.

Antimonium-tart [Ant-t]

Severe forms of CATARRHAL CROUP. Quantity of mucus rattling in the larynx with every coughing spell and with hardly any expectoration; gasping for breath at the beginning of every coughing spell, noisy, whistling, purring, bellowing, sawing, with great rattling of mucus, as if the child would suffocate, with neck stretched out, head bent back and still no expectoration, from threatening paralysis of lungs; (>) by spitting of mucus or by vomiting; face cold, bluish, covered with cold, clammy perspiration, frequent pulse, prostration and collapse.

Arsenicum [Ars]

Larynx sensitive to pressure; hoarseness in daytime, dyspnoea and suffocative spells at night, especially after midnight; croup with coryza, cannot breathe through nose, with restlessness and thirst, but can only take a sip and is always worse after drinking; mostly dry, but sometimes accompanied with expectoration of frothy mucus; cough, accompanied with sense of constriction and suffocation, exhausts the child which feels cold and wants to be covered; CROUP BEFORE OR AFTER HIVES OR NETTLERASH; great prostration.

Belladonna [Bell]

All the symptoms of membranous croup, but usual remedies fail; case characterized by single attacks; hollow cough, with strangulation and putting hands to larynx; CROUPLIKE SPASMS IN LARYNX in attacks; fauces red and great sensitiveness of lower portion of larynx to the slightest pressure, (<) when coughing, talking or taking breath; painful dryness of larynx, with great aversion to all drinks; hoarseness with flushed face and congested eyes.

Bromium [Brom]

Hoarseness several days, in the evening nearly aphonia; rough, dry cough; pain in larynx; difficult snoring breathing in sleep; jumping up for want of breath while eating or drinking anything cold, (>) after warm, even hot drinks; more difficulty in swallowing fluids than solids; heat in face, gasping for breath, voice husky, weak or oppressed; MUCH RATTLING IN LARYNX with each inspiration and expiration, (<) by warm air in the room, CHILD

WANTS TO BE CARRIED, BUT VERY QUICKLY, SAYING, RUN, RUN; LONG- DRAWN-OUT INHALATION with a rushing sound, larynx drawn downward, thorax hardly moving; breathing, sawing, whistling breathing with danger of suffocation from too much phlegm in larynx (Ant. tart., rattling lower down in chest); voice hardly audible; bronchi much irritated; membranous formation in larynx and trachea, much rattling in larynx when coughing, (<) before midnight, (>) after it, GREAT PROSTRATION. Croup during whooping-cough. (Milk and farinaceous food neutralize according to Teste, the action of Bromium and Iodium). Suits light-complexioned children, light hair and eyes.

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.