Chamomilla is especially useful in this stage, especially in children if the heat is accompanied with profuse sweat on the head. The sweat is very hot while that of Mercurius may be cold or clammy. There is great pain and restlessness, child wants to be carried, one cheek red and hot, the other pale and cold. The disposition is ugly, nothing pleases Now if these remedies have broken the violence of the attack, but convalescence does not set in satisfactorily, there is danger of it assuming the chronic form. Acute bronchitis.
Cough character — Scraping dry cough, caused by tickling in pit of throat; worse at night without waking, especially after taking cold in children. The child becomes angry, then coughs. Winter coughs; coughs all winter.
Cough aggravated by – worse winter, from cold in sleep.
Cough ameliorated by – better getting warm in bed.
Cough Concomitants – Hoarseness with rawness and scraping in the larynx. Tickling in throat pit. Suppression of measles.
High fever with hot sweat about the head, and one red hot cheek and the other pale and cold.
This remedy is found oftenest indicated in children when there is great nervousness. The child is ugly, cries for apparently nothing, is cross and ugly, and will not be quiet unless carried. In temper it comes nearest to Cina, but with Cina, the face flushes up with circumscribed redness in paroxysms, and presents the class of so – called warm symptoms so common in children. It ( Chamomilla ) is especially useful if the child is teething, with the many nervous symptoms common to such irritation, such as sleepiness, twitching, even spasms, with weeping, howling and tossing about. Nervous, hysterical women who anger easily also come in its range, with similar nervous symptoms.