Nash gives the symptoms of homeopathy drug Cina in relation to Catarrh, Laryngitis, Croup, Bronchitis, Asthma, Pertussis, Pneumonia, Pleuritis, Tuberculosis & Cough. Leaders in Respiratory Organs by E.B. Nash, 1909….

Respiratory organs

If the case is in a young child, the cough is violent and the child becomes stiff during the paroxysms, it chokes and swallows as if trying to swallow something down; it looks pale with pale streaks around mouth and nose, rubs its nose, urine profuse or milky after standing awhile, we have a case for Cina, which will often do wonders. Pertussis (Whooping Cough).

Cough character – Generally dry; spasmodic, or continual hacking; paroxysmal.

Excited or caused by helminthiasis.

Cough aggravated by – worse at night, or fretting, drinking, walking in open air; pressing on larynx; when awaking from sleep.

Cough ameliorated by – better sometimes at night.

Concomitants. _ Gagging, spasms, twitching, unconsciousness, rattling, vomiting; rubbing the nose, paleness around mouth and nose; alternate canine hunger and loss of appetite, restlessness and screaming in sleep, flashes of intense fever with intensely circumscribed red cheeks.

All this, as is well known, is a picture of helminthiasis, which will complicate and aggravate almost every form of disease in children. It is not necessary; it is not best to give this drug in its alkaloid to expel the worms, but will do much better in the potencies. Yet I have found as I have with other alkaloids, such as Quinine and Strychnia, that when the Cinchona, Nux vomica or Cina seemed indicated and did not work satisfactorily, the alkaloid would. I do not know why. One thing must be guarded against, viz., prescribing the remedy for “worms” regardless of indications. I knew an intractable case of rheumatism which resisted Bryonia, which seemed indicated, which was promptly cured by Cina, which has symptoms similar to the Bryonia.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.