What is allergic rhinitis?
- Allergic rhinitis is defined as an inflammation of membranes lining the nose.
- The inflammation of the nose is Immunoglobulin E (IgE) mediated and is due to acute exposure to inciting allergen.
What are the clinical features of allergic rhinitis?
- Sneezing, itching and clear rhinorrhoea within minutes of exposure to allergen
- Late phase symptoms i.e. nasal congestion, nasal obstruction comes within 4 to 6 hours of exposure
Homeopathic treatment for allergic rhinitis
Homeopathic medicines acts on the mucous membrane of the nose annihilating the inflammation and the immune system to reduce the tendency of recurrent allergic rhinitis. There are over 100 homeopathic medicines for rhinitis and the indicated remedy is selected according to the characteristic symptoms.
Case of allergic rhinitis treated with Homeopathy
This is a case of 52 yrs old male businessman came with chief complaints of recurrent coryza with sneezing and nose block.
- < Night, cold climate, change of weather
- > open air
- Snoring in sleep. On CPAP machine
- Patient feels hot when he gets complaints
- Feels feverish without rise in temperature
- Tonsillectomy done in childhood
- Tuberculous Lymphnodes detected in 2009
4 uncles- Psoriasis
Paternal aunt- Asthma
- App :-NAD
- Craving:- Chocolate; Melons++
- Aversion:- Nothing specific
- Perspiration:- All over body, Non-offensive, Non- Staining
- Stools:- Satisfactory
- Urine :- NAD
- Sleep: Disturbed due to chief complaints
- Habit of shaking legs. Was shaking his legs while narrating his complaints
- Chronic coryza
- Coryza with sneezing
- Coryza < sneezing
We searched for the above symptoms in Zomeo Homeopathic Software and we got the following result.
- Ars Iod 6: 2 pills to be taken 2 hourly. Stop when better.
- SL 2 pills 3 times a day
All the medicines were prescribed for 15 days
Arsenic iodatum was selected due to the chronic nasal catarrh, sneezing and continuous discharge with sneezing aggravates. The following is the reference from Materia Medica by William Boericke.
Follow up (19/7/18)
- Coryza with sneezing, reduced
- Feverish feeling > 50%
- Mild nasal congestion.
SL for 15 days
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