Bronchitis

Acute(see Cough also)

1st Stage

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
In healthy persons;due to sudden exposure to dry cold air;anxiety and chilly feeling,high fever,pulse fast;fear and restlessness Aconite 30 or 200 2 hourly
Eyes red,face shiny red,high fever;respiration short,rapid and difficult;dry cough and hoarseness;skin hot and dry but moist on covered parts Belladonna 30 2 hourly
Fever;inflammatory bronchial catarrh,soreness in chest and exhaustive cough;sweating does not relieve;mouth moist with saliva Mercurius sol.30 4 hourly
Dry cough which hurts the head with fever.Thirst excessive for large quantities of cold water at long intervals.Worse movements Bryonia 30 or 200 3 hourly
In weak patients with high fever Ferrum phos.6X or 30 3 hourly

If there is no improvement with above medicines then give one dose of sulphur 30 or 200 and wait for one or two days and again give the medicine according to symptoms.Tuberculinum-bov.1M should be given in once a month for 6 months to the patients who are prone to Bronchitis.

2nd Stage

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
When cough begins to loosen;complaints worse cold,even uncovering of body parts aggravate.Coughing chokes Hepar sulph.30 4 hourly
Much rattling in the chest due to mucous in the bronchial tubes;tongue clean;dyspnoea and nausea Ipecac 30 4 hourly
Wheezing;rattling chest,loose cough,but no phlegm comes out even after prolonged coughing.Tongue whitish coated Antimonium tart.200 10 min(3)

3rd Stage

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
When mucous becomes yellow;patient feels better in open air;loss of thirst Pulsatilla 30 4 hourly
When no phlegm comes out;if any;it is blood streaked;pulse rapid and patient becomes very weak Ammonium carb.30 4 hourly

Bronchitis

Chronic

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
For persons who are constantly catching cold with chronic suffocative cough Bacillinum 200 or 1M weekly(3)
Wheezing and oppression in the chest.Breathing stops when falling asleep;wakes up with a start and gasps for breath.Must sit up to a breath;can not breath when lying down Grindelia Q or 6 1/2 hourly(3)
Chronic bronchitis;pain in different parts of the body on coughing Capsicum 30 4 hourly
Cough worse after midnight;dry and painful which makes the patient to hold his chest;worse on talking Drosera 200 one dose only
When breathing is rapid and hard;wheezing with excessive dyspnoea;expectoration very difficult Antimonium ars.6 or 30 4 hourly(6)
Hard,croupy cough with inability to raise the sputum Antimonium iod.30 4 hourly
Cough with soreness in chest;better drinking cold water.Involuntary escape of urine while coughing Causticum 30 4 hourly
Must cough for a long time before he can raise the mucous because it is strong and sticky;involuntary escape of urine Squilla 30 4 hourly
Extreme restlessness with prostration.Thirst for small quantities of water at short intervals.Cough dry worse after drinking;and midnight must sit up.Chilly patient Arsenic alb.30 4 hourly
When body turns blue and cold;patient wants to be fanned Carbo veg.30 4 hourly
Copius expectoration with dilatation of bronchial tubes Sabal ser.Q or 6 4 hourly
Painful spasmodic cough and dyspnoea;worse night Napthaline 30 4 hourly
Breathlessness after attack of bronchitis Chloralum 30 4 hourly

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