Croup

Croup becomes dangerous disease if not attended well in time.It consists of a peculiar inflammation of the lining membrane of the wind pipe,ending in the secretion of a thick,viscid,opaque membrane,like boiled white of an egg when the symptoms fully develop.The symptoms may come as a common cold after cold or damp atmospheric changes,cold wind etc.,with cough,sneezing,hoarseness and fever.Shortly the cough becomes deep with hoarseness with a deep ringing sound as if the breath were passing through a metallic tube.

Symptoms/Problems Remedy Frequency(Doses)
Sudden attack;worse after exposure to dry cold winds(Ist day of treatment) Aconite 200 15 min(3)
Sudden attack,(2nd day of treatment) Spongia 200 4 hourly(3)
When the cough is loose,much rattling,(3rd day of treatment) Hepar sulph.200 4 hourly(3)
The best result is obtained by giving Aconite 200.1 dose first,then after 3 hours,1 dose of Hepar sulph.200 then after 4 hours one dose Spongia 200 and after that Hepar sulph.200 and Spongia 200 alternate, 4 hourly(2 doses each) Refer first column Refer first column
When there is much rattling in chest;tongue white coated;expectoration difficult Antimonium tart.200 10 min(3)
Rattling in chest;tongue clean Ipecac 30 4 hourly
Recurrent attack,when there is membrane formation;stringy phlegm Kali bich.30 or 200 4 hourly
Spasmodic cough Cuprum met.30 4 hourly

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