|Common cold or Acute Coryza is a very common disease and is
usually caused by sudden weather changes. It is also caused
by foreign bodies entering the nose.
There are several symptoms of common cold: The nose runs,
the eyes water and the person feels feverish. There can also
be a slight headache. A person having cold feels dryness in
the throat and there is constant desire to spit or swallow.
The voice becomes hoarse and there is also slight rise in
body temperature. There can also be bodyache at times. In
common cold sometimes, both the nostrils become congested
and the person has to breathe through the mouth. Sometimes
only one nostril may be open. There can also be loss of appetite
due to exposure to common cold.
Common cold can be prevented by avoiding exposure to cold
weather and also by keeping oneself warm by wearing warm cloths.
Medicinal Management and Homeopathic treatment:
Camphor is administered to drive away chilliness, feverishness,
sneezing, watering of eyes, headache, intense thirst and thin
discharge from the nose. Aconite can be used in sudden exposure
to dry cold, chilly feeling, sneezing, headache and watering
of eyes. Profuse discharge from nose and eyes can be cured
by Allium Cepa. Merc Sol can be taken for sore throat, sneezing,
feverish feeling with sweat. Bryonia is taken in acute cold
with dryness of nose, parched dry lips and acute thirst. Euphrasia
is used to cure watering and burning of eyes. Sambucus is
used for treating blockage of nose. Rhustox works wonders
in sudden change of weather. Acrid discharges from nose can
be treated with Arum Triphylum. Cold, redness of face, and
throat pain can be cured with Belladona. Hephar Sulph is a
trusted medicine for treating watery discharge from nose in
the beginning which finally become a thick yellow phlegm giving
rise to pain in the throat. Natrum mur can be taken to cure
watery discharge from nose, acute thirst, constipated stools
and aggravation of these symptoms during the day. Kali Bichrom
is used for thick, stringy mucous discharge from nostril,
sense of constriction at the root of the nose, ulcer of nostrils
and fetid smell in breath. Pulsitilla is a trusted medicine
for repeated attacks of acute cold where there is discharge
of thick yellow or green mucous and sometimes fetid with loss
of sense of taste and smell.