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Sore Throat Homeopathic Remedies
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Below are some of the most common homeopathic remedies for sore throats to be considered during the cold and flu season:

  • Alumina Useful in relaxed conditions of the mucous membrane of the throat, as in clergymen's sore throat. The throat is dark red and the uvula elongated. Dryness is also a prominent symptom; it has a glazed look.

  • Ammonium muriaticum has sore throat with viscid phlegm, so tough that it cannot be hawked up. There is rawness in the naso-pharynx and hoarseness.

  • Apis Stinging pains in the throat, with edema; the throat feel constricted , and the pharynx has a shiny appearance. Blisters in throat, with much swelling inside and outside.

  • Argentum nitricum Sensation of a splinter in the throat when swallowing; secretion of clear tenacious mucus, rawness in pharynx and larynx with altered tone of voice.

  • Baptisia is useful in ulcerated sore throat, with excessively offensive odor from the parts. Excessive putridity marks the remedy.

  • Belladonna This remedy corresponds to many sore throats and is very often prescribed. Its symptoms must be carefully followed to secure the best results. It is indicated by great dryness and brightness of the throat; it has a glazed appearance, the fauces are inflamed, the tonsils are swollen and enlarged, worse on the right side; constant desire to swallow. There is constricted sensation in the throat, worse from swallowing when liquids and even food are ejected through the nose. There is great soreness from the swelling and hyperaesthesia of the fauces. Sore throats of catarrhal origin, rapid in progress and having dryness as a prominent symptoms are promptly relieved by Belladonna. A great aversion to drink with the sore throat is characteristic.

  • Calcarea phosphorica almost specific for adenoid vegetations in the

  • Cantharis A very useful throat remedy; it has a highly inflamed throat covered with a plastic lymph. there is spasm of the throat with a feeling of intense constriction. The throat feels as if on fire, the pain seems to be at the back of the throat. It has been found most useful at the conclusion of inflammatory and the commencement of catarrhal sore throats.

  • Capsicum Useful in sore throats of smokers and drinkers, with burning and
    relaxed uvula, throat sore and contracted even when not swallowing; the fauces are dark red. There is excessive smarting and burning; cold aggravates.

  • Cistus Canadensis has great dryness of the throat; so dry that there is a sensation of sand in the throat and the patient drinks often to moisten the parts.

  • Crot-h Left-sided throats with low form of blood poisoning. Bleeding from orifices of the body, body appears mottled, yellow and blue, gangrenous or diphtheritic throat, much swelling of glands, impossible to swallow liquids, throat slightly constricted. Low passive delirium, muttering and mumbling speech.

  • Ferrum phosphoricum Dry, red, inflamed and painful throat, sore throats of singers and speakers.

  • Gelsemium Fauces dry and irritated and burning; the tonsils are inflamed.

  • Graphites Chronic sore throat, with the sensation of a lump in the throat.

  • Guaiacum This remedy is considered almost specific in ordinary pharyngitis, when it is worse on the right side, where the tonsils are swollen and throat is so dry that the patient must drink to assist deglutition, the throat is less red than under Belladonna and the follicles are involved, stinging pains in the throat or a burning like a pepper worse in warm moist air. Aching in the throat and neck, holds neck when talking.

  • Hepar Sulphur Ulcers in throat, sensation of splinters or fish-bones in throat, pain extends to ear, on yawning and swallowing and turning the head, ameliorated by warm drinks (Lycopodium), patient feels very cold, particularly affected each time he goes out in dry cold winds, or cold east winds. Fever with sweating and a desire to be covered up; profuse perspiration, yet he wants several blankets over him; objects to drafts, open doors and windows. Suppurative throat troubles, tonsillitis and retropharyngeal abscess will call for Hepar. The sensation of a fish bone in the throat is quite characteristic.

  • Kali-bichromium Has deep scooped-out ulcers on tonsils, the saliva is sticky and stringy. Sore throat, with swelling of the tonsils, and ulcers which exude a purulent discharge; there are diseased follicles which exude a caseous matter; the coating of the tongue is yellow at the base; there is an accumulation of sticky tenacious mucus in the pharynx and pains in the Eustachian tubes. Sensation of dryness, of burning and of rawness, or a
    scraping feeling as if something were sticking in the throat.

  • Kali carbonicum A fish bone sensation in the throat, with hawking; no
    other remedy has this hawking and sensation combined.

  • Kali muriaticum One of our best remedies for follicular pharyngitis where there is a gray or white exudation, the tonsils are swollen and inflamed, and there is grayish spots or ulcers on them. It is almost specific for the form of ulcerated sore throat which results from gastric disturbances. The glands about the throat are swollen.

  • Lachesis Left-sided or left to right. Sensation of fullness of neck, difficult breathing, choking ongoing to sleep or swallowing, aggravation of throat symptoms from warm drinks, unable to swallow, pain worse empty swallowing; purple throat. Sensation of a lump in the throat, which seems to go down when swallowing, but returns again; constriction of throat and difficult breathing, worse arousing from sleep or after sleep. The throat is sensitive externally, and though the throat is bluish-red the discomfort is much greater than the appearance of the parts would warrant. Its field embraces also irritable and nervous sore throats. Lachesis has not that deep-seated chronic inflammation of the glands of the pharynx.

  • Lac-c Throat with alternating sides, right to left and to right again, throat looks red and glazed and shiny with silver grey deposit, pains relieved by swallowing cold or warm drinks.

  • Lycopodium Right-sided remedy of right to left, relieved form swallowing warm drinks, opposite to Lachesis; and there is also no aggravation during sleep, and no constriction of throat. Pain extends into ear (as in Belladona, Hepar Sulphur, Lachesis, Cantharis, Phytolacca.

  • Mercurius Spongy throat, fullness and stiffness of neck, throat dry, swallowing is difficult. Mercurial odor marked, tongue thickly coated, takes imprint of teeth, sub-maxillary glands enlarged, dark red throat, acute prostration, weakness, offensive sweat, patient worse at night, trembling of limbs. The preparations of mercury are all great sore throat remedies. Dryness and great soreness of the throat, the patient is obliged to swallow constantly and there is much soreness and swelling of the glands; this is characteristic of the remedy. The throat is raw and burning and also red and
    swollen. It is useful in sub-acute or torpid anginas and in affections of the throat appearing on every change of the weather. An offensive breath is a guiding symptom.

  • Mercurius biniodide Left to right, constant desire to hawk, a lump in throat, tenacious mucus, empty swallowing aggravate, gland swollen, fauces dark red, dreams troublesome, feels light headed as if floating.This remedy is similar to the protoiodide, except that is more acute and worse on left side; there is more glandular swelling and more fever than in the protoiodide, thus partaking more of the features of Iodine. It is especially useful in chronic follicular tonsillitis.

  • Mercurius corrosivus Here the uvula is swollen and there is intense burning, worse from pressure; constriction of the throat, throat feels dry and stiff, swelling causes spasm. The external and glands are enormously swollen.

  • Mercurius protoiodide Great swelling of the glands and accumulation of
    thick, tenacious mucus in the throat mark this remedy. The tongue is coated yellow at the base, the tips and sides being red. It is more valuable in chronic troubles with less swelling than discharge. Diphtheritic deposits beginning on the right side. Strongly right-sided, remains on right side, tongue very thickly coated with yellow or light brown base, excessive secretion of tenacious mucus in the throat, which is difficult to move, especially in the morning, offensive fetid odor, warm drinks aggravate pain (opposite Lycopodium), patient very languid and excessively tired, nausea at sight of food.

  • Natrum arsenicosum Dissecting room sore throat.

  • Natrum muriaticum Sensation as of a hair in the throat, uvula elongated,
    feeling of a plug in throat, tobacco user's sore throat. Ignatia. Sensation of
    plug in throat, worse when not swallowing. Nervous symptoms, marked prostration and slow recuperation.

  • Nitric acid has splinter-like sensations in throat, but due to ulcerative processes.

  • Nux Vomica This is a remedy often overlooked in throat troubles , but it comes in more frequently than many others. It suits the irritated throats of smokers, drinkers and preachers; there is a follicular rawness and scraping in the throat which is usually caused by irritation from tobacco smoke, liquors or overuse of the voice. It is a chronic pharyngitis, and there may be atrophic white patches in the throat. There is also supra-sternal sensitiveness and a dry cough.

  • Pulsatilla Fauces dark red or purplish and having the appearance of a varicose condition of the blood vessels; scraping, rawness, and dryness in the throat, without thirst.

  • Phytolacca The vegetable Mercury is frequently indicated in sore throats, glands swollen, thick tenacious mucus, symptoms worse nights. Aching in all bones, body feels bruised and sore, bed feels hard. Mouth is fetid, tongue coated, swallowing cold liquids relieves pain, warm drinks aggravate.  pain (Lachesis). Pain and stiffness in the cervical region. In throats that are dark in color where the tonsils are dark red, the parts feel sore, and the pain on swallowing is at the root of the tongue, accompanied by a general aching in the back and limbs. It suits chronic follicular pharyngitis where there is present a constant desire to clear the throat of phlegm or a sensation of a hot ball in the throat worse from hot fluids. The right side is more frequently the seat of the trouble.

  • Sanguinaria nitrate Chronic follicular or granular pharyngitis with a sensation of heat in the throat, and a thick, yellow or muco-sanguinolent expectoration. Burning, soreness and rawness in the pharynx.

  • Senega is a most useful remedy in simple sore throats or when there are
    rheumatic complications. The 3rd potency is preferable.

  • Valeriana Sensation as of a string hanging down into the throat.

  • Wyethia has great dryness in the pharynx and posterior nares, an elongated uvula and burning of the epiglottis.


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