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ASTHMA

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Kali phos
Nervous asthma. In large and oft-repeated doses is the chief remedy for the breathing and depressed condition of the nervous system. Hay asthma and hay fever. Asthma from the least food.

Kali mur
With gastric derangements. Tongue coated whitish or greenish, furred, and mucus white, and hard to cough up; when this occurs with depression of breathing, alternate with Kali phos. Cardiac asthma with sensation as if heart and lungs were constricted.

Natrum mur
Asthma with profuse frothy mucus. In alternation with Kali phos.; also when the tears stream down the face whenever he coughs. Spasmodic jerking with each inspiration.

Calcarea phos
Bronchial asthma intercurrently, secretion clear and tough. Child gets a suffocative attack on being lifted up from the cradle.

Calcarea fluor
When specks or small lumps are brought up after much exertion. In alternation with Kali phos. These lumps being of yellowish mucus. Oppressed respiration. Epiglottis feels closed, or as if breathing through a thick substance.

Magnesia phos
In asthma where flatulence is troublesome. Spasmodic nervous asthma. With paroxysmal dry tickling cough and difficulty in lying down.

Kali sulph
Asthma, bronchial, with yellow expectoration, worse in the warm season or in hot atmosphere. Much rattling mucus. In asthma, when the patient's attacks come on after taking food, and his color becomes bad, or when there is rapid emaciation, or sunken eyes, Dr. Rapp recommends the Kali preparations. (Schussler.)

Natrum phos
Asthma with thick yellow expectoration.

Natrum sulph
Very important as a remedy for the sycotic taint, of which asthma is often a manifestation. Attacks, especially in the morning about 4 or 5 o'clock, with cough and raising of glairy slime, expectoration greenish and copious, and vomiting after eating; always worse in damp, rainy weather, from living in basements or cellars. Asthma from digestive disturbances. Loose evacuations on rising in morning. Asthma in children. Asthmatic breathing in young people from a general bronchial catarrh, always worse from every change to damp weather.

Silicea
Breathing so difficult that the eyes protrude from their sockets; doors and windows must be opened, always during a thunderstorm. As a constitutional remedy with Natrum sulph. for eradication of the disease. Asthma on a cachectic base.

CLINICAL CASES
A gentleman in whom attacks of asthma were frequently lasting ten days, with much labored breathing, can hardly talk, thick yellow expectoration with much rattling on chest—Kali sulph. 3x relieved at once. (M. E. Douglass, M. D.)
Female, married, at. 36, asthma, attack violent, greenish, purulent expectoration, a loose evacuation immediately on rising for past two days; Natrum sulph.m every two hours. Was enabled to lie down that night, respiration and cough much improved and expectoration easier. Next day practically well.
Female, married, set. 42, subject to attacks for years; expectoration greenish and remarkably copious; Natrum sulph. every three hours. Improvement began after a few doses, expectoration becoming paler and less abundant, has felt better since than for years, and one noteworthy fact is that the expectoration stopped in a few doses, whereas under remedies given in previous attacks it had continued for weeks, thus indicating that the Natrum sulph. had gotten at the root of the eviL (Wm. J. Guernsey, M. D.)
Dr. O. H. Hall, of Zumbrota, Minn., reports a remarkable case of asthma having passed "through the hands of all the physicians of whom he had ever heard," cured by Kali phos. 2x. Eighteen months had passed at time of writing without an attack (Minn. Med. Monthly, Nov., 1886).
Mr. C. has for years had attacks of asthmatic breathing, so marked as to herald his approach at some distance, and coming on after any unusual exertion. He is a tall, strong man, with no family history of lung trouble, albeit rather narrow-chested. Examination of the lungs during a period of remission disclosed no lesion or abnormal sounds, except coarse rales along the larger bronchi. In April, 1887, an especially severe attack, brought on by severe physical exertion, "the worst spell" he has ever had, was promptly relieved by Natrum sulph. m, and occasional doses since have caused the attacks to disappear almost entirely for the first time in many summers. (Wm. E. Leonard, M. D.)
Mrs. E., a lady under my care the past year for chronic bronchitis and other troubles, was seized, on July 9th, with her third annual attack of hay fever—rose cold, or hay asthma, as you please—having contracted the same in Florida. She had formerly been entirely prostrated and forced to bed by these seizures, and dreads them much. Her husband came to me in the evening, a few hours after the sneezing and harsh breathing began, and begged of me to check it if possible. I learned from him that she could not lie down; her breathing was aggravated upon the least motion and accompanied by arching out between the scapulx. No other point could be elicited that would lead to the more ordinary medicines; indeed, all these had been tried by other physicians in former attacks. I had found Natrum mur. to relieve her troubles greatly, and so gave Natrum sulph., with strong promise of relief. Nor were we disappointed; she fell asleep in an hour or so after beginning her half-hour doses, and in a few days all signs of asthma were gone. On July 18th no signs of asthmatic breathing could be heard over her lungs, whereas her former attacks had made her wholly miserable for weeks. (Wm. E. Leonard, M. D.)



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