Homeopathy • Treat a sore throat naturally

Many sufferers with a sore throat try to get the typical symptoms of a cold under control with home remedies – but that is often not enough. If you want to relieve sore throats and swallowing problems naturally, it is best to use belladonna and other homeopathic ingredients.

The immune system is challenged especially in autumn and winter: Wet and cold weather, dry heating air and too little exercise in the fresh air put a strain on the immune system. Nutrition is also often not very rich in vitamins in winter. The result is a cold or a flu-like infection with a sore throat, problems swallowing, hoarseness and coughing.

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Homeopathy for the common cold: 15 effective medicines

Relieve sore throats through homeopathy

Those affected like to try to combat sore throats with home remedies: drink lots of herbal tea, warm compresses and neck wraps or gargle with sage preparations. Nature has even more to offer: Many natural active ingredients promise relief from sore throats and are used in homeopathic remedies.

Suitable homeopathic active ingredients for a sore throat:

  • Ammonium bromatum: The ammonium salt is used for laryngitis and pharynx inflammation with hoarseness and dry cough.

  • Apis mellifica is used for a sharp sore throat accompanied by problems with swallowing. The palate is pale red, while the uvula on the throat is greatly enlarged.

  • Argentum nitricum: The severe sore throat feels like it was caused by a splinter in the throat. In addition, there is increased mucus formation, hoarseness and that those affected have to constantly clear their throat.

  • Arum triphyllum: If the larynx is sore and burning, Arum triphyllum can provide relief. If heat worsens the symptoms and they get better in the fresh air, this active ingredient from the arum rhizome is recommended.

  • Belladonna: The ingredients of the deadly nightshade are mainly used for a throbbing sore throat in connection with a very red throat. The tongue, on the other hand, is raspberry red. The sore throat is usually accompanied by a fever. Affected people feel weak or irritated.

  • Capsicum: The homeopathic active ingredient Capsicum is made from paprika, which is used for burning sore throats and swallowing difficulties. If the symptoms improve with heat and drafts and cold worsen, this active ingredient is suitable.

  • Hepar sulfuris: Can be used to help with a purulent sore throat. The pain in the throat is splinter-like.

  • Lachesis: Used for sore throats that are particularly bad when you wake up in the morning. They mostly only appear on the left side of the neck. Nevertheless, the entire throat and throat area turns deep red.

  • Lycopodium: An active ingredient is obtained from the moss-like plant, which is homeopathic for relieving sore throats, among other things. A stuffy nose is also common.

  • Mercurius solubilis: The complaints in the throat are particularly pronounced at night and can often be located on the right. The tonsils and lymph nodes are swollen. Yellow or white coatings appear on the tongue.

  • Phytolacca: The pokeweed plant is used for sore throats and difficulty swallowing. The throat is dark red, the tonsils swollen on the right side. The throat burns, the pain can spread to the neck, ear and shoulder.

  • Spongia: In addition to coughing the larynx, the roasted sponge is used for sore throats where the throat feels dry and sore. This can also cause the throat to tickle or burn.

Sore throats can be treated with homeopathy in the form of globules, drops or tablets. In addition to individual homeopathic remedies, those affected have access to complex remedies that combine several homeopathic active ingredients. For self-treatment, homeopathic remedies are usually recommended in potencies D6 to D12.

If you want to treat a sore throat with homeopathy, you should seek advice from an experienced homeopath or pharmacist who has been trained in homeopathy. As soon as the symptoms improve, the dosage is minimized. Treatment should be discontinued when symptoms have disappeared.

Sore throat: homeopathy for children too

Adults suffer from two to three colds per year, while the number is significantly higher for children: Up to 12 flu infections and colds per year are considered normal among medical professionals. Parents are often faced with a dilemma here because, on the one hand, many drugs are not approved at all or are only approved for children from a certain age. On the other hand, they want to help their offspring with sore throats as naturally as possible. Homeopathy can be a possible treatment. Depending on how the child's sore throat is pronounced and how the child describes it, the active ingredients listed above are suitable. Parents should seek advice from a homeopathic doctor if they are unsure.

Homeopathic medicines for small patients

Homeopathic medicines for small patients

Purulent inflammation, severe sore throat: when to see a doctor?

The flu-like infection is usually noticeable by a scratchy throat, which can quickly develop into a severe sore throat. Flu, sore throat, tonsillitis or larynx infection, Pfeiffer's glandular fever and typical childhood diseases such as scarlet fever and mumps can also express themselves as a sore throat.

Because these illnesses, some of which are severe, require medical treatment, those affected should consult a doctor at an early stage. This is especially true when

  • there is very severe pain or a high fever,
  • the symptoms start suddenly and very violently,
  • the almonds are reddened or covered with a white coating,
  • the lymph nodes in the neck swell particularly strongly,
  • in addition to a sore throat, abdominal pain and nausea occur.

In these cases, however, it can make sense, in addition to conventional medical treatment, to use homeopathic remedies to alleviate a sore throat.

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