When in contact with the dust or cold, some people develop reactions that most often manifest themselves in the form of colds. In adults, the disease known as coryza is not considered serious, but in babies nasal obstruction can be a cause of death.
Coryza is a type of acute cold. It is characterized by a congested and runny nose, seborrhoea around the eyes, continuous sneezing and frontal neuralgia. Sinusitis, head colds and hay fever are only different forms of this disease. Once affected, the patient develops several symptoms associated with rhinitis among which one can include coughing, headaches, persistent flu, allergies and substantial salivation. The weakened patient shows visible signs of fatigue.
To alleviate the effects of coryza on the body, a diet based on low sugar content, milk products and raw fruits is recommended.
There are a lot of available homoeopathic remedies for treating coryza. In general, Zingiber officinale has very positive effects on coryza without nasal discharge.
Taking Apocynum canabinnum calms the flow of the nose and is recommended for the treatment of infantile coryza. A spoonful of Apocynum taken every 2 hours during 3 days is enough to cause the nasal mucosa to dry up. But it is recommended to take the product as soon as the first symptoms appear and to avoid all exposure to the cold.
Sneezing and nasal congestion are often noticed in the case of hay fever linked to coryza. In this case, it is recommended to take the homoeopathic remedy Sticta Pulmonaria 5 CH, as it is very effective against dry throat and sinusitis.
In the case of infantile coryza, it is advisable to consult a paediatrician if the selected homoeopathic solution is unable to treat the child. If nasal obstruction persists or if a runny nose is accompanied by bleeding, the patient should also seek medical attention without delay.
Good to know: Thanks to its effectiveness and ease of use, homoeopathy is a alternative to traditional medicine that is usually adopted in the treatment of coryza. This gentle medicine is also very effective for the treatment of coryza in cats.