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Dec 19, 2014

A Case of Cough in an old lady

A Case of Cough in an old lady

© Dr Ravinder S Mann 2014

A 76 years old lady presented her case of cough of 2 months old. Has taken many drugs and syrups for her cough but without relief.

Cough started in Oct 2014, only in daytime, very much worse in afternoon, paroxysmal, starts with irritation in throat. Vomiting with cough and when try to expectorate. Expectoration is very thick, difficult and sticky. She always has mucus in throat which is tenacious.

Cough aggravates in warm room, warmth of bed and she needs to come outside to get some relief. All the day she is coughing after some time of interval.

Repertorization in Radar

Prescription on December 4, 2014

Coccus Cacti 200, three doses to take after one another with interval of 30 minutes between. She is advised to consult again after 3 days. No other medicine was prescribed and instructed to stop any kind of cough syrups and medicines.

December 6, 2014

Cough stopped on the same evening of December 4. The next day expectoration reduced to traces and today on December 6, no cough and no expectoration. All the irritation in throat is gone.

No medicine prescribed. Advised to consult back if cough returns.

An important note for Homeopaths

In Homeopathic prescribing diagnosis of disease is not a tool for prescription. We need symptoms as they are stated by patient and put them in repertory as much exactly as possible. It is better to use patient's language exactly rather than analyzing and distorting it.

One new trend is to over emphasize on mental symptoms. It is not necessary that every case has some symptoms of mind. We need to collect the actual symptoms of any case, either they are physical, mental or both.  

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