With the change of weather, especially in the Southern Hemisphere there are many families in my practice experiencing laryngitis.
Most commonly acute laryngitis is caused by the same viruses and bacteria that cause colds, coughs, sinusitis and bronchitis but it also can be caused by vocal strain, excessive alcohol consumption and of course smoking.
Here are the medicines I reach for in my practice –
🌀Aconite – when the onset is sudden and symptoms are worse from exposure to cold air and wind.
🌀Hepar Sulph – the symptoms are worse in the morning and they feel better when they are warm and indoors and worse when they are outside in the cold with exposure to winds. There is a lot of coughing and yellow phlegm and they can feel as if they are choking as the throat is swollen.
🌀Spongia – when there is a dry barking cough and loss of voice and the cough sounds croupy.
🌀Phosphorus – the throat is sore and dry and the cough and symptoms are worse at night. The cough can be tickling and talking or using the voice at all can be painful.
For dosage seek out the guidance of an experienced clinician.
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