The common cold is a mild self-limiting illness and antibiotics are not needed because they will make little difference to symptoms and may have side-effects – eg, diarrhoea, vomiting and rash.
Homeopathic remedies help you bounce back to good health. We discuss some remedy resonance for Colds. Your homeopath will arrive at the right remedy based on your similimum.
Allium Cepa — With the coryza there is cough and hoarseness, constant sneezing with profuse watery, acrid discharge from nose; bland but profuse lachrymation, smarting and burning in eyes. Coryza seems worse in warm room.
Arsenicum — When there is, with the coryza a burning heat in nose with watery discharge; patient feels weak and inclined to be thirsty, with general indications for Arsenicum as in influenza.
Belladonna — When there is slight discharge, the nose seeming obstructed; parts feel dry even into the throat, with head throbbing, eyes sensitive to light, throat dry and sore.
Chamomilla — In children, considerable heat in head, one cheek, red, the other pale, very fretful and only pleased or quiet when being carried. Worse at night.
Dulcamara — Sudden changes in weather from hot to cold.
Gelsemium — When with the cold there is a general lassitude, chilliness, with dull headache and drowsiness ; the eyelids seem heavy and eyeballs lame and sore with some sneezing and discharge from nose and eyes.
Euphrasia — Profuse, watery, acrid tears which incline to excoriate the lids and face, eyes inflamed, red, lids agglutinated, with discharges, photophobia worse from lamplight, profuse, bland fluent discharge from the nose with sneezing, worse at night and lying down. The discharge from the eyes in Allium cepa being bland while in Euphrasia it is acrid and poisonous; the reverse being true of the discharge from the nose. Hoarseness with tickling cough.
Eupatorium Perfoliatum. — In addition to the coryza symptoms sneezing and headache, there may be “aching in the bones,” backache, chilliness and nausea, assuming more violent symptoms of influenza.
Mercurius solubilis— Eyes and nose symptoms similar to Ars., only less severe and always worse at night, throat sore with much saliva, considerable lameness in muscles and aching in bones, profuse perspiration.
Rhus Toxicodendron — Colds following getting wet or from going in water with aching and lameness over the body, especially hack and eyeballs.