Chest congestion due to change in weather, Homeopathy Remedies

Chest congestion due to change in weather

Weather changes can sometimes wreak havoc on your ability to breathe. Common non allergic triggers for asthma are temperature and humidity. This condition is aggravated by breathing moulds that thrive in damp weather. Homoeopathy Natrum Sulp expels excess fluids from body particularly lungs and relieves dyspnea (chest congestion, difficult breathing).

Why chest congestion leads to laboured breathing?
Chest congestion occurs when phlegm or mucus builds up in the lungs and lower breathing tubes (bronchi).This obstructs the air filters in the lungs and do not allow air to filter through to the blood stream. This creates shortage of oxygen and breathlessness or gasping as reflex action. It also leads to hacking cough with clear, green, or dark yellow mucus, chest toghtness and wheezing

Why breathing is difficult in damp humid weather?
In damp weather like rainy or winter seasons there is excess of moisture in the air, which gets absorbed into building walls and dust surfaces at home, school or offices. In the absence of ventilation, this moisture deposit becomes a fertile ground for spores to germinate, which can cause a mass of mould to spread. This mould is known to cause respiratory problems, respiratory infections, allergies or asthma. For patients sensitive to mold, inhaling or touching mold spores on such surfaces can cause allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. In severe reactions, it may cause shortness of breath or asthmatic attack

Homeopathic medicine Natrum Sulph is the top remedy for Asthma attacks following exposure to cold or in damp weather. Ideal remedy when the person experiences difficulty in breathing, accompanying symptoms are chest tightness and pain on coughing. Even the rattling of mucus in chest is noticed with a thick discharge of mostly green mucus. Dr Gopi adds “It is very useful when asthma is hereditary and for asthma in children. Often, asthma that gets aggravated in humid weather and dampness, requires this homeopathic medicine”


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