Bronchitis symptoms normally start out as common cold symptoms. That means common upper respiratory symptoms such as a cough, which may be dry or moist, and a stuffed up nose with catarrh.
This normally then progresses to your chest, as the lungs become congested. Then your cough is wet, moist or rattling. The mucus can be muco-purulent or purulent. But you often can’t bring it up, despite the cough. And you are short of breath, because the presence of so much mucus in your lungs stop them working efficiently.
As the condition worsens, you tend to become weaker, sleeping more.
What this means is that your immune system is so compromised, it can’t stop the condition getting worse.
But there is help at hand. There is a wonderful homeopathic medicine which can help you. But you must know how to ‘read’ your symptoms. Your symptoms are unique to you, not to the disease label. If you can work out what your unique symptoms are, then you can use homeopathy effectively.
So let’s have a look at the homeopathic medicine Antimonium tartaricum (Ant tart for short) and the symptoms you need, for it to work for you.
- a rattling cough
- one where you just can’t bring up the mucus
- when you feel better sitting rather than lying
- with weariness
- and you are prone to this condition, especially in winter
These are exactly the same as the common bronchitis symptoms.
This medicine is particularly good for those symptoms when they occur at the extremes of life – in new-borns and the elderly. Bronchitis symptoms are much more common in new-borns and the elderly. An elderly person who is failing, tends to have what is often referred to as a ‘death rattle’.
All this means is that they have a rattling respiration.