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Cough from Smoke Inhalation – 3 Year Old Boy

A 3year old boy was brought by his mother on 8/11/18.

Chief complaint:coughing due to smoke from fire crackers.Mild fever since yesterday. Every year during Diwali festival he suffers the same way. His cough is worse while lying down and also at night.Running nose, but blocked when lying down.Watery eyes. Head was hot in the morning.  Sore throat with hoarseness of voice.

Appetite lost

Thirstless

Desires to go out in open air though he feels chilly.

Clingy and hugs and kisses his mother all the time. He does the same while sitting for his haircut.He is playful.He is scared of ghosts, PMH: Pneumonia at age of 9 months.

Observation :

Mild, gentle, shy.

No eye contact at all.

No irritability.

Hoarseness of voice.

Repertorization

MIND – AFFECTIONATE – children kiss and caress

GENERALITIES – SMOKE, smoke inhalation agg.

STOMACH – THIRSTLESSNESS – coryza, during

STOMACH – THIRSTLESSNESS – fever, during

COUGH – NIGHT – agg.

COUGH – LYING – agg.

EYES – LACHRYMATION – fever, during

Rx  :Pulsatilla 1M – 1 dose

Within 4 hours I received a message from patient’s mother that the boy had started taking food, hoarseness is gone. No lachrymation, No running nose. He can lie down peacefully without coughing.