Clergyman Sore Throat

Last modified on January 11th, 2019



Public speakers are liable to a chronic relaxed sore throat, which has been called in consequence “clergyman’s sore throat,” but which is by no means confined to persons of this class. It consists of chronic congestion of the follicles of the mucous membrane of the throat, often extending to the back of the nose and to the vocal cords. The symptoms are–a feeling of dryness in the throat, constant desire to hawk up mucus, dropping of mucus from the back of the nostrils down the back of the throat; hoarseness. It is usually a very inveterate complaint.

General Treatment.– Care must be taken in using the voice, when this disease occurs in speakers, not to strain it in any way, and much may be done by vocal drill and exercise in breathing. Much relief may be obtained by gargling the throat with warm milk and water.

Medicines.–(Three or four time a day.)

Mercurius 3.– Throat swollen red; tongue furred and flabby; hoarseness; disposition to sweat easily.

Phosph. 3.– Hoarseness with cough and soreness in larynx, worse in the evening; cannot talk on account of pain in the larynx.

Hepar 6.– Feeling as if a splinter or fish-bone were in the throat, scarcely allowing him to swallow; symptoms worse during the night.

See also under THROAT.

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John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke

John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica

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