Reactive airway disorder in a child treated with Homeopathy

The child aged 2 years was bought to us with severe episode of wheezing, lot of coughing and oppressed breathing. The child used to get these recurrent episodes of breathlessness since he was 3 months old. The child is on bronchodilators and in spite of the treatment he is not improving.

The complaints are aggravated by

  • Running
  • Exertion
  • Change of weather
  • Dust
  • Humid weather
  • Air conditioner

    The complaints are ameliorated by

  • Warm drinks
  • Basil concoction

There is thirst for sips of water at the time of the chest congestion .Besides this there is lot of retching which causes lot of discomfort to the child. In the past the child has suffered from Pneumonia and influenza.

Milestones of the development

  • Birth weight: 3.2 kilograms
  • Age of walking: 8.5 months
  • Age of talking: Before 1 year
  • Eruption of first teeth: 7months

The child is a planned child and the delivery was full term, normal delivery.

Emotional Nature of the Child

The child is very talkative and is always excited; he loves to talk and is also very obstinate. If things are not according to his wish then he will throw temper tantrums. Earlier he used to vomit when he was having a temper tantrum.

The child is also very aggressive by nature and will bite, will throw things out of the window, roll on the floor when angry. The child also has some irrational fears while watching television. Besides this the child is happy and is very attached to his father.

Personal History

  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Appetite: Average
  • Cravings: Sour food, milk
  • Aversion: Nothing as such
  • Urine: normal
  • Stool: normal
  • Perspiration: scalp
  • Sleep and Dreams: talks in sleep, grinding of teeth

Family history:

Father: 38 years, hypertension, Diabetes Mother: thyroid disorder

On examination:

Respiratory system: chest congestion

Enlargement of submandibular gland

Throat congested

Case Analysis and Evaluation

(Courtesy: Repertorisation software Radar Opus)


Cann-I 30 c,3 doses were given


Patient was better, wheezing is better, sleep is good and grinding of teeth has decreased Little change in his temper tantrum Same medicine was continued. 3 doses were given


Decrease in recurrent episodes of chest congestion Anger has reduced Biting has also reduced Occasional grinding of teeth Same medicine was continued


The child was much better so the parents did not come to us for the period of 3 months and the child didn't need any medication. The parents have come back again with the acute attack of chest congestion but the intensity is very less as compared to the previous episodes. The parents were again explained the importance of regular follow ups and observation in treatment of chronic cases in order to achieve the desired results. The child was prescribed the same remedy But inspite of explaining the parents did not come for a follow up but they did inform after many months that the child was completely alright and off all the medications.