A mother brought her 13 month boy to see me. He presented with the following case.:
- History of repeated 'barking' coughs began at age 4 months.
- History of continuous runny nose, clear/yellow discharge.
- History of tight wheezing breathing.
- Eczema began to appear around 7 months.
- 'barking cough' on the day i saw him.
- Dark circles under the eyes.
- Pale complexion.
The mother explained that they did not give any further vaccination or medication since the BCG at 6 weeks as he was very unwell after with many high fevers and felt they didn't want to risk this again.
She uses tissue salts and good nutrition including probiotics so far to help manage each cough that came but now it is so frequent and will not clear. The GP had checked chest, no infection, however mentioned he may end up using inhalers as he may be asthmatic. Will wait to see as he gets a little older.
For the first prescription i used Spongia 200c 3 times daily which is a remedy used for croup. This initially worked well and the cough subsided to very little, but then the cough relapsed and began again full barking cough 3-4 weeks later.
Here i began to clear out the BCG vaccination (the jab given who's aim is to prevent tuberculosis).
I gave a homeopathic remedy made from this vaccine in increasing strengths over a period of 8 weeks.
It was 6 months before the mother brought him back to see me as he had been very well. No coughing. However it had returned along with a winter cold.
Along with his constitutional remedy (Lycopodium-worked out by full case taking), I asked the mother to repeat the vaccine detox therapy as clearly it still was causing a weakness.
Mother reported a noticeable improvement after the first few doses, with some detox symptoms coming out after a few weeks (some diarrhoea).
It has been several more months and currently the child is still progressing well with no breathing problems or cough. His eczema disappeared over a few months and has not returned.