Nine year old , Ambika suffered from tonsillitis several times a year, especially during winter. Usually she would develop an acute ear infection with the tonsillitis. The pain would be intense, waking from sleep at night and often causing her to scream. Her mother said that she would also have problems during cold winter days, especially if she did not keep head warm. she would travel to school with a beanie pulled down over ears. At nights she would sleep with the covers well over head – if an ear was exposed to the cold night air, it could trigger intense stabbing pains.When unwell, she would become irritable and surly. Along with the tonsils, the glands in her throat would swell and her mother confirmed that she would develop an “offensive” smell around head. Any infections, whether colds, tonsillitis, ear infections or cuts would take “forever” to resolve and seemed to be ultra sensitive to any pain from them.
The homeopathic preparation of Hepar Sulph ..prescribed,Because of symptoms of glandular swelling, easy infection and slow healing indicated that was in a chronic Hepar sulph state and that her ear problems were just acute manifestations of the larger problem ,was commenced on a dosage regime of Hepar Sulph. Over the coming weeks Ambikas mother reported that her general health improved and began to feel warmer and no longer needed to rug up as much, especially around head. Small infections that normally would have persisted for weeks or months resolved rapidly.And glands went down and ear pain became a thing of the past.
Hepar Sulph is a remedy for extreme sensitivity on all levels – mental, emotional, or physical. People in a Hepar Sulph state react in a way that seems out of proportion to their illness or injury, perhaps by irritability or anxiety, or their response to pain and infection. Adults can become agoraphobic (frightened of open places). They feel chilly and worse in colder weather and will often keep their head covered even during summer. Small cuts or nicks tend to become infected and take a long time to heal. It is one of the main remedies for long-lasting croup in children and for pharyngitis leading to loss of voice in adults.