Schwabe News Volume 5 | Issue 3-6 | March - June 2014
Nasal cavities are lined by a mucous membrane opening into the nasal cavity. During inhalation very often the inhaled air is contaminated by pollutants and pathogenic micro organisms. It can affect the sinuses.
Headache is a common symptom of congested or infected sinuses. Alpha - SH covers a range of causes like infection, inflammation, suppuration, excretion and helps healing.
The five ingredients in their totality act very successfully on the different complaints in sinus conditions, such as inflammations of the maxillary and frontal sinuses. In this way the typical symptoms of inflammations of the sinus of the nose, i.e. dull headache, stupor, watering eyes, but also nerve pains in the face, can quickly and lastingly be improved. Cinnabaris acts specially in the initial stage of the disease. The components Hydrastis, Kalium bichromicum and Baryta muriatica on the other hand influence mainly the subacute and chronic processes, as they are frequently observed in protracted sinus conditions. It reduces the swelling of the mucosa and through this makes breathing through the nose easier. It also causes a reduction in the secretions and that way contributes to a reduction of the sensation of pressure in the head. Echinacea contributes to a general increase of the body’s defences. It stimulates the convalescence in febrile infections and reduces generally the frequency of recurrences.
Each tablet of 250 mg contains :
Baryta muriatica 3x 25 mg
Cinnabaris 3x 25 mg
Hydrastis Canadensis 3x 25 mg
Kalium bichromicum 3x 25 mg
Echinacea angustifolia 1x 25 mg
Excipients Q.S. to make 250 mg
Indications: Sinus headache, acute or chronic sinusitis.
Proven indications of the individual ingredients in the sphere of claimed action:
Baryta muriatica: facilitates removal of mucus. It covers earache that may be present as a consequence of infected sinuses headache and heaviness, vertigo, and patients like to breathe through the mouth. It also covers sore throat and enlarged tonsils.
Cinnabaris: It acts on congestive headache due to sinusitis and other congestions of the head. It covers pain at root of the nose, extending on each side over the eyes, violent fluent coryza with secretion of burning mucus, lumps of dirty yellow mucus discharged from the posterior nares, dryness of mouth and throat, must rinse the mouth frequently.
Hydrastis canadensis: It covers frontal headache, thick, tenacious mucus which runs from posterior nares, coryza watery and excoriating, burning, smarting and rawness in nose, discharge is scanty inside rooms and profuse outdoors. It acts on aphthae and ulcers of buccal cavity and chronic catarrh of upper respiratory tract.
Kalium bichromicum: It acts on chronic sinusitis, chronic rhinitis, ozaena, nasal ulcers and tonsillitis. It covers periodic headache above the root of the nose, above the eyes and in the sinuses with tough, greenish yellow stringy mucus, which blows from the nose with fetid smell. Constant hawking, coryza with obstruction of nose and inability to breathe through nose. Violent sneezing, septum ulcerated, inflammation extends to frontal sinuses.
Echinacea angustifolia: Dull frontal headache especially over eyes. Stuffiness of nostrils, with mucus in nares and pharynx. Full feeling of nose, obliged to blow nose, but it does not relieve. Rawness of right nostril and soreness, when picking causes hemorrhage. Mucus foul smelling, septic processes and lymphadenitis are well covered by this ingredient.
Dosage: Unless otherwise prescribed by the physician, 1-2 tablets every hour in acute conditions. As the symptoms improve, 1-2 tablets every 3 hourly. Children are to receive half the adult dose. If complaints are not relieved, consult a specialist.
Side effects: No side effects of Alpha - SH are known.
Contra-indications: No contra-indications for the use of Alpha - SH are known.
Interactions: No interactions between Alpha -SH and other products are known.
Presentation: 40 tablets in blister pack of 4x10
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