A young man of 18 came in complaining of a runny nose, cough, and body aches on 13 December 2012. The same afternoon, he was started on the flu remedy:
#1. CC9.2 Infections acute...every hour in water until bedtime
The following morning he seemed 50% better so the dosage was reduced to TDS. However, two days later, he developed a sore throat and his cough and sinusitis got much worse. The combo was then expanded to:
#2. CC9.2 Infections acute + CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.5 Sinusitis + CC19.6 Cough chronic + CC19.7 Throat chronic...every hour in water
The patient felt slightly better (15%) the following day. The dosage was reduced to 6TD, and after the third day, to TDS. After continuing on TDS for a week, his sinusitis was about 40% better. But the cough persisted, showing little to no improvement.
In the last week of December, he was given an antibiotic, Azithromycin. His sinusitis cleared up, but the cough persisted in a strange manner. On some days he rarely coughed and on other days he coughed non-stop.
On 3 January 2013 the practitioner tried a different combination to get at the cough:
#3. CC9.2 Infections acute + CC19.6 Cough chronic...every hour in water on day one, 6TD on day two and TDS thereafter.
The new remedy was no better. The cough improved on some days, and was very bad on other days.
Meanwhile, the doctor felt that the infection might not have responded well to the Azithromycin so he prescribed a different antibiotic. But the same pattern repeated itself with the cough. By this point the patient was quite frustrated and his chest was sore from the constant coughing.
Then an important observation was made. When the patient stepped out into a very cold environment from a warm place (e.g., leaving a heated room and going outside in winter) or vice versa, his cough was aggravated. When he remained indoors for two days at a time even during harsh winter weather, he rarely coughed. Another crucial fact that had been missed by everyone including his doctors was that, as a small child, the patient had been diagnosed with borderline asthma and had used an inhaler once or twice. With this new insight, the practitioner prepared a different remedy including treatment for asthma:
#4. CC19.2 Respiratory allergies + CC19.4 Asthma attack...every hour in water
The patient started it on 24 February 2015 and the very next day, he was 80% better! This remedy worked like a charm to relieve the suffering of more than two months. On the second day, the dosage was reduced to 6TD, and on the third day, further reduced to TDS. By this time his cough had completely resolved and he was cured. The patient was not taking any other treatment including antibiotics when he started on #4.
The patient continued at BD for a week as a preventive measure. As of October 2015, the condition has recurred 2 to 3 times during weather change. It subsides within 2 to 3 days after taking #4.
This patient responded quickly to #4 alone. Any alternative combo or addition of other combos to #4 was not effective.
Since the patient was diagnosed as having borderline asthma when he was a child, another treatment approach would be to give #4 for a longer period of time to facilitate a permanent cure, and then continue the patient on a maintenance dose to prevent the recurrence of the problem.