Never well since? What does that even mean?

There have been a lot of residual symptoms left over from that infamous viral infection that’s been doing a round-the-world trip. Post-viral recovery can be a long haul for some, but with homeopathy at hand it can make the process a whole lot quicker.


One of the most common complaints occurring are loss of taste (ageusia) and smell (anosmia), and have been lasting for months. Another odd phenomena is phantosmia, which is when a person smells something that is not actually there. Phantosmia is also called a phantom smell or an olfactory hallucination. The smells vary from person to person but are usually unpleasant, such as burnt toast, metallic, or chemical smells.

I’ll break that down into 3 groups for possible remedies that may be indicated:

  1. Loss of smell – Nux Vomica & Carbolic Acid
  2. Loss of taste – Zincum Met
  3. Loss of taste & smell – Zincum Met

Headache is another complaint I have been hearing of that seems to stick around like an unwanted guest. Possible remedies could be:

  1. Bryonia
  2. Gelsemium

lingering dry cough is annoying and can be quite painful. Remedies that may help with this are:

  1. Bryonia
  2. Hydrastis

Difficult breathing (dyspnoea) has definitely been one of those lingering viral complaints.

  1. Arsenicum
  2. Aspidosperma

Diarrhoea is another unwelcome issue that just keeps hanging around. If you are feeling chilly, thirsty for sips and seem worse at night, I would look closely to Arsenicum Album.


Total exhaustion and debility is a very prominent complaint post-virus. If you are debilitated mentally and physically then a very good remedy for this complaint is Phos Acid.

After testing negative and the acute symptoms have abated, the deep acting miasmatic remedies are needed such as Tuberculinum or Carcinosin (and always under the direction of a homeopath) should be introduced to prevent relapses. Of course closely followed by your constitutional medicine will also be required.


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The above homeopathic suggestions are just that, suggestions… Everyone will present their signs and symptoms differently and individual to their vital force. For all post-viral recovery conditions, I strongly urge you to seek homeopathic guidance. Only homeopaths can assess your sensitivity and susceptibility and match the correct potency to the most similar remedy required. Is there some type of residual problem that you have, that just won’t leave since you’ve recovered?

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