Allium is commonly needed in Autumn and Spring and has a reputation for use during the common cold, especially in cases where the cold extends to the ears with much pain. The pain can extend to the jaw, face and head with photo sensitivity. The cold starts at the nose with sneezing and a watery, acrid discharge 'as if peeling onions'. The eyes usually become red with bland tears. Complaints tend to start on the left side of the nose and then move to the right. Picture the classic glowing red rawness around the nostrils and upper lip.
Repetition of the dose: Allium may need to be repeated often, even hourly initially.
Always read the label.
Homoeopathic principles should be applied when using this remedy.
If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner promptly.