Coughs can occur as accompaniment to cold or flu symptoms or as a persistent chronic state. There are many remedies that may help a cough depending upon the symptoms and close attention to these symptoms is needed to choose well.
Aconite: dry cough with sudden onset after exposure to dry, cold wind. Belladonna: dry, barking, repetitive cough with a flushed face, dislikes being uncovered. Bryonia: difficult breathing, pain on coughing, dry throat, worse moving. Chamomilla: chronic, irritable, dry, tickling cough especially in teething children. Coughs in sleep but does not awaken. Ferrum phos: short, acute, painful cough with no expectoration. Nux vomica: dry, fatiguing cough, worse in the morning. Phosphorus: hard, dry, tight, racking cough. Spongia: dry rasping, barking cough like a seal, wheezing, suffocative.
Drosera: dry, barking, tickling, wheezing, worse lying down, holds chest while coughing, worse after midnight. Ipecac: incessant, wheezing, choking cough with nausea. Mag phos: paroxysms of loud, noisy coughing relieved by hot drinks. Mercurius: wracking cough at night, sore throat, bad breath, night sweats. Sambucus: sudden, suffocating, inability to exhale. Blocked nose prevents baby feeding.
Ant tart: noisy, rattling, wheezy cough with copious mucous that cannot be expectorated. Nat mur: mucous excessive, clear, watery & salty to taste. Kali mur: hoarse, rattly cough. Mucous thick, white & difficult to expectorate. Hepar sulph: raucous, noisy, rattly cough with yellow green mucous. Splinter like feeling in the throat. Pulsatilla: loose cough with thick bland yellow mucous by day. Cough dry at night.
Factsheets: Download and print or ask for the Coughs & Croup, Colds, Flu, Winter Ills, Ear Complaints, Sinusitis or Sore Throats Factsheets, Remedy Pictures, Remedy Guide or refer to our Homoeopathy for the Home Prescriber book, eBook or Free Information available through our website to select remedies for specific ailments.
Repetition of doses: As a general rule you should reduce the frequency of doses of a remedy as it starts to act and not continue once the situation has resolved.
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