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Homeopathic Remedies For Cough

Below homeopathic remedies are commonly used for different types of cough. However, you must consult your health care practitioner before using them:

  • Aconite 30C has a short, dry cough and is a major remedy for croup. There may be a feeling of suffocation. It often arises from a changed to cold weather.

  • Antimonium tartaricum l2C has a cough with rattling of mucus in the chest and difficult or no expectoration. The person may also be very drowsy.

  • Bryonia 12C has a hard dry cough which often brings on pain in the chest or head. The child wants to hold the affected part. Any movement seems to aggravate the cough.

  • Drosera 30C has fits of coughing brought on tickling in the larynx. The Drosera cough may lead to retching or be associated with laryngitis. The cough is often better in the open air. Drosera is a great medicine in whooping cough.

  • Hepar sulph 30C is a remedy which is used in croupy cough brought on by the cold, dry air even in the form of a slight draught or taking off the clothes in cold weather. The cough is loose with wheezing and rattling or may be suffocative, forcing the person to sit up and bend the head backward.

  • Spongia 30C is particularly useful when the person rouses out of sleep with a suffocating feeling. There is panting and difficult breathing. The cough is dry and is better for eating and warm drinks.

Many other medicines may be indicated in cough, including Antimonium crudum, Arsen-icum, Belladonna, Ferrum-phos, Gelsemium, Ipecac, Mag-phos, Nux vomica, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Rhus-tox and Veratrum.

Dose: Three times daily for up to three days. Where this is a chronic condition, it should be referred to your homoeopathic practitioner.

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