This is Homeopathic remedies for cough Part 2. You can read Part 1 here
Once you’ve figured out the answers to the questions in Part 1 you can start looking for the right remedy. It’s impossible to cover all cough remedies here but I’ll go through the main ones. If your child came down with croup, read Homeopathy for croup.
Homeopathic remedies for dry cough
Dry, hard, exhausting, painful cough. It hurts to breath in deep, any movement triggers the cough. They hold their chest or head while coughing. Very little or no phlegm. Whole body shakes with cough. Irritable, may be thirsty for cold water, there may be a headache. They feel better when keeping still; better in open air.
Dry, irritated, tickling, hollow cough, often with hoarseness. Feeling of mucus in the chest. They try to cough harder just to bring it up, but can’t, it’s too sticky; so they end up swallowing mucus back. Lying and bending head forward makes the cough worse. Better for cold drinks.
Dry croupy cough that sounds like a saw going through wood. Suffocative cough, with burning in the throat and chest. Better from warm food and warm drink. Better bending head forward.
Homeopathic remedies for tickling cough
- Coccus Cacti
Hard, short, hacking cough. Thick copious mucus collects at the back of the throat and patient tries to cough it out which ends in vomiting. Tickling in the throat. Worse in warm room. Better in cold air, from cold drinks and cold food.
Tickling, irritated, incessant cough. Worse in cold air. They cover their head with blankets, slightest change in air temperature or air flow triggers cough. Pressing in the pit of the throat also triggers cough, tickling in the larynx is constant. Coccus cacti also has the tickling, but Rumex has no mucus.
Homeopathic remedies for barking cough
- Hepar Sulphur
Productive, loose, hoarse cough with lots of yellow thick mucus. Can also alternate with dry croupy cough. May be dry cough all night long and loose cough in the morning. They are very chilly and want lots of covers. Worse from slightest draft and cold air.
Suffocative cough at night, worse on falling asleep or midnight. They perspire a lot.
Homeopathic remedies for paroxysmal spasmodic cough
- Corallium Rubrum
Very violent, rapid, incessant cough, often referred to as “minute gun” cough. Patient can hardly take a breath. Face turns purple. Patient is exhausted when the coughing fit ends. Vomiting of stringy mucus may follow.
Similar paroxysmal suffocative, choking cough but worse on lying down – as soon as head touches the pillow. Better on sitting up. Hoarseness. May end in retching and vomiting.
More homeopathic remedies for cough
Great remedy for children and whooping cough. Child gets blue in the face, cannot exhale. Looks like they are about to suffocate to death. Cough ends in vomiting. They are better for bathing in cold water.
Extremely loud irritated, tickling cough. Can be heard outside of the room with a closed door. Spasm from dry spot in the larynx. Worse at night, immediately upon lying, better sitting upright.
Changeable cough, can change from dry in the evening to loose in the morning. Green, juicy mucus. Children with night-time cough from post-nasal drip. They can have bad breath in the morning. Better for open cool air and lying propped up by pillows. Emotional and need company and lots of hugs.
Made from diamond, Adamas is an excellent homeopathic remedy for cough. The cough is deep and barking, with sharp pain in the chest. There may be audible wheezing. It’s worse from cold air.
Homeopathic remedies for cough – how many coughs at a time?
A little note to complete the list of remedies. If you hear one cough at a time – cough, gap, cough, gap – think of Calcarea Carbonica. Hear two coughs – think of Pulsatilla or Mercurius Solubilis. Hear three – think of Cuprum Metallicum. Cuprum cough is a serious violent paroxysmal cough better for cold drinks. They can get stiff during a coughing fit, have twitches and tremble after the fit passes.
Hope this helps keep your family healthy and cough-free. Always make sure you rule out more serious conditions such as pneumonia. If you use homeopathy for cough and your symptoms don’t improve within three days get in touch for an acute consultation. Don’t ignore it if your symptoms persist or get worse. Frequent tendency to develop coughs and colds needs a deeper homeopathic treatment that takes into account your unique symptoms and health history.
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