Homeopathic Remedies For Cough

Homeopathy is a way of treating sick people with diluted substances instead of medications. Homeopathy is a holistic approach to medicine which relies on the body’s natural power to heal. Each person with a certain health problem will talk to a homeopath for some time. Your homeopath will decide what the best medication for your condition is.

During normal breathing at rest the air travels though the nasal cavities at a speed of 8 km/h. When we cough through the mouth, the air rushes out through the mouth at 120-160 km/h. This causes sudden CO2 losses and the following effects of alveolar hypocapnia (low CO2 in airways): bronchospasm (constriction of airways); irritable state of the cough receptors; and greatly increased mechanical friction in airways due to strong air flow. Later, due to reset in the breathing center, overbreathing and irritation of airways become chronic.

There are various homeopathic remedies for dry cough. Belladonna is used for sudden and intense cough which makes your face red and sweaty. Bryonia is used when cold air enters your lungs, which causes painful and dry cough, and dry mouth. Cough caused by asthma or triggered by some stressful situation, especially in hypersensitive people, is treated with chamomile. Aconitum napellus is used in similar situation as chamomile. The difference is that aconitum napellus is given in early stages of asthma or croup. Ferrum phosphoricum is recommended for short and painful cough caused by a respiratory tract infection or an allergy. For sever and intense cough followed by breathing difficulties or even vomiting, ipecacuanha is the best option. This remedy is also good for asthma attacks.

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