Homeopathic remedies for cough

Cough is a reflex symptom which keeps throat and airway clear, it clears the substances which cause irritation in our air passage or it protects the respiratory system by clearing it irritants and secretions. When the level of irritants in the air is high or when the respiratory system becomes infected coughing may become frequent and prolonged.
(A) Acute – laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, whooping cough
(B) Chronic – pulmonary tuberculosis, chronic bronchitis, chronic laryngitis, lung abscess.
There are so many causes of cough like, Inhalation of dust, Irritant gases, Chemical fumes, Pungent smell, Tobacco smoking, Foreign body in larynx or bronchi, Compression of air passages, Bronchogenic carcinoma, Pulmonary oedemaWax in external ear or otitis media From reflex irritation of vagusDistension of stomach, Liver abscess, Inhalation of cold air especially in asthmatics and those with intercurrent infections.
A person who has been suffering from cough is required to do some tests by taking consultation of a physician according to his or her symptoms.
Physical examination – sputum color and consistency, examination of lungs, examination of liver and spleen, lymph nodes, Blood test – include complete blood count, ESR, blood culture, Other test – include X-RAY chest, CT scan and MRI chest, barium swallow, X-RAY sinus, echocardiogram, lung function test, sputum microscopy.
The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat cough but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved remedies are available for cough treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, condition, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for cough treatment
Aconite, Belladonna, Natrum Mur, Silicea, Bryonia, Rhus Tox, Pulsatilla, Antim Tart, Spongia, Drosera, Baryta Carb, Calcaria Carb, kali Bi, Natrum Sulph, Allium Cepa, Rumex, Causticum, Acetic Acid, Arsenic Album, Phosphorous, Hep Sulph and many other remedies.

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