Treatment of Cough by Homeopathy

Dry cough is the body’s natural way of defending against irritants in the throat or air passages. Every person has experienced cough at some point in life. It can be just a reaction to a foreign substance or body in the throat, but it can be a sign of some more serious disease, especially if your cough is persistent and followed by breathing difficulties. There are many causes of dry cough but the most common cause is some kind of respiratory tract infection. Other causes of cough may include gastroesophageal reflux disease and lung cancer. Cough can be an adverse reaction to some medications. Cough can also be triggered by air pollution, exposing to chemicals or smoking. Another cause of cough is choking when there is a blockage in the throat.

To determine the best dose and potency, it is best to get a homeopathic guidebook such as the one listed above as the original source of this information.

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.

Antimonium tart: A loud rattling cough with an inability to expectorate mucus is characteristic of this medicine. Sometimes precipitated after being angered or annoyed, the respiratory difficulties cause these children to feel drowsy, weak, and feeble. Their symptoms are usually worse at 4 a.m. Their difficulty in breathing may cause them to sit up rather than lie down. Concurrent with these breathing difficulties are anxiousness, restlessness, and irritability. They feel chilly but are averse to stuffy warm rooms. They instead desire cool rooms and open windows. This remedy is rarely given at the beginning of an illness.

Belladonna: When cough symptoms appear suddenly and the child has a dry cough with laryngitis, consider this remedy. These children are restless, drowsy, and have wild dreams. Their symptoms are worse at night.

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