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Homeopathic remedies for cough

Monday, December 16th, 2013

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.

Cure ‘croup’ by homeopathy

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a “barking” cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes. Croup, also known as laryngotracheitis, is an inflammation and narrowing of the larynx (voice box) and the trachea (windpipe) caused by an infection.
Aconite is always the remedy in the beginning of croup, be it spasmodic or membranous in character. The child is suddenly aroused out of sleep gasping for breath. There is a most anxious distressed countenance, hot skin and much restlessness and tossing about. The cough is of the driest kind, loud and barking, no expectoration. If however, the remedy be continued a little while a little expectoration will appear and with it relief. Crop brought on by exposure to dry, cold winds calls for Aconite. The remedy should not be stopped too soon; if so the trouble will return the following night. The breathing is loud, especially the inspiratory effort. Ferrum phosphoricum often acts well in the beginning of croup. It may be distinguished from Aconite by the absence of anxiety and restlessness so characteristic of the latter drug Aconite croup comes on very suddenly. Veratrum viride is also a very useful remedy at commencement. The anxiety of Aconite is absent.
Spongia is the great homoeopathic croup remedy, but it always comes in after Aconite. The breathing is harsh, sawing and hard as if the patient were breathing through a sponge. Hard barking ringing cough with scanty expectoration; in fact, it seems to get tighter and tighter every minute and almost threatens suffocation. It is worse before midnight, and it is especially well indicated in light complexioned children with blue eyes. It corresponds m;ore closely to the spasmodic form of croup than to the membranous.