Homeopathic Remedies for Cough
Homeopathy has an excellent repository of medicines for treating cough . There are homeopathic medicines for treating nearly every kind of cough. Usually kids are the one who face the brunt of recurrent cough attacks , they are the worst hit. I am writing this feature keeping in mind the’ cough attacks’ that kids get , broadly it can apply to adults as well.
Coughs can be broadly divided into asthmatic cough, spasmodic cough, dry cough, croupy cough and Nocturnal Cough( cough that occurs at night). Homeopathic remedies that top the table in treating cough are Drosera , Coccus Cacti ,Cina , Antimony Tart , Pertussin , Spongia Tosta ,Belladonna , Phosphorus ,Cuprum met , Sambuccus and Corralium Rubrum.
Homeopathic medicines for cough with vomiting
Homeopathic medicines have a great ability to treat cough that end in a vomit. In my experience Coccus Cacti to be extremely Useful in treating cough that is frequently attended with vomiting. It works very efficiently in kids , especially those who suffer from cough variant asthma . This is a kind of asthma where cough is the predominant symptom and is excited more in the night , mornings , and easily on exertion . Lesser known medicine Pertussin has always stood the test of time when other medicines have failed me for cough with vomiting . More frequently indicated in chronic coughs or cough in kids that ends up in vomiting. For Pertussin to be indicated the cough should be Spasmodic in nature . Spasmodic Cough means cough that comes in spasms and can last for a long period e.g. a minute or two and may cause a vomiting reflex . This kind of cough is similar in symptoms to ” whooping Cough ” . Remember Whooping Cough has been nearly eradicated by modern day vaccines.
Homeopathic medicines for Spasmodic Cough
Cina tops the table for Homeopathic medicines that treat spasmodic cough. Other Great Homeopathic medicines that are used in treating spasmodic cough are Drosera , Cuprum metallicum ,Pertussin Sambuccus and Corralium Rubrum . Homeopathic Remedy Cina has a great role to play in treating kids that suffer from Spasmodic Cough attacks. Cina is indicated when the cough attacks are so violent that they leave kid blue and exasperating for breath. These attacks can come suddenly and can come even in the middle of the night. I have used Cina in 30c and infrequently in 200c for treating kids that suffer from recurrent attacks of spasmodic cough. Sambuccus is another great homeopathic remedy for cough that is spasmodic in nature. It is indicated in kids that suffer from spasmodic cough attacks late in the night or early morning 3am or so.Sambuccus is also used for asthmatic attacks in kids that occur in the Night while sleeping.
Homeopathic Remedies for Croupy and Rattling Cough
Rattling cough refers to cough that have sound of rattling mucus in the chest. Homeopathic medicines Antimonium Tart ,Ipecac and Phosphorus are used for it . Croupy cough or Hoarse Sounding cough are well treated with Spongia Tosta ; It is used when the cough has a typical Nature ‘ barking type’.
Homeopathic Remedies for Simple Dry cough
Belladonna has never failed me for treating patients with simple dry cough. Bryonia is my second choice . Cough attacks that come after exposure to cold air respond very favorably to Aconite and Hepar Sulpur. As for the asthmatic cough ,I will discuss it in an upcoming feature.