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Homeopathic Treatment for Loose Cough

Cough is a natural reflex by which the body clears the throat and airways from irritants (like dust, smoke, allergens), mucus, or any fluid. Loose cough refers to a cough in which mucus (phlegm) is produced. It may cause rattling sound in the chest or throat. A person may also feel congestion in the chest. It can be attended with other symptoms like difficulty in breathing, wheezing, pain in the chest, and fever, depending upon the cause.

What is the reason behind it?

It mostly arises due to infections with bacteria and viruses. Mucus is produced by the lining of the whole respiratory tract usually that keeps airways moist and acts as a protective barrier for irritants. In the case of infection, this mucus production increases than usual. It helps to trap the infection-causing organism, and with a cough, this excessive mucus expels out from mouth as phlegm. Loose cough can arise in bronchitis (I.e., inflammation of the bronchial tubes), pneumonia (infection in lungs), bronchiectasis ( damage, thickening, and widening of the bronchi) and sometimes in asthma.

Homeopathic Treatment for Loose Cough

Loose cough can be treated effectively with natural homeopathic medicines. Both acute, as well as chronic, long-standing cases, are treatable with homeopathic medicines. These medicines treat the root cause behind it to bring excellent recovery. They help to bring relief in cough as well as attending symptoms like difficulty in breathing, chest pain, and wheezing in the chest. The top three homeopathic medicines for treating loose cough are Antimonium Tart, Arsenic Album, and Hepar Sulph.

Homeopathic Medicines for Loose Cough

1. Antimonium Tart – Top grade medicine

Antimonium Tart is useful for persons who have excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. They feel chest is congested and full of phlegm, but very little is expectorated. The expectoration is scanty, thick, white, or yellow in color. They have cough day and night. It worsens on lying down and compels them to sit up. Along with this, they have difficulty in breathing. Sometimes they also have chest pain while coughing.

2. Arsenic Album – To manage difficulty in breathing

Arsenic Album is a very beneficial medicine to control trouble in breathing, appearing with the cough. Along with this, expectoration of yellow, green, or frothy mucus is present. The expectoration is difficult. A person feels suffocated with this. Constricted sensation in the chest is also explored. Wheezing in the chest is prominent with the above symptoms.

3. Hepar Sulph – When cold air exposure worsens

Hepar Sulph is well indicated in people who have to worsen this condition from exposure to cold air. They have a cough with abundant thick, yellow expectoration. Breathing difficulty and whistling sounds in the chest are also there. Hepar Sulph is effective for this complaint arising in bronchitis, pneumonia, and asthma.

4. Silicea – For yellow expectoration

Silicea is an ideal choice when a person has a yellow expectoration. The expectoration is thick, lumpy. It may also be pus-like with an offensive smell. Cough is there that gets worse from cold drinks and better from warm drinks. Chest pain of stitching nature is also felt with the above symptoms

5. Pulsatilla – For greenish expectoration

Pulsatilla is a natural medicine prepared from a plant named Pulsatilla Nigricans, commonly known as windflower. This plant belongs to family Ranunculaceae. It is a very when greenish mucus is expectorated. The expectoration is copious. It may have a salty or sweetish taste. Cough is mostly worse in the morning in cases needing Pulsatilla. In many cases needing it, the condition gets worse in a warm room and better in the open air. Oppression or constriction of the chest sometimes accompanies these symptoms.

6. Natrum Mur – For white phlegm

Natrum Mur is helpful when white phlegm is expectorated. It has a salty taste. With this person complains of pain in throat and bursting pain in the head. Cutting and tearing pain in the chest during coughing is also complained. They often feel as if the condition worsens from exertion. Shortness of breath may also be felt by them.

7. Ipecac – When vomiting appears

Ipecac is well indicated when vomiting appears with a cough. Ipecac is prepared from the dried root of the plant named Ipecacuanha. This plant belongs to family Rubiaceae. Persons who require Ipecac have excessive mucus collection in the chest. They have intense retching and vomits the mucus with difficulty. Expectoration of mucus gives temporary relief to them. Along with the above, they feel tightness in chest and suffocation. Weakness is another symptom that attends.

8. Kali bichrome – For ropy, stringy mucus

Kali bichrome is suitable when thick, viscid, ropy mucus is expectorated that can be drawn in long strings. It has an offensive smell. With this, there is a cough that is constant and is very loud. There is the excessive rattling of mucus in the chest with whistling sounds.

9. Stannum Met – For extreme weakness

Stannum Met offers much help to persons who have an extreme weakness with the cough. They have deep, violent cough with frequent hawking from mucus felt in the chest. They feel it worsens from talking and laughing. Green coloured mucus is expectorated with this. It has a sweetish taste and a fetid smell. The expectoration is most copious in the morning time. A person also feels shortness of breath. Pain and oppression in the chest are other symptoms that accompany the above complaints.

10. Senega – For difficult expectoration

Homeopathic medicine Senega is prepared from the dried root of plant Senega Officinalis. This plant belongs to natural order Polygalaceae.
Senega is valuable to treat such cases with difficult expectoration. In cases needing it, there is loose, rattling cough with little expectoration. The person has to hawk a lot in order to expectorate the phlegm, which is yellow coloured and sometimes is bloodstained. Along with this, they have stitching pain in the chest while coughing and breathing. They also have sensitive and painful chest wall.

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