A cough is an involuntary action to unblock the air passage of mucus or other irritants. It can also be done deliberately to clear the throat. It’s not a disease itself and a body’s way to clear out the mucus or air pollutants. It is helpful to get rid of phlegm quickly. More often, it gets away without any medical attention but if the condition persists should see a doctor. Cough can be categorized into two;
WET OR PRODUCTIVE COUGH:
It produces mucus and commonly due to colds, some allergies or other respiratory infections. A person may feel chest tightness or congestion. It gets worse when waking up and while talking.
DRY OR UNPRODUCTIVE COUGH:
It does not produce mucus and usually caused by cold but in many cases it happens from cigarette smoke, dust, fumes or some other irritants present in our environment. A dry cough does not harm but irritates the throat and is usually linked with a tickly throat.
Mostly coughs cured on its own within a week or two. But if a symptom persists or person coughs up green or bloody phlegm, consult a doctor immediately. Coughing can be a symptom of other illness like asthma. It may leads to heart failure if it’s accompanied by audible breathing or shortness of breath (dyspnea).
Treating cough with homeopathy needs individualization, it means medicine is prescribed according to patient’s symptoms, professional consultation is required to treat any type of cough. There are around hundred homeopathic remedies for cough. Selection of medicine according to patient’s symptoms and cause provides quick relief. Homeopathic medicine for cough are effective in many cases, and do not have any side effect. Either acute or chronic, homeopathic medicines work fast when prescribed on individualization.
Bryonia is best medicine when cough is dry; other symptoms include much thirst, dryness in throat. . bryonia 30 for cough is usually prescribed, not higher potencies. In Dr. Gupta’s mateia medica he included about Bryonia for cough,’ very dry cough, at night; must sit up; worst after eating and drinking; with vomiting; with stitches in chest, expectoration of rust color sputa.’ Cough from drinking cold ice water /drinks in hot weather. Bryonia is also top homeopathic medicine for cold and cough condition when there are symptoms like stuffy nose, frontal headache and low-grade fever.
Spongia is great homeo medicine for cough. Cough during sleep, person awakes with sense of suffocation, anxiety and difficult respiration. Cough when lie with head low. Spongia is as useful as it is in the case of croup in children. Spongia is indicated for sense of suffocation after sleep in goiter patient. Spongia cough is dry, spasmodic cough
Kali bichromium is suggested for metallic hacking cough, profuse yellow expectoration come out in a long string. Cough with pain in sternum extending to shoulder.
Cough when lying down in bed, better on sitting. Difficult expectoration, mucus yellow in the morning. Symptoms aggravate after taking oily food.
There are many homeopathic medicines for allergic cold and cough which are prescribed on individualization; there are different homeopathic medicines for allergies i.e dust, pollen, or common allergens. Ozonum medicine for allergic cough is prescribed for violent irritating cough and sneezing, with rawness in throat. There are other homeopathic medicines prescribed on individuality.
Medicines for cough with throat inflammation, sore throat (pharyngitis) are aconite, chamomilla, Hippuricum acidum, Ipecacuanha, Mercurius iodatus ruber, Nux vomica, Pulsatilla. Aconite is first homeopathic medicine for cough cold and fever after exposure to cold air/dry cold wind.
Chamomilla is for peevish child suffering from whooping cough. Cough in the night when child is sleeping with little feverish and red face. Ipecacuanha is one of the valuable remedies for respiratory disorder. Chest full of phlegm does not yield to coughing. Cough with difficult breathing.
Cold water worsens spasmodic cough. Continuous suffocative cough in the evening with perspiration is another symptom of Ipecac. Mercurius iodatus ruber is best medicine for cough with sore throat especially when pain on left side of throat.
Arnica, Arsenic iod, badiga, carbo veg, cheldonium, drosera, hyoscyamus, kali bichromicum, rumex, sanguinaria, stramonium are medicines for whooping cough.
Compound medicine for cough
Traditionally used in emetic coughs like whooping cough. It is composition of Ipeca, senega, hyoscyamus, belladonna, hedra helix
Traditionally use in dry coughs. It contains drosera, ipeca, thymus vulgaris, cuprum aceticum, pulsatilla, lobelia inflate, belladonna, viola odorata, coccus cacti, veratrum album
Traditionally used in symptomatic treatment of loose cough. It contains kreosotum chelidonium teribnthina, stannum mur, silicea
It is indicated for Catarrhal affections of the upper air passages. Rhinolaryngopharyngitis, especially bronchitis and whooping cough at all stages.
this cough syrup is indicated for Catarrhal affections of the upper air passages.
Dr. Willmar Schwabe medicine for cough
It is indicated in chronic bronchitis with constant cough, tightness in chest. Especially helpful in winter cough. It contains Senega Ø, Antimonium sulfuratum aurantiacum 3X, Hepar sulfuris 3X, Naphthalinum 4X, Stannum jodatum 3X
It is biochemic combination have alt remedies including Ferrum phosphoricum 3X, Kalium muriaticum 3X, Magnesium phosphoricum 3X, Natrium muriaticum 3X, Natrium sulfuricum 3X
Does homeopathy have cough syrups?
There are many homeopathic syrups also available on our website. Syrup may contain around five to seven or more homeopathic medicines.
What are the effective homeo cough syrups?
boiron chestal honey is one of the best homeopathic cough syrups but not available in Pakistan easily. hyland’s cough syrup is another also not available here. Syrup from German homeopathic companies and france homeopathic companies are mentioned in this blog.
Which one should I choose homeopathic cough syrup or homeopathic cough medicine?
For obstinate chronic cough or acute cough, homeopathic medicine should be prescribed by doctor after individualization. homeopathic doctor suggest you medicine after taking complete case.
What are hyland’s cough syrup ingredients?
hylands cough medicine contain Bryonia 6X, Causticum 6X, Drosera Rotundifolia 6X, Ipecacuanha 6X, Phosphorus 12X, Rumex Crispus 6X, Spongia Tosta 6X