With the change of seasons many of us will be faced with requests for the relief of various forms of coughs. Homeopathy can provide some useful solutions to this problem and can offer a wide range of benefits including an excellent speed of action, ease of use and low risk of drug interaction. Following are a few remedy suggestions that may help.
|Aconite||Dry, barking or spasmodic cough, better for lying on the back and worse from dry, cold wind, speaking, deep inspiration, at night and after eating or drinking|
|Ant tart||Loose rattling cough without expectoration, better sitting upright, worse for anger, warm drinks, after eating, after midnight and on lying down.|
|Belladonna||Dry cough, worse in the evening and just after lying down and is not relieved by sitting up.|
|Bryonia||Dry, concussive cough, better for open air, worse from talking, eating, drinking or speaking.|
|Conium||Dry cough, better while fasting, worse when lying down, from talking, and at night.|
|Corallium||Dry, spasmodic, barking cough, worse in open air and going from a warm to a cold room.|
|Cuprum met||Dry, nervous spasmodic cough, worse at night, better for drinking cold water and worse for eating or inhaling cold air.|
|Hepar sulph||Dry or loose, hoarse, croupy cough.|
Better for damp air or warmth, worse in the morning, for cold air, any body part becoming uncovered or from cold food or drinks.
|Hyoscyamus||Dry, nervous, exhausting cough that usually starts as soon as the sufferer is lying down. Better for sitting up and worse at night.|
|Ipecac||Loose spasmodic violent cough, better in the open air and cold drinks, worse from warmth or motion.|
|Kali bic||Loose, wheezing or barking cough with profuse yellow expectoration. Better for warmth, worse on waking and after eating.|
|Phosphorus||Short, dry or nervous cough, better for eating, worse for cold drinks, before a thunderstorm or from strong odours.|
|Pulsatilla||Spasmodic cough which is dry at night and loose through the day. Better for open air, cold food and drink, worse for warmth. Urine is often emitted with the cough.|
|Spongia||Dry, barking, wheezy or croupy cough.|
Better for eating or drinking warm things, worse from deep breathing, excitement, warmth, smoking, cold drinks or lying with the head too low.