COUGH COUGH COUGH: what a Kerfuffle!
by Lisa Robbins
An irritating cough that won’t quit can ruin an evening, make attending an event or a class impossible or lead to chest infections.
Nip it in the bud with the right remedy. Have a look below and read more here.
Croupy, barking, honking cough with a hoarse voice, better for eating and drinking needs Spongia. The patient feels better lying down and can feel panicky (choking) upon waking.
A hard dry cough that is better for pressing the chest, with a thirst for cold drinks (yet soothed by hots drinks) responds well to Bryonia. The patient is often a grumpy bear who wants to be left alone.
A cough that is loose by day, dry by night, with yellow-green phlegm might need Pulsatilla. Tearful, miserable, and worse in a hot stuffy room, the patient is not thirsty.
A cough with stringy, gloo-ey phlegm needs Kali bicrom.
A cough that rattles the chest yet no phlegm comes out benefits from Ant tart. The patient feels full of mucous and needs to sit up to breathe, especially when trying to sleep. Pale with bluish lips often.
A wheezy cough where the patient can’t get his breath, accompanied by persistent nausea is treated with Nux vom. (Tongue is clean)
A restless, anxious patient who is thirsty (for sips) and worn out, should take Arsenicum. Worse around midnight.
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