There are lots of remedies for coughs but I’m listing the most common ones below. Sometimes other remedies or potencies are required which might require a consultation with a Homeopath.
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Comes on suddenly. Often around midnight. Dry, hard, barking cough. Constant. Irritating. May have high temperature. Can be caused from being outside on a cold, windy day.
Loud, rattling cough. Asthmatic-type breathing. Rattling from chest can be easily heard. Coughing up phlegm.
Dry, stitching painful cough. Irritating, racking cough. Person holds chest while coughing. Deep breath aggravates. Thirsty. Wants to be alone and keep still. Very irritable.
Violent cough, worse at night when person lies down. Barking, spasmodic cough with retching, gagging and vomiting. Big remedy for Whooping Cough.
Ferr-phos Cell Salts
Short tickling irritating dry cough. Cough hard and dry, sore to cough. Cell salts are very low potency remedies which can be repeated often. Please see my blog on Cell Salts here on the website.
Kali-mur Cell Salts
Loud fits of cough, coughs from stomach. Hoarse. Whitish coating at back of tongue. Thick greyish-white phlegm and/or white discharge from nose. Stuffy feeling in head and ears. Cell salts are very low potency remedies which can be repeated often. Please see my blog on Cell Salts here on the website.
Rattling, loose chesty cough. Difficult to cough up phlegm. Coughs up thick, yellow phlegm. Feels very cold and wants to be covered. Irritable, critical and impatient with cough. Cough worse once in bed.
Dry tickling cough. Cough worse from cold air, talking, laughing. Mucous can be blood streaked from nose. Colds that turn to coughs / chest infections. Cough comes on in evening or twilight. Thirsty and wants ice-cold drinks or ice-cream.
Dry cough with yellow/green mucous. Worse in evening, morning, lying down. Cough may be loose in morning. Must sit up to cough. Worse for stuffy warm rooms and better for fresh air. Thirstless. May retch from cough. Tearful and clingy.
Dry, barking raspy cough – sounds like a seal barking. Attacks of coughing. Big remedy for Croup. Cough better from eating and drinking. Worse around midnight.