Homeopathic Remedies for Cough

Cough Remedies for Children

Coughing is a natural human reflex action that can arise suddenly or repetitively whenever there are some micro-organism, foreign irritants or secretions irritating or blocking the nasal or respiratory air passage. However repetitive and frequent coughing is usually an indication that there is some form of diseases in the background such as:

  • Some types of respiratory tract infection
  • asthma
  • chronic bronchitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux
  • air pollution
  • smoking
  • heart failure

Similar to many other diseases, cough can also be seasonal whereby many people tend to suffer from acute cough while chronic cough sufferers will experience further aggravations in their cough problem during the winter seasons. In winter, children are also susceptible to respiratory infections such as:

  • pneumonia
  • bronchitis
  • measles
  • influenza
  • whooping cough
  • respiratory tract infection

It is very important to take infant and children’s cough seriously and to try to provide quick relief as soon as possible. Try to avoid cough medicines that suppresses cough reflex as they are actually dangerous, especially if the cough is the productive type.

Homeopathic medicines have been found to be safe yet effective for treatment of acute symptoms of children’s coughs.

Homeopathic Remedies for Cough

Symptoms: Sudden cough, coughing due to exposure to dry cold, sneezing, occasional fever
Homeopathic medicine: Aconite
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Face turning hot and red, eyes staring, sudden and violent onset of coughing, inflamed tonsils, hard, red, glistening, painful
Homeopathic medicine: Belladonna
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Cold in the chest, painful cough coming out from the ribs centre, thirsting for cold drinks
Homeopathic medicine: Bryonia
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Cough with rattling accumulation of mucous in the lungs with difficulty taking it out.
Homeopathic medicine: Antim Tart
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Oppressive respiration, wheezing, nausea and vomiting
Homeopathic medicine: Ipecac
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Cough spasm strangles, mucous is yellow and thick, pus in tonsils, piercing and shooting pain, cough is loose, rattling and croupy
Homeopathic medicine: Hepar Sulph
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Mucous is ropy, thick, green and flowing inwards, difficulty in taking it out and clearing throat, cough is hacking and brassy, old colds
Homeopathic medicine: Kali Bi
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Dry cough, larynx is sore
Homeopathic medicine: Nux Vomica
Potency: 30

Symptoms: Loose cough; green, yellow mucous flowing out; old colds
Homeopathic medicine: Pulsatilla
Potency: 30