Dry cough ? Greasy cough? Cough at night? How to manage your cough while respecting this natural process of our body?
A first step in managing your cough is first to realize that it is a natural defense of the body against microbial attacks (viruses or bacteria). It is also important to distinguish between dry cough, which needs to be calmed down, and “productive” fat cough that must be respected and accompanied.
Symptoms of cough: Chest oppressed, low fever. The cough, often dry at first, can become oily with phlegm or even chronic.
Objective of homeopathic treatment against cough: Space out the crises that exhaust, regain sleep and breath. Classical medicine is quite helpless in the face of these symptoms (cough suppressant if dry cough, fluidifying when it is oily, steroids otherwise).
The solution: Cough is a natural reaction of the airways that seek to expel bulky or irritating agents. The doctors distinguish “productive cough” with expectoration of dry cough, which exhausts in vain. In homeopathy, the distinctions are even finer, as shown by the recommendation of Dr. Chemouny (author of the Guide to homeopathy, ed. Jacob O.).
Homeopathic remedies according to the type of cough
When the cough is dry, painful and nocturnal (in a tracheitis, for example) associated with dryness of the nose and mouth and intense thirst: use Bryonia 5 CH: 5 granules every 2 hours then space as you go improvements.
Spasmodic cough especially coughing (coughing fit) with a permanent feeling of tickling of the throat “as with a feather” pushing the individual to cough very frequently, especially at night, when he is warm in his bed: take Drosera rotundifolia 15 CH: 5 granules 3 times a day.
The Ipeca strain is recommended in case of nausea cough with difficult expectoration. In cases of spasmodic cough with suffocation or in case of coughing fits, which can lead to nausea and vomiting, also characterized by a large production of mucus (the cough is called fat or productive, the individual has mucus he has expectorant): Ipeca 5 CH: 5 granules every 10-15 minutes until sputum appears, then every hour for 24 hours. Low dilutions favor sputum and high dilutions rather act on spasms.
When the cough is calmed just after taking a sip of cold water: Cuprum metallicum 9 CH: 5 granules 3 times a day.
In case of coughing with the onset of nasopharyngitis. This cough is often triggered by drafts, but also triggered or aggravated by cold air inspiration: Rumex crispus 5 CH: 5 granules 3 times a day. Rumex is used to limit inflammation of laryngitis and pharyngitis but has no anti-tussive aim proper.
When the cough is oily with a high production of slime: Antimonium tartaricum 5 CH: 5 granules every 10 to 15 minutes until sputum appears, then renew the intake of 5 granules every hour for 24 hours. Use low dilutions (4 or 5 CH) to promote secretions, and on the contrary higher dilutions (9 or 15 CH) to stop them.
The Coccus Cacti strain is used as an anti-inflammatory of the respiratory tract and is used to treat night-time pertussis coughs. The low dilutions 7 to 9 CH will be recommended: 5 granules every hour until symptoms improve.
Other natural medicines that also work to effectively cure coughing
– Oligotherapy (use of trace elements). Ask the pharmacist for doses of manganese-copper (one per day during the attack, then three doses the following week). – Essential oils (HE). Essential Cypress Oil calms irritation, decongests. Eucalyptus essential oil, antibacterial and antiviral, promotes the elimination of fat coughs. A mixture to breathe an hour morning and evening (in a diffuser or a bowl of water placed on the radiator).
– Syrups made from ivy are known to soothe cough without inconvenience. On sale at the pharmacy.
Cough is not a disease but a symptom. In case of cough, dry or greasy persists, it is better to consult your health professional to identify the cause.
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