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objects from air passages. This is important, both as a protective mechanism and for the healing process²which is why a cough should not be artificially suppressed with drugs. When a cough is painful, too intense, or prevents good rest, the use of remedies can gently relieve discomfort and help with recovery. Coughing can accompany a wide variety of illnesses or conditions. If a person has serious difficulty breathing, coughs up blood or abnormal discharge, or seems very ill in other ways, professional help should be sought. For dosage information, please read the information at the end of this section. See also ³Using Homeopathy With Professional Guidance´ in What Is Homeopathy? Aconitum napellus: This remedy is indicated when a cough has come on suddenly²often from exposure to cold wind, or after a traumatic experience. The cough is likely to be sharp, short, dry, and constant. It may begin during sleep and wake the person up, or can start when the person goes from a cool place into a warmer one. Restlessness and fear are typical when this remedy is needed. It is often used in early stages of croup and asthma. Belladonna: A cough that comes on suddenly, often with the feeling of a speck or tickle in the throat, is a strong indication for this remedy. The cough is intense and nagging and the person may feel as if the head is about to burst. Sensations of heat, a reddened face, and dilated pupils are often seen when this remedy is needed. Bryonia: This remedy is indicated when a cold goes into the chest and the cough is very painful and dry. The person feels worse from any movement, and may even need to hold his or her sides or press against the chest to keep it still. The cough can also make the head or stomach hurt, and digestion may be upset. The mouth can be dry and the person may be thirsty. If someone is very grumpy when ill and wants to be left alone, not talked to or disturbed, Bryonia is likely to be the remedy. Chamomilla: A dry, hard, irritating cough that starts after being exposed to wind, or after being overexcited and angry, can indicate this remedy. The cough is often worse around nine in the evening and may continue into the night. The nervous system is hypersensitive, and the person can be extremely irritable and agitated. (Children may even shriek and hit, though they often calm down if someone carries them.) This remedy is also useful in asthma attacks, especially those brought on by anger. Ferrum phosphoricum: This is an excellent remedy for the early stages of many inflammatory conditions, especially colds and allergy attacks. The cough is typically short and tickling, and may be painful. Things are worse in cold air, at night, and in the early morning. The person feels weary, and often has a moderate fever and lightly flushed cheeks. Hepar sulphuris calcareum: This remedy is very helpful when a cough is loose, rattling and gagging, and brings up yellow mucus. It also relieves long, dry coughing jags. Extreme sensitivity to all sensations² especially cold²suggests a need for this remedy. Cold in any form (even food or drink) can set off a bout of coughing, and make the person feel more ill. A person who needs this remedy feels both physically and emotionally vulnerable, and can be irritable and touchy. This remedy is often indicated in bronchitis and croup. Ipecacuanha: A violent cough that comes with every breath, and long spasmodic bouts of coughing that end in gagging or vomiting, are indications for this remedy. The person may have a clean, uncoated tongue and experience tightness in the throat and chest, or an aggravating tickle. Warm, humid air or changes in the weather tend to make problems worse. Ipecacuanha is often used during asthma attacks.
Homeopathy Dosage Directions Select the remedy that most closely matches the symptoms. Sitting up usually helps. even touching the base of the throat can set off coughing. or a cold that travels quickly to the chest. . The person may feel heaviness or tightness. harsh. Pulsatilla: Coughs that are dry in the evening and loose in the morning. dry. teasing cough²often causing soreness or a feeling that something has been torn inside. irritable. The person may wake up feeling suffocated. 12C. Burning sensations. and may make the person¶s head ache. or 30C) should be used. instructions for use are usually printed on the label. other times a dose may be indicated several times a day. In addition. and likes the company of others. Sometimes a dose may be required several times an hour. and improved in open air may indicate this remedy. and in some situations. and problems are often worse from exertion (both mental and physical) and worse in the morning. and an aggravation from bathing are often seen in a person who needs this remedy. 30X. or from lying down with the head too low. unless otherwise directed by a physician. 6C. Spongia tosta: This remedy is indicated when a cough is loud. irritating coughs that get worse at night in bed. another dose may be taken. redness of eyes and mucous membranes. hacking cough that is triggered by a tickle in the pit of the throat is a strong indication for this remedy. as well as for breathing problems during sleep. A feeling of chilliness is typical. If improvement lags significantly or has clearly stopped. and sounds like barking or sawing wood. select a different remedy. Problems are usually made worse from being in a room that is too warm. but without much improvement. Phosphorus: This remedy is indicated when a person experiences hoarseness and a tickly cough that hurts the throat. as if the throat is plugged or the breathing passages are dry. and thick yellow mucus may be coughed up with gagging and choking. and exposure to cold air. The frequency of dosage varies with the condition and the individual. This remedy is often helpful during croup and asthma. and so does exposure to cold air and smoke. The cough can be aggravated by talking. 12X. and oversensitive to everything. It is often given to children who tend toward tears when ill and want to be held and comforted. This remedy is often used for loss of the voice and laryngitis. The chest usually has a feeling of pressure and soreness. A person who needs this remedy usually likes attention and company. A thirst for cold drinks (that may cause nausea after warming up in the stomach) is another indication for Phosphorus. If improvement is seen. but frothy or stringy mucus may come up. The cough is often dry. one dose per day (or less) can be sufficient. hacking. and the center and left side of the chest are likely to be sore. Rumex crispus: A teasing. laughing. Sulphur: This remedy is indicated for burning. It can also be useful when a mild cough drags on for a week or more without getting worse. The cough can keep the person from sleeping. Coughing may begin when the person goes outside or changes from a warm place to a cool one. worse in a stuffy room or when the person feels too warm. and drinking something warm or eating small amounts brings some relief. In conditions where self-treatment is appropriate. Talking aggravates the cough. Long coughing jags can end in stomach pain and retching. foul odors.Nux vomica: Indications for this remedy include a tight sensation in the chest with a dry. A person who needs this remedy is typically imaginative and fearful. continue to wait and let the remedy work. A person who needs this remedy is likely to be impatient. Many homeopathic physicians suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take one dose and wait for a response. If no response is seen within a reasonable amount of time. a lower potency (6X. but tires very easily.
Pulsatilla can help you if you have dry cough in the evening and loose cough in the morning. Phosphorus is a remedy used for tickling and hoarseness cough. This remedy is also used for asthma and croup. Nux vomica can help to treat teasing. This remedy is often given to children. You cough with every breath you take. pulsatilla. Sulphur is used to heal irritating and burning cough. you may feel tickling in your throat. Camommila also can help you in asthma attacks caused by anger. Sudden cough can upset your stomach and digestion. Coughing has a protective role in the human body and people should not take medications to stop coughing. In some cases it is necessary to take several times an hour. This cough can be painful. This remedy you can use to help against croup bronchitis. . allergy attacks and many other inflammatory conditions. Many different diseases or conditions can cause coughing. There are remedies which can help you to recover from coughing such as phosphorus. nux vomica. chamomilla. Ferrum phosphoricum is remedy good for colds. Spongia tosta is used for dry. yellow mass. You may fell tight in your chest and also your chest can be sore. If your condition is not improved by taking a certain remedy then you may need to switch it with another remedy. spongia tosta and ipecacuanha. It is used for tickling and short cough. This cough causes tickling in the pit of the throat. Usually for persons that cough up yellow mucus. you feel tightness and a tickle in your chest and throat. Your throat hurts and cold goes to the chest. harsh and loud cough. aconitum napellus. This cough may start if you were on the wind or you were angry or too excited. Bryonia is used for very painful and dry cough when a cold goes to the chest. Chamomilla is used for irritating and hard cough. sulphur. This cough becomes stronger at night and causes breathing problems while you sleep. Dosage of remedies depends on your condition. If a cough is too intense. This remedy is good for asthma attacks. You need to seek medical help if you cough up blood or if you are very sick. If you respond well to a certain remedy. Homeopathic physicians advise you to take only one dose of these remedies and then you need to wait what effect the remedies have. Hepar sulphuris calcareum is remedy used for loose.Homeopathic remedy for cough The human body uses coughing to remove foreign objects from respiratory passages. Belladonna is good for sudden cough. It sounds like a dog`s barking. gagging and rattling cough. ferrum phosphoricum. irritating substances and excess secretions. hepar sulphuris calcareum. This cough is caused by trauma or if you were on the cold wind. hacking and dry cough. painful and you can not rest because of it. rumex crispus. Commonly. Also. this remedy is good for dry and long coughs. take second dose. belladonna. Phosphorus is also used for laryngitis and loss of voice. Also. This cough can cause headaches or stomach-aches. bryonia. This cough is commonly dry and can cause sore chests. Aconitum napellus is used for coughs which are sudden and cough is often. Other cases require only one dose daily. Ipecacuanha is used for very violent cough. some remedies can help you to recover. Cough can be gagging and choke like and you may cough up a thick. This sudden cough is very nagging and intense. Rumex crispus is used for hacking and teasing cough.
The person may feel best when sitting up and tilting the head back. however. please read the information at the end of this section. with burning pains in the chest and heat in the head. Spongia is often used in croup. Both physical effort and mental exertion can make things worse. Overindulgence in stimulants. Warmth often brings improvement. General chilliness is usually seen. looks very pale. Mucus collects in breathing tubes. and is relieved by cool fresh air. or after becoming overexcited and angry.m. Carbo vegetabilis: This remedy may be indicated when a person feels weak or faint with a hollow sensation in the chest. . yet be very restless and anxious. Chamomilla: Asthma with a dry. has bluish lips. between midnight and two a. seek a doctor¶s help immediately. Tightness in the chest tends to be worse in the evening and at night. (Children may even shriek and hit. Breathing problems tend to be worse while lying down.) Ipecacuanha: Coughing spasms that lead to retching or vomiting strongly indicate this remedy. with a sawing sound. alcohol. Breathing can be labored. irritating cough that starts after being exposed to moving air. and may begin. wanting to sit beside a fan or open window. and sometimes worse from warmth. or strong spicy food can bring on or aggravate an episode. be worse from motion. because it feels so weak. (Pulsatilla is often useful in children¶s illnesses. Correctly-chosen remedies can help reduce distress during asthma attacks. eating.. Constitutional homeopathic care (with the guidance of an experienced professional) can help to improve a person¶s general health on deeper levels and possibly reduce the tendency toward asthma. yet feel a need for moving air. Coughing brings up yellow-colored mucus. wanting a lot of attention and comforting. The cough is often worse around nine p. Problems are often worse in the morning. and warmth and sleep often bring relief. The person may hold the chest while coughing. Gas and digestive upset are also likely. with gagging and choking. The person may be very cold (especially hands and feet). a genetic predisposition is common. Feeling worse in the evening. and sitting up and burping offers some relief. If a person has great difficulty breathing. with pressure in the stomach. Wheezing can come on suddenly with a feeling of suffocation and heaviness in the chest. though they often calm down if someone carries them. and episodes tend to be worse in the very early morning. can indicate this remedy. A person needing this remedy is typically very irritable and impatient. The person may sweat a lot and feel clammy or nauseous. as well. Pulsatilla: Wheezing that starts when a person gets too warm (especially in a stuffy room). emergency medical care must be sought in any serious attack. or when leaning forward. constricted feeling in the chest during asthma attacks.) Spongia tosta: A hard or ³barking´ cough during an asthma attack is a strong indication for this remedy. or be the most intense. but the person has difficulty coughing much out. hard. The person can be thirsty. The person seems hypersensitive and may be extremely irritable and agitated. Wheezing and breathing difficulties are aggravated by exertion.Homeopathic Remedies for Asthma People suffering from asthma often have allergic tendencies. Warm drinks may be helpful. Natrum sulphuricum: This remedy is sometimes indicated when asthma attacks are brought on by exposure to mold and dampness. and may continue into the night. and not much mucus is produced. For dosage information. with a general feeling of chilliness. Dry wheezing may progress to a cough that brings up frothy whitish fluid. sweets.m. and worse from talking. taking frequent tiny sips. may be helped with this remedy. better when sitting up. A person who needs this remedy is likely to be changeable and emotional. Nux vomica: Indications for this remedy include a tense. or lying down are other indications for this remedy. See also ³Using Homeopathy With Professional Guidance´ in What Is Homeopathy? Arsenicum album: A person needing this remedy can feel exhausted. or after eating rich food. The problems often start while the person is asleep (typically before midnight). or seems to be very weak or in danger of losing consciousness. Coughing jags can lead to gagging.
Restlessness and anxiety are predominant symptoms of this remedy. Helps for the time being but has to be followed by a constitutional treatment. Arsenicum alb. They feel chilly but are averse to stuffy warm rooms and desire cool rooms and open windows. Antimonium tartaricum ± This remedy is given specifically for children with a rattling cough with an inability to expectorate mucus. However. Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation and spasm of the bronchial tubes (airways) that transfer air into and out of the lungs. etc. Emotional stress. it involves careful study of every episode to evaluate the cause that might have precipitated the attack. weather changes. by means of specially prepared remedies.Coughing spasms that lead to retching or vomiting strongly indicate this remedy. the exact symptoms. and feeble. eggs. leaning forward and sitting up. Exercise. ± This remedy works for persons with complaints of a periodic onset. and usually associated with anxiety and weakness. Spongia ± This remedy is helpful in children with asthma who has a dry. The attack is better after passing stools. smoke. Kali Carbonicum . Tobacco. meaning.The asthma that gets aggravated after exposure to dust. barking." "Breath is life and life is breath".The asthma is aggravated at 3 am in the morning. with a feeling of suffocation. Pothos foetida . It affects one in ten adults and one in seven children. difficult breathing and tightness of chest. Persons treated with Homeopathy may be saved from using heavy doses of inhalers. when outdoors. and wheezing. Homeopathic Treatment of Asthma: Homeopathy is a system of medicine that supports the body¶s own healing mechanism. after eating. Breathing is such an accepted reality of life that we do not give much significance to it until we are deprived of it. chemicals. How to recognize signs and symptoms of Asthma? People with asthma may seem anxious and restless and may cough with each breath as an attack comes on. Blatta Orientalis .Article: Homeopathic treatment of Asthma . and need a lot of reassurance and attention. The chest may appear curved in and the ribs may show as the person with asthma struggles to get air.by Neepa Sevak TREATING ASTHMA WITH HOMEOPATHY The word "Asthma" comes from the Greek. and sinusitis. Breathing is faster as the person fights to get enough oxygen. but most often develops in childhood. but may include coughing. and is aggravated from dust. They feel drowsy. "to breathe hard. labored breathing.A remedy prescribed to control an acute attack. and in all prospects diminish the tendency towards asthma. cough in a tall. when apprehensive. short ineffectual cough. The bronchial tubes of an asthmatic patient are hypersensitive and react excessively to things that are minor irritants to people without asthma. Shortness of breath ± air hunger. narrow chest person who are always anxious. deodorants. This is observed well in children. . steroids and bronchodilators. Below I have noted some of the basic Homeopathic remedies that can be of assistance in treating an acute attack of asthma at home. dust mites. peanuts. and the factors that make the attack worse or better. detergents. Exhaling (breathing out) takes longer than inhaling (breathing in). weak. bronchitis. such as in premenstrual syndrome. Hormonal factors. and their symptoms are usually worse at 4 a. Ipecac . Fingernails and lips may turn blue (especially in children). croupy cough that is worst in the early part of the night. Drosera : This remedy is helpful for violent erratic symptoms. cow¶s milk. in summer. thin. allergy or eczema are more prone to this disease. Ask an asthma patient the agony and distress of waking up in the middle of the night. gases. producing a lot of mucus. This health condition seems to be increasing in our population. Genetic tendency in children with a family history of asthma. Thus you can rely on Homeopathy for healthy breathing and a healthy life with an enhanced resistance power. It is possible to treat asthma with correctly selected Homeopathic medicines. like colds. diesel fumes. Certain drug sensitivity. when the breathlessness is aggravated at night 1 am and daytime 1 pm. and perfumes. Phosporus ± This is one of the best remedy for noisy wheezy breathing. Approximately 80% of children and 50% of adults with asthma also have allergies. These patients are very thirsty but for only sips of water at a time. Symptoms vary from person to person. central heating. Respiratory infections. pets. Constitutional Homeopathic care with the management of an experienced professional Homeopath can help to recover a person¶s general health on deeper levels by treating asthma from the origin rather than suppressing its symptoms. dust. cyanosis and vomiting. Asthma can happen at any age. making them toss and turn in bed. Every patient suffering from Asthma experiences it in a different way: with exertion. paroxysms of wheezing. Coughing that gets worse over minutes to hours. on waking. feeling of suffocation and anxiety. nuts. Patient feels better by warm food and drinks. Wheezing that initiates as a slight whistling sound and progresses to an evidently shrill noise with each labored breath.m. Actual cause of asthma is unknown but is generally due to a hypersensitivity of the lungs and airways to certain "triggers" such as: Pollens. in winter. Foods such as fish. paint. as their small chest is flexible. Their condition is sometimes precipitated after being angered or annoyed.