The newspapers have reported that GP surgeries have seen an increase of patients with a nasty cough and advising people to rest and drink plenty of fluids. They are not prescribing anti-biotics which is generally what people have come to expect.
I thought it might be useful to list a few remedies that can be used for a cough, although if you have had it for a while and it returns each year it would be best to see a professional homeopath who can prescribe a constitutional remedy individually chosen and suited to you. Your constitutional remedy will work on many different levels and your overall health will improve, for example, you might have a cough but also experience hay fever during the summer, or you may also have asthma. I can help all other conditions that you might be experiencing at the same time using one constitutional remedy.
Remedies that might help with a cough are shown below, although a constitutional remedy would be more beneficial and deeper acting:-
Aconite – (regular readers will note this is a popular and very useful remedy and is featured in my top 10 first aid remedy guide). The cough violent and is hoarse, dry and painful. It can also cause breathlessness.
Bryonia – your cough is hard, dry and painful and your chest hurts when you cough that you need to hold it. You feel worse in warm rooms and feel better when you sit up and take cold drinks. This remedy is sometimes referred to as “like a bear with a sore head”.
Drosera – This is a deep barking cough and you could find you choke to the point of retching, it can also feel like something is tickling your throat. It is better sitting up and in open air.
Hepar Sulph – A barking cough and is worse when getting cold or for cold air. There is a lot of mucus which is difficult to bring up.
Spongia – Barking cough and your chest feels full with a feeling that it is being suffocated by it.