Homeopathy is one of the effective alternative medicines available for stubborn coughs and colds. Unlike other lines of medicine, homeopathy emphasizes on understanding the underlying cause of the ailment before initiating the treatment. Every sign and symptom may require different medication and hence it is best to consult a reliable homeopathic consultant.
Dry: These coughs are unproductive and irritating. It usually feels like a tickle and expels very little or no mucus.
Wet: Wet coughs are productive and they expel the mucus secreted in throat or chest.
Nux vomica: If you experience a cough that makes you restless along with fever and chills, then Nux Vomica is ideal for you. This kind of cold and cough involves a nose block towards the night with a sore throat that might be painful when you try to swallow.
Kali bich: This is prescribed if you have sticky, smelly mucus that fills your sinuses and hoarseness and pain at the root of the nose. You may even need to cough hard to clear your throat in such cases. Mornings can be quite troublesome since mucus accumulates overnight and blocks the nasal passages. The pain may also extend to the ear.
Bryonia: If you see symptoms like bone aches, chill-ridden fever, dry throat, constant urge to drink cold water and a hacking cough, then Bryonia may help relieve you of that pain. It is also ideal for coughs that start slowly and linger for too long or the ones that are caused due to sudden changes in weather.
Hepar Sulph: If a rattling and dry cough along with chilliness and yellow phlegm are troubling you, Hepar Sulph is the cure. You may also feel pressure on your sinus and a sore throat with splinters.
Natrum Mur: If you experience a lot of dryness accompanied with mucus that is clear but thick and a desire to eat salty foods, then Natrum Mur will help you alleviate the pain from this dry and tickling cough and congestion.