A dry cough is a common reflex action that clears the breathing passages and airways from irritants. A dry cough stands for a cough that is deprived of mucus or phlegm which appears when a person comes in contact with micro-organisms, bacteria, or any other foreign body particles. A dry cough is irritating and annoying and causes restlessness in a person. It can also give rise to difficulty in breathing and sleeping. This condition is very common among children and sensitive people. The most common reason for a dry cough is viral infections such as flu, COVID-19 and the common cold. In some people, a dry cough arises in a continuous spasm and causes anxiousness in the person. Overexertion or a psychological condition can also cause a dry cough. At times, people develop a habit of coughing especially when they are undressing stress or even without it. A dry cough can also be a result of gastroesophageal reflux with vomiting.
Homeopathic treatment for a dry cough works wonders and fully cures the person. The benefits of using homeopathic medicines are they break the tendency and recurrence of the disease. These remedies are produced from natural substances and are devoid of side effects. Alternatively, the conventional treatments disturb the natural healing process of the body and make it dull. In homeopathy, the remedies help to restore the healing process and bring it back to health. They have a positive effect on the body and they do not slow down the body processes as well.
Homeopathic Treatment for a Dry Cough
Best homeopathic medicines for a cough that is dry are Bryonia, Drosera, and Stannum Metallicum. Bryonia is an ideal homeopathic medicine for a dry, hacking cough with a sharp pain in the sides of the chest. Drosera acts well for a dry cough that is prolonged and continuous and is associated with a violent tickling in the larynx. Stannum Metallicum is well indicated in cases of dry cough when a patient is unable to do anything without coughing.
1. For a Dry Cough that Appears in Spasms
Cocculus Indicus and Antimonium Crudum are top-grade medicines for a dry cough that occurs in spasms or a spasmodic dry cough. Cocculus Indicus is a very effective remedy for a dry cough that is spasmodic, especially in hysterical or anemic women. A dry cough in paroxysms along with a burning sensation in the chest can be cured with homeopathic medicine Antim Crudum.
2. For a Dry Cough in Children
The most beneficial remedies for a dry cough in children are Chamomilla, Senega and Squilla. Chamomilla is an effective medicine to treat a dry cough with hoarseness and irritability in children. Chamomilla is also indicated in cases of children where the main symptom is a cough triggered by anger. Senega acts well for a dry cough with pain in parts of the chest. It is beneficial for fat and chubby children. Squilla is another ideal medicine for a dry cough in children where the child rubs his face with the fist while coughing.
3. For Dry Cough, Especially at Night
The most effective medicines for a dry cough occurring at night are Nux Vomica and Arsenic Album. Nux Vomica works well in cases of dry cough at night with a bursting headache, which prevents sleep. Arsenic Album is beneficial for a dry cough that becomes worse after midnight, and from lying on the back. A dry cough with great exhaustion, anemia and nervous irritability is addressed well by Arsenic Album.
4. For a Dry Cough in Cold Weather
Very beneficial remedies for a dry cough in cold weather are Baryta Carb and Dulcamara. Baryta Carbonica is an excellent medicine for a dry cough when a person gets a dry cough after exposure to cold air. Baryta Carbonica also works well in cases when a dry cough starts after getting the feet wet. Dulcamara acts well when a dry cough occurs in cold, wet weather.
5. For a Continuous Dry Cough
Very useful medicines for a constant dry cough are Drosera, China and Ignatia. Drosera acts well for prolonged and incessant dry cough attacks. The person also gets attacks of dry cough which follow each other very rapidly, there is a difficulty in breathing as well. China is an excellent remedy for a dry cough that occurs continuously, right after eating or laughing. Ignatia is also a helpful medicine to deal with a dry cough which appear in quick successive shocks. Homeopathic medicine Ignatia is also beneficial for coughing fits which increase the desire to cough.
6. for a Dry Cough with Difficulty in Breathing
Spongia and Agaricus Muscarius are the top grade medicines for a dry cough with difficulty in breathing. Spongia is very effective in a dry cough along with marked suffocation. The patient complains of a dry cough and experiences as if he is breathing through a sponge. Agaricus Muscarius is an ideal treatment for a dry cough with dyspnea. The person has to sit up while coughing or the person becomes breathless, in these cases, Agaricus Mus will cure the case.
7. For a Dry Cough that Comes After Exertion
The most effective medicines for a dry cough that is a result of exertion are Phosphorus and Stannum Metallicum. Phosphorus acts well for cases of a dry cough occurring from talking, reading aloud or laughing. Phosphorus is also useful when there is a bursting pain in the head is present with a dry cough. Stannum Met is useful in a dry cough which is a result of short breaths from the least exertion. The patient is unable to do anything without coughing.
8. For a Dry Cough Associated with Vomiting
Drosera and Kali Carbonicum are the most effective remedies for a dry cough associated with vomiting. Drosera is very useful for a dry cough accompanied by retching and vomiting. Kali Carbonicum acts well for a dry cough that appears in spasms with gagging or vomiting of drink, food and sour phlegm. A dry cough that becomes worse after drinking or eating can be treated effectively with Kali Carb.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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