A homeopathic remedy for acute chest conditions e.g. coughs, wheezing, tight chest, whooping cough, croup.
For a very ‘wet’ or phlegmy cough, use muco drainol 30c instead.
If a chest infection is suspected, add anti-virabac 200c.
If using more than one remedy at a time, alternate dosing between the two remedies.
|Remedy||Symptoms covered by specific remedy|
|Antimonium tartaricum 200c||Rattling of mucus giving rise to rapid, short breaths as if about to suffocate; loose cough with burning in chest.|
|Bryonia 30c||Dry hacking cough; patient holds chest, sides and head when coughing; sputum is rust in colour and may be streaked with blood.|
|Cortisone 6c||Anti-inflammatory action without side effects of allopathic drug.|
|Ferrum phosphoricum 30c||Dry hacking cough that is often painful with a heavy chest.|
|Ipecacuanha 30c||Cough with wheezing. Incessant cough with tendency to vomit. Nosebleeds, tightness of chest, whooping cough, croup.|
|Kali bichromicum 30c||Cough with thick, sticky or stringy mucus, yellow or green. Hoarse voice, pain in ears when cough.|
|Kali muriaticum 30c||Hoarse, croupy, laryngeal cough with wheezing.|
|Natrum sulphuricum 30c||Shortness of breath and asthma with damp weather; thick, ropy green mucus; loose but violent cough.|
|Silicea30c||Violent cough when lying down with thick yellow, lumpy mucus; bruised feeling in chest; cannot breathe deeply without pain; shortness of breath from exercise/exertion.|
|Spongia tosta 30c||Barking, dry cough. Hoarseness, croupy cough. Difficult wheezy breathing. Better for drinking.|
In acute conditions, dose every hour for 3 doses then every 2 hours for 3 doses.
Thereafter dose 4-6 hourly as required for 3-5 days.
For a very tight chest and wheezing, initial dosing can be half hourly for 3 doses if required.
For asthmatics, it may be beneficial to take this remedy together with your conventional medical treatment e.g. dose once a week for up to 3 months.
If further treatment is required, or to tailor treatment for the individual, consult a homeopath.