Sudden onset often after exposure to cold air. Dry croupy cough with runny nose and sneezing. Irritation of respiratory tract, hoarseness/dryness of throat. Worse: cold dry winds, talking and deep breathing. Better: lying on back.
Antimonium tartaricum (Tartar emetic)
Noisy, rattling, loose cough as if chest full of mucus. Young children or elderly with cough who are too weak to expel the mucus. Worse: night, especially from 10 pm until after midnight, lying flat, eating. Better sitting up and after expectoration
Bryonia (White Bryony)
Dry hacking cough in the evening and night without sputum. Spasmodic cough shaking the whole body, pain in the head and abdomen from coughing, better for holding the painful part. Dryness of all air passages with thirst.
Worse: movement, deep breathing, lying in bed. Better: fresh air and for holding painful part.
Cough with raw, sore feeling in chest. Hollow, hard, dry cough from tickling in throat. Expectoration not easy to cough up and slips back down the throat. Worse: lying down, talking and bending head forward. Better: cold drinks
Paroxysmal, hard, short hacking cough ending in copious thick, ropes of mucus. Worse: 6-7 am or after 11.00 pm, becoming heated, warm rooms. Better: cold, open air, cold drinks.
Spasmodic, dry irritating coughs like whooping cough. Barking cough which is dry in the evening and loose in the morning. Sputum is yellow/green, bitter or offensive, bloody or pus like. Retching after spasmodic cough.
Worse: after midnight, lying down, singing, laughing and drinking. Better: holding chest.
Hepar sulph. (Hepar sulphuris calcareum)
Productive cough with thick, yellow mucus. Also dry, croupy cough. Worse: slightest drafts, uncovering, cold dry air Better: warmth, from expectoration
Productive cough with thick, yellow mucus. Also dry, croupy cough. Worse: slightest drafts, uncovering, cold dry air
Better: warmth, from expectoration.
Phosphorus (Yellow Phosphorus)
Cough may be dry or loose. Every cold descends to the chest. Burning in the chest with raw larynx and feeling of tightness. Scratchy sensation in the throat, very tickly cough. Worse: change from warm air to cold air, talking, laughing. Better: heat, sleep and lying on right side.
Pulsatilla (Wind Flower)
Catarrhal cough with copious yellow/green lumpy mucus. Dry cough at night, loose in the morning. Worse: warm stuffy rooms, lying down, becoming warm in bed. Better: fresh air, gentle walking, sitting up in bed.
Main remedy for tickling, irritating coughs. Incessant, violent, tickling cough with scant expectoration. Intense tickling in the larynx and trachea , worse cold air. Person has to cover mouth when they go out in the cold air. Teasing cough preventing sleep. Worse: slightest inspiration of cold air, going from warm room to cold, talking. Better: warm air
Barking, dry croupy cough with wheezing and rasping. Great dryness of all air passages. Scanty expectoration tasting salty, looser in the morning but no mucous rattle in the chest. Sensation like a saw being driven through a board or had to breathe through a dry sponge. Worse: warm room, talking, before midnight. Better: swallowing, especially warm drinks, sitting up and bending forward.