Homeopathic Medicine for Whooping Cough
ANTIMONIUM TARTARICUM 6, 30
Great rattling of mucus in the chest patient feels sure that next cough will raise the mucus, but it does not, no phlegm is raised.
There is drowsiness accompanying the cough.
Cough is provoked every time the child gets angry.
Eating also brings out the cough, which culminates in vomiting of food and mucus.
The child vomits its supper shortly after mid-night.
Rapid, short, difficult breathing seems as if he would suffocate, must sit up to breath or cough. Suffocation at 3 a.m. Must sit up to get air.
Oppression of breathing, better expectoration. The expectoration is either lemon-yellow or blood-streaked.
Child is drowsy and exhausted.
CARBO VEG. 6, 30
This remedy is useful in whooping cough, especially in the beginning.
Pain in the chest after cough and burning in the chest.
Spasmodic cough, bluish face.
Greenish-yellow foetid, expectoration.
Cough by going into cold air from warm place.
Cough mostly hard and dry, hoarse or rough-sounding, occurring after meal, and ending in vomiting.
Profuse sweat all over the body.
Cough worse on lying down, talking, laughing, after eating.
CUPRUM METALLICUM 6, 30
Whooping cough accompanied with convulsions.
The cough is very violent. The patient coughs until he loses ‘breath’. Patient coughs up a tough, gelatinous mucus.
There is much rattling in the chest.
The face and lips are bluish.
The great characteristic of this remedy is—relief from drinking cold water.
At the end of cough, the patient vomits out all the food taken and little of tough, tenacious mucus.
Respiration difficult and suffocative with bluish face.
DROSERA 30, 200
Whooping cough worse afternoon, evening and after mid-night (about 2 a.m.).
Cough worse by warmth, drinking, laughing, weeping, lying down.
All efforts to raise the phlegm end in retching and vomiting.
Child holds its epigastrium while coughing.
Cough as soon as the head touches the pillow at night.
Cough sounds loose but nothing comes up.
AMBRA GRISEA 6, 30
It is one of the best remedies in whooping cough.
Cough excited by violent tickling in throat.
Cough in the evening without and the morning with expectoration.
Expectoration generally greyish, white, seldom yellow, salty or sour in taste.
COCCUS CACTI. 6, 30
It is indicated in whooping cough with morning aggravation (about 6 or 7 a.m.).
Cough ends in vomiting of clear ropy mucus extending in thick, long strings even to the floor.
With above symptoms, Coccus Cacti, administered in the beginning has cut short the whole disease.
Face bluish or red during cough.
The cough also gets violent after dinner and causes vomiting.
Worse lying, during exercise, after dinner, in warm room.
Better in open air, for 3-4 hours after the mucus has been clear out.
CORALLIUM RUBRUM 30
It is to be thought of for whooping and spasmodic cough, especially when the attack comes on with a very rapid cough.
Violent spasmodic cough.
Constriction of the chest before the attacks.
The cough is so violent that child loses his breath and become purple and black in his face and almost breathless.
MEPHITIS 3, 6
This is very useful remedy of whooping cough. The attack is so violent and spasmodic that each spell would seem to terminate life.
The cough is brought on by reading aloud, talking and drinking. Cough is worse at night on lying down and is attended with suffocative feeling.
Constant hacking cough in elderly people, who could hardly walk because of cough.
There is no much expectoration.
To exhale is very difficult. Food taken hours before are vomited.
Pertussin is advocated by Dr. J. H. Clarke in whooping cough, who claims good results from its use. Cartier and some other report success with the remedy. Pertussin is a nosode. It should not be used lower than 30th potency.
ARNICA 30, 200
Whooping cough. Child cries before coughing.
Cough in sleep without waking.
Cough leads to blood-shot eyes or nosebleed.
Short panting respiration.
Cannot expectorate but must swallow whatever is loosed by coughing.
Bloody expectoration, blood even without cough.
After mechanical injury. Sore and bruised feeling in chest.
BELLADONNA 30, 200
It is suitable in the beginning of whooping cough. Its use will shorten and modify the disease.
A great whooping cough remedy with spasms of larynx which causes whoop and difficulty of breathing.
Violent paroxysms of whooping cough without expectoration. Worse at night. The child grasps at the throat.
Retching and vomiting and pain in stomach are prominent symptoms of Belladonna.
Child begins to cry immediately before cough comes on.
Attack of cough end with sneezing.
Convulsive cough, where the child stiffens out and becomes blue or pales and loses its breath.
The child coughs, gags and suffocates and there is coarse rattling which can be heard throughout the room.
Although the chest seems to be full of phlegm and much of rattling.
The phlegm does not seem to yield to cough.
Cough causes nausea and vomiting which relieves the nausea and cough.
Tongue is clean.
The medicine should not be given after nursing the child as the paroxysms come and he vomits. To be given just after the vomiting, before nursing.
It is indicated when the paroxysms come regularly only through night or day. Cina has the same stiffness and rigidity as Ipecac.
Just after the paroxysm, a gargling or clucking sound, as if drinks rolling audibly in the esophagus is heard.
KALI BICHROMICUM 6, 30
Constant barking cough.
Much rattling in the chest.
Sputa is ropy, yellow or yellowish green (in coccus cacti-sputa is clearly ropy).
Cough worse from undressing, after eating.