Coughs come in many forms, from wet to dry and wheezing to fitful. Though coughing can be bothersome, this reflex is vital in helping your lungs clear away germs, irritants, and mucus.
Occasionally dry, winter air can irritate our airways or aggravate a cough from a lingering cold. If this is something you’re experiencing, try a homeopathic approach.
Dr. Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh, recommends a variety of single medicines that relieve common types of dry coughs. You can select a remedy that best matches your particular symptoms.
For a dry, hoarse cough worsened by cold air and cold drinks, Dr. Kracoff suggests Hepar sulphuris calcareum.* It also relieves painful hoarseness with a barking cough arising after a chill.*
Try Spongia tosta for dry, croupy coughs.* You’ll notice this cough by its signature sound, which the pharmacist says resembles a seal bark or a saw cutting through lumber.
Teachers and presenters take note! Drosera is ideal for dry and fitful coughs.* Dr. Kracoff explains that these are characterized by a tickling in the throat which may be triggered by laughing or speaking.
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