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Coughs and Colds Remedies

REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
COLDS
Aconite First stage of common cold evening and night open air
frequent sneezing warm room
dripping of clear, not fluid from nose esp am lying on affected side
burning throat, sensitive to touch music
throbbing, congestive headache tobacco smoke
roaring in ears dry, cold winds
onset after exposure to cold, dry wind
sudden onset
frightened
restless at night
thirsty
fever
once cheek red, the other pale
Allium cepa sneezing evening open air
streaming eyes and nose warm room cold room
constant watering discharge from 1 nostril
burning nasal discharge makes nose and
upper lip sore
inflammation soon spreads to ears
tickling cough causing tearing pain in throat
patient grasps throat
rawness in throat extending down to chest
headache mostly in forehead
hoarseness beginning laryngitis
symptoms begin on left side and extend
to right
Ant tart rattling of mucous in chest
difficulty spitting up muscous
especially in elderly and children
weak
drowsy
sweaty, pale face
feels cold
gasps for breath
Arsenicum profuse, thin, watery nasal discharge lying on right side elevating head
irritating nose and upper lip after midnight hot drinks
red eyes and nose sight or smell of food hot applications
much sneezing cold drinks
head colds tend to go down into chest
sore throat relieved by hot drinks
chilly
burning pains relieved by heat
restless
anxious
weak and exhausted
thirsty for small frequent sips
Belladonna bright red sore throat lying down standing
sometimes worse on right side motion sitting erect
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
sudden violent onset jarring
skin red, dry, hot to touch noise
flushed face light
burning fever
restless
eyes sensitive to light, pupils dilated
thirstless
Bryonia head cold travels to chest light touch firm pressure
hard dry, racking cough with painful chest eating and drinking rest
watery nasal discharge with stuffy nose slightest motion cold
wants to be left alone warm room lying on affected side
wants to lie perfectly still warmth because it prevents
irritable motion
thirsty for large amounts of cold drinks
Dulcamara profuse watery discharge from nose & eyes ngith moving about
cold air and cold rain cause nose to stop up cold external warmth
eyes red and sore rainy weather
sore throats
onset after cold, wet weather
onset after getting wet or chilled when heated
Euphraisia profuse bland nasal discharge indoors open air
streaming eyes, sore from discharge warmth dark
discharge worse at night & lying down light coffee
hawking up of offensive mucous
hard cough worse by day & lying down
Ferrum phos beginning stages right side cold application
red, burning eyes touch
beginning stages of all inflammatory problems motion
gradual onset of fever jarring
pale complexion with red cheeks
soft rapid pulse
hoarseness
restlessness
sleeplessness
Gelsemiun summer colds damp weather continued motion
much sneezing tobacco smoking bending forward
watery nasal discharge that irritates nose anticipation even of profuse urination
feels as if hot water is dripping from nostrils pleasurable events open air
dry cough thinking about ailments
drowsy, sluggish
chilly
tiredness and aching of whole body
drooping eyelids
headache as if band around head
scalp sore to touch
mild fever
lack of thirst
wants to be left alone
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
apathy, indifference to life
symptoms develops several days after
exposure to warm, moist weather
Hep Sulph cold begins with irritation in throat lying on painful side warmth
nasal discharge, first watery then thick cool air wrapping head up
and yellow slightest draft after eating
infection spreads from throat to ear touch
splinter sensation in back of throat
onset after exposure to cold, dry weather
extremely sensitive to drafts
chilly
hoarse
sweating, with sour odour
peevish
Mercurius begins with creeping chilliness night
much sneezing lying on right side
thick green nasal discharge or profuse watery wet, damp weather
discharge perspiration
discharge makes nose and upper lip sore warm room
smarting raw sore throat warm bed
difficulty swallowing
profuse salivation
coated tongue with bad odour from mouth
person smells sick
no relief from sweating
very thirsty, even though mouth is moist
weak and trembling
Nat Mur begins with sneezing about 10 am lying on right side
nasal discharge watery or like egg white heat open air
nasal discharge irritates nose consolidation cold bath
stopped nose noise going without
loss of smell and taste lying down regular meals
cough with stitches in chest and bursting warm room
headache
coldness
great weakness and weariness
depressed
weepy
wants sympathy but annoyed by it
hoarseness
thirst for cold water
craves salt
Nux vom early stages morning evening
sneezing spells cold air lying down
runny nose during daytime, stopped up at open air warmth
night strong pressure on painful
sore throat painful area
irritable uninterrupted nap
chilly at slightest movement
feverish
extremely sensitive to noises and odours
Pulsatilla ripe cold towards evening motion
thick creamy yellow nasal discharge lying on left or on painless side open air
eyelids stick together in morning cold applications
nose stuffed up at night and indoors warmth
nose runs in open air becoming overheated
fever, but no thirst
lips chapped and peeling
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
weepy
wants sympathy and attention
craves open air
dry mouth with lack of thirst
COUGHS
Aconite first remedy for croup evening and night open air
patient wakens anxiously with croup-sounding warm room
cough lying on affected side
constant short, dry cough music
cough begins when coming into warm room tobacco smoke
onset after exposure to cold, dry wind dry, cold winds
sudden onset
frightened
restless at night
thirsty
fever
once cheek red, the other pale
Belladonna short dry frequent cough, worse at night lying down standing
cough begins as if speck has gotten in throat motion sitting erect
tickling and burning in throat with violence jarring
coughing spasms noise
injury to eyeball light
pain in eye following a blow
sudden violent onset
skin red, dry, hot to touch
flushed face
burning fever
restless
eyes sensitive to light, pupils dilated
thirstless
anxious
burning pains
thirsty for frequent small sips
Bryonia hard, dry, racking cough causing pain in chest lips and mouth dry firm pressure
& stomach urine dark and scanty rest
presses hand to chest when coughing cold
coughing causes bursting headache lying on affected side
worse at night, causes patient to sit up in bed because it prevents motion
Ferrum phos early stages right side at night
short, painful, tickling cough touch cold applications
hard, dry cough with sore chest motion
bronchitis jarring
first stages, before ear abscesses
throbbing pain
beginning stages of all inflammatory problems
gradual onset of fever
pale complexion with red cheeks
soft rapid pulse
hoarseness
restlessness
sleeplessness
Hep sulph dry, hoarse cough lying on painful side warmth
loose, rattling croupy cough, worse in morning cool air wrapping head up
cough when any part of body gets cold or slightest draft after eating
uncovered, or when eating anything cold touch
may cough up thick yellow mucous
onset after exposure to cold, dry weather
extremely sensitive to drafts
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
chilly
hoarse
sweating, with sour odour
peevish
Kali Bich cough with brassy sounds brings up tough morning lying down
stringy mucous hot weather heat
voice hoarse, worse in evening undressing
thick stringy discharges
Nux vomica dry, teasing cough with sore throat and chest morning evening
cough with the sensation of something torn cold air lying down
loose in chest open air warmth
coughing spells ending in reaching strong pressure on painful
irritable painful area
chilly at slightest movement uninterrupted nap
feverish
extremely sensitive to noises and odours
Phosphorus hard dry tickling cough evening open air
clergymans sore throat touch sleep
violent tickling in throat while speaking warm food or drink cold food
racking cough with trembling change of weather cold food
cough increases when talking or breathing cold air getting wet in hot weather
pain in throat on coughing
heaviness as if a weight in chest
sweetish taste while coughing
appears will despite high fever
colds go down into chest
chilly
thirsty for cold drinks which are vomited as soon
as warm in stomach
weak
anxious
hoarse
sweats at night
Pulsatilla paroxyms or coughing with gagging and choking towards evening motion
brings up thick yellow mucous lying on left or on painless open air
dry cough in evening; loose in morning side cold applications
must sit up in bed to get relief warmth
feeling of weight in chest becoming overheated
weepy
wants sympathy and attention
craves open air
dry mouth with lack of thirst
Rumex Provoked by changing from warm to cold; evening
breathing cold air inhaling cold air
cough worse lying down, from pressing hand uncovering
on throat left side of chest
covers mouth to prevent inhaling cold air,
which excited the cough
teasing cough, preventing sleep
violent, dry, spasmodic cough
much tough, stringy mucous; urge to cough it
up but can’t
extremely sensitive to cold air
hoarse
Spongia croupy cough, sounds like saw driven through a before midnight eating or drinking
board talking especially warm drinks
cough loud, dry, and barking swallowing
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
chest dry; no wheezing or rattling
throat sensitive to touch
difficult breathing, as if plug in throat
awakens with suffocation sensation, difficult
breathing
anxious
hoarse with soreness and burning
warm patient
exhaustion after slight exertion
EARACHE
Aconite external ear red, hot, painful, swollen evening and night open air
warm applications relieve pin warm room
sensation as if drop of water in left ear lying on affected side
onset after exposure to cold, dry wind music
sudden onset tobacco smoke
frightened dry, cold winds
restless at night
thirsty
fever
once cheek red, the other pale
Belladonna sudden onset, especially when earache is in lying down standing
right ear motion sitting erect
tearing pain in middle and external ear jarring
throbbing pain deep in ear, tempo of heartbeat noise
child cries out in sleep from pain light
sudden violent onset
skin red, dry, hot to touch
flushed face
burning fever
restless
eyes sensitive to light, pupils dilated
thirstless
anxious
burning pains
thirsty for frequent small sips
Chamomilla soreness and severe pain night being carried
stitching pain warm application warm, wet weather
ears feel stopped heat
frantic from pain open air, wind
intolerant of pain
extremely irritable
sensitive
one cheek red, the other pale
thirsty
Hep sulph sticking pains from throat to ears on swallowing lying on painful side warmth
wants to be wrapped up; ears covered cool air wrapping head up
onset after exposure to cold, dry weather slightest draft after eating
extremely sensitive to drafts touch
chilly
hoarse
sweating, with sour odour
peevish
Kali mur snapping and noise in the ear motion
impaired hearing following headache rich foods
to clear eustachian tube fats
following earache
Mag phos without respiratory infection right side warmth
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
nerve pain sharp, aching, jerking or tearing night pressure
intermittent pain not steady cold rubbing
onset after exposure to cold wind cold air
tired and exhausted touch
Mercurius abscessed ears lying on right side
sticking pains wet, damp weather
profuse salivation perspiration
coated tongue with bad odour from mouth warm room
person smells sick warm bed
no relief from sweating lying on right side
very thirsty, even though mouth is moist wet, damp weather
weak and trembling perspiration
warm room
warm bed
Pulsatilla red swollen external ear towards evening motion
thick yellow discharge lying on left or on painless open air
severe throbbing pain, worse at night side cold applications
feels as if ears are stopping up warmth
weepy becoming overheated
wants sympathy and attention
craves open air
dry mouth with lack of thirst
INFLUENZA
Arsenicum aching lying on right side elevating head
aversion to sight and smell of food after midnight hot drinks
tendency to diarrhoea and vomiting, especially sight or smell of food hot applications
after eating or drinking cold drinks
chilly
burning pains relieved by heat
restless
anxious
weak and exhausted
thirsty for small frequent sips
Bryonia with painful cough light touch firm pressure
painful throat and chest eating and drinking rest
wants to be left alone slightest motion cold
wants to lie perfectly still warm room lying on affected side
irritable warmth because it prevents
thirsty for large amounts of cold drinks motion
wants to be left alone
wants to lie perfectly still
irritable
thirsty for large amounts of cold drinks
Eupatorium deep aching in back and limbs as if bones were time to time conversation
broken tight clothing
bursting headaches
afraid to move because of pain
eyeballs sore
insatiable thirst followed by chills & fever
vomiting preceded by thirst
may be vomiting of bile
great weakness
soreness
Gelsemium tiredness of whole body damp weather continued motion
head, eyelids, limbs feel heavy tobacco smoking bending forward
fever but no thirst anticipation even of profuse urination
cold with chills up and down back pleasurable events open air
REMEDY GENERAL INDICATORS WORSE FROM BETTER FROM
drowsy, sluggish thinking about ailments
chilly
tiredness and aching of whole body
drooping eyelids
headache as if band around head
scalp sore to touch
mild fever
lack of thirst
wants to be left alone
apathy, indifference to life
symptoms develops several days after
exposure to warm, moist weather
Nux vom cannot get warm morning evening
shivering especially after drinking cold air lying down
cramping, griping pains causing urge to stool open air warmth
nausea strong pressure on painful
want to and can’t – urge to stool, vomit but can’t painful area
irritable uninterrupted nap
chilly at slightest movement
feverish
extremely sensitive to noises and odours
Phosphorus nausea evening open air
burning pains in stomach, intestines touch sleep
appears will despite high fever warm food or drink cold food
colds go down into chest change of weather cold food
chilly getting wet in hot weather
thirsty for cold drinks which are vomited as soon
as warm in stomach
weak
anxious
hoarse
sweats at night
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