Cough is most frequent symptom of respiratory disease. It is caused by stimulation of sensory nerves in the mucosa of pharynx, larynx, trachea & bronchi
Sputum production is common in both acute or chronic cough
1. Viral lower respiratory tract infection
2. Post nasal drip resulting from rhinitis or sinusitis
3. Aspiration of a foreign body or throat clearing secondary to laryngitis or pharyngitis
4. Gastro-oesophagial reflux with aspiration
5. Chronic smokers
Role of Homoeopathy:
Homoeopathic medicine helps to decreases irritation of bronchial mucosa & thus recurrence of cough stops. If cough is of chronic nature, then these homoeopathic remedies will cure the basic causes of cough & slowly but surely repetition & intensity of cough get decreased.
Homoeopathic remedies are selected on the basis of characteristic of cough e.g dry, rattling, loud sound; along with that on basis of color & consistency of sputum is also there.