Its winters season in north India and it’s also a season of runny nose, sore throat, and headaches. The prolonged cough and cold can knock you off your feet therefore it’s important to take precautions while enjoying misty mornings, snowfall, occasional rainfall and lots of lip smacking food.
There is always a possibility of you catching an infection despite taking all precautions.
There are several alternatives treat this infection but homeopathy is also believed to be mostly free of any side effects and a system which cures the body for a long term.
Here are some of the common medicines used in treating common cold in cough:
Aconite: This is mostly effective in the early stages of cold and cough.
Allium cepa: This is used for treating cold, sneezing and watery eyes.
Arsenicum Album: This is highly recommended if the patient is frequently sneezing and their nose is irritating and tickling.
Euphrasia: Homeopathic doctors often recommend this for treating burning discharge from eyes. This also helps to cure swollen eyelids and cough.
Ferrum phosphoricum: This homeopathy medicine is effective in treating the beginning stages of all inflammatory problems, red burning eyes, restless sleep, weakness, and excessive thirst.
Gelsemium: Gelsemium is prescribed for a cold with flu-like symptoms e.g. body ache, heaviness throughout the body, fatigue, restlessness, and chills.
Kali bichromicum: This medicine is used during later stages of cold and nasal discharge. It is also effective on other symptoms of cold and cough like stubborn congestion, swollen eyelids or sticky discharge from the nose.
Mercurius Solubilis: Mercurius Solubilis is excellent for treating creeping chilliness, frequent sneezing, sore throat, heavy salivation, bad mouth odour, and ear pain.
Phosphorus: This is prescribed for treating patients battling dry cough, which increases in the morning or evening or when talking, eating, laughing, or breathing cold air.
Your homeopath will prescribe you dosage based on the severity of your condition. If you do not notice any improvement after 3-4 doses, meet your homeopath.
DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article should not be considered as an expert advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details.