Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. The bacteria can be spread through the coughs and sneezes of an infected person. Initial symptoms are similar to the common cold; however, after the mild cough will turn into prolonged coughing episodes that are followed by high-pitched whoop sound. Other symptoms may include upper respiratory tract inflammation, spasmodic cough, tickling in the throat, thick and sticky mucus, difficulty breathing, sneezing, lack of appetite, weakness and exhaustion, pancreatic endocrine dysfunction (hypoglycemia, diabetes), allergies, palpitations, joint pain and stiffness, seizures, spasms, paralysis, blood sugar abnormalities, seeking reassurance, perfectionism, feeling powerless and unprotected, and inability to manifest or finish plans.
Kalium bichromicum (common name potassium dichromate) is a homeopathic remedy that may help with ailments of the mucous membranes. It may also be used to help treat colds and flu, stuffy nose with thick discharge, coughs with thick yellow discharge, sinus problems, and respiratory tract infections with thick yellow mucus.
Momordica is used to temporarily treat symptoms associated with pancreatic dysfunction such as dyspepsia, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, stomach and duodenal ulcers, colic, upper abdominal pain, bloating, and indigestion. It may also be used to help with pancreatic fibrosis, pancreatitis, and thrombocytopenia.
This cough remedy is used for catarrhal affections of the upper air passages and especially bronchitis and whooping cough at all stages. May also help with rhino-laryngopharyngitis, bronchial asthma, and fits of coughing in phthisis. This IC was created with the help of belladonna, bryonia, coccus cacti, corallium rubr., cuprum aceticum, drosera, ipecacuanha, spongia, sticta, thymus vulgaris, ethanol, aqua pur.
Cough Remedy brand names include:
Dr. Reckeweg R9 (Cough Drops)
This remedy is used to treat symptoms associated with influenza (flu) such as acute feverish inflammations of the fibrous tissues and the serous membranes, pain in the limbs, dull headaches, restlessness, dry and burning skin, acute pains, bronchitis, pneumonia, pericarditis, and peritonitis. This IC was created with the help of aconitum, bryonia, camphora, causticum hahnem., baptisia, eupatorium perfoliatum, ferrum phosphoricum, gelsemium, eucalyptus, and sabadilla.
Influenza Fix brand names include:
Dr. Reckeweg R6 (Influenza Drops)
Gripp can be used to provide temporary relief of cold and flu symptoms such as runny nose, sore throat, coughs, fatigue, headaches, muscle aches, shivers, body aches, and mild fever. May also be used to treat symptoms related to bronchitis as well as chronic or recurring infections.
Tulsi, also known as holy basil, is a plant that is referred to as the “queen of herbs” in Ayurvedic medicine. It may be used to treat asthma, bronchitis, colds, congestion, coughs, flu, sinusitis, sore throats, memory problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, headaches, earaches, skin diseases, anxiety and stress, cramping, gastric disorders, indigestion, intestinal parasites, mouth diseases, ulcers, vomiting, diabetes and blood sugar imbalances, joint pain and rheumatoid arthritis, kidney stones, malaria, and cancer.
N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), also known as acetylcysteine, is a derivative of the amino acid cysteine and boosts the production of glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that helps with the detoxification of the body. NAC can be taken to manage acetaminophen poisoning. Moreover, it may be taken before alcohol consumption to help minimize damage associated with alcohol consumption. Other uses of NAC include liver support, provide relief of symptoms associated with respiratory conditions (such as bronchitis), boost brain function, improve sleep, boost immune function, reduce risk of heart disease, aid in pulmonary fibrosis treatment, help with polycystic ovary syndrome, and improve fertility in both men and women. NAC may also be used to treat neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Parkinson’s disease), mental health disorders (e.g. PTSD), depression, and drug abuse.
Solidago is used to treat all kidney and bladder diseases as well as to stimulate the excretory function and defense system of the kidneys and urinary tract. It may also be used to temporarily relieve minor urinary discomfort which includes pain, burning upon urination, and urgency to urinate. Additionally, it may help with lymphedema and nephrosclerosis.