Cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. Coughing can happen voluntarily as well as involuntarily. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps body heal or protect itself.
Frequent coughing usually indicates the presence of a disease. Most of the time, coughing is caused by Respiratory Tract Infection but can be triggered by choking, smoking, air pollution, Asthma, Gastro esophageal reflux disease, post-nasal drip, Chronic Bronchitis and medications such as ACE (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme) inhibitors. A cough can be dry or productive, depending on whether sputum is coughed up it may occur only at night, during both night and day or just during the day.
Self care tips
Taking adequate rest, steam inhalation, avoiding trigger factors and drinking plenty of fluids helps control cough.
For acute and cases of recent origin Dr.Bakshi’s formula for cough can be taken. In cases where the cough gets prolonged for longer period of time then it can be due to more serious illness like tuberculosis, Chronic lung affections, Heart diseases for which the doctor’s expert opinion is required. For persistence or worsening of symptoms take medical advice.
Composition: Belladonna 4x, Bryonia alba 3x, Cuprum aceticum 12x, Drosera rotundifolia 4x, lpecacuanha 6x, Rumex crispus 6x, Spongia tosta 6x, Squilla 4x, Thymus serpyllium, Dispensed in globules.
Indications: Helps relieve continuous / spasmodic / suffocative cough associated with nasal/throat or lung infections like Tonsillitis, Bronchitis & Bronchial Asthma.
Adults: 4 pills, 4 times a day.
Children: 3 pills, 3 times a day. In severe cases take 4 pills, every 2 hours, 6-8 times a day. In chronic recurring cases and during change of weather take dose twice daily to build immunity.