Obstinate cough

Obstinate cough

What is Obstinate Cough?

Is treating cough with Homeopathy a big deal? A big ‘YES’ , if you are not artistic in selecting remedy. In acutes patients it won’t give much time to treat, they need instant results or they escalate  to other doctor. Treating acutes is always challenging . It is always more easy to prescribe right remedy to patients who come first to homeopaths as soon as  they get symptoms. Some times there are cases where patient first go to allopaths then drifts towards homeopathy, till that time, simple-cough might have already turned into an obstinate cough.


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Here I am going to present randomly selected obstinate cough cases cured through  homeopathy , which allopathic medicines failed to and turned into an obstinate cough. Please do watch testimonials of patients.


30 years old lady came to me for an whooping obstinate cough, which she has been suffering from past 2 months. She used allopathic drugs and syrups but no improvement.

Suffocating continuous whooping cough, especially in night which some times leads to vomiting. Patient gets exhausted during cough. There was a marked hoarseness in voice and rawness in throat. Constriction of chest. The cough was so sever that patient used to get spasms in stomach.

Rubrics selected are

1.Larynx and trrachia voice hoarseness  after cough
2.cough constriction from chest inside
3.cough spasmodic
4.cough whooping at night

Obstinate cough

Drosira and heper sulf came as leading remedies.
I prescribed DOSERA 200 Single dose, she got relief in just in two days
because of heavy hoarseness I selected Drosera instead of heper sulph.


A 70 years old man (my old patient of arthritis) with obstinate cough from many days. Patient has a history of bypass surgery.
Symptoms are offensive cough with thick sticky stringy yellow expectoration with MARKED WEAKNESS OF HEART . Patient said “because of this weakness in chest getting difficult in cough”

So the main rubric I selected was – CHEST WEAKNESS cough HINDERING cough (in Kent Stannum met single remedy)

Remaining Rubrics are
1.Mouth odour offensive cough during
2.Throat mucus tenacious
3 Expectoration viscid
4.Expectoration stringy
5.Expectoration yellow

Obstinate cough

Stannum covered all Rubrics. I prescribed Stannum 30 . Patient got relief in the very first day, with in 3 days he got complete relief.


55 years lady, initially came for her joint pains, who was improving beautifully with carcinocin. Between the treatment she got sever whooping cough. As patient resides in other state, without consulting me she took some allopathic medicines for her cough. Allopathic medicines made her cough worse, then she contacted me . I asked her to take next potency of Carcinocin. But her cough didn’t  improved, again she consulted me. After repeated multiple questions I got only one relatable symptom LACHRYMATION DURING COUGH.
I asked is the cough  more prominent in day?.. She said No, it is more in night.

I prescribed NAT MUR 200..  Not only her cough, remaining 30% pains in joints also vanished.

Rubrics selected are
1.Eye Lachrymation cough with
2.Eye Lachrymation  cough with whooping cough
3.cough whooping night

Obstinate cough

Note: if she would have said cough especially in morning, my selection would be Euphrasia. Because there was marked dyspnea with cough.


A Middle aged lady came for an obstinate cough which she had been suffering from 3 months, started as simple cough and turned into obstinate after allopathic drugs.
Cough started after having heavy cake in her daughter’s birthday party.  One peculiar symptom was difficulty in breathing during drinking

Main Rubric selected was
Cough paroxysmal bread or cake eating
(Kali. Nit Single remedy in Kent.)

Obstinate cough

In kali nit, there is great difficulty in drinking, so this symptom confirmed the symptom. Initially given in 6, partially improved, next enhanced potency to 30. She got well in  just one week.


An old man came to my clinic with number of multiple problems. He had all problems from head to toe. In which one of his symptoms was persistent cough from many months. He gave me 100 plus symptoms. One symptom which attracted me was COUGHS + FREQUENT ERUCTATION.

with this single symptom and on the basis of his age, I prescribed Ambra Grisea in low potency.. He got marvelous results. Sometimes single strong symptom itself is a totality of patient.


A middle aged man came for an obstinate cough suffering from 3 months. He said every night he gets cough exact same hour.. He repeated the same sentence 3 to 4 time.. Cough comes as exact as clock. There is not even a slight minute difference..  If any patient stresses on anything so strongly and if that symptom is peculiar, then that single symptom itself is a totality of the patient (most of the times)

Rubric:  cough periodical clock; in its regularity like tick of  – niccolum met single remedy in Kent.
One more symptom patient said he sits and holds his head with both hands during cough. This symptom confirmed the niccolum. Niccolum 200..single dose..  Patient got relief in two days.

Obstinate cough


A 40 years female came for her cough which was dry and comes only before menses,  specially in early morning and sometimes day time.

I prescribed her Graphites 30, 3 doses.  After that she never faced problem of dry cough before menses

Rubrics selected are
Cough menses before agg
dry cough day time menses before
Cough dry morning menses before agg.

Obstinate cough


30 years old suffering from obstinate dry cough especially at mid nigh which didn’t  allow him to sleep till morning.  I asked him about any peculiar or strange symptom.  And I assured him, much peculiar symptoms much fast recovery.. After listening this he said  “WHILE COUGHING I PASS FLAUTUS and he added ‘ whenever I drink especially Beer, I get cough’
This two symptoms are enough for me to prescribe NUX VOMICA.  As I promised him, NUX VOMICA 30 vanished his cough just In just  two days

Obstinate cough


A 15 year old girl came with obstinate cough suffering for months. Took all kinds of allopathic drugs, but no relief. She and her parents confused me with number of symptoms. Asked them “tell me one strong symptom or at least reason why this cough happened to her, then only I can treat or else hands up, can’t treat her”. And added “IF I CAN’T TREAT NO ONE CAN TREAT”. This type of behavior not good with patients , but my friends we need to use every possible way to extract original symptoms… They felt bad with my words remained silent for few mins and girl herself told me. THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE OF DRINKING IMPURE WATER IN MY VILLAGE.

Now  can you forecast what was my prescription..  Yes!  ZINGIBER. Few doses of ZINGIBER took off her cough just in few days


A girl aged 13, came with sever cough for months. Main peculiar symptom was cough only in day time, and as soon as she lay down cough ceases.
on this key note I prescribed MANGANUM 200. Single dose. Patient got relief in one day.

Obstinate cough

There are many more beautiful remedies  in cough, few other remedies which  can be a cornerstone


Mainly two remedies , PULSATILLA and MERCSOL


Cough which make/generate a shake feel. Dry at night and loose cough during day, with typical PULSATILLA symptoms like threstless, hot and clinging rtf


Two paroxyms with shortness of breath and salivation with threst and excessive perspiration especially at night


CALC CARB :  Cough with single paroxym with  Painless hoarseness; sensitive to cold with typical calc carb symptoms.

CAUSTICUM :  Catarrhal aphonia,  or weakness of voice from overexertion. Cough relieved by a swallow of cold water. Acrid fatty mucus which cannot expectorate and obliged to swallow it

BENZOIC ACID :  Dry cough after suppressed gonorrhoea with greenish expectoration

BADIAGA : Sneezing with coryza; cough causes sneezing with sever spasmoidic cough. Loose in morning dry in evening. Viscid  Mucus flys out of the mouth (chel) caused by tickling in larynx

AMMONIUM CARB : Winter catarrhs; chronic cough of old people, with bronchial irritation and tendency to asthma or emphysema. Violent cough at 3 or 4 AM (Kali.carb)

Cough as if arising from the abdomen; cough shakes the whole body with involuntary escape of copious urine. WHITE COATED TONGUE

CYCLAMEN: Violent cough at night from tickling in larynx,coming on during sleep, never caused by talking or walking, even against a cold  wind

MEZEREUM:  Violent uninterrupted cough  relieved by vomiting. Aggravate from evening to midnight

NUX VOM:  Cough worse from mental work. Worse after midnight continuous till morning. Cough excited by beer. Desire to eat during cough

SENEGA: Cough worse in the morning while dressing and before breakfast, no cough at any other meal. Cough ends with sneeze which causes soreness. Aggravate by deep inspiration

There are many more medicines are there in homoeopathy to treat cough. Medicine always should be selected on totality. Above mentioned keynotes are just indications  to select right similimum.  Potency, dose and repetition plays key role in treating patient. A well diagnosed case by a qualified homeopath can treat cough swistly with accuracy.

Lets make Homeopathy great again

— Dr. Madhuri Balivada

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