Homeopathy Doctor, Bangalore
12 years experience
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A dry cough persisting for more than three weeks may indicate lung cancer
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Recent studies link persistent cough (for more than three weeks) with lung cancer. Often, dry cough is accompanied by breathlessness, rapid weight loss, tiredness as well as coughing up of blood. In case you notice any of the above mentioned symptoms, your homeopath will recommend you medicines such as Phosphorus that can safely alleviate the symptoms without any of the side effects.
Inhaling steam is one of the best remedies to control dry cough
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Steam is a very effective remedy when it comes to healing cough and congestion. Steam has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties which soothe your throat and clear the wind pipe. You can also mix 2-3 drops of essential oils such as tea tree or eucalyptus oil to the water for added benefits. But if steam therapy does not help you, Phosphorus, a homeopathic remedy can take care of your problem.
Which of the following bad habits is most likely a cause of your dry cough?
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When you gobble up your food, you chew less and larger lumps of food enter your stomach which then becomes very difficult for your stomach to assimilate and digest. Indigestion causes acidity and this acid rises up to your oesophagus causing heart burn and irritation in your throat, thus leading to dry cough. Your homeopath may prescribe you Rumex Crispus which effectively heals laryngo-tracheal cough and clears your throat within a matter of few days.
Which of the following can effectively control your dry cough?
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Honey is a rich demulcent containing anti-bacterial enzymes that attack the bacteria responsible for your dry cough and create a soothing effect on your throat. Honey is very sticky and is high in viscosity, making it act like a thick emollient that coats the walls of your trachea and temporarily relieve you from persistent dry coughs. But for permanent relief, consult your homeopath who may recommend you Bryonia, well-known for addressing dry cough symptoms.
Gastric problem is a major cause of dry cough
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Gastric problems or Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a serious health concern in majority of the people who have a weak digestive system. Binging on spicy food, consuming meat and carbonated beverages regularly, drinking less water and leading a sedentary life can trigger gastric problems which are a leading cause of chronic dry cough. Apart from resorting to a healthier diet and regular exercise, you may also take the help of homeopathic medicine such as Hepar Sulph that heals you internally and relieves you from persistent dry coughs.