Your child is frequently / always suffering from a cold. The cough shoots up in minutes and it is not mild. Baby is totally fine and all of a sudden will be sreveely coughing. Child slept normally wakes up with a very sore and non-stop cough at 4-5 AM, which in minutes leads to breathlessness and he/she could not speak again. You rush to your doctor and the trouble is diagnosed as croup.
Select a suitable remedy from the following / consult your family homoeopath.
It is very similar to Bromine ; there is a hoarse voice and difficult inspiration ; the child grasps at its throat ; croup caused by long-continued damp weather, with more fever than in Bromine, and the general temperament of the drug.
Silicea, Phosphorus and Lycopodium have a cough worse at night on lying down.
Eupatorium perf. and Natrum sulph have this last symptom.
Squilla and Natrum mur have involuntary spurting of urine during cough.
It is a nervous, dry spasmodic cough in quick, successive shocks, at if a feather were in the throat ; the more the patient coughs the more he wants to, and it is only stopped by an effort of the will ; the cough occurs in the evening on lying down.
It is a hard, barking cough which seems to start from the epigastrium, and the expectoration is of a yellow, stringy character and difficult to raise.
Coccus cacti differs from Kalium bichromicum: Here the expectoration is ropy, but is clear albuminous mucus, and the remedy is especially indicated in whooping cough.
The paroxysms of the cough end in vomiting of dear, ropy mucus which hangs in great long strings from the mouth.
Cough excited by tickling as of a feather in the throat and with the cough a piercing pain in chest ; cough dry at first, afterwards with profuse salty expectoration.
Mephitis has this symptom, and how does it differ.
It is indicated where the catarrhal symptoms are slight and the whoop is marked.
It is a hoarse, croupy cough, having withal a " loose edge," the phlegm being loose and choking ; worse from exposure to cold air and from drinking cold water.
Hepar sulphur distinguished from Belladonna, Conium, Rumex and Lachesis: From Belladonna by absence of laryngeal soreness and fever.
From Conium, the irritation being higher in the throat.
From Rumex by not being affected by respiration.
From Lachesis by not being excited by pressure on larynx.
It has a dry, tickling cough, which is especially worse at night and is relieved by a drink of water.
Dry, spasmodic, hacking ; worse at night upon lying down, and is fatiguing in old people ; mucus cannot be expectorated, must be swallowed ; the cough is caused by an irritation in the larynx as of a dry spot.
It lacks the dry spot of irritation of Conium.
Violent cough with a great deal of mucus in the chest and expectoration ; during the cough there is involuntary spurting of urine ; the patient coughs a long time before a little mucus is raised, which gives relief ; sharp, sticking pains in side, which are worse during the cough.
Cough which is aggravated lying down at night and relieved by sitting up ; aggravated from eating, drinking and talking ; cough from an elongated uvula.
It has a cough at night aggravated by lying down ; but it is caused by a dry spot sensation in the larynx, and the patient has to sit up.
It is relieved by a drink of cold water ; cold water also relieves the vomiting ; whooping cough, the attacks coming on in quick succession, relieved by a drink of water, accompanied perhaps by spasms, threatening suffocation.
Causticum has cough relieved by a drink of water.
Dry, teasing cough at night with expectoration tinged with blood ; lack of reaction in chest troubles.
Dry, tickling cough, worse at night, and often starting from a particular spot in the larynx.
Hydrocyanic acidum is sometimes useful in the dry, hacking cough of consumptives.
Eupatorium perfoliatum has similar to Bryonia:
Cough with great rattling of mucus on the chest, worse in a warm room, relieved in the cool, open air.
Hard, harsh and barking cough, with hoarseness ; a tracheal and laryngeal cough.
Sambucus and Chlorine have spasm of the glottis.
When the rattling and wheezing extends down trachea ; mucus rales, great prostration and dyspnoea.
Kaolin not often used, is useful in croup where the tendency of the disease is to extend to the trachea and upper chest.