Cough character – Dry, persistent, continual. Rarely any expectoration.
Cough aggravated by – worse by coughing. The more she coughs the more she wants to. The longer the cough the more the irritation to cough, worse when she stands still. worse warm drink.
Cough ameliorated by – better by walking, or diverting the mind.
Cough Concomitants – Sleepy after the coughing spell.
Sighing, or wants to take a long breath. Spasmodic contraction of the chest. Especially useful in nervous or hysterical people.
This is one of the symptoms of the paradoxes of this remedy, viz., the irritation to cough increases with coughing. It is in keeping with the roaring in the ears better by music; piles better by walking; sore throat better when swallowing; empty feeling in stomach not better by eating, etc. It is the remedy of contradictions, such as is often found in nervous, hysterical persons. There is another place where I have found Ignatia to be excellent – that is, in the persistent cough following some cases of grippe. The patient can’t get rid of that irritable and persistent cough, though she otherwise improves. Ignatia 1000th, B. and T., cures such cases like magic. Try it.