Cough character – Dry, incessant, fatiguing.
Cough aggravated by – worse changing room; evening and night; touching or pressing throat – pit slightest inhalation of cold air; covers the mouth with the bed clothes.
Cough ameliorated by – better Warm air.
Cough Concomitants – Tickling in throat – pit; tickling in suprasternal fossa; soreness behind sternum; infra – clavicular pain; stitching, stinging pain through left lung. Night cough of phthisis; morning diarrhoea; itching eruption, worse when undressing in cold air.
A remedy of not very wide range, but wonderfully efficacious within it. It compares with Causticum in its sensation of rawness along the tract, and with Phosphorus in its aggravation or inspiration of cold air. With Chamomilla in the tickling in the throat – pit, and with Therid., Anisum., Pix liquida, Sulphur and Tuberculinum in the pain in left upper chest. Again it must be remembered with Sulphur for the morning diarrhoea, and with Oleander, Hepar sul. and Nat sul. for the skin trouble. I have found it especially useful in the 30th, though many use it lower and some much higher with apparently equal success.