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Asthma is a frightening condition and it can be dangerous. Thankfully, there are many medications on the market to help ease the breathlessness and wheezing associated with it. While these medications should not be stopped without your doctor’s advice, there are some alternative remedies for asthma that can also help you to breathe easier more naturally.
The symptoms of asthma
People who suffer from asthma have narrowing of the airways, which become swollen and with more mucus secretion breathing becomes difficult. This can lead to coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing. Many people have a dry cough and complain about feeling a tightness in the chest, and they make a wheezing sound. Asthma can be made worse by a cold, flu or other illness and it leaves some people incapacitated.
Alternative remedies for asthma
There are many different types of alternative remedies for asthma with some working better to treat certain symptoms than others are.
Lobelia inflata is recommend is a good homeopathic remedy to treat asthma and its associated symptoms.
It is especially good in situation where there is a tightness in the chest and this feeling is made worse during exertion. People often claim this feels like there is a weight on the chest.
It is also a good remedy to help ease feelings of anxiety, shortness of breath, cramping, and for people who suffer emphysema.
Spongia is recommended for helping with the symptoms of asthma where there is dryness in all of the air passages.
It is good if the voice is hoarse and there is a dry and burning feeling in the larynx. There can also be a feeling of constriction or tightness along with a dry barking cough. The larynx will also be sensitive to the touch and breathing feels difficult.
You may also feel like there is something stuck in the larynx and the cough becomes easier when drinking warm liquids. It is recommended if the chest feels sore and you can barely talk and there is bronchial catarrh present with wheezing.
Spongia is a good alternative medicine if the asthmatic cough is worse when out in cold air and there is profuse expectoration present.
Antimonium tartaricum is a good holistic remedy if you have asthma and there is rattling mucus in the bronchi when coughing but you are not coughing up much mucus.
There may be a velvet feeling in the chest or a burning feeling that moves into the throat and your breathing might be rapid and short. It might feel as though you are going to suffocate and you feel better when sat upright.
It is also a good homeopathic remedy to use if you suffer from emphysema, you are coughing a lot, your bronchial tubes are filled with mucus and you are feeling hot and uncomfortable and perhaps having palpitations.
It is also a remedy that may help with dizziness associated with coughing, a weak or rapid pulse and the cough eases when lying on the right hand side.
Camphor is one of the alternative remedies for asthma where there is precordial distress and also if you have a dry and violent hacking cough.
It is also good if you are sensitive to cold air, suffering palpitations and your breath is cold. Your body may be cold but you have a feeling you don’t want to cover up.
Ipecac is recommended if you have a dry, spasmodic, constricted asthmatic cough. Patients usually have difficulty in breathing even from the least exercise.
There will also be a shortness of breath that can be violent and the patient may suffer from anxiety.
It is a good solution for a child with whooping cough and in those with a cough with rattling of mucus in the bronchi and it feels as though you are suffocating due to the mucus. There is also generally a constant feeling of nausea.
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