Bear in mind two things. These remedies were worked out in the days when whooping cough was really bad; they didn't know about vitamin C and this, or nothing, was pretty much their only choice.
Specific remedies to be given after every attack of coughing for up to 2 days. If no improvement or unsure which remedy to give, consult a classically trained homeopath (not a new age pendulum using joat/mon).
Obviously older children and adults can work this out, but with babies you're guessing part of the time.
I've combined everything from all of my texts, so the list is extensive. And there are extra notes where people might check. For those with Boericke's repertory go to pagge 892.
Remedy and indication in alphabetical order:Antimonium Tartaricum
Cough when child gets angry, and after eating. Ends in vomiting. "Chest full of rattles." Thirstless: coated tongue.Arnica 6c
violent tickling cough if child gets angry ~ key marker is that child begins to cry before cough because they know its coming, and don't like it. (who would?!)Belladonna 6 c
Child cries and complains of stomach pains before coughing attach comes on, has bursting feeling in head, cough worse at night and when lying down, better after coughing up mucus, then dry tickling in throat starts again and attack is repeated with whooping and retching, child red in face, eyes puffy and bulging.Bromium 6 c
Whooping cough in spring, towards hot weather and worse for the heat. With sensation of coldness in throat. Larynx feels as if covered with velvet, but feels cold.Byronia Alba
this one is for the child who after every time eating coughs and vomits again. (usually they might eat a bit, cough and vomit then eat again, and the second time it stays down, but this one is for the child that coughs every time they eat. Also, the cough shakes the whole body, and if the child is lying in bed, the child has to immediately stand up to cough.Carbo vegetabilis 6 c
Cough mostly hard and dry, or sounds rough. Apt to occur after a full meal. Every cough brings up a lump of phlegm, or is followed by gagging, waterbrash or retching. Pain in chest after cough: burning as from a coal of fire. Craving for salt (key marker) Often a cold sweat after a coughing spell."One of the best medicine for the beginning of whooping cough with gagging, vomiting and red face" (Kent)Cina 6 c
Becomes rigid with clucking sounds down in oesophagus after coughing fit stops. Stomach bloated , yet hungry, not relieved by eating. Grits teeth.Coccus cacti 6c
Coughing worse at night when child is warm in bed, alleviated by drinking cold water , vomited mucus is transparent and stringy. Child tens to hold breath to try and stop the coughing. Particularly for children who wake up in the morning, with cough on cough, which ends in vomitting long strings of ropy mucus. Here coccus will shorten the time of the disease.cuprum 6c
Paroxysms of coughing leave child breathless and exhaused, whooping intakes of breath cause lips to turn blue, cramps in toes and fingers (typically thumbs are tucked into palms), drinks of cold water seem to help Cuprum 6c.Drosera 6 c
= throat feels dry and tickly, impulse to cough is so violent that child vomits and can scarecely breath between coughs, clasps stomach in pain when coughing, feels chilly and restless, symptoms worse after midnight. Impulse to cough follow one another so violently that he can hardly get his breath. When coughing pain in pit of stomach and child can't cough unless they press their hands onto the stomach. Region below the ribs is painful when touched, and when coughing must press hand on it, to stop painIpecac 6c
child feels sick most of the time, becomes rigid, pale and breathless, then relaxes and vomits, which ends attack.Kali bichrom 6c
Stringy, yellow mucus coughed up.Kali carbonicum 6 c
stong and tickling cough, mainly at night. Hard dry hacking cough comes on around 3 am, child very chilly and exhausted, eyelids puffy with bag like swelling between the upper lids and the eyebrows. often a puffy face as well.Magnesia Phosphorica 6 c
violent spasmodic attacks of cough with face blue and turgid. Ends with classical whoop.Mephitis 1 - 3 c
This is for where there is a very "suffocative" feeling, with asthmatic type breathing where the out breath is difficult. very violent cough, spasmodic, especially at night. mucus rales in chest, Desire for salt, worse lying down. Child must be raised all the time. Patient wants to bathe in ice-cold water, or eat iceblock.
Mephitis is a very short acting remedy, and I've found this one good for whooping cough in combination with...Moschus 1 - 3 c,
for children who are extremely tense, nervous, anxious and where the coughing leaves them looking startled. Also where there is tightness of chest, and they keep trying to take deep breaths. So this one is mostly for the asthma type children with intense fear, anxiety and where they feel they are being smothered, and where there is a high degree of hysteria. Moschus kids are better in open air, but worse for the cold.
has relevance for fear as well, but is only for the begining of an actue disease and not to be used once pathological change has occured, so you are past this stage...
Every child is different, but in terms of stages (using the abreviations of remedies most times, not full, unless using abbreviations would confuse. You can always google each abbreviation also putting the word homeopathy in as well.:early stages (spasmodic)
Aconite, Belladona, Carb Ac, Carbo V, Castanea, Chel, Cina, Coccus, coral, Cupr, Dros, Hyos, Ipec, Mag p, Meph, Naph, Narcissus, Samb, Stann, Thymuslater stages (catarrhal)
[/i] Ant t, Cinch, Hep, Ipec, Puls.vomitting
Ant t, Bell, Carbo v, Cereum oz, Coccus, Cupr, Dros, Ipec, Lob. infl, Ver a.concomittant = body rigid, stiff, cyanosis
Am carb, Ant. t, carbo v, Cina, Coral, Cupr.ac, Cupr. m, Iod, Ipec, Mag p, Meph, Op, Samb, Ver.acoryza
Alum, Lyc, Nat.ecoughs following each other rapidly and violently
DroseraWakes in morning and vomits ropy mucus
coccuscoughing and crying
For after whooping cough, in the few months while the hairs grow back, if a cold provokes the same severe cough, Sanguinaria
Having put all this here, I need to say that I didn't use anything with my kids, because they took it in their stride, vitamin C was enough, and they were not babies. With babies I've primarily used vitamin C, management, Drosera, mephitus, moschus, mag phos; and treated the mothers for anxiety