Gasping for Breath; Soon Resting Easy.
April 4th, I was called to see a case of cough; it was a bad one — the mother holding and the father fanning the child, which was gasping for breath.
I called for two glasses each half full of water. Into one I put a teaspoonful of Ferrum phos. and into the other the same quantity of Kali mur. Taking out my watch , I gave a teaspoonful of each alternately every two and a half minutes. In exactly twenty minutes the child was in bed sound asleep.
Dr. L. E. Cook, M. D.
- Is the chief remedy in coughs; very frequent doses.
- It is the proper remedy to control the excessive exudation of phlegm.
- Should be given in alternation with Ferrum phos., for the febrile symptoms.