Why it is so difficult to find the right remedy for a cough?
Acute or Chronic
An acute cough is when you have symptoms that have been with you for less than 2 weeks. The symptom may be just one of a few you have from reacting to a virus that is going around.
If you have a long standing, chronic cough or a recurring cough, it might be advisable to seek the advice of a qualified homeopath who can look at addressing the cause of the cough. You might find that your cough recurs every year, that it comes on at certain times of the year or when you are particularly susceptible to infection due to other stress factors.
After a remedy
The remedy is going to stimulate your body to react in a different way. If you are running through a virus then you will run through to the next symptom quickly. So when change occurs you will need to stop the remedy and consider whether a new remedy is needed. If your body is coping well and going through the stages of healing you might not need another remedy as your body is already doing everything it needs to do to self heal.