Common cough and cold are the most common viral diseases with no specific treatment. Allopathic medicines provide only a palliative treatment to treat the symptoms, there is no definite antiviral for the same. There is also a popular belief that catching a cold once or twice a year is a good way to cleanse the body. Conversely, cough and cold may be the first symptoms of a more serious underlying illness such as pneumonia. From that point of view, it is better to treat it rather than let it run its natural course. Especially in children and the elderly, it can be a recurring chronic problem; hence, treatment becomes imperative.
The good news is that homeopathy offers a cure, not just treatment of external symptoms. Furthermore, like any other condition, homeopathy treats the entire myriad of associated symptoms, thereby providing holistic treatment. Some common homeopathic medicines for chronic cough and cold are given below: