Indicated in affections of larynx and trachea (as croup and asthma) with sense of great dryness, tightness, and difficulty of breathing; acts best in children of lax fibre and light complexion, with glandular enlargements. Also used in treatment of goitre, orchitis and cardiac affections; occasionally in the coughs of pneumonia and pulmonary phthisis.
Sensation as though a plug were in the larynx, impeding respiration.
Great dryness of the respiratory tract with sensitiveness of larynx to touch, and tickling which provokes cough.
Cough dry, barking, croupy.
Cough dry, sibilant, like a saw driven through a pine board, with anxiety; increased by excitement.
Cough awakens him out of a sound sleep, a little before midnight.
Burning sensation in the throat after coughing.
Bronchial catarrh, with loose, wheezing asthmatic cough, suffocative feeling and copious expectoration.
Expectoration yellow, tenacious, salty.
Hard swelling of the glands (thyroid).
Worse before midnight, in the wind, from going upstairs, from smoking; from lying with head low.
Better from warm drinks.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)