Spongia addresses a dry cough that is intensely hacking and dry. Usually a remedy that is used a lot of the winter months. The cough may sound like the barking of a seal, or a saw moving through a wooden board. Exhaustion and heaviness after exertion comes on so suddenly that the person feels they must lie down.
Some symptoms include:
In the chest a sense of raw burning, fullness and weakness. Anxiety with difficulty breathing.
Heaviness in the head or a bursting headache
Tickling throat and difficulty swallowing
Pressure in the ears
Burning, watery eyes
Breathing is whistling and wheezy
This remedy is often recommended to follow Aconite for the management of croup.