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Coccus cacti (cochineal, cactus beetle)
The main activity of Coccus is on the respiratory mucosa, so it can be used for coughing fits caused by a tickling feeling in the throat, especially around 11:30 p.m. and in the morning upon awakening. The typical Coccus cough is also made worse by heat, but is relieved when the person is in a cold room or when walking. There is expectoration of thick, stringy mucus (similar to Kali bich). The Coccus cough can be described as a "machine -gun" cough: attacks of a spamodic, rattling cough.