How to Get Rid of a Cough Quickly
A cough is generally a symptom in other diseases of the respiratory system or due to an irritation of the respiratory system because of smoke, dust or congestion. Thus, a cough is the symptom itself or it can also be a symptom of other ailments. A dry cough is more typical of the larynx than of the bronchi or the lungs. Please read below for some remedies for treating coughs.
First, it is essential that you go to your doctor so that he/she can determine what is causing you to cough and try to put in place a root solution, based also on other factors such as your age, physical condition, diseases, etc. It is not only flus and colds that produce coughs. There are many other conditions that can cause a persistent cough such as allergies, bronchitis or even gastroesophageal reflux.
In addition to the possible drug treatment that the doctor can prescribe to treat your cough, you can also perform some actions at home that will help reduce discomfort. In order to get rid of your cough more easily, it will be essential to stay hydrated, so you must drink a lot of water, as well as other liquids: non-carbonated drinks, teas, juices, etc. In this way, among others, you will avoid excessive irritation of the throat and you will aid the removal of mucus.
Related to the previous point, steam will also be very appropriate for fighting a cough, since that will help keep your airways properly hydrated and prevent excessive dryness.
Thus, we recommend also adding eucalyptus to the water or any other medicinal plant that helps you open the bronchial tubes and promote the passage of air. Using a towel or cloth, you should inhale the steam that comes off the hot water.
Onions are also one of the best allies in treating coughs due to their expectorant and antitussive properties. Thus, they especially help at night when the cough becomes more persistent, and for it you should just chop an onion and place it in a dish on the bedside table or near your bed headboard. You'll notice improvement and you'll sleep much better.
Another home remedy that can be prepared with onions to treat a cough is a homemade syrup based on this vegetable. To do this, you need to mix equal quantities of lemon juice with onion juice and store it in a tightly sealed glass jar. You should take 2 tablespoons of the sweetened syrup with honey every three hours between meals. You can see all the details in our article on how to make onion and honey cough syrup.
At bedtime, it will also be very beneficial to raise your head using pillows to keep your head up and relieve the discomfort that the cough causes and the nasal congestion that prevents proper breathing.
If the cough is too persistent or occurs in an excessively recurrent way, you should go to a pulmonologist or medical specialist so he/she can study your particular case. For more guides and home remedies for all kinds of common ailments please visit our health section.
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- If you have a bad cough, consult a specialist.