How to treat cough at home

How to treat cough at home

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Feb­ru­ary 23, 2017, 14:44

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Pho­to: Ani­ta Hart

With the onset of win­ter, many are faced with such a nui­sance as a cough. Cough itself is not a dis­ease, but only a symp­tom of an impend­ing res­pi­ra­to­ry dis­ease.

Do not start the dis­ease and try to get rid of the cough as soon as pos­si­ble, oth­er­wise you can earn com­pli­ca­tions — pneu­mo­nia, pleurisy and oth­er trou­bles.

  • At the first appear­ance of an acute dry cough, drink as much liq­uid as pos­si­ble. It is bet­ter if it is warm tea with hon­ey and lemon, and it is bet­ter not to dis­solve the hon­ey in the drink, but drink it with tea.
  • With a dry cough, heal­ing decoc­tions of plan­tain, chamomile, fen­nel, colts­foot and oregano are effec­tive. More­over, you can brew these med­i­c­i­nal herbs indi­vid­u­al­ly and in the form of a col­lec­tion.
  • Warm­ing pro­ce­dures have an excel­lent effect on dry cough. Inhala­tion, mus­tard plas­ters or an oil-hon­ey com­press car­ried out at night remark­ably warm up the lungs, bronchi and tra­chea, improve blood cir­cu­la­tion. It is good in this case to take a steam bath in a Russ­ian bath. Just keep in mind that all warm­ing pro­ce­dures should nev­er be done at ele­vat­ed tem­per­a­tures!
  • With a dry tear­ing cough, atten­tion should be paid to the throat — after all, a strong cough caus­es irri­ta­tion of the mucous mem­brane. The opti­mal way out is rins­ing with herbal prepa­ra­tions of cal­en­du­la, mint, sage or euca­lyp­tus. Rins­ing will be effec­tive if this pro­ce­dure is car­ried out at least 6 times a day.
  • With prop­er treat­ment, after a while, a dry cough turns into a wet (pro­duc­tive) cough. This means that the heal­ing process has begun and the body needs help in get­ting rid of phlegm. Dur­ing this peri­od, it is bet­ter to use prod­ucts that have an expec­to­rant effect: a decoc­tion of marsh­mal­low root, tea with gin­ger or licorice root.

It should be remem­bered that with a pro­longed cough and dete­ri­o­ra­tion in health, you need to con­sult a doc­tor who will diag­nose and pre­scribe treat­ment.

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