Many children experience coughing after entering school or sleeping at night, and air conditioning is cold. There are few things that are more annoying than continuous dry cough. Mothers are very worried about this. If you are an adult, this cough can cause inconvenience to your life and irritate others in groups or social situations. However, you can take steps to reduce or eliminate coughing in a comfortable home. You can try to get rid of cough yourself, but remember that if your child or your cough lasts for three weeks or more, go to the hospital to see a doctor.
Method 1: Keep moisture
1. Keep your throat moist. Cough is usually caused by a drip after the nose, that is, the liquid that flows out of the nose drops into the back of the throat. This usually happens when a virus such as a cold or flu is present. Drinking water can dilute the mucus caused by a cold.
2. Rinse with warm salt water. This will help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Try to gargle before going to bed, or lick your mouth when you feel your throat is unwell during the day.
3. Drink plenty of warm water. Although hot water seems to be the best medicine for treating throat, warm water actually makes the tissue moisturized more than hot water. Hot water stimulates already inflamed tissue. Warm tea is a great way to keep your moisture and warm and soothe your throat.
· Fennel tea is a well-known tea that soothes the throat and reduces cough. Add cinnamon to get extra relief.
• Cook ginger and tea together, add a pinch of pepper and a few basil leaves to relieve congestion. This herbal combination will numb and soothe your throat, allowing your throat tissue to relax after an excessive cough.
4. Drink hot cinnamon honey milk before going to bed. When cinnamon and honey are combined, they can fight infection, reduce swelling, or provide antioxidant properties to help treat sore throat. To make cinnamon milk, mix 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon of sugar into a pan, then add 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda and 236 ml of milk and mix well. Heat until it is about to boil, but do not boil. Allow the mixture to cool, then add 1 tablespoon of honey, stir until the honey is dissolved and serve hot.
5. Drink pineapple juice. A 2010 study showed that pineapple juice is five times more effective than cough syrup. Grape juice is also a good drink for coughing. Mix a teaspoon of honey in a glass of grape juice. Grapes play a role in sputum; tinctures promote the secretion of sputum in the respiratory tract, thereby eliminating cough.
6. Use oregano to reduce the intensity of cough. Cook a tablespoon of oregano leaves in a glass of water. After the water is boiled, the oregano is filtered off and the oregano tea is sipped.
Method 2: Eat Soothing Food
1. Use honey to soothe your throat. The waxy texture of honey moisturizes your tonsils and reduces your throat irritation (and the desire to cough). Good honey may be as effective as cough medicine! Rose petal soaking water is also a great alternative to honey. Rose essence can decompose mucus well.
2. Use essential oils to relieve cough. Essential oils are powerful oils that can be used at home to treat a variety of diseases. Several essential oils may help reduce persistent coughing. Eucalyptus, mint, rosemary, sage, tea tree, sandalwood, cedar, frankincense and hyssop are the best essential oils to remove congestion. To help relieve congestion, add 1-2 drops of essential oil to your hands, then knead them together, cover your nose with your palms, and take 4-6 deep cleansing breaths. You can also add 2-4 drops to the cotton ball, seal it in a zipper bag and carry it with you. Take a spoonful of honey, add 1/4 of the ginger, and eat it to help relieve cough.
· If you want to use essential oils as a throat, you can add 1-2 drops in half a cup of warm water, rinse for a few minutes, then spit, please make sure not to swallow the essential oil mixture.
3, homemade cough syrup. There are many different types of homemade cough syrup that are more effective than cough syrups bought in stores.
· Make herbal cough syrup. Mix 60 ml of the herbal mixture into 950 ml of water. Herbs such as fennel, licorice, smooth bark, cinnamon, ginger root and orange peel are particularly effective. Rub the herbs and water with a simmer until the mixture is reduced by half (about 470 ml). Filter out the herbs and add a cup of honey to the remaining liquid. Stir until the honey is thoroughly mixed in.
· Make onion cough syrup. Onions have the property of breaking down the blemishes that may cause coughing. Chop the onion to extract the juice, mix the equal amount of onion juice and honey, let the mixture stand for 4 to 5 hours. When the mixture solidifies, you will get a cough syrup that can be taken twice a day.
· Make elderberry syrup. Elderberry syrup is great because it relieves cough but is mild to the stomach. If your stomach is sensitive, try this syrup. Put 950 ml of elderberry juice, two cups of honey and two cinnamon sticks into the pot and boil the mixture for 10 minutes. This process will give 1410 ml of syrup.
4. Eat hot chicken soup. The steam in the soup helps to open the upper respiratory tract membrane while warming and soothing your throat to prevent you from becoming weak because the chicken soup is rich in protein. In addition, what is more gratifying than a bowl of hot soup?
5. Sucking tablets. Buy a lozenge containing menthol. Menthol can paralyze your throat and relieve your cough. Menthol is a compound in mint plants that has a numbing sensation that relieves sore throat. If you have to go out in public, such as going to the movies or going to class, the lozenge is great, you don't want to bother others because of coughing. If you don't have a lozenge, suck a piece of hard candy. Simply sucking a piece of sugar, hard candy or lollipop can increase saliva secretion and relieve dry cough. Chewing gum is also a temporary solution. Peppermint is great because they have numbing properties similar to menthol.
Method 3: Using humidity is good for you
1. Use a humidifier. Dry air can cause the secretions in your nose to dry out and cause discomfort, which usually causes a cough, but a humidifier can help. Be careful not to overuse the humidifier - if the humidifier is not clean, it will pump fungi and mold back into the air, which will prolong your cough rather than eliminate it.
2. wash steam hot bath. Be sure to close all windows in the bathroom and turn off the fan. Doing so will create your own steam room. The steam will release the secretions from your nose. Steam is effective for coughs caused by colds, allergies and asthma.
3. Drain steam from boiling water. Cook a pot of water, then remove the pot from the stove and place it on a hot, safe surface. Then lean your head against the water to breathe steam. You can also put a towel on your head to help inhale the steam. Note that the steam temperature should not be too high to avoid burns. Try adding thyme to the water for extra relief.
Method 4: Using drugs
1. Take decongestant. If the drip after the nose causes a cough, consider taking a decongestant that shrinks the swollen nasal tissue and reduces mucus. Decongestants appear as nasal sprays, pills, and liquids. It is best to use a decongestant nasal spray for no more than three days. Continuous use for more than three days may result in a rebound and congestion. Decongestant nasal sprays may also contain oxymetazoline, which can damage the nasal cavity if used for more than three days.
2. Try antihistamines. Antihistamines limit the release of histamine in your body. This release can cause pus in your nose and throat and cause you to continue coughing. Antihistamines may be particularly effective during the allergy season, or if your cough is caused by a mild allergic reaction to certain substances in the environment, such as pet dander or mold.
3. Understand cough inhibitors. Cough inhibitors have active ingredients such as camphor, dextromethorphan, eucalyptus oil and menthol, which can relieve cough in a short time, but can not be cured. If you are unable to fall asleep due to a cough, or if you have too much cough so that your chest or muscles are hurt, you may consider taking an inhibitor at night. Remember that inhibitors are not a cure.
Method 5: Deal with potential problems
1. Go to the doctor to diagnose the infection. If you have a bacterial infection, your doctor can prescribe a prescription for your antibiotics. The virus does not respond to antibiotics, so if you are infected with a virus, antibiotics will not help.
2. Investigate whether your environment has irritants. If you have recently switched to a new fragrance or bathroom spray, this may cause sinus irritation and coughing. Smoking is also a serious cause of coughing. If smoking is an irritant that causes coughing, consider smoking cessation to treat the smoker's cough.
3, to avoid stomach discomfort. If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease or frequent heartburn, you should take steps to minimize their effects. Do not lie down for 3 hours after a meal to avoid spicy food or other “trigger” food.
4. Evaluate your medication. Certain drugs, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, can cause chronic cough. If your medication causes such side effects, discuss different medication options with your doctor.
5. Avoid dust and other allergens. If you are unable to remove dust or allergens from the environment with thorough cleaning or air filters, allergy medications can be used to treat chronic cough caused by allergens.
Have you learned the five big tricks to get rid of dry cough?