How to Get Rid of a Dry Cough

In this post we are going to look at what causes cough and stipulate the best strategy on how to get rid of cough. According to world health organization the most common causes of dry cough is cold. When you are exposed to cold weather you are bound to catch cold. Though, they are other causes of dry cough but exposure to cold in the most common of all.

However, one way to avoid getting a cough in the first place is to practice good hygiene. You have to avoid drinking or eating anything that is too cold. You also need to avoid shouting or yelling unnecessarily. You need to get plenty of sleep, especially if your sore throat coincides with cold symptoms. Always make sure to sit up. And finally you need to drink a lot of water. If you follow this simple format you will never get dry cough.

However, there are very few things more annoying than a persistent dry cough. A cough that doesn’t go award no matter how long you have taken tablets. Such a cough can inconvenience your life; it can make your life miserable and irritate others in group or social situations.

However, there are steps that you can take to reduce or eliminate your dry cough from the comfort of your own home with even searching for a physician or going to your pharmacist. However, you can try to get rid of the dry cough on your own, but keep in mind that if your cough persists for three or more weeks without any progress, please it is advisable you should consult with your doctor.

Here are five major ways to get rid of dry cough right from the comfort of your home. They are as follows;

1. Gargle Warm Salt Water

Gargling of warm salt water will help relieve pain and decrease inflammation. Try gargling before bed and at other times during the day that you feel discomfort in your throat. Salt water contains lots of anti0bacteria and anti-inflammatory substance that helps to fight the bacteria that is causing the dry cough.

 2. Drink Lots of Warm Water

You are advisable to drink lots of water to get rid of a dry cough. While hot water may seem like the best remedy for your throat, warm water actually rehydrates the tissue better than hot water. Hot water is dangerous and may even burn your throat, so you are advised to take warm water and not hot water. Hot water can be irritating to already inflamed tissue. Warm tea is a great way to stay hydrated while warming and soothing your throat. Aniseed tea is a tea known to soothe throats and reduce dry cough. So add some cinnamon to gain extra relief. You can also boil ginger along with your tea leaves. Try to add a dash of pepper and several basil leaves to relieve congestion. This combination of herbs if properly used as advised in this post will numb and soothe your throat, allowing your throat tissue to relax after excessive coughing.

3. Soothe Your Throat with Honey

The third way to get rid of dry cough is to sooth your throat with honey. The waxy texture of honey will moisten your tonsils, which reduces your throat irritation and your desire to cough. Good honey may be just as effective as a cough medicine. Rose petal-infused water is also an excellent alternative to honey. The rose essence breaks up mucus well. So you have to sooth your throat with honey to get rid of the dry cough.

4. Take Steamy Hot Showers

The fourth way to get rid of a dry cough is to take steamy hot showers. Make sure to close all of the windows in your bathroom and turn off the fan. Doing this will create your very own steam room. Steam loosens secretions in your nose. Steam works against coughs caused by colds, allergies and asthma. That means you need to stay heated so that cold which is the major cause of dry cough can stay far away from you.

5. Inhale Steam from a Boiling Pot of Water

The fifth and last way to get rid of dry cough is to inhale a steam from a boiling pot of water. Boil a pot of water, then remove the pot from the stovetop and place it on a heat-safe surface. Then hold your head over the water and breathe in the steam. You can place a towel over your head also to help trap the steam in. Try adding thyme leaves the water for extra relief. By so doing, you will be relieved of could and the Steam from the boiling pot will help to loosens secretions in your nose and free you from dry cough. If you follow these tips that I have stipulated above, then you will be able to get rid of dry cough fast from your body.

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