8 Easy Home Remedies For Cough

Coughs are consistent and annoying and they refuse to go away easily. There are some substances that irritate the air passage and our body gets rid of the irritants through cough. Heavy smoking also results in cough. Cold and sinus problems are also prominent reasons that result in cough formation.

Allergy reactions, exposure to environment pollutants can also infect the respiratory tract and lead to coughing. Coughing incessantly often causes chest pain and people often have problem breathing by coughing constantly. It becomes very difficult to sleep at nights or talk properly. Here are some of the effective remedies that can help you get rid of an annoying cough easily.


Home remedies & medications for cough

Cough medication can provide relief very quickly.

Cough syrups

They act as cough suppressants and help to suppress the urge for coughing.

Anti-allergic medicines

Sometimes allergic reactions cause heavy coughing, in such cases anti-allergic medicines can help.

Nasal drip along with Antihistamines

They treat coughs with absolute accuracy especially when the cough is dry.

Home Remedies, some of the best ways to get rid of cough

There are a variety of home remedies that can be followed in order to get respite from the discomfort caused by incessant coughing.

Gurgle with a pinch of salt

Salt acts as a disinfectant and therefore if the coughing is caused due to infections in trachea or tonsils, salt helps in reducing the inflammation. Add a pinch of salt into a glass of lukewarm water, rinse your mouth with it and start gurgling. You should gurgle every two-three hours for better results.

Ginger Tea

It’s a very effective cure for cough. Make some tea for yourself and then add two teaspoons of ginger paste in it. Drink ginger tea at least twice a day to get rid of the itchiness in the throat.

Milk with Honey

Having a cup of warm milk with one teaspoon of honey added in it soothes your throat and keeps it warm. One must drink it before going to bed.

Milk and Turmeric

Turmeric power when added to warm milk can provide respite from the irritation and itchiness in the throat which leads to coughing. Turmeric powder acts as an antiseptic and therefore it also helps is reducing the swelling in the glands.

Coughing can be a symptom of grave diseases such as tuberculosis; pneumonia etc. so, if you are suffering from inconsistent coughing for more than a week, seek medical help.

Disclaimer: The above article is not written by a certified Doctor or a physician and should not be considered medical advice. Please consult your Doctor if you have any illness and is looking for a cure.

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Mani Karthik

As an NRI (Non-Resident Indian), I've lived in the USA, India & Middle East for over a decade, in over 6 cities like Mountain View, Dubai, San Jose, Fort Lauderdale, Kochi, and Chennai. I've worked for small and big companies and recently started my own startup. On this blog, I share everything I've learned in life, living abroad as an NRI with my roots in India. Everything from personal finance to immigration. I'm on a mission to help all NRIs return to India. WhatsApp me at +001-408-489-4785 if you have questions.

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