Calming a Dry Cough
A nagging cough is one of the most annoying and frustrating of the many common cold symptoms that plague us during cold and flu season. If a persistent dry cough is keeping you from getting badly-needed sleep at night or turning you into a nuisance at work, there are a number of things you can try at home in addition to or instead of using cough drops or over-the-counter cough remedies.
Many find that bed rest is the best cold remedy we have, but when a dry cough attacks, resting might be difficult. To calm a dry cough without using medication, try putting a vaporizer or humidifier in your bedroom or office. Gargling with saltwater can help reduce the throat inflammation that often accompanies a dry cough while drinking ginger and honey tea or trying sore throat home remedies may bring added relief. Breathing exercises are another helpful method for dealing with an uncomfortable dry cough.
A Dry Cough May Be the Symptom of Something More Serious
Before using non-prescription cough medicines or sore throat remedies, it is important to make sure that the cause of your dry cough is not pneumonia, acute bronchitis, or some other serious condition. Coughing can result from the use of certain blood pressure reducing drugs, allergies, or smoking as well, so it is always a good idea to check with your physician before beginning any form of self-treatment.
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