Remedies For Coughing

Natural Remedies To Cure Your Cough

What To Do If You Can’t Stop Coughing

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If You Can’t Stop Coughing, Here Are Some Remedies That Are Proven To Be Effective Solutions . . .

Many people have had the experience of heading to bed and hoping to get a good rest to get over the cold that they are experiencing, only to spend the entire night coughing.  If this happens, there are some things that can help to stop the coughing fit.  Here are some ideas that might help if you can’t stop coughing.

Home Remedies to Help When You Can’t Stop Coughing

Water: Believe it or not, water is often effective at stopping a coughing fit.  Water works in two ways.  It can clear anything that is causing a tickle in the throat so that the cough reflex is no longer triggered.  Secondly, it works to thin mucus that may be causing the coughing.  Try keeping a bottle of water on the bedside table and take a small sip every time you feel the urge to cough.  It may stop the problem.

Honey: Honey has been used as a cough remedy for many years.  Some people take a spoonful of honey and allow it to slowly dissolve on the tongue.  Others prefer honey in a hot drink, such as tea as a natural way to remedy the coughing.

Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is the scent used in many commercially prepared cough medicines.  The leaves or oil can be placed in a pot of simmering water or a potpourri pot in the bedroom.  These vapors often cut through the problem and stop the cough.  Eucalyptus oil in simmering water has been shown as an effective way to stop the spread of influenza as well.

Salt: Salt has some natural healing powers.  A few grains on the tongue can sometimes stop a cough.  In addition gargling with salt water may be helpful with the cough.

Store Bought Remedies to Help When You Can’t Stop Coughing

Vicks Vapor-Rub: Vicks is heavy in eucalyptus oil.  The oil is mixed in thick petroleum jelly so it does a good job staying where it is put.  Try covering the chest with the rub.  In addition, place some on the throat, primarily under the chin next to the neck where you can feel the tonsils.

Mucus Relief Products: The best mucus relief products contain Guaifenesin.  There is no need to buy the name brands as long as the generic has not expired and contains the same number of milligrams of Guaifenesin.

Allergy Products: Allergies can also trigger coughs.  Many people have good results with pseudoephedrine.  Be sure that you follow the package directions and do not take more than the recommended dose.  In addition, do not take a cough syrup that contains pseudoephedrine along with the pills that contain it.  Pseudoephedrine can elevate the blood pressure to dangerous levels.

If none of the above remedies work to get some sleep, it is time to visit your doctor.  Doctors often write a prescription for a cough syrup that contains codeine for patients that can’t stop coughing, and something like this can be used to help the patient get the necessary rest for the body to heal.

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