Coughing is always a tough time. You may be in a serious situation when your throat starts tickling and giving an irritating moment for you.
Cough can be the result of a common cold, flu, allergies, post-nasal drip (when phlegm drips from the back of the nose into the throat), and acid reflux (when stomach acid travels up into the esophagus and irritates the windpipe). It can be the symptom of COVID-19 too.
Whatever it may be the solution is important. How can we calm down the cough?
1.Consume an Expectorant
Over-the-counter (OTC) expectorants (such as Mucinex or Robitussin 12 Hour Cough & Mucus Relief) contain guaifenesin, which thins respiratory secretions in your airways. This can help you cough up excessive mucus more effectively and breathe easier.
2.Grab Cough Suppressant
For temporary relief try an OTC cough medicine containing dextromethorphan, which blocks the cough reflex.
3.Sip a Warm Beverage
A sip of a drink like tea or lemon water can soothe a raw or sore throat. Warm fluids loosen the mucus, making it easier to cough it up. If you add a few drops of honey, you have a natural cough suppressant.
4.Boost your Fluid Intake
Fluid intake is always good and for cold boosting the intake is beneficial. This will liquefy the mucus and calm your cough.
5.Suck on Hard Candy
Cough drops reduce the constant urge to cough are good for soothing a dry. Hard candies will promote saliva production and provide the moisture you need to relieve a dry cough.
1.Consume a Cough Medicine Formulated for Night-time Use
Cough medicines containing antihistamine, which can make you drowsy are beneficial at night if you have a dry cough that is keeping you awake.
For a productive or wet cough, an expectorant is good for both day and night.
Adding honey to a cup of tea is a way to soothe an irritated throat and calm a cough. You can try taking a teaspoon or two of honey at bedtime, either on its own or mixed into a cup of tea or warm water.
3.Grab a Vaporiser
Placing a cool-mist vaporizer or a humidifier right next to your bed moist your airway passages and reduces the likelihood of waking up of a dry, hacking cough. A productive cough will also be reduced by liquefying the mucus.
4.Salt Water Gargling
Clear your throat by gargling with a warm saltwater solution. Reduces cough by calming throat irritation, loosening thick mucus, and removing irritants from the throat.
Mix ½ teaspoon of salt into 8 ounces of warm water, gargle as long as you can & then spit out.