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Home remedies for cough

Persistent cough can be both irritating and uncomfortable. Are you looking for a home remedy to relieve your cough? Here are some simple tricks that can help.

Coughing is the body’s natural way of clearing foreign particles and mucus from the airways, but when the cough becomes persistent, it can be troublesome.

Try these home remedies as a way to naturally relieve your cough. But remember, if your cough does not go away, contact your GP.

Can my persistent cough be due to a hiatal hernia?

Sometimes, a persistent cough can be due to a hiatal hernia. In this case, a muscle below the chest – the diaphragm – has weakened. This allows stomach acid to leak up and irritate the esophagus and throat, which can in turn cause a cough.

Could my persistent cough be due to a hiatal hernia?

Sometimes, a long-lasting cough can be caused by a hiatal hernia. This is when the muscle below your chest – your diaphragm – has become weakened. This can allow stomach acid to leak up and irritate your throat, which can in turn cause coughing.

Take our self-test to see if your symptoms could be due to a hiatal hernia.

Onion for cough

Onion is a well-known home remedy for cough. It contains sulfur compounds that can help relieve cough.

Here’s how:

Chop an onion and place it in a bowl next to the bed overnight. This way you can breathe in the vapors which can relieve your persistent cough. If you want to reduce the onion smell, you can fill a sock with chopped onion and tie it together. Place the sock next to your pillow and let it work overnight.

Honey and lemon for cough

Honey and lemon is a common home remedy for cough, but beware – the honey might help, but the lemon can actually worsen your cough. Here’s why.

Honey can be an effective home remedy for cough, especially when it comes to dry cough. Honey is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe irritation in the throat.

Lemon on the other hand is said to have antiseptic properties and it contains loads of vitamin C, but it’s also highly acidic. This means it can have a negative impact on symptoms related to acid reflux. So if your cough is a result of acid reflux it may well make it worse.

Here’s how:

Dissolve a teaspoon of honey in hot water and drink it before bedtime. If you still want lemon, squeeze half a lemon into the water. You can also combine honey with a pinch of cinnamon to make a tasty cough medicine.

Baking soda for cough

Another home remedy for cough is baking soda or baking powder. It has a soothing effect on the throat and can reduce inflammation.

Here’s how:

Heat a glass of water and dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in it. Gargle with the solution for a few seconds before spitting it out.

Milk for cough

Milk is an old home remedy. It has natural calming properties that can work against coughing.

Here’s how:

Boil a cup of skim milk and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink the milk in small sips before bedtime, and you may experience a decrease in your cough during the night. Choose skim milk as higher fat content can worsen reflux symptoms.

Water for cough

Drinking plenty of fluids is also a home remedy that can help relieve coughing. Water and other liquids help to thin out the mucus in the throat and airways, which can make it easier to cough up. When you drink enough fluids, it can also help reduce inflammation in the airways, which can reduce coughing and irritation.

Here’s how:

Drink plain water, preferably spread out throughout the day.

Some additional tips to help relieve coughing

In addition to home remedies, there are other things you can do to relieve coughing.

Avoid smoking or inhaling smoke

Smoking and inhaling smoke, including passive smoking, can irritate the throat and worsen coughing. To relieve coughing, it is best to avoid all inhalation of smoke.

Use a humidifier

The air in our homes can be dry, especially during the winter months. Dry air can irritate the throat and worsen coughing. Using a humidifier can help keep the air moist and soothe coughing and throat irritation.

Avoid cold drinks and food:

Cold drinks or food can cause sensitivity or irritation in the throat and can worsen your cough. Try to avoid cold foods and drinks and instead consume warm or room temperature alternatives to reduce irritation in the throat.

Treat your cough with IQoro

If you’ve been trying different home remedies against cough but nothing has helped, then IQoro may be the right treatment for you. IQoro is an effective treatment for coughing.

Coughing may be due to reflux

In some cases, persistent coughing may be due to reflux problems – when stomach acid leaks up into the throat. Reflux problems are due to weak muscles just below the chest.

IQoro trains the muscles in the mouth, throat, stomach, and intestine. When the muscles become stronger, stomach acid is prevented from leaking up, which can make the cough disappear.

This is how treatment with IQoro works

IQoro is easy to use and the treatment can be done at home. See the video for a quick description of a treatment session with IQoro.

Training with IQoro takes 30 seconds each time.
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