Thursday, May 7, 2009

cough...cough...cough

Its been a week that I´m experiencing colds and cough. Its very irritating and I really had a hard time breathing and sleeping :(...
So for people experiencing hard cough try these simple steps in treating your irritating coughs:

A dry cough is when you have an itchy scratch in your throat while a wet cough is one in which you are coughing up mucus. In my case, I have a wet cough.
  • Get the right cough medication for your cough.
There are two types of cough medicines--antitussive or expectorant.
Use an antitussive cough mixture when you have a dry cough. It stops the natural reaction of the body to cough, which is what you want to do since the cough makes the irritation worse.
Buy an expectorant cough medicine when you have a wet cough. You are coughing up mucus and you don’t want to suppress it. If you don’t cough it up, it will stay in your lungs and cause more problems in the long run.

  • Try a home remedy such as honey and lemon to cure your cough.
Some home remedies do work some of the time, but if your cough lasts more than a couple of days, consult your doctor.

1 comment:

Jan April said...

i never thought honey is a good cure for cough.. hehe.. i thought i need to avoid it, coz i used to think that over sweetness irritates the throat.. oh well.. thanks for this.. i learned something new... ^_^

Jeremae here... ^_^