How can you stop coughing?

The content provided here is for information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen.

A few home remedies to help you heal

 

If you’re looking for natural ways to relieve your cough, a clinically proven cough syrup like Helixia Cough Prospan is a great option.  These are also great ways to help kick your cough to the curb:

  • Drink fluids.
    Staying hydrated helps thin the mucus in your throat. Opt for warm liquids like broth or tea, which have a pleasant soothing effect.
  • Suck on lozenges or hard candies.
    This can help relieve a dry cough and soothe a sore throat. (Avoid with kids under 6, as hard candies are a choking hazard.)
  • Keep the air humid.
    A steamy shower is not only comforting, but also a way to add moisture to the air. Consider getting a vaporizer as well.
  • Avoid tobacco smoke.
    It’s best to do this at all times, but especially when you have a cough, as smoking or breathing second-hand smoke can make your cough worse.

When should you see a doctor?

 

If you or a loved one has had a cough for several weeks, or if you’re experiencing one of the following symptoms, it’s time to pay your doctor a visit:

  • You’re coughing up thick, greenish-yellow phlegm
  • You’re wheezing
  • You have a fever of more than 38 C
  • You’re short of breath

Immediate medical attention is required if:

 

  • You’re choking
  • You’re having significant difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • You’re coughing up bloody or pinkish phlegm

 

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