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Treating cough from a cold or flu


09 February 2020  

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You can relieve cough and sore throat that sometimes come with cold and flu.

Using cough drops or hard candies can sometimes be useful to relive yourself from cough and sore throat.

Certain herbal cough drops or menthol can soothe your sore throat. Sucking on plain hard candy can also work.

You can also try a teaspoon of honey. This traditional remedy may help soothe coughs, and for sore throat. Add a spoonful to your tea. However, do not give honey to kids under 1 year old.

Sipping on drinks will also keep your throat comfortable. You should not take orange juice or other citrus drinks.

You can also sip warm chicken soup or tea to heat up your airways. This will hydrate you, and keep you warm and makes it easier to cough up.

You can also use a cough medicine. Expectorants can help you cough up mucus. However, consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking expectorants.

You can also use a decongestant, which will help to clear your stuffy nose. However, decongestants are not safe for children under age 4.

Breathing in steam will also help. Use a humidifier or a vaporizer while you sleep.

Take a rest. If you really want to get rid of your cough and cold, take rest as your body needs the energy to fight off the virus.

Gargling with salt water is a traditional remedy for cough and cold. Mix a teaspoon of salt in half a glass of warm water and gargle.

See a Doctor

Visit a doctor if you have a cough with any of the following symptoms:

Shortness of breath

Coughing up green, or yellow mucus

Coughing up blood

Fever, or chest pain when you breathe deeply

A sore throat that lasts longer than a week.

Severe pain in your throat

Swollen glands

Trouble in swallowing

Fever

Rashes

Publish Date : 09 February 2020 14:32 PM

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