Sunday, May 9, 2010

Coughs Types,Prevention & Control Tips,Home made medicine

A cough is the body's response to inflammation or irritation in the throat, larynx, bronchial tubes or lungs.
There are two basic kinds of coughs, congested and dry, with each one having different underlying causes.

Tips to Control Cough:

  • Drink at least 8 eight ounce glasses of water. This is especially important if your cough is due to an illness. Water is the best expectorant you can take and will help thin the mucus and loosen the cough
  • Do not use over-the-counter expectorant cough remedies as they just suppress the symptoms and do not address the underlying problem. If you have the kind of cough with mucus you want to get it out of your respiratory system, not suppress it. Try one of the natural expectorant remedies below.
  • Try eating hot chili peppers, horseradish or other spicy foods. They will help loosen mucus
  • Drink hot tea to break up the mucus and open and moisten the airways
  • Cough drops or hard candy will help stop the tickle if you have a dry cough and will moisten the throat.
  • Avoid foods that increase the production of mucus, such as dairy products, meat and fried foods.Stop smoking. Passive smoke or other irritants, such as chemicals, can be a cause.

Cough Syrup Recipe:

Peel a 2 inch long piece of ginger and grate it using a fine grater (and remember to collect the pulp from the back of the grater). Squeeze 1/2 teaspoon of juice from the grated ginger. Mix with 1 teaspoon of honey

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