Advice 1: What to do for dry cough

Cough is the natural opposition of the body in response to irritants in the respiratory tract: foreign body, allergic substances, dust and viruses. A particularly nasty and dangerous is a dry cough, without expectoration.
What to do for dry cough

Why do I get dry cough



Its causes can be very different:
- liquid or crumbs of food that fall accidentally into the respiratory system;
dust, allergic substances, smoke, too cool air, pungent smell;
- the expression of strong emotions, the screaming, the high tone of the conversation;
- inflammatory processes in the body.

What to do for dry cough



First you need to resolve the causes of dry cough by eliminating the factors due to which the mucous membrane of the respiratory tract is irritated. If coughing continues in the form of recurrent seizures or coughing, you should consult a doctor for diagnosis of disease and prescription medical procedures.

Therapies in the official medicine



In protracted bouts of dry cough to avoid complications physician prescribers, soothing the cough receptors and dampening the activity of the cough center in the brain.
It should be remembered that any type of self-treatment is justified only after the doctor causes of cough.

The basic principle of treatment of dry (unproductive) cough – should be transferred to a wet, or productive. In this case, the body itself begins to be cleansed of infection by removing phlegm. Help this prescribed thinning and expectorant drugs, as well as compliance with the required mode power.

Treatment with traditional medicine



Folk remedies against dry cough work effectively inhalations and warm milk with different types of additives.

Inhalation can be prepared from the herbs chamomile, mother and stepmother, thyme or sage. For this you need to fill the grass with boiling water, adding a teaspoon of baking soda and a few drops of eucalyptus oil. Another option: a mixture of sage, plantain, chamomile, St. John's wort and lime color in equal parts, pour boiling water and simmer for about an hour on low heat.

To prepare the potato inhalation of boiled potato peelings should be put thyme and eucalyptus leaves, to survive on low heat for 4-5 minutes and add just before the beginning of the procedure a drop of pine oil.

There are several recipes for the treatment of dry cough based on milk.

Recipe 1. Boil a pint of milk. Slightly cool, add a tablespoon of cream, egg yolk and a teaspoon of honey. Mix well and make in the form of heat 5 times a day for 100 ml.

Recipe 2. Add to a quart of milk a spoonful of dried sage, heat to boiling and strain. Before bedtime drink 50-70 ml.

Recipe 3. To drink right before bedtime Cup of warm milk with a teaspoon of honey and 20 g of butter. This will help the expectoration of sputum.
Healing elixir is traditionally the juice obtained from black radish. Its clean from the skin, cut into strips, poured on top of sugar and leave it for 10-11 hours. Liberated juice drink spoon 3-5 times a day.

Good treats dry cough juice squeezed from a turnip. For adults standard admission is 3-4 tablespoons, and children 3 teaspoons per day.

Advice 2 : How to treat a strong purulent cough

Cough is often a symptom of various respiratory diseases. During the cough is the excretion from the respiratory tract sputum, which may contain pus, blood, mucus.
How to treat a strong purulent cough

Causes of purulent cough, possible complications



Often the cough and the presence of pus in the sputum are symptoms of purulent bronchitis that develops after an untreated acute bronchitis or due to improper treatment when they are appointed agents, do not affect the causative agent. In purulent bronchitis during the day, with a cough may be released with about 250 ml of sputum, may also experience shortness of breath, fatigue, low-grade fever, sweating, muscle pain associated with their strain when coughing.

In protracted course of the disease may develop obstruction (impaired patency of the bronchi due to accumulation of phlegm). This is the most severe form of the disease, as it can cause pneumonia (pneumonia). For the treatment of severe purulent cough should always consult a doctor.
Purulent chronic bronchitis can worsen with hypothermia, colds, severe stress, allergic reactions.


The strong treatment of purulent cough



Drug therapy is with antibiotics. Most often prescribe drugs broad-spectrum. In addition to the effect of mucolytic (expectorant) drugs to improve sputum discharge, medications that expand the bronchi, for example, "Aminophylline", "ACC", "Bronhorus".

If the cough is caused by allergies, prescribed antihistamines to help with swelling. For the successful treatment of severe purulent cough in addition to medical treatment apply the following treatment methods: heat treatment (e.g., mustard), inhalations, therapeutic gymnastics, physiotherapy (UHF, IKV, electrophoresis). They are administered in the absence of temperature. To expedite recovery you need plenty of warm drinks, (with raspberry, honey, lime blossom), will benefit from regular walks in the fresh air.
In the treatment of purulent cough will be effective massage, because it improves the secretory function of bronchial tubes.


In coordination with the physician in addition to the basic treatment, you can use the recipes of traditional medicine. In this case, it is recommended to use the internal fat of animals. It is used inside, and an external agent. Fats improve the expectoration, and it speeds up the healing process. In the treatment of purulent cough strong will effective breast fees with sage, chamomile, plantain, garlic inhalation. After recovery, the physician recommended a course of therapy to strengthen the immune system.
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