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.