Inhalations are one of the most effective remedies against dry cough. The lungs take in air saturated with moisture and essential nutrients that eliminate irritation and reduce inflammation. The main task of the inhalation for dry cough - bring up the sputum, which is the main sign of the beginning of the recovery process. As solutions for inhalation use natural herbal oils of various plants or special mixture based on natural ingredients.

Inhalation of boiled potatoes

One of the most famous and effective methods of treatment of dry cough is the inhalation of decoction of potatoes. It should cook on low heat for about twenty minutes, then give the broth to cool to 65-70 degrees. Breathing vapors need bending over the pan and covering your head with a towel. It is not necessary to bend too low and inhale the hot air: the temperature of the vapor should be approximately equal to the body temperature. In the absence of inflammation of the larynx should add a few teaspoons of baking soda. Need to inhalation for 15-20 minutes two or three times a day.

Inhalation of essential oils

Great effect on irritated lungs have oil of conifers. They best eliminate unpleasant itching and irritation, and the effect persists for a long time. When using oils it is better to use special inhalers which effectively form a water vapor without substantially increasing its temperature. To inhale the vapor, you need about two-thirds of the lung volume, each time holding the breath for 3-4 seconds.

To prepare the mixture, you will need to dissolve in a glass of water 5-7 drops of oil of eucalyptus, pine or menthol. Different oils can be mixed, but should not make the concentration too high. If you want you can add one or two drops of the essential oil from the seeds of citrus fruits, which will make the scent a little softer. The mixture of oil and water needs to be warmed up to 50 degrees and cooling, after which the solution can be poured into the inhaler.

Inhalation of herbal

As a basis for herbal perfect thyme (thyme), sage and plantain. Do not mix more than two types of herbs to prepare a decoction, if only we are not talking about special pharmacy fees. Chopped dry grass to soak with water and stand for about two minutes, then put on fire and boil for half an hour. The broth should be allowed to cool and settle, then you will need to remove the top two thirds of the broth from the tank, filter it and pour in the inhaler. Abuse the herbal decoction is not necessary: it is enough one or two inhalations per day, one of which is well done before bed.