Ah the dreaded wet cough with its tightening grip on your chest and scratching of your throat leaves you winded and sore! It is best to get rid of the cough at the earliest and often visiting a doctor or taking time off from work is more of a hassle than a solution.
Fortunately these remedies are available in your house. Go on take a look.Here are some easy and effective home remedies for wet cough mention below:
Easy Home Remedies for Wet Cough
Inhale Deeply And Cough The Phlegm Out
Wet cough is your body’s way of getting rid of phlegm. The less phlegm in your body, the less you will cough. Take a deep breath though your mouth (as you breathe in deeply, the tongue and throat get stimulated which makes you want to gag, this will help you cough more of the phlegm out).
Repeat this process 5 times every 20 minutes and in a few hours you will feel the relief. Here is a tip, when you cough, make several smaller coughs and end it up with a large cough. The smaller coughs will help bring the phlegm closer to the throat and the last cough will get rid of the phlegm.
Thyme For Tea
Thyme has the effect of a calming aroma therapy session. Take a stem of thyme, hold the top stem between you middle finger and thumb then pull the stem through. This will take away all the leaves you need and keep the thyme smell on your hand. Each time you cough, bring your hand close to your face.
You will inhale the calming scent of thyme. Now what can you do with the leaves? Simple, put the leaves in a cup and add boiling water. Let it settle for a while and when the mixture tea becomes a green, strain the leaves out and enjoy thyme tea!
If you another person in the house, have them tap on your back. Lie flat on your tummy and have them tap with their fingers on the upper part of your back. This loosens the phlegm and makes it easier to cough out.
Recipe For A Chest Rub
Mix mustard powder and flour into a bowl with the ratio one part mustard powder and two parts flour. Add an egg white (or water) to make a paste. You do not want the mustard directly on the skin, use a dish towel like a pita with the paste as the filling and place on your back.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make a Cough Syrup
Lemon reduces inflammation and delivers a dose of infection-fighting vitamin C. This homemade recipe works especially well on wet coughs. Mix a little honey with lemon juice and add a pinch of cayenne pepper and swallow.
Breathe In And Drink Up on Nature
When your lungs are tight, your body absorbs very little oxygen, which makes you feel tighter and strains your lungs even more. Fresh air will help you take in more oxygen. Another good source of oxygen is water but only at room temperature. Cold water will aggravate the infection!
In addition to the above given remedies, follow the following tips.
• Cough into a tissue and throw in a closed bin.
• If you have a chronic illness like asthma, visit a doctor sooner than later
• If your condition does not improve or worsens, visit a doctor
• Always have cough syrup at home
• Use a humidifier, if you have one
And as Shrek says, “better out than in I say!” Happy recovery
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.