Coughs can be pretty annoying and difficult to resolve. They are a protective action of the body and are usually caused by irritation in the throat. Although a productive cough can help you recover from colds and the flu, chronic coughs are dangerous as they can be sign of a greater problem.
Chronic coughs can be accompanied by many symptoms including hoarseness, night sweats, runny nose, heartburn, shortness of breath, wheezing, vomiting, post-nasal drip and frequent needs to clear the throat. In general, they are caused by colds, the flu, infections, bronchitis, asthma, GERD, infections, bronchitis and emphysema. Most people try to subdue coughs with syrups and lozenges prescribed by a doctor, but they have a variety of side-effects which means they’re not exactly ideal against coughs.
According to recent studies, the main substances of cough syrup, dextromethorphan and diphenhydramine have little to no effect and work just as a placebo. On the other hand, there are many natural remedies which can help treat coughs with no side-effects and without harming your health.
Here are the top 10 remedies against coughs:
Simply increasing your water intake is a great way of relieving a dry cough. Coughs are often caused by improper hydration, so make sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water or more every day.