It is always the season of cough and cold! A few drinks on the rocks or a late night bike ride in the winter season, cough viruses are always looking for a way to get into your system. However, cough is not something that people worry about but it can come in the way of daily activities as constant coughing can make a person vulnerable to weakness, headaches, lack of concentration, fatigue, etc.
That being said, we believe that every problem has a solution and that being said, here are some measures that you can take to get rid of your already existing cough and stay away from cough in the future:
Stay away from irritants: Elements like industrial smoke, secondhand cigarette smoke, strong perfumes, air fresheners, pesticides, etc produce extra mucus which leads to the irritation of the airways causing coughing problems. Reduce your exposure to these triggers by always covering your mouth and nose with a soft cloth.
Stay hydrated: Coughing is caused due to the accumulation of extra mucus in the nasal airways. Drinking water helps in thinning the mucus and keeps the mucous membranes moist. Drink at least 8 glasses of water every day for optimum protection from cough.
Build your immunity: In simple words, immunity is our body’s capacity to fight infections. Taking steps to build a stronger immunity like having a well-balanced diet, sleeping well and regular physical exercise will go a long way in keeping cough at bay.
Over the counter medications: There are various medications available to treat and minimize cough. Various options like lozenges, cough syrups, throat soothers, etc are available which help in minimizing the cough by shrinking swollen nasal tissue, reducing the production of mucus and opening up the airway passages.
Treatment of underlying medical conditions: Allergies, sinus infections, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD), pneumonia, etc can lead to chronic cough. In order to minimize cough, it is important to treat the underlying health condition with the help of a doctor.
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