Dame Cough-A-Lot is my new name for myself. This is because I have a persistent irritating cough. I have tried every possible remedy for it. It gets better but never really goes away. I have tried the following remedies:
2. Hot water and honey.
3. Lemon, hot water and honey
4.. Ginger, lemon, hot water and honey.
5. Clear soup
6. Lots of vitamins: Vit C, cod liver oil.
7. Medicines: antihistamines, antibiotics and anti-inflammatories
But there is a secret remedy that works better than all of the above.
The secret is steam inhalation. It works better than all the other remedies put together. Steam works wonders. it soothes dry and irritated respiratory passages. It also unblocks stuffy noses.
You can buy a “steamer” or steam inhalation device at any major pharmacy and use it twice a day. Failing this you can just boil a pan of water, take it off the stove top and inhale the steam.
A tiny amount of menthol crystals or a few drops of eucalyptus oil added to the water before inhalation makes steam inhalation even more effective.
I have been remiss in doing this. Hence my long standing cough.
I wrote a post on cold remedies from your kitchen. You can read it by clicking here.
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