How to get rid of a lingering cough naturally
We’ve all been there…you just got over a cold. However, the annoying lingering cough remains. The good news is, your body’s own immune system may be the key to ending that lingering cough. And Del-Immune V®, an immune supplement for immediate immune support and better respiratory health, could be the natural cough remedy you’ve been looking for.
Easy, Practical Solutions for a Lingering Cough
Elin Ritchie, M.D., is a medical doctor trained in Canada at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. She is a Board Certified member of the American College of Family Practice (ACFP). Dr. Ritchie currently practices integrative medicine in Taos, New Mexico, and she shares her thoughts below.
In my practice, I see a wide range of patients who complain of a lingering cough after a bout with a cold, or bronchitis, or allergies. I suggest a number of ways to treat this. First, I make sure they drink plenty of water as water moistens the throat and helps the tissues heal quickly. I also recommend they use a humidifier. Similar to water you drink, humidity in the air can reduce the itchy irritation of the throat and reduce the amount of coughing, allowing healing to occur quickly.
In addition to a cold, bronchitis and other bugs, allergies can be a significant contributor to a lingering cough. One of the most effective ways I have found to reduce your exposure to allergens is to start with your bedroom. Some people go so far as to replace wall-to-wall carpet with tile floor and area rugs that are easily cleaned. If you live in a damp place, make sure there is no mold or mildew behind the head of the bed or in the wall of the bedroom. If you have pets, keep them in another part of your house away from where you sleep. These efforts reduce your exposure for 8 to 10 hours a day, and that makes a big difference!
Another easy way to address a lingering cough is something I myself have relied upon. A few years ago, I was struggling with a dry tickle cough. I would have coughing fits in front of my patients, coughing uncontrollably, turning purple, even gagging at times. Now I carry strong peppermint oil with me. Just a dab of it on my tongue will stop a coughing fit immediately.
A Healthy Immune System…The Best Approach
Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Del-Immune V can help strengthen your immune system to lessen your chances of picking up respiratory bugs in the first place and in turn help you avoid a lingering cough. A healthy immune system is also better equipped to deal with allergies. I recommend Del-Immune V to all my patients seeking relief from lingering coughs.