Quick & Easy tips to prevent Coughing

Dr. Amarjeet Bhatia    26-09-2020 Consult

There are many remedies to improve cough but they don't treat the cause of a cough. The major cause of a cough is cold, which is caused by a virus. Moreover, antibiotics won't help to overcome the situation. If you want to relief from cough then there are some easy and quick tips. However, if your cough lasts longer than 7 days then it is time to consult the doctor. 

1. Drink lots of water
Drinking water is beneficial to prevent a cough as it loosens and thins the mucus causing cough. The hydration thins the secretion of excess mucus, which is a good solution for cough prevention. 

2. Sleep on an incline
This is one of the best tricks to prevent coughing. It will restrict your postnasal drip from pooling in the throat. Moreover, it also decreases acid reflux from the stomach. 

3. Use a humidifier
Humidifier plays a good role in providing relief from a cough. The humidifier thins and loosens secretion due to which they are easily cleared. Moreover, it also hydrates the airways due to which they function better and move mucus along.

4. Use a natural nasal spray
A nasal spray is beneficial to prevent a cough. It decreases post-nasal drainage that can result in coughing. 

5. Take a big spoonful of honey
Consumption of 2 teaspoons of honey before bed is effective to suppress a cough. Try to consume honey with tea or mixing it into tea.

Cough causes discomfort and even stays for a quite long time. But you can prevent cough by adopting these simple and easy tips.