Cough is one of the frustrating diseases out there. The disappointing aspect of it is its spontaneity. It just boils up at its own convenient time and boom; you are hacking your throat down. It does not even respect the time and period of relaxation. This is a disease that can break into your period of relaxation in the middle of the night and keep you awake for hours. It can even slip into your moment of enjoyment and make you splutter chewed foods all over the dining. Who will not want to get a quick fix to this kind of annoying thing?
A cough is caused by an irritant which tickles the larynx, and the body reacts by reflexively contracting muscles to expel it out. Even though cough plays a huge role in clearing irritants, it can be annoying when persistent.
There are some do-it-yourself (DIY) remedies that can help treat cough. 10 of these remedies are:
Long Hot Shower
Coughing is a result of cold. The body responds to cold and tries to eradicate accumulated mucus through a cough. Taking a regular hot shower will help to soothe the airways and reduce inflammation. It will also help to reduce the thickness of the produced mucus, thereby reducing the severity of the cough. A hot bath will steam up the bathroom, and you can as well stay for some while in the bathroom for your body to absorb heat. There is nothing like a hot bath you know. Asides from curing your cough, a hot bath will help calm your nerves, re-energize you and relax pressurized muscles. That is a plus.