Health Tips for Cold, Flu and Cough


On January 31, 2020. By Sola Ogundipe

Coughing is a normal and healthy reflex. It helps your body clear your airways of mucus, smoke, and other irritants. But constant coughing can take a toll. It may interrupt your sleep, work, and activities, hurt your chest, and tire you out.

It’s best to stop a cough by treating the underlying cause. Drink lots of fluids. Swallow some honey. It soothes the scratchiness in the back of your throat. Take a tablespoon as needed, or stir it into a warm drink.

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Sip a hot drink. It can ease cold symptoms, including a cough. The liquids are hydrating, and the heat helps to lower congestion.

Ginger tea is a good choice. The spicy root may help relax the smooth muscles in your airways. Steep chopped ginger in boiling water for 5-10 minutes and discard before sipping.

Clear irritants from your home. Some people are sensitive to perfumes and fragrances in laundry detergents and air fresheners.

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If you have allergies, cleaning away mold, dust, and pollen may help. These allergens may cause a reaction, including a cough. You may need to wash your sheets in hot water, clean your floors with a vacuum, and scrub windows with a bleach solution.


Sleep on an incline. If a cold or an allergy is behind your cough, try raising your head.

Gargle saltwater.

Along with soothing a sore throat, gargling can also help loosen thick mucus. It can also help clear away allergens and bacteria. To try it, dissolve 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water.

Gargle, then spit it out.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. These tips are proven to work effectively, I can testify of that

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hyacinth says:

      Thanks alot…


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