Many people think that a cough can be left untreated, as it will go away on its own. This opinion is fundamentally wrong. During illness, the body, on the contrary, needs to be supported, removing unnecessary particles and substances from the mucous membranes. Therefore, cough, without fail, must be stimulated with special therapeutic drugs..
Dry and wet cough
The cough can be either dry or wet. Each of them is treated in different ways. With a dry cough, the mucous membranes of the larynx become very inflamed, the throat begins to tickle and, as a result, you want to cough. This cough usually appears at the beginning of a cold..
In these cases, the attending physician prescribes antitussive drugs that can cause expectoration of mucus and relieve spasms. These are Tusuprex, Libexin and Stoptusin. Dry cough can be alleviated with the help of folk remedies, which include the use of decoctions from various herbs, such as rose hips, raspberry leaves, warm tea.
Further, a dry cough can turn into a wet cough. In this case, expectorants are taken.
With a wet cough, the lungs and bronchi are cleared of phlegm. However, with a prolonged process, it is necessary to immediately sound the alarm, since such a cough can become chronic. Wet cough is treated with medicines that can reduce the viscosity of sputum and improve its expectoration. Well helps in this case Bromhexine. Along with the medicine, you need to drink as much liquid as possible. There are folk ways to treat this unpleasant disease. For example, a decoction of herbs.
We take a tablespoon of thyme, chamomile and coltsfoot. The resulting mixture is poured into 500 ml. boiled water and keep the broth in a water bath for about twenty minutes. But after that we filter and take it warm. You need to drink a decoction before meals, a few sips.
How to treat dry cough
Take a black radish and wash it well with a brush, cutting off the tail after that. Make an indentation in the upper part of the root crop with a sharp knife and place it in the cup so that the edges of the radish protrude beyond the cup. Pour a tablespoon of honey into the cavity. Literally in an hour, juice is formed in the cup – a mixture of radish and honey, which then you will need to drink every day several times.
After two days, the dry cough will become wet, and the sputum will go away without much effort. Within two weeks, the cough may still continue, if after that it does not stop, you should urgently contact a pulmonologist. The doctor will prescribe special sputum examinations (bronchoscopy, X-ray) that can prevent the development of tuberculosis, pneumonia and other dangerous diseases.