What is a Dry Cough:
A dry cough is a non-productive cough caused by irritation or inflammation in the throat and chest. A dry cough is most often the result of infection by cold and flu viruses. It can also be triggered by atmospheric pollutants (such as cigarette smoke) irritating your throat. In most of these situations, dry coughs occur because the back of your throat (or pharynx) becomes irritated or inflamed, but may also arise from deeper in the chest.
You may have a dry, hacking cough after inhaling a mild irritant, such as dust, smoke or powder. A dry cough may also be the result of a disorder, such as an allergy, or an infectious disease, such as viral laryngitis. A dry cough can accompany serious and potentially life-threatening conditions including congestive heart failure and lung cancer.
Dry Cough Symptoms:
You will feel an unbearable ticklish sensation in your throat and there will not be any phlegm. You can also suffer from intense hacking bouts of coughing, which might result in fatigue and redness in the face. You might also show symptoms of rapid and shallow breathing with great difficulty in talking. Some other symptoms of dry cough are heart burn, sour taste in the mouth, fever and sweating.
Dry Cough Causes:
The most common causes of a dry cough are the viral infections we know as the common cold and flu. These coughs may occur at the start of the illness or most often, towards the middle or the end of the infection.
Remedies for Dry Cough:
1. Add a tablespoon of honey to a mug of warm milk. Sip slowly inhale the steam at the same time. This is an excellent pre bedtime dry cough remedy.
2 .Ground the almonds to create a fine paste. Add 20 grams each of butter and sugar to the paste, which should be administered in the morning and evening.
3. Take a small piece of fresh ginger and peel it. Chew it slowly when you have the urge to cough. It’s quite fiery, so only have a small piece.
4. Add a humidifier to your bedroom to combat a dry cough that comes at night.
5. Keep a package of peppermint candies in your pocket and chew on one at the first sign of cough.
6. Take 3-4 balls of black pepper and with of caraway seeds with a hint of common salt. Suck on it for some time and you will notice instant relief.
7. Gain relief from a bothersome cough by adding cinnamon to a cup of tea.
8. Take some lukewarm water with a bit of salt and gargle. Alternatively, you can prepare a decoration of henna leaves for treating dry cough.
9. Boil oregano in a cup of water, filter, and drink to lessen the intensity of a dry cough.
10. Soothe not only your throat but also a dry cough when you add honey to a cup of green tea.