Cough is often persistent and can truly hamper your daily routine. But why let cough bog you down when this common ailment can be fought off effectively with proven natural ingredients.
The goals of cough treatment are to prevent transmission, alleviate symptoms, prevent complications and improve quality of life.
Non pharmacological management focusses essentially on 4 parameters. First is the prevention of cough. This can be achieved by avoiding close contact with a sick patient and maintaining proper hygiene. The second parameter is the elimination of irritants by avoiding smoking, chemical irritants or noxious fumes. The third parameter is the use of non-medicated lozenges which can provide moisture to a dry throat and reduce irritation and coughing. Thus, lozenges provide symptomatic relief. The fourth parameter involves the use of the nebulized saline, steam or cold air humidifier.
Various Ayurvedic formulations have long been in use to provide patients relief from cough and its symptoms. Some of the formulations are listed below –
Important: The right proportion of ingredients is important in Ayurvedic formulations. Relying on home remedies for cough without the advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner may not be advisable.
Positive Lifestyle Changes
• Quit smoking• Avoid irritants and allergens that make you cough. These include cigarette smoke, air pollution, paint fumes, scented products like perfumes or air fresheners, and allergens like dust, animal dander, mould and pollen.• Follow a healthy diet that includes fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.• Be physically fit.
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