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What are some natural remedies to stop a cough?

What are some natural remedies to stop a cough?

Cough & homeopathy: Acute cough can respond to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies; there are hundreds. Here are a few: bryonia alba: cough develops over 2-3 days, & is dry, hard, & painful. Worse from any movement. Drosera: violent fits of hard coughing with choking -- can barely breathe when coughing. Coccus cacti: cough w/choking on thick, stringy mucus. Constant clearing the throat; worse w/cold drinks. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What home remedies to stop coughing actually work?

What home remedies to stop coughing actually work?

Home remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies to help bronchitis?

Any natural remedies to help bronchitis?

Many cases self heal: In many cases bronchitis will self heal over time as they did in the pre-antibiotic era. It may take a little longer, but simple things like proper rest, nutrition & adequate fluid intake will often let the bodies immune system rise to the occasion & fix things. ...Read more

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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc. Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold natural way?

How to cure cough and cold natural way?

Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read more

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What natural remedies can I use to relieve inflamed airways?

What natural remedies can I use to relieve inflamed airways?

Inflammation: Avoid sugar and sweets if you can. They decrease your immune system. Avoid artificial sweeteners. Take omega-3 (fish oil or flaxseed oil). Resveratrol and proanthocyanidins found in grapeseed oil, berries and pomegranate may decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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Best remedy to stop a runny nose?

Best remedy to stop a runny nose?

Depends: It really depends on the cause of your runny nose. If you have a cold, it is best to just be patient. If the symptoms are due to allergy, available treatments include oral antihistamines, prescription nasal sprays, and allergy shots. ...Read more

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What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

Find cause first: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What natural medicine can cure my child's coughing?

What natural medicine can cure my child's coughing?

Buckwheat honey: Actually studied not too long ago, buckwheat honey when compared to typical over the counter (otc) cough medicine was found to be as good, if not better than these cough syrups. As always, infants under one year of age should not be given honey due to spores sometimes found within honey that could potentially cause botulism. ...Read more

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What natural remedies are the best to cure asthma?

What natural remedies are the best to cure asthma?

Don't be foolish: Asthma is a significant disease with major morbidity and mortality. There are multiple double blind placebo controlled studies of various asthma therapies with national and international treatment guidelines. Don't waste your money nor risk your health and life, skip the health food store and get to your doctor or asthma specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

URI: Use nasal irrigation with saline (Neti-pot), OTC decongestants, cough syrup with dextromethorphan or a combination medication (check with your friendly pharmacist). Drink lots of liquids and rest as much as possible. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Non-medicinal....: Some patients with gerd are helped by placing bricks under the foot of the bed so that they are sleeping somewhat upright. This lessens the amount of reflux by using gravity to their advantage. ...Read more

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Does anyone know any home remedies to stop sneezing and a runny nose?

Does anyone know any home remedies to stop sneezing and a runny nose?

Antihistamines..: Dust/pollens/allergens are trapped to the inside of your nose as you breath and there they can cause allergic symptoms..Thus cleaning them out will help reduce your symptoms. Good air-filter can help. If needed, antihistamine meds such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin, bromphiramine etc...Are decent allergies meds and can help dry out your nose and reduces sneezing etc...Consult doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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Besides teas what other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies?

Besides teas what other foods can help me rid of this cold quicker. Any suggestions for home remedies?

Home remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What are natural remedies to prevent insomnia?

What are natural remedies to prevent insomnia?

Many: While there are many over-the-counter remedies that are used for treatment of insomnia, the best prevention is to have a good sleep schedule (also called sleep hygiene). Go to bed and get up as close to the same time as possible, do not drink caffeinated products or alcohol at night if possible and sleep in a cool, comfortable environment free from light and sounds. A good bed doesn't hurt either. ...Read more

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Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

Docs, is there any natural ways to clear up acne fast ?

No quick fix: Forget "natural" / "pop" remedies. The stuff that works -- topical benzoyl peroxide, topical / systemic vitamin A analogues, topical / systemic antibiotics -- are all nature's gifts. Acne isn't curable but if you work hard, using your physician as needed, you can keep on top of it until it remits on its own. ...Read more