Many people know that a cough is the most common and the most typical sign of respiratory diseases. Less known is that it can occur in many other diseases in which the respiratory organs are healthy.
A cough is usually short-lived and transient phenomena in every man. However, a long-lasting cough that lasts for weeks, months or even years, to a large extent can disrupt the normal way of life. A persistent and long-lasting cough disturbs sleep and exhausts the body. It is therefore understandable high consumption of cough medicines. According to statistics, nearly 10 percent of all prescriptions containing medicines to relieve a cough.
A cough should not be viewed only as an unpleasant sign of the disease, as symptoms of tired and bored. On the contrary, the cough is beneficial, even indispensable for life. Many patients die simply because they can not cough.
The basic requirement of normal breathing they are kept clean airways. A body cough removed from the airways those substances that interfere with the normal passage of air to the lungs; throw not only of the body but excessive mucus in the respiratory tubes.
A cough as a symptom of the disease most people are not paying much attention. Not every doctor can not cough as a sign of serious illness. But in some cases, it may suspect a particular disease based on the severity of a cough, its frequency, according to the time of development, the appearance of mucus. Medical examination require the following cases: any cough that lasts longer than three weeks raises suspicion of a serious disease; any cough when coughing up bloody sputum; cough with purulent sputum; cough with high fever and pain in the chest; any cough accompanied by a sense of suffocation ; lack of air; any cough caused by the entry of foreign body in the airways.
Natural remedies for a cough
The old folk remedy against whooping-cough
In a cup of boiling milk throw half a teaspoon of sage. Allow to boil exactly three minutes, and then add a teaspoon of lard and half a teaspoon of baking soda. All this stir and drink in small sips. During the day you can drink up to three cups. Each serving is prepared right away before consumption.
Recipe against persistent dry cough
One of finely sliced oranges with rind (wash with water and baking soda) sprinkle with sugar and cook for thirty minutes. Take 1-2 tablespoons syrup as soon as you feel a fit of coughing.
Apples with onion against a cough
Grate the apple and onion, add honey everything should be in equal amounts for example to 70 gr. From this mass take one tablespoon several times a day.
Onion juice with sugar
If a cough is persistent, a clean head of onion and sprinkle with the tablespoon of sugar. Squeeze the juice and drink one tablespoon three times a day, 20 minutes before a meal. You can make the onion juice with honey, which is made in the ratio of 1, 2, and drink it one teaspoon 3-4 times a day, 30-40 minutes before meals.
Figs with milk against a dry cough
The water of cooked and dried figs that you made from 100 gr of fruit and two cups of boiling water, keep on low heat for about 15 minutes, then let stand for three hours. Take after half a glass 2-3 times a day if you have a dry cough. In the case of bronchitis,make the same cure using milk.
Sorbet the old-fashioned way
One cup of sugar, pour into an enamel saucepan and place on a quiet fire. When the sugar has melted , pour a cup or two of water to reduce the temperature. Stir until the sugar is completely melted. Add a pinch of ginger and a little lemon juice. Take two tablespoons three times a day.
Bay leaf against a cough
• 150 g sugar
• 10 bay leaves
• 500 ml water
In half a liter of water add 150 grams of sugar, wait 10 minutes and when it boils add the bay leaves and cook for another half hour. Remove the bay leaf, put the mixture in a jar or bowl. Used as needed.