Chronic coughing generally indicates a serious respiratory problem. However, if you and your doctor have worked together and cannot determine the source of the problem, it may be an issue caused by your environment rather than a health problem. While this can be a source of comfort, if you feared the worst, this situation can be more difficult to treat since the problem is not necessarily easily remedied with medicines. Natural remedies are a good way to treat this type of ailment so that you do not over-medicate yourself and cause your respiratory system additional damage. In this article, we will discuss how to use mustard to cure chronic coughs.
Things You'll Need
- 3 teaspoons flour
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 egg white
- Lightweight, white handkerchief
- Small mixing bowl
- Athletic wrap
Mix the flour, egg white and mustard together in the small bowl. Use a spoon or fork to mix the ingredients until they form a yellowish paste.
Coat your upper chest area thoroughly with Vaseline.The paste will generate heat as it sits, so the Vaseline will prevent burning and skin irritation.
Fold the paste up inside the handkerchief. It will make a squishy poultice for your chest.
Secure the poultice to your chest using the athletic wrap. Do not wrap yourself too tightly or the mustard mixture will ooze out.
Dress warmly.Even if the weather is warm, put on long sleep pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
Rest for about an hour. When you get up, your cough should be gone. If at any point your chest begins to feel uncomfortably warm, add more Vaseline and then replace the poultice.