How to Stop a Dry, Tickling Cough


A tickling cough can be a sign of a cold or the flu. It can make you even more miserable on top of having those other symptoms. Follow these steps to help put a stop to your cough and help prevent it from bothering you anymore.

Things You'll Need

  • Cough drops
  • Throat lozenges
  • Tea
  • Water
  • Humidifier
  • Cough medicine

Pop a cough drop or throat lozenge in your mouth every time your throat gives a tickle. Find a flavor that you find favorable, since you may be using them a lot to suppress your cough. Be sure to find ones specific for coughs and not just sore throats.

Keep yourself hydrated. Drink water or hot tea throughout the day. Consider adding lemon, honey or peppermint to both drinks to soothe the tickle in your throat.

Hydrate your air. If you are in a room with dry air, consider using a humidifier. This will help with reducing any irritations to your dry and tickled throat.

Take medicine. If your cough is still bothering you, consider visiting your medicine shelf. Look for a medication that suits any symptoms you have and ones that will not make you drowsy during the day or keep you up at night. Follow the directions of the medicine container.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider heating up your water that is being substituted for tea.
  • If your cough lasts for several days, see a doctor.

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