A dry cough is an annoying and somewhat painful condition. It can leave you restless and take away your ability to maximize your daily output. There are many remedies out there to cure a cough, but before you go off to the doctor try out a home treatment.
A good sucking candy can be used to treat a cough effectively. When you suck on the candies, your mouth releases saliva. When the saliva is swallowed, it lubricates your throat on its way to the stomach. The lubrication effectively stops a dry cough in its tracks. Peppermint candy seems to work the best as a cough suppressant. The natural menthol in the peppermint soothes and decongests you as it is released and helps get rid of that cough even more.
Vinegar is another very effective treatment for stopping a dry cough. The natural healing enzymes in the vinegar help with the inflammation of the throat, which in turn stops the need for the coughing reflex. To prepare properly, just add some apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. Drink the mixture slowly when the urge to cough hits you. The feeling should stop soon.
Milk not only helps you get to sleep, but can help you get rid of your cough just in time to go to bed. To prepare, heat up some milk in a heat-resistant mug or on the stovetop. Add a tablespoon of honey to the milk and stir in to dissolve the honey. Drink slowly right before bed. The milk will help lubricate your throat as will the honey, effectively stopping the urge to cough dead in its tracks.
Ginger comes in many different forms, but for this application, sliced ginger is the best way to go. To treat a cough, chew on a few slices of ginger whenever the urge to cough hits you. The healing qualities in the ginger will help with the inflammation of the throat and will subdue the cough.