When unpleasant symptoms bother a long time, see a doctor
pesky cough does not allow work normally and live a full life? With this urgent need to do something! We show you how to get rid of unpleasant symptoms.
According to Elena PIDVERBETSKOYI, assistant chair of tuberculosis and pulmonology BSMU, cough - a defense reflex of the body, which aims to remove irritants from the respiratory tract.
- A cough is essential for cleaning the trachea and bronchi, but often it is the faithful companion of various diseases, - says Elena. - Yes, cough - one of the most common symptoms of cold, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, whooping cough and others.
If you cough for a long time already, it needs special attention. After all, it can indicate tuberculosis or even lung cancer, occupational diseases and others. In this case, should be carefully examined.
In any case, treatment should appoint a doctor who determines the cause unpleasant symptoms.
- Symptomatic treatment which inhibits the cough reflex can be applied only in certain cases where the cough is dry and nadsadnym, depletes the patient and disrupts sleep - advises Doctor. - In all other cases, antitussive drugs are not justified, because the cough clears the airways of secretions and various pathological factors.
However, you can use drugs to relieve the patient: they help vidkashlyuvaty phlegm and have anti-inflammatory effect. However, these drugs also mazh appoint a doctor.
In addition, when the cough is accompanied by bronchospasm need to use bronchodilators that not only eliminate spasm of the bronchi, but also facilitate the withdrawal of sputum.
Herbal preparations in the form of tinctures, teas, syrups and even tablets - a great alternative to synthetic drugs. Most effectively treat cough herb thyme, marshmallow root, plantain leaf, mother and stepmother, oregano and more.
radiophotography - required annually
cough as a clinical manifestation of diseases such as tuberculosis, lung cancer, sarcoidosis can appear in later stages of development. Therefore, early detection of diseases need to do an X-ray of the chest. This method - a mandatory procedure checkups. In most cases, you must perform annually.
Homemade Cough syrup
What is needed: mother and stepmother, bilokudrennyk, licorice, lobelia, vodka.
The root of the licorice cook on low heat, then add the herbs. The resulting infusion drain, put liquid back into the pan and add or 1 gl honey (for children older than two years), or 1 gl white wine. The mixture is heated. Once the broth has cooled, add a little vodka (you can use brandy or whiskey). This syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-6 months.
Why it works: alcohol and relaxing the muscles of the larynx, eliminates spastic cough. Sweet, mother and stepmother and bilokudrennyk - expectorant herbs.
What you need: onions, garlic, sage and honey.
Mix half a cup of honey and 0.5 glasses of water, add chopped onion and one chopped clove of garlic, herb sage, thyme or oregano. The mixture cover with water and leave overnight. Morning strain. Store in the refrigerator.
Why it works: You can boil the mixture to keep all antimicrobial properties onions and garlic, which lose some of their strength when heated. Honey acts as a sedative, reduces cough reflex and soothes the throat. Sage, thyme and kill germs.
What you need: cayenne pepper, ginger, vinegar and honey.
Mix 1/4 h. Liter. cayenne pepper, 1/4 ch. l. ground ginger, 1 tbsp. l. honey, 1 tbsp. l. apple cider vinegar and 2 tbsp. l. water.
Why it works: syrup taste pretty bad, but it soothes irritated throat and reduces laying chest. Especially helps for dry cough.
What is needed, horseradish, honey.
a cup of honey, add grated horseradish, leave for a few hours, and then use as a cough syrup.
Why it works: a mixture of honey with horseradish - an effective means by hoarse cough and colds and flu. Ingredients promote sweating, stimulate appetite and improve digestion.