Cough Remedies

I have been coughing rather terribly for the past month, ever since I caught the flu bug then.

It has been pretty bad.... I need to use my voice a lot in my profession (no, I am not a singer. Can't sing for nuts!) and it can be really hurting and irritating when I have to stop and cough every now and then .

There is no phlegm but it is those kind of 'hard-core' cough whereby I feel as if the whole chest / breathing system is going to explode. When I went to the doctors, the medicines did not differ much and did not seem to have much of an effect.

No choice but to go on MC today. I don't think I can go on today...

Anyway, was looking for cough remedies online. There are some interesting ones :)

1) Rub Vaporubs on the soles of your feet during night sleep. It will stop the coughing.
I have no idea if there is a biological reason behind this but my husby does try this on me. It probably works for the night but my cough seems to come back.

2)Sit in a bathroom with the shower on high heat. Also, try drinking lemon water with honey, it's very soothing.
Tried the latter , not bad. It is soothing. Not sure about the former.

3) Gargling with salt water.
I thought that is for ulcers?

4) PLace a glass of watermelon juice on your head and jump ten times. The ability to balance and jump is supposed to cure the passage way.
HUH???

5) Take ginger root, slice it and press on the slices with a spoon to get the juice out and take mix that juice with a little bit of honey. Or make tea with ginger.
Doesn't sound good to me. But maybe, quite bearable.

Which of these do you think will work?

While you figure that out, I'll go continue with my coughing .... * uh - hukkkk*

4 comments:

Gillion said...

are you getting better now? Pei Pa Koa (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) is one of the few Chinese natural cough remedies that have been scientifically studied. it's something like herb plus honey, and it's sweet, thick and black in color. If you have a cough, look for it! It used to be one of my favourite natural cough remedies.

if your cough persists, seek professional help such as traditional Chinese medicine physicians - I have had very good experiences with them.

FQ said...

Gillion> Hi! I heard about those .. just that it looks sooooo bitter I didn't dare to try. But I guess, I shall give it a shot if the cough persists. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you

FQ said...

Anonymous> Thanks! but which 1% didn't u agree with? :P