2nd October 2019

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Why do you get a cough?

While annoying, coughs that are “productive” get germy mucus out of your lungs when you're sick. Most will go away in a few days. After a cold, though, some "dry" coughs last weeks or months. That could be because coughing irritates your lungs, which leads to more coughing, which irritates your lungs, and so on

How do you stop a cough?

Try these five tips to manage your cough at home:
  1. Stay Hydrated. An upper respiratory tract infection like a cold or flu causes postnasal drip.
  2. Try Lozenges and Hot Drinks. Try a menthol cough drop, Yoder suggests.
  3. Take Steamy Showers, and Use a Humidifier.
  4. Remove Irritants From the Air.
  5. Take Medications to Treat Coughs.
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