How can you stop coughing?

A few home remedies
to help you heal

If you’re looking for natural ways to relieve your cough, a clinically proven cough syrup like Prospan® by Helixia® is a great option. These are also great ways to help kick your cough to the curb

Drink fluids

Staying hydrated helps thin the mucus in your throat. Opt for warm liquids like broth or tea, which have a pleasant soothing effect.

Keep the air humid

A steamy shower is not only comforting, but also a way to add moisture to the air. Consider getting a vaporizer as well.

Suck on lozenges or hard candies

This can help relieve a dry cough and soothe a sore throat. (Avoid with kids under 6, as hard candies are a choking hazard.)

Avoid tobacco smoke

It’s best to do this at all times, but especially when you have a cough, as smoking or breathing second-hand smoke can make your cough worse.

When should
you see a doctor?

If you or a loved one has had a cough for several weeks, or if you’re experiencing one of the following symptoms, it’s time to pay your doctor a visit:

  • 1 You’re coughing up thick, greenish-yellow phlegm
  • 2 You’re wheezing
  • 3 You have a fever of more than 38℃
  • 4 You’re short of breath

Immediate medical
attention is required if

  • 1 You’re choking
  • 2 You’re having significant difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • 3 You’re coughing up bloody or pinkish phlegm

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Consult a healthcare professional if you have any side effects or if symptoms persist or worsen.

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