Coughing is a hassle and typically the last and most difficult cold symptom to shake. A 2013 study revealed an average post-cold cough can last up to 18 days.
According to Phillip Chen, M.D. UT Health San Antonio otolaryngologist, "Coughing is a symptom rather than a diagnosis. There are many reasons a person can suffer with a cough and while there are remedies that can improve the cough, they don't typically treat the cause of cough."
Dr. Chen goes on to say that "if your cough doesn't go away (or at least improve significantly) after seven days, (and) if you also have difficulty breathing or are wheezing, it's time to get checked. Other serious symptoms include severe body aches, a fever over 101, difficulty swallowing, or chest pain."
Men's Health Magazine identified seven sure-fire ways to stop coughing:
- Drink lots of water
- Take cough drops with menthol
- Sleep on an incline
- Use a humidifier
- Use a natural nasal spray
- Take a big spoonful of honey
- Take an antacid
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Source: Men'sHealth online