It’s that time of the year when most of us are getting prone to cough and bronchitis, caused by viral or bacterial infections. In most cases, it takes a lot of time for a full recovery as the respiratory system is as well affected.
Through the act of coughing, our body tries to eliminate foreign substances and mucus from the upper airway passages and lungs.
Bronchitis and cough are characterized with constant wet or dry cough, usually lasting from few days up to 3 weeks. But, in 20% of the cases the cough continues for years, becoming chronic. If you keep coughing for a longer period, and notice the following symptoms, visit your doctor as soon as possible:
- Coughing up blood, pink foamy mucus, or bloody mucus
- Shortness of breath
- Coughing up yellow, green, or tan mucus
- Chills, fever, or chest pain when breathing deeply
But, in all other cases, you can try treat your cough or bronchitis at home, without taking any drug or medication that in some cases can actually be the cause of your coughing.
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The following home remedy is a great way to prevent and treat cough and bronchitis in both, adults and children. The ingredients needed for the recipe are easily available, and the preparation is simple. It’s surely worth a try.
- 250ml milk
- 1 tbsp. of honey
- 1 tbsp. of butter
- An egg yolk
- ¼ tsp. of baking soda
Boil the milk, and remove from heat. Let it cool a bit before adding the butter and honey. Mix well, and add the egg yolk and baking soda. Stir well. That’s it. Your cough and bronchitis remedy is ready for less than 5 minutes.
Drink the mixture before going to bed, for five consecutive days.
Natural remedy for Expelling Phlegm
- 2 tbsp. of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. of olive oil
- 2 tbsp. of water
- 1 tbsp. of honey
Just mix all ingredients together, and you have your remedy. Drink it half in the morning and the rest in the evening.