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Any non-sugar remedies for a tickly cough?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 29, 2011 at 4:52 PM

I had a sore throat about 4 weeks ago. Lost my voice but it never really developed into a full blown cold and I didn't take any time off work or take anything for it really. Trouble is a month later I still have a tickly cough which is stopping me sleeping and actually getting embarrassing at meetings, etc. Every cough remedy out there involves sugar - from over-the-counter cough medicines and cough sweets through to 'natural' remedies which always involve honey and often alcohol. It's driving me nuts now so anyone got any suggestions? A trip to the doctor will of course result in antibiotics.

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on December 01, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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on November 29, 2011
at 06:13 PM

I endorse trying bone broth, but I use the folk remedy of warm water with honey. Since it's a "whole food" used by humans forever, a small spoonful seems innocuous and it does work for me.

Another idea is full-fat yogurt; I find it very soothing to inflamed tissues wherever they may be. Although yogurt could be considered dairy and a processed food, I have no trouble with it despite being lactose intolerant and I make it myself at home to avoid additives.

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on December 01, 2011
at 12:27 AM

I'll give it a try. Thanks.

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on November 29, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Homemade ginger tea is great. Just hot water and grated ginger.

Steaming is really helpful to. I put a little tea tree and lavender in the water. It has an added bonus of being great for the skin.

Feel better <3

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on November 29, 2011
at 05:06 PM

Warm bone broth would be my first choice, followed by hot tea if bone broth is not immediately available.

You could also try some apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. I'm not sure how effective that would be, but I know some people swear by it--although most also add honey.

Using a humidifier in your bedroom at night can also help ease a dry cough.

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on May 13, 2014
at 07:18 AM

1. Gargling with ice-cold water. It numbs the back of the throat and does give some relief.

2. Pick thyme, lemon balm and mint a big handful. Put into a jug. Add boiling water and allow steeping until it is cold. Filter off the liquid and use to gargle

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on May 12, 2014
at 07:58 PM

Mix: 1 tsp minced garlic, 2 tsp raw honey, 3 tsp minced ginger and 4 tsp lemon juice, in 8 oz hot salted water. Sip slowly like tea.

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on May 12, 2014
at 02:35 PM

First find out are suffering from dry cough or trickily cough. try milk and turmeric for trickily cough. its very effective but r u suffering from persistent cough then its critical things. cough is also one of the triggers of asthma

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on November 29, 2011
at 06:12 PM

In addition to the above, I'd highly recommend Sambucus syrup (aka Elderberry.)

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