Coughing

United States
January 19, 2009 4:28am CST
Does anyone know of any good cough remedies? I can't take most cough medicine because I break out in hives. I have a bad cough and i want it to go away.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I have always used honey and lemon juice and now a lot of the losenges out there today are using the same remedy. You may also want to use a congestion breaker if the cough is in the chest. Hope you feel better! Thanks Zelo
• United States
20 Jan 09
thank you I will definitely have to try honey and lemon.
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
21 Jan 09
My wife is from half way around the world and they use olive oil as well (kinda makes sense to coat the throat) and honey... it seems that honey is a universal cure for the common cough! Thanks Zelo
• United States
21 Jan 09
huh olive oil thats different,but yes honey does seem to be the universal cough remedy.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
21 Jan 09
I have made up a concoction of lemon juice, honey and hot water with a dash of cayenne. This seems to work great. Experiment with measurements so to get the taste that suits you. Sometimes just taking a teaspoon of honey helps. Let it run down your throat if you can. Buckleys cough syrup works really good. tastes terrible though. Have you tried it? I often take Neo Citrin, in bed before I go to sleep. Then I pull the blankets up to my chin and stay there until morning. No matter how hot I get, the blankets stay up to my chin. Have you ever tried Neo Citrin? SInce you break out in hives using cough syrups, the Buckleys and Neo Citrin may not agree with you too. Hope the lemon juice and honey works. It is Good too!
• United States
21 Jan 09
I have not tried those ideas. But I am thankfully feeling better,I think it finally ran its course.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
1 Feb 09
Good to read! Well next time you have a bad cough, try it. Works great. Thank you for your comment.
@arlerambabu (1079)
• India
31 Jan 09
Mix a few drops of Ginger juice and with a tablespoon of Honey. it works. wishing you a speedy recovery
• United States
31 Jan 09
hmm I have never heard of that one. Ill give it a try.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
21 Jan 09
hello sassygirlanne make yourself a hot cup of tea, put some lemon and honey in it and sip on it as hot as you can stand it. the lemon will soothe your throat and the lemon juice has vitamin c in it. i sure hope that you'll try the tea for your cough and i hope that you get to feeling better. take care and have a beautiful evening.
• United States
21 Jan 09
ya I have been drinking tea with honey,I don't really like lemon in it,but thankfully I am feeling better today.
@cher913 (25887)
• Canada
20 Jan 09
what are you allergic to? have you tried drinking hot tea with honey? i think that may help. what about trying a natural cough remedy? you should check at a health food store.
• United States
21 Jan 09
As far as I know I am not allergic to anything. I have been drinking tea and honey and its been helping allot.
@Lindery (854)
• Latvia
20 Jan 09
The best thing to have to avoid a big cough is warm milk mixed with honey! It might taste not too good but it gives the right effect! My family doctor accepts natural medicine and is full of ideas to give me when I am sick. If your feel that cough is just about to start, drink or rinse your throat with fresh beats juice. I have an experience on this - it works!
• United States
20 Jan 09
huh you would think milk and honey would make you cough due to the milk causing phlem. and I have never heard of using beat juice. thanks.
• United States
20 Jan 09
Go to earth clinic.com for home remidies.
• United States
20 Jan 09
ok thanks Ill give it a look.
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Having a cough that won't go away is annoying I know. Maybe you could try some honey and lemon. Or maybe some hot tea? I don't know for sure. Hope you get some relief.
• United States
20 Jan 09
ya I have been drinking tea like no other. I am a tea drinker so I almost always have some. But it hasn't helps too much. Everyone keeps saying honey and lemon so i am going to have to try that one. thanks.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
19 Jan 09
coughing is the main problems of my family..i search a natural medicine for it coz i dont want to have so many medicine to take..they said honey with lemon is good for cough..thanks GOD we dont have cough now..
• United States
20 Jan 09
ya i have heard this one allot,just never tried it. I guess i will have to.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
19 Jan 09
Maybe try steam bath to help loosen things up. boil water and cover your head with a towel and cover it over the steam and breath in deeply. Also lemon juice and honey mixed together and added to boiling water helps some people. My sister can't take cough syrup and she like herbal teas. Hope you feel better soon. Vicki
• United States
20 Jan 09
ok thanks for all the ideas,I am definitely going to try them all.
@peavey (16845)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Try a teaspoon of honey mixed with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Take it hot if that sounds better.
• United States
20 Jan 09
huh I have never heard of that one before,thanks Ill have to give that a try.