Chronic Cough & Chest Exposure

Chronic Cough & Chest Exposure

We know it’s quite the thing to have the chest “exposed” for that chic and plunging neckline.  But while bronchitis or plain old chronic coughs are living within, any little wisp of air that touches that skin will set off another round of coughing paroxysms.

The air can still be quite cool in the Spring, especially at night, and repeated exposure of the chest to nippy breezes can prolong recovery from seasonal bronchial infections and coughs.

Simple Steps to Help Relieve a Chronic Cough

  • The lengthy coughs, that are going around right now, will stop much more quickly with the “old wives’ tale” of a warm flannel to cover that sensitive area.  It helps to wear the flannel under a snug T-shirt to keep it in place and then a turtle neck over those to protect the vulnerable throat.
  • The old standby of warm lemon and honey tea is still a soothing and comforting drink to help with the symptoms.  Fresh thyme from the garden can also be used, since it is an expectorant and aids in relaxing the respiratory tract.  Allow a couple of 6-7 inch sprigs to steep in hot water for 5 minutes or so, strain if necessary, and add honey if you wish.  Just a reminder:  don’t use honey with children under the age of one.
  • Take your herbs to fortify the immune  and respiratory systems into maximum strength for taking out those brawling micrococci.

Herbal Formulas for Chronic Cough

Of course, our old favorite formulas, BACTOTOX and HERBA PNEU, along with some extra rest, should make short work of it.  If a chronic cough has been ailing you for a long while, you might fortify treatment with the Enhance formula as well.

Best of Health to you as always,

Doc Eve

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