Dry nocturnal cough appears in the early days of the illness, when the phlegm has not yet left. This interferes with sleep, and as a result, a severe headache appears in the morning. You can get rid of a cough both with the help of various procedures that moisturize the respiratory tract, and by taking a medicine.
It is necessary
- - drugs with codeine;
- - inhalation;
- - milk and honey;
- - expectorant herbs.
Codeine-containing drugs are good at stopping coughing. But more recently, they are only sold by prescription. If you can’t take it any longer, contact your GP for an appointment. Libexin is freely available, but you can drink it only after consulting a specialist.
Inhalation will help relieve an attack of a nocturnal cough. Turn on the bathroom faucet and breathe in the moist air for a few minutes. If you don't feel better, pour hot water into a wide and deep bowl, add baking soda or fir essential oil. Try to inhale the vapors as deeply as possible - this will moisturize the bronchi, and coughing will begin much faster.
Heat a glass of milk and add a tablespoon of honey to it. Drink in small sips and lie down. Try to fall asleep, if there is a desire to cough, try to suppress it. The more you tear your throat, the more severe the attacks.
If a night cough is caused by a sore throat during a sore throat or laryngitis, irrigate the tonsils and pharynx with Ingalipt, Stop Angin or similar sprays. Specify the method of application in the annotation.
Try to soften your cough with expectorant medications. You cannot take them together with codeine-containing agents. A decoction of licorice root, thyme and marsh wild rosemary helps a lot. Brew 2 tablespoons of raw materials in boiling water, take 30 ml 4 times a day. The effect will not appear immediately, but after a few days the cough will cease to bother you and will become moist.
If you have chest pain during a nocturnal cough, you should visit the hospital as soon as possible and get tested. If necessary, you will be referred for fluorography or X-rays. Then follow the general instructions of the therapist.