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9 Things You Should Avoid When You're Suffering From Cough

Most coughs are caused by a viral infection and the symptoms usually worsen after 2-3 days, but gradually they clear. Many bouts of cough are mild and usually get better with proper care and treatment. But unfortunately, people tend to neglect acute cough and don’t follow the recommended advices by the doctors. As a result, their condition soon worsens.

Over here, we discuss 9 things that people suffering from cough should avoid for faster relief and to prevent their condition from deteriorating further.

  1. Avoid smoking
    Smoking can cause repeated coughing as it irritates the throat lining. Stop smoking when you are suffering from a bout of cough. Also, avoid being exposed to second-hand smoking.
  1. Avoid over-exertion
    Over-exertion causes fast breathing which, in turn, can worsen your symptoms. It’s important not to over-exert yourself. Get adequate rest to recover quickly.
  1. Avoid processed and refined food
    Processed and refined foods do not contain essential nutrients that boost your immune system.
  1. Avoid sweet and sour food
    Food items that are sweet and sour act as throat irritants and can cause further coughing.
  1. Avoid cold water and cold food items
    Apart from irritating the throat, cold water, beverages, and cold food disturb the body physiology.
  1. Avoid caffeinated beverages
    Caffeinated beverages can relax the lower esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach acid to enter the esophagus. If your cough is due to acidity and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), avoid caffeinated beverages.
  1. Avoid fried foods
    Fried foods are cough triggers.  Foods that are deep-fried contain a compound known as acrolein. This compound acts as an allergen, thus causing throat itching and coughing.
  1. Avoid sleeping flat on the back
    Cough, especially a productive cough, is affected by your sleeping posture. It’s important that you don’t sleep flat on your back as the phlegm and mucus can easily travel to the throat and cause irritation.
  1. Avoid overeating at night
    If you are suffering from GERD, then avoid eating a heavy meal at night as it can be a cough trigger. It’s important to have a light dinner, and that too, before 2 hours from bedtime.

Most bouts of cough clear without complications. However, in some cases people develop a secondary bacterial infection which deteriorates one’s condition.

Is your cough worsening? Symptoms to look out for:

  • Symptoms such as recurring bouts of fever
  • Chest pains
  • Severe headaches
  • Fast breathing, wheezing or shortness of breath.
  • Coughing up blood
  • Feeling drowsy or light headed
  • Cough persists for longer than 3-4 weeks
  • Recurring bouts of acute bronchitis

Don’t neglect the mild bouts of cough. Take recommended Ayurvedic medicine for a cough and don’t let your condition worsen. With Ayurvedic medicines like Pankajakasthuri Breathe Eazy you will get fast relief and feel better.

Pankajakasthuri Breathe Eazy – effective Ayurvedic medicine to get relief from cough

Pankajakasthuri Breathe Eazy (available as Tablets, Syrup, and Granules) is formulated with 15 different herbs which have been used for ages in Ayurvedic practices. Breathe Eazy, apart from enhancing ease of breathing, helps in building a strong immunity to fight against allergy as the formulation is rich in phytonutrients and antioxidants.

We at Pankajakasthuri offer natural health solutions backed by time-tested Ayurvedic formula.  Our Ayurvedic formulation, Breathe Eazy, is effective in relieving cough, asthma and other breathing-related complications.

Helping people overcome their health complication with natural solutions is at the core of what we do. All of our Ayurvedic products contain natural ingredients and do not cause side effects.

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