A dry cough is both irritating and potentially painful. Afflicted with a dry cough, you may desire a remedy that does not involve medications and chemicals. A variety of home or natural remedies exist to treat a dry cough. On the list of these remedies is cider vinegar, also known as apple cider vinegar. Traditional grocers as well as health food markets stock raw apple cider vinegar, the ideal type of vinegar to resolve your dry cough.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Treatments
The most basic way you can utilize vinegar to treat and resolve a dry cough is taking regular doses of raw apple cider vinegar according to the Earth Clinic. The typical course of treatment is to take two to three teaspoons of this type of vinegar three times during the day. You can add a couple of additional doses during the course of the day if you experience a major episode of a dry cough. Keep in mind that raw apple cider vinegar has a pungent aroma and a markedly tart taste. You may prefer blending the referenced dosage of vinegar with one 8-ounce glass of water to dilute the powerful smell and taste.
Dry Cough and Soar Throat
After experience a dry cough for a day or two you likely also suffer from a sore throat. A type of cider vinegar cure is designed to address both a dry cough and an accompanying sore throat. Blend thoroughly together two or three teaspoons of cider vinegar with equal amounts of sugar and butter. Consume the therapeutic mixture three times a day, according to the UCLA Folk Medicine archives.
Vinegar and Honey
Another cinder vinegar regimen to aid in eliminating a dry cough involves vinegar and honey. Add two to three teaspoons of cider vinegar to one 8-ounce glass of water. Blend in a teaspoon of honey. Consider heating the drink to better mix in the honey and because a warm beverage particularly is soothing when you suffer from a dry cough.
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Professional Medical Attention
Seek medical attention if your dry cough persists unabated after using the cider vinegar treatment for more than a week. In some instances, a dry cough can be the symptom of a more serious condition that can only be identified by a qualified health care provider.
Mike Broemmel began writing in 1982. He is an author/lecturer with two novels on the market internationally, "The Shadow Cast" and "The Miller Moth." Broemmel served on the staff of the White House Office of Media Relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and political science from Benedictine College and a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University. He also attended Brunel University, London.