Sunday, January 23, 2011

How to stop coughing in 5 minutes

I baru je baik daripada batuk yang panjang, I rasa sebulan lebih kot.. Sampai di Brunei pon I masih batuk sampai my Bruneian colleagues kesian tengok I, diorang ingat I mula batuk bila kat Brunei. Ahaks. Actually masa hari I terbang ke Brunei I sempat pergi klinik sebelum pergi airport and I sebenarnya demam 37degrees. Huu Azroy dah risau time tu tapi nak buat camna I still need to go kan.
Nah ubat. 

When I arrived in Brunei, my cough became worst. I think maybe because of the weather.. Pagi ujan, afternoon panas terik gilaaaaaa, and suddenly malam hujan lebat! Tekak I macam bengkak gila but I was lucky because I can still swallow my food and saliva. Fuh! Kalau tak confirm nangis! Sakittt.

Sampai lah satu malam ni I batuk teruk sampai sakit dada rasa macam sesak nafas pon ada .Terus tak boleh tido and I then straight away google How to stop coughing and I found this page. Interesting! 

 "This is a must try...We have all been kept awake by our own or someone else's cough. Try this and pass it on. The tip and not the cough. ANYTHING is better than antibiotics. Even babies could benefit from this and the parents wouldn't worry about the safety of their child. And of course, it is harmless and free from any type of side-effects. WOW! I was raised, and raised my kids with Vicks. How come I never knew this? I can't wait for my next cough. Amazing!READ IT ALL. It works 100 percent of the time, although the scientists at the Canada Research council (who discovered it) aren't sure why.

Treatment:To stop night time coughing in a child (or an adult, as we found out personally), put Vicks Vapor Rub generously on the bottom of the feet at bedtime and then cover with socks.Even persistent, heavy, deep coughing will stop in about five minutes and stay stopped for many, many hours of relief. This works 100 percent of the time, and is more effective in children than even very strong prescription cough medicines. In addition it is extremely soothing and comforting and they will sleep soundly. 

I heard the head of the Canada Research Council describe these findings on the part of their scientists when they were investigating the effectiveness and usage of prescription cough medicines in children, as compared to alternative therapies like acupressure. I just happened to tune in to a.m. Radio and picked up this guy talking about why cough medicines in kids often do more harm than good due to the chemical makeup of these strong drugs, so I listened. It was a surprising finding and found to be more effective than prescribed medicines for children at bedtime, and in addition to have a soothing and calming effect on sick children who then went on to sleep soundly.

My wife tried it on herself when she had a very deep constant and persistent cough a few weeks ago, and it worked 100 percent! She said it felt like a warm blanket had enveloped her. The coughing stopped in a few minutes, and believe me this was a deep (incredibly annoying!) every few seconds, uncontrollable cough and she slept cough-free for hours every night she used it. If you have children or grandchildren, pass it on. If you end up sick, try it yourself and you will be absolutely amazed."

and it worked! at least it worked for me! :) but please take note that not everything will work for everybody. Furthermore, the technique used here is external, so, honestly, no harm trying.

I also practice some other home remedies for cough and sore throat such as salt water gargle, take one spoon of pure honey twice a day;morning and night before sleep (I'm still doing this till now), drink plenty of water, and I only drink hot lemon tea every time we dine outside sampai Lawrence menyampah. Haha.
 I'm not sure whether this honey king is pure honey or not. That's the best I can find in Brunei, and it cost me BND10 only. I checked the label, tengok2 honey tu mai dari Aloq Staq jugak. hehe.

A hot tea and honey mix can work wonders for any type of affected sore throat. I also take Strepsils the sore throat experts, and I think Strepsils is the best medicine to sooth and gets instant relief from sore throat.

Rara says : What are the other effective home remedies? Mind sharing? I nak try! :)


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Rachel said...

Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( may be another choice. i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious sore throat.

Athan@How to Stop a Cough said...

Increasing your water intake is important if you want to eliminate mucus faster. Water helps loosen up the mucus in your air ways thus making it easier to cough out.