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How do you get rid of a cough?

I've had it for 2-3 days and have been using cough drops. I used cough medicine once.

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Phlorence_602

Have you been to the doctors?
Because two or three days, Is nothing to joke around with.

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Did you get my email?
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No
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Ugh -______- I sent it 20 minutes ago
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The one you called me meanie ?
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.... maybe.....
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Well. I got it.
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I haven't gone to the doctors but I'm going today
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Good luck, I hope you get well soon.
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drink more cough medicine

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not a good choice.
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That's probably not gonna do much. I take a pill called Zyrtec. It clears all of the mucus out of your throat. Another thing I use is a gel pill called Alka Seltzer Plus. It works very very well! Highly recommended. Lol :-) good luck and hope you feel better soon.

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Take a couple of cough drops, but I would recommend going to the doctor if you've had it that long

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go see a doctor
i once had a cough for nearly a weak

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The average amout of time that a cough lasts is anywhere from 1-2 weeks. There is no home remedy to completely subside your cough but you can soothe your throat.Try drinking hot tea, cough drops, cough syrup, etc. Even a hot shower can help.

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Yogi throat comfort tea.

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Cough drops

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You shouldn't have to go to a doctor yet, if you can go to a good chemist with knowleadgable staff. They will ask you questions about if it is a chesty, mucuosy cough, or if its more in your throat, and then they will give you some medications that are best suited for it.

If you have it for almost a week though- THAT'S when you should start being a little concerned, becuase you may have a chest infection instead. 2-3 days is honestly not something to get too worried about, but yeah, you should definately start taking some medications so you can get rid of it.

And like I said, if it doesn't go away within a few days after that, then maybe THEN you should visit a doctor.

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Try a dehumidifier,
It will loosen up the phlegm in your throat and allow you to breath normally. Also, try some cough drops and teas.

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take cold relief

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At night take 1 or 2 Benadryl tablets

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sometimes bed rest helps if you don,t have
work the next day.
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I heard chocolate works

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cough medication is great but make sure it has cough suppressant with all the goods stuff like fever reducer and some stuff for the pain.just take you medicine like a good boy or girl like mom always did for you!best night quill.

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eat or drink honey its really good

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Take some cough drops and if you want medicine take mucinex :) Also make some tea with honey and squeeze a lemon :) Don't worry it doesn't taste horrible. Also usually when I have a cough it hurts my throat and the tea will help with that.

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Chanelle101

This always helps me. I just have one spoon full of honey. Sounds funny but my mom always gave it to my sister, brother and I.

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Cough medicine, tea, and sleep :) Hope you feel better soon!

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cough medicine, tea, water and honey all help for me. I'm sorry you aren't feeling well.

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You may try traditional Chinese medical science. Chinese cure cough quickly and effectively.

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Drink Lots of lots of lots of water :)

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World's Best Cough Syrup

2-3 Capsful of Raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
8-10oz. (1 - 1 1/2 cups) Water (Distilled preferred but not mandatory)
Raw Sugar, Agave Nectar or Pure Grade-B Maple Syrup (Sweeten to your taste).

Mix and drink when ever challenged with a persistent cough.

This formula is very high in Potassium which is responsible for keeping our internal environment youthful, energetic and restores the elasticity of our internal organs.
Ailments usually deplete our potassium levels.
- WFX NaturalHealth Coach

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Take cough stuff :p

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drink more water

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its better you see a doctor since you have the cough for 2-3 days but till then make sure you dont drink anything cold...and drink a lot of hot water to hydrate yourself and if you are having a dry cough some natural remedies are
1)Honey and Lemon
Honey and lemon can be used to suppress a dry cough. Mix 2 tbsp. of honey with 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. Warm and drink the mixture to relieve the dry cough.
2)Black Pepper
Black pepper is a well known home remedy for treating dry cough. Black pepper can be mixed with honey and drink to release mucus and clear the airways.
3)Garlic
Garlic has been used as a home remedy to treat many types of illness. Garlic has antibiotic properties, which helps to cure a dry cough.
but i still recommend that it is better to see a doctor and get well soon.




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Vick's regular formula & Riccola Sugar-free cough drops! Tea w/ honey and lemon will help especially is your throat is getting sore from the cough.

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cough medicine thats the best to use it and it works for a couple of weeks

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Sometimes that works for me
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Try cough drops! They ALWAYS work for me!

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Sorry. Drink LOTS OF WATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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drink water and take a pill

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Herbal Teas
A variety of herbs might help you get rid of a cough. According to Home Remedies For You, drinking a cup of warm tea mixed with eucalyptus, thyme or peppermint can provide almost instant relief for cough symptoms.

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lots of vitamin C and soup and cough drops as needed.

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i like to eat mrs. grass chicken noodle soup and then take some nightquill liquid medicine, go to sleep, then im better the next day.

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First of all drink plenty of water, water keeps you hydrated and fresh
Don't go to dusty places
Drink cough syrup
Dont eat chewing gum
If these all dont help visit a doctor

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have honey , it helped me

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Drink water more, do more sports, I wish you a speedy recovery

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