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How to Keep Coughing to a Minimum

Eliminate Dry Coughing

If you leave your house during this time and are coughing, chances are you will receive some looks from those around you. Everyone is trying to be as careful as possible right now to reduce the spread of any viral or respiratory infections. That said, this is also the time of year when people are coughing a lot anyway.

If you are someone that gets a dry cough due to cold air or pollen, you are not alone. There are ways to help reduce your coughing though so you can go to the grocery store without receiving questioning eyes. Continue reading to learn about a common solution to dry coughing during this time of year.

Why You Are Coughing?

There are a few different reasons why people cough. There is a chance that you are coughing do to a virus or bacteria you picked up, but there are other reasons as well. Some of these reasons include:

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  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Medicines
  • Clear Your Throat
  • Cold Air

Cold air is specifically a problem for those with asthma. The air is dry and cold and the airways lose water vapor.

This results in a spasm in the airways that leads to sneezing and coughing. If you are coughing due to cold and dry air, there are ways to help reduce this.

Ideal Home Temperature

You may prefer the temperature in your home to be colder than most, but if you are prone to dry coughing during this time of year, it may be a better idea to warm up your home. A warm home will help soothe the airways and keep them from drying out.

Typically, a person can still sit comfortably within their home even when the temperature reaches 78 degrees. This temperature is ideal for those with a non-viral cough during this time because it is warm enough to soothe the throat and cool enough to still be comfortable.

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Not only will it help you feel better, but also, by reducing runtime you can easily lower your energy costs, which is something all homeowners can enjoy.

Invest in a Humidifier

humidifierA humidifier is another viable option for those that suffer from a dry cough during this time of year. Many people need more moisture in their air to help with things like dry skin and bloody noses, but it can also help with coughing.

Essentially, a humidifier adds moisture to the air. You fill the tank up with water and turn the humidifier on and it turns that water into vapor and releases it into the room. People have used these for years to help with breathing problems when the air is cold and dry.

Protect yourself and protect others. Buy a humidifier and keep your home warmer than usual. You will likely see improvements in your breathing in no time. You may even notice your skin retaining more moisture as well.

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