How to cure chronic cough from post-nasal drip?

how to cure chronic cough from post-nasal drip

How to cure chronic cough from post-nasal drip?

24 scientifically proven ways to cure chronic cough from post-nasal drip

1- Take medications to treat allergies, coughs and post nasal drip, such as antihistamines decongestants and glucocorticoids

2- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, drink 2 liters of water a day

3- Consider using cough lozenges, like cepacol lozenges

4- Consider taking OTC cough medicine containing dextromethorphan and/or guaifenesin

5- Consider using a room humidifier

6- Consider using over-the-counter decongestants like pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) to eliminate postnasal drip

7- Take non drowsy antihistamines like loratadine-pseudoephedrine (Claritin) to get rid of postnasal drip

8- Use antihistamine nasal sprays like Azelastine (Astelin or Astepro) to reduce the runny nose and cough

9- Use Atrovent (ipratropium bromide) nasal spray to reduce the cough

10- Consider drinking hot drinks. Drink 3 cups of ginger tea a day

11- Try a menthol cough drop

12- Take steamy showers

13- Quit smoking, and avoid smoking indoors

14- Use an air conditioner to reduce moisture

15- Reduce air pollution at home and try to remove irritants from the air. Remove carpeting if possible

16- Take medications to treat coughs, such as guaifenesin (Mucinex).

17- Avoid foods that can trigger post-nasal drip, especially dairy products such as cheese, milk, and ice cream

18- Add fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meat to your diet

19- Use saline nasal sprays for nasal irrigation and to flush mucus, allergens, bacteria, and other irritating particles out of the sinuses.. The most basic are a neti pot, squeeze bottle, or bulb syringe.

20- Turn on a vaporizer to increase the moisture in the air

21- Use antibiotics if the cause of the chronic cough is sinusitis. Nasal spray, such as ipratopium (Atrovent®) is often used to relieve runny nose, coughing and post-nasal drip

22- Consider using a nasal corticosteroid, such as fluticasone (Flonase®) or Nasacort to reduce post-nasal drip and coughing

23- Try steam therapy, use a steaming bowl of hot water and a large towel. Add camphor, menthol, or eucalyptus oils to the water. Place the towel over your head so it falls along the sides of the bowl, trapping the steam inside.

24- Consider using decongestants like (Afrin, Dristan, or Neo-Synephrine) to drain and relieve the pressure from a stuffy nose

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Verified by: Dr.Diab (March 6, 2018)

Citation: Dr.Diab. (March 6, 2018). How to cure chronic cough from post-nasal drip?. Medcoi Journal of Medicine, 1(2). urn:medcoi:article20240.

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