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Things To Do When You Have a Dry Cough

Posted on October 14, 2020 | Author and Reviewed by: James Valdwin A. Larioza, RPh

What should you do when you have a dry cough?

  1. Take Dry Cough Medicine
  2. Stay Away from Respiratory Triggers and Irritants
  3. Gargle Salt Water

No one wants to develop a pesky and uncomfortable dry cough — especially while the world is in the middle of a pandemic. In fact, a dry cough is one of the many mild symptoms of COVID-19. This is why it is essential to know what to do when you have a dry cough. Pwede ka nitong tulungan na malaman kung anong hakbang ang kinakailangan mong gawin para mawala ito sa iyong sistema. Makakatulong rin ito sa pagpili ng tamang gamot sa dry cough.

Read on to learn more!

What is a dry cough?

Cough is your body’s way of defending and clearing your airways of irritants and mucus. A non-productive cough, also known as a dry cough, presents itself without any phlegm or mucus. There are many reasons why this happens.

Viral illnesses such as colds and flu are the most common cause. However, a dry cough can also be caused by asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and allergies. It can even be a sign of an underlying medical condition or issue.

Regardless of its cause, it is just plain uncomfortable and you need to know how to treat it right away. Here are the things you should do when you have a dry cough:

Take Dry Cough Medicine

Dry Cough Lozenges

Ang gamot sa ubo ang pinakamabisang paraan upang gamutin ang dry cough. Tutulungan ka din nitong malaman kung kinakailangan mong makipag-ugnay sa isang medikal na propesyonal sa pangmatagalan.

Mayroon kang maraming uri ng gamot na mapagpipilian upang gamutin ang isang tuyong ubo. Ang lahat na Over-The-Counter o OTC na gamot na ito ay pwede mong mabili sa pinakamalapit na The Generics Pharmacy sa iyo.

Throat Lozenges

Ang throat lozenges ay isang tablet na iniinom upang pansamantalang pahintuin ang pag-ubo at mga inflammed o irritated tissues sa iyong lalamunan. Ito ay madalas na iniinom kapag ang ubo ay nagmula sa common cold o trangkaso.

Cough Suppressants

Ang mga cough suppressant naman ay isang uri ng over-the-counter na medicine. Ito ay nagpapatahimik ng pag-ubo na humaharang sa cough reflex. Nakakatulong ito sa mga dry cough na masakit at para sa mga hindi makatulog sa gabi dahil dito.

Kasama ng mga ito, maraming mga home remedies ang maaari mong gawin upang matulungan na itigil ang tuyong ubo.

Stay Away from Respiratory Triggers and Irritants

Car Muffler Smoke Pollution

As much as possible, stay at home — whether your dry cough is paired with a fever or not. This will make sure that you recover quickly, won’t catch anything harmful, and won’t transmit any bacteria to others around you. However, if it is essential for you to go out, make sure that you wear a mask. This will eliminate any irritants that will enter your respiratory systems such as smoke, perfume, pollen, dust, and pet hair.

Gargle Salt Water

A woman gargling salt water

Ang salt water ay nakapapagpabawas ng inflammation o pamamaga sa iyong lalamunan. Haluin ang 1/2 kutsarita ng asin sa isang baso ng maligamgam na tubig at imumog ito. Magmumog ng marahan sa loob ng 30 segundo at saka ito idura. Huwag lunukin ang tubig na may asin para hindi lumala ang pakiramdam.

Key Takeaway

Knowing what to do when you have a dry cough is essential — especially in times like these. It will first and foremost help you eliminate it from your system, and it will also help you know when to seek medical help. When you’ve tried these remedies above and your symptoms still persist, make sure that you seek medical help immediately.

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