A cough is a reflex action to clear your airways of mucus and irritants such as dust or smoke.
Coughs may be dry or chesty. They are also classified according to how long they last:
acute cough lasts for less than three weeks
subacute cough gets better over a three-to-eight-week period
chronic (persistent) cough lasts for longer than eight weeks
Coughs caused by the common cold or by flu usually clear up after several days. Most coughs clear up within two weeks.
Most people with a cough have a respiratory tract infection caused by a virus, such as the common cold, flu or bronchitis.
A persistent cough in adults may be caused by a condition such as rhinitis or asthma, or by a prescribed medicine such as an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)-inhibitor, which treats heart disease, or by smoking.
In children, a persistent cough may indicate a more serious respiratory tract infection such as whooping cough.
Sneezing is a reaction of the body to inflammation or debris inside the nose and respiratory tract. Sometimes the causes of this need to be investigated medically. Talking to your partner’s primary care doctor would be a good way to start. The most common cause of frequent sneezing is exposure to small particles in the air that provoke the body’s natural defense against such things getting into the lungs. If there is a lot of smoke, dust, or other debris in the air then this may be the cause. The other very common cause of frequent sneezing is allergies. Allergies are an inappropriate reaction of the body to common environmental exposures, such as pets, pollen, and mold. The nasal passages become swollen and irritated and sneezing results. Some minor cases of allergies can be managed with over the counter antihistamines or with irrigation of the nose with saline spray. Occasionally, however, these agents do not work and a stronger medication is required.
This home remedy will help you relief the symptoms:
Ginger Wrap Remedy Recipe
What you will need:
One Tablespoon of Raw Natural Honey
One Tablespoon ginger, freshly grated
Two Teaspoons Olive Oil
One Tablespoon Flour
Paper towels or napkins
Making the wrap:
1. Create a paste from the honey and flour, stir well.
2. Slowly add olive oil to the honey and flour mixture and continue to blend well.
3. Add the ginger and stir again.
4. Spread the mixture onto a napkin.
5. Wrap a gauze around the napkin.
6. Using the adhesive tape, secure the gauze and napkin, with the mixture facing the skin onto the back or the chest.
How Ginger Helps To Treat Cold:
Ginger is a natural antiviral which helps to fight against illness and bacteria that causes cold.
It helps to stimulate perspiration that cleanses the system and brings down body temperature.
It contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties which help to boost up the immune system.
It acts as an antihistamine and decongestant that helps to ease colds symptoms.
It contains chemicals called sesquiterpenes which are specifically used to target rhinoviruses (the most common family of cold viruses).