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Cough Causes, Treatments and Home Remedies

Coughing is a complicated problem that is hard to treat. These articles provide insight into possible causes, treatments and even home remedies.

Share Your Home Remedies for Coughs and Colds - Tell Us Your Favorite…
About.com readers share their favorite home remedies for cough and cold. No guarantees here, but maybe the next cure for the common cold has been in someone's family for years.

Cough Medicines
Capsules, liquid cough syrups and cough drops are all examples of cough medicines.

Home Remedies for Coughs and Colds

Pharmaceutical companies don't have the market cornered on all cures for that which ails you. Grandma did her part long before dextromethorphan was supposedly stopping coughs. What we didn't understand until now was that Grandma was getting it right more often than we thought. Doctors are expensive, and Gra…

Croup
Croup is a catch-all term for childhood inflammation and swelling of the area of the throat that includes the vocal chords. The swelling blocks airflow through the windpipe (trachea) and triggers coughing that sounds a lot like a seal.

Does honey cure coughing?
Honey has been around for centuries as a food and a medicine. It's good in coffee. It comes in those cute little bear jars, but does it cure coughing?

When My Child Gets Croup, Does Putting Her in the Shower Help?
Croup is an inflamation of the larynx, usually from a viral infection, that is commonly seen in kids. Adults can get it, too, but we're more likely to call it laryngitis when it affects adults. An old home remedy suggests putting kids in the shower or in a steamy bathroom with the hot shower running will soothe the coughing that comes with...

How are cough suppressants different than expectorants?
Whether you need a cough suppressant or an expectorant depends on the type of cough you have. So, whats the difference?

Coughing Facts
Coughing is a way to clear your trachea (airway) of fluid, food, particles or irritants. Grunting, coughing and clearing your throat are all essentially the same action.

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