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Having a tickly cough can affect you in so many ways: at work, at home and when you’re trying to get to sleep. Whether it’s the result of being a little under the weather or an allergy playing up, the scratchiness and irritation can get you down. But once you’ve found an effective natural remedy for a tickly cough, life can become a lot more comfortable. Here are some of the best cures you can try at home.
Honey for a tickly cough
Honey contains antiviral and antibacterial properties in its raw form, and can be very effective at suppressing a cough. So much so, the NHS has suggested it may be more effective than antibiotics. This natural remedy for a tickly cough is best served in a glass or cup of warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Drink the mixture two to three times a day to help coat your throat and soothe the discomfort.
Steam for a tickly cough
Steam is one of the best home remedies for a tickly cough. It’s not only perfect for loosening mucus on throat membranes, it can also ease the soreness and scratchiness. Fill a bowl with steaming hot water, pop a towel over your head and inhale the steam for around five minutes to help moisturise your itchy throat. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for an extra boost.
When you’re out and about you can dab a little eucalyptus oil on a tissue to soothe your airways and ease a dry, tickly cough. A handy sized pack such as Cushelle Pocket Pack Tissues fits in your bag and is gentle on your nose as you breathe in the soothing aroma.
Drink plenty of water
Keeping your fluid intake up is really important when you’re suffering with an irritating cough. Staying hydrated helps the body fight viruses and allergens, and water can help keep your throat lubricated.
Soothe a tickly cough with soup
An oldie but a goodie, soup is a fantastic natural remedy for a tickly cough. As well as all those nutrients you find in hearty soups, the warm liquid can also relieve your throat. So if you have a particularly sore throat that makes it difficult to swallow, just whizz up some veggies to make a smooth, comforting broth.
Thyme tea to ease your dry, tickly cough
Thyme can be a really powerful remedy to soothe a tickly cough. This herb contains antioxidants, which help support the body’s immune systems, as well as flavonoids that can help lessen inflammation and relax throat muscles. To make a soothing tea all you have to do is crush up two teaspoons of thyme, steep in hot water for 10 minutes, and drink.
Now that you’ve got a handful of effective home remedies for a tickly cough you can help ease the discomfort and get back to being yourself in no time.