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Cough Remedies

Last Modified on Nov 20, 2015

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Posted by Tisha (Houston, Texas)

[YEA]  I had pneumonia last year, and the worst time trying to get rid of the "Leftover" symptoms; i.e. cough. I was told to rub Vapor Rub on my feet, and put socks over it. To my amazement, it worked like a charm!!

Replied by Dawn
Whitby, North Yorkshire
[YEA]   YES. This is so wierd, how does it work? It definately does work though. You could have knocked me down with a feather when it did :)

Vitamin A
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Posted by John H (Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, Uk) on 01/18/2011

[YEA]  For years I had a cough without apparent reason (no infection). I then noticed if I ate liver the cough completely disappeared within 24 hours. Further investigation showed that I just has a Vitamin A deficiency and the problem was resolved eating liver once a week or taking a Vitamin A supplement. I have found that Vitamin A retinol works much better the carrots (carotin) but be aware not to have too much retinol. I have tested this by stopping the Vitamin A and the cough returns. This is worth a try for anyone having a chronic cough or any mucus membrane problems.

Warm Milk
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Posted by Liz (Fresno, CA) on 11/02/2006

[YEA]  Even though everyone has always told me that dairy products encourage mucus production, what I have found is that very warm milk soothes my throat and stops the cough, just long enough so I can fall asleep

White Vinegar and Honey
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Posted by Mae (Mercer island, wa) on 03/02/2008

[YEA]  I had a hacking non stop cough for 3 weeks. The kind that makes you double over and kills your abs. I tried cough drops, doctor visit for pills, benadryl, lemon tea and ginger candy. Nothing worked and I was so worn out from lack of sleep. I had honey and white vinegar so i took a 1/3 cup of vinegar and a huge tablespoon of honey and heated it up slightly in the microwave and took a couple of sips.

I was not expecting it to work that quickly. It is amazing. I am not cured, but it gave me time to breath and I was able to sleep through the night and I sipped the vinegar as needed. amazing!

Posted by Nicky (Upland, CA) on 02/17/2008

[YEA]  How funny; I'm a real skeptic about home remedies, but ended up browsing your site after doing a search for cough cures.

Of course I didn't believe all these folks' claims that apple cider vinegar and honey helped their cough, but, well, since I've had this persistent cough for almost two months, I figured I'd give it a try.

Like another poster here, I only had regular white vinegar, so I used that (about 2/3 cup) and some honey (a big tablespoonful)...and was, predictably, quite surprised that it really did help! That uncontrollable cough reflex has gone and even the congestion in my nose cleared up. Pretty cool!

I'll be using this remedy (especially since I'm a freak and I actually do like the taste of vinegar and honey!) until I kick this cough completely.