The apple cider vinegar treatment was ineffective for me. I've had a chronic cough off and on for seven years that no doctor has been able to treat. I found this site recently and started taking 2 tablespoons of ACV mixed with 1-2 teaspoons of honey and about 1/4 cup of warm water, three times a day. It's been over a week now and there's been no improvement in my cough, unfortunately. I'm giving ACV three stars only because I don't mind the taste and it seemed to help reduce some phlegm, at least for a few days.
My new doctor thinks this is a neuropathic cough and wants me to take a bunch of supplements (probiotics, magnesium, multivitamin, digestive enzymes) and possibly Gabapentin, which has shown some promise for helping chronic coughs.
My husband had a chronic cough that was ongoing for more than two months. He wasn't sleeping and coughed so hard we went to the ER because he thought he had pulled a muscle. They gave him prednisone antibiotics and robitussen with codeine. Nothing worked. I saw the posts here for Apple Cider Vinegar and honey and gave him a dose. 2 tbl organic Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 tbl spoon honey in a 1/4 c warm water. His cough calmed enough that he napped for 3 hours. When the cough returned he felt it didn't work and stopped; after another horrible nite I asked him to try it again. But continue with it every 3 to 4 hours. In one day his cough was 90% improved. By day 2 it was completely gone! So my advice is, keep taking until all symptoms are gone. Depending on the cause and duration it may take a little longer. It's been a month now and his cough has not returned.
I seem to manufacture mucus-- a lot. The drainage never stops. It has been this way for a couple of years. I do get relief with ACV, but if I stop taking it, the cough returns. ANY ideas, help, advice-- PLEASE.
ok, let me start from the begining. I have had a chronic cough and excessive mucus problem for about 5 years. Its like I woke up one day with a little cold and it turned into a long dreaded, hacking cough followed by mucus. I am up all night from coughing and can feel the mucus in the throat at night when trying to sleep and I wake up coughing which ends in throwing up from coughing so hard. I have coughed so hard within this year that I started coughing up a little blood and I assumed it was from irritated lungs. I tried every cough syrup otc and nothing helped. I tried cough drops and went to the doctor for meds that did not help.
I started looking up remedies today out of pure desperation as I felt like I could die at anytime from coughing ( literally ). I would ask god to please help me and felt helpless. I dont have a lot of faith in doctors as they usually take my money and have no idea what the hell they are doing. I think sometimes we are just a big experiment for some doctors and it sucks to just be prescried some meds and sent off as if your illness is all in your head.
I googled remedies for coughs and mucus today and earthclinic popped up first on the list. I clicked on the link and thank god I did. I read about ACV and honey and decided that I had nothing to lose and decided to try as these things are already in my cabinet. I was heading out with the kids for a day out and took the ACV and honey at 11:30. I usually cough every couple of minutes but 10 minutes had went by and no cough so Im timing things and getting excited at this point. 30 minutes go by and no cough or the thick, sticky mucus. So now 2 hours go by and still no cough so I say OMG this can't be real. The kids decide that they want to go to the movies and I never go with them because of the coughing and throwing up. I decide to go and no coughing or mucus for the entire movie. we leave the movie at 2:45 and still no mucus but I feel a cough coming on but its a different feeling. I cough and its a small cough and last a couple of seconds. it is not 10:39 pm and still no cough. I am going to take some before bed and pray that I sleep well as I am always up all night coughing. I advise anyone who is having a coughing problem to give this a try. What do you have to lose? I will let everyone know the results of my night. If I sleep well it will be for the first time in 5 years. GOOOOO ACV AND HONEY!!!!!!
I have had a cough for almost a year. Been to doctor after doctor. I had surgery to fix my deviated septum to help with drainage and calm the cough, NOPE! Didn't work! I'm on HBP medicine and was at my wits end!! Tried ACV in various drinks. Not a big fan of apple juice or cider so it didn't taste good, tea was just as bad. And it ony worked for a couple hours. So, I decided to just take a shot! Couldn't be any worse than Whiskey, right? Definitely HORRIBLE! However, worked for over 15 hours!!! Slept through the night, worked all day without coughing! Will do this every day if needed!!
I recently had Strep, and had to receive antibiotics. After the antibiotics, I was left with a dry cough; a tickling in the brochial tubes that led to unproductive coughing. I tried ACV, which seemed to quiet my need to cough without actually removing the source of irritation.
MY main problem, though, was that whenever I took the ACV, it was followed by a powerful and overwhelming lethargia and a need to just sleep.I felt like I'd been drugged. Has anyone else experienced this or does anyone (Tim?) know why this is happening? I obviously can't take ACV unless the reason for this is determined.
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My 5 yrs old son cough like crazy. I use your remedie, its work like a champ! He sleep through the night and feel better the next morning. Thanks a million!
I got a cold about a month ago it went away in about a week but I was left with a persistent cough. A lot of non productive coughing, wheezing and rattling. At times leaving me short of breath. I was looking for natural treatments for persistant cough and came accross this site. I immediately made a tall glass of AVC and honey with warm water. It tastes good to me so no problem. I didn't really think it was going to work on such a bad cough I was even beginning to wonder if I had developed some bad lung disease but within a few minutes after drinking the mixture the coughing subsided. It's been about two hours and still there's no coughing, no wheezing, no rattle. I'll do it again in the morning and through the day tomorrow. Thank you so much for all the great posts.
My mother is in her 80's, she had a dry cough for weeks. It was just wearing her out. Very difficult for her to sleep at night. I found the ACV and honey remedy on your amazing web site. I gave her the information, and she tried it. The cough was completely gone in less than two days! Thanks from both of us!
I have had a chronic cough for over 2 years and after going to all kinds of doctors, having a chest xray for lung cancer, allergy tests etc I was told I had acid reflux and to go on Prilosec. After reading about it I declined and have put up with the cough. I look forward to trying Apple Cider Vinegar on a regular basis. I don't mind the taste and will post my results in the future.
I've had a horrible cough for the past four nights. It keeps me up well into the night, extremely painful and sometimes I feel like I'm going to throw up. So I looked online for a remedy and came across the recipe for AVC and honey on this website. I tried two tablespoons of AVC and 1 tablespoon of honey and it soothed my cough greatly. Now, I must admit, it tastes horrible, but it works! And it's worth it.
my wife has had a cough for seven years .doctors could not find the cause or the cure.we oveheard a nurse talking about a stomach cough .so we asked her what it was.she said its caused by acid reflux.my search led me here .apple cider vingear baking soda before bed cough has gone .thank you . we can finally sleep again.thank you again
had this nasty chronic cough and cold and i was sick of taking drugs so i hit the google and found this website . found the ACV comments . went out and bought it . 3 big spoons of ACV honey and hot water . it really works . done with flu drugs forever
I want to thank you for this website. Last 7 years every time I would get a cold it would go straight into a full blown cronic cough for at least 2 to 3 months. The doctors have gave me the highest dose of cough syrup, inhalers, steroids and it wouldn't touch it. So last night i finally was desperate, because i had not slept in 4 days. so i saw that people were using apple cider vinegar with honey. I didn't have the honey, so i just took 2 tbls of apple cider vinegar and with in 1/2 hour I had relief. I have been taking it every 2 to 3 hours and within 16 hours my cough is minimal. After all those Dr visits and money,I have found something that works. Thanks again.
My 8 year old son has had a very bad cough for days now. In desperation during the night, I stumbled on your website. I tried the ACV and honey recipe, 50/50 and although it seemed to work for a short while it did not last. However, I tried again with only a spoonful of ACV and the results were fantastic. My father in law who is Greek swears that garlic, honey and vinegar are natures best natural medecines. He says we should all take a spoonfull of each once every day to stay healthy.