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How To Take Precautions For Cough?

Published On Mar 30, 2021 5:30 AM By KANIKA WADHWA

Coughing is a common reflex action for clearing your throat of mucus or irritants. Everyone coughs from time to time but there are certain conditions that cause frequent coughing. It can be due to pollution, cold or an infection and requires medical attention if it lasts for weeks. However, we can no longer rely on simple medication to take precautions for coughing as it can be a potent symptom of the deadly Covid-19, a disease that the world is still grappling to control. Taking precautions and preventing cough has become necessary to ensure that you and those around you are healthy and in this article we are going to tell you how you can do the same. 

How To Take Precautions For Cough?

How To Take Precautions For Cough?

The following are a list of methods mentioning how you can take precautions against cough

  • Reduce Smoking 

If you are a smoker then smoking can be a vital source of constant irritation and mucus accumulation in your throat leading to frequent coughing. Reduce and try to give up smoking to prevent your cough from becoming chronic. It is discernible from other types of coughs and can also lead to vulnerable health conditions. 

  • Stay Hydrated 

The benefits of drinking water for your body cannot be highlighted more. Drink plenty of water and fluids to keep your body hydrated and flush out excess toxins. Not only does it help in building your immunity and the smooth functioning of your bodily mechanisms, it also keeps your throat moist, keeping irritants at bay and reducing the need of coughing to clear your throat. 

  • Take Medicines 

If you suffer from chronic coughing, it is advisable to keep over-the-counter medicines at your hand to ease the discomfort. Be sure to consult a doctor before buying drugs to ensure that there are no adverse side effects from a particular kind of medicine. The chief element of cough medicine, expectorants help in thinning mucus and make it easier for you to hack up. 

  • Stay Away From Triggers 

If you are prone to dust or pollen allergy and asthma you must ensure to stay away from these allergens. Sometimes, our work compels us to work during the pollen season or in dusty environments and it is not possible to evade these triggers completely. Hence, be sure to wear a mask to filter out these particles from entering your nasal canal or throat and preferably keep an air purifier at home to prevent yourself from wheezing and coughing under the influence of these particles. 

  • Buy Health Insurance 

If your cough has been characterised by a doctor as acute cough you might want to buy a health insurance plan for yourself. You never know when your acute cough can turn into a chronic or serious illness requiring medical treatment that comes with a high cost of treatment. Therefore, it is always a good idea to buy a health insurance policy that covers the cost of illnesses arising out of a chronic or acute cough. Specialised health insurance plans such as these might come at a higher rate of premium but it will ultimately prove to be beneficial for you as a source of financial support in the long run. 

Take Away 

These are some of the methods that you can adopt to prevent acute or chronic coughing. Against all other remedies, you must remember that wearing a mask is absolutely necessary during these times. It will protect you from contracting Covid-19 and at the same time, act as a preventive shield from getting exposed to harmful pollutants that often lead to serious pulmonary and respiratory diseases. 

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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