Treating Your Cough

Save yourself a trip to the doctor with these natural home remedies for wet cough.1

Wet cough remedies for Adults

There are some tips for alleviating symptoms of wet cough at home and natural remedies.1


Vitamin C

A big dose of vitamin C can boost the immune system and help you fight off a viral infection faster.1

Geranium Extract

Adding Geranium Essential Oil to a diffuser can help treat cough, cold and bronchitis.1

Thyme & Clove Tea

Add fresh Thyme and clove leaves to boiling water. Allow to boil for 10 minutes, then strain and serve.1
Both Thyme and clove have anu microbial properties.1
Thyme also possess antioxidant activity.2

Netti Pot

Netti pot is a convenient way of performing nasal irrigation, in which you pour saline into your nostrils.1
Nasal irrigation is good for more than just a stuffy nose, it can reduce the symptoms Of wet cough in both children and adults.1

Cough remedies for your Children3

Coughs are common in young children. Exposure to germs and fighting them helps kids develop their immune systems. Helping your child to feel comfortable and manage their symptoms can help them get the rest they need to help them recover.3


It can soothe a sore throat as well as alleviate symptoms with its antibacterial properties.3

Elevate their head when sleeping

You should ask your pediatrician before attempting this.3

Give them a warm bath

Sitting in a warm bath can clear nasal passages and soften mucus and have decongesting effect. You'll also get the added benefit of offering comfort and distraction to your child.3

Apply vapour Rub

Applying vapor rub to the soles of your child’s feet which would be safer than on the chest where toddlers might touch it and then get it in their eyes.3

Cough Hygiene4

In the uncertain times we face today- brought on by the pandemic, we can all do something to minimise our impact on others. Simple cough etiquette goes a long way in preventing the transmission of cough-causing bacteria.4

Here are a few tips you can follow:

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.4

Perform hand hygiene {e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub, or antiseptic handwash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials.4

Know more about Cough



1. Healthline Website. Treating a Wet Cough at Home: 10 Natural Remedies. Available at: .Last accessed:24/2/2022.

2.Braga PC, Dal Sasso M, Culici M, Bianchi T, Bordoni L, Marabini L. Anti-inflammatory activity of thymol: inhibitory effect on the release of human neutrophil elastase. Pharmacology. 2006;77(3):130-6.

3. Healthline Website. How to Treat a Cough in Toddlers at Home. Available at: .Last accessed: 24/2/2022.

4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Respiratory Hygiene/Cough Etiquette in Healthcare Settings. Available at: .Last accessed :24/2/2022.


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