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Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough

Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough

01/23/12

(HealthDay News) -- If you're plagued with a cold or another respiratory illness that's causing a cough, there are things you can do to help tame the beast.

The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute offers these suggestions to help calm a cough:

  • Quit smoking.
  • Steer clear of substances that can irritate the lungs and worsen a cough, such as air pollution, tobacco smoke, allergens and strong odors.
  • Take all medications as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow your doctor's treatment plan.
  • Take cough medicine, if recommended by your doctor.
  • Run a cool-mist humidifier or steam vaporizer.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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