By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
December 4, 2017
- It’s official. Cough medicines don’t work.
- The science behind your cough
- Here’s how to get rid of a nasty cough
It’s cold and flu season again. And one of the most annoying symptoms that come with these viral infections is the constant cough that never seems to go away. Sometimes it’s enough to make you feel like you’re going to hack your lungs right out of your throat.
As a result, I hear the same questions day after day…
… “Should I buy Robitussin or Mucinex?”
… “Do I need a suppressant or an expectorant?”
… “Will an antihistamine help dry me up?”
… “If I take an anti-inflammatory pain killer will my cough go away faster?”
Personally, I don’t recommend any of these options as a resolution to calm those hacking, lung-wrenching coughs coming from your chest. And it might surprise you to learn that the American College of Chest Physicians doesn’t recommend them, either. Continue reading