Coughing can be a symptom of many different ailments. Some individuals might develop a cough due to allergies, upset stomach, when a fever is present, or even from gastroesophageal reflux disease. Seeking treatment for a cough is recommended when it is accompanied by body aches and fever as this may be a sign of an upper respiratory infection. Coughs that are not due to a bacterial infection do not need to be treated with an antibiotic. In fact, antibiotics will not work for viral infections, which is why the common cold must simply run its course without them. They can be harmful in some cases, such as by building up an individual’s resistance to them as well.
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Probiotics are known for providing digestive relief, but not many individuals are aware of their power when it comes to relieving a cough. While they do not directly reduce coughing, they help support the growth of ‘good’ bacteria in the gut, which can help fight infections responsible for a cough. The probiotic strain Lactobacillus is especially beneficial for reducing the risk and length of the common cold or flu. They are also useful for protecting against certain allergens such as pollen. Probiotics can be purchased in supplement form, as well as many foods contain naturally-occurring probiotics, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, pickles, and other fermented foods.
Keep reading to discover a sweet treat often found in tea that can help ease a chronic cough.