I’m still struggling with a deep lingering cough. Last night I had my first good sleep because I did some of the suggestions that my friends gave me for fighting a stubborn cold. My cough had gotten to the point where I had to carry a bucket with me in case I vomited (if you’ve ever been there you know what I mean.) My chest was painful, my head hurt from all the coughing, it was getting bad. So this is what I did.
Took a tablespoon of honey (which calmed the cough enough for me to)
Drink 32 ounces of water
Another tablespoon of honey
Another 32 ounces of water
Cup of hot tea
Cup of hot water with Emergen-C
I’m still coughing, but it’s not as deep and I’m actually having periods where I’m not coughing. The sleep that I was able to get last night (for the first time in weeks) helped so much. I’m going to do this routine again tonight and I’m very sure that by Sunday, I’ll finally be on top of this.
For all of you with lingering coughs and colds, truly, I feel your pain. Try different things to see what works (I’m drinking another Emergen-C this morning) and remember to follow the advice your mom always gave you when you were sick – work on getting some fluids in. Turns out she knew what she was talking about.
Wendy Thomas writes about the lessons learned while raising children and chickens in New Hampshire. Contact her at Wendy@SimpleThrift.com
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