Common causes of dry cough
Dry cough does not produce phlegm. This is why it is sometimes called a nonproductive cough. A dry cough usually develops at the end of a cold (infection). There may be an irritating reaction such as dust or smoke. Numerous chemicals are used in medical research to induce coughing in experimental animals.
There are several causes of dry, unproductive cough in humans, such as:
– viral infection (this cough can last longer than 2-3 weeks and symptoms usually worsen at night)
– bronchospasm (especially at night a dry cough leads to additional CO2 losses and causes spasms of the bronchial tubes (bronchospasm) due to hypocapnia or low CO2 in the airways)
– allergic triggers (due to pollen, dust, smoke, perfume, various other chemicals, etc.)
– certain medicinal drugs, eg ACE inhibitors including captopril, lisinopril and enalapril maleate
– asthma (due to chronic inflammation of the airways with wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness)
– obstruction of the airways by an object such as food, powder or pills
Why can dry cough become chronic?
Chronic cough or coughing attacks have many negative effects. It reduces canned oxygen levels due to CO2 losses in arterial blood. Traditional coughing (by mouth) is a form of hyperventilation. As a result, low CO2 levels in the lungs cause more problems with oxygen delivery. Indeed, according to the laws of physiology, when we breathe more air at rest, we get less oxygen into the cells of the body. Additionally, low CO2 in the airways causes states of overstimulated cough-cough receptors, as CO2 is a potent sedative and sedative for nerve cells. High or normal CO2 levels keep nerve cells calm, while low CO2 levels make them nervous. This means that CO2 losses due to coughing cause more coughing.
dry cough home remedies
There are several dry cough home remedies (or breathing exercises) invented by Russian medical doctors who practice the Buteyko breathing technique. These exercises have been successfully tested on thousands of asthmatics and other cough sufferers.
Main Solution No. one. Just learn how to cough through your nose (that is, with your mouth constantly closed). This exercise will help you reduce inflammation of the airways and bronchospasm and increase oxygen levels in the cells of the brain and body.
Home Solution No. 2. After mastering the first exercise, learn to cough with both your mouth and nose closed. How can this be done? When you have the urge to cough, keep your mouth closed and pinch your nose. You will take in more CO2 in the airways and increase your body and brain oxygen levels.
Most people can reduce the duration of coughing attacks with these 2 exercises. However, you can have even more success if you use the most effective cough suppressant home remedy called “reduced breathing”.
Home Solution No. 3. Sit in a comfortable position. Relax while you’re having a coughing fit and pinch your nose at the end of your usual exhalation and hold your breath (your mouth should always be closed), but until you feel a slight discomfort (or air hunger).
After this breath hold, when you feel a slight air hunger, just take a small (or short) breath (a small breath) and do this only through the nose. After this small inhalation you need to focus on the relaxation of the muscles of the whole body, especially the upper chest and shoulders. Do not breathe the air forcefully. To exhale slowly, you need to relax the muscles.
If you have a cough, your goal is to limit gas exchange to very small inhalations followed by natural and easy exhalations. Then take another short breath (a little smell of air) and relax completely again to exhale.
You should maintain moderate air hunger while relaxing all body muscles. During this reduced breathing exercise (frequent short breaths and short exhalations) your breathing patterns may be quite frequent and this is normal.
If you do this exercise correctly, you will breathe approximately 25-40% less air while fully relaxed and you will see 2 positive signs:
– About 1 minute after starting this exercise, your arms and feet will warm up (due to increased circulation)
– Your nasal passages will become more open and moist within 1-2 minutes.
This dry cough home remedy can also be used during night sleep as it will help you fall asleep much faster. Remember to avoid sleeping on your back: Sleeping on your back is worst for cough, asthma, heart disease, children, the elderly, pregnant women, and all other conditions and conditions tested in clinical trials. Sleep on your chest or left side to achieve success.
Persistent remedies for persistent dry cough
After testing thousands of sick patients, these Russian medical doctors found that dry cough is only possible in people with less than 20 seconds for body oxygen testing. As a result, the permanent cure for dry cough is to slow down unconscious or automatic breathing patterns and take more than 20 seconds for body oxygen testing. Oxygen Solution, Amazing DIY respirator and Frolov respirator are some of the options for getting more oxygen in the body cells.