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Home remedies for a tickling cough

Updated February 21, 2017

That little tickle you feel in the back of your throat can become very annoying. The cough that is caused by it will prevent you from maximising your daily output and stop you from getting a good night's sleep. There are many quick and easy treatments available to treat a tickly cough, and you probably already own many of the ingredients.

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Garlic cough syrup may not sound like the most appetizing of remedies but it works, and it's a lot tastier than you would think. Garlic has long been considered one of nature's miracle workers and it is very useful in treating many different conditions. To prepare the garlic cough syrup, chop a few cloves of garlic up and place them into a mason jar. Completely cover the garlic with honey and place a lid on it. Place the mixture in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 24 hours. Ideally, you would want it to marinate for roughly two weeks, but if you have a cough now you do not have that kind of time. When you wake up, take a tablespoon of the syrup and your cough will melt away. Take throughout the day whenever you feel the urge to cough.

Milk and Honey

Milk and honey is great at curing a tickly cough. The milk's thickness goes a long way in hydrating and lubricating the back of the throat. When you add honey to it, it becomes a cough curing machine. To prepare, warm up a glass of milk either on the hob or in the microwave. Mix in a tablespoon of honey and drink slowly when the urge to cough is upon you. The cough will stop, and if you drink it before bed, the warm milk will help you sleep.


Many people do not realise this but drinking a little extra water everyday might solve the coughing problems you might be facing. When airways get too dried out, the body's natural reflex is to cough because it thinks something is obstructing your breathing. Drink 284 to 567gr. every hour to help solve this problem and your cough will soon be gone.

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About the Author

Joshua Bailey

Joshua Bailey resides in Pennsylvania and has been a professional writer since 2007. His writing focuses on topics in film, entertainment, music and religion. Bailey has been published on eHow and has written numerous articles for three universities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in business and creative writing from Moravian College.

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