A pesky cough is enough to ruin your day. Sometimes it lingers after a cold has passed or it may tickle in the throat which is very annoying. So, you may be in a situation wondering about an effective way to get rid of this discomfort.

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However, the American Lung Association states that a cough is not always bad. Because it protects our airways in the lungs. So, occasional coughing is completely normal and helpful. An assistant professor of family medicine at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago Michael Hanak said, “[A] cough has many causes, ranging from a common viral illness to asthma or seasonal allergies to more significant health problems, such as chronic lung conditions, congestive heart failure, or even cancer.”

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Cough can be developed after becoming infected with COVID-19. But a COVID cough is slightly different in nature. It is dry and persistent. It also has some other symptoms along with coughs such as chest pains, fatigue, headaches, and shortness of breath. Dr. Hanak said that some triggers like dust, mold, or other pollutants could be a contributing factor to cough.

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To tackle the cough, you need to take some essential measures like gargling with salt water and sip on ginger tea. Gargling is very effective to cut down the duration of a cough. It is a simple way to ease a cough is with salt water. Similarly, ginger tea is beneficial in treating. Because ginger has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can work against cough. Dr. Hanak explained, “Ginger has been found to be helpful in reducing cough and alleviating sore throat, and ginger lozenges are widely used for this purpose.”