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My friend is type 2 diabetic and has a continuous ticklish cough
any homemade remedies, have seen some but all need sugar/honey added
Thanks for any ideas
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Is (s)he taking an ACE inhibitor? If so ask the doctor about changing to an ARB.
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Pharmacist recommended Robitussin to me as being sugar free.
Horrid...but it worked!
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Try gargling with ice cold water.I numbs the back of the throat and does give some relief.
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Hot topic - Coughing? Take some chocolate
30 November 2004 - written by Bupa's Health information team
An ingredient found in chocolate may be a more effective remedy than current medicines for persistent coughs, according to a new study in the November 2004 edition of The FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal.1
What did the study show?
The study showed that an ingredient of chocolate called theobromine was more effective at stopping persistent coughs than the leading cough medicine codeine.
hope this helps
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hi tickly coughs salt and vineagar crisps does the trick didnt beleive it when my son in law said but have tried it since certainly worked for me at 2 in morning
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Iced water excellent - but this is a homemade gargle to ward off throat infections if that helps.
Pick thyme, lemon balm and mint - a big hanful. Put into a jug. Add boiling water and allow to steep until it is cold. Filter off the liquid and use to gargle. Slowly sip a small glass of it.
Do this 2 or 3 times a day - I have found it really works. The most important herb in this is thyme - in case you can't find the other two.
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Hi is your friend taking statins, some people develop a try cough with that kind of medication. Also is your friend overweight? If so he could be suffering from acid reflux which can cause an irritating cough too, just mentioning this because one of the members in our group used to suffer from this, he lost weight and is fine now, but it took ages and chest xrays and throat swabs and all things like this to evenually find the cause.
Look for Potters herbal cough mixture and pastilles (Potters are famous for their herbal remedies, they do sugar free verions)
Check this link too http://www.haelan.co.uk/Remedies-ColdSeason.shtml
and Romola is absolutely right, Thyme is a traditional cough remedy, just make it like tea, sweeten if it you want to and drink that 4 times a day, maybe back it up with some herbal pastilles for in between to keep your throat lubricated.
You can get herbs from http://www.spiceworld.uk.com/
All the best
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Thanks for all suggestions/advice as I'm suffering from a really horrid tickly cough and sore throat right now so shall be having a go!
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