There is not a single best remedy for coughs, though most people can manage coughs at home with nonprescription medications and lifestyle remedies, notes WebMD. Staying hydrated, using steam to open up the chest, removin... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Patients with persistent dry cough should seek a doctor for evaluation, according to MedicineNet. Persistent or chronic dry cough is often a sign of a viral infection, a sinus problem or stress. Multiple underlying malad... More »

Viral illnesses, asthma, allergies, bronchospasm and exposure to respiratory irritants are among the main causes of dry cough, according to WebMD. Dry cough is defined as a cough that does not bring up any mucus. Someone... More »

A home humidifier is helpful for dry cough, as long as it isn't used excessively and is cleaned properly, notes WebMD. In an environment with dry air, nasal secretions become dry as well. Loosening these secretions with ... More »

For those suffering from bronchitis, a humidifier keeps the air moist and warm to help break up mucus in the lungs and provide relief for a cough, according to Mayo Clinic. Inhaling steam over a sink of hot water or usin... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Effective home cough remedies include hydration, hot drinks, use of a humidifier, hot showers and removal of irritants, notes WebMD. Over- the-counter medications, such as decongestants and cough suppressants, are also h... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu

Some remedies for chronic bronchitis include antibiotics, cough medicine and medications, such as an inhaler for asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as stated by Mayo Clinic. Patients with chronic bronchitis... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Cold & Flu