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To stop coughing, drink plenty of water, use lozenges, drink warm tea with honey, or take over-the-counter medications, such as decongestants and cough suppressants, suggests WebMD. Also try using a humidifier and taking... More »

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According to WebMD, a persistent cough can be alleviated by drinking plenty of fluids. Liquids provide the necessary moisture to break up the wet, cough-causing mucus of a post nasal drip while also keeping mucus membran... More »

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Slowly replacing breast feedings with bottle feedings can be an effective way to stop nursing a baby. This should be done slowly, replacing one or two breast feedings with a bottle feeding each week until the baby is tak... More »

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To treat a persistent cough, a doctor may recommend antihistamines, decongestants, antibiotics or cough suppressants, according to Mayo Clinic. Inhaled asthma drugs or acid blockers may also be useful. The appropriate tr... More »

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Quick remedies for a cough include increasing fluid intake to thin out mucus in postnasal drip, taking lozenges because they help suppress the cough reflex somewhat, and drinking tea with honey to soothe the throat, stat... More »

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To get rid of a dry, nonproductive cough, take suppressants, drink plenty of water, use a humidifier and elevate your head with pillows while sleeping, suggests WebMD. Drinking hot water, tea or lemon juice mixed with ho... More »

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For an adult who has a dry and itchy cough, taking over-the-counter expectorants or suppressants, staying hydrated, consuming cough drops and using a humidifier can help relieve symptoms, according to WebMD. Avoiding exp... More »

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