How To Fix A Dry, Barking Cough
Author: Kirstie Y.
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Testimonial ID: 6000-OR
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My son had a dry, barking cough. It would start after a cold and would linger for weeks afterwards. The only thing I had found that would give any relief was to run a humidifier in his room overnight.
I had only started with the oils back then and had not found anything that had given much help.
Then one day I read that Dill was good for harsh dry coughs. So, next time he started I rubbed 2 drops on his chest. The coughing stopped in 10 minutes, which was wonderful as normally it would go for up to an hour at a time, 2-4 times per night and was really interfering with his sleep.
Whenever the coughing started I did the same thing. It was some time ago now, so can't quite recall the exact sequence, but I think he only needed it once/night and that series of nightly coughing was much shorter than the weeks on end we had experienced in the past.
The next time he had a cold and the coughing started again, it took one application of Dill over a couple of nights to stop it. I think we had a third episode, which was even easier to get under control. From memory, that was the end of it-no more coughing since, and that was a couple of years ago.
He had coughed on and off for about 2 years before I found the answer.
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