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How To Fix A Dry, Barking Cough



Author: Kirstie Y.
Skill: Nurse
Date: 06-23-2011
Views: 5,369
Word Count: 239
Questions Received: 0
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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