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Home Remedies For Khasi: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

Khasi or dry cough is one of the most common health problems, that everybody- starting from infants to adults experiences. Coughing can also be due to a viral infection, common cold, or even by smoking and other health related problems. Some of the symptoms may include itchy throat, chest pain, and congestion. You can use some of the home remedies to take care of dry cough rather than depending on the cough syrups.

  1. Ginger
    Ginger is an excellent remedy to stop the recurrence of dry cough. It also has antibacterial immune-boosting properties that help fight the infection and also promote quick recovery. To use it, extract a tablespoon of ginger juice and mix it to raw honey. Take this twice a day for a few days. Alternatively you can also boil fenugreek seeds and add a few drops of freshly extracted ginger juice. Mix well and drink it. You can feel the relief within a few days of drinking it.
  2. Turmeric
    Turmeric too has antibacterial and antiviral properties that can help in treating Khasi. It even has a therapeutic effect on coughs and is better if taken at night before sleep. To make this, mix together a tablespoon of raw honey and half teaspoon of fresh turmeric powder. Intake it twice a day. Alternatively you can mix it to a glass of warm milk and drink it twice a day to ease the symptoms.
  3. Garlic
    Garlic is a natural antibiotic to fight dry cough. It has enough antibacterial and antiviral properties to make it an effective fighting agent against whooping cough. To use it, take a teaspoon of fresh garlic juice twice a day for about a week. You can even inhale the vapors. Boil some garlic in water and cover your head with a blanket or towel and inhale the effects for immediate relief.

Are there any side effects?

Home remedies for khasi usually cause no side effects. But you need to ensure that you are not allergic to any of the herbs mentioned here. The ginger, garlic or turmeric powder you use must be fresh, free from contamination and safe. Also follow the remedy guidelines very closely to get the best results. If your cough becomes worse, you face breathing difficulties or some other allergic reaction occurs, get medical help without delay.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Exposure to cold water and weather can be very harmful after you take these home remedies. Try and have lukewarm water whenever possible to get well fast. Use a towel or hanky to cover and wipe your mouth when you are coughing or sneezing, so that the germs don't affect others. Stay away from ice creams and cold drinks to avoid complications. Drink a lot of water too, so that your throat stays hydrated.

How long does it take to recover?

Though these remedies can alleviate the symptoms of dry cough right from the beginning, speedy recovery cannot be promised always, since coughing can come back any time. So, you can try to follow these remedies even after you get well and stay away from cold food. Also wear adequate warm clothes during chilly seasons to prevent recurrence. Consulting a doctor to find the root cause of the cough is a wise idea too.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

Treatments for dry cough can never be permanent. They especially occur more frequently in those with low immunity. Hence, follow a healthy lifestyle and eat fresh food to avoid future coughing attacks. Make sure that you drink only warm water and avoid cold items. Cover your mouth and nose when you are near an affected person, and if he or she is coughing or sneezing.

Is there any training or experts required?

Administering these remedies don't require any training and anyone can do them. Take precautions before following the steps of any treatment and know the quantities that you are supposed to use. Check if you are having allergic reactions to anything, and consult a doctor if in doubt.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 10 - 170 Training Requirement: No

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