How to soothe a dry cough?
February 20, 2014 8:17 PM Subscribe
What's the best, travel-friendly way to soothe a dry, post-flu cough?
posted by lunasol to Health & Fitness (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm recovering from a week-long bout with H1N1 (swine flu). I feel totally fine, except for a lingering and very annoying dry cough. It seems to be caused more by remaining irritation
than by anything else.
Tomorrow I have a red-eye international flight, and then I'll be at a conference where I'll be sharing a room (my physician has cleared me for travel). I don't want to spend a whole 10-hour flight coughing, or annoy my seatmates or roommate with hours of coughing.
What can I buy at the drugstore tomorrow to help soothe the irritation in my throat? A certain kind of cough drop? A tincture I can add to hot water? I have cough suppressant, but I'd also like to find something I can use during the day at my conference.
I will have access to an enormous drugstore tomorrow before my flight, but not a supermarket or organic health food store type place.