Archive | January, 2015

Natural remedies for cough

Generally, a cough is considered as a normal bodily response. Coughing keeps the throat clear from phlegm and other irritants. Nevertheless, prolonged coughing can indicate a variety of health issues. A short-term stretch of coughing that persists for 2-3 weeks which starts quickly and steadily tapering off can indicate flu, common cold or sinus infection. […]

Simple remedies for poison sumac

Poison sumac is known to trigger a rash if an individual who is highly sensitive to it is exposed, especially while outdoors during camping or hiking. The plant releases urushiol oil which is a substance present in the leaves, stems and fruit once they are damaged. Some individuals do not react once exposed to urushiol […]

What are the foods to eat if I have chest congestion?

It is a known fact that chest congestion can cause coughing, difficulty in breathing, wheezing and shortness of breath.  The congestion in the chest can be caused by certain illnesses or allergies and can be acute or chronic. The dense mucus secretions that cause the chest congestion can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications […]

What are the indications that asthma is becoming worse?

It is important to note that asthma is considered as a chronic condition that involves the inflammation in the airways of the lungs. The condition manifests with frequent attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath and cough. Smoke, allergies, exercise, common cold and upper airway infections are some of the usual triggers of asthma attacks. There […]