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Lingering Cough Remedies

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi

Having trouble kicking a nasty cough?

A couple weeks ago I had, as I call it, my "bi-annual upper respiratory infection".  After a few days of being horrendously sick I caved and got a z-pack against my better judgment.

But the worst part isn't even being so sick for days, it's the lingering cough that lasts for weeks. This is called "post viral cough"

A lingering, non-productive cough can persist for 2-8 weeks after the infection resolves. They can be painful, irritation, or simply annoying. These types of coughs can lead to stress in the airways and associated structures and expose the area to prolonged inflammatory and degenerative processes. It can induce up regulation of the neurologically driven cough reflex, resulting in airway hyper-responsiveness and constriction, thereby inducing cough.

Although there is no treatment specifically, the severity and duration of the post viral cough has been significantly reduced with the use of natural therapeutics.

Nebulized glutathione can significantly reduce duration of respiratory stress. Glutathione can be found in the epithelial lining fluid of the respiratory tract and is considered part of our host defense against infection and oxidative damage in the area. We offer I.V. glutathione drips packed with B-vitamins, Vitamin C and immune boosters.

Berberine may also aid in addressing any lingering viral infection contributing to the post viral cough. Berberine can also have the added bonus of weight control!

We use Ozone therapies to treat infections. It is safe and effective at eliminating viruses, bacterium and infections. All treatments are MD ordered/supervised and RN/NP administered in NYS.

Our treatments work quickly and effectively. We use the best equipment and safest preparations to deliver the highest and safest amount of ozone to our patients. Our treatments deliver between 350 ml to 2000 ml of ozone.

We are the first and only ozone clinic in Rockland County serving the Tri-State region. We individualize your treatment based on your condition, constitution and availability. Everything is centered around you.

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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