User Tag List

First 123 Last

Results 11 to 20 of 23

  1. #11
    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    3,683

    Default

    Oh! Something else you can do, if you like tea- drinking either peppermint tea, or any kind of mint tea, always helps open my breathing passages when I'm sick. (I hate the coughing, I almost always pull a muscle in my chest when I get a cough.) And it helped my son too, with his breathing problems- I added copious amounts of honey so that it would taste good enough for him to drink it.

    Breathe Easy works especially well:

    Reality is a collective hunch. -Lily Tomlin

    5w4 sx/sp Johari / Nohari

  2. #12
    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    3,683

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    no. I just went to the clinic a week ago. I've just tried claritin and zyrtec in the past for seasonal allergies. Haven't tried any thing for this cough except they did put me on steroids for a week. But my throat still swelled the other night and i didn't eat anything strange. I don't know I can't explain because i have no fucking clue what's going on or why I've had a cough for so long. and it's not a normal smokers cough it's i throw up because i cough so hard. like people are like oh you wouldn't cough if you didn't smoke. maybe not as bad. I was forced to get the cough checked out. I was fine not going now i'm all worried and it's probably nothing. fuck this shit.
    Well I could be wrong, but I don't think antihistamines would do a whole lot for a cough, even if it's allergies. Have you actually seen the pulmonologist yet, or are you still waiting for that appointment?
    Reality is a collective hunch. -Lily Tomlin

    5w4 sx/sp Johari / Nohari

  3. #13
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Z Buck McFate View Post
    Well I could be wrong, but I don't think antihistamines would do a whole lot for a cough, even if it's allergies. Have you actually seen the pulmonologist yet, or are you still waiting for that appointment?
    I've seen him. he wanted my chest x-rays (which i dropped off yesterday) and wants to do a cat scan of my chest. I just don't think they're gonna find anything. This is why I don't go to doctors. I feel like it's a waste of everyone's time, and it makes me worry. I mean people are like OMG a SNIFFLE I NEED ANTIBIOTICS> and I'm like you pussy, you're an otherwise healthy adult just drink some tea and get bed rest and you'll be fine in a day or two.

  4. #14
    RDF
    Guest

    Default

    Coughs come from lots of things. Coughs at night can be due to post-nasal drip irritating and drying out the back of your throat and esophagus. That particular problem tends to be worst in spring & fall (pollen in spring, moldy fallen leaves in autumn; mowed grass can also be a problem in summer). I use Allegra* at those times to help dry out the sinuses and stop the post-nasal drip. Then you also can get coughs in winter from lack of humidity in heated air in houses in the north or from dry, dusty air in summer in the south.

    When cough drops and medicines aren’t working, here’s a quick low-tech, all-natural fix: Steam your throat and lungs.

    Make a megaphone out of a cardboard folder with a mouth-sized hole at the top. Then boil water in a tea kettle with the burner on high; once the water is boiling, take off the top of the tea kettle and turn the burner down to medium-high; put the megaphone over the top of the kettle, and breath the hot, steamy air. It may cause you to cough up some phlegm at first, but keep breathing the steam for about 5-10 minutes at a sitting. Don't fry your mouth and lungs with the steam, but try to make the steam as hot and thick as you can stand it. It's great for moistening and soothing the back of your throat, esophagus, and your lungs.

    Try this at bedtime and then again whenever the cough wakes you at night. If it helps out, then do it once in the morning each day during spring and fall just to keep the back of your throat and your lungs moist and healthy.

    I steam my lungs whenever I have one of those real bad deep-seated chest colds during flu season, and it’s the only thing that allows me to get a few hours of peaceful rest. And then I also steam my lungs occasionally in spring and fall to ward off allergy-related coughs. (I’m an ex-smoker.)


    * Personally I prefer Allegra (generic: fexofenadine hydrochloride) over Zyrtec or Claritin because Allegra works great without making me feel stoned or jittery.

  5. #15
    can't handcuff the wind Z Buck McFate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Posts
    3,683

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I've seen him. he wanted my chest x-rays (which i dropped off yesterday) and wants to do a cat scan of my chest. I just don't think they're gonna find anything. This is why I don't go to doctors. I feel like it's a waste of everyone's time, and it makes me worry. I mean people are like OMG a SNIFFLE I NEED ANTIBIOTICS> and I'm like you pussy, you're an otherwise healthy adult just drink some tea and get bed rest and you'll be fine in a day or two.
    I don't like going to doctors either. I don't mean to sound all parent-y, but I'd still keep going to see if they can figure out what's wrong.

    FLD's advice is something I do too, when I'm sick. I boil a pot of water- then bring it over to the coffee table and lean over it, covering my head and the pot with a towel. (His way sounds easier.) It helps to loosen up the phlegm so that you can cough it up more easily and get rid of it.
    Reality is a collective hunch. -Lily Tomlin

    5w4 sx/sp Johari / Nohari

  6. #16
    Don't pet me. JAVO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    6,050

    Default

    All of the above sound like good things to try, especially nettle. Learn to identify it in the wild, and you might be able to find it for free!

    Eating 1 tablespoon per day of raw organic honey harvested in your area might help too if your allergies are due to certain pollen types.

    Make sure your furnace/air conditioner filters are cleaned or replaced often.

    Maybe you're allergic to cats, and someone lived there with cats before?

    Mold spores are always present indoors and outdoors, but some people are more sensitive to them. And, they can build up if there's much mold growing inside the house due to higher humidity or condensation in or on the walls or insulation. What is the humidity level inside your house? Definitely keep it below 60% with a dehumidifier, but ideally below 50%. Vent the bathroom while showering or bathing, and vent the kitchen while cooking. Open a window if no vent. Get as much fresh air into the house as often and as constantly as possible and reasonable. One way to do this is to leave a bathroom vent fan on while you're home.

  7. #17
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    I'm not allergic to cats, I grew up around them. here's a picture of a cat that comes and visits, she's a sweety. wish I could let her in, but she belongs to someone else. and the person who owns the house is allergic and would probably kill me. If she wasn't allergic I'd hide her in my closet. I need to name her

  8. #18
    Senior Member Mal12345's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    MBTI
    IxTP
    Enneagram
    5w4 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ti
    Posts
    13,993

    Default

    OMG! That's a black panther kitten! It must have escaped from a local zoo!
    "Everyone has a plan till they get punched in the mouth." Mike Tyson
    “Culture?” says Paul McCartney. “This isn't culture. It's just a good laugh.”

  9. #19
    Nips away your dignity Fluffywolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    9 sp/sx
    Posts
    9,422

    Default

    Is there decent air flow in the house? Does opening some windows help?
    ~Self-depricating Megalomaniacal Superwolf

  10. #20
    Senior Member prplchknz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    MBTI
    yupp
    Posts
    29,781

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffywolf View Post
    Is there decent air flow in the house? Does opening some windows help?
    part of the problem is the filter, it turns black in a week.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-25-2014, 01:43 AM
  2. i think life turned me from an exrovert to an introvert, can this happen?
    By mioaw in forum Myers-Briggs and Jungian Cognitive Functions
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-20-2013, 06:57 PM
  3. Finally, a Birth Certificate. Can we move on now?
    By Totenkindly in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 61
    Last Post: 04-29-2011, 01:11 AM
  4. [MBTItm] Can you move from J to P?
    By Cindyrella in forum The NF Idyllic (ENFP, INFP, ENFJ, INFJ)
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 10-30-2007, 10:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO