Can throat sprays help a cough?

Can throat sprays help a cough?

Can throat sprays help a cough?

A cough can be extremely irritating and even be embarrassing in certain situations, such as during a work meeting. You may feel like your cough is annoying those around you as well, but it doesn’t have to. While throat sprays are generally thought to help numb the pain of a sore throat, they can also help to get rid of the tickle causing you to cough. Read on to find out more.

Can you use throat spray for a cough?

You can use throat sprays, such as Ultra Chloraseptic throat spray, for a cough, though this isn’t what they were originally created to treat. The solution contains anaesthetic that can help to alleviate the pain caused by a cough or sore throat. Common local anaesthetics used in these kinds of products include phenol, glycerin and benzocaine. Some coughs are caused by irritation in the throat or chest[1] and a throat spray could help to numb this irritation, temporarily relieving you from a cough. This can be good in circumstances where you wish to get rid of the pain and tickle, such as a presentation at work or school. Soothing ingredients such as honey also work to settle an irritated throat and cough.

When using these kinds of products, you should always read the label before use and follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Throat sprays are particularly beneficial for when you have a cold or the flu, and you can use them for up to three consecutive days. However, for coughs that are more permanent, like those caused by smoking, it’s not advised that you use a throat spray as a long-term solution. Ultra Chloraseptic throat sprays are available from a range of stockists.

How to use throat spray for a cough

The steps below outline how you can use throat spray to help your cough.

The first time you use the spray, you will need to take the cap off the top of the nozzle and twist the nozzle 180 degrees. This should cause the head to pop up, allowing you to press down on it to release the solution. Press the pump a few times for the solution to work its way up the tube on the inside of the bottle. You will also need to do this if you haven’t used the product in some time. When you’re ready, grip the bottle tightly with your index finger on the pump. Point the nozzle directly into your mouth and towards the back of your throat. Hold your breath and press down on the pump using your index finger. You can spray it up to three times in one go.

This process can be repeated up to eight times in a 24 hour period, but you should not exceed this dose. You can use other products alongside throat sprays, such as cough syrups and capsules, but do check the ingredients and make sure that the products can be used together. If in doubt, check with your pharmacist before mixing medication.

Don’t forget that you can use natural remedies in between throat spray doses, too. Hot lemon and honey is a wonderful drink that could help to soothe your cough, and you can have as many of these in a day as you please. It’s also a good idea to rest if you can and keep hydrated by drinking lots of water.