STEP 1 Have some tea 喝点茶
Drink herbal tea with honey. This will bring immediate and lasting relief.
STEP 2 Add vapor 增加蒸汽
Use a steam vaporizer or take a hot shower to moisturize your throat and lungs.
Absorb the steam for at least 10 minutes for maximum effect.
STEP 3 Drink lots of water 多喝水
To keep your throat properly lubricated, drink lots of water throughout the day.
STEP 4 Chew ginger 嚼生姜
Chew on a small piece of peeled, fresh ginger throughout the day to suppress your cough.
STEP 5 Milk before bedtime 睡前喝奶
Drink a glass of warm milk with honey before bed, just for good measure.
In 2009, a retired Colorado carpenter coughed up a nail that had been stuck in his nose for over 30 years.