Natural And Effective Cough Relief Without Side Effects Everyone occasionally gets a cough. And, while coughing can be annoying, it does serve a positive purpose. Coughing is a reflex started by the nerves in the respiratory passages, which culminates in a high-speed air blast that clears away dust, dirt, or excess secretions. Coughing is a vital part of the body's defense system. Commonly, the "tickle in the throat" that leads to a cough is caused by postnasal drip from colds, influenza, or allergies. However, there can be other causes that are more serious. Pertussis (or whooping cough) is an infection characterized by a severe cough in which there is difficulty in breathing during coughing episodes and bronchitis is a painful inflammation of the bronchial tubes. Pneumonia, a very serious inflammation or infection of the lungs, can be viral, bacterial, or fungal. It is imperative to note that if a cough persists for more than a week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, rash, or persistent headache, it could be a sign of a serious condition, and you should consult a healthcare professional. Most coughing, however, is not serious; it's not, in itself, a disease. It's just a symptom, which is the body's method of communicating that something is wrong. The key to dealing safely with symptoms is to understand and correct the underlying cause(s). With coughing, conventional allopathic medicines simply stifle and restrain, rather than allow the body to address the cause. Drugstore and grocery store shelves are lined with cough suppressants, and this temporary solution can be quite counterproductive. Think of this analogy: if the oil light in your car comes on while you're driving, do you merely tape over the warning light and proceed as though nothing is wrong? Or, do you seek to address the underlying cause(s)? This oil light is a sign (symptom) of an underlying problem. Many medicines merely place tape over our warning lights (symptoms) and do little for what is causing the warning. This approach obviously ends up with more serious problems later! Instead of suppressing a cough, homeopathy activates the body's natural healing potential and causes it to respond naturally to the underlying causes of the cough. All natural, homeopathic formulas work safely without any side effects or known drug interactions. While your body is affecting its defense against a common cough, the following may help to comfort and lessen the effects: -Dry air often makes coughs worse; use a cool-mist vaporizer in the bedroom, especially during winter when the air tends to be drier. -Warm liquids, such as herbal teas, relax the airways and loosen coughs. -Salt-water nose drops help loosen the thick nasal mucus in the throat. -Tobacco smoke--first-hand or passive--will make the cough worse. All KingBio Natural Medicines work in a pure water base, so they are naturally taste-free. They contain no sugar, yeast, or alcohol so commonly found in homeopathic formulas. Since homeopathy has such an impeccable record of safety with no negative drug interactions or side-effects, you can give KingBio Natural Medicines to all members of your family from newborn to the elderly taking multiple medications.