If you have suffered from a dry cough spell, you'd know they are not fun! This hateful condition starts with a ticklish feeling in the membrane of the throat, which one badly wants to reach and scratch, however, that's not practical so what happens instead? The lungs contract, air is sucked out of them, and long stretch of cough starts, followed by gasping for air in between, and wiping down the tears rolling down the face. This usually lasts a good few minutes! After it's over, with the sense of relief and elation, one is left with tight muscles around the neck and shoulder. But the tightness is a piece of cake compared to having to cough pointlessly repeatedly. It's not fun for the person going through this, and annoying for the people around her.
I just had to step away from writing this, because I got one of these! As a result of this being too personal, I have been looking for a home cure for it. I found a list, as it is the norm, on how this information are put together on the web sites, but only two resonated. I tried both, and to my delight, they are both effective.
A spoon full of honey, goes straight there, and it feels like it coats the membrane. After a few minutes the area feels soothed and relaxed.
Gargling with salt water solution for a few minutes, and then rinsing with regular water keeps the area clean, as well as helps with the discomfort.