Lingering Cough After Covid

So you battled Covid, put your life on hold, took your vitamins and now life goes back to normal, right? For some people, that might be the case but for most, symptoms, especially coughing, linger on. Let’s find out why and what you can do about it.

Coughing is the body’s natural response to an irritant. Sometimes that irritant is just a pollutant that is expelled with one cough. Other times, like in the case of Covid, that irritant is a virus causing inflammation in the respiratory pathways. Our immune system uses inflammation to fight the virus which can lead to that stuffy nose feeling, congestion and coughing. 

Women coughing covid germs

So why does this coughing continue once the virus has cleared your body? If that inflammation doesn’t go away on its own, it can persist for weeks or even months. Inflammation in the sinuses causes drainage down the back of the throat which leads to coughing. If your lung tissues are inflamed then your body will cough to try to expel the fluid (wet cough) or in response to swelling (dry cough.)   Finally, your vagus nerve may be the cause of your coughing. This neural pathway is attacked during a Covid infection and inflammation can cause a lingering cough.

So how do you stop this cough? The answer is in reducing inflammation. By breathing in therapeutic salt, your respiratory tract is cleansed and those toxins are pulled out by the salt. This reduces inflammation in those pathways. An infrared sauna will also reduce inflammation by eliminating heavy metals and toxins through the deep penetrating heat. The heat increases blood flow to injured areas allowing them to heal.

So as you can see, there are several options for getting rid of the lingering cough. Are you ready to give it a try? Book your session now

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