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Coughing and back spasm

Dee
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Coughing and back spasm

Hi Esther, I've had severe coughing from a bad cold and my back went into spasm. I couldn't move! Do you have any tips on how to cough without sending the back muscles into spasm? Thanks

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I'm sorry to hear a head cold is bringing you this much pain! 

Coughing can be hard on the body, and it's relatively invonluntary. Instead, I would focus on keeping the cough at bay as best you can.

This means consulting a doctor about the right combination of cough supressants and expectorants, drinking LOTS of liquid to keep your throat as lubricated as possible to reduce irritation from dryness, keeping the air as humid as possible, including taking hot showers or steam baths, and coughing in a bent over position to help flegm travel easier. 

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