It may start as a tickle in the back of your throat, or a full throttled bark as you try to clear a growing amount of secretions in your upper respiratory tract. But, however it begins, most would like the coughing to stop. Usually a cough will accompany a cold, beginning as a runny nose, scratchy throat and sneezing. Although you're likely to recover from most symptoms within 10 days, your cough may continue for several weeks. However, over-the-counter (OTC) cough suppressants have been found to be ineffective and may even be dangerous. Despite such evidence, cough medicines are still commonly given to children. Calming your cough may be as close as your kitchen cabinet. Consider trying the following natural remedies to soothe your cough:

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