Is taking a sauna a good idea if you have a cough?

A visit to the sauna is for many just the right thing to switch off and regenerate. However, many wonder if it is advisable to do this when you have an acute cough. In this article we want to explore the question of whether it is advisable to go to the sauna when you have a cough, and if not, what are the alternatives.
Is a visit to the sauna inappropriate when you have a cough?
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Is a visit to the sauna inappropriate when you have a cough?

First of all, it should be noted that a visit to the sauna is not suitable for everyone and it is recommended to always consult a doctor before going to the sauna. Caution should always be exercised, especially if you have existing heart problems or high blood pressure.

It is also advisable not to go to the sauna if you have a fever, infection or cough. The high temperatures and humidity in the sauna can further irritate the respiratory tract and aggravate the cough. The body can also tire more quickly due to the high temperatures, as it has to expend more energy to adapt.

Alternatives to the sauna visit

There are other ways to relieve a cough and feel better. Here are some alternatives:

  • Inhalations: One way to moisten the airways and loosen mucus is inhalations with steam. To do this, you can take a bowl of hot water and add a few drops of essential oil to enhance the effect. Cover your head with a towel and inhale the steam for a few minutes.
  • Hot drinks: Hot drinks, such as tea or soups, can moisten the airways and relieve a cough. Spicy foods, like curry, can also stimulate mucus production and relieve a cough.
  • Medications: There are several cough medications you can take to help relieve your cough. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist which medication is best for you.
  • Relaxation methods: stress and tension can make a cough worse. Try relaxation techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation or yoga to calm down and relieve your cough.
  • Optimal humidity: Dry air can irritate your respiratory tract even more. Make sure the air in your home is sufficiently humid by using a Humidifier (at Amazon) use.

Remember that everyone reacts differently to coughs and you may need trial and error to find what works best for you. It is possible that you will achieve the best results with several methods. To determine the best course of action depending on the needs of the individual, it is recommended to consult a doctor.

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