Vinegar gargle subsided my cough

I had the cough. That constant cough. One doctor told me it could be from reflux. I simply did not believe him.
Accidentally, while experimenting, I tried vinegar as a liver cleanse treatment as part of a natural medicine program I had read. Do not ask me what made me to go ahead and gargle with it before I swallowed it, but I started doing it. I did not take first thought of my cough being gone, as it comes and goes. Then one day a light bulb went off in my head. Cough is gone? Why?
As the weeks went on and the cough appeared to sometimes come back. I tried the vinegar gargle. I went ahead and started gargling faithfully two three times a day for a while. NO COUGH! I now am cough free, and maybe do the gargle once a day. So for now I have relief. I should of shared along time agao, but never gave it a thought, that others had that nagging cough.

Good luck all!

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I wonder if it has anything to do with vinegar's ability to help break down food. I know that it (apple cider vinegar) is a natural remedy for reflux.

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You are correct. The real news is that my nagging cough has gone away. Gargling with vinegar sure beats that cough. I had a hard time gargling at times, and other times it seemed less bothersome. I'll take the cure. Now I drink about a tablespoon or two a day.
Little by little I feel I defeat one problem, only to be lead to the next problem to defeat.

I thought that cough was going to be the death of me at times.

Good luck to whoever reads this cyberspaced message.

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Thanks for the suggestion. I have a nagging cough also. I will try and let you know if it works.

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The best of good health luck to you. I really mean it! I sure hope it works.

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That's great. Something to add to my memory banks. Thanks for this information. Glad you found something that helped.

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Hi TechKim,

What kind of vinegar are you using and how often are you taking it when swallowing?

I read you gargle 2 - 3 times a day in which I will do faithfully.

I've always struggled with this annoying and tiresome cough since I was diagnosed in 1998. I have diffused systemic scleroderma which involves: skin, lungs, gastrointestinal and had congestive heart failure Feb. 2008. To rid my cough at night so I'm able to sleep, I take an over the counter cough medicine, cough drops and a script cough syrup prescribed by my rheumatologist.

Thank you very much for sharing this. I deeply appreciate it. Take care

Annie

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I used Bragg apple cider non filtered for gargling 2two or three times a day. Now I just gargle maybe once or twice a week.
Totally accidental discovery, but it sure seemed to suppress the cough. I could care less how it smells, as I was so relieved.
I think just regular supermarket apple cider vinegar will do the same as the non filtered vinegar. It is alot cheaper

Good luck and if you remember. Let us all know if it helped and or even cured it.

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I firmly believe if we eat thoughtfully and listen to our bodies we will crave what we need. Oddly enough I love vinegar and olive oil dressing. I have been eating it like crazy this summer on cucumber, tomato, and purple onion salad. I go lite of course on the tomatoes and onions. But I have always loved the way olive oil esophagus my esophagus and stomach. And oddly you would think this combination would doom my acid reflux but so far, in moderation, it seems to be very soothing to my system. I was already thinking about posting this and seeing what food combinations other people have eaten with success.

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Olive leaf is said to have benefits. Oleuropein is in the leaves/oil. It is said that it can remove parasites from within the blood.
I once wondered if scleroderma was caused from a parasite or even a virus. Of course I wonder about alot of things.

I am glad you posted. You make me think back of some of the things I have experimented with. I am finally realizing that there are many more like myself out there trying to find their own relief through other means.

Creepy collagen disease.

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Hi TechKim,

This is so exciting. Coughing all the time is not only awful for me, but I think it makes other people uncomfortable, thinking I am sick and spreading germs.

Do you dilute the vinegar with water or just use it as is. I can't wait to try it. Thank you so much for sharing this, if it works for me, it will really change the quality of my life.

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Bragg vinegar sounds interesting.
I think I'll try it,too.
Good luck my "Inspiring" friends.
Char

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I just gargle with a straight 1/2 tablespoon. I split one tablespoon into two gargles, consecutively. Then I swallow the rinse.

If I still have whatever it is that causes that tickle throat cough. I sure do not notice it now.


Scleroderma robs life. To fight back and receive some quality of life in return is a miracle within it's self.

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omg!! thank you for these comments - that reflux is horrible: burning, coughing, puking etc.. and then it depresses the heck out of me and i cry and .. ugh!
apple cider vinegar then - gargle AND swallow it? dilute with water a little bit? i will try it! thanks so much!!

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Hi TechKim,


I will let you know how the apple cidar vinegar works.

Hi CHEROKEEGIRL,

Yes, I know exactly how you feel. I receive disgusting looks thinking that I'm spreading germs and that I should've stayed home. :( If only they knew!


Annie

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Hi TechKim,

I just wanted to say thanks for the information about gargling with apple cider vinegar. I have had a nagging cough on and off for 12 years now. Sometimes it's not so bad, but sometimes it can be a real nightmare and can interfere so much with daily life, especially around others. I tried the apple cider vinegar last night for the first time and my husband said I didn't cough last night, I cough most nights he says. I also noticed that I didn't cough in the morning and that's usually what wakes me up. When I start coughing I usually get up out of bed as I do not want to wake up my husband but today I didn't have to do that. I gargled again this morning and haven't really noticed much of a cough today. I know I have only tried this a few times, but I will continue to see if I make improvements with the horrible cough I've had for years. Thanks again for sharing, because if this continues to work, it will make a huge improvement in my life!

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Hi, just bought the vinegar and tried it for the first time. I can hardly wait to try it again.

Thank you, thank you for providing some hope that I will be able to finish a sentence without having to stop and caugh. Will post how this works out.

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Gargle with just a little at a time. Do it a few times in consecutive order. If symptoms start to reside then do it as the symptoms return. I do so much remember the cough.

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Kabooooooooom! Fantastic! I am so happy for you! I mean I am beyond happy for you!

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Hi Right now I use Apple Cider Vinegar on my sclero skin at night. I have been doing this for 2 months now. I use it on my face, neck, chest, arms, and back. I have noticed very positive changes in my skin. But I also have a coughing problem. It became less of a problem once my cellcept was increased to 2,000 mg a day. I still cough, but not as much. I'm going to try this also. I also know another women with the same problem who was given Viagra to stop the coughing. She is cough free now.

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I also used vinegar on my skin come to think of it. Not for scleroderma, but for some fire ant bites.
I also put it on my ankles that got dry during the winter from my socks. I think you just brought the board a valuable remedy, even if it was by accident.

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