Method 1 of 2: Treating a Dry Cough Use a chest rub. These are creams that are applied externally to the chest and throat and, when inhaled, ease coughing and soothe an irritated throat. Purchase a chest rub that uses primarily camphor or menthol to making sleeping and resting with a dry cough easier.
Get Rid of a Dry Cough Step 1 Version 2----There are very few things more annoying than a persistent dry cough. It ruins outings to the movies, interrupts class sessions, and embarrasses you in front of the in-laws and other people. Try these home remedies to get rid of that annoying cough. Keep in mind that if your cough persists for three or more weeks, you should consult with your doctor.