Coughing in a public place like a funeral or a church service can be embarrassing. The first thing you want to do is to make it stop. However, there may be a tickle in your throat and the coughing persists. There are certain ways to get the coughing to stop. First, you may want to drink some water. Water will soothe a dry throat and probably get the coughing to stop or lessen. It is best to drink water instead of other beverages.
Another suggestion would be to sit as straight up as possible. Drainage may have accumulated in your throat causing the coughing. Another suggestion would be to suck on a small piece of candy or cough drop. You should do this especially if you don’t have access to water.