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Cough

Coughing is an automatic reflex action to try to clear your airways of mucus. It is also a reflex action to clear your airways of any choking as well. Everyone coughs occasionally to ‘clear their throats.’ The cough reflex protects the lungs. But it is advised to visit your doctor in case a persistent cough lasts for more than three weeks.

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Cough

If you’re often short of breath and coughing up blood, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Also, see your doctor in cases if you are losing weight or run a high temperature as well. The acute cough usually improves in one week if it is a viral infection which causes a runny nose and cough. Cough treatment depends on the cause of the cough.

Common causes

Common causes of coughs include the following. For instance:

Upper respiratory tract infections. URTIs are due to a viral infection.

Lower respiratory tract infections. LRTIs are less common and can lead to more serious lung infections. Such as bronchitis or pneumonia, for example. These conditions may be caused by infections due to viruses. It may also due to bacteria or fungi as well.

Asthma. The wheezing sound while breathing, breathlessness and cough at night are strong symptoms of asthma. This leads to frequent coughing when exposed to cold air.

Irritants in the air like smoke or chemical fumes irritate the airway passage and therefore results in coughing.

Other major infections such as whooping cough and tuberculosis (TB) may cause a longer-lasting cough. Coughing can also be due to medical issues. Issues like lung cancer and cystic fibrosis in lungs. It may also be due to pneumothorax, which is when air gets trapped outside the lung and is inside the chest. Bronchiectasis, where airways of the lungs are excessively widened and produce extra mucus, is also another medical issue that causes coughing. Lastly, a pulmonary embolus, which are blood clots in the lungs, is also another issue that causes coughing as well.

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Cough treatment

Cough treatment depends on the likely cause of your cough. For acute coughs due to viral infections, simple remedies may be required. For example, a good inhaling steam and honey will soothe your throat. Lemon tea will also soothe your throat and blocked airways as well. In cases of mild fever or aches and pains, it is advised to take Tylenol for relief. You can also take Advil as well. The cough gets cured on its own.

If the underlying cause is due to bacterial infection, then you may be prescribed antibiotics.

Prevention

Stop smoking or inhaling smoke when you suffer from a cough. Also, avoid dusty or smoky places. Furthermore, drink plenty of fluids as well.

 

 

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