Cough Causes, Treatment and Symptoms

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The act of expelling air from the lungs suddenly and noisily, often to keep the respiratory passages free of irritating material. A rapid expulsion of air from the lungs typically in order to clear the lung airways of fluids, mucus, or material. Also called tussis.

Cough Causes : There is nothing more irritating to have than a reoccurring cough. It can be the cause of much embarrassment and appear when we would least like it to. With the amount of pollutants now present in the air, the possible causes of the cough are wide ranging.

Allergies. Allergies can be caused by everything from the polluted air Americans breathe to pollens in spring and fall to pet dust or dander. A dry cough caused by allergies often comes with sneezing, itchy eyes, watery eyes and a runny nose. Dry coughs can be very tiring and it’s advisable to seek treatment to find relief.

Cough Treatment : The treatment of a cough will depend largely on its severity and underlying cause.

The treatment of an acute cough is directed primarily at decreasing the cough in addition to treating the underlying cause.

Symptomatic relief of cough can be provided by over-the-counter or prescription cough remedies.

Severe coughs or coughs that interfere with sleep may need remedies that include narcotic medications. If these are prescribed, take care to avoid alcohol, driving, and operating any heavy machinery while using the medication.

Cough Remedies : The Cayenne pepper makes your nose run, which really cleans out your sinuses so you’ll be able to breathe freely for quite awhile & the Honey helps your throat feel better, the alcohol relaxes you & the Lemon cuts down on phlegm & gives you that extra Vitamin C we all need when we’re sick…I also forgot to mention that I like to add hot tap water, beforehand to preheat the mug.

Children and adults have died after taking a simple cough remedy – but it’s been the fault of the doctor who has incorrectly prescribed it. Health regulators have discovered that children who were too young had been prescribed the medication, while adults had been told to take a dose that was too powerful.

Cough Symptoms : Evaluate Your Cough Symptoms

There are so many different types of coughs. Each type of cough is distinct and could help indicate what illness you have. Here we look at the major types of cough symptoms and some possible causes.

Is it a dry cough?

* It could be allergies.
* It may be a cold.
* Possibly the flu.
* It could be the beginning of bronchitis.

Is it a wet, productive cough?

* It could be pneumonia.
* Possibly bronchitis.
* It may be the flu.

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