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Description

A cough, also known as tussis, is a voluntary or involuntary act that clears the throat and breathing passage of foreign particles, microbes, irritants, fluids, and mucus; it is a rapid expulsion of air from the lungs.

Causes of acute (short-term) cough

In most cases, the infection is in the upper respiratory tract and affects the throat, this is known as a URTI or URI (upper respiratory tract infection). Examples include:

If it is an LRTI (lower respiratory tract infection), the lungs are infected, and/or the airways lower down from the windpipe. Examples include:

An acute cough can also be caused by hay fever.

Causes of chronic (long-term) cough

Chronic coughs in children are most often caused by asthma, but can also be from conditions like post-nasal drip or GERD.

Less common causes of chronic cough in adults include TB (tuberculosis), fungal infections of the lung, and lung cancer.

  • Treatment for chronic cough is to identify the cause and treat it.
  • Home remedies to ease symptoms of chronic cough include:
    • staying hydrated,
    • gargling with warm saltwater,
    • cough drops,
    • honey, and
    • ginger.

HEALTHGARDE Product For Chronic Cough.

Specifications
Weight
2 g
Dimensions
1 × 1 × 1 cm
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