Cough

Cough is a well-known symptom with many causes. The most common cause of a cough is a respiratory infection such as common cold, flu, croup, etc. Another common culprit is allergies, hay fever, asthma, etc. There are various other less common causes of acute cough and some can be ...

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Coughing is your bodyís way of removing foreign material or mucus from your lungs and upper airway passages, or of reacting to an irritated airway. ...Source: New Zealand Health1 ...

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Causes

Common Respiratory Infection Causes of Acute Cough: The most common cause of an everyday cough is an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI), usually viral, of which there are many types:

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Causes of Cough

Productive coughs A productive cough produces phlegm or mucus (sputum). The mucus may come from the back of your throat, nose or sinuses or up from your lungs. There are many different causes of a productive cough.

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Diagnosis of Cough

What happens at your appointment: To find out what's causing your cough your GP might:

  • take a sample of any mucus you might be coughing up
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Causes List for Cough

Possible causes of Cough (or similar symptoms) may include:2

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Similar Symptoms

Is it a cough alone? Is it wheezing? Regurgitation? What type of cough? Consider some other possible symptoms similar to cough:

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Types

What type of cough is it? The main clinical distinction in cough types is:

The various types of cough include:

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Clinical Features of Cough

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Cough? When you cough, mucus (a slimy substance) may come up. Coughing helps clear the mucus in your airways from a cold, bronchitis, or other condition. Rarely, people cough up blood. If this ...3

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Treatments for Cough

Treatment: Your doctor may prescribe a cough suppressant, decongestants, antihistamines, antibiotics or steroids, depending on the cause of your cough. Self-care

  • Breathe warm, moist air (humidified), such as in the bathroom while the shower is running.
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Misdiagnosis

Not Always the Common Cold: A cough is often just a common cold. But sometimes itís something worse. Ensure not to overlook some of the more serious alternative diseases:

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References

  1. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ cough
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: NHLBI (NIH): nhlbi.nih.gov/ health/ health-topics/ topics/ cough/ signs

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