Information about cough

Cough Introduction

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Coughing is a natural reaction to remove impurities and bacteria in which it can help prevent the airways from getting any infection and enter the lungs that can lead to serious illnesses such as pneumonia (pneumonia). This reaction will produce mucus or phlegm.

Causes of cough

Related diseases such as influenza virus, influenza
Respiratory tract infection (bronchitis, sinusitis) or lungs (pneumonia, tuberculosis)
Lung disease such as chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Exposure to dust, smoke and chemicals in the workplace
Acid from the stomach back up into the esophagus, gastroesophageal reflux disease called (GERD)
Secretion of fluid into the throat (postnatal drip syndrome)
Medicines called ACE inhibitors (Angiotensin Converting Enzyme inhibitor) used to control high blood pressure.


Most coughs are harmless.
Treatment at home allows you to feel more comfortable. Drink more water to avoid a lot of phlegm.
Honey mixed with hot water, tea and lemon juice for a dry cough and often.
Try chewing sugar-free cough syrup to cool the throat. Many cough sweets has no impact to reduce coughing.
Stop smoking
Avoid exposure to smoke, dust and pollution. Wear a mask if necessary
Preparation of cough medicine may help relieve cough. There are two types of cough expectorants which help remove phlegm and relieve cough suppressants and is suitable for a dry cough.

When you need to see a doctor?

Cough that produces blood
Returning from overseas trips
Cough persists for more than two weeks
Wheezing / shortness of breath, chest pain
Prolonged fever
Dots / spots of blood under the skin (petechiae)
Pain or swelling in the joints (bone-temulang)
Out mucus and tears in the genital area


Practice good hygiene habits
Drink plenty of water
Handles pressure well
Avoid being near an infected person coughs and colds
Do not smoke and avoid exposure to cigarette smoke
Get influenza vaccination when necessary
Get proper treatment if you suffer from asthma and chronic lung disease (COPD)

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it true that the form of cough syrup that expensive is better than cough sweets?
It is better to take precautions such as drinking more water.

Is a combination of various types of cough medicine may help reduce the signs of a cold?
It is dangerous to take too much cough medicine because it can make you sleepy / numb.
Should antibiotics be given to all patients suffering from cough and cold?
Most problems are caused by viral infections where it will go away by itself.

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