Frequently Asked Questions

What is chronic Cough?

Chronic cough is a cough that is irritating, uncontrollable and continues for a long time. It lasts over eight weeks in grown-up persons and four weeks in youngsters. It is not an illness but an indication of a primary medical condition that is often treatable.

What are the symptoms of chronic Cough?
  • Painful throat
  • Frequent throat clearing
  • Runny nose
  • Harsh voice
  • Difficult breathing
  • Whistling sound while breathing
  • Excess mucus secretion from the back of the nasal cavity
  • Thick stuff hangs from the back of the throat
  • Terrible taste in the mouth
What are the causes of chronic Cough?
  • Upper respiratory tract infections such as pneumonia, flu .
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease, stomach acid comes back to the throat, causing throat irritation .
  • Asthma is a disease in which airways swell and narrow, causing difficult breathing and cough.
  • Bronchitis is swelling and pain of the tubes that carry air to and from the lungs
  • Upper airway cancer
  • Dust and animal dander
  • Inhaling foreign substances
What are the complication of chronic Cough
  • Sleepless night due to excessive cough
  • Headaches
  • Lightheadedness
  • Excessive tiredness
  • slight bleeding in the eyes(subconjunctival hemorrhage)
  • Difficulty in performing work in the home or office
  • In severe cases, coughing can lead to
  • Loss of consciousness
What are the prevention of chronic Cough?
  • Treating asthma or other respiratory infections immediately to avoid turning into a chronic cough
  • Taking fibrous fruits like apples, bananas, pear
  • Taking flavonoid-containing fruits like oranges, grapes, lemon
  • Staying away from pneumonia and bronchitis patients
  • Ensuring that one’s child has taken all the necessary vaccines
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