Cough

Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include

Water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully.

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  1. Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with ...
  2. Cold and Cough Medicines (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... What can you do for your cold or cough symptoms? Besides drinking lots of fluids and getting ... medicines. There are lots of different cold and cough medicines, and they do different things. Nasal decongestants - ...
  3. Whooping Cough Diagnosis What is a whooping cough test? Whooping cough , also known as pertussis, is a bacterial infection that causes severe fits of coughing and trouble breathing . People with whooping ...
  4. Whooping Cough (National Library of Medicine)  
    Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough ...
  5. Children's Robitussin Cough Long-Acting® ... Vicks DayQuil Cough® ... Vicks Formula 44 Custom Care Dry Cough® ... Zicam Cough MAX® ... Dextromethorphan is used to temporarily relieve cough caused by the common cold, the flu, or other conditions. Dextromethorphan will relieve a cough but will not treat the cause of ...
  6. Cough Out® ... Scot-Tussin® Expectorant SF Cough ... the air passages to make it easier to cough up the mucus and clear the airways. ... Guaifenesin comes alone and in combination with antihistamines, cough suppressants, and decongestants. Ask your doctor or pharmacist ...
  7. Cough and Cold Medicines From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
    Cold and Cough Medicines/Teenagers ... Cold and Cough Medicines ... National Institute on Drug Abuse ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Did you know you can overdose ...
  8. Cough Headaches (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)  
    Cough/Related Issues ... Cough ... Headache/Specifics ... Headache ... Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research
  9. ... itchy, runny nose. Clear mucus from the airways (cough remedies). Suppress coughs. Most cold medicines also include acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ...
  10. What Is Cough? From the National Institutes of Health (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)  
    Cough,Cough causes,Cough types,Cough prevention,Cough treatments
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