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A cough is an action your body takes to get rid of substances that are irritating to your air passages, which carry the air you breathe in from the nose and mouth to the lungs.

A cough occurs when special cells along the air passages get irritated and trigger a chain of events then the air in your lungs is forced out under high pressure. You can choose to cough (a voluntary process), or your body may cough on its own (an involuntary process).

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Symptoms

Person suffering from cough feel uneasiness, chest congestion, sore throat, body pain. The major symptoms of cough are: pain in body parts, poor throat, fever and pain in head, cold, trouble in sleeping, problem in breathing system and uneasiness.

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Causes

 

The common Causes of Cough:

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Lung disease such taken in the character of bronchiectasis interstitial lung disorder, or tumors.

Exposure to secondhand smoke.

Allergies and asthma.

Chronic obstructive pulmonic disease ( emphysema or chronic bronchitis).

Lung infections such as pneumony or acute bronchitis.

Cigarette smoking.

ACE inhibitors (medications used to control kindred pressure).

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Home Remedies

Eat fresh and dried apricots.

Warm a cup of milk and add 1 spoon of honey.

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Herbal Remedies

Coltsfoot relieves congestion.

Echinacea has antibacterial and antiviral properties useful for shortening duration of illness and preventing infection.

Lobelia used to soothe a dry, hacking cough.

Lungwort Used for cough accompanied by diarrhea.

Marshmallow Root soothes the throat and eases a dry, hacking cough.

Mullein Tea is given to children at first sign of cough.

Peppermint tea is used to suppress cough reflex.

Slippery Elm Bark Coats throat to propvide a soothing effect to soft tissue.

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Wellness Program

Wash your hands frequently during the cold and flu season. This helps prevent the spread of a virus that may cause a cold or influenza.

Avoid people who have a cold or influenza if possible.

Don't smoke or use other forms of tobacco. A dry, hacking "smoker's cough" means your lungs are constantly irritated. For more information, see the topic Quitting Tobacco Use.

Avoid exposure to secondhand smoke, both at home and in the workplace.

Increase your fluid intake. This helps keep the mucus thin and helps you cough it up. It also helps prevent dehydration.

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