Cough is a common symptom of respiratory diseases and a protective reflex action of the body. With the cough, the secretions or foreign bodies in the respiratory tract can be excreted. However, frequent and severe cough can affect rest and sleep, endangering the health and losing its protective significance. In addition, cough is also a physiological reaction that is partially stimulated by the throat, trachea, and bronchus.

types many coughs, cough is characterized by different properties of different diseases. The time and tone of coughing also have an effect.

(1) the nature of cough
  • Dry cough
    Innocent cough, common in acute pharyngitis or laryngitis, early bronchitis, pleurisy, early tuberculosis, smoking, and neurological factors.
  • Cough
    with phlegm (cough) is common in chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, pneumonia, lung abscess, pulmonary edema, and hollow tuberculosis.
(2) Time for cough 
Some diseases, cough and time have a certain relationship.
  • Frequent cough, seen in chronic bronchitis, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, etc.
  • Paroxysmal cough is seen in whooping cough.
  • Periodic cough is seen in bronchiectasis, lung abscesses, etc.
  • Coughing up in the morning due to the accumulation of sputum at night, or coughing in the evening due to changes in body position. Patients with left ventricular dysfunction and tuberculosis often cough or aggravate at night.
  • Cough at night is sometimes caused by dust that is being raised.
(3) cough sounds 
This refers to the change in the sound of coughing, to help diagnosis.
  • Deafness and cough are common in vocal cord inflammation or edema, laryngitis, laryngeal tuberculosis, and laryngeal cancer.
  • Silent cough is common in patients with vocal cord paralysis, edema of the vocal cords, and extreme weakness.
  • The dog's snoring cough is seen in the narrow throat, the trachea is compressed.
  • Metallic cough is seen in mediastinal tumors, bronchial lung cancer or aortic aneurysm compression of the trachea.
trachea infected with pathogenic bacteria, because of airway sensitivity reaction to external stimuli, and those with lung disease can cause coughing.

If you don't have a severe cough that can be treated with mouthwash or inhalation of vapor, taking a throat or cough drops is also very effective. Coughing and spitting have the function of excreting foreign bodies out of the body, so try not to hold back the cough.

when coughing too much time, or other accompanying symptoms, such as fever, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, heart rate, etc., be sure to see a doctor.

Avoid cough-ridden, with emphasis on maintenance, provide the following number of points for your reference:
  • Usually drink warm water; caffeine, tea, coffee, and other caffeinated beverages should try to avoid drinking. Drinking water for five seconds and then swallowing can help the throat moisturize. If the water is not enough, you will not be able to cough.
  • For food, eat less fish, shrimp, seafood and fried foods. Oranges and watermelons will increase the nighttime cough, preferably less.
  • The neck and sole are very sensitive to cold, so patients with allergic rhinitis and allergic cough should protect the neck when they are cold, and put on socks to avoid coughing.
  • In the office, the air-conditioning room should pay special attention to the humidity, the air-conditioning filter is cleaned on time, and the wet and dirty filter is the best breeding ground for pathogen growth. At the same time, in order to reduce the chance of mutual infection in confined spaces and the infringement of second-hand smoke, you should always pay attention to the circulation system of the office building, and the fan speed should be faster.
  • No smoking.

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