COUGH AND SIGNS

coughing is your body’ ways of getting rid of an irritant, when some thing irritates your throat or airway , your nervous system send an alert to your brain , your brain response by telling the muscles im your chest and abdomen to contract and expel a burs.

A cough is an important defensive reflex that helps protect your body from irritants like MUCUS , SMOKE, AND ALLERGENS such as dust, mold, and pollen

COUGH CAN BE DESCRIBED BY

1) behaviour or experience: when and why does the cough happen ? is it at night, after eating, while exercise

2) characteristics. how does your cough sound or feel ? Hacking, wet , dry?

3) Duration: does your cough curse related than two weeks , six weeks , more than eight weeks?

4) Effect . does your cough cause related symptoms such as urinary incontinence, vomiting or sleeplessness

5) Grade: How bad is it? is it annoying peristent, or debilitating ?

TYPES OF COUGH

1) wet cough, 2) Dry cough, 3) Paroxysmal cough , 4) Crop cough. in this case we shall explain it one after the other and it remedy, but first we start with wet cough.

WET COUGH :





wet cough is also called a productive cough, is a cough that typically brings mucus. 
cough are commonly caused by a cold or the flu , they can come slowly or quickly and may be accompanied by other symptoms such as 1) runny nose, 2) post nasal drip, 3) fatigued. wet cough sound (wet) because your body is pushing mucus out of your respiratory system, which includes your throat, nose , airway, and lungs. if you have a wet cough , you may feel like there’s something stuck or dripping at the back of your throat or in your chest . some of your cough will bring mucus into your mouth.
wet coughs can be acute and last less than three weeks , or chronic last longer than eight weeks in adult or four weeks in children. the duration of a cough includes
1) cold or flu
2) pneumonia
3) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd) including emphysema and chronic bronchitis
4) acute bronchitis
5) asthma.
cough in babies , toddlers, and children that last less than three week are almost always caused by a cold or flu .
REMEDIES FOR A WET CO
UGH
1) babies and toddiers. treat with a cool _ mist humidifier. you can also use saline drops in nasal passages then clean the nose with a bulb syringe. Don’t give over the counter (otc) cough medication to babies or toddlers under the age of two

2) CHILDREN. a small clinical trial found that 1.5 teaspoons of honey given a half hour before bed time reduces cough and encourage better sleep in children age one and other

ADULT. adult can treat acute wet coughs with otc coughs and could symptom relieving medications or honey. if cough persists for longer than three weeks , antibiotics therapy or other treatments may be required

DRY COUGH: A dry cough is that does n’t bring up mucus . it may feel likes you have a tickle in the back of your throat triggering your cough reflex, giving you hacking cough


Dry cough are often caused by upper respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu. inboth children and adults, it’s common for dry coughs to linger for several weeks after a cold or flu has passed. other possible causes of dry cough includes
1) laryngitis
2) sore throat
3) croup
4) tonsillitis
5) sinusitis
6) asthma
7) allergies
gastroesophageal reflux disease medication, especially (ACE) inhibitors.
exposure to irritant such as air pollution dust or smoke

REMEDIES OF DRY COUGH

1) Babies and toddiers. in babies and toddlers, dry cough typically don’t required treatment. A humidifier can help make them more comfortable
2) older children . A humidifier will help keep their respiratory system from drying out
3) A Paroxysmal cough : A Paroxysmal cough is a cough with intermittent attacks of violent , uncontrollable cough . A Paroxysmal cough feels exhausting and painful. people struggle to get a breath and may vomit.
pertussis, also known as whooping cough , is a bacterial infection that causes violent coughing fits . During whooping cough attacks, the lungs release all the oxygen they have , causing people to inhale violently with a ”whoop” sound
Paroxysmal cough are frequently caused by whooping cough , other possible causes of a bad coughing fit include
1) asthma
2) copd
3) pneumonia
4) tuberculosis
5) choking
REMEDIES FOR A WHOOPING COUGH
whooping cough is been treat with antibiotics

2) CROUP COUGH
group cogh is a viral infection that typically affects children ages and young . crop causes the upper airway to become irritated and swollen. young children ready have narrows the airways . when swelling further narrows the airway, it becomes difficult to breathe
REMEDIES FOR A GROUP COUGH
1) placing a cool _ mist humidifier in their bed room
2) bringing the child into a steam filled bathroom for up to ten minutes
3) taking the child out side to breathe cool air
4) taking the child for a ride in the car with window partially open to the cooler air
5) giving childrenacetaminophen ( Tylenol) for fever as directed by your prediatrician
6) making sure your child drink plenty of fluid and gets of rest
7) for several cases, children may need a nebulized breathing treatment of prescription sterold to reduce inflammation

CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM GROUP COUGH
WAYS IN WHICH GROUP COUGH CAN BE TREATED
1) sesame oil
2) menthanoll
3) Duck liver
4) codeine
5) chocolate

Published by Chidera Emmanuel

my name is nweke chidera Emmanuel am born at my4 hospital abakiliki but reside in enugu

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