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Cough, Symptoms and Treatment that You Should Know

Coughing is not a disease, but rather a sign that your body is being attacked by a disease or other more serious health problems, such as asthma. The following are the symptoms, diagnoses and how to deal with cough when you experience the symptoms of cough as mentioned

Symptoms: Cough with pain in the throat
Possibility of occurrence: Post-secretal secretions
What you should do: Call your doctor immediately if a fever develops, if mucus is released when the cough smells bad, or if these symptoms persist for more than 10 days in children younger than 3 years or more than 3 weeks in older children big, teenager and adult.

Symptoms: A cough that worsens during cold weather, while exercising or at night
What might happen: Asthma
What you should do: Visit a doctor to get a checkup.

Symptoms: Cough with heartburn
What might happen: Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD)
What you should do: Avoid trigger foods (caffeine, chocolate, high-fat foods, sour foods), eat smaller, frequent meals, and don’t lie down after eating.

Over-the-counter antacids, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole and esomeprazole, as well as H2 receptor antagonists such as cimetidine and ranitidine can help reduce this condition. Contact your doctor if symptoms do not improve within 2-3 weeks.

Symptoms: Cough with colds, sore throat, and fatigue. There may also be fever, chest pain, hoarseness, crackling or whistling during breathing, and clear, white, yellow or green mucus
What might happen: Bronchitis
What you should do: Call your doctor right away if you have a fever, feel very sick and weak, cough up blood, breathe short, have a weak immune system or COPD, or if the symptoms don’t disappear within two weeks

Symptoms: Wheezing that occurs suddenly in children
What might happen: A foreign object is blocking the airway
What you should do: Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that something is making your child’s throat become blocked. Take it to the emergency room if you have difficulty breathing

Symptoms: Wheezing only at certain times (change of seasons)
What might happen: Pollen allergy
What to do: Allergy-free or prescription medications can help. (Note if wheezing occurs with shortness of breath. This is a sign of asthma, not allergic. Children who experience wheezing should be examined by a doctor.)

Symptoms: Coughing like “barking” and difficulty breathing that worsens at night
What might happen: Croup
What you should do: Immediately contact a doctor. Croup causes swelling of the airways in the lungs and requires immediate treatment. These symptoms can be reduced by using an air humidifier, taking the child out to breathe the night air (make sure the child is wearing warm clothing), or staying in a steamy bathroom. Giving acetaminophen can make patients more comfortable.

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