With changing weather, some physical problems also start. One such problem is cough which troubles everyone at one time or the other. If we pay attention, there are different types of cough problems and if the type of cough is not understood, then this problem can gradually become the cause of serious illness. Therefore, today in this article we will understand the types of cough and important things related to it so that the problem of cough can be diagnosed on time.

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  1. What are the types of cough?
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Although there are many types of cough, here we are telling about some major types based on scientific research -

Dry cough

The problem of dry cough can start due to respiratory diseases, such as cold or flu. Such a problem starts when there is less or no mucus in the throat. Due to such a condition, a person feels itching in his throat and also starts coughing. Although the problem of a cough gets cured on its own, the problem of a cough lasting for a long time can invite other diseases. These diseases include -

  • Asthma - Cough can cause asthma problems and in such cases, symptoms like chest tightness, difficulty in breathing, and wheezing can be felt.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) - This problem can occur when stomach acid rises and reaches the throat, causing coughing.
  • Lung Cancer - Symptoms of bleeding in cough mucus related to lung cancer can be seen, which can be caused by lung cancer. If such symptoms are seen, a doctor should be contacted as soon as possible.

Treatment of dry cough - For the treatment of dry cough, the doctor can give cough syrup, or if there is only a problem of sore throat, then consuming warm water and gargling can also be beneficial.

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Wet cough

The problem of wet cough occurs due to an infection like flu, common cold, or chest infection. If the problem of wet cough becomes serious, it can increase the risk of other diseases, such as -

  • Bronchiectasis - This is a condition in which the respiratory tubes can be damaged. Because of this, it becomes difficult to clear phlegm.
  • Pneumonia - This problem can start when the lung tissue becomes inflamed due to bacterial infection.
  • Nontuberculous mycobacteria infection - This infection does not spread, but it can cause fatigue, feeling unwell as well as weight loss.
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - If the problem of COPD starts, then in such a situation the person experiences difficulty in breathing, and a wheezing sound is heard from the throat.

Treatment of wet cough - Maintaining a balanced amount of water in the body can help in reducing the problem of wet cough. At the same time, some people also get relief from over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicines. However, antibiotics are used to treat coughs caused by bacterial infection.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough is also called pertussis in medical language. This is a rapidly spreading infectious disease. This disease can develop in newborn babies and people who have not been vaccinated. Mild cold or flu-like symptoms can be seen in a person suffering from whooping cough, which can gradually become severe. If people with weak immune systems, such as children, develop this problem, it can be quite painful and may even cause difficulty in breathing. According to research, people who have the problem of whooping cough are most likely to spread it for about 2 weeks.

Treatment of whooping cough - It is considered mandatory to get vaccinated against whooping cough. At the same time, the help of antibiotics can help in reducing the severity of whooping cough. Therefore, people who have not taken the vaccine should see a doctor as soon as possible if they notice symptoms.

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Chronic cough

Chronic cough is a problem that can last longer than the normal disease, which can last for 8 weeks or more. Sometimes this cough can also indicate some other physical disease. Keep in mind that the problem of chronic cough can be due to allergiessmokingpneumonialung disease, throat or oral cancer, or problems related to swallowing.

Treatment of chronic cough - If the problem of cough is going on for a long time, then consult a doctor. Doctors can start treatment based on its causes.

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If there is a blockage in a person's airway, he or she may cough and the body may try to get rid of the object. Similarly, a person who eats something big or something that can irritate the throat may suffer from a cough. At the same time, the problem of cough also persists due to suffocation. In such a situation, a doctor should be contacted immediately.

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Cough problem in children

The problem of croup cough is often seen in children due to viral infection, which occurs especially in children aged 5 and below. Croup cough causes swelling and irritation in the airways. The airways of small children are already quite thin. Therefore, when the swelling further narrows the airways, it can become difficult for them to breathe, causing babies to have difficulty breathing, making loud noises while breathing, or babies breathing too fast. If the problem of cough is seen in children, then a doctor should be consulted.

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One can get rid of a cough by understanding its different types. Therefore, if this problem persists in you or people of any age, then you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. By doing this, information about the disease will be available on time and treatment can also start as soon as possible, due to which the patient can recover quickly and can also help in preventing the problem of spreading cough from spreading from one person to another.

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