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Description of Dry cough

According to dictionary definition  DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body to heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic.

Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute cough  is generally accompanied with cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks.  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  Causes of a chronic cough include:1. Chronic bronchitis2. Asthma3. Allergies4. COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)5. GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)6. Smoking7. Throat disorders, such as croup in young children8. Certain medicines  Treatment and PreventionAccording to dictionary definition  1. Water can help ease your cough — whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer2. Antihistamines may work better than nonprescription cough medicines3. Children under 4 years should not have cough medicine. For children over 4 years, use caution and read labels carefully.

 

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