Sunday, April 19, 2009


Coughing is one of the concerns often expressed by the patient to the doctor. Coughing is an important way for our bodies to clean the throat and respiratory tract us. However, excessive coughing may mean that we have a disease or interference
Have a dry cough, there are also productive. Coughing can be acute or chronicle.
  • Acute cough is usually sudden. Often caused by a cold, influenza, or sinus infection (sinusitis). Acute cough usually disappears after 2 to 3 weeks
  • Chronicles cough usually lasts more than 2 to 3 weeks.
Common Causes

In addition to respiratory tract infections such as influenza on, most often cause cough is:
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Lung infections such as pneumonia or acute bronchitis
  • Tuberculosis disease obstruktif chronicles (PPOK) or bronchitis chronicles, ephysema
  • Sinusitis that causes postnasal drip
  • Bronkiektasis diseases such as tuberculosis, tuberculosis tumor.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (Gerd) This means the stomach liquids back to the throat, people like sour or bitter belch.
  • Smoking
  • Passive smokers
  • Exposure to air pollutant
Home Care
Some tips to reduce the cough:
  • Peppermint candy or cough medicine can help in the spicy dry cough and tickle. Should not be given to children aged under 3 years because it can choke the breath clog roads
  • Breathe the warm steam can help with dry cough how to increase humidity in the air
  • Drinking more fluids can dilute phlegm in the throat so easily removed.
Some cough medicines that can be purchased without a prescription, drug contains:
  1. Guaifenesin (Cohistan Expectorant, Probat, Bisolvon Extra, Actifed Expectorant, etc.). Must remember is that if you drink medicines containing Guaifenesin is a need to drink lots of water.
  2. Dekongestan such as pseudoephedrine (Actifed, Actifed Expectorant, Disudrin, Clarinase, SR Rhinos, Triaminic, etc.). Medicines containing pseudoephedrine can be used to stop the runny nose and watery postnasal drip. May not be used if there hypertension or for children under the age of 6 years except on your doctor.
Although coughing can be a symptom that interrupt, but the cough is a way for our body to heal itself. Some experts of late does not recommend using a brace on the cough some situations. We recommend you consult with your doctor before trying a lot of cough medicines are sold free and contain dextromethorphan.

Do not expect or ask your doctor to prescribe antibiotics to create a virus infection such as influenza or a cold. Antibiotics do not work against viruses. Antibiotics do not speed up the healing cough caused allergy

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