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Here Are The Essential Things We Need To Know About Cough

COUGH – Here are the causes, signs, symptoms, prevention and some useful tips on how to clear your throat from mucus or foreign irritants.

Coughing is one of the most common ailments not only in the Philippines but also in different countries all around the world. It is the voluntary or involuntary act of clearing the throat from foreign particles.

This ailment usually lasts for less than three weeks and could improve within more than a week. However, coughing for more than eight weeks with no signs of improvement might be an indication of a more serious illness.


In serious cases, cough needs an immediate medical attention and treatment before it leads to further health complication.

Here are some of  the important things we need to know about cough:


  • Common Cold
  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • Laryngitis
  • Asthma
  • Medications
  • Smoking
  • Mucus
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Infection

Signs & Symptoms

  • Sore Throat
  • Wheezing
  • Runny Nose
  • Weight Loss
  • Night Sweat
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of Breath


  • Use Extra Pillow When Sleeping
  • Use Decongestant Sprays
  • Gargle with Warm Salt Water
  • Drink Plenty of Water
  • Cough Medicines
  • Antibiotics
  • Honey


  • Stop Smoking
  • Avoid Irritants
  • Keep Hydrated
  • Dietary Changes

What can you say about these health tips? Just feel free to leave your comments and reactions to this article.

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