Symptoms, causes, and treatments for Coughs
Numerous underlying causes of coughs make them difficult to self-diagnose. Doctors examine your specific type of cough and classify it using the following terms:
We all cough throughout the day, sometimes to the annoyance of our coworkers, and who hasn’t had a bad cough from the cold or flu? Thankfully, a majority of coughs clear up within a couple weeks. But if yours continues, you’ll want to schedule a visit to determine its source.
Common reasons for coughing:
A cough alone doesn’t always signal a more serious illness. But if after two weeks your cough interferes with your job or daily routine, schedule a visit and talk to a doctor.
You should seek immediate medical attention if at any point your coughing produces blood or makes breathing difficult.
The following symptoms also help indicate if your cough is severe enough to see a doctor:
Sore Throat; Sinus Infection; UTI; Ear Infection; Cold; Bladder Infection; Flu; Rash; STI; Stomach Pain; Earwax Buildup; Bronchitis; Foot Pain; Yeast Infection; Strep Throat; Eye Infection; Fever; Back Pain; Asthma; Neck Pain; Allergies; Insect Bites and Stings; Headache; Diarrhea; Anxiety
Cough Prevention Tips
It's impossible to stop normal, daily coughs, but consider these tips to help soothe chronic and illness-related coughing: