Cough



What are the types of Cough?

A cough can be classified by its duration, character, quality, and timing. The duration can be either acute (of sudden onset) if it is present less than for three weeks, subacute if it is present between three or eight weeks, and chronic when lasting longer than eight weeks. A cough can be non-productive (dry) or productive (when mucus in the form of sputum is coughed up). It may occur only at night (then called nocturnal cough), during both night and day, or just during the day.

What is Reactive Airways Disease related with coughing?

Asthma when coughing is the only complaint of a person who meets the criteria for asthma bronchial hyperresponsiveness and reversibility), this is termed cough-variant asthma. Two related conditions are atopic cough and eosinophilic bronchitis . Atopic cough occurs in individuals with a family history of atopy (an allergic condition),huge numbers of eosinophils in the sputum, but with normal airway function and responsiveness. Eosinophilic bronchitis is also characterized by eosinophils in the sputum, without airway hyperresponsiveness or an atopic background.

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How the various types of coughs are differentiated?

A cough in children may be either a normal physiological reflex or due to an underlying cause. In healthy children it may be normal in the absence of any disease to cough ten times a day. The most common cause of an acute or subacute cough is a viral respiratory tract infection. In adults with a chronic cough , i.e. a cough longer than eight weeks, more than 90% of cases are due to post nasal drip,asthma,eosinophilic bronchitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The causes of chronic cough are similar in children with the addition of bacterial bronchitis.
Infections A cough can be the result of a respiratory tract infection such as the common cold, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, pertussis or tuberculosis. In the vast majority of cases, acute coughs , i.e. coughs shorter than 3 weeks, are due to the common cold. In people with a normal chest X-ray, tuberculosis is a rare finding. Pertussis is increasingly being recognized as a cause of troublesome coughing in adults.

What is Reactive Airways Disease related with coughing?

Asthma when coughing is the only complaint of a person who meets the criteria for asthma bronchial hyperresponsiveness and reversibility), this is termed cough-variant asthma . Two related conditions are atopic cough and eosinophilic bronchitis. Atopic cough occurs in individuals with a family history of atopy (an allergic condition),huge numbers of eosinophils in the sputum, but with normal airway function and responsiveness. Eosinophilic bronchitis is also characterized by eosinophils in the sputum, without airway hyperresponsiveness or an atopic background.

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How the various types of coughs are differentiated?
A cough in children may be either a normal physiological reflex or due to an underlying cause. In healthy children it may be normal in the absence of any disease to cough ten times a day. The most common cause of an acute or subacute cough is a viral respiratory tract infection. In adults with a chronic cough , i.e. a cough longer than eight weeks, more than 90% of cases are due to post nasal drip,asthma,eosinophilic bronchitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease. The causes of chronic cough are similar in children with the addition of bacterial bronchitis.
Infections A cough can be the result of a respiratory tract infection such as the common cold, acute bronchitis, pneumonia, pertussis or tuberculosis. In the vast majority of cases, acute coughs, i.e. coughs shorter than 3 weeks, are due to the common cold. In people with a normal chest X-ray, tuberculosis is a rare finding. Pertussis is increasingly being recognized as a cause of troublesome coughing in adults.
After a respiratory tract infection has cleared, the person may be left with a post infection cough. This is typically a dry, non-specific and non-productive cough that produces no mucoid sputum or phlegm. Symptoms may include a congestion or tightness in the chest, and an agreeable irritation in the throat. This cough may often persist for weeks after an illness. The cause of the cough may be inflammation. The repetition of coughing produces inflammation which produces discomfort, which in turn produces more coughing. Post infectious cough responds to Yamuna Gojihvadi Quaath and the lozenges Yamuna Lavangaadi Vatee and Yamuna Elaadi Vatee. Inflammation may increase sensitivity to other existing issues such as allergies.

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