Dry cough risks, causes and methods of treatment

 Dry cough risks, causes and methods of treatment

Dry cough risks, causes and methods of treatment

Introduction to Dry cough:

A dry cough is one of the annoying things for a person that causes him problems in practicing his daily life on a regular basis, and it is the case in which the cough is without sputum in the throat or the feeling of a lump in the throat or tickling that requires coughing to get rid of it, which causes the patient to cough a lot as a result.

Dry cough Symptoms:

It may happen that a person gets a dry cough without being accompanied by other pathological symptoms, and it may also happen that a person gets infected with it as a result of colds, influenza, or bronchial infections, and the dry cough may continue for a period after recovering from these diseases, and the most important diseases that cause dry cough:

  • Bronchitis.
  • Asthma.
  • Chest allergy .
  • Allergic rhinitis and sinusitis.
  • Inhalation of irritating substances to the lungs and throat, such as some chemicals, fumes, and thick dust.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Whooping cough.
  • GERD.
  • Heart diseases ( rare ).

Dry cough Types:

There are three types of dry cough:
  1. Normal Dry cough: This type occurs as a result of a viral infection in the throat or sinuses, and this coincides with the patient's feeling that there is something in his throat.
  2. Barking cough: It occurs as a result of the presence of some tumors in the throat and larynx or some infections, which causes pain in that area and difficulty in breathing.
  3. Whooping cough: This type of dry cough occurs as a result of a bacterial infection that causes the patient to cough permanently with difficulty breathing and wheezing.

Dry cough Risk Factors:

  1. Children under 5 years old.
  2. Bleeding while coughing.
  3. Shortness of breath or increased frequency of coughing during the night period.
  4. If the patient suddenly becomes allergic to some medicines that were not before.
  5. Smoking.
  6. Ear infections or a rash.
  7. Headache.
  8. Muscle pain or cracking.
  9. High blood pressure.
  10. Weight loss.
  11. Pregnancy and lactation period.

Dry cough Treatment:

The treatment of dry cough includes some medicines that are prescribed by the attending physician, as well as the use of steam sessions for the patient, whether at home, through some devices that can be purchased from pharmacies or places that sell medical devices, or take these treatment sessions in the hospital.
Taking some home remedies and some herbs and natural materials can also contribute to the treatment of dry cough after consulting a doctor, including the following:
  • Eat white honey, which contains many substances that enhance immunity, resist viruses and bacteria, moisturize the throat, and was used in the past to treat cough.
  • Chewing guava leaves or boiling them and drinking them.
  • Drink ginger ale.
  • Eat garlic, which boosts immunity, as well as licorice and turmeric.

We hope that our visitors have benefited from this article, with our wishes for continued health and wellness, and our wishes for a speedy recovery for patients .
And Stay Healthy....

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