Cough: Frequently asked questions and answers about cough

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Cough is the most prevalent disease in winter, which lasts for a long time. Dr. Sayed Al-Atroushi, a professor of the chest and respiratory diseases, responds to important questions about cough, its causes, types, and prevention methods.

 

1- What is the treatment in case of cold and dry cough?

Treatment is by doctor visits and proper diagnosis, but initially, we must take anti-allergic medicines that control the runny nose. Such as long-acting antihistamines that do not cause drowsiness and coughing. We need antitussives.

 

And avoid cold air currents while drinking warm liquids and physical rest. In addition, strong odors such as perfumes, incense, and dust, and sit with smokers.

 

2- What are the causes and types of winter colds?

The common cold is related to the cold air that we may be exposed to in winter, and if you are staying in a house with a family, the infection may be from one of them.

 

In addition, going out in the morning to work and expose to cold air. The key is to cover the lower part of the face.

 

It means the area of the nose, ear, and mouth, and avoid sitting next to a window and exposure to cold air or sitting next to a sick person showing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, continuous sneezing, or fever.

 

3- What is the treatment when the cough continues for a month?

In case you are a smoker, you must stop smoking.

 

And if you are a person who is exposed to chemical smells, dirt, or dust, you must use a Face Mask.

 

If the treatment does not work, you should do radiological examinations such as a CT scan.

 

It appears it is chronic allergic inflammation or chronic infections due to lung diseases such as fungal diseases or tuberculosis diseases.


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4- What is the treatment for a dry cough without phlegm?

 

Allergies are the first cause, and it is a type of allergy that irritates the bronchi in the lung as a result of the presence of pets or natural flowers in the house.

 

The second reason is smoking:

Exposure to chemicals, dirt, dust, incense, and perfumes. It must be examined by the doctor to make sure there is an allergy or some other reason.

 

5- My daughter had a cold and a severe cough. I gave her painkillers two months ago without a doctor’s knowledge until she got tired and started vomiting.

 

 

In the case of children, when we feel sick symptoms, we must hurry to go to the doctor. If it is a pediatrician or a chest disease doctor to examine and find out if the child needs treatment or to do radiological examinations to diagnose the condition and confirm that the correct treatment is taken.

 

Request an appointment if you want to speak to a pulmonologist by CliniDo

 

CliniDo wishes you a life full of happiness!

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Cough: Frequently asked questions and answers about cough
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Cough is the most prevalent disease in winter, which lasts for a long time. Dr. Sayed Al-Atroushi, a professor of the chest and respiratory diseases
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