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Sudden and forceful hacking to clear the airway or to reduce the irritation of the throat is known as coughing. Also known as a sudden expulsion of the air through the breathing passage hence expelling out the fluid, foreign particles, irritants, etc.
Most coughs are caused due to cold or flu. However other causes of cough are:
One should visit the doctor if the cough is accompanied by the following symptoms:
The doctor will ask for the medical history of the patient and for mild coughing, the doctor may prescribe cough syrups depending on the dry or wet cough. However, for severe coughing following are the tests done:
Mild cough can easily be treated with cough syrups or cough drops. For chronic coughing medications such as antihistamines, corticosteroids, decongestants, inhaled asthma drugs, antibiotics, acid blockers, and cough suppressants are used. However, before using any medications to treat cough, please consult the doctor.
Mild to moderate cough can be treated with the following home remedies: