Cough - Trivia

Cough acts as a defense mechanism for the airways and the lungs; however, in some conditions, it may become excessive and potentially harmful to the airway mucosa. Cough is one of the most common reasons a patient seeks care in an outpatient setting. Please share your thoughts on the most common presenting complaint in the primary care setting.......

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COUGH Presenting symptom of many illnesses This could be of long standing or may be of acute onset Pt may come as cough A/W fever or productive cough or Dry cough Character of cough Frequency of cough Diurinal variations of cough Cough with dysponea or breathlessness Cough of low pitch or high pitch Cough a/w additional sounds Presentation of cough can provide a clue to diagnosis by experience As whooping cough is charater of diptheria Horseness in cough suggest tracheolaryngitis Harrasing dry cough suggest eosinophilia chr bronchitis or allergic bronchitis Cough bouts with voice suggest broncheiactesis Cough with sputum ie productive Just colour of sputum with cogh suggest the illness Yellowish suggest bacterial infection like cocci Greyish suggest LRTI like atypical pneumonia pneumococcus pneumonae L pneumonae KLEBSELA etc Sputum a/w red colour ie hemoptysis suggest diseases like tuberculosis sarcoidosis Fungal infection of chest has different character of cough which is difficult to describe but learned by experience to identify Much more can be scripted a big chapter

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Cough is defensive machanism of respiratory tract ..to protect our respiratory system . from external or internal causative agent.. It may be due infective Allergic or any foreign body Cardiac or other systems involvement Smokers couch is very common in smokers .. It may be associated with fever .. breathlessness ..dry , hacking, productive or whooping cough in nature. It may be associated with positional . seasonal Mild, moderate and severe in nature.. By assessment we may decide the exact cause of cough and treatment.. All types of foreign body may cause couch in deferent nature..even in occupational hazards

Impressive . Coughing is a symptom of many illnesses of respiratory infection May be acute or chronic nature And productive and non productive.

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Superb Doctor Saheb... thanks for your valuable information...yes ofcourse cough help s to clear our windpipe... pomegranat es help.. Salt water and haldi gargles help..no iodized salt...ginger.. flaxseeds

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