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A cough is a common reflex action that aims to clear the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent action, although there are a number of other conditions that can cause more frequent bouts of coughing. Most coughs will clear up, or at least significantly improve, within two weeks. Any cough that produces blood or hasn't improved after a few weeks may be serious. More »
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Cough - Wikipedia

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A cough is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from fluids, irritants, foreign particles and microbes.

8 Reasons Your Cough Is Not Improving - WebMD

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Jul 2, 2015 ... Are you fed up with your stubborn cough? There are many reasons why a cough may not improve, and that can be frustrating for people and ...

Cough Relief: How to Get Rid of a Bad Cough - WebMD

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Cold and flu season brings on hacking coughs that can leave your chest aching. But allergies, asthma, acid reflux, dry air, smoking, and even some medications ...

Cough | Chronic Cough | Acute Cough | MedlinePlus

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Coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. There are two types of coughs: acute and chronic. Learn the causes of chronic cough.

Cough: Causes, Issues & Treatments - Healthline

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Sep 26, 2015 ... A cough is a common reflex action that clears the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. Coughing to clear the throat is typically an infrequent ...

Acute and Chronic Cough Causes, Symptoms & Home Remedies

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Feb 19, 2016 ... Learn about coughs, (acute, chronic, or persistent), which can have common causes such as infections, or chronic (persistent) cough may be ...

Cough - Mayo Clinic

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Apr 26, 2016 ... A cough is your body's way of responding when something irritates your throat or airways. An irritant stimulates nerves that send a message to ...

7 Natural Cough Remedies for Persistent & Dry Coughs

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It's never a fun situation when you have a persistent cough. You don't want to be that person in a quiet room during a lecture that can't stop breaking the silence ...

That nagging cough - Harvard Health

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Aug 27, 2015 ... A persistent or chronic cough that lasts longer than a few weeks can be worrisome, but for nonsmokers, the most common causes include ...