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.
Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs
and upper airway passages -- or reacting to an irritated airway.
Reasons why your cough persists (conditions that cause chronic cough) and
what you may be doing to impede healing (lifestyle habits).
“Even a little cough can be debilitating,” says Mark Yoder, MD, assistant
professor of pulmonary and critical care medicine at Rush University Medical
Center in ...
Feb 19, 2016 ... Learn about coughs, (acute, chronic, or persistent), which can have common
causes such as infections, or chronic (persistent) cough may be ...
Coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. There are two types of coughs:
acute and chronic. Learn the causes of chronic cough.
Apr 26, 2016 ... Cough: Symptom — Overview covers definition, possible causes of cough.
Read about chronic cough causes such as medications GERD, postnasal drip,
rhinitis, asthma, sinus infection, bronchitis, pneumonia, and smoking. Symptoms
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 ...
Cough definition, to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise, often
involuntarily. See more.