Why do we cough and what does it mean?
There are many types of cough, it is important to know what the cough you are suffering from means and how you can treat and prevent it.
A dry cough (also known as a nonproductive cough) is the opposite of a wet cough — it doesn’t produce mucus[⁶]. It may feel like you have a tickling sensation in the back of your throat which is what triggers your
‘hacking cough’ reflex. Moreover, in some cases dry cough could occur at night, also known as Night Cough. There are various causes behind it, includes viral infections, asthma, acid reflux, postnasal drip, and others[²²]. Lying down at night causes you to lose your gravitational advantage over your body, causing you to cough[²¹].
A productive, or wet cough as it’s commonly known, is a cough that brings up mucus[⁶]. An easy way to identify a wet cough other than the ‘wet’ sound is the feeling of having something stuck or dipping at the back of your throat. Predominantly, brought on by seasonal changes[²⁰] and closely linked with allergies and is accompanied by itchy eyes, runny nose, and sneezing and is usually caused by the postnasal drip one suffers during ‘allergy season’.
Wet Vs. Dry Cough — What’s the difference?
A dry cough (or nonproductive cough) is a cough that does not bring up any mucus or other secretions[¹¹]. Whereas a wet cough (or productive cough) is a cough that produces mucus or phlegm (sputum).
Children and their cough
Young children are still building their immunity. So they are susceptible to various respiratory tract infections in a year. Usually caused by a viral infections or seasonal changes. Children can suffer from 5 to 8 respiratory infections per year that can last anywhere from 7 to 9 days at a time.[⁴¹][⁴²]
Adults and their cough
While cough in adults can be brought on for various reasons, they can become common and could get worse as they due to lifestyles and old age may bring upon weaker immunity.[⁴²]
These are likely to last up to 2-3 weeks.[⁴⁴]
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