What if the cough does not go away, and what are its causes?
You are tortured by the fact that the cough does not pass? Are you tired of standing up in your throat? Is it difficult for you to breathe? With this disease, you can and must fight! So, what is a cough?
Cough is a natural protective reaction(reflex) of the body to any stimulus that prevents the free passage of air, as well as to the inflammation of the respiratory tract. Prolonged (prolonged) is called cough, which lasts more than 4-8 weeks. This cough does not go away quickly, because it can be one of the signs of such dangerous diseases as bronchitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchial asthma and lung cancer. If the cough does not pass a month, visit the phthisiatrician first. According to statistics, approximately 20% of the adult population suffers from a cough that lasts 3-4 weeks, or even more, which is a serious reason for an immediate visit to the doctor, as. You need to treat not so much the cough itself, but the underlying disease that caused it. Fortunately, in most cases, such a cough can be successfully disposed of. Many medicines are sold without a prescription, and they can be taken without consulting a doctor.
And if the cough does not pass after the course of treatment? You can additionally use and folk remedies. There are many methods to combat this painful symptom.
To facilitate cough, it is necessary to useliquefying phlegm. A great way is a rich hot drink. In addition, a saline solution for throat rinses well. To prepare it, stir a little salt in warm water. Rinse the throat with a solution every hour. This procedure increases expectoration, and the lungs will work at full strength. Use the means, the effect of which is directed to the expansion of air-ways. Drugs with a bronchodilating effect can accelerate the process of cleansing the bronchi. Being in a room with dry air negatively affects the lungs, irritating them and intensifying unpleasant symptoms, coughing does not go away and is aggravated. Therefore, you should breathe moistened air, t. it easily penetrates into the lungs. One of the best ways to fight a protracted cough is to use essential oils. With their help (in the form of inhalations), you can significantly relieve unpleasant symptoms. Their use increases expectoration. It is necessary to choose such oils, which will soften the mucosa of the airways, and contribute to the separation of sputum. Such oils include benzoic resin and lavender or majorana oil, as well as incense. In pharmacies, you can buy a ready-made mixture for inhalations.
To cough, you can take honey,mixed with a small amount of onion or garlic. Very effective, but not very pleasant. If you smoke, then to facilitate a prolonged cough should be abandoned this addiction. Dry cough does not pass because of a temporary cessation of smoking, try to exclude it from your life. And the risk of cancer will decrease. When the cough becomes easier, do not go back to your previous diet, if it included eating a lot of sweets, dairy products, starchy foods (cakes and buns), this diet lowers the body's resistance to infection, reduces immunity and allows the cough to last. In the case when the cough stubbornly does not want to stop, in particular, when it comes to the child, professional help is needed.
The doctor will justify the need for additionalsurvey, prescribe drugs that are suitable for you, explain the preventive measures. And, if you carefully follow his recommendations, then the chance that the cough will leave you is quite high.