Eskişehir Private Ümit Batıkent Hospital Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis Specialist Dr. Murat Yuziak stated that there are different types of cough; He said that after the correct determination of the cough type, the right treatment can be applied.
your cough; Expressing that it is a voluntary or involuntary mechanism that ensures that foreign particles, microbes and mucus are cleared from the throat and respiratory passages, Dr. Yüzak said, “If the cough lasts less than three weeks in general, it is acute; If it lasts between 3 and 8 weeks and if it gets better at the end of this period, it is called subacute and if there is a persistent cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks, it is called chronic cough.
Causes of cough
Stating that the cough is mostly healed completely or significantly within two weeks, Dr. Yuziak listed the possible causes of cough as follows: “Influenza, colds, pharyngitis, spring allergies, bronchitis, pneumonia, inhaling irritants, acute sinusitis, conditions affecting the upper and lower respiratory tract.”
Stating that cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is defined as chronic cough, Yüzak stated that tobacco use is the leading cause of chronic cough and summarized other conditions that can cause chronic cough as follows:
“Ananasal drip, reflux disease, asthma, respiratory allergies, some drugs, cystic fibrosis, COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases), tuberculosis, lung fungal infections, pulmonary embolism, lung cancer.”
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Stating that if the cough continues for 3 weeks without a tendency to subside or if it increases in severity, it is necessary to go to the doctor. If there is difficulty, chest pain, it may indicate a serious disease such as lung cancer or heart failure. Expressing that sometimes patients may also have coughs defined as “dry cough”, Yüzak said, “Cough without sputum is defined as dry cough. Many different ailments can cause a dry cough, from allergies to acid reflux disease, seasonal allergies and respiratory ailments such as the flu.
The cause of the cough should be determined
Noting that the dry cough, which increases at night, can seriously affect the quality of life, Yüzak said, “The best treatment for dry cough is to identify the problem causing the cough and apply treatment for it.”
Pointing out that a person can also take precautions by making some changes in his daily habits, Chest Diseases Specialist Yüzak said: “For example, avoiding the use of cigarettes and tobacco products, preventing exposure to their smoke, drinking plenty of water, using some humidifiers to humidify the air or ventilating the rooms frequently. It is very effective in reducing cough. It is also important for people with asthma and allergy problems to prefer the use of anti-allergic items at home and especially in the bedroom.”