Cough is a major ailment during winter and many of us are not aware that there are different types of coughs. And hence we treat it with wrong Over the counter (OTC) drugs. There are two different types of coughs mainly wet and dry. Wet cough is characterised by a lot of sputum or phlegm formation which is expelled regularly. Dry cough on the other hand has no sputum production and is further classified into three types namely, a dry hacking cough, a barking cough or croup and whooping cough. You may like to read the different types of solutions for treating cough.
Type of treatment varies with the type of cough. Dry cough can be treated with home remedies and OTC cough syrups whereas; wet cough can be treated with expectorants and prescription drugs. Cough should be treated immediately because persistent cough may result into complications. Preventing cough is also very important and the best way is to stay away from a person who is already coughing. Keeping your surroundings dust and fungus free also help in preventing cough.
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Published: December 12, 2014 3:12 pm | Updated:November 25, 2015 10:44 am