Cough (Chronic Cough)

Chronic cough facts

  • Chronic cough is a cough that persists over time. Chronic cough is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition.
  • Causes of chronic cough include:
  • Treatment for chronic cough is based on addressing the underlying cause.
  • Home remedies to ease symptoms of chronic cough include:
    • staying hydrated,
    • gargling with warm saltwater,
    • cough drops,
    • honey, and
    • ginger.
  • Chronic cough may be prevented by not smoking, and managing medical problems such as asthma, postnasal drip, or GERD.

What is chronic cough?

Chronic cough is a cough that persists over time. Chronic cough is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition. Chronic cough is a common problem and the reason for many doctor visits. Continue Reading

OTC Cough Medications

Making Sense of OTC Cold Medications

Unsure about the hundreds of cold and flu preparations on the drugstore shelves? You're not alone. Deciding among the OTC (over-the-counter) remedies for cold, flu, or allergy symptoms can be intimidating, and a basic understanding of the types of drugs included in these medications can help you make an informed choice.

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Reviewed on 6/16/2015
Cold and Flu Pictures Slideshow: Finding Relief for Your Cough

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