Persistent Cough

Persistent Cough

Coughing is the body’s way of trying to clear the airways and lungs of any irritants and/or secretions. An occasional cough is understandable and normal. A persistent or chronic cough, however, could be an indication of something else. So, what’s the difference between a persistent cough and a normal one?

A persistent cough, is a cough that lasts for more than a few, usually eight weeks in adults and a month i.e. four weeks in children. Smoking, bronchitis

, asthma

, COPD

and respiratory tract infections are some of the causes of persistent cough. However, there’s no need to worry, as with the right diagnosis and treatment, this is easily manageable.

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