A is a natural reflex that protects your . helps clear your airways of lung irritants, such as smoke and (a slimy substance).
About Treatments for Cough
The best way to treat a is to treat its cause. However, sometimes the cause is unknown. Other , such as medicines and a , can help relieve the cough itself.
Treating the Cause of a
An lasts less than 3 weeks. Common causes of an acute cough are a or other upper respiratory infections. Examples of other upper respiratory infections include the , , and whooping cough. An acute cough usually goes away after the illness that caused it is over.
A subacute lasts 3 to 8 weeks. This type of cough remains even after a cold or other respiratory is over…