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Saturday, February 26, 2011

How to diagnose wet cough?

Cough may be dry or wet, but there is a lot of difference between symptoms and diagnose of both. This article helps you learn about cough, kinds of cough, symptoms and diagnose.

A cough is only a symptom, not a disease, and often the importance of your cough can be determined only when other symptoms are evaluated. Coughing is the body’s way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages or of reacting to an irritated airway. Coughs have distinctive traits you can learn to recognize. There are two kinds of wet coughs, productive and non-productive wet cough. The symptoms of these cough conditions can help a health professional decide further test or go for treatment procedure.

Illnesses That may Cause a Cough
  1. Common Cold
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Bronchitis  
If it is a wet, productive cough, the
  • It could be pneumonia.
  • Possibly bronchitis.
  • It may be the flu.  
Read more: Wet Cough Diagnosis

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