Many people are not willing to go immediately to doctor and very often ignore the symptoms of serious illnesses. Coughing is one of those symptoms, and its duration (short, long-term or chronic) may reveal what kind of health problem is actually about.

The common cold or flu (1 to 2 weeks)

Classical, productive cough that is accompanied by a runny nose, sore throat, headache, sneezing and fever, most often is a result of a cold or flu.

Bronchitis (several weeks)

Short and torn cough which hardly soothes is one of the signs of bronchitis. It starts gently and often you don’t have the feeling that it is a serious disease such as this, but consider that it is the common cold. However, after some time develops into severe and painful cough with expectoration mucus in different colors (from light brown to yellow). Necessarily visit a doctor to establish whether it is bronchitis caused by bacterial infection, because in that case you should be treated with antibiotics.

Pneumonia (one month)

When our lungs are infected due to virus, bacteria or fungus, occurs a severe cough, specific because it is accompanied by wheezing called shortness of breath. If it is accompanied with coughing colorless mucus, feeling very tired and having low temperature, it is likely that you have inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia).

Asthma (chronic coughing)

In asthma the airways are tighten so the person breathes difficult, feels contraction in the chest and has a dry cough. The lungs have a better flow of air through the day and late afternoon, so this coughing comes in the morning, evening or overnight.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (chronic cough)

Acids that from our stomach go into the esophagus can cause dry cough. It often occurs after an abundant meal or when lying, because then acid moves free. If you feel a connection of the stomach problems with cough, talk to a doctor because you may have problems with the reflux and pay attention to the food you eat before bedtime.

Thyroid disease (chronic coughing)

Constantly cough dry and don’t know the origin, because you made all standard checks? Check the condition of your thyroid gland because the cough is one of the most common symptoms of problems associated with this gland, especially if it is accompanied by a feeling of tightness, sore throat or choking.

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