Your Cough Guide

The cough reflex is a vital part of the body’s defence mechanisms. Dust or dirt particles that enter the airways allow the possibility of infections. The expulsion of air during a cough forces the particles out of the airways. Coughing is one of the most common symptoms for which treatment is sought. Coughing can be a symptom of a number of problems, and therefore a careful evaluation of signs, symptoms and other factors must be undertaken before diagnosis and treatment recommendations.