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 treatment can be recommended.

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Professor Keertan Dheda has received of several prestigious awards including the 2014 Oppenheimer Award, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed papers and holds 3 patents related to new TB diagnostic or infection control technologies. He serves on the editorial board of the journals PLoS One, the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Medicine, Lancet Respiratory Diseases and Nature Scientific Reports, amongst others.Read his full biography at the University of Cape Town Lung Institute

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