• You are coughing up yellow mucus and have a slight fever. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Make sure you see a doctor if your cough is accompanied by chest pain, wheezing, or shortness of breath, if you cough up blood or yellow or green mucus, if you have a fever of 101 or higher, if you've lost weight, or if you're soaking the sheets with night sweats. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • A cough that is more noticeable when your child is lying down is usually caused by mucus running down the back of the throat (post-nasal drip) from an upper respiratory infection, such as a cold, sinusitis, or allergy. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • A cough is said to be a natural reflex of the human body which helps to clear the airways of lung irritants (like mucus), to stave off infections. (medicall.qa)
  • Excessive mucus is not associated with this type of cough. (medicall.qa)
  • This can help loosen mucus so it's easier to cough up. (wikihow.com)
  • Soothing herbs and honey protect the throat from dryness and irritation, but don't "turn off" the brain's response to cough like some cough remedies do. (keeperofthehome.org)
  • Pharyngeal and/or laryngeal sensations (irritation, tickle, tightness, throat clearing), which are frequently associated with UACS and reflux-induced cough, may represent a sensory neuronal dysfunction of vagal afferents in the upper airways and a phenotype of cough hypersensitivity syndrome. (statpearls.com)
  • It is an infrequent action to clear the throat but there are many conditions which can cause more frequent bouts of coughing. (medicall.qa)
  • Background: Patients commonly present to primary care services with upper and lower respiratory tract infections, and guidelines to help physicians investigate and treat acute cough due to suspected pneumonia and influenza are needed. (elsevier.com)
  • Methods: A systematic search was carried out with eight patient, intervention, comparison, outcome questions related to acute cough due to suspected pneumonia or influenza. (elsevier.com)
  • Results: There was a lack of randomized controlled trials in the setting of outpatients presenting with acute cough due to suspected pneumonia or influenza who were not hospitalized. (elsevier.com)
  • They found the average duration of a cough among the people in the studies was 17.8 days. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • A total of 2,044 participants (75% female, mean age 58 years, mean cough duration 11 years) were treated in COUGH-1 (n=730) and COUGH-2 (n=1,314). (yahoo.com)
  • Chronic cough, defined as daily cough of at least 4 weeks in duration, ( 1 ) can be associated with an underlying serious disorder and, hence, requires systematic and thorough clinical evaluation. (aappublications.org)
  • During the fall and winter of 2005-2006, I collected data on 100 consecutive patients who presented to me with acute cough that had a duration of 14 days or less. (cfp.ca)
  • 3 Although most acute coughs are due to community-acquired viral infections, 4 - 6 studies of family doctors repeatedly show that an inappropriately high number of antibiotics are being prescribed for this self-limiting illness in Canada, 7 Australia, 8 and the United States. (cfp.ca)
  • Stability of cough reflex sensitivity during viral upper respiratory tract infection (common cold). (semanticscholar.org)
  • Researchers at the University of Georgia in Athens found that our expectations for how long a cough should last don't quite match up with reality, and that this gap may account for why so many people go to their doctors and ask for antibiotics when they have a cough. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • But most people don't fit in those categories and could ride out the sickness and let the cough run its course -- without taking antibiotics, says Ebell. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Going to the doctor and paying for antibiotics is a lot more costly and time-consuming than simply going to the nearest drug store for an over-the-counter cough medicine, Ebell says: "We spend so much more than any other country in the world on healthcare because we're spending money on things that don't make us healthier, and this is a good example of that. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • they appear to ignore systematic reviews 19 and the evidence-based clinical guidelines, which recommend fewer antibiotics and cough syrups. (cfp.ca)
  • When you have a cough, you may also be using pain medication, antifungal medications, antibiotics, or other doctor recommended treatments for infections. (wikihow.com)
  • Of course, some people with a chest cold or cough should seek treatment from a doctor: those who are chronically ill, elderly, or very young, or patients who are short of breath or cough up blood. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • There are 3 phases of a cough: an inhalation phase which generates enough volume for an effective cough, a compression phase with pressure against a closed larynx by the contraction of the chest wall, diaphragm, and abdominal muscles, and an expiratory phase when the glottis opens resulting in high air flow. (statpearls.com)
  • Both clinical suggestions and research recommendations were made on the evidence available and CHEST Expert Cough Panel advice. (elsevier.com)
  • Cough by itself is not a disease but a part of a complex defense mechanism protecting from harmful materials entering the airways and cleaning the lungs and airways from potentially harmful materials. (elitmed.hu)
  • As a result, the body reflexively responds with a cough to clear the airways and protect the lungs. (medicall.qa)
  • CONCLUSION Most patients with cough require reassurance rather than medications, as their cough is self-limiting. (cfp.ca)
  • By stimulating cough receptors that present in the airways and other areas in the upper body, impulses travel through the vagus nerve to the cough center in the medulla, which is controlled by the higher cortical centers. (statpearls.com)
  • Then they surveyed almost 500 adults to find out if their expectations for how long a cough should last matched up with clinical data. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Chronic cough is a difficult clinical problem, partly because there is an absence of well-validated means to assess cough [ 1 , 2 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • COUGH-1 and COUGH-2 are the first companion Phase 3 trials in refractory or unexplained chronic cough, underscoring Merck's commitment to fully researching the potential for gefapixant in this patient population,' said Dr. Roy Baynes, senior vice president and head of global clinical development, chief medical officer, Merck Research Laboratories. (yahoo.com)
  • The use of pediatric-specific cough management algorithms improves clinical outcomes. (aappublications.org)
  • There is high-quality evidence that a systematic approach to the management of chronic cough in children using pediatric-specific cough algorithms improves clinical outcomes. (aappublications.org)
  • MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Clinical diagnosis of the cause of the cough, management of cough, and whether patients returned for a second visit. (cfp.ca)
  • Placebo effect in the treatment of acute cough in infants and toddlers: a randomized clinical trial. (semanticscholar.org)
  • Normally, cough is accompanied by other defense mechanisms (bronchoconstriction and secretion of sputum) that increase the effectiveness of cough. (elitmed.hu)
  • We have previously reported that the semi-automated computerised Leicester Cough Monitor detects cough accurately over 6 h and that cough frequency is increased in patients with chronic cough compared to controls [ 3 , 4 ]. (ersjournals.com)
  • The validity of the Leicester cough algorithm was assessed by randomly selecting 20 recordings (eight healthy volunteers, 12 patients with respiratory disease) which were analysed manually [ 3 ] by a blinded observer and then by the Leicester cough algorithm. (ersjournals.com)
  • Cough as a manifestation of respiratory disease can range from minor upper respiratory tract infections to serious conditions such as bronchiectasis. (aappublications.org)
  • Despite the frequency of URIs, there is limited evidence to support the few therapeutic agents currently available in the United States (US) to treat acute cough due to URI. (semanticscholar.org)
  • There remains uncertainty on the performance of the system over 24 h and across the range of expected cough frequency in larger populations. (ersjournals.com)
  • Cough in children is a common chief complaint. (aappublications.org)
  • Cough is a common reason for pediatric outpatient visits. (aappublications.org)
  • Because cough is a common presenting complaint, pediatricians must become familiar with the initial evaluation and management of children with cough to establish a diagnosis and determine appropriate therapy. (aappublications.org)
  • Cough is one of the most common complaints presented at physician visits and accounts for an estimated 29.5 million annual outpatient visits. (aappublications.org)
  • Objective determination of cough frequency (CoFr) is generally performed as part of research studies using an ambulatory cough monitoring system. (aaaai.org)
  • The primary efficacy outcomes measure for COUGH-1 and COUGH-2 were 24-hour cough frequency at Week 12, and 24-hour cough frequency at week 24, respectively, measured using an ambulatory digital audio recording device. (yahoo.com)