It never fails. You are in a quiet room, and all of a sudden, you start coughing. Or, worse, you are trying to go to sleep and begin having a coughing attack.
Either way, coughing can be extremely annoying and it can affect a person’s quality of life. That’s why our AFC Urgent Care Hixson team wants to share some insight on finding relief.
Why Am I Coughing?
There are many different reasons behind a person’s cough. For instance, while one cough might be due to a tickle in the throat or an irritant in the air, another cough might be due to illness like the cold or flu.
If your cough lasts for a few days with no sign of relief no matter what you try, it is time to seek medical attention.
Causes of a Cough
- Acid reflux
- Chronic bronchitis
- Common cold
- Sinus infection
When Is It Time to See a Doctor?
If your cough is persistent, it could be a sign of a medical condition like asthma. Therefore, a medical evaluation is recommended.
You should also seek medical attention if you have other symptoms along with a cough, including thick green or yellow phlegm, wheezing, a fever higher than 101 F and/or coughing up blood.
Treatment for a Cough
- Cough medicine
Are you experiencing a nonstop cough? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Hixson to get that cough treated as soon as possible!