What Can I Do to Stop Coughing?

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
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Flu
  • Pneumonia
  • 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

  • Bromelain
  • Cough medicine
  • Honey
  • Hydration
  • Peppermint
  • Probiotics
  • Thyme

Are you experiencing a nonstop cough? Stop by AFC Urgent Care Hixson to get that cough treated as soon as possible!