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liamgmoc

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About COUGH-Common causes
« on: September 15, 2012, 12:47:45 AM »
1)Acute Respiratory Infection:-Upper Respiratory Infection, Pneumonia,Bronchitis
2)Chronic Respiratory Infection:-TB, Postnasal drip
3)Airway Diseases:-Asthma, COPD
4)Irritants:-Cigarette smoking, Inhaled foreign bodies
5)Drug Induced:-Inhaled Drugs(Aerosols),ACE Inhibitors(anti-hypertensive)

PRODUCTIVE COUGH:
.It clears the excess secretions and inhaled foreign matters.
.Expectorants are used.

NON PRODUCTIVE COUGH:
.Dry cough has no useful function.
.Anti-tussives are used.

ANTI-TUSSIVE:
->They should be used for dry cough.
->Because it suppress cough reflex,it should not be used in the presence of bronchial secretions

LOCAL ANTI_ TUSSIVE:
->It reduces the sensitivity of perephral cough receptors to its activators which include irritants and autacoids(Bradykinine).

MUCOACTIVE AGENTS:
->They clear airway from mucus secretion by
   .ability to expectorate sputum.
   .mucus hyper secretion.

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Re: About COUGH-Common causes
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 08:50:01 AM »
I made a good home remedy for my daughter and she slept without cough.
Take some coconut oil+honey+lemon juice mix it and have..sleep well without cough