Coughing is the body’s way of removing foreign material/mucus from the lungs and airways. Coughing is also the body’s reaction to an irritated airway. Our pulmonary specialists Hassan Abouhouli MD, Dallas Buck APRN, Joshua Moushon APRN, and Kallie Garrett APRN utilize state of the art equipment to help diagnose and treat symptoms and minimize lung damage. Please call 918-307-5490 to schedule an appointment today.
Is having a cough normal?
While an occasional cough is normal, a cough that persists may be a sign of a medical problem. The common causes include:
- Common cold and other lung infections
- Inhaling an irritant (such as smoke, dust, chemicals or a foreign body)
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Postnasal drip
Other causes are acute or chronic sinus infection, chronic lung diseases, heart failure, laryngitis, lung cancer, medications, and blood clots in your lungs (pulmonary embolism).
How do you know if a cough is serious?
A cough can be serious if it is associated with shortness of breath, low oxygen, or coughing up blood.
What are the treatments for a cough?
Treatments for cough depend on the cause of the cough and range from over the counter to prescription medications.
If you are suffering from a constant, nagging cough and need relief please call our office at 918-307-5490 to schedule your appointment.