- Management: Symptomatic
Coughing is a reflex that keeps your throat and airways clear. Although it can be annoying, coughing helps your body heal or protect itself. Coughs can be either acute or chronic. Acute coughs begin suddenly and usually last no more than 2 to 3 weeks. Acute coughs are the kind you most often get with a cold, flu, or acute bronchitis. Chronic coughs last longer than 2 to 3 weeks. Causes of chronic cough include
Water can help ease your cough - whether you drink it or add it to the air with a steamy shower or vaporizer. If you have a cold or the flu, antihistamines may work better than non-prescription cough medicines. Children under four should not have cough medicine. For children over four, use caution and read labels carefully.
|Definition (NCI_CTCAE)||A disorder characterized by sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound.|
|Definition (NCI)||A sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs, and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound.|
|Definition (MSH)||A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.|
|Concepts||Sign or Symptom (T184)|
|SnomedCT||207066005, 272039006, 263731006, 139190000, 139176003, 301235001, 158383001, 161935000, 161921002, 49727002|
|English||Cough, Coughs, COUGHING, Coughing, [D]Cough, Cough symptom NOS, [D]Cough (context-dependent category), Coughing - function, Complaining of cough, cough, cough (symptom), Cough [Disease/Finding], coughing symptom, cough symptom, cough symptoms, coughing, coughs, Cough symptom NOS (finding), [D]Cough (situation), Finding of cough (finding), Cough symptom, C/O - cough, Observation of cough, Cough (finding), Finding of cough, Cough, NOS, Coughing (observable entity), Coughing - function (qualifier value), C/O - cough (context-dependent category), Complaining of cough (finding)|
|Spanish||TOS, refiere: tos (hallazgo), tos - función (calificador), refiere: tos (categoría dependiente del contexto), tos - función, [D]tos (categoría dependiente del contexto), hallazgo en la tos, Cough symptom NOS, síntoma de tos, SAI, síntoma de tos, SAI (hallazgo), [D]tos, hallazgo en la tos (hallazgo), [D]tos (situación), refiere: tos, tos (hallazgo), tos, tos (entidad observable), Tos|
|Dutch||hoest, hoesten, Hoesten|
|Czech||kašel, Kašel, Kašlání|
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)
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