Dry Cough Overview
A dry cough or “non-productive cough” can be caused by a variety of conditions ranging from mostly harmless to life-threatening. The common cold can produce a dry cough, especially if the condition is prolonged, although this condition may also produce a wet cough. Various other respiratory infections can cause cough, but it can also be caused by airway obstruction, ear infections, and other causes. A chronic dry cough can be produced by various chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma or COPD. See your doctor promptly for any cough symptoms.
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- Ear Infection: An ear infection can affect one or both ears. There are different types of ear infection depending on the exact
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- Asthma: Asthma is a chronic lung disease that involves inflammation and narrowing of the airways. This results in symptoms such as
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- COPD: COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a chronic lung disorder that is usually progressive. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema are
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- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too
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- Whooping Cough: Whooping cough, also called Pertussis, is a respiratory infection that is well-known for its characteristic cough. Whooping cough is
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