The symptoms of cough are also dependent on what kind of a cough you have. Here are some of these symptoms:
- When you are suffering from acute infectious coughs, you can expect to see symptoms that include chills, fevers, sore throat, body or muscle pains, vomiting, nausea, and headaches. You can also expect to have a runny nose, sinus pressure, postnasal drip, and even night sweats.
- Non-infectious coughs can display symptoms that include wheezing and sudden coughing in the presence of certain environmental factors or certain chemical fumes like solvent or smoke.
- One common symptom that can be seen in infectious and non-infectious coughs is the secretion of phlegm or mucus.
- Chronic coughs are often more difficult to read since most of the symptoms that may indicate one ailment can also point to another.
- Coughs that are caused by cancer or other more serious problems may produce symptoms like coughing up of sputum with blood, loss of appetite, difficulty swallowing, and fatigue.
- Coughs that are caused by upper respiratory problems may include symptoms like a runny nose, painful sinuses, and a worsening cough when the respiratory infection worsens.
- Smoker’s cough is often a dry cough and is often present when a person smokes and may dissipate when smoking is stopped.