Acute Infectious Cough Symptoms | Chronic and Smoker’s Cough Signs

Cough Symptoms:

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.

2 thoughts on “Acute Infectious Cough Symptoms | Chronic and Smoker’s Cough Signs

  • April 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    I have moved heaven and earth to cure my cough but I could not do so. Day by day it is dragging me towards the grave. Can you rescue me from this annoying condition?

    • April 15, 2012 at 6:24 am

      Cough is symptom of many respiratory diseases; some times it is due to an allergic response. Since how many days you are coughing? Are there any other associated symptoms such as fever, blood in sputum, or weight loss and so on, if so, let me know. If the cough is persistent, you need to do some investigations such as X-ray chest, blood tests such as ESR, CBC, and Blood sugar. Meanwhile you can try these time tested home remedies such as:
      • Raisins: they are rich in antioxidants and flavonoid compounds which protect the cells from harmful free radicals. Soak ten raisins overnight in a glass of water. Eat soaked raisins in the morning. Also drink the left water after you have eaten the raisins.
      • Cinnamon: it is a spice used in cooking or added to teas. Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon in tea and drink it daily once or twice in a day.
      • Aniseed: it is effective for dry cough. A tea prepared from aniseed is useful to cure dry hacking cough.


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