Cough is a way of clearing irritant from the airways and lungs. Cough can be a sign that something is going on in your body system, when you cough your body is trying to expel mucus and irritant from the airways
Coughing can be caused by the number of things including infections like cold and flu, allergies and irritant like smoke and dust.
A. One of the best is to drink warm liquid tea.
B. Using vapourisers and steamy showers can also help to soothe a cough.
C. Cough medicine may also help, but ask a doctor before administering to a child under six.
SEEKING MEDICAL CARE
Seek medical attention if;
A. If you cannot speak
B. If you are having difficulty in breathing
C if you cant swallow your spit or food
D. If you notice blood in your phlegm
E. If you have persistent night sweats, fever and weight loss
Make an appointment to see a doctor immediately if you:
Develop a fever of 100°F (38°C) or higher
Cough up phlegm that’s yellow or green