Dry cough is that which is not associated with the presence of phlegm in the throat, and sometimes a dry cough is associated with a feeling of swelling and congestion or a tickle in the throat, one begins to try to cough to get rid of it, but to no avail.

the reasons:

A person may develop a drycough without any other accompanying symptoms, or become infected while exposed to the flu or a common cold, and the cough may continue even after recovery from these diseases, and the most important causes are:

  • The presence of inflammation in the throat.
  • Inhaling a coughing substance, such as dust or smoke.
  • Allergic rhinitis or chest.
  • There are other, less common causes, including:
  • Chronic obstructive disease of the airways.
  • Esophageal reflux.
  • Heart disease (in rare cases).
  • Whooping cough (pertussis).

Types of dry cough:

Drycough is divided into three types:

  • First: It is associated with a viral infection in the nose or throat, and the patient usually feels in this case that something is stuck in his throat.
  • Barking cough: associated with inflammation or swelling of the throat. In this case, when coughing, the patient feels pain in the throat and difficulty breathing.
  • Whooping cough: associated with the presence of bacteria. In this case, the patient coughs continuously and this is followed by inspiration.

The doctor should be consulted immediately in the following cases:

  • If the person with a dry cough is less than 5 years old.
  • If the dry cough contains mucus or blood.
  • If a dry cough is accompanied by shortness of breath.
  • If the frequency of dry cough increases especially at night.
  • If the cough is accompanied by a persistent headache, rash, or ear infections.
  • In the event of a significant weight loss with muscle pain.

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