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cough

 [kof]
1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs; called also tussis.
2. to produce such an expulsion of air.
dry cough cough without expectoration.
productive cough cough attended with expectoration of material from the bronchi.
reflex cough a cough due to the irritation of some remote organ.
wet cough productive cough.
whooping cough see whooping cough.

dry cough

a cough that does not produce sputum.

dry cough

(drī kawf)
A cough not accompanied by expectoration; a nonproductive cough.

cough

1. a sudden noisy expulsion of air from the lungs.
2. to produce such an expulsion of air.

dry cough
cough without expectoration.
goose honk cough
a chronic, harsh, dry cough characteristic of collapsed trachea.
nocturnal cough
in dogs associated with heart disease, psychogenic coughing or collapsed trachea.
productive cough
cough attended with expectoration of material from the bronchi.
psychogenic cough
dogs sometimes associate coughing with the attention received and develop it as a habit.
cough reflex
1. the sequence of events initiated by the sensitivity of the lining of the passageways of the lung and mediated by the medulla as a consequence of impulses transmitted by the vagus nerve, resulting in coughing, i.e. the clearing of the passageways of foreign matter.
2. the response elicited by applying pressure on a trachea. Increased with inflammation of the respiratory epithelium; decreased by cough suppressants and pain.
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If it's a dry cough and not productive, no phlegm, you're not short of breath and have no fever, it's OK to wait a bit to see if it resolves,' she said.
Dry coughs are also called tickly coughs where no phlegm or mucus is produced; a chesty cough is the result of your body producing too much phlegm or mucus.
The researchers looked at 15 trials of the various types of cough medicine -from 'antitussives' to treat dry coughs to 'expectorants' for chesty coughs with phlegm -and came to the conclusion that the pounds 100 million or so spent on over-the-counter cough medicines in the UK every year may be 'an unnecessary expense'.
Victims of Sars suffer raging temperatures, dry coughs and breathing difficulties.
Sold at ambient temperature and intended for home-freezing, the freezer pops are designed to relieve dry coughs.
People who get flu can suffer from fever and headaches, aching limbs and weak muscles, sore throats, runny noses and dry coughs.
menthol and eucalyptus, Vic or Karvol for catarrh, sinusitis and dry coughs Preparations to help replace lost fluids after vomiting or diarrhoea Preparations for minor stomach upsets Soothing throat lozenges A thermometer A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and assorted dressings Safety pins, tweezers and sharp scissors.
If you're coughing up phlegm, avoid medicines designed for dry coughs.
For dry coughs there are a variety of suppressants available, but you have to be careful as some may have side-effects such as drowsiness and a dry mouth.
If you cough up phlegm, your body is clearing the infection from your lungs so never use a cough medicine designed for dry coughs.
It claims to be good for soothing dry coughs, inflamed and irritated throats, hoarseness and getting rid of catarrh.