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Related to coughing: bronchitis, dry cough


the production of coughs.
assisted coughing a technique used to enhance the effectiveness of coughing for individuals such as quadriplegics who have ineffective diaphragmatic movement. The hands of the person assisting are placed on either side of the rib cage or on the upper abdomen under the diaphragm; the patient is instructed to exhale as the assistant pushes upward and inward.


Coughing helps break up secretions in the lungs so that the mucus can be suctioned out or expectorated. Patients sit upright and inhale deeply through the nose. They then exhale in short puffs or coughs. Coughing is repeated several times per day.


pertaining to cough.

Patient discussion about coughing

Q. What Causes Cough With Fever? Often during winter I become sick with fever and on going cough. What causes it?

A. Cough with fever can be a first sign to many respiratory tract infections with viruses or bacterias, starting from simple ones as the common cold (or "flu") up to more serious conditions such as pneumonia, that requires medical care and medications.

Q. What Treats Cough With Fever? I have the flu and so my entire body hurts, and I can't stop coughing. What type of medications can I buy over-the-counter to help me feel better?

A. Simple analgesics are good for lowering fever and easing pain. As for the cough, there is a question whether or not cough suppressants are actually recommended.

Q. Addiction to a cough syrup?? Is it true you can get addicted to cough syrup? And is so- why is that? Is it dangerous? Should I not take cough syrup?

A. here is a story about an air force pilot who had an addiction to cough suppressant who ended bad and about the phenomenon in general:

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References in classic literature ?
Featherstone, with some difficulty; breaking into a severe fit of coughing that required Mary Garth to stand near him, so that she did not find out whose horses they were which presently paused stamping on the gravel before the door.
smiled and nodded silently to Mary, and remained standing till the coughing should cease, and allow her uncle to notice her.
Presently the coughing and haemorrhage ceased, and again the wounded man tried to speak.
Again came a fit of coughing and the terrible haemorrhage.
Maybe for ten minutes they cough, maybe for half an hour, and then they straighten up, the tears from the coughing frozen on their faces, and the words they say are, 'Come, let us go on.
said Miss La Creevy, coughing delicately behind her black silk mitten.
They cough when I speak: they think coughing an objection to strong winds --they divine nothing of the boisterousness of my happiness!
Sparsit shook her head, still in her highly superior manner, and a little changed the small cough - coughing now, as if the spirit of prophecy rose within her, but had better be coughed down.
There she sat, intent upon her game, coughing now and then in a subdued manner as if she feared to disturb him--shuffling the cards, cutting, dealing, playing, counting, pegging--going through all the mysteries of cribbage as if she had been in full practice from her cradle
Katerina Ivanovna had just begun, as she always did at every free moment, walking to and fro in her little room from window to stove and back again, with her arms folded across her chest, talking to herself and coughing.
The door on to the stairs was open to relieve them a little from the clouds of tobacco smoke which floated in from the other rooms and brought on long terrible fits of coughing in the poor, consumptive woman.
Breathe in the steam slowly for a few minutes then try coughing or blowing your nose to break up the mucus.