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coughing

 [kof´ing]
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

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.

coughing

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. http://www.5min.com/Video/Do-Cough-Syrups-Work-5602143

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:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4608341/

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Red flags include coughing up blood-tinged phlegm, a great deal of phlegm or phlegm that is turning thicker and darker; fever; shortness of breath; and wheezing.
Augmented coughing (quad coughing) can benefit this patient; the provider places both hands on the anterolateral base of the patient's lungs to increase abdominal pressure and aid in production of a forceful cough (Arbour, 2016).
Incidence of fentanyl-induced coughing and effect of injection velocity.
The disease can last up to six weeks, even after treatment, as the coughing carries on after the bacteria has been cleared from the body.
Symptoms: A heavy and tight chest, a rattling feeling within the chest, coughing up sticky mucus, and excess mucus in the airways.
However, coughing is usually happening for a reason.
Carvalho explains, “Chronic coughing or persistent coughing may not be truly dangerous, but it is almost always annoying at best and certainly disruptive.
Tuberculosis Symptoms: A persistent cough, often with extreme tiredness, weight loss, night sweats and coughing up blood.
Parents should also be alert to the signs and symptoms of whooping cough - which include severe coughing fits accompanied by the characteristic 'whoop' sound in young children but as a prolonged cough in older children or adults.
Symptoms of whooping cough are initially mild, and then develop into severe coughing fits, which produce the namesake high-pitched "whoop" sound in infected babies and children when they inhale air after coughing.
Common signs of whooping cough in babies include coughing in short bursts, followed by a 'whoop' sound as the baby gasps for air.
Second stage symptoms include: | Intense bouts of coughing, which bring up thick phlegm; | A "whoop" sound with each sharp intake of breath after coughing; | Vomiting after coughing, especially in infants and young children, and | Tiredness and redness in the face from the effort of coughing.