As you have noted, the "paroxysmal" stage of a clinical case of pertussis, which involves the rapid, exhausting coughing fits and the characteristic "whoop" at the end can often be extremely long. While it usually lasts 1-6 weeks, it can persist for up to 10 weeks, followed by a convalescent period.
One reason for the long duration of the cough is that by ...
The "common cold" is a syndrome that is characterized by signs and symptoms of upper respiratory infection: sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, rhinorrhea, cough, and sinus congestion. Malaise (the feeling of "feeling sick") is reported, but is generally more mild than with the flu. Fever is uncommon with colds. Myalgias and arthralgias (muscle and joint ...
The quick answer is unfortunately it depends.
If we break this question down, there are three ways coffee would likely be able to effect a cough:
The coffee directly interacts with virus (and it is most likely a virus) causing the cough
Coffee could directly effect your immune system in such a way that it changed your body's ability to respond to the ...
The bulk of the evidence says dextromethorphan (DM) is no better than placebo.
(2013) Do Cough Remedies Work?
Studies involving use of dextromethorphan in children have reported no
clinically significant difference in symptoms of cough compared with
placebo. This lack of effect is not affected by dose, because
studies of higher doses of ...
As you mentioned, whooping cough is caused by Bordetella pertussis. It proves to be a very stubborn diseases especially in children.
Why this cough lasts so long?
There could be many reasons.
Firstly, the bacteria attach themselves to the cells lining the airways and then gradually spread all over. The area of lungs and airway is quite large and it ...
There are different viruses responsible for the symptoms grouped together as "common cold":
: Virus : Incubation period :
: Adenovirus : 4-8 days :
: Coronaviruses : 2-5 days :
: Rhinovirus : 2-4 days :
It is true that a tumour in your lung can make you cough (I coughed uncontrollably day and night until mine went away) but a million much milder things can do that too. If you had a cancer growing in your lungs you would have symptoms other than just coughing. Your doctors would notice.
If the "acid reflux" and the "allergies" treatments have not helped, ...
First, the definitions: A common cold (or "head cold") is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Tracheitis and bronchitis can be refered as a "chest cold" but not common cold (WebMD).
Neither a common nor chest cold are necessary steps in developing pneumonia. You can get pneumonia without having a cold. Here's a ...
No, it just happens and you're overthinking about it. It means absolutely nothing.
Cough is a protective reflex, which helps to clear the large breathing passages from fluids, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. A cough can also be psychogenic or neurogenic but certainly not telepathic or magic.
What causes coughs:
Most coughs are caused by cold ...
Rapitus Plus (syrup) consist of:
Chlorphenamine(antihistamine)-relieves itching, sneezing, watery eyes or runny nose associated with common cold or flu.
Levodropropizine(antiussive)- helps coughs
Cap. Nuipenta-D- Antacids, Antireflux Agents & Antiulcerants
Deflazacort (MAHACORT-DZ 6)- Allergic And Inflammatory Disorders
Montelukast is used ...
Dry cough is most often non-inflammatory. If you had a flu or influenza prior to the beginning of the symptoms, then you might suffer from something post-viral. It is usually self-limiting. (Wikipedia)
The fact that cold air provokes your symptoms might be indicative of asthma. As such, you may need to see a pulmonary specialist. Certainly he/she run some ...
What you've read seems to be the case, as this systematic review shows Cochrane review; there is no evidence for its use.
There isn't evidence against its use either (I guess it hasn't shown security problems) but it doesn't seem sensible to spend your money or the health system's on medication with no evidence of efficacy.
Even if you could suppress cough completely with oral medication, which is doubtful, you still have the problem that virus can be exhaled just with breathing, and more so with talking and singing instead of just coughing. SARS-CoV-2 infects the nasal epithelium, tongue, nasooropharynx, so by breathing in the virus is being carried to the alveoli.
Ciliated epithelium lines the human respiratory tract from the posterior third of the nose to the bronchioles.
But the major part of the lung involved is distal to the bronchioles so there's no mechanism to move fluid to the mouth at this level. Hence, the cough is dry.
Update 25 April 2020
It has been previously stated in the literature that it is the ...
I'm not sure "rather" is the right word here, but the early studies showed dry cough as a more frequent correlate of Covid-19 positive PCR tests compared to wet cough, according to WebMD:
Early studies have found that at least 60% of people with COVID-19 have a dry cough. About a third have a cough with mucus, called a “wet” or “productive” cough.