Coughs are caused by flus and colds, which are triggered by viruses; allergies and asthma as the lungs react to allergens; irritants such as perfumes, cigar smoke and cold air; acid reflux when stomach acids irritate the... More »

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Coughing during and after eating may be a result of a serious condition called dysphagia, which causes a person to have trouble properly swallowing and digesting food. Dysphagia can result in numerous symptoms, coughing ... More »

According to WebMD, remedies that can help stop a cough include lozenges, hot drinks and steam. Removing irritants from the air and staying hydrated also help the body fight back against coughs. Use of a humidifier shoul... More »

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Viral illnesses, asthma, allergies, bronchospasm and exposure to respiratory irritants are among the main causes of dry cough, according to WebMD. Dry cough is defined as a cough that does not bring up any mucus. Someone... More »

For those suffering from bronchitis, a humidifier keeps the air moist and warm to help break up mucus in the lungs and provide relief for a cough, according to Mayo Clinic. Inhaling steam over a sink of hot water or usin... More »

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People who wish to cure a persistent cough and runny nose caused by allergies can take antihistamines, according to WebMD. Other ways to treat postnasal drip include taking mucus thinning medications, undertaking nasal i... More »

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The Mayo Clinic defines pneumonia as the inflammation of the air sacs in one or both lungs as a result of infection. Physiopedia categorizes the progression of pneumonia infections into four distinct stages: consolidatio... More »