Cough FAQs:


Q: Is cough a sudden and often repetitively occurring?

A: Yes, and protective reflex, which helps to clear the large breathing passages from fluids, irritants, foreign particles and microbes.

Q: Is cough made?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough associated with heart failure?

A: Yes, as the heart does not compensate for the increased volume shift to the pulmonary circulation, in turn causing pulmonary edema and resultant cough.

Q: Is cough the most common reason for visiting a primary care physician in the United States?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough a viral respiratory tract infection?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough one associated with other symptoms and further workup is dependent on these symptoms while a non specific cough occurs without other signs and symptoms?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough part of the common presentation of croup?

A: Yes, while a staccato cough has been classically described with chlamydia pneumonia.

Q: Is cough thought to be more common in children than in adults?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough a protective reflex in healthy individuals which is influenced by psychological factors?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough heart failure?

A: Yes, and pulmonary infarction and aortic aneurysm.

Q: Is cough productive?

A: Yes.

Q: Is cough similar in children with the addition of bacterial bronchitis?

A: Yes.