Cough is a very normal illness that can happen due to irritants in your throat. Sometimes you don’t even need to treat it, it goes away with time. But sometimes it is never ending and you are constantly coughing. Constant cough takes up a lot of your energy and it shakes you up. This constant coughing can be a bit of a problem. You may need to consult your doctor.
Causes of constant coughing
There are many causes of constant coughing. They last longer than usually cough and this means that some major illness might be the cause of this. It is difficult to find out the cause until and unless you get yourself checked by a doctor.
Some of the causes of constant coughing are; asthma, air pollution, allergies, smoking and lung cancer. The most common cause of constant coughing is allergies. If you are allergic to something and you come in contact with it then it causes you to have and episodic constant coughing. It usually ends you up in tears and short of breath. Air pollution can also be called an allergy because as soon as one is in an area with air pollution, they might start coughing and won’t stop until you don’t move away from the polluted area.
If you are an asthma patient then there are certain things that cause your body to react in the form of constant cough. An asthma patient might be allergic to mint, so if they even use minty toothpaste it might lead them to an asthma attack. Which causes periodic constant cough, that is, they will cough at intervals. And this situation doesn’t calm down until inhaler is used.
If you are an addict of smoking then you will be constantly coughing. If you have smoked your entire life then you might have destroyed your lungs and that’s what leads to constant cough. Also if you are suffering from lung cancer, constant cough will also be a part of your illness.
Diseases like reflux, TB, COPD, Pertussis can all lead to constant cough. Reflux is when the acids in the stomach come up towards the throat. This causes sore throat and constant cough. COPD is mostly caused by smoking; it damages your lungs and the lungs in trying to fight release mucus, which leads to constant cough. Pertussis is when you have whopping cough. The cough is so constant that its difficult for you to breathe. TB affects the lungs most and the lungs throw back blood while you constant cough.
All of these maybe the causes of your constant coughing, these are also the problems associated with constant cough. It’s difficult to breathe, you are short of breath and it uses up all your energy, its better that you go to a doctor as soon as you realize that it’s not a normal cough.
Remedies for constant coughing
Since the common cause of a constant coughing is allergies, so the best remedy for that is to stay away from the object that you are allergic to. To avoid pollution what you can do is wear masks when you are going in a polluted area. This way you won’t breathe in the polluted air.
If smoking is the problem then its about time you quit it. Your life is more important than your addiction and you should take care of it. not only directly but smoking is also the cause of many of the disease mentioned above. It affects your lungs which in turn cause you constant coughing. If you are an asthma patient then you should stay away from things that then cause the asthma attack. Inhalers are used to calm the body down. but it still takes a while before you are back to normal.
Once it has been diagnosed what the cause of the constant coughing is, then only your treatment can begin. There could be any of the major illnesses mentioned above. Each of these illnesses requires a different treatment. Also at what stage these illnesses are also effects the treatment.
To treat a cough normally there are many home remedies that you can make use of. The first one is honey and cinnamon powder. This cough remedy has been used in my household a lot. What you have to do is to slightly heat one tablespoon of honey and then add a pinch of cinnamon powder. It soothes your throat and your coughing stops.
Also you should increase the intake of hot liquids like tea, coffee, hot milk. They all help in calming your throat down. Chicken soup can also categorize as a hot liquid. It’s a traditional old remedy for your cough. You will include onions, sweet potato, carrots, celery and parsley as well as poultry. The chicken soup is anti-inflammatory and it eases up the symptoms of your cough.
There are many other home remedies for cough but if your constant coughing is due to a serious illness then you need to take the prescribed medicines with it.