Causes of Cough

Common Respiratory Infection Causes of Acute Cough: The most common cause of an everyday cough is an Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI), usually viral, of which there are many types:

Other Respiratory Infections: There are some other types of infections of the respiratory airways that may cause cough:

Other Less Common Infections: There are many, many different infectious diseases that may cause cough.

Other Infections of Nearby Areas: Infections in areas close to the throat and lungs may cause cough.

Other Causes of Acute Cough: Problems that may lead you to start coughing include:

Coughing Blood: A cough where there is blood in the sputum always needs investigation. Read more about the causes of: Coughing Blood

Causes of Chronic Cough: A chronic cough is one that has been going on for some time. It may also come and go.

Infectious Causes of Chronic Cough:

Other Causes of Chronic Cough:

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