Wet Cough Overview
Wet cough (productive cough) has a variety of causes, ranging in severity from mostly harmless to life-threatening. The most common cause is a respiratory infection such as the common cold, but there are many other causes.
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- Common Cold: The common cold refers to any number of viral infections of the nose and throat. Typical symptoms are all too
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- Upper Respiratory Tract Infection: Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) is a general name for the many different types of common respiratory infections. Examples include
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- Whooping Cough: Whooping cough, also called Pertussis, is a respiratory infection that is well-known for its characteristic cough. Whooping cough is
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- Croup: Croup is an inflammation of the airways, usually caused by a viral infection. The hallmark symptom of croup is a
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- Pneumonia: Pneumonia refers to lung inflammation, and often to a lung infection with fluid in the lungs. Pneumonia can be very
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