Cough appointments in Norwich, CT
Sophia Yasin, NP
- Family medicine
Dawn Drewes, APRN
- Urgent care
- "... quick, straight forward, got antibiotics and feel more at peace"
Ann Meril, DNP, FNP- BC
- Urgent care
Dr. Mohammad Khan, MD
- Internal medicine
Cynthia McNeill, NP
When anything irritates your throat or airways, your body responds with a cough. Nerves are stimulated by irritation, which sends a message to your brain. To drive out the irritant, the brain instructs muscles in your chest and abdomen to push air out of your lungs.
Coughing on sometimes is quite natural and healthy. A cough that lasts for several weeks or produces yellow or bloody mucus may signal a medical problem that requires treatment. Coughing may be rather powerful at times. Coughing for an extended period of time might irritate the lungs and lead to additional coughing. Sleeplessness, dizziness or fainting, migraines, urine incontinence, vomiting, and even fractured ribs are all possible side effects.
While an occasional cough is normal, a persistent cough might indicate a medical concern.
If a cough lasts shorter than three weeks, it is called "acute." If it lasts more than eight weeks, it is called "chronic" (four weeks in children).
A cough may be caused by a variety of health problems. Depending on the cause of your cough, there are over-the-counter medications available such as suppressants or expectorants. Suppressants reduce the urge to cough and expectorants make the mucus thinner which makes it easier to clear from your throat with a cough. Some over-the-counter medications may include an antihistamine to help decongest or a pain reliever if your coughing is making you uncomfortable or causing pain.
The following medication may be prescribed by a provider on Sesame - for just $5 with free delivery. Note that prescriptions are always at your doctor's discretion.