Question by  hemasai (23)

What are the different types of cough?

My doctor often ask me why type of cough my child has and I do not know how to answer him. Can you provide me with information on the different coughs?


Answer by  Dana46 (2345)

Most coughs are categorized into two types: dry or wet. A dry cough is the scratchy cough that rarely produces mucous, while a wet cough often produces mucous as well as a wet sound.


Answer by  Meowzer (392)

There are two different types of coughs, a dry cough and a chesty or productive cough. A Chesty or productive cough produces phlegm, where as a dry cough doesn't. A dry cough is more like when you get a "frog in your throat" type of cough.


Answer by  devika (51)

Whoopingcough is a contageous disease caused among children by bacteria. The symptoms are, longcaughingfit, the caughing may be very hard makes the person to shake himself and the bloodvessels of the eyes may be breake due to effort of the caugh. Chronic caugh is the people with certain healthcondition tends to caugh involuntarily.


Answer by  Danie (993)

You can check a site like wedmd. com to find out more. There are many types - such as a hacking cough, and knowing which one will help for the doctor to give you the best information to help your child. Does the cough keep your child up at night as well?

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