Cough is a symptom of an underlying medical issue rather than an illness in itself. Here are some signs that will help you know if your cough is serious and when to call our home GP for a cough in Costa del Sol.
When you cough, it is either voluntary or involuntary, and it is your body's method of helping to cleanse the airways of irritants while also protecting you from infection.
Coughs are classified as acute, subacute, or chronic based on how long they persist and how severe they are.
If your cough (or your child's cough) does not go away after a few weeks or if it is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, call our Home GP for a cough in Costa del Sol:
If you or your kid is experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Cough medications are often reserved for usage when coughing is an acute condition that produces significant pain and interferes with sleep, and when it is not linked with any of the potentially problematic symptoms described above. If you take cough medication, be sure to follow the manufacturer's directions on how much to take or call our Home GP for a cough in Costa del Sol.
Cough and cold medications sold over-the-counter are meant to alleviate the symptoms of coughs and colds, rather than to treat the underlying condition. According to research, these medications have not been shown to be any more effective than inactive medications (placebo). More importantly, these drugs have the potential to cause catastrophic adverse effects, including lethal overdoses in children under the age of two years. Talk to our Home GP for a cough in Costa del Sol before you take any medication.
Coughs and colds in children less than 6 years of age should not be treated with over-the-counter medications, with the exception of fever reducers and pain relievers. In addition, consider avoiding the use of these medications in children less than the age of 12 years.
Try the following suggestions to alleviate your cough: