Why Am I Coughing? A cough can occur for a number of reasons. You might be suffering from allergies, have a common cold or be affected by irritants in the air, like smoke. Most of the time, bouts of coughing last a short time. But if your cough lingers and won’t seem to go away, serious issues can arise:

Results of Coughing Too Much

  • Abdominal hernia
  • Coughed-up blood
  • Cracked ribs
  • Damage to small blood vessels and/or the throat
  • Muscular pain
  • Ruptured diaphragm

How Can I Treat My Cough?

Many times, at-home remedies can help you to find relief from a cough. However, if if your cough lingers for longer than a week, worsens or is accompanied by other symptoms, seek medical attention.

At-home Treatment for a Cough

  • Avoid using perfume or other scented products.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Get enough rest.
  • Try an OTC medication or throat lozenges.
  • Use a humidifier to add moisture to the indoor air.
Can’t stop coughing? Come by AFC Urgent Care Ooltewah today so our professionals can help you find relief!]]>