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Cough Profile

COUGH PROFILE:

 


                       A cough, is a sudden and often repetitively occurring reflex which helps to clear the large breathing passages from secretions, irritants, foreign particles and microbes. Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear.

But frequent coughing usually indicates the presence of a disease. 


Many people dismiss or adapt to a chronic cough, attributing it to something else. But a cough that lasts more than a few weeks can be a sign of something else. If so, It may be necessary to screen for the underlying cause of your chronic cough. 

 

Tests that may be performed include:


  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest x-ray
  • Chest CT scan
  • Lung scan
  • Pulmonary function tests (including oximetry)
  • Sputum analysis (if the cough produces sputum)
  • Montox
  • CBC 
  • ESR