Cough

India
December 15, 2010 11:50pm CST
HEllo Guys... I want to know the differences between wet cough and dry cough and what causes it. And which one is more harmful for us.And how can we avoid it.Please help me....
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7 responses
@louievill (19704)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
The difference between both coughs is the presence of phlegm or sputum in a wet cough which is also known as a productive cough, whereas dry cough is the opposite.
@louievill (19704)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
A cough per se is not harmful, it is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying medical condition, cough is a body defense mechanism to expel harmful virus and bacteria from the body , and sometimes with the aid of mucus which we also term as phlegm or sputum which engulfs or wraps the invading microorganisms for easier expulsion.
@Kalyni2011 (3503)
• India
14 Feb 11
All in my family suffered from fever, cold, headache etc, it seems to be viral, wet cough is managable, the sputum comes out, but in dry cough your throat almost burns due to constant coughing to bringout avoid cold water, ice cream, cold air, take vitamin c, lemon, hot food is good thanks for this discussion, cheers kalyani
@amirev777 (2820)
• India
29 Jan 11
hi Wet cough is caused when there is accumulation of phlegm or mucus in your lungs, when when we cough, we find the mucus coming up to to our throat hence it is called wet cough or productive cough. Dry cough is caused by allergy or throat irritation. Though both are not desirable, wet cough if not treated can lead to respiratory tract infection. Doctor initially treat it with expectorant, which helps to clear off all the phlegm, if it does not improve then you have to resort to anti biotic treatment. Dry coughs are treated by anti-allergy medicines also called anti-histamine.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
20 Dec 10
I think the dry cough is a couch without phlegm and the wet cough i with phlegm, lie you could really hear it when a person coughs. They are both harmful though, and has to be treated with antibiotics. Couch is just caused by germs so avid it by keeping yourself and your things clean.
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
I am not really familiar what is the difference between them what i know is dry cough is the one that you will feel there is something burning inside your throat if you have an asthma usually you can experience it,when the acid from our stomach pass to the throat while we are sleeping it can also cause dry cough, if you have sinusitis or allergies too. While the wet cough is the one that has a mucus on it occurs if we have a respiratory problems like pneumonia, bronchitis etc. Both are harmful since it is coz by bacteria so better be aware of the surroundings and of course consult a doctor for a best advice. Have a great day! :)
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
hi, dry cough is more harmful than the wet, wet cough can easily bring out the phlegm, while the dry cough is hard to bring it out coz its dry. to avoid this,avoid to drink cold water or to eat cold such as ice creams, and also avoid eat sweetened foods.
@jepoi17 (119)
• Philippines
16 Dec 10
. . .cough and dry cough are both harmful to us if we cant manage them well to cure. dry cough is the severe part of cough and how to avoid them just a hygine. . . .wash your hand regularly and avoid the person that have this.take a medicine if you already have this and always be responsible to yourself. .