Respiratory Disorders

Expert reports about Respiratory Disorders


INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE A COUGH DURING PREGNANCY OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is a cough?

Coughing is the sudden expulsion of air from the lungs in a manner that creates a sound. It is the result of a reflex that occurs when irritant receptors (cough receptors) in the lining (epithelium) of the airways are stimulated, either mechanically, or chemically. This can happen from the presence of even tiny amounts of foreign matter irritating the airways at any level. This can happen once in a while from normal activity, such as swallowing saliva, but coughing is more frequent when part of a chronic disease such as asthma, an infection such as the common cold, or more serious respiratory infections.


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