Home » Featured » The 10 Common Reasons Behind That Stubborn Cough

The 10 Common Reasons Behind That Stubborn Cough

Featured, Mobile Slider Featured, Your Health

Is an incessant cough keeping you up at night, causing you a tight chest, or the result of mucus buildup?

Seasonal allergies, a flu virus, or a more serious bronchial infection are the most common reasons for a nagging cough. However, a cough can sometimes indicate a more serious health condition—such as asthma. Whatever the reason for your hacking, a cough is the body’s typical reflex when foreign material is blocking the lungs and upper airway passages.

So how do you determine one cough from another? Let’s take a look at why a cough occurs, and what the top common health conditions a cough indicates, depending on the associated symptoms of course…

1. Post Nasal Drip

Post-nasal drip, in other words, a cough that causes phlegm or mucus to drain down the back of the throat from the sinus cavities in order to keep mucus away from the lungs, is a very common source of an itchy, scratchy cough that you’d get with seasonal allergies. Those with allergies, commonly experience post-nasal drip during periods of high pollen—such as rag weed season in the late summer/early fall season.

Next »

More on ActiveBeat