Cough is a defense mechanism that helps the body to get rid of secret gathered in the airways. Sometimes it is so persistent and it won’t stop no matter how hard you try to heal it and there are reasons for it.
Although the main reason of cough is virus caused inflammations of airways, it can be a reason of cold, flu or even sinus inflammations.
But there are cases when the cough just is so persistent and it just will not stop, no matter what you are doing about it. There are some other reasons your cough won’t stop.
Asthma is chronic inflammatory lung disease that is followed with shortness of breath, whistling in the lungs and cough. Asthma is very common cause of chronic cough especially in adults. Chronic cough can also be caused with inflammations of the mucous membrane of the nose when the secretion is moving to the throat. This secretion can cause irritation to the cough receptors when it is in bigger amounts.
Obstructive lung disease
Chronic obstructive lung disease is a disease that is very common in smokers and it is a cause of both chronic and acute cough.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Chronic stress is one of main reasons for persistent cough. To get rid of the cough first you need to find the best defense mechanism to reduce the stress that is affecting your organism.
Lack of liquids
Cough is drying the mucus membranes of the airways and increases chance of it inflammation and increasing the intensity of cough. Therefore it is very important to keep the airways moisturized drinking at least 2 liters of water daily especially during the time you are sick.
Dry air can be the reason that is affecting your cough. Make sure the air in the room you are staying contains the right level of moist.
NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU VISIT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE BOTHERED WITH COUGH LONGER THAN A WEEK, IF TEMPERATURE IS FOLLOWING SYMPTOM, IF THE SLIME IS YELLOW-GREEN OR BLOODY, WHEN YOU HAVE BREATHING PROBLEMS, INCREASED HEART RATE AND CHEST PAIN AS FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS WITH COUGH.