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Where Can I Go for My Cough?

Where Can I Go for My Cough?

Get cough treatment at AFC Urgent Care

A cough can be caused by many different things. While a cough can sometimes occur because the throat is irritated due to smoke or other fragrance in the air, a cough can also occur because an illness has set in, such as influenza, bronchitis or a cold.  Often here in Farragut, a cough can be associated with allergy related symptoms.

But when should you seek medical attention for a cough? Our team at AFC Urgent Care on North Campbell Sation Road wants to offer some insight to help you make an informed decision.

What Is a Cough?

A cough, which is also known as “tussis,” occurs when the throat and breathing passages become irritated. A cough is essentially a body’s way of clearing these passages.

While a person can cough deliberately, it can also come along as an involuntary reflex, due to something like a a foreign particle in the throat.

Causes of a Cough

  • Smoking
  • Cold
  • Flu
  • COPD
  • Pneumonia
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • GERD
  • Bronchitis
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Non-allergic rhinitis
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)

Should I See a Physician?

While some coughs disappear as fast as they appear, there are often times when a cough might need further medical attention.

If your cough has stuck around for a while or seems to be worsening, it’s a good idea to visit your doctor. It’s also a good idea to seek medical attention if you experience other symptoms along with your cough, like a fever or sore throat.  A persistent cough could be a sign of a more serious illness that should be treated quickly.  If you experience traces of blood with your cough, please consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Treatment for a Cough

  • Drink fluids, especially water.
  • Try OTC medications to alleviate discomfort.
  • Get plenty of rest.
  • Drink warm beverages to soothe the throat.

Is your cough lingering with no end in sight? Does it seem to be worsening? Then it’s time to make a stop by AFC Urgent Care of Farragut for a medical evaluation to ensure your cough is nothing more than a cough.  Contact us today!

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