Who Can I See About My Cough?

Summertime in east Tennessee brings hot temperatures—and beautiful weather! Who wants to be cooped up inside feeling under the weather when there’s so much fun to be had?!

If a cough has got you feeling less than your best, the first step to treating it is knowing exactly what’s causing it.

Why Am I Coughing?

A cough can occur for many reasons. While the all-too-familiar allergies and airborne irritants are among the most common reasons, there are other causes, too:

Reasons for a Cough

  • Air pollution
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold
  • COPD
  • GERD
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Smoking

Why Won’t My Cough Go Away?

Taking over-the-counter medications and products like throat lozenges, using a humidifier and staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids can often help you find relief from a cough.

But sometimes at-home and OTC remedies aren’t enough and a cough lingers or gets worse. When that’s the case, seek medical attention.

When You Need a Doctor for a Cough

  • Coughing up thick mucus
  • Cough has been going on for more than a week
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing

Has a cough got you feeling less than your best? Find relief from your cough by visiting AFC Urgent Care TN today!