Acute and Chronic Cough
Cough is a symptom of an underlying medical condition. It is a natural reaction to an airway irritant.
Coughing is our body’s way of removing foreign substances and mucus from your lungs and upper airway passages
A cough is our body’s way of responding to irritants in our throat and airways. An irritant stimulates nerves to send a cough impulse to the brain. The brain signals the muscles of the abdomen and chest wall to give a strong push of air to the lungs to try to expel the irritant.
An occasional cough is normal and healthy. A cough that persists for several weeks or one that brings up discoloured or bloody mucus may indicate an underlying condition that requires medical attention.
Type of coughs
Productive coughs produce phlegm or mucus that comes up from the lungs or drains down the back of the throat. Coughs producing mucus are clearing mucus from the lungs and should not be suppressed.
Dry coughs is the airway’s reaction to an irritant or to asthma, or to certain medications.
Common causes — acute cough
- Common cold 普通感冒 ( viral infection of your upper respiratory tract – your nose and throat)
- Influenza – flu 流行性感冒（流感） (viral infection that attacks your respiratory system – your nose, throat and lungs)
- Inhaling an irritant
- Pneumonia 肺炎 (infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs)
- Whooping cough百日咳 (highly contagious respiratory tract infection)
Common causes — chronic cough
- Allergies 过敏 (occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance, When you have allergies, your immune system makes antibodies that identify a particular allergen as something harmful, even though it isn’t. When you come into contact with the allergen, your immune system’s reaction can inflame your skin, sinuses, airways or digestive system)
- Asthma 哮喘 (your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath)
- Bronchitis 支气管炎 (inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs)
- GERD 胃食管反流病 (Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic digestive disease that occurs when stomach acid or, occasionally, bile flows back (refluxes) into your food pipe (esophagus))
- Postnasal drip 鼻后滴漏 (when excessive mucus is produced by the nasal mucosa)
Everyone is different when it comes to cough, Understanding your causes and choose a right protocol for your cases.
My Oils Protocols
Kills viruses and bacteria, and dissolves mucus.
LEMON: Put 10 drops in a glass of water. Stir well and drink. Or take it with capsules. 4 to 6 times daily.
Thieves : one drop in half glass of water and Gargle. Apply 2-5 drops on the sole of the feet. 2-5 times daily.
PEPPERMINT: Put one drop in hot water and drink, for myself i place a drop directly inside my throat follow with a glass of water. 4 to 6 times daily.
For Allergy – Natural Antihistamine to replace synthetic antihistamine
Reduce Respiratory inflammation
For Internal & external environmental
Dilute Oregano or Thyme with V6 Oils and apply over chest area. Apply on soles of the feet 2-3 times daily.
Researchers have found that some essential oils, oregano and thyme, in particular, create an autolytic reaction in organisms, including Streptococcus pneumonia. Dr. Diane Horne of Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, told the 98th general assembly of the American Society of Microbiology about the serendipitous discovery of the impact of the oils on cells such as Streptococcus pneumonia.