Category: Cough and mucus in the airways

Cystic fibrosis

ystic fibrosis is an unusual disease which means that the mucus present on the body’s mucous membranes is thicker and tougher than it should be. Mainly, it affects the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. The disease is lifelong, but there are treatments that reduce many of the problems.

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Bronchectomy – enlarged trachea

Bronchectomy means that parts of the trachea are enlarged. When you have bronchectomy, a lot of mucus forms in the trachea, which over time can make it difficult to cough up. There is treatment that relieves the hassle.

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Whooping cough

Whooping cough is an infectious disease that causes severe and long-lasting cough. For most people, whooping cough goes away by itself. Children younger than six months can become seriously ill. They are treated with antibiotics if they have or are suspected of having whooping cough.

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Cough in children

The most common reason for coughing children is a cold, but the problems can also be due to, for example, body or asthma. Coughing usually goes away by itself, although it can take several weeks. Sometimes the child needs treatment for what causes the cough or to reduce the discomfort.

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Cough

Coughing is a way for the respiratory tract to try to get rid of something that is irritating. Most often, the cough is due to a cold and then it goes off by itself, although it can take several weeks. Cough may also be due to other diseases of the airways or lungs, or that the airways are irritated by, for example, smoke.

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