COUGH "Feel the Mint"
What Causes a Cough?
Coughing is the body's way of removing foreign material or mucus from the lungs and upper airway passages. Coughs have distinctive traits you can learn to recognize.
A cough is only a symptom, not a disease, and often the importance of your cough can be determined only when other symptoms are evaluated.
A productive cough produces phlegm or mucus (sputum). The mucus may have drained down the back of the throat from the nose or sinuses or may have come up from the lungs.
A productive cough generally should not be suppressed-it clears mucus from the lungs. There are many causes of a productive cough, such as:
Viral illnesses. It is normal to have a productive cough when you have a common cold. Coughing is often triggered by mucus that drains down the back of the throat.
Infections. An infection of the lungs or upper airway passages can cause a cough. A productive cough may be a symptom of pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or tuberculosis.
Chronic lung disease. A productive cough could be a sign that a disease such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is getting worse or that you have an infection.
Stomach acid backing up into the esophagus camera. This type of coughing may be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and may awaken you from sleep.
A nonproductive cough is dry and does not produce sputum. A dry, hacking cough may develop toward the end of a cold or after exposure to an irritant, such as dust or smoke. There are many causes of a nonproductive cough, such as:
Viral illnesses. After a common cold, a dry cough may last several weeks longer than other symptoms and often gets worse at night.
Bronchospasm. A nonproductive cough, particularly at night, may mean spasms in the bronchial tubes (bronchospasm) caused by irritation.
Allergies. Frequent sneezing is also a common symptom of allergic rhinitis.
Relieving a Cough using Skinner's Salve
Customers have passed along many ways they use Skinner's Salve for their benefit. One of those ways is to relieve coughing, especially a dry cough.
They have found that if you apply the salve to the bottom of your feet, then put on a sock, that within minutes the cough subsides.
We try to pass along interesting ways customer's find relief using Skinner's Salve.