Four Types of Coughs, One Remedy

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or as we know it,  PAGASA, warns us of a very rainy season. Today, we’ll see the difference between coughs and share one remedy you can have so that you can be ready whatever cough there is.

A dry cough is one that lacks the production of mucus or phlegm. A dry cough is typically a good sign in adults as it indicates a lack of mucus in the lungs, throat, and nasal passages, but in infants, a dry cough can mean that while mucus is present, it’s unable to be removed from the body due to undeveloped lungs. Dry cough is often associated with allergies and asthma rather than chronic seasonal or contagious infections and should also be a cause of concern if it occurs frequently, for more than 2 days in a row, or in association with other symptoms such as a fever, vomiting, restlessness, and other signs of illness.

A wet cough, also known as a productive cough, is one that produces mucus, or phlegm. Wet coughs are the type often associated with the common cold and may be relieved with plenty of hydration and rest, but in infants, a wet cough should still be evaluated by a pediatrician to ensure a serious underlying problem like influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia, cystic fibrosis, or asthma are not to blame. Aspirin, nasal decongestants, and cold medicine are not recommended for infants, but a humidifier or vaporizer may help lessen the severity of a wet cough until a pediatrician can be consulted.

Croup is caused by a viral or bacterial infection of the respiratory system, including the bronchial tubes, larynx, or trachea.Croup cough is distinguishable by the harsh “barking” sound exhibited by an infected child or infant. Croup cough is often not accompanied by most of the symptoms associated with other respiratory illnesses, like fever, runny nose, sneezing, etc. A raspy voice or sore throat, however, may be present, and often, symptoms are sporadic, reoccurring and disappearing on and off for a few hours for several days. While crough is often treatable in adults and children, infants with developing airwaves should be monitored to ensure air passages are remaining open and clear.


Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a severe form of dry cough that accompanies frequent bouts of coughing. Whooping cough is most common in children and infants who have not been vaccinated against pertussis or who are too young to receive their vaccinations. While rare, whooping cough can be severe, and even fatal, for infants and young children. In extreme cases, seizures, pneumonia, lung failure, and brain damage have even been reported. Whooping cough is a concern for infants and young children because, while treatable with antibiotics, the condition is highly contagious yet has an incubation period of between 7 and 21 days, which means that medication is sometimes unlikely to have a significant impact on treating symptoms by the time they present in full force.

With these new learnings, we now have a dilemma: We will need many, many, remedies and medicine for these coughs! Right?

Wrong. Regardless of the cause of your cough, a cough patch can be a huge help. Our own NoCough cough relief patch contains Jujube Nectar, Cinnamon, and Rhizoma Arisaematis along many others to soothe the throat and ease your cough. Being a patch rather than a liquid, it’s also really convenient so it’s a great one to use while your kids are out and about. You can use it anytime everyday so it’s a great way to keep your cough at bay.


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