If a person fights a cough with drugs designed to suppress it, and takes them uncontrollably, he is at great risk. This was told by a general practitioner, candidate of medical sciences Alexey Zhyto.
This approach, he said, could lead to very serious health problems. For example, if phlegm has accumulated in the bronchi, then cough medicines block it there. The phlegm builds up and can cause severe inflammation, including pneumonia.
The doctor asks to note that a cough is not always the result of an infection. It can be caused by external irritants: dust, chemical impurities in the air or smoking, conveys the opinion of a specialist Moscow 24.
And earlier a pulmonologist explainedhow not to confuse a smoker’s cough with a cold.