What’s The Difference between Congestion, Dry Cough And Chesty Cough?
Congestion can be anything from stuffed up sinuses to "chest congestion" (having a lot of mucous in the airways).
A "dry cough" is one that tends to "hacky". Whether or not it is a hacking cough, a dry cough doesn't produce anything.
A "chesty" cough may more often be called a "productive cough" . There may be a "loose, rumbling" in the chest and a sense of "clearing out" after coughing. Not all productive coughs include the "loose rumbling" upon breathing, but usually when someone refers to a "chesty" cough that's what he means.
Cough is a protective reflex
action that helps clear irritants or blockages from the respiratory
passages. Chest congestion can be defined
as the feeling of congestion of the chest due to the infection and followed
by the accumulation of... read more
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