What’s The Difference between Congestion, Dry Cough And Chesty Cough?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    What’s The Difference between Congestion, Dry Cough And Chesty Cough?

  2. Lisa HW profile image74
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    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.

  3. LensMan999 profile image52
    LensMan999posted 7 years ago

    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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