What is a cough?

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We've all coughed before, but have you ever stopped to wonder what a cough actually is?

In a nutshell

A cough is an explosive release of air from the lungs, brought on by the body's sudden reflex to clear the throat or airways of foreign microbes, irritants, fluids or mucus.

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Did you know?

The velocity of air from a vigorous cough can approach upwards of 800 km/hour. No wonder prolonged, intense coughing is so exhausting!

The content provided here is for information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult a healthcare professional if symptoms persist or worsen.

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