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Miscellaneous Agents

❖The cough is a protective physiological reflux (both, voluntary

and involuntary) to clear the airway.

❖Infections, chemical irritants, retained body secretions and the

presence of foreign bodies that block one’s airways and causes

coughing by stimulating the nerve endings in the respiratory

tract.

❖Dry and Productive Cough: Irritative or unproductive cough

is dry cough, which may be caused by colds or by inhalation of

irritating dust and gases and produces no sputum or other

discharge,

❖ whereas productive cough is sputum or exudate producing

cough and is often associated with asthma and bronchitis.

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