Cough Symptoms

Fast & Effective Treatment for Cough Symptoms in Norwich, CT

Cough Norwich CT

Most of the time, an occasional cough is nothing to worry about. When your lungs become irritated, your body will try to cough out whatever is bothering them. There are plenty of irritants in the air you breathe. Things like dust, pollen, smoke, strong fragrances, and cold air can set off a hacking spell. Usually, a dry cough is a positive sign that your body is working hard to clear your airways and protect your lungs from infection.

The common cold or flu can trigger a wet cough, which is also a good thing. When you’re sick, your body releases histamine, a natural substance that inflames your nasal membranes and causes them to produce excess mucus to trap germs. A wet cough is a sign that your body is trying to clear germy mucus out of your lungs. Typically, this type of cough will gradually go away as your body recovers from the illness.

Even though a cough is a natural reflex that helps protect your body from harmful invaders, it can be disruptive and uncomfortable. If you’ve been hacking away for a while now, you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to quiet your cough symptoms once and for all. There is! Turn to the experienced medical team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich, Connecticut, for effective cough treatment.

Persistent Cough Symptoms May Require Treatment

The key to finding an effective treatment for your cough is seeing a medical provider who can determine the cause. This is important because lingering cough symptoms could be a sign of a serious viral infection, such as COVID-19 or pneumonia. Therefore, you should seek medical attention if your cough:

  • Lasts longer than two weeks
  • Is accompanied by other COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever and shortness of breath
  • Produces green, yellow, or blood-tinged mucus

Treatment for Cough Symptoms on Your Schedule

If an unrelenting cough is disrupting your daytime routine or nighttime rest, the last thing you want to do is wait several days or weeks for an appointment to see a doctor. Most likely, though, your cough does not require emergency treatment. PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers the best of both worlds in Norwich. We can provide many of the same non-emergency services as a primary care physician or an ER, but in a more welcoming setting and at a lower cost.

Contact or visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care for cough treatment today.

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