Coughing is a physical sensation that occurs when lungs suddenly eject air to clear breathing passages. It is a common symptom of respiratory infections (think bronchitis, colds, flu, and pneumonia) and is also associated with allergies, smoking, pollution and adverse environmental factors. A sore throat, like a cough, is a symptom to a greater ailment usually caused by a virus or an infection. Over the counter medications, humidifiers, herbal medicine, fluid therapy, nutritional supplements, acupuncture and homeopathy are all treatment options.
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