There are different characteristics of a cough that help in the diagnosis of the underlying illness. Coughs help to expel mucus, bacteria and other irritating substances from the respiratory tract.
Usually a cough signals an associated viral or bacterial infection, such as a cold. It can also be a respiratory infection such as whooping cough or pneumonia.
Dust, cigarette smoke or pollution in the air can also irritate. Coughing that is persistent and that develops without reason is usually caused by a more serious illness such as cancer or tuberculosis.
Drink an infusion of Rose petals, as it is one of the most effective remedies. It acts on the mucus and helps alleviate the cough.
Drink a lot of tisanes made with expectorant herbs like Lavender, Melissa, Mint, Rosewater or Thyme.
steam inhalation with Eucalyptus oil or have an infusion of leaves beside your bed to try to avoid bouts of midnight coughing.
The remedies above are for information proposes only, and should not be taken or construed as medical advice.