Keep an Eye on Lingering Coughs

January 4, 2019

There’s more than just cold and flu going around this season. RSV and other viruses may cause slightly different symptoms, especially for those with weakened immune systems. A lingering cough can just be a normal part of RSV, or it could be something else (and certainly, a risk for infection). If you’re struggling with a cough, make sure you’re getting support (like nebulized colloidal silver) and getting checked by your doctor if the cough worsens.

can just be a normal part of RSV, or it could be something else (and certainly, a risk for infection). If you’re struggling with a cough, make sure you’re getting support (like nebulized colloidal silver) and getting checked by your doctor if the cough worsens.

When is a lingering cough a problem? RSV can cause coughs to linger for 3 months (and you’re contagious all the while), but it might be something to worry about if you’re struggling to breath (especially if you’re losing color or turning purple or blue when you cough). Shortness of breath can be serious, and you may have serious muscle strain and aches in your neck, chest, and back from it.

Although a cough that lingers months may be normal for some illnesses, there’s a risk for coughs that last more than a week that a bacterial infection is developing. Especially for people with weakened immune systems, there’s a risk for a cough to develop into a secondary infection like pneumonia or bronchitis. Fever and a renewed round of fatigue and malaise can be signs that another illness have taken hold. On the other hand, a cough that lasts all year round (and doesn’t dry up when spring gets going) could be something else entirely, like an early sign of COPD.

How can you avoid or manage a cough? Frequent hand washing helps to prevent the spread of illness. Dry weather also helps to spread viruses, so keep your home or office humid. Support your lungs directly by pairing immune supporting colloidal silver with your nebulizer, and feel the difference it makes right away.

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