Cough is a common symptom of a variety of diseases and can have a variety of causes. In addition to infections, coughing can also be caused by teething in infants and the breaking of permanent teeth or Milk teeth. Those affected are usually very surprised and have problems to find the cause of the cough in the teeth. How coughing and teeth are related and what should be considered is described in more detail below.
Cough itself is not a disease, but rather is the symptom of an underlying disease. The causes for it are wide-ranging. First and foremost, it has a purifying function for the body. It protects it from harmful substances such as foreign bodies or pathogens by transporting them out of the body together with the abruptly expelled breathing air. Basically, coughing can be distinguished on the basis of two factors:
- Duration: If the cough lasts for a maximum of 8 weeks, it is called acute. If he persists beyond this period of time, chronic coughing is said to be the case.
- Expectoration: cough accompanied by expectoration is also referred to as productive cough. Cough without sputum is called unproductive or dry cough (irritating cough)
Coughing And Teething
Babies and toddlers have cough most commonly associated with viral or bacterial infections of the upper or lower respiratory tract (eg, bronchitis). These respiratory infections in early childhood usually occur several times a year. In most cases, the respiratory infections are self-limiting, that is, they will stop working themselves after a few days or weeks. In case of uncertainty or signs such as high fever, severely impaired coughing, no improvement in symptoms after one to two weeks or, for example, in existing pre-existing conditions of the child should generally always consulted a doctor. A self-administered drug therapy of the symptom cough should always be done with caution, in adaptation to the age of the child (Caution eg. with irritant essential oils or the use of the active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid in children). Ideally, a doctor will be interviewed before giving medication.
Teething itself is a natural process and in most cases does not require a doctor’s visit or therapy. Nevertheless, in case of uncertainty, of course, a doctor can be interviewed.
Coughing as part of teething, erupting permanent teeth or wisdom teeth is usually harmless at first. If, however, other symptoms, especially fever (Pyrex), are added, consultation with a doctor should be held. Caution should be exercised in babies who are teething if they also experience symptoms such as biting, gums, ear rubbing, excessive salivation, increased excitability, frequent waking, increased sucking, facial rashes, reduced appetite for solid foods, and mild fever. Other risk groups for a problematic course of cough are people with a weak immune system. These should consult a doctor if possible when coughing.
Teething Cough Remedies
How long the symptoms of such a flu infection last if it is not treated with medication depends on the underlying disease and is therefore very different. However, it should have subsided after three to seven days and heal completely after 14 days.
When coughing, an acute and a chronic manifestation are distinguished. Chronic coughing is spoken over a period of more than three weeks. In addition, a cough with a productive cough can be distinguished from a non-productive cough (non-productive cough).
When coughing, it can generally help to drink a lot. As a result, a certain “detoxification function” can be achieved, so that the pathogens are flushed out of the body faster. In addition, the resulting secretions in the airways can be liquefied, so that it is easier to cough. There are two to three liters of warm tea or mineral water every day. It is also advisable to eat a well-balanced diet and give the body the necessary rest and time to regenerate.
A conventional medical therapy is symptomatic (the individual symptoms combating) carried out and is required only for stronger complaints.
It may be helpful to relieve the cough using the following home remedies