The following Conditions are related to Cough

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  • COVID-19

    COVID-19 is caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The virus is primarily spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. It can also spread by touching surfaces contaminated with the virus and then touching the face. The virus can be transmitted by people who are asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, making it difficult to control its spread.  Read More

  • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)

    Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is caused by the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b. The bacteria is spread through respiratory droplets from coughing or sneezing of an infected person. Risk factors for Hib infection include: 1. Age: Children under the age of 5, especially those under the age of 2, are at higher risk for Hib infection. 2. Lack of vaccination: Hib vaccination is the most effective way to preve  Read More

  • Influenza (Flu)

    - Fever - Cough - Sore throat - Runny or stuffy nose - Muscle or body aches - Headaches - Fatigue - Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)  Read More

  • Measles

    1. Lack of vaccination: Individuals who have not been vaccinated against measles are at a higher risk of contracting the virus. 2. Traveling to areas with outbreaks: Traveling to regions where measles is prevalent increases the risk of exposure to the virus. 3. Weakened immune system: People with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or undergoing chemotherapy, are more susceptible to contracting measle  Read More

  • Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

    Yes, there is a vaccine available to prevent pertussis, which is typically given in combination with vaccines for diphtheria and tetanus (DTaP or Tdap). If someone is already infected with pertussis, antibiotics such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, or erythromycin can be prescribed to help reduce the severity and duration of symptoms and prevent the spread of the disease to others. It is important to seek medical treatment promp  Read More

  • Pneumonia

    Some common risk factors for pneumonia include: 1. Age: Infants and young children, as well as adults over the age of 65, are at a higher risk for pneumonia. 2. Weakened immune system: People with weakened immune systems due to conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, or organ transplants are more susceptible to pneumonia. 3. Chronic medical conditions: Chronic conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart  Read More

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

    Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that can cause mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older children, but can be more serious in infants and young children. RSV is highly contagious and spreads through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Symptoms of RSV can include coughing, wheezing, fever, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, RSV can lead to bronchiolitis or pneumonia. There i  Read More

  • Tuberculosis (TB)

    1. Weakened immune system: Individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, or certain medical conditions, are at a higher risk of developing TB. 2. Close contact with someone with active TB: Being in close contact with someone who has active TB increases the risk of contracting the disease. 3. Living in crowded or unsanitary conditions: TB is more common in areas with poor ventilat  Read More