The German Society of Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine said Cough Dry cough, that is, a cough not accompanied by phlegm, may be due to several causes, most notably causes related to the respiratory system, such as inhaling irritating substances or the presence of a foreign body in the respiratory system, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and some lung diseases such as alveolitis. And pulmonary fibrosis And pulmonary embolism.
The association added that a dry cough may indicate diseases of the larynx or vocal cords, nerve irritation in the ear canal area (auricular nerve), esophageal reflux, or esophageal diverticulum.
A dry cough may also indicate a serious illness such as heart failure or Hodgkin lymphomaIt is a malignant disease that affects the lymphatic system.
Dry cough may be caused by taking certain medications, such as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors to treat high blood pressure or heart failure.
If no physical cause for dry cough is identified, it may be due to a psychological cause such as fear, anxiety, and depression.
In any case, a doctor should be consulted to determine the real cause behind the dry cough and treat it in a timely manner, especially if the cough is accompanied by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, a whistling sound while breathing, chest pain, and skin color changes. To blue.