Cold vs Bronchitis
Coughing can be a sign of a common cold. There is nothing to be worried about if the cough last for a few weeks, as it is likely to get better on its own. It is our body’s way to get rid of phlegm or mucus. But however if your cough continues to persists even after your cold is gone, it is time to seek for medical help.
Always tell your doctor for how long you have been coughing for. It is wise to tell him or her whether you are feeling unusual or if you have coughed up mucus. If you notice blood in your mucus or running a high fever, it is a must to see your medical practitioner.
However, a persistent cough could be a sign of asthma.
The difference between a common cold and bronchitis
When you catch a common cold, you are more likely to sneeze, have a sore throat, runny or stuffy nose , coughing, congestion or a low grade fever. These symptoms are normal but they can become worse if left untreated. At that point you develop bronchitis which consists of a persistent cough, shortness of breath, rapid breathing and soreness of the chest.
It is important to treat your common cold before it turns into an acute bronchitis.