There are various types of cough, based on the type one can suspect the underlying conditions.

These can be discussed in exams as well

Dry cough

  • Acute pleurisy
  • Croup

Wet cough

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Lung abscess
  • Lobar pneumonia

Brassy cough

  • Laryngeal carcinoma

Spluttering cough

  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Barking cough
  • Epiglottitis

Foul smelling cough

  • Bronchiectasis
  • Lung abscess

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