26 Jul 2019

Hack, bark, rasp, wheeze: What is a cough?

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 26 July 2019
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Dry and irritating, hacking, chesty, barking, whooping, throaty, raspy, wheezy ....the cough is the soundtrack to winter for many. What is a cough? Why do some last so long, and what is the best way to get rid of them? Dr. David King is a senior lecturer in the Medicine Program at the The University of Queensland in Australia.