Is a Cough Contagious? Topic Guide

Is a Cough Contagious? Is a Cough Contagious?: Coughing isn’t a condition in itself, but an indication of an underlying medical condition. Coughing caused by bacterial or viral upper respiratory infections are contagious, but coughing caused by disorders like asthma and COPD is not.

Is a Cough Contagious? Topic Guide - Visuals

Is a Cough Contagious? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

acetaminophen, diphenhydramine, and phenylephrine Acetaminophen, Diphenhydramine, And Phenylephrine

Acetaminophen is a pain reliever and fever reducer...learn more »

diphenhydramine and phenylephrine Diphenhydramine And Phenylephrine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching,...learn more »

esomeprazole (injection) Esomeprazole (injection)

Esomeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach...learn more »

pantoprazole Pantoprazole

Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

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amoxicillin, omeprazole, and rifabutin Amoxicillin, Omeprazole, And Rifabutin

Amoxicillin is a penicillin antibiotic. Omeprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that decreases stomach acid. Rifabutin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria./...learn more »