A cough often accompanies the common cold or flu, seasonal allergies, asthma, pneumonia or bronchitis. Smoke or other irritating substances in the environment can bring on a cough. GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease) may cause a cough. Medicines that control high blood pressure have been known to produce coughing.
You should not be too concerned if you have an occasional cough but if you have a chronic cough there should be concern because it may indicate the presence of a disease or an infection. The most common causes of a chronic cough are respiratory diseases such as asthma or chronic bronchitis, or digestive disorders such as heartburn.
Aromatherapists suggest that aromatherapy essential oils for coughs and essential oils for coldscan be an effective treatment. Essential oils and their uses can be issued through topical application, massage, inhalation or water immersion to stimulate a desired response.