Tina Knowles-Lawson never stops bragging on her favorite child, pop singer Beyonce Knowles' hair. On Wednesday, Lawson posted a video of a woman whose back is turned to the camera.
"I was trimming my baby's hair today and I am mocking Neal! Getting on her nerves! Being really annoying," Lawson, 65, captioned the video.
In the video, Lawson laughs as she parts the hair and combs the thin tresses.
Even though the video was intended to be lighthearted fun, some people in the medical field emailed me out of concern for the 65-year-old.
What Is a Wet Cough?
A wet cough is caused by mucus or phlegm buildup in the chest or the trachea, the windpipe that connects the throat to the lungs. A wet cough is commonly heard in children and is accompanied by runny nose, post nasal drip (mucus running down the back of the throat) and a low grade fever (below 101.5F). It is usually more noticeable after waking up in the morning or when talking. A wet cough may be accompanied by tightness in the chest or rattling sound in the chest.
What Causes a Wet Cough?
A wet cough in adults can be minor or serious based on the cause. Wet coughs can be caused by a simple cold, asthma, acid reflux, sleep apnea, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Chronic Bronchitis, pneumonia, smoking, allergies, or upper respiratory viral infections, etc.
When Should I Call My Doctor?
If your wet cough is not accompanied by other symptoms (such as difficulty breathing) and doesn't improve or persists for a week, you should call your doctor or healthcare provider. If your wet cough is accompanied by a fever (over 101.5F), difficulty breathing, or bloody sputum - don't wait. Go to the emergency room immediately to be evaluated.
The goal of treatment is not to suppress the cough. Treatment is aimed at improving the efficiency of the cough to help clear the airways.
This has been your Medical Minute.
More Info On the Web
Wet Cough | Healthline
Productive Cough (Wet Cough with Mucus) | Healthhype
Understand What Your Cough is Telling You | Robitussin®
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