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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
Cough tic : One possibility, suggested by your statement that it irritates your family, is a cough tic. If you have had a sore throat in the past few months and y ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: I would suggest seeing your PCP since cough may be caused by a number of conditions. I would suggest an evaluation for chronic cough if it persists fo ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Josefson
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle strain: Coughing hard can produce musculoskeletal pain in the chest and diagpragm as well as possibly induce stretching pain in your lung lining.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Complicated: Most cough studies show that a chronic cough is often caused by more than one cause and thus the difficulty in establishing a cause. The most common c ... Read More
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not all about tests: A diagnosis of the cause of a chronic cough should not only be with tests. You should see a physician who listens to a full history and does a complet ... Read More
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
See below...: What tests did you have done that were normal?
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: .. on which test were done? Potential causes of persistent cough are too many to discuss here. Medication side effect is often overlooked. Persiste ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor asap: If it feels like your throat is closing go to er. It could be an allergic reaction or asthma.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Good question: There are many causes of chronic cough with white sputum production that is foamy. Copd, chronic bronchitis, heart failure, post nasal drip are all p ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Are you swallowing : It down the wrong drainpipe? Does it happen with other liquids too? If so contact your doc and explain the situation.
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A member asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Phlegm: Many reasons. Drainage from sinuses is the most common cause. Others are, smokers lung, bronchiectasis,asthma
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
I don't know but: I don't know without more information but coughing up blood is one of those symptoms that requires immediate attention by a doctor. Do not wait or hes ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: You may need to have an ear/nose/throat doctor examine your vocal cords with a small scope (office procedure). Sometimes, there can be a nerve injury ... Read More

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