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what causes persistent cough?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Many answers: Most persisted cough is caused by more than one medical condition. See a pullmonologist or allergist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cough: Per Mayo Clinic common reasons for chronic cough may include: Post nasal drip, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, infections, some blood pressure medications. There are many other less common causes. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/basics/causes/con-20030883

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Could a persistent cough in a smoker be something to worry about?

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Dr. Linda Whitby
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Persistent Cough?: Smoke; no smoke -persistent cough requires a closer look-see. Although a good reason to stop smoking, very wise to make sure there is no post nasal drip, small polyp or allergen that might be causing the problem. Even nervous tics, stress signs can cause irritation.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How can I treat a very persistent cough? I think is allergic cause it begins in october and left in march, but no medicine helps me. Thx

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Define it: The best first step is to see an allergist. Finding how if and to what you're allergic is the best way to start; simply trying med after med can be frustrating. Your allergist, possibly with the help of an ENT or pulmonary physician, can help figure this out if it turns out that you're truly not allergic.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven commented
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
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Probably not in the short term, but that can definitely happen over time. Good luck!
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What causes persistent cough for a couple weeks?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Bronchitis...: Acute bronchitis can result in a cough which lasts for this duration. There can be associated bronchospasm which can cause the cough to increase even when the other symptoms are resolving. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can also cause a long-lasting cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if the cough is worsening.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of a persistent cough?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Multiple causes: The most common causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, and ge reflux. There are numerous less common causes that should also be investigated such as tumor, infection, foreign body, heart failure, etc. A lung specialist will be able to identify the cause through chest/sinus x-ray or ct, lung function test, feno, lab studies, history and exam.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Help! what could be causing my persistent cough?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Many causes: There are many possible causes of persistent cough lasting more than 3 weeks. If this is occurring after a viral illness, you may have chronic bronchitis or pneumonia. Other possible causes include aspiration and sinusitis with post nasal drip. Sometimes inflammation of the ear drum may be associated with a persistent cough. Asthma can be associated with a cough. Virtual consult appt suggested.

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