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A 36-year-old member asked:

can you tell me why i have my persistent cough?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Persistent coughing: Coughing of 4-6 weeks without an identifiable cause or improvement in symptoms should be best evaluated by a doctor. They may need to run specific lab tests or do x-rays to determine the cause. All the best.

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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.
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A 41-year-old male asked:

Is cphen effective for treating persistent cough in my 5year old?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If Dr. is monitoring: Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago). However, a school-aged child with an ongoing relationship with his doctor, who can monitor his progress on cough and cold medicines, may use such medicines. C-phen has a sedating antihistamine (chlorpheniramine), a decongestant (phenylephrine), and a cough suppressant (dm).
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!
Jan 10, 2012
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 37-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about cure for severe persistent cough?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
The cure with depend: on the cause. Medical evaluation can determine the cause which can then lead to an appropriate treatment plan.

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