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A 33-year-old female asked:

coughing for years with several test and procedures. sometimes controlling with holding my breath. clear thick mucus and i haven't got an answer.

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Dr. Jeff Durgin
General Surgery 20 years experience
Cough: Some common causes of chronic cough include asthma, allergic rhinitis, sinus problems (for example sinus infection), and esophageal reflux of stomach contents. Other causes include cigarette smoke, certain medications such as ace inhibitors, and less commonly benign or malignant tumors. In rare cases, chronic cough may be the result of inhaling foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children). It is important to see a doctor for a full history and physical examination and appropriate imaging.

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Last updated Mar 17, 2014

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