A 35-year-old member asked:
Could a persistent cough in a smoker be something to worry about?
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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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Internal Medicine 29 years experience
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Cough in smoker.: A persistent cough in a smoker is something that needs to be investigated. In those who smoke, we have another layer of concern in regards to a chronic cough. Emphysema? Chronic bronchitis? Cancer? This cough should not be ignored. And stop smoking!
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017
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