A 44-year-old female asked:

I have been coughing to the point of gagging, it makes me incontinent and keeps me up at night. it is a dry non productive cough.

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Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Dry cough: I used to think a cough without fever was no big deal until I cracked a rib from a really hard dry persistent cough. Yours may be related to asthma, pertussis, a recent illness, allergy, ACE-inhibitors, smoking (if you smoke, stop now), or other causes. Rarely cough is related to a type of heart disease. See your doctor for pulmonary function test and chest X-ray to start.
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