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A 35-year-old member asked:

i have had a cough for a year?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Doctor: Please see a doctor before you cough up a lung. No kidding, this is obviously not going away. This is going on 11 months too long.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Could be serious: The most common causes of chronic cough are reflux, asthma, allergies, work issues, but there are many other serious causes (and asthma may be a serious issue for you down the road). See your physician, and keep at it until someone has a decent answer.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

I have had a cough for about six weeks should I service my gprs?

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Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Yes see your doctor: A chronic cough that goes on for weeks usually has a cause. In most cases, it turns out to be post-nasal drip from allergies or sinusitis, reactive airways like asthma or copd, or gastro-esophageal reflux. In some instances, it can be something more serious. Long-lasting cough requires a thorough evaluation & possibly coordination between many specialists, so get checked out.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

I have had a cough for 6 weeks after having a cold. Should I be concerned?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Bronchitis: This sounds like your cold moved into your chest and how you have bronchitis. This typically last for about a month but last 6 weeks or longer in about 25% of folks. It is usually caused by a virus so antibiotics won't help much. You should see your doc to make sure you haven't developed pneumonia or one of the more common forms of bronchitis known as asthma (or cough variant asthma).
Dr. Brian Novick
Allergy and Immunology 43 years experience
A simple breathing test can help determine this..and then medications can be given to reduce the cough.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

I have had a cough for more than a month, i don't smoke, should I be worried?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Get checked: There are several potential causes for this. A good history and exam will help to determine the cause. An x-ray may be suggested as well.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can do or what type of medication should I take for my cough that I have had for about a month?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Cough: The 4 main causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection and stomach acid reflux. A lingering cough may occur after the "flu" or other viral respiratory illness. A lingering cough may be due to whooping cough (pertussis). There are many more less common possibilities. To effectively treat, it is important to have right diagnosis-see lung specialist.
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A 23-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

I have had a cough that doesn't go away along with me loosing me voice very often i been like this for a year i was given medication and nothing?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Could be reflux?: It's interesting that chronic reflux (food sloshing up into the esophagus) may cause symptoms other than heartburn. Cough, wheezing, hoarseness are all symptoms of reflux! If you were treated specifically for cough, or for asthma, you may need a different medication to address the problem. Talk to your doctor about this. Good luck. LGromkoMD

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