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what causes a cough?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause.

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A 24-year-old male asked:

What causes coughing after eating?

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Cough: Cough after eating could be due to gastric reflux, dysfunction swallowing (i.e. After a stroke) , esophageal stricture, anxiety, among some possibilities . See doctor if concerned.
A 28-year-old male asked:

What causes hicc cough?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Phrenic nerve.: Irritation of the phrenic nerve somewhere along its course. The nerve travels from your spinal cord in your neck down through the chest, past the heart and innervates the diaphragm below.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What can cause sudden random coughing?

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Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Allergy: Patients who experience sudden random coughing often are responding to something that they are allergic to or to an irritant that triggers cough varient asthma symptoms. It may be worth seeing an allergist to try to figure out the cause.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Just wondering what causes coughing?

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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Cough: Many different causes sometimes in the same patient. Asthma/ allergies/vocal cord dysfunction/ gerd/ infections/ heart problems are a few of the possible causes.
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A 21-year-old male asked:

What's most common cause cough?

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Cough: The most common etiologies of chronic cough are upper airway cough syndrome (due to postnasal drip), asthma, and gastroesophageal reflux.

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