A member asked:

I always have a cough after really tough cardio. it's a dry cough without wheezing, and often lasts for several hours after i'm done exercising. i work out indoors, so i don't think it's from pollution. no hx of asthma.what causes this?

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Dr. Yong Wen answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Cough: There is a thing called exercise induced Asthma or bronchospasm. See if it goes away with taking albuterol inhaler before exercise.

Answered 7/22/2017

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Dr. Erik Maus answered

Bronchoconstriction: A dry cough associated with exercise could be related to exercise induced bronchoconstriction ( also known as exercise induced asthma). This might be related to the breathing of dry air and excessive response of the bronchial tree to it.

Answered 7/25/2017

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