A 19-year-old male asked:
i have been having a serious barking cough, for weeks now. it maybe allergic as the pollen count is very high these days. can anyone help me?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Steven Machtinger answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe not allergic: A barking cough suggests involvement of the windpipe and voice box - not the usual areas for allergies. Think croup, laryngotracheobronchitis, and whooping cough. Cough-variant asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, and acid reflux should also be considered. Your health care professional - medical assistant, nurse practitioner, physician's assistant, md - can help you figure this out.
Answered on May 24, 2015
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