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Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Can allergies cause chronic coughing?

Yes: Allergies can cause chronic coughing, but a doctor will evaluate to look for other causes. Asthma (some people cough but don't wheeze), gastroesophageal reflux (heartburn), allergic rhinitis (allergies in nose), non-allergic rhinitis (runny nose with negative allergy tests), TB (tuberculosis infection), throat cancer, lung cancer, sinusitis, drug side effects, etc... Can all cause chronic cough. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Can. Allergies cause cough and runny nose producing different color mucus like green brown yellow?

Acute Sinusitis: Allergic rhinitis can cause increased nasal congestion, cough, runny nose that can lead to discolored sputum, facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, and loss of taste/smell which are symptoms concerning for an acute sinus infection. Daily steroid nasal sprays and other allergy medications can help reduce or prevent these infections. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can sinus allergies cause coughing ?

Can sinus allergies cause coughing ?

Yes: The same allergens that trigger your sinuses to fill can also cause inflammation in your nose and cause the secretions (mucous) to drip from your nose into your throat causing a pretty significant, at times, cough. ...Read more

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Can pet allergies cause you to cough up blood, and if so, why?

Can pet allergies cause you to cough up blood, and if so, why?

Not likely: Pet allergies can be very annoying leading to allergic rhinitis or severe triggering asthma or even rarely anaphylaxis. However, pet allergies should not cause a person to cough up blood. A cough productive of blood may have many causes and a physician skilled in the evaluation such as a pulmonologist can help identify the cause so proper treatment can be given. Don't delay.... ...Read more

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I have had a nagging cough for a litle over a week, it's worse allergies cause a nagging cough, what to do?

I have had a nagging cough for a litle over a week, it's worse allergies cause a nagging cough, what to do?

Nagging cough: For over a week, if otherwise healthy, not a smoker or around smokers or pets, can be your sinuses or irritated airways, at any rate, use saline wash, can use OTC cough syrup till you see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

What could cause a dry cough in my 14 mon old? Allergies?

Likely: Allergies are a frequent cause of cough. But there are cases where the "cough" is in place of a wheeze and maybe asthma, which is treated entirely differently. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes? Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

How do you get rid of laryngitis and what are the causes?  Also what kind of allergy will make you cough?

Laryngitis: The major cause of laryngitis is viral infection, but this can also be due to allergic reactions, as can cough. In phoenix you might be concerned with the possibility of coccidiodomycosis (desert fever), and a visit to a local doctor would not be a bad idea. ...Read more

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Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies.  Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

GE Reflux/asthma/CHF: If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away. If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Causes for chronic cough? (tested negative for asthma, allergies, etc. And my GERD is controlled with meds.)

Cough: Hello. A chronic cough can be caused by a number of etiologies. As you mentioned, you have had a good work up so far. Other suggestions would be to review your medications, have an endoscopic evaluation of your vocal cords then see a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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Unexplained nonproductive cough. Meds not the cause. NP said chest x-ray several months ago were negative. Says possible allergy. Felt dismissed.

Unexplained nonproductive cough. Meds not the cause. NP said chest x-ray several months ago were negative. Says possible allergy. Felt dismissed.

See a doctor: the most common causes of dry cough are bronchspasm, acid reflux, and post nasal drip. in your case poorly selective beta blockers like metoprolol and atenolol may cause bronchospasm hence the cough. if you need a beta blocker "bystolic" would be a better choice, however a work up with lung function testing, and an exam of the posterior pharynx and vocal cords and possibly allergy testing. ...Read more

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Can an allergy from blood pressure medicine cause a persistent cough?

Side effect...: Some blood preserve medicines can cause cough as a side effect. If it is determined by your doctor that you have this side effect, and it is bothersome, then the medicine causing this side effect can be changed under your doctor's supervision. Cough as sign of allergy is possible but cough as side effect is more common with BP meds. ...Read more

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What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

What can cause a productive cough mainly in the morning every day for about a month? Been to doctors, congestion not in lungs. Allergies or asthma?

Check bedroom: Hi emily. There may be something in the bedroom that is an allegan. That can include your bedding, a feaher pillow or feather or wool blanket. Since the cough has been going on for a month, i would check your heating system. You may need to replace the filter, or clean the humidefier if you are using a humidifer or vaporizer make sure you clean them. Hopefully, symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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On occasion i feel an aching pain in forearms when i cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

On occasion i feel an aching pain in forearms when i cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, there a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. In my field of spinal surgery, coughing is known to increase the pressure in the spinal canal. And so, if a patient has a "pinched nerve" in their neck or back coughing can sometimes cause pain in their extremity. There are many other causes and an exam and more detailed history can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes feel like I have to cough when I dont even have a cold? I do have allergies and my mother had asthma, so what causes that feeling?

Why do I sometimes feel like I have to cough when I dont even have a cold? I do have allergies and my mother had asthma, so what causes that feeling?

Airways inflammation: is simply the description of asthma / rhinosinusitis, I am not sure what you meant by the allergies you have, probably it is upper airways symptoms, the inflammation of which can affect the lower airways too and cause cough even if you don't have a cold, see an allergist or your doctor for evaluation, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

How do you determine if a dry cough is caused by GERD vs allergies or asthma? No other symptoms besides a lingering dry cough and I feel a lil post na

Response to therapy: Assuming that you have narrowed the cause of your cough down to these things, it all depends on your response to medical therapy and avoidance of triggers. Your doctor could help with a trial of an inhaler like albuterol and you could also try medicines that are available over the counter for GERD and allergies. If you respond to symptomatic care, that may be al that you need. Also consider URIs. ...Read more

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When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

Not Likely: Given your description is doesn't sound like a typical allergic reaction which usually includes one or more of the following within minutes to 2 hours of ingestion: hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out. Sometimes drinking cold beverages can cause a coughing fit in some people. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more