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What are the causes of chronic cough?

What are the causes of chronic cough?

Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

What causes scabbing in the nasal passage?

Irritation: Any form of irritation: nose too dry, picking too much, overuse of nasal sprays or antihistamines, trauma, etc... ...Read more

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What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

What are common causes of a deviated nasal septum?

Trauma: A septum can naturally grow to one side or the other and a trauma can deviate the septum. Either way the septum that is supposed to be straight and in the middle is blocking the airway on one side or the other and rarely on both sides. ...Read more

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Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Are allergies or colds more often the cause of swelling of the nasal passages?

Colds: Both allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and a viral upper respiratory tract infection (a "cold") cause nasal congestion. Almost all people get colds; about 30% of the population suffers from allergic rhinitis. With allergies you never get a fever and any mucus drainage is clear. With both you get sneezing. Allergies typically cause more itching of nose and eyes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of stuffed noses?

What are the causes of stuffed noses?

There are almost too: Numerous to count reasons for nasal congestion. This mayo clinic article provides an extensive list of causes: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/nasal-congestion/my00178/method=print ...Read more

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Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Can chest congestion cause minor inflammation in the lungs because of post nasal drip?

Not likely.: Post nasal drip likely comes from the back of your nose and drips down and is usually coughed out or swallowed down your esophagus. If you get a chest cold, the inflammation comes first and then congestion from mucus production. This is then coughed out or blown out if in your nose. The post nasal drip usually comes after most of your congestion is coughed out or blown out. ...Read more

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Which of the sinuses most causes postnasal drip?

Which of the sinuses most causes postnasal drip?

Maxillary: I don't believe there has been such a study, but I would guess that the maxillary sinuses (with the largest holding capacity among sinuses) would be the ones. ...Read more

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What are the causes of acute sinusitis?

Multiple causes: Usually a normal cold or flu (upper respiratory infection) which is caused by a virus after 5 days or so causes the sinus openings to block up and then bacteria develop within the sinuses causing an acute sinusitis. This then requires treatment via oral antibiotics and decongestants. However chronic smoking and allergies can also block up the sinus openings leading to an infection as well. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

What are the possible causes of nasal septal perforation?

A few things: Cocaine, previous nose surgery, other types of nose trauma, chronic steroid sprays, and certain diseases such as wegener's granulomatosis can cause septal perforations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

What are the causes of asthma? Can GERD contribute to? I'm often short of breathe.

Multiple: There are several possible causes of asthma symptoms, including infection, allergy, and exercise. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) can certainly trigger asthma symptoms as well. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

What could be the cause of my chronic cough? (it is not asthma, gerd, post nasal drip or any of the other typical problems)

Chronic cough: Medications is another cause. Have you been trialed on meds for the cough such as an anti-reflux pill for 4-6 weeks or an inhaled medication for 4-6 weeks since much of reflux is silent and there is a large component of something called cough variant asthma with totally normal breathing tests. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sinusitis?

What are the causes of sinusitis?

Sinusitis: The common causes are bacteria and fungus. Patients with severe allergic rhinitis, severe septal deviation, nasal polyps, immunodeficiency, cystic fibrosis are prone to recurrent sinusitis. ...Read more

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What is the cause of post nasal drip?

What is the cause of post nasal drip?

Post nasal drip: The most common causes are allergies or chronic sinus infections. ...Read more

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Can stress cause inflammation of the sinus passages ?

Can stress cause inflammation of the sinus passages ?

Probably. : Excessive stress adversely affects the immune system and control of the inflammatory process related to foreign body, infectious, and cancer reactions. ...Read more

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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: these are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic thrush?

What are the causes of chronic thrush?

Fungus: Common thrush is an overgrowth of a normal oral fungus called candida albicans. It usually results from an imbalance of oral organisms secondary to antibiotic use. It can also occur in immune compromised patients. Treatment with anti fungal agents after stopping antibiotics is generally effective. ...Read more