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What causes a chronic cough?

What causes a chronic cough?

Possibilities...: Chronic cough is usually due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of etiologies. If the cough is multi factorial, all etiologies must be treated for the cough to resolve. Sometimes testing is needed for all etiologies to be diagnosed and thus proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What could cause a chronic cough?

What could cause a chronic cough?

Possibilities...: Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm due to any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of these factors. Each of these diagnoses has a different treatment so you need to continue to see your doctor until the right combination of treatments is found that resolves the cough. You may need some tests to make the complete diagnosis. So, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause my chronic cough?

What could cause my chronic cough?

Possibilities...: The most common causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a chronic cough?

How can you relieve a chronic cough?

Determine cause : There are many reasons for chronic cough including asthma, post nasal drip from sinus infection or allergies, pertussis (whooping cough), acid ge reflux and the list goes on. The treatment should be directed at the cause. A cough specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause and offering a treatment for relief. ...Read more

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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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What could isolated chronic cough mean?

What could isolated chronic cough mean?

Chronic assumes: 3 month duration or more. But the real answer to your question begs more information from you regarding at a minimum age, gender, physical location, medical history, medications, social habits, results of any recent tests and then more based upon the answers. There is no point providing a lengthy list of cough etiologies which won't be helpful and may just confuse you more. See your doctor ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a chronic cough?

What's the best way to treat a chronic cough?

Find the cause: A chronic cough has several potential causes, three of the most common being asthma, post nasal drip from rhinitis or sinusitis, and reflux. Unless you know the cause it is hard to treat a cough appropriately. ...Read more

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What causes a person to have a chronic cough?

Cough: Many things-reflux disease, bronchitis, allergies, post nasal drip, asthma, heart disease, vocal cord dysfunction to name a few of the more common. Persistent coughing should be evaluated for the cause. ...Read more

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Chronic cough for 4-5 months what could it be?

Possibilities...: Major possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or some combination of these. To determine the precise etiology and thus the treatment needed, see your doctor for evaluation. You may need some testing to figure out what is causing your cough and to get you on effective treatment. Meantime, quit smoking if you are currently smoking! good luck! ...Read more

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Chronic cough when exhaling. What can cause this?

Chronic cough when exhaling. What can cause this?

Get a Doctor to see: It could be asthma or bronchitis. If you smoke, it could be contributing to the bronchitis. Asthma can also cause cough and is often associated with wheezing, so a doctor's examination of the lungs is essential to check your lungs to find the cause of your cough. ...Read more

Dr. Russell Faust
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Chronic Cough (Definition)

Chronic cough is a cough occurring on most days for several months. It can be due to lung disease caused by smoking, lung cancer, or can be caused by chronic asthma or ...Read more