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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

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

The thyroid gland is an endocrine organ located in the front part of the neck. Its role is to make thyroid hormones, which control the way cells use energy. Hyperthyroidism results when the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...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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What is the condition that leads to having a chronic cough?

What is the condition that leads to having a chronic cough?

Many possibilities..: Etiologies of chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or even a combination of factors. These etiologies all have different treatments so you need to see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed and your doctor can help with this as well! ...Read more

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Can this postnasal drip cause chronic cough?

Can this postnasal drip cause chronic cough?

Yes: The major causes of cough included post nasal drip, asthma and reflux. This probably accounts for 90% of the reasons for cough. ...Read more

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Does asthma have a history of a chronic cough?

Does asthma have a history of a chronic cough?

Sometimes...: Asthma is characterized by recurrent bronchospasm and airway inflammation. Symptoms can include recurrent coughing as well as shortness of breath and wheezing. It occurs in episodes so episodic coughing can be a feature. See your doctor for diagnosis as well as treatment. ...Read more

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Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

Can zocor (simvastatin) cause a chronic cough?

No: Zocor (simvastatin) or simvastation don't cause chronic cough.A group of anti-hypertensives drugs called ace inhibitors may cause chronic cough. Please consult your M.D. ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments for chronic cough?

Remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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Chronic cough wont go away, should I try hydrocodone?

Chronic cough wont go away, should I try hydrocodone?

Cough: Chronic cough has multiple causes, you need to consult a seasoned allergist to help you find out what is happening, hydrocodone will only suppress it and not treat it. ...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


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