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I have had a cough for 2 months and it wont go away?

I have had a cough for 2 months and it wont go away?

Cough: You should see your doctor. Many things can cause a chronic cough such as allergies, asthma, reflux, medications, smoking, chronic lung disease, vocal cord or throat abnormalities just to name a few. It needs to be further evaluated. ...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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I have a cough for two weeks and it won't go away what can I do?

I have a cough for two weeks and it won't go away what can I do?

Stubborn cough?: If you have recently had a viral illness like influenza, a stubborn cough is common. Some people with asthma cough rather than wheeze, and some people with heartburn (gastro-esophageal reflux or GERD) will complain of stubborn cough. Cough drops, tea with honey may help in the meantime. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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I have question my husband is 42 years old in good health and has lots slot if weight o er two years. A few months ago he had a cough didn't go away. ?

I have question my husband is 42 years old in good health and has lots slot if weight o er two years. A few months ago he had a cough didn't go away. ?

Doctor can check: If the weight loss was unintentional, his primary care doctor can evaluate to find a cause for it. Causes of unintentional weight loss may be hormonal, digestive, cancer, infection, etc... A cough that doesn't go away also needs evaluation. The cause of the cough could be allergic, infectious, cancer, etc... ...Read more

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I stopped smoking two months ago and i still cough up sputum sometimes in the morning. Will it ever go away completely?

I stopped smoking two months ago and i still cough up sputum sometimes in the morning. Will it ever go away completely?

Yes: People who smoke tend to produce an excessive amount of mucus as their bodies attempt to protect against the toxins in the smoke, when they stop smoking it often takes months for the excessive mucus production to return to normal. Congratulations on stopping and things will return to normal assuming there are not any significant changes in your lung function. ...Read more

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I've had a mild cough for 2 months and it just wont go away any clues to what it is? I also have no allergies btw or none that i know of.

I've had a mild cough for 2 months and it just wont go away any clues to what it is? I also have no allergies btw or none that i know of.

Acid reflux maybe: A persistent, non productive cough may be caused by postnasal discharge or acid reflux. Try elevating the head of your bed when you sleep using a bed wedge or blocks under the head of the bed. Avoid eating 3 hours before bedtime and you can take an otc acid medication like Prilosec or Prevacid (lansoprazole) one hour before dinner. If your problems persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a cough that won't go away.

I have a cough that won't go away.

More info, please!: How long have you had it? What makes it better? or worse? Do you smoke? Are there any other symptoms, like fever, weight loss, trouble breathing? Ask again, and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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My cough won't go away, what should I do?

My cough won't go away, what should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have a cough that won't go away. What should I do?

I have a cough that won't go away. What should I do?

See ENT: Evaluation should include a chest x-ray, fiberoptic scope evaluation of your nose and larynx. The problem can be allergy or sinusitis dripping from your nose, acid refluxing from your stomach and esophagus, asthma, and others. Sometimes it is a twitchy vocal fold for months after a cold. Pertussis can cause a cough for months as well. An ENT can usually help. ...Read more

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I have this cough that won't go away. What could it be?

I have this cough that won't go away. What could it be?

Chronic cough: The 4 most common reasons for chronic cough (lasting longer than 6 weeks) are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies, sinus infection and stomach acid reflux. Other causes of cough is after an infection such as pertussis (cough without the whoop), influenza or other viral infection. In smokers, COPD and lung tumors are possibilities. ...Read more

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My cough won't go away. It's been almost a month. What should I do?

Investigate: Chronic cough can be caused by many things: allergy, heartburn, post-nasal drip, infection, etc. First try to identify what possibly could be irritating you so much to cause this constant coughing. If you can, take the antihistamine, acid med, or other otc support. If your best attempts fail, then it may be time to talk with you fp and be examined to sort out possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago but now I have this. Cough that won't go away what can it be?

Post nasal drip: Cough if more than 6 weeks needs to be worked up ( allergy, acid reflux, viral , ) take some mucnex and halls cough drops for 2 weeks if not better see a lung doctor or allergist and asthma specialist. ...Read more

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I have had a constant cough that wont go away its getting worse n is effecting my life. Help?

I have had a constant cough that wont go away its getting worse n is effecting my life. Help?

Chronic cough: The most common reason for chronic cough is asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection and stomach acid (ge) reflux. There are many other less common reasons. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in determining the diagnosis and offer a treatment approach. ...Read more

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My 7month had cough its been going on for 2m and wont go away..Dr. Said she's to young for medicines is it true..?

My 7month had cough its been going on for 2m and wont go away..Dr. Said she's to young for medicines is it true..?

See below.: Cough and cold medicines have been proven in many good studies to be pretty unhelpful, and they can have nasty side effects. This is why the fda has finally started taking them off the market! if saline nose drops and suctioning aren't helping and the cough is consistently there, your baby's doctor should examine her and see if other testing is needed to find the cause of the cough. ...Read more

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I have this dry cough that won't go away?

I have this dry cough that won't go away?

Bronchospasm.....: The possible etioligies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Bronchospasm can be due to allergy, chronic bronchitis, a form of COPD usually due to smoking or an acute infection of the airways (usually results in an acute cough). See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed since treatment depends on the precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help my son's cough wont go away! is croup. Middle of night?

Help my son's cough wont go away! is croup. Middle of night?

Croup: Croup is an acute infection, not chronic. Croup can be severe the first 2-3 days then slowly gets better. Use a humidifier, mist up the bathroom, take your child out in the cold air. You said it won't go away, how long has he had it? Your child may have something else. Schedule an appointment with your child's doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small dry cough that won't go away. What should I do?

Try this: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning seenzeing, and coughing and my cough wont go away?

I wake up every morning seenzeing, and coughing and my cough wont go away?

Allergies?: Since this is occurring every morning when you wake up, it is possible that you have an environmental allergy to dust/dust mites that are found predominantly in your bedding, pillows, & mattress. ...Read more