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What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What can be the actual cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Many things: There are many things that can cause a persistent dry cough some of which are serious problems. Smoking can lead to a persistent cough so if you are smoking please stop now. Allergies, dry air, infections, medications and heart problems are just some of the things that can cause this. You should have this evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What can be cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Chronic cough: The possible etiologies of a persistent dry cough include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or some combination of these etiologies. Since the treatment of each of these is completely different, it is important that you return to your doctor if a particular treatment doesn't lead to complete resolution of the cough. If even 1 etiology is untreated, the cough will persist. ...Read more

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What could be the real root cause behind my persistent dry cough?

What could be the real root cause behind my persistent dry cough?

Asthma/other lung dz: Peristent dry cough has many possible causes- including atypical pneumonia, chronic rhintis with post nasal drip is possible- also asthma or COPD which are chronic lung conditions. There are certain meds that can cause dry cough - so if you are on BP meds - check and see if you are on something that causes this. Go see your dr for eval- may do cxr and pft to eval. ...Read more

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Whay causes a dry cough?

Whay causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Cough, especially chronic cough, can be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis or even a combination of these etiologies. Bronchitic cough tends to be productive but the rest can be "dry." if one etiology is left untreated, the person will continue to cough. So, continue to see your doctor so all nessary treatments can be given to resolve your cough. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes a dry cough?

What causes a dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dry cough?

What are some causes of dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What meds cause unproductive dry cough ?

Some BP meds: A common cause of cough due medication is a class of medication used for lowering blood pressure called ace-inhibitors, such as lisonopril. ...Read more

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Can there be a rare condition for persistent dry cough?

Three most common di: I would think of common diseases before uncommon diseases. The most common causes of a dry cough are post nasal drainage, asthma and acid reflux. Less common causes are a viral bronchitis or a viral pneumonia. See your physician. If the cough has lasted at least three weeks you need a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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I have been having this dry cough for 2 years now. What could be the cause?

Need Evaluation: Dry cough for two years needs to be properly evaluated by your physician.It may be due to 1bronchial asthma 2chronic bronchitis 3smoking side effect 4allergies 5sinusitis you are only 21 years old contact your doctor and get checked.Need detailed history/physical examination, blood test and xray chest;pulmonary function tests if indicated. ...Read more

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Hello Dr's. I have a dry cough that has been going on for 6 months. I've had a bad cold in December. Could this be the cause of my dry cough?

Hello Dr's. I have a dry cough that has been going on for 6 months. I've had a bad cold in December. Could this be the cause of my dry cough?

Chronic cough: Probably not a Cold from December, but your cough is chronic and needs to be evaluated for the cause of it. See a Dr. and you may even need some testing including a C-Xray for a 6 month cough. best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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