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I've had a pretty bad dry persistent hacking cough?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Possibilities...

First, the duration of the cough is important to determine cause.
For example, if if is present for a few days to week, the likely diagnosis is acute bronchitis. If present for over 3 weeks, then possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, chronic bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd, or even a combination of factors. See you doctor for eval and definitive treatment.

In brief: Possibilities...

First, the duration of the cough is important to determine cause.
For example, if if is present for a few days to week, the likely diagnosis is acute bronchitis. If present for over 3 weeks, then possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, chronic bronchitis, post-nasal drip, gerd, or even a combination of factors. See you doctor for eval and definitive treatment.
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