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Cough that won't quit after the sniffles, sore throat, stuffy nose have all gone away?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Post-tussive cough.

When we're sick with an upper or lower respiratory infection, the cough tends to be the last symptom to clear. This is called a post-tussive cough which, as you can surmise, means "post-cough cough".
The coughing itself makes the cough linger. The solution? Cough suppressant.

In brief: Post-tussive cough.

When we're sick with an upper or lower respiratory infection, the cough tends to be the last symptom to clear. This is called a post-tussive cough which, as you can surmise, means "post-cough cough".
The coughing itself makes the cough linger. The solution? Cough suppressant.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Inflammation...

Sometimes, after a bout of coughing, the airways are left inflamed which produces bronchospasm and additional coughing.
This can be treated with a bronchodilator inhaler as well as a steroid inhaler until the cough completely resolves. See your doctor so this can be treated!

In brief: Inflammation...

Sometimes, after a bout of coughing, the airways are left inflamed which produces bronchospasm and additional coughing.
This can be treated with a bronchodilator inhaler as well as a steroid inhaler until the cough completely resolves. See your doctor so this can be treated!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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