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Coughing for 3 weeks.At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes....

Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician.
Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor.

In brief: Yes....

Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician.
Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Chris Oh
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

There are multiple causes for persistent cough.
Could be bronchitis, acid reflux or post nasal drip among others. Treatment depends on proper diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

There are multiple causes for persistent cough.
Could be bronchitis, acid reflux or post nasal drip among others. Treatment depends on proper diagnosis.
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh
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