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How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends....

Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed.
Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs.

In brief: Depends....

Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed.
Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs.
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