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Hacking every morning. What can cause a person to have a chronic cough?
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Dr. Stephen Siegel
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Broncial inflammatio
Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough.
In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma is helpful for bronchial irritation.

In brief: Broncial inflammatio
Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough.
In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma is helpful for bronchial irritation.
Dr. Stephen Siegel
Dr. Stephen Siegel
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibilities...
Possibilities for chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, sinus condition or some combination of these factors.
A chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a doctor since all of these have entirely different treatments.

In brief: Possibilities...
Possibilities for chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, sinus condition or some combination of these factors.
A chronic cough needs to be evaluated by a doctor since all of these have entirely different treatments.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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