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Why am I getting really bad coughing attacks?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hard to say

Cough attacks may come from a variety of sources and maladies: asthma, infection ( pneumonia, bronchitis, abcess) post nasal drip, allergy, gastroesophageal reflux.
Couldn't be sure about your specific case without more history and a listen.

In brief: Hard to say

Cough attacks may come from a variety of sources and maladies: asthma, infection ( pneumonia, bronchitis, abcess) post nasal drip, allergy, gastroesophageal reflux.
Couldn't be sure about your specific case without more history and a listen.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibilities...

If you are coughing discolored sputum and you have not been coughing long, it could be acute bronchitis.
If you have been coughing for 3 weeks or longer and your cough tends to be non-productive, the possibilities include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated.

In brief: Possibilities...

If you are coughing discolored sputum and you have not been coughing long, it could be acute bronchitis.
If you have been coughing for 3 weeks or longer and your cough tends to be non-productive, the possibilities include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. See your doctor so you can be diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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