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My daughter has chronic cough and it's driving us both crazy! what can I do to help?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Needs Eval

She needs to be evaluated by her doctor as there are different etiologies for a chronic cough that have entirely different treatments.
Possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. Take her to her doctor asap!

In brief: Needs Eval

She needs to be evaluated by her doctor as there are different etiologies for a chronic cough that have entirely different treatments.
Possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of these factors. Take her to her doctor asap!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Madhukar Punja
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Find the cause

Chronic cough could be from several causes.
It could very benign like an upper respiratory infection, in which case it should subside in a few days to weeks. But if it persists beyond 2-3 weeks it should be investigated. Request an allergy referral if the primary care cannot help. Chronic post nasal drip (from allergy), asthma, acid reflux, chronic sinusitis may have to be ruled out.

In brief: Find the cause

Chronic cough could be from several causes.
It could very benign like an upper respiratory infection, in which case it should subside in a few days to weeks. But if it persists beyond 2-3 weeks it should be investigated. Request an allergy referral if the primary care cannot help. Chronic post nasal drip (from allergy), asthma, acid reflux, chronic sinusitis may have to be ruled out.
Dr. Madhukar Punja
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