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My mother hada persistant dry cough for about 4 years, what could be the reasons for that?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: See her doctor..
The chronic cough can be due to bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of etiologies.
For proper diagnosis and treatment, she needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If she is smoking, she needs to quit and her doctor can help with this. Good luck.

In brief: See her doctor..
The chronic cough can be due to bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of etiologies.
For proper diagnosis and treatment, she needs to be evaluated by a doctor. If she is smoking, she needs to quit and her doctor can help with this. Good luck.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cough 4 Years
A 4-year cough means chronic bronchitis, with many different associated possible causes.
While a tumor is not likely, she needs to see her primary care provider -- now. She needs a chest x-ray, then if no mass is seen and there are no signs of heart failure, she should be treated for chronic bronchitis. If not better, suspect sinus disease, acid reflux, and / or allergies. She needs to see her doc.

In brief: Cough 4 Years
A 4-year cough means chronic bronchitis, with many different associated possible causes.
While a tumor is not likely, she needs to see her primary care provider -- now. She needs a chest x-ray, then if no mass is seen and there are no signs of heart failure, she should be treated for chronic bronchitis. If not better, suspect sinus disease, acid reflux, and / or allergies. She needs to see her doc.
Dr. Robert Knox
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