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What is the best way to treat persistance cough?
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Determine cause
Coughing is a symptom of a problem in your nose, throat, lungs, esophagus and rarely your heart.
It can be the result of infection, irritation, allergy, or malignancy. Any cough persisting for more than two weeks should be evaluated by your primary care physician.

In brief: Determine cause
Coughing is a symptom of a problem in your nose, throat, lungs, esophagus and rarely your heart.
It can be the result of infection, irritation, allergy, or malignancy. Any cough persisting for more than two weeks should be evaluated by your primary care physician.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
Depends on the cause.
. Chronic coughs are often caused by post-nasal drip, asthma, or even reflux (gerd). Of course infection is always a possibility, so blood work and an x-ray may need to be done. Sometimes medications (ace-inhibitors for example) can cause a dry, nagging cough. For any blood, you may need a ct or even a bronchoscopy - a lighted camera - ma need to be used.

In brief: Depends
Depends on the cause.
. Chronic coughs are often caused by post-nasal drip, asthma, or even reflux (gerd). Of course infection is always a possibility, so blood work and an x-ray may need to be done. Sometimes medications (ace-inhibitors for example) can cause a dry, nagging cough. For any blood, you may need a ct or even a bronchoscopy - a lighted camera - ma need to be used.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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