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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Determine cause

Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn).
You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause.

In brief: Determine cause

Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn).
You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause.
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