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Why do I get a constant cough without having the flu ?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

Allergies and post nasal drip could be the cause.
You could have a more silent case of asthma too! there are other infections that cause cough that don't have flu like symptoms. Walking pneumonia is like this (chlamydia infection). A low grade pertussis (whooping cough) could cause this. When was your last DPT booster? I'd get it checked out. May be simple, may be complex? Get seen.

In brief: Many causes

Allergies and post nasal drip could be the cause.
You could have a more silent case of asthma too! there are other infections that cause cough that don't have flu like symptoms. Walking pneumonia is like this (chlamydia infection). A low grade pertussis (whooping cough) could cause this. When was your last DPT booster? I'd get it checked out. May be simple, may be complex? Get seen.
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Dr. Soroosh Armandi
Anti-Aging Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Very common

Top three reasons for cough are, asthma, post nasal drip (allergic rhinitis) or gastro-esophageal reflux.
If youre taking a blood pressure pill in the ace inhibitor class, that can also cause cough!

In brief: Very common

Top three reasons for cough are, asthma, post nasal drip (allergic rhinitis) or gastro-esophageal reflux.
If youre taking a blood pressure pill in the ace inhibitor class, that can also cause cough!
Dr. Soroosh Armandi
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Of course

The flu is one of the least common causes of cough.
The more common causes include asthma, rhino sinusitis and reflux, together account for more than 90% of chronic cough.

In brief: Of course

The flu is one of the least common causes of cough.
The more common causes include asthma, rhino sinusitis and reflux, together account for more than 90% of chronic cough.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibilities...

The possibilities for a cough lasting 3 weeks or longer include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or any combination of these factors.
The treatment of each of these is different so see you doctor so the diagnosis in your case can be made and the proper treatment rendered. Good luck!

In brief: Possibilities...

The possibilities for a cough lasting 3 weeks or longer include bronchospasm of any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or any combination of these factors.
The treatment of each of these is different so see you doctor so the diagnosis in your case can be made and the proper treatment rendered. Good luck!
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