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How do I get rid of a cough?
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Dr. Taraneh Azar
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: Cough
One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated.
Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists.

In brief: Cough
One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated.
Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists.
Dr. Taraneh Azar
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Agree that it is important to know the cause of cough in order to properly treat it. Common causes of cough are post nasal drip due to allergies, viral illness, sinusitis. Other causes are asthma, reflux, oossible side effects of certain medications
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depend on cause...
There are many reasons to have a cough and if even one reason is not treated, you will continue coughing.
The top reasons include bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). These etiologies all require different therapies so see your doctor so the proper etiology can be found/treated thus eliminating your cough. The cough duration is an important factor to determine etiology.

In brief: Depend on cause...
There are many reasons to have a cough and if even one reason is not treated, you will continue coughing.
The top reasons include bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). These etiologies all require different therapies so see your doctor so the proper etiology can be found/treated thus eliminating your cough. The cough duration is an important factor to determine etiology.
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