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Chronic cough for 4-5 months what could it be?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine

In brief: Possibilities...

Major possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or some combination of these.
To determine the precise etiology and thus the treatment needed, see your doctor for evaluation. You may need some testing to figure out what is causing your cough and to get you on effective treatment. Meantime, quit smoking if you are currently smoking! good luck!

In brief: Possibilities...

Major possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, chronic sinusitis, chronic bronchitis or some combination of these.
To determine the precise etiology and thus the treatment needed, see your doctor for evaluation. You may need some testing to figure out what is causing your cough and to get you on effective treatment. Meantime, quit smoking if you are currently smoking! good luck!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: A few common things

The most common causes for a chronic cough in an otherwise healthy (american) person are gastroesophageal reflux, postnasal drip/allergies, and asthma.
In endemic areas/populations, TB is also a major concern. Other problems including COPD and cancer, tend to occur in people with risk factors. Generally a brief visit with exam can reveal the likely cause or any need for further testing.

In brief: A few common things

The most common causes for a chronic cough in an otherwise healthy (american) person are gastroesophageal reflux, postnasal drip/allergies, and asthma.
In endemic areas/populations, TB is also a major concern. Other problems including COPD and cancer, tend to occur in people with risk factors. Generally a brief visit with exam can reveal the likely cause or any need for further testing.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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