A chronic cough is a cough that lasts 4-8 weeks in adults or children. The most common causes of a recurrent cough are postnasal drip, asthma and GERD.
Common Symptoms of Chronic Cough
- runny nose
- frequent sore throat
- shortness of breath
Common Causes of Chronic Cough
Almost anything can trigger a cough, below are some of the common causes of the chronic cough.
Diagnosis and Treatment
An allergist or healthcare provider can diagnose chronic cough and provide the best form of treatment. Below are some of the common procedures used to diagnosis chronic cough:
- chest x-ray
- CT scan
- lung function test/spirometry
- lab and scope test
Doctors may suggest treating a chronic cough with antihistamines and/or decongestants, acid blockers and cough suppressants.
If you would like to schedule an appointment for treatment of chronic cough or have any questions about respiratory conditions, call 1-800-778-9923 or visit the Allergy & Asthma Center location near you.