A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. Indeed, the typical chronic cough patient who comes to her office has been coughing for more than a decade. Likewise, if you have a longterm chest condition like asthma or copd, you need to contact your doctor if the cough has made these symptoms worse. Top causes and how to get rid of persistent and dry coughs. A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. Our picks for when to worry about a persistent cough. Its the aftermath of a cold or other viral infection, says norman h.
What you need to know about the causes and treatments of persistent cough. Watch to find out whats the cause of your stubborn cough. Jamie koufmans almost forty years of successfully managing thousands of longsuffering cough patients. A feeling of liquid running down the back of your throat postnasal drip frequent throat clearing and sore throat. The most common cause of chronic cough is predictable. After an evaluation of chronic cough in children, doctors will say the most common cause is an upperrespiratory infection from one of more than 100 cold viruses. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. More than 20 million americans suffer from what is known as enigmatic chronic cough. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. See your doctor if your cough persists for more than three weeks or you get other symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. Edelman, md, chief medical officer of the american lung association. But paired with other symptoms, chronic dry cough can be the result of a larger, more serious problem including. Members of the public are now being warned to look out for a dry persistent cough one of the key. Having a persistent cough can be especially worrisome, though, and make you wonder when its time to drag yourself to the doctor.538 568 1146 1065 1473 698 373 1279 194 218 110 1067 170 924 820 941 425 610 436 893 710 658 27 1227 1590 606 783 247 1105 1612 1180 1586 943 46 1290 1490 1002 99 1480 1405 813 388 247 1491