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Chronic Cough

 A cough that persists and doesn’t go away is a chronic cough. It is not a disease in itself, but a symptom of another, underlying condition.

What causes a chronic cough?

Common causes of chronic cough include:

  • Acid Reflux
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinus infections
  • Inhaling foreign objects into the lungs (usually in children)
  • Smoking Cigarettes
  • Pneumonia
  • Whooping cough
  • Some medications used for treating high blood pressure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

If you are experiencing a persistent chronic cough, it is important to visit a doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause. Your doctor will work with you to determine a treatment depending on the cause of the cough.