Disease: Chronic Cough

    Chronic cough facts

    • Chronic cough is a cough that persists over time. Chronic cough is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition.
    • Causes of chronic cough include:
      • smoking,
      • asthma,
      • hay fever (allergic rhinitis),
      • sinus problems,
      • GERD,
      • infections, and
      • medications.
    • Treatment for chronic cough is based on addressing the underlying cause.
    • Home remedies to ease symptoms of chronic cough include:
      • staying hydrated,
      • gargling with warm saltwater,
      • cough drops,
      • honey, and
      • ginger.
    • Chronic cough may be prevented by not smoking, and managing medical problems such as asthma, postnasal drip, or GERD.

    What is chronic cough?

    Chronic cough is a cough that persists over time. Chronic cough is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom of an underlying condition. Chronic cough is a common problem and the reason for many doctor visits.

    Source: http://www.rxlist.com

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