Chronic Cough

Coughing may not be a thing anyone looks forward to, but an occasional cough here and there is completely normal. Irritants such as cigarette smoke, allergens, or others can cause you to cough—it’s nothing to worry about. Coughing is our body’s way of dealing with foreign objects or clearing mucus from our airway passage. Some people even have a somewhat common cough that they’re accustomed to due to certain illnesses.

However, if you have a constant cough that lingers all day for weeks or months—that is abnormal and should be looked into. When you have a cough like that it’s considered a “chronic cough,” and many people suffer from this condition. It can be quite debilitating and cause other problems such as headaches and loss of sleep.

chronic cough

How Do I Know If My Cough Is Chronic?

If you want to determine if you need treatment for a chronic cough, you need to be able to identify one. Knowing the difference between a minor nagging cough and a persistent, chronic cough will help you get the right treatment.

The main thing to remember is that the duration of your cough is what indicates a chronic cough. Coughing that lasts more than a few days such as what you deal with when you have a cold or the flu is normal. However, doctors consider a chronic cough a coughing condition that lasts almost 2 months or more. Once you move into that realm, it’s a good idea to learn about common causes, treatment, and medical options.

Chronic Cough Symptoms

Differentiating between a chronic cough and a normal cough can be a difficult task. That is because chronic cough symptoms vary widely in variety and intensity. The most common symptoms are:

It’s Important to find the underlying cause of a chronic cough as it can turn into something worse such as:

Insomnia

Insomnia

Headaches

Headaches

Dizzy Spells

Dizzy Spells

Anxiety

Anxiety

Asthma

Asthma

Do You Need Help With Your Chronic Cough?

If you struggle with a chronic cough you might be dealing with a bigger underlying cause—usually sinus-related. But, rather than just find out the source of your chronic cough—why don’t you just stop it? Advanced Sinus Relief Centers can help make your chronic cough be a thing of the past. We have numerous treatments based on the cause of your cough. 

Contact us today to schedule your appointment!

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