Chronic Cough

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  • 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:
  • 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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/16/2015

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