WHAT DOES CHRONIC COUGH MEAN?
Chronic cough is defined as being present longer than 8 weeks.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES?
Some of the most common causes include:
Post-nasal drip from rhinitis ("allergies")
Post-nasal drip from sinusitis
Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD)
CAN A CHRONIC COUGH BE CAUSED BY MEDICATION?
Yes. ACE-inhibitors, medications commonly used for high blood pressure, cause a cough in up to 15% of patients who use them.
Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA. Respiratory Succinate Sensitivity That Does Not Cross-react In An Aspirin Sensitive Asthmatic. Ann Allergy, 1994; 72:94.
Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA, Stevenson DD. Aspirin Intolerance. (Letter) Ann Allergy, 1994; 73:455-56.
Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA. Lack of Cross-Sensitivity To IV Hydrocortisone in Aspirin-Sensitive Subjects With Asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1994; 93:242.
Feigenbaum BA, Stevenson DD, Simon RA. Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate Does Not Cross-react With Aspirin in Aspirin Sensitive Asthmatics. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1995; 96:545-8.
Feigenbaum BA. Insect-sting challenges-all risk and no benefit? (Letter) J Allergy Clin Immunol 1995; 96:704-705.
Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA. Remission of Steroid Dependent Asthma Following Fundoplication for Asymptomatic Reflux. J Allergy Clin Immunol, 1995; 95:202.
Feigenbaum BA, Simon RA. A Case of Vocal Cord Dysfunction Mimicking Asthma. Ann Allergy, 1995; 74:92.
Feigenbaum, BA. Self-reported, doctor-diagnosed 'asthma' is not necessarily asthma; 78.9% of these 'asthma' cases were atopic. (Correspondence) J Allergy Clin Immunol 2008;121:1291.
Feigenbaum BA. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide in subjects with atopic asthma: Correct Definitions of the Terms Atopy and Asthma. (Correspondence) Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 2008; 101; 110.
2008 “Allergy & Immunology: What’s New?” NYU Division of General Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
2011 “Asthma”, Medicine Grand Rounds, Mount Vernon Hospital.
2011 “Effective Asthma Treatment”, Medicine Grand Rounds, Queens Hospital-Mt Sinai.
Update 9/01/2020 Hi Everyone, it's Dr Feigenbaum. We're not accepting new patients right now. You could try my colleagues at Scripps Clinic Allergy Carmel Valley. If you're a current patient and need me for something, my cell phone is 858 215 2201.
Bernard A. Feigenbaum, M.D. FACP, FAAAAI
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