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.
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