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Sinusitis factor in prolonged cough

Chronic coughing is defined as a cough that lasts longer than 3 weeks and has been linked to chronic sinusitis, which is commonly an undiagnosed cause that is not identified until a CT scan of the head is done. Chronic cough is also caused by rhinitis (produces a postnasal drip), asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Sinusitis can be treated with surgery and medication, with complications of chronic coughing, such as urinary incontinence and musculoskeletal injuries resolving once the underlying problem is addressed.

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About: Sinusitis factor in prolonged cough

Date: 2 November 2005

Source: U.S News & World Report

Author: Avery Comarow

URL: http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/briefs/earnosethroat/hb051102a.htm

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