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A cough described as a "barking cough" is typically referring either to croup (an acute respiratory cough condition) or a residual chronic dry cough. Causes vary from croup, to simply a complication of a recent common cold that is taking its time to recover, whooping cough (pertussis), or to severe chronic lung diseases such as COPD. Refer to the causes of barking cough or more generally to the causes of dry cough or causes of chronic cough....more »
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Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen...read more »
Chronic lung diseases hard to diagnose: Some of the chronic lung diseases are difficult to diagnose. Even the well-knowns conditions such as asthma or lung cancer often fail to be diagnosed early. Some of the chronic lung diseases...read more »
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Medical Conditions associated with Barking cough:
Dry cough (201 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)
Symptoms related to Barking cough:
Dry cough (201 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Productive cough (133 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Bronchitis (273 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Upper airway tract infection, Noisy breathing, Stridor (695 causes), Chronic lung diseases
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