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Persistent cough

Persistent cough: Introduction

Persistent cough: Persistent cough refers to a cough that is constant or unrelenting. See detailed information below for a list of 98 causes of Persistent cough, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Persistent cough:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Persistent cough. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Persistent cough

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Causes of Types of Persistent cough:

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Persistent cough: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Persistent cough, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Persistent cough Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Persistent cough may include:

  • Alamine Expectorant
  • Ambenyl Expectorant
  • Ambenyl Syrup
  • Codeine
  • A.B.C. Compound w/Codeine
  • Accopain
  • Actagen-C
  • Actifed w/Codeine
  • more treatments...»

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Stories from Users for Persistent cough

Real-life user stories relating to Persistent cough:

Message Boards for Persistent cough

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Persistent cough or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Persistent cough:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Persistent cough. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect sputum (if present) for color and consistency
    • Examine lymph nodes looking for enlarged cervical or Axillary lymph nodes which may indicate lung cancer
    • Examine for Horner's syndrome - e.g. dilated pupil and drooping of the upper eyelid which may indicate lung cancer.
    • Examine for possible causes of postnasal drip - e.g. sinusitis, ear infection, nasal polyps.
    • Examine lungs noting breath sounds and their intensity and also the presence of added sounds
  • more tests...»

Persistent cough: Animations

Medications or substances causing Persistent cough:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Persistent cough as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Persistent cough: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Persistent cough may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Persistent cough

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Persistent cough. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Persistent cough: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Persistent cough

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common cold....read more »

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 or adult with a persistent cough may...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...read more »

Persistent cough: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Persistent cough

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Persistent cough: Related Rare Diseases

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Persistent cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Persistent cough:

The list of organs typically affected by Persistent cough may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Persistent cough

The list below shows some of the causes of Persistent cough mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Persistent cough?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Persistent cough. Of the 98 causes of Persistent cough that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 6 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 9 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 86 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Persistent cough:

The following list of conditions have 'Persistent cough' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Persistent cough:

The following list of medical conditions have Persistent cough or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Persistent cough Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Persistent cough based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Persistent cough?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Persistent cough, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Persistent cough:

    Subtypes of Persistent cough:

    Chronic cough (151 causes), Croup (17 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Persistent cough:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Throat symptoms (3410 causes), Respiratory tract symptoms (5166 causes), Mouth symptoms (6864 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Cough symptoms (1407 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Breathing symptoms (3381 causes), Breath symptoms (3023 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Persistent cough:

    Cough (1407 causes), Persistent cough (98 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Coughing blood (224 causes), Coughing spasms (14 causes), Morning cough, Mild cough (10 causes), Chronic cough (151 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Tuberculosis, Bronchitis (273 causes), Emphysema, Pneumonia (241 causes), Bronchiectasis, Pneumoconiosis, smoking

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    Medical News summaries about Persistent cough

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Persistent cough

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