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Chronic cough

Chronic cough: Introduction

Chronic cough: The chronic noisy sudden expulsion of air from the respiratory tract. See detailed information below for a list of 151 causes of Chronic cough, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Chronic cough:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Chronic cough

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Causes of Types of Chronic cough:

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Chronic cough: Symptom Checker

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

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Chronic cough Treatments

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Stories from Users for Chronic cough

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Message Boards for Chronic cough

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

Diagnostic tests for Chronic cough:

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

  • Physical examination
    • Inspect sputum for color and consistency if possible
    • 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
  • more tests...»

Chronic cough: Animations

Medications or substances causing Chronic cough:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Chronic 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.

Chronic cough: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Chronic 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: Chronic 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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Chronic cough: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Chronic 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 more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this 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 with more »

Chronic cough: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Chronic cough

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Chronic cough: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Chronic cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Chronic cough:

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

Detailed list of causes of Chronic cough

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

How Common are these Causes of Chronic 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 Chronic cough. Of the 151 causes of Chronic cough that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 10 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 11 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 135 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Chronic cough:

The following list of conditions have 'Chronic 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: Chronic cough:

The following list of medical conditions have Chronic 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 Chronic cough Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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

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

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

    Classifications of Chronic cough:

    Subtypes of Chronic cough:

    Persistent cough (98 causes), Croup (17 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Chronic cough:

    Respiratory symptoms (5166 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Cough (1407 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Persistent cough (98 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 Chronic 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), Persistent cough (98 causes), Severe cough (98 causes), Smoker's cough (17 causes), Asthma (320 causes), Chronic bronchitis (19 causes), Emphysema, COPD, Lung cancer (29 causes), Stress, GERD (163 causes), Habitual cough, Enlarged uvula

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    Medical News summaries about Chronic cough

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Chronic cough

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