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Coughing: Introduction

Coughing: The involuntary reflex to forcefully expire air from ones lungs. See detailed information below for a list of 309 causes of Coughing, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Coughing:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Coughing

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Causes of Types of Coughing:

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Coughing: Symptom Checker

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

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Coughing Treatments

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

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Coughing: Animations

Coughing: Comorbid Symptoms

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

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Coughing

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Coughing: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Coughing

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 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 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 more »

Coughing: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Coughing

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Coughing: Related Rare Diseases

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Coughing: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Coughing listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Coughing as a symptom include:

Definitions of Coughing:

A cough is a sudden, often repetitive, spasmodic contraction of the thoracic cavity, resulting in violent release of air from the lungs, and usually accompanied by a distinctive sound. (from Wikipedia)
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Detailed list of causes of Coughing

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

How Common are these Causes of Coughing?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Coughing. Of the 309 causes of Coughing that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 7 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 10 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 294 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Coughing:

The following list of conditions have 'Coughing' 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: Coughing:

The following list of medical conditions have Coughing 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 Coughing Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Coughing 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?

    What are the alternative names for Coughing:

    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Coughing:

    Subtypes of Coughing:

    Acute cough (28 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Coughing:

    Cough (1407 causes), Lung symptoms (3280 causes), Respiratory symptoms (5166 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 Coughing:

    Runny nose (754 causes), Fever (2274 causes), Croup (17 causes), Dry cough (201 causes), Wet cough (286 causes), Respiratory tract infections, COPD, Chronic obstructive respiratory disease, Bronchitis (273 causes), Emphysema, Tuberculosis, Bronchiectasis

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    Medical News summaries about Coughing

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