Chronic cough is a severe cough that has lingered or lasted for more than eight weeks. The treatment depends on the cause. A home remedy may be sufficient, or you may need to see a doctor for medical treatment. Most coughs are short-lived. You may catch a virus, cough for a few days or weeks, and then you’ll start to feel better. Less often, a cough lingers for several weeks, months, or even years. A cough that lasts 8 weeks or more is called a chronic cough.
According to Healthline the following are the causes of chronic cough:
3. Chronic bronchitis
4. Allergies such as dust
5. Contaminated air
1. Chest pain
3. Runny nose
4. Coughing blood in rare cases
5. Struggling to breathe
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you have a cough that lingers for weeks, especially one that brings up sputum or blood, disturbs your sleep, or affects school or work.
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