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6 Reasons Why You Have Chronic Cough

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:

1. Asthma

2. Smoking

3. Chronic bronchitis

4. Allergies such as dust

5. Contaminated air

6. Infections


1. Chest pain

2. Heartburn

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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