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Chronic Cough (Pediatric)

A chronic cough can be more than a nuisance and indicate a medical disorder that could benefit from treatment. These include allergies, postnasal drip, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and drug reactions. Depending on your medical history and physical exam, your allergist can help you determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

What are the causes of chronic cough?

These include a wide range of conditions, such as allergies, postnasal drip, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and drug reactions. Depending on your medical history and physical exam, your allergist can help you determine the cause.

What is the treatment for chronic cough?

Proper treatment of chronic cough depends on the proper diagnosis.  It could range from treatment of the allergies through identification and avoidance of environmental triggers, antihistamines, or treatment of postnasal drip through use of intranasal steroids. Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux may rely on adjusting some eating habits (egs. avoiding spicy foods, caffeine) and taking prescription and nonprescription medicines.