A cough is said to be chronic if it lasts for eight weeks or longer. It can be very debilitating and significantly impair your feeling of well-being as well as interfere with your sleep. It can also alienate you from your friends and colleagues at work. Diagnosing the cause of chronic cough can be difficult. An allergist can help diagnose the cause(s) of your chronic cough.
See a well-trained & experienced allergist
At The Allergy Group, our physicians are board-certified allergists and have specialized training in management of chronic cough. We treat many patients with chronic cough and have had immense success in alleviating their cough. The most common cause of chronic cough are postnasal drip, asthma, allergies and uncontrolled acid reflux. Chronic cough can also be caused by chronic infections, certain anti-hypertensive medications or vocal cord dysfunction.
Accurate diagnosis is vital for recovery
At The Allergy Group, we obtain a complete medical history and perform detailed physical examination to gather important information about your health. This includes the medications you take, the progression of your symptoms, your past medical history, environmental and social history. Lung function tests, chest x-rays and rhinoscopy will be utilized, if need be, to assist in determining the underlying etiology of your cough.
Targeted Chronic Cough Treatment
After the complete evaluation by the physician, the reason of your cough is identified and explained to you. A personalized carefully planned treatment program is then outlined for you. This can include:
- Antihistamine and/or nasal medications
- Lifestyle modifications
- Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Asthma prevention and treatment
- Treatment of the underlying cause, such as acid reflux
The Allergy Group - Friendly, capable and experienced
Our team of physicians and healthcare professionals at The Allergy Group are highly experienced and trained to provide you with the best care. We are committed to your personal healthcare.