Treatment for Chronic Cough
If your cough lasts more than 6 weeks, it’s time to see one of our board-certified allergists. Consulting with an allergist is an important first step because we take time to get a detailed history and have special expertise in treating chronic cough.
Finding the cause
We may conduct an allergy test to determine if you’ve inhaled an allergen (such as pollen or mold), causing rhinitis (hay fever) and postnasal drip. Some cases may also need x-rays or a laryngoscopy, to see your nasal cavities and throat more clearly. The most common causes of this chronic condition are postnasal drainage, respiratory infections, asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or heartburn.