Ever wondered why coughs don’t seem to go away?
The common cough is the most common reason for people to go to their local doctor. Usually, a cough only lasts for up to a couple weeks, so not that long, and is most likely related to an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), for example the common cold. However, a cough that persists for more than 8 weeks is termed a chronic cough and you may want to know the reasons why?
What causes coughing?
The cause of a cough really depends on how long the symptoms have been there. For example, the causes of an acute cough may be quite different from the causes of a chronic cough. In around a quarter of cases of a chronic cough it has been found there are at least 2 medical reasons for it.
Post Nasal Drip
Allergies are a common cause of Post nasal drip, but it may also be a symptom of phlegm in the throat, which causes many people to frequently clear their throats. Causes of post nasal drip include allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, and sinusitis. In addition, gastroesophageal reflux disease may be mistaken for post nasal drip.