Do you have a chronic cough and need to find some form of relief?

If you are experiencing a persistent or chronic cough that lasts for three weeks, it is vital that you see your doctor soonest. There could be a serious underlying condition.

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How does a chronic cough differ from a normal cough?

Coughing helps our body to remove irritants that may be affecting our airways. Whereas a usual bout of coughing can be eased without any form of treatment, a chronic cough may require some treatment. Chronic coughs generally persist for a minimum of eight weeks.

Possible causes

Possible causes of a chronic cough include chronic bronchitis, eosinophilic bronchitis, asthma, a post-nasal drip, sinusitis and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

Which women are more prone to chronic cough?

If women are overweight and smoke, they will be more prone to the condition. It may occur around the time that they experience the menopausal stage.

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