8 Things That Make You Cough (and What to Do About Them)

by Leigh Ann Otte, Managing Editor

Got a nagging cough that’s gone on a while? Don’t want to have it checked out? Chances are, your spouse or co-workers want you do. I’m just sayin’ …

Well, actually, our publisher Dr. Hubbard is. He’s been in your shoes. He found out his chronic cough was caused by sleep apnea, of all things. Sleep apnea (stopping breathing when you’re sleeping) can lead to heart problems and an early death. What a good thing that cough turned out to be.

In “What Causes a Chronic Cough? 8 Reasons—and Treatments,” Dr. Hubbard lists some common things that can lead to coughing. They range from the everyday (allergies) to the serious (cancer, asthma) to the unexpected (heartburn, medications).

So get to the doctor already! You may be thanking your cough afterwards.

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5 Responses to “8 Things That Make You Cough (and What to Do About Them)”

  1. mesa az family doctor Says:

    The Doctor has done a wonderful job by listing the different types of cough which if left without proper care can lead to some serious health problems. It is surprising to read that there are many reasons leading to cough. The article is very informative indeed!

  2. Marisa Tarride Says:

    Hi..
    I was doing some research on some chronic cough remedies online & came across your website. I came down w/ a bad cold 9 days ago and have had this NON STOP cough for 6 days. I also have phlegm but cannot expotorate it, unofrtunately. I took tetracycline for about 5 days but it didn’t do anything. I have even tried Mucinex for several days & nothing! I am deseperate!! My chest hurts from so much coughing!

    Please help!

    Thank you.

  3. lotte Says:

    Hi, Marisa. Thank you for checking out the article. I’m sorry that we can’t offer individual advice. If you’re worried, we always recommend seeing your health-care provider.

    Best of luck,

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor (not a doctor)
    MyFamilyDoctorMag.com

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I have a chronic cough for the past 3 years. I did many chest xrays, ct scan of the lunds all or negetive. I am really anxious to get an answer could you tell me where to start?

  5. Médico Quiropráctico Monterrey Says:

    Medico Quiropractico Monterrey…

    8 Causes for a Chronic Cough: A Family Doctor’s List…

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