If you have a nagging cough, you may be tempted to just “live with it.” Don’t make that mistake. Even though most chronic coughs (persisting for eight weeks or longer) are not caused by a serious illness, an unresolved cough can disrupt sleep and interfere with work, home and social life.
Good news: With the right combination of treatments, chronic cough almost always can be cured.
WHY WE COUGH
Coughing protects the airways from foreign particles. But a persistent cough usually indicates that something is stimulating your cough reflex unnecessarily.
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