Persistent Cough or chronic cough is cough that lasts for more than 8 weeks in adults and 4 weeks in children. Persistent Cough affects your sleep and leaves you exhausted. The entire throat region may feel raw and sore. Symptoms are:
• Pain in throat
• Frequent clearing of throat
• Heartburn or sour taste in mouth
• Coughing up of blood
HOW IS PERSISTENT COUGH DIAGNOSED?
A Pulmonologist/General Physician diagnoses Persistent Cough by conducting a routine chest X-ray and CT scan to determine the cause of Persistent Cough. Often, the doctor may also perform scope tests to view the nasal passage to look for probable reasons of Persistent Cough.
HOW IS PERSISTENT COUGH TREATED?
Based on the diagnosis, relevant treatment is started. It includes using antibiotics and core syrups to reduce cough and ailments. If you smoke and drink, then you may have to give up the same. Suction and nebulization is also done to get the mucus out of the system.
DID YOU KNOW?
Persistent Cough usually disappears once the underlying problem is treated.