Chronic Cough

Chronic cough is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying condition such as asthma, post-nasal drip or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). However it should not be taken lightly as it can be exhausting, debilitating and irritating. If your cough doesn’t clear up in six weeks, please make an appointment with Pulmonary & Sleep of Tampa Bay, so we can help you treat it and keep it under control.

Diagnosis:

  • Vocal chord examination
  • Chest X-rays
  • Allergy skin tests
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Bronchial challenge
  • Esophagael pH monitoring

Treatment:

  • Treat underlying condition (asthma, post-nasal drip, GERD)
  • Breathing exercises