Chronic Cough

 

Chronic cough is technically defined as a persistent cough which has been present for more than 3 months. A cough that has been present for less than 3 months, can still impact significantly on a patient's quality of life however, and may warrant specialist input.

 

Common causes of Chronic Cough:

  • Post nasal drip
  • Asthma
  • Gatro-oesophageal reflux (GORD)
  • Medication side effects