Managing the allergic cough

  • Haley Smith Amayeza Information Services
Keywords: allergic cough


Occasional coughing is normal as it assists in clearing secretions and irritants from the lungs and it may help to prevent infection. However, a cough that persists for weeks is usually the result of a medical condition. A chronic dry cough (a cough that has lasted for more than three weeks) may be a symptom of allergies. Frequent coughing is more than just an annoyance. It can be embarrassing, interrupt sleep and cause a person to become physically tired and exhausted. Severe cases of chronic cough may cause dizziness, hoarseness, muscle strains, vomiting and even rib fractures