I hope that you are being seen by a health care professional for this cough! If not, then go see one right away. If you have seen someone already and
they haven't helped you, I would add that they need to send you to a pulmonologist (lung doctor) to see if anymore testing can be done to determine why you are coughing.
Many of the things that cause a chronic cough are:
- Allergies/ Asthma
- Acid reflux
- Lung disease (chronic bronchitis- usually from smoking)
- Medications (any of the ACE inhibitors)
- Lung cancer
If you are smoking- stop! This will make coughing worse. Pay attention to when the cough happens (all day, at night, in the morning). Cut down on milk products, as this will reduce phlegm.
If you cannot see a pulmonologist because your insurance won't let you or you have no money, then insist that your health care professional really look into this problem.