Symptom: Chronic cough
Chronic cough: Cough that continues without resolving
Detailed cause information for symptom: Chronic cough:
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Types of Chronic cough: persistent cough (21)
Symptoms related to Chronic cough: cough (87), persistent cough (21), dry cough (19), wet cough (27), coughing blood (16), coughing spasms (7), morning cough (0), mild cough (5), persistent cough (21), severe cough (21)
Chronic cough type of: Respiratory symptoms (172), Lung symptoms (123), Cough (87), Severe cough (21), Persistent cough (21)
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Possible causes of symptom: Chronic cough: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Chronic cough as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Smoker's cough
- Chronic bronchitis
- Lung cancer
- Habitual cough
- Enlarged uvula
- Common cold
- Post-infection cough
- Upper respiratory infection
- Viral respiratory infection
- Bacterial respiratory infection
- Postnasal drip
- Upper airway obstruction
- Tracheoesophageal fistula - typically cough when eating.
- Pneumonia - see types of pneumonia
- Pneumococcal pneumonia
- Heart failure
- Foreign object in lung
- Pulmonary edema
- Congestive heart failure
- Pulmonary embolism
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Lung abscess
- Chemical lung irritation
- Dust inhalation
- Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (type of Interstitial lung disease)
- Lung fungal infection
- Esophageal diverticulum - usually cough when eating.
- Zenker's diverticulum (type of Esophageal diverticulum)
- Ear conditions - may cause vagus nerve stimulation with cough.
- Psychogenic cough
- See also other causes of cough
Medications or substances causing Chronic cough: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Chronic cough as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
- ACE inhibitors
- Captopril (Capoten)
- Enalapril (Vasotec)
- Lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil)
Conditions listing symptoms: Chronic cough: The following list of conditions have 'Chronic cough' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Conditions listing complications: Chronic cough: The following list of conditions have 'Chronic cough' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
Last revised: Nov 20, 2003
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