A cough is always a nuisance, often interfering with school/work performance, ability to sleep, and even participation in social activities. A chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks in an adult and longer than 4 weeks in a child.
The 3 most common reasons for a chronic cough are asthma, post nasal drip, and reflux. There are tests that can help determine the cause of your cough and thus lead to treatment.
The allergists at Highland Park Allergy and Asthma Specialists can help identify the cause of your cough and recommend a treatment course to lead to resolution.