A chronic cough is one that lasts eight weeks or longer. It can impair your feeling of well-being, interfere with your sleep and alienate your friends and colleagues. Diagnosing the etiology of chronic cough can be difficult.
See a trained & experienced specialist.
At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of Tampa Bay, our physicians are board-certified in allergy/immunology and internal medicine. Over the years we have treated many patients with chronic cough. The majority of these patients have chronic cough because of postnasal drip, asthma, allergies or acid reflux. Chronic cough can also be caused by chronic infections, certain anti-hypertensive medications or vocal chord dysfunction.
Recovery begins with an accurate diagnosis.
We begin by obtaining a complete medical history and physical examination to gather important information about your health. This informs us as to the medications you take, your symptoms, your past medical history, social history and general feeling of well-being. Lung function tests, chest x-rays and rhinoscopy will assist in identifying the underlying cause of your cough.
Targeted treatment makes all the difference.
Once the cause of your cough is identified, a carefully planned treatment program will be recommended. This can include:
- Antihistamine, decongestant, nasal medications
- Lifestyle changes
- Allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots)
- Asthma treatment & prevention program
- Elimination of the underlying cause, such as chronic sinusitis or acid reflux
Trusted experience, leadership & commitment.
Our team of physicians and healthcare professionals are highly experienced and trained to provide you with the best care. The physicians are known nationally and internationally for leadership in the specialty and for doing leading edge basic and clinical research. They are committed to your personal healthcare.
Don’t let a chronic cough disrupt your lifestyle. Call (813) 971-9743 today to schedule an appointment.