You’ve got an annoying cough that just won’t go away. You aren’t sick and you don’t have a serious condition. You’ve been checked by the doctor. There’s no serious health issue going on. It’s just this cough that won’t quit. You might have allergies. You might have postnasal drip. Whatever the reason, it’s a bothersome problem that is driving you crazy. You need to do something to take control of your cough so you can find some relief. You have options that you may not have tried yet. Find out what alternatives are waiting for you to help you deal with your chronic cough once and for all.
Figure Out Why Your Cough is Happening
The first step is to figure out why you have that chronic cough. Figure out if it’s allergies related to something in your house. If it is, you can take control of your environment by using certain techniques. That may mean no smoke, no incense, and you may not be able to have pets with hair. If your allergies are related to the outdoor environment, you can manage your symptoms. If high pollen is an issue, stay indoors to minimize your symptoms. If your cough is due to postnasal drip, you can take measures to manage that.
As you work to manage your cough, you may want to try a daily regimen that combines over-the-counter cough suppressants periodically throughout the day and lozenges as needed. It all depends on the unique situation, as treatment for a chronic cough is certainly not one-size-fits-all.
Talk to Our Team About Chronic Cough Solutions
If you have tried a variety of approaches but your cough is still hanging around, see our expert staff at Columbia Asthma & Allergy Clinic. Discuss any alternatives that could improve your symptoms. Make sure there is nothing with your health that needs to be resolved in order to get rid of mucus or irritation that produces a cough. You don’t have to live with this cough anymore. It’s time to control it. Contact us today and book your appointment at our office in Oregon, California, or Washington.