What is a Chronic Cough?
A chronic cough is a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks in adults and longer than 4 weeks in kids.
Causes of a Chronic Cough
Diagnosing a Chronic Cough
There are several tests that doctors will use to diagnose your chronic cough. X-rays and CT scans will provide an image of the air passages. A lung function test will measure how well you breathe and identify if you have asthma. Mucus may be sent to a lab to see what bacteria or contaminants are in it. Another was a doctor can examine you is by inserting a scope to take a look inside your lung passages.