A chronic cough is more than just a nuisance, it may be a symptom of a more serious health issue. At Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd., allergy experts Suresh Anand, MD, FACP, FCCP, and Miriam Anand, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI, can determine the underlying cause of your chronic cough. They conduct comprehensive evaluations to fully understand you and your health so you get an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment plan. To get relief from your chronic cough, call the office in Tempe, Mesa, or Chandler, Arizona, or book online today.
A cough that lasts eight or more weeks is a chronic cough. But an ongoing cough isn’t only annoying, it may affect your sleep and quality of life.
In addition to the cough, you may also experience other symptoms, such as:
If your chronic cough is affecting your day-to-day life, the team at Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd. can help.
Identifying the cause of your chronic cough isn’t always easy. The most common causes include:
Though less common, your chronic cough may also develop from serious health conditions such as lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, or sarcoidosis.
When you visit Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd. for a chronic cough consultation, you can expect a thorough evaluation.
The team schedules a 2- to 3-hour block of time for your initial appointment. They want to know details about your chronic cough, including when it started and what makes it worse.
During your consultation, your specialist asks detailed questions about your cough and related symptoms. They review your personal medical history, family history, and day-to-day activities. The team may also inquire about environmental exposures that may trigger your coughing.
After your interview, your provider conducts a physical exam and may request diagnostic tests to confirm or rule out the underlying cause of your chronic cough. Testing may include:
Your specialist aims to find the cause of your cough by the end of your initial consultation so they can provide the best solution.
The team at Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd. develops individualized treatment plans for your chronic cough based on the underlying cause. Your treatment plan may include:
The team may also recommend lifestyle changes to ease your coughing, such as drinking plenty of fluids and using a cool-mist humidifier to keep the air you breathe moist.
To schedule your chronic cough evaluation so you can finally get relief, contact Allergy Associates & Asthma, Ltd., by phone or book online today.