REGARDING MASKS: We will still require masks in all of our offices. We will not issue mask exception letters. CDC recommends that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. This includes active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response but this does not mean inhaled steroids - this is for those who take oral steroids daily at more than 20mg per day.
Cough can be acute (lasting for a few days) or chronic (lasting for weeks).
Chronic cough can be caused by a variety of conditions. The most common cause in children is from asthma while the most common cause for adults is from Post-nasal drip syndrome (allergens and irritants), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Habit and ACE inhibitors (blood pressure medications).
Chronic cough can interfere with daily activities, sleep and bladder control in females.
There is a need for specific causes to be identified in order to eliminate and treat chronic cough.
Allergists help identify causes to facilitate treatment options or initiate further investigations.