- Producing bloody or discolored mucus
- Feeling short of breath
- Experiencing a fever
- Feeling pain in your chest
What can cause chronic coughing?
If you’ve been coughing for weeks on end, you’re probably wondering what’s causing it. People often jump to the worst possible conclusion — imagining that they have lung cancer or heart failure — but in many cases, chronic coughing is caused by a much less serious condition. Here are just a few conditions that commonly cause a nagging cough:
- Chronic bronchitis
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Postnasal drip
ACE inhibitors, which are frequently used to manage high blood pressure, can also lead to chronic coughing. Regardless of what’s causing your cough, it’s important to seek care as soon as possible so that you can achieve relief and get back to your daily routine. If you’ve been coughing for several weeks, contact DispatchHealth today to arrange treatment.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 24th, 2019