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Chronic Cough: Common Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments


2. Symptoms of Chronic Cough

While it might seem pretty self explanatory, a chronic cough causes…well, coughing! There can be other symptoms depending on what is causing the cough in the first place. Healthline lists a number of common symptoms including “a feeling of liquid dripping down the back of the throat, heartburn, hoarse voice, runny nose, sore throat, wheezing, stuffed nose, and shortness of breath.” Some less common symptoms are sleep loss, urine leakage, dizziness, fainting, headaches, chest discomfort, and even anxiety.

In more serious cases a chronic cough cause cause a patient to cough up blood, high fever, night sweats, unintentional weight loss, or persistent chest pain. If any of these symptoms happen to you, seek medical attention.

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