10 Questions to Test Your Medical IQ

How much about chronic cough do you know? Do you suffer from persistent coughing or a nagging itch at the back of your throat? How about a friend? A loved one? A colleague?

Knowledge is power. Knowing what your symptoms mean can help to restore health and happiness!

So…do you consider yourself a medical wizard? Test your knowledge today!

Take the Chronic Cough Quiz!

  1. The word “chronic” in “chronic cough” means:
    • A. Curable
    • B. Long-term
    • C. Controllable
    • D. Underlying Conditions
  2. Adult women and men, as well as children, experience chronic cough:
    • A. True
    • B. False
  3. Who is affected most by chronic cough?
    • A. Pregnant women
    • B. Women age 45 years and older
    • C. Men
  4. Chronic Cough will usually get better or go away by itself:
    • A. True
    • B. False
  5. Cough Reflex, the body’s involuntary defense response that produces cough, lives in:
    • A. Lungs
    • B. Chest
    • C. Throat
    • D. Brain and Nervous System
  6. Chronic Cough symptoms can include:
    • A. Cough less than eight (8) weeks
    • B. Headache
    • C. A feeling like something is stuck in the back of your throat
  7. Which conditions are not consequences of Chronic Cough?
    • A. Urinary incontinence
    • B. Depression
    • C. Anxiety
    • D. Arthritis
  8. Which words and/or phrases describe why people with Chronic Cough finally see a Cough Specialist Doctor?
    • A. Worry: They or their family and friends are worried that the cough is a sign of a serious underlying condition
    • B. Annoying: The repetitive and persistent cough is annoying
    • C. Embarrassing: The embarrassment associated with interrupting others’ enjoyment of theatre, church, and other social gatherings results in the person with cough avoiding social situations and feeling anxious and/or depressed due to social isolation
    • D. Professional Challenge: Oral presentations, sales calls, and relationships are interrupted by coughing and throat clearing triggered by dry throats from talking; colleagues do not want to work with you
    • E. All of the Above
  9. How is Chronic Cough diagnosed?
    • A. Rhinoscopy exam by a Cough Specialist Doctor using an advanced diagnostic tool to examine your nasal passages, sinuses and voice box
    • B. Comprehensive medical history
    • C. Chest X-Ray
    • D. All of the above
  10. Chronic Cough can be effectively treated with:
    • A. Over the counter and/or prescription medications
    • B. Voice Exercises
    • C. Diet
    • D. All of the above

So….how many questions did you answer correctly? Check your answers below:

Answers: 1. B, 2. A, 3. B, 4. B, 5. D, 6. C, 7. D, 8. E, 9. D, 10. D

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