Entries by Center For Cough

Even Cough Takes a Vacation: Dr. Sher Hits the Trails…

Even cough takes a vacation.  Dr. Sher and his family are hitting the trails this weekend.  They are headed for a sunny, dusty, and windy destination.  Wherever he wanders, Dr. Mandel Sher is always curious about the impact of weather conditions, altitude, blooming seasons of trees and grass, and vacation-eating on tickle in the back […]

Cough Syncope: Fainting as a Result of Cough Episode

Cough Syncope describes momentary loss of consciousness directly and immediately associated with a coughing episode.  Syncope is more commonly referred to as fainting.  Fainting episodes can be dangerous. The good news is that Cough Syncope will be eliminated if cough is eliminated.   Cough is a common symptom of many different medical conditions.  Chronic Cough is […]

Chronic Bronchitis & Chronic Cough: Different Underlying Conditions & Treatments

In an earlier post, an overview of bronchitis was presented.  This post focuses on Chronic Bronchitis and addresses why it and Chronic Cough may often be confused.  Chronic Bronchitis & Chronic Cough have different underlying conditions and treatments.  Unexplained chronic cough is less familiar within the medical community and among the general public resulting in […]

Allergic Cough: Allergies May Be Triggering Your Cough

What is allergic cough?  Allergic cough refers to cough associated with allergies.  It generally occurs when the person suffering with allergies is already a “cougher” or someone who is hard-wired to cough.  Allergies are very effective irritants that may be triggering your cough.  Chronic Cough is usually a response to irritation. Seasonal and year-round, indoor […]

Bronchitis & Chronic Cough: Similar Symptoms but Different Conditions with Different Treatments

Hmmm…is it bronchitis or Chronic Cough? Bronchitis is common; so is Chronic Cough.  Because of some similar symptoms and the medical community’s and public’s awareness of bronchitis, people with Chronic Cough are sometimes misdiagnosed, incorrectly treated, and frustrated by a cough that won’t go away.  Like cough, bronchitis can be acute usually caused by viruses, […]

Cough-Cough: Will Antibiotics Help?

Center for Cough’s telephones are ringing off the hook! So many people in St. Petersburg, Seminole, Largo, Clearwater, Belleair, and other areas nearby Center for Cough’s office location are sneezing, coughing, having runny nose or nasal congestion, and are feeling and looking miserable. Is there a role for antibiotics? New and established patients are asking […]

Persistent Cough & Your Heart: Achy Breaky Heart

February is designated by the American Heart Association as “American Heart Month.” In February, we also celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, February is an especially appropriate time to consider the relationship between Persistent Cough & Your Heart. There may be a direct relationship between possible heart disease and Cough. And, very likely there’s an indirect relationship […]