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, or chronic usually caused by environmental factors such as cigarette smoke or air pollution.  Bronchitis & Chronic Cough have similar symptoms but are different conditions with different treatments.   

Dr. Mandel Sher is a Cough Doctor. He accurately evaluates the reason for your cough and recommends treatment customized to you. Dr. Sher and Center for Cough deliver effective cough solutions that achieve sustainable cough relief.  Call today:  727-393-8067.

Cough and fatigue are common to both.  Bronchitis is the inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes and usually producing mucus. Chronic Cough is the result of hypersensitive nerve endings at the back of the throat being irritated and usually producing dry cough.

If you or a loved one have a generally dry, hacking cough for eight weeks or longer, then you may have Chronic Cough. 

Chronic Cough can be triggered by one factor or be multifactorial.  Common triggers are:  allergies, asthma, post nasal drip, medications, and reflux.  The cause is often “itchy” nerve endings at the back of the throat that are “scratched” by coughing.  Chronic Cough has debilitating consequences for personal relationships and professional performance.  People suffering with Chronic Cough often report feeling depression, embarrassment, social isolation, urinary incontinence, and an overall decline in the quality of daily life.  Why wait? – Evaluate.  Dr. Mandel Sher:  727-393-8067. #breakcoughcycle, #achieverelief, #resolvecough