Chronic Cough Treatment

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Precise Identification of Cough’s Cause is the Most Important Step for Effective Cough Treatment


Not all coughs are created equal.  Most people suffering with Chronic Cough have had this condition for months or years and have tried, but failed, different cough remedies.  For this reason, a diagnosis of Chronic Cough should carefully consider each person’s medical narrative and history.  Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough team are cough detectives who listen to each patient carefully and cull vital information from medical records to put-together your cough puzzle.  Center for Cough offers a comprehensive scope of services in one office location to precisely identify the cause(s) and trigger(s) of cough.

Dr. Mandel Sher’s and Center for Cough’s services are all traditional, evidence-based medicine.  Dr. Sher’s approach to putting-together your cough puzzle and cough treatment includes innovative components based on Dr. Sher’s role in groundbreaking cough drug development and appreciation of lifestyle and behavioral contributions to cough.

Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough is specially trained and one of few doctors in the Tampa Bay area using Rhinoscope during an outpatient office visit to examine nasal passages.  Center for Cough also offers FeNO challenge to evaluate the role of asthma and non-asthmatic airway inflammation in cough.

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Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough’s results are remarkable!  Over 85% of patients demonstrate cough reduction and report an overall improvement in feeling good and the quality of their lives.  Many of these patients have seen other doctors for their cough and tried and failed other chronic cough treatments before finally seeing Dr. Sher.

Center for Cough recommends cough treatment that targets multiple cough causes and triggers all at once.  This comprehensive approach is more effective in breaking the cough cycle and bringing much-needed and lasting cough relief. A trial-and-error approach to chronic cough treatment used by other doctors delays cough relief, increases frustration, exposes patients to unnecessary risks and side effects from medications that are not targeted to the precise type of cough, and waste money.  Chronic Cough is an under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-appreciated medical condition in the United States.   Dr. Mandel Sher takes the guesswork out of cough treatment!

A comprehensive cough treatment plan is recommended at the end of the initial cough evaluation.  Depending upon the precise cause(s) and trigger(s) of cough, cough treatment can include:  over-the-counter and prescription medications, diet modifications, and easy and fast do at home voice exercises.  Dr. Mandel Sher recommends cough treatment that balances evidence-based medicine with cutting-edge updates.  As one of the nation’s leading Cough Doctors, Center for Cough participates in clinical research trials to evaluate promising new cough treatments.


Cough has a vital function.  Normal cough is a protective mechanism to prevent foreign bodies from entering the respiratory system and lungs.  Chronic Cough, however, generally has no useful function.  It only exists to irritate you and those around you.  Therefore, the goal of effective chronic cough treatment is to normalize your cough, not get rid of it completely.

Dr. Mandel Sher’s chronic cough patients demonstrate remarkable results.  Over 8 out of 10 patients rapidly experience a measurable decrease in cough frequency and intensity and an overall improvement in life enjoyment.  Please read what some Center for Cough patients say about Dr. Mandel Sher and the Center for Cough experience.


“This Center for Cough is where I am going for my chronic cough I have had for Years! I had been sleeping in a recliner for years and now I have been able to finally sleep in the bed without feeling like I was choking to death and coughing! Dr. SHER is awesome and he has a great staff of wonderful, friendly, Very Efficient people! I highly recommend him and his cough center! 10 star rating!”

“I no longer have the constant coughing or the constant clearing of the throat. Not coughing all the time is a big deal. Dr. Sher has made a big difference in my quality of life.”

“I’ve been fortunate not to have a chronic cough but twice suffered acute coughs that would not go away with various treatments from other physicians. Dr. Sher took care of those coughs both times, quickly and successfully. He is a kind and caring physician with a great mind. I hope he doesn’t retire until I’m no longer on this earth!”

“I’d been to a number of physicians who had not been able to help me in any way. Within one week, I saw a vast difference. If you just do what your doctor tells you to do, you’ll be fine with Dr. Sher.”

“Dr. Sher has helped us more than once with very thorough explanations and good remedies. We follow his advice and always benefit from his suggestions. He has his patient’s good health at the heart of his practice.”

“Dr. Sher took the time to make sure that the treatment he was recommending would not only fix the problem but not cause anything else. Dr. Sher is very intelligent and knowledgeable and it really comes across when he deals with a patient.”

“The repetition was unnerving. He sounded unhealthy. I was worried for my husband, and it was aggravating for me. After one visit with Dr. Mandel Sher at Center for Cough, the change in Tom’s condition was immediate and so satisfying.”

“I highly recommend that anyone who has had a chronic cough must visit Dr. Sher. I have had a cough for over 20 years. We are not sure how or why it all started. Dr. Sher was the first doctor that nailed it for me. I have been to allergists, ear nose and throat, general practitioners, had numerous pictures of my lungs showing no issues…”  View On >

“After more than 10 years with a cough Dr. Sher helped me lose it. I had been to every kind of medical doctor and alternative therapy imaginable with no results. But now I’m cough free.”

“I suffered for nearly a year with a chronic cough. Spent $$$ seeing numerous different specialist who has no answers for me but just kept prescribing different meds. One even suggested pretty drastic sinus surgery. Finally a pulmonologist I saw made an offhand reference to the Center for Cough. I looked it up and made an appointment to see Dr Sher even though he was six hours away from my home. After some tests and an initial consultation, he changed my inhaler medication and I was fully recovered in a week. That was three years ago. I have been cough and medication free since. For me, he was a God-send. I think his success stems from the fact that he is a practicing physician but retains the heart of a researcher who strives to understand the actual underlying nature of his patients’ illness and thereby treat them appropriately, unlike the cast majority of doctors today who simply follow the doctor playbook.”

“Caring compassionate physician using his expertise every day. He gets rid of the cough! Thank you Dr Sher.”

“I went to see Dr.Sher about 4 years ago with a chronic cough I got from radiation in 2001 my cough is awful and it is a very hard cough he has tried so many things and if it didn’t work he tell me don’t give up on me I still have other things I’m working will he did he is involved in a research program that they have a pill they are testing it is a very big success in Europe and I was the first patient to try it and it works when I was on the pill I did not cough I was so happy as he said from the start don’t give up on me and I didn’t is only the drug company could work faster I am not on the program now the next survey doesn’t start until January of 2017 every time I go and see him I ask him where is my pill I think he is the best I have been to so many doctors since 2001 and they all told me there is nothing they can do and I would have to live with the cough but Dr. Sher never gave up on me he keeps looking for something to help me .i think he is the greatest I even made him a t-shirt that says bow ties are cool it also has a bow tie I embroider it thanks Dr.Sher for everything you are doing for me.”

“A fantastic doctor! I highly recommend Dr. Mandel Sher.”

“I’ve had a chronic cough for over 12 years and have finally found a doctor who has diagnosed it correctly and whose treatment protocol has reduced my coughing spells by at least 50% in just one month. I’ve been approved to participate in one of the cough studies that Dr. Sher is involved in and I’m so excited and hopeful that I’ll continue to do better and better.  Thank you Dr. Sher and your wonderful compassionate staff!!!”

“Just finished a trial for a new cough medicine – Great experience and the medicine really helped.”

“Doc, You are the best!”

“Having moved from NY to Florida was a huge transition. I have allergies , asthma and chronic lung issues. It was not until I saw Dr. Sher that I had a definitive diagnosis .Dr. Sher is steeped in research , academia and is so current. I have been trying to get a diagnosis since 2009. Office staff kind, efficient and responsive . I feel safe in their care. 10 stars!!!”

“I had coughed for 9 months straight – coughing to the point of throwing up 8-10 times per day. After 2 general Dr, and an ENT, I went to the Center for Cough and was diagnosed as above (nothing in tests showed up anything). After a dose of steroids, the chlorpheniramine is all I take and I have been cough free since 2 days after my appointment. I am living proof that this works!”

“Dr Sher has been my doctor for years…… He has helped me immensely thru the years. He is thoughtful, intelligent and truly dedicated to his practice and to the desire to get you well and living the best healthy quality that works for you. His office staff is just as dedicated and thoughtful as Dr. Sher. If I could have only one Dr treat me for all my medical conditions it would be Dr. Sher . He has a great team/staff glad I found them!”

Dr. Mandel and his staff are wonderful. If you have a chronic cough, this is the place.”

“I am not surprised !(that Dr. Sher is the ONLY Allergy, Asthma, and Cough Physician Specialist in Pinellas County selected by his physician peers as 2016 Best Doctor)

Dr. Sher was the ONLY doctor I’ve seen to figure out the cause of and what to do about my constant problem with stuffiness and constant coughing. I believe in him 100%!