Flu and Chronic Cough – a Bad Combination

Influenza, also known as flu, is a contagious respiratory illness.  Flu and Chronic Cough are a bad combination.  If you are coughing after your flu is gone, call Dr.  Mandel Sher.  You may now have Chronic Cough and need different cough treatment.  Call Center for Cough at:  727-393-8067.

A bout of flu can be severe and result in serious complications for people who are considered to be high risk due to age or other medical conditions.  People who suffer with Chronic Cough are part of this high risk group.

Flu viruses are spread my droplets made when people with influenza cough, sneeze, or talk.  Sore throat, cough, and fatigue are flu symptoms that will usually go away in persons recovering.  But these can also be symptoms of Chronic Cough for months after virus is gone.  Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough offer cough treatment for Chronic Cough resulting from seasonal flu and other upper respiratory infections.

Influenza viruses infect the nose, throat and lungs.  Cough receptors also live in these neighborhoods.  When viruses irritate the cough receptors, the result is acute cough.  People who are hard-wired to cough because they have a super-sensitive cough mechanism, also known as a hypersensitive cough reflex, may develop Chronic Cough from what began as acute cough.  Dr. Mandel Sher is a Cough Specialist.  He is one of very few doctors in the Tampa Bay area who is specially trained to do an advanced diagnostic test during an office visit to diagnose a hypersensitive cough reflex.

Chronic Cough is different from acute cough.  Chronic Cough has different causes and different treatments from acute cough.  Chronic Cough usually does not go away with time alone.  But there is effective cough treatment for people with Chronic Cough – even if they have seen other doctors for their cough and failed other cough treatments.  Over 80% of Dr. Sher’s cough patients demonstrate a measurable improvement in their cough and report a remarkable improvement in the quality of life.

The best defense against seasonal influenza is an offense.  Please GET A FLU SHOT NOW to protect yourself and those around you.  Generally, influenza season begins in October, peaks between December and March, and is active through May. Flu shot is already available throughout neighborhood pharmacies.

If you have a cough after the flu is gone, you may need cough treatment for Chronic Cough.  Call Dr.  Mandel Sher at Center for Cough at:  727-393-8067.