Chronic Cough Allergy & Asthma Center of Duncanville
Signs of Allergies
If you have a chronic dry cough (a cough that has lasted for more than three weeks), it may be a symptom of allergies or asthma. Most people have experienced a cough caused by a cold or flu. If your cough is allergy-related, you might notice that you cough more during some seasons, or in some environments. This can be caused by the presence of allergens that may affect you.
You might also have other symptoms of allergy. Hay fever (allergic rhinitis) can cause sneezing, congestion, and itchy skin, eyes and nose, as well as a cough. An allergy cough is caused by your immune system’s response to an allergen, rather than by an infection like a flu or cold cough.
Asthma can also cause a cough. If you are also wheezing or have tightness in your chest or shortness of breath, you may have an asthma cough.
- Asthma and allergy coughs are typically caused by swelling or irritation of the airways.
- Allergies like hay fever can cause a chronic dry cough. If you’re sensitive to dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, or other common allergens, then your allergy symptoms may include a cough.
- Allergies can also worsen your asthma symptoms, causing them to become severe.
How to Get Tested
Your board-certified allergist is a specialist in helping patients find relief from symptoms like asthma and allergy cough.
If you’re suffering from a chronic cough that might be related to allergy or asthma, it’s important to get tested.
Skin testing is the most commonly used form of allergy testing and it is fast and accurate. In certain circumstances, your allergist may conduct blood testing in addition to or instead of skin testing. You may also take a breathing test, which can help in diagnosing asthma.
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