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Welcome to your cough second opinion, you have been coughing too long!

You will start with the arrow below and work your way through my diagnostic algorithm to arrive at a likely diagnosis of your cough. The likely diagnosis will help you get the proper therapy from your doctor.

If you have questions I can be reached at wslowery.57@gmail.com.

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Coughing is a natural and helpful mechanism. Most of us will experience coughing of a simple nature which will last about one week, most commonly as a result of a cold or a respiratory allergy. However a simple cough which lasts up to six weeks and longer is not unusual.

A complex cough can be a serious medical condition and can include fever, chest pain, weight loss, shortness of breath and coughing blood. You should consult with your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.

This website provides educational material on simple coughing. Included are unique interactive features which will allow you to research the possible causes of coughing and medical therapies available. This site is not a substitute for a regular medical doctor and is restricted to adults over the age of 18.

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