Having eliminated the ACE inhibitors, we now move on to
common causes of the neck cough
which include post viral illness, allergic rhinitis and
hayfever, stomach reflux
and heartburn, swallowing problems, prolonged chest
coughing, and unusual head
and neck disorders.
Helpful clues to distinguish the type of neck cough you
have will be important
as we go along. For example if the cough has been present
for less than six weeks
usually one cause is likely. A cough lasting for months
usually has several
causes. Coughing may occur more frequently at night or day
depending on certain
conditions. Some people are more at risk for prolonged
coughing with smoking,
passive cigarette exposure, or a family history of allergic
anxiety seems to have a role in prolonging a cough.
If you have thought about the clues please answer one of
statements which seems most true of your cough.