This is the most common type of neck cough and is not as helpful in sorting
out the likely causes. Risk factors for prolonged neck coughing include a
personal or family history of allergies(hay fever, hives, allergic
rhinitis, or asthma) active or passive cigarette smoking currently or in
the past, recent flu illness, or heartburn. Unusual causes of neck cough
can include many head and neck abnormalities from the ears to the vocal
cords and cannot be anticipated or listed. Other clues to a head or neck
source for a cough is coughing while laughing, while looking up or twisting
the head, or while manipulating your nose or ears. Finally, over the
counter nasal sprays and medicated eye drops may cause a neck cough.
If you have thought about the clues above please answer one of the
following statements which seems most true of your cough.