If your cough is persistent, the causes of a chronic cough are multiple, only a consultation with a doctor will determine its origin, carry out investigations to highlight a possible infectious process or other abnormalities, and be directed to a doctor. specific treatment.
In adults, 90% of chronic coughs are due to the following three causes: upper airway cough syndrome (STOVAS) also known as posterior flow, asthma and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Chronic cough associated with smoking represents a special situation. A study conducted in Switzerland (SAPALDIA) shows that the prevalence of chronic cough is 9% in smokers against 3% in non-smokers. In most smokers, stopping coughs in four to six weeks, while in smokers who have developed COPD (broncho-chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), coughing may persist despite cessation of smoking, however, it remains highly recommended.