Persistent Cough

Coughing is one of those things we tend to not get too worried about when we have it. This is probably because the simplest of things may cause a cough – like when something goes “down the wrong pipe.” Usually, a cough is not too worrisome until it is very persistent and doesn’t go away for a few weeks. If this happens, it may be time to stop ignoring it. Visit A&C Urgent Care to get the treatment you need.

Cough: Common Causes 

Common causes of a nagging cough

  • Postnasal drip
  • Asthma
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Chronic bronchitis; bronchiectasis
  • Treatment with ACE inhibitors


Less common causes of a nagging cough

  • Airborne environmental irritants
  • Aspiration during swallowing
  • Heart failure
  • Lung infections
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Lung cancer
  • Other lung diseases
  • Psychological disorders


Common in smokers

  • Tobacco smoke itself
  • Lung cancer


Cough: Home Remedies

Time is very valuable in our life not all of us have the time to go see a doctor, A persistent cough can get annoying. Before coming in to see a doctor here are some home remedies that you can try

  • Salt Water Gargle
  • Steam Inhaler
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Lemon and Honey
  • Hot Soup


If you notice that your cough hasn’t gone away now and it been four or five weeks. It’s time that you come to see a doctor get the right to diagnose and treat. Visit A&C Urgent Care to get the treatment you need.


Here at A&C Urgent Care, our goal is to provide information for the overall health and longevity of our patients and our community. Preventing disease is as important for us as being there for you when you need medical care. Please visit the rest of our website to familiarize yourself with our services; you never know when you might need urgent care.

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