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Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Clinical and Exam Preparation Instructor
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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so, the rest 43% patients are dry cough ones caused by infectious disease : )

Author — Tyler Waxman

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I learned so much from this video than I did seeing my Doctor for the past four years. Thank you!

Author — Salem Berhanu

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I get embarrassed when I cough in public especially when I'm talking one one to a acquaintance. Like when I choked on my saliva while talking to my doctor. At home I don't care how often I cough.

Author — Becky Segundo

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I went to my doctor and at the end of the session I told my Doctor what to prescribe and I ended up being the doctor and my doctor became my patient!!

Author — Round One

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Here's another cause for a cough. I'm not sure if there is any relation between this and cough variant asthma. This is how it works. Coughing for any reason whatever, even swallowing a drink the wrong way, irritates the throat, which causes a tickle that induces more coughing, which causes more irritation, which causes more coughing. This is a vicious cycle. I'm not a medical professional. I'm someone who has had this syndrome since being a teenager. For me, typically, once this gets started, it gets worse and worse until there's medical intervention.

Author — BrandonFlorida

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Easy to understand with solutions to try. Loved it.

Author — Betty Giordano

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Thank you so much for these videos; especially Chronic Cough, PFT etc. I've experienced almost annual Bronchial Pneumonia, or Bronchitis and Chronic Coughing lasting 3 - 4 months. 2 prescriptions of Antibiotics this year (Jan. and Mar. 2015). I am resisting family pressure and the traditional medicine approach to go for a third. I've joined a private clinic which practices an integrated medicine approach and we're investigating the 3 pronged causality outlined in your Chronic Cough video. I, at last, have hope. Thank you again.

Author — tarryman98

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I found out I have NTM, m.abscessus and aspergillus. Been coughing on and off for awhile.

Author — Janet

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A long wirey brush with soft brissles on the end of it that I can shove down my throat to scratch away the tickle will do just fine, thank you. 😥

Author — Steve Primeau

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I was on Lisinopril and had a chronic cough. I wouldn’t have known, except a young woman on jury duty told me to tell the doctor. She said it was the “-pril.”

They changed me to Losartan and the cough went away. Of course a bunch of Losartan has been recalled....

Author — Incurable Romanticist

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I’ve had a chronic cough for several months. I can feel fine for several hours and then suddenly something sets it off and can turn into wheezing at times. Turns out it’s GERD related. The number one thing that has helped is weight loss. I had gradually gained weight over the years but I have lost over 20 pounds in the last few months and still losing. Having less fat around my abdominal area has greatly improved both the GERD and cough. Other things that have helped greatly - sleep on my left side with upper body propped up, eat last meal in afternoon or early evening, avoid acidic foods later in the day, eat more fruits and vegetables and high fiber foods like oatmeal, avoid snacking between meals, avoid drinking liquids right before bedtime, good posture especially when sitting (I put a pillow behind my mid-back when sitting on the couch to prevent sitting back and slouching), walk 1 hour daily, avoid caffeine and fried and fatty foods which worsens GERD.... Also when I bend over at the waist I immediately begin coughing or cough soon afterwards, so I am conscious of finding ways not to bend over and to pick things up by bending my knees and keeping upper body upright as much as possible. Very few coughing episodes now.

Author — Beth Morris

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I wish you were my professor when I was in college 🙂I had a history of coughs when I was a student in MSU. I'm very careful now, but many living in CA helps?

Author — world citizen G

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Very clear and simple. Thanks Dr. Roger!

Author — Dr. Tarek Rafei

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I was told I had bronchitis when I lived in Cleveland, OH. I was coughing for 6 weeks, I was almost was dying 😷

Author — world citizen G

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These clips were very
interesting.and I formative.

Author — Joan Coleman

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very very helpful in explaining presenting symptoms

Author — Kara St Denis

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Thank you for your explanation. I do have a non-stop and non-deep coughing triggered only when the temperature drops below 65F often when I am sitting. It often starts with non-deep tickling feeling (just where the trachea splits) leading to the compelling desire to cough. It's often a short cough but at times it goes on and on with intermittent pauses. It stops when I move around and do some physical work. I am based in Belgium and would really appreciate if you PROMPTLY recommend any simple relief medication. Thanks, Paul

Author — koala10ish

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A friend had a chronic cough that the M.D. kept giving cough syrup but after a trip to the ER it was correctly diagnosed as pulmonary emboli!

Author — Mary Broderick

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Thanks you so much for explaining the topics very clearly. I wish you would add more topics commonly encountered in ambulatory and hospital setting.

Author — Prathima

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And now it's all called "Covid-19"

Author — canada_rye