Chronic Cough Specialist

Stuart Y. Min, MD -  - Allergist

Min Allergy & Asthma Center

Stuart Y. Min, MD

Allergist located in Alhambra, CA & City of Industry, CA

For individuals who have a chronic cough that lasts for months at a time, this is a sign of a serious condition. Dr. Stuart Min provides diagnoses and treatments for chronic coughing in City of Industry and Alhambra at the Min Allergy and Asthma Center. Find out what you can expect when seeking treatment for chronic coughing below in the frequently asked patient questions section.

Chronic Cough Q & A

What is Chronic Coughing and Why is This a Problem?

If you cough frequently and uncontrollably you may be suffering from a condition known as chronic coughing. A chronic cough is often triggered by asthma. However, it can also be the result of smoking, acid reflux, or postnasal drip from an allergic reaction. Chronic cough is fully treatable once you determine what is causing your coughing episodes. By not treating chronic cough, this can lead to permanent damage to your airways and throat. Furthermore, you want to find the source of chronic coughing to rule out any more serious conditions, such as emphysema or lung cancer.

Is Chronic Coughing Related to Allergies?

Chronic coughing can be caused by allergies. When you are exposed to a substance that you are allergic to, this sets off an allergic reaction in your body. Your immune system begins to produce antibodies in defense of the allergen. This causes itchy eyes and a runny nose. As your nose produces extra moisture, this leads to postnasal drip. As noted, postnasal drip is a main cause of chronic coughing. You can also suffer from chronic cough due to asthma. In this instance, the coughing is associated with the restricted airflow through your airways and throat. Your throat becomes raw and overly sensitive due to asthma, which can cause chronic coughing.

When Should I Seek Treatment for a Persistent Cough in Alhambra, CA?

If you have a chronic cough and you do not smoke tobacco or have acid reflux, then it is time to seek treatment in Alhambra, CA. Here at the Min Allergy and Asthma Center, Dr. Stuart Min treats individuals of all ages who are suffering from persistent coughing related to asthma or allergies. Using allergy testing, he can determine what is causing your chronic cough. In most instances once the offending allergen is identified and removed, the patient experiences relief.

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At Min Allergy and Asthma Center, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.

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