Chronic cough can impact my patients' entire lives: Lack of sleep, social stigma, concern over a misdiagnosis. A cough if considered chronic if it lasts 8 weeks, and often it lasts much longer. It can't always be linked as a symptom to any other disease and it often doesn't respond to treatment.
If you've experienced a similar cough, learn about chronic cough and how you might be affected by taking our quiz at Lung.org.
Page last updated: February 27, 2020