A is a natural reflex that protects your . helps clear your airways of lung irritants, such as smoke and (a slimy substance).
About Tests for Coughing
Your doctor will diagnose the cause of your based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results.
Your doctor will likely ask questions about your . He or she may ask how long you’ve had it, whether you’re anything up (such as , a slimy substance), and how much you cough.
Your doctor also may ask:About your medical history, including whether you have allergies, , or other medical conditions. Whether you have heartburn or a sour taste in your . These may be signs of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Whether you’ve recently had a cold or the . Whether you smoke or spend time around others who smoke. Whether you’ve been around air pollution, a lot of dust, or fumes…