Our expert says:
Yes, there is such a thing as chronic cough, but some thing has to be causing it. An infection or an allergy, for example. Finding the cause is obviously the answer, but this is often easier said than done.
One of the most common causes of a cough (in the absence of any infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract) is an allergy. Common allergins include dairy and wheat products and the pollens and grasses.
Try excluding the dairy and wheat for 7 days and see if that helps. The inhaled allergins are more difficult to manage because they are everywhere! There are some over the counter homeopathic pollen and grass de sensitising products that you could try as well. These usually do take longer to have an effect though.
Occasionally medications can have cough as a side effect. If you are taking ANY medication at all check the package insert to determine if a cough may be one of the side effects.
Being HIV + does mean that your immune system may not be offering you complete protection against all the 'bugs' we are subjected to and this too may be part of the problem.
If your doctor has ruled out and medical causes, then I would suggest consulting with a Homeopath.
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