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Are People Staring at You in Public? The Stigma of a Chronic Cough

Are People Staring at You in Public? The Stigma of a Chronic Cough

In today’s world of Covid-19, if anyone so much as sneezes in public they get stared at with suspicion. Common factors for sneezing and coughing like allergies often get confused with the Covid-19 virus. Chronic coughing can be as easily explained as your body consistently having an allergic reaction to something, but the social stigma of coughing could very easily complicate your life.

It is time to consult an allergist if you have a cough that stubbornly does not go away. Reach out to us at 805-658-9500 to schedule an appointment. You can also simply fill out a contact form and one of our specialists will get back to you as soon as possible.

To learn more about how your chronic cough can be treated, continue reading below.

When to Consult with an Allergist

Any cough that doesn’t go away should alarm an individual, but if you have had a cough for 8 weeks or longer, it is chronic and you need to see a doctor. Because the most common causes of chronic coughs are all related to allergy & asthma issues, you need to see an allergist specifically. This is especially true if your cough is accompanied by symptoms such as wheezing, nasal drip, or heartburn.

It can be frustrating for an individual when they showcase symptoms of Covid-19 but consistently test negative. In the age of social distancing and masks, your chronic cough will commonly get confused as the virus. Seek our help to help clear your airways so you can no longer worry about the stigma that coincides with coughing.

Treatment Options

At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Medical Group, our allergists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic cough related to asthma and allergies. We can perform pulmonary function tests to diagnose any asthma related symptoms.

Further, we can utilize allergy tests to identify hay fever or other causes of nasal drip, as well as analyze any coughs associated with acid reflux. Then, we can provide a personalized treatment plan just for you, which will take into account your particular risk factors and any other medications you may be using.

Stop the Awkward Explanations

“Don’t worry, I tested negative, it’s just allergies.”

Are you tired of having to explain yourself? Seek our professional help with our team of specialists at Allergies, Asthma, & Immunology Medical Group. We’ll help you silence that annoying cough and get you back to normality. Call 805-658-9500 today to book an appointment, or fill out our easy contact form.