Cough is common, and can linger, during the allergy season. But does cough equal allergy? Most commonly it doesn't.
A cough can be an annoying, embarrassing symptom, or an important clue leading to rapid diagnosis and effective treatment. It is one of the most common reasons to see a lung specialist, accounting for more than one third of new patient visits in our practice. There is an abundance of confusing medical literature available, most of it on the internet; a recent search found more than 300 articles related to chronic cough published so far this year, and that's only the tip of the iceberg.