What is Chronic Cough?

Chronic cough is a persistent cough that lasts for more than eight weeks, typically longer than what is considered normal for recovering from a respiratory infection or irritation. It is often a symptom of an underlying medical condition, such as asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), postnasal drip, or chronic bronchitis, rather than a standalone problem. 

Chronic cough can be disruptive and uncomfortable, and it may lead to additional complications if left untreated. At Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique, our board certified allergists can help identify and address the underlying cause in order to provide effective management and relief.

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How Can Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique Help?

At our practice in Aliso Viejo, our board certified allergists provide:

What is Pulmonary Function Testing?

Pulmonary function testing (PFT) offers insights into how well the lungs are functioning and if there are any obstructive or restrictive patterns. Chronic cough can be linked to conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or interstitial lung disease, all of which can be detected or ruled out through PFT results. By pinpointing the specific lung-related issues contributing to chronic cough, the providers at Laguna Allergy can develop targeted treatment plans, addressing the root cause and providing effective relief for you or your child’s persistent cough.

What is Environmental Allergy Testing?

Environmental allergy testing is a valuable tool for patients with chronic cough, as it can uncover potential allergens that might be triggering or exacerbating their symptoms. Through skin prick tests or blood tests measuring specific IgE antibodies, our board certified allergists can identify allergens like pollen, dust mites, mold, or pet dander that the patient may be sensitized to.

If allergies are found to be the underlying cause of the chronic cough, appropriate avoidance measures and allergy-specific treatments, such as allergen immunotherapy or antihistamines, can be recommended. By addressing environmental allergies, our patients often experience significant relief from their chronic cough, improving their overall quality of life.

Schedule Care for Chronic Cough in Aliso Viejo, CA

Laguna Allergy Medical Boutique was established by Drs. Gillian Bassirpour and Kristen Walters, both board-certified allergists and mothers, dedicated to delivering the highest quality care to you and your children. Beyond our services, we also provide a retail section featuring items like specialized pajamas for babies with eczema, books on food allergies, and more! To learn more about how Laguna Allergy can help with chronic cough, please click the appointment button below or give us a call at 949-287-4900.

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Our dedicated team goes above and beyond to provide personalized and exceptional care, ensuring every patient receives the highest level of attention, comfort, and satisfaction. Call (949) 287-4900 or fill out the form below to get elevated allergy care today!