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What causes recurring cough?

I have been coughing for about 3 months and i took the medicine prescribed but two weeks after i finished them the cough came back even more persistant. what could be the underlying cause for my reacurring cough? And Why do i lose my voice completely every time?
Mon, 6 Jul 2015
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Hello
You are having cough for 3 months , got relief after medicine , recurs .
Such type of recurring cough with impact on voice may be due to these possibilities , these include:
1 Allergic bronchitis , diagnosis can be confirmed by physical examination by a physician . In this type of cough usually patient come in contact with some allergen like , dust , mite , mold , fine dusting powder , hay , fodder , smoke. These allergen produces antigen ,antibody reaction and causes bronchoconstriction which produces cough as well as laryngeal irritation produces bad effect on vocal cord ( voice).
2 Asthmatic allergic bronchitis .
3 Laryngeal tuberculosis , diagnosis can be confirmed by laryngoscope examination .
In my opinion consult a pulmonologist and get his opinion.
Good luck.
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