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Constant cough that has lasted for years

i am desperate for an answer. I have had a cough for years so long now that i cant even remember how life was with out it. Its like something is constantly making my throat itch which makes me cough. i think it began in primary school and now i am 24. i went to the doctor and did many test and no one could figure it out so i gave up and decided to live with it. but im sick of it and just want it to go.
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I remember when I was a kid I had this cough for 2 years. Everyone thought I was desiesed and was going to die any second. Lol.

Don't know if it's related...
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

The other causes for long term cough besides asthma are GERD and post nasal drip from allergies. GERD is gastro esophageal reflux disease where the stomach acids come back into the esophagus and spill into the wind pipe causing cough. Treatment with antacids will help neutralize the acids. Post nasal drips can occur with sinusitis and throat infections. Giving up cigarettes will abolish smoker's cough in 90% of people. Talk to your GP about the other causes for cough in the meantime you could try warm salt water gargles and breathing exercises.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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