People frustrated by an unexplained or difficult to treat chronic cough find the specialized care they need in our Cough Clinic. Dr. Luis Chug provides expert care for people who have a chronic cough and other conditions affecting the airways, larynx (voice box), throat, and lungs. Using the latest technology, we work to evaluate, diagnose, and treat the underlying causes of chronic cough. We work closely with gastroenterologists, ENT, allergy specialists, and speech-language pathology specialists to provide multidisciplinary care
A cough can be a sign of another disease like asthma, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), tumors, infections and others. Or it can be caused by medications. In many people, chronic cough may have more than one underlying condition. Determining the cause of chronic cough is crucial to effective treatment.
During a Cough Clinic visit, you'll receive a comprehensive evaluation for cough. Dr. Luis Chug will talk with you about your personal and family medical history, your signs and symptoms, and your medications. Then you'll undergo a physical exam and possibly medical tests or procedures such as the following:
- CT scan
- Lung function tests
- Lab tests
- Scope tests, such as bronchoscopy or rhinolaryngoscopy
Dr. Luis Chug uses these test results, along with the clinical evaluation, to develop a treatment plan individualized to your needs and goals.
If you cough regularly and over-the-counter treatments don’t provide relief, make an appointment by calling the office today.
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