Can a Cough Be a Sign of Allergies?
Anyone walking around Knoxville can tell you that allergy season is in full force. Seemingly year-round, in fact!
Could that be the reason for your cough? The short answer—yes!
While there are many medical conditions that can cause a cough, the team at AFC Urgent Care Knoxville wants you to know that allergies can definitely be one of them! Let’s take a deeper dive to learn more.
What’s Causing My Cough?
A cough can have many causes—from allergies to smoking. To effectively treat your cough, it’s important to determine the culprit:
Reasons for a Cough
- Air pollution
- Respiratory tract infection
Can I Treat My Cough at Home?
In many cases, at-home remedies can help you find relief from a cough. Taking over-the-counter medications and throat lozenges, using a humidifier, and drinking plenty of fluids are all steps you can take to ease a cough. But sometimes, a doctor is needed.
See a Doctor for a Cough If You…
- Are coughing up thick mucus
- Have a cough for longer than a week
- Have a fever in addition to your cough
- Experience shortness of breath
- Find yourself wheezing or gasping for breath
Is your cough driving you crazy? Visit AFC Urgent Care Knoxville today so we can help you find relief.