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
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bronchitis
  • Cold
  • COPD
  • GERD
  • Respiratory tract infection
  • Smoking

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.