Diseases and Conditions

13 Reasons For A Persistent Cough

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Bronchial Illness/Infection


If you have a dry hacking cough, you could be suffering from influenza or a cold. Bronchitis is caused by irritated or inflamed bronchi (the pathway linking the lungs to the trachea. When the bronchi’s mucous membrane is irritated and inflamed, it causes bronchospasm, a condition that causes an irritating cough or spasm in your throat and chest. Bronchial illness-related coughing is capable of keeping you awake throughout the night.