Diseases and Conditions

13 Reasons For A Persistent Cough


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.