Treatment for Chronic Cough
Treatment ultimately depends on the cause of your cough.
For the most common chronic cough, coughs caused by an infection, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics.
If acid reflux is the reason behind your cough, you may be given medication to reduce, neutralize, or block acid production. Some of these medicines are: antacids, H2 receptor blockers, and proton pump inhibitors. You can avail of these medicines over-the-counter but there are some that need a prescription from your doctor.
For coughs caused by asthma, there are a number of drugs to treat your cough. These are, of course, prescribed by your doctor and can bring down the swelling in your airways and widen narrow passage ways so that you can breathe more easily. You may need them every day to prevent asthma attacks.
If you have chronic bronchitis, there are treatments such as inhaled steroids and bronchodilators which are deemed effective and efficient.