Most people with a chronic cough will visit their GP for advice and treatment. But evidence suggests that a visit to a cough specialist is much more likely to result in correct diagnosis and effective treatment. So what does a cough specialist do, how do they diagnose your cough, and when should you visit one? We asked Dr Sundeep Kaul, leading expert in both respiratory medicine and critical care.
If you have a cough which has lasted for more than eight weeks, it’s important to seek medical advice, ideally from a cough specialist or cough clinic. In this article Dr Sundeep Kaul, a leading expert in respiratory care, explains that a cough could mean many things – which often makes the diagnosis challenging.