How we diagnose and treat cough

Evaluation The first step in dealing with a cough is for it to be properly evaluated and diagnosed by a medically trained cough specialist.  

Treatment The second step is for the cough specialist to prescribe a course of treatment that will effectively address the cough condition.

Education The third step is for the patient to learn about the nature and underlying causes of the cough in order to more fully understand the courses of treatment and lifestyle changes as prescribed by the doctor to effectively treat the condition.