-- Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- Coughing is the body's way of ridding the
respiratory tract of an irritating substance. Allergies, asthma or
inhaling secondhand smoke are common triggers for a cough.
The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute mentions these
additional potential causes:
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