As a service to hypochondriacs everywhere, here is a list of conditions that list “cough” as a symptom. I am providing this service free of charge. You may notice that there are some repeats (is it necessary to list “Dust mite allergies” and “Allergies” separate?). Some are just plain vague (“Lung conditions”). Just keep in mind that this is not my list.
Acute Appendicitis, Acute Bronchitis, Adenoviruses, Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Allergies, Alveolar Hydatid Disease, Asbestosis, Ascariasis, Asthma, Blastomycosis, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis, Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Cancer, Carbon monoxide poisoning, Chemical pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumoniae, Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Granulomatous Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Sinusitis, Coccidioidomycosis, Collapsed lung, Common cold, Croup, Cystic Fibrosis, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Dilated cardiomyopathy, Dust mite allergies, Ehrlichiosis, Emphysema, Epiglotitis, Esophageal diverticulum, Esophagus Cancer, Familial emphysema, Fascioliasis, Flu, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Goodpasture syndrome, Hay fever, Heart failure, High altitude pulmonary edema, Histoplasmosis, HIV/AIDS, Hookworm, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, Larynx Cancer, Lassa fever, Legionnaires’ disease, Lung abscess, Lung cancer, Lung conditions, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis, Measles, Melioidosis, Mesothelioma, Mold allergies, Nocardiosis, Parainfluenza, Plague, Pneumococcal pneumonia, Pneumoconiosis, Pneumonia, Pneumonic plague, Pneumothorax, Psittacosis, Pulmonary edema, Pulmonary embolism, Pulmonary valve stenosis, Respiratory syncytial virus, Sarcoidosis, SARS, Schistosomiasis, Silicosis, Sinusitis, Slap-cheek syndrome, Strongyloidiasis, Tourette Syndrome, Toxocariasis, Tracheitis, Tuberculosis, Upper Respiratory Infection, Wegener’s granulomatosis, Whipple’s Disease, and Whooping Cough.
Are you feeling ill? Do you feel like you want to die? Just read the list. Maybe you really are.