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With warmer temperatures fueling an early spring, more patients are complaining of chronic cough. Having a cough doesn't always mean something is wrong. When coughing persists for more than three weeks, we call it a chronic cough. Unless you're a smoker, chronic cough has three major causes: postnasal drip; asthma (the most likely of lung diseases that can cause coughing); and gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD.