Chronic Coughing

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Coughing is an important reflex that safeguards our airways from irritants. It helps expel particles from the lungs and throat while clearing germs, mucus, and dust from our respiratory passages. Occasional coughing is normal but persistent, chronic coughing is an indicator of an airway disease. For instance, coughs that last for more than two weeks should be addressed by a medical professional.

 

At Aglow ENT Centre, our comprehensive evaluation begins with a detailed medical history and a flexible naso-endoscopy to assess the upper airway for potential pathology. Additional diagnostic tests, such as a Chest X-ray, may also be conducted to determine a diagnosis.

 

Chronic coughing often stems from various conditions, including allergic rhinitis with post-nasal drip, chronic rhinosinusitis, laryngopharyngeal reflux, and less commonly, vocal cord dysfunction, as well as undiagnosed asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Notably, in the wake of the pandemic, persistent coughing post-COVID infection is also a condition we have been frequently treating.

Clinical Practice and Expertise

Please consult an ENT specialist if you are suffering from any ear, nose, or throat symptoms. It is also advisable to visit an ENT doctor if you experience persistent mouth breathing due to a chronic blocked nose or encounter snoring issues.

Dr Ker Liang sees adults and children for general ENT conditions and provides comprehensive management in a broad range of Ear, Nose, and Throat, as well as Head and Neck conditions. She has a special interest in treating throat and voice conditions, including persistent sore throat, voice issues, snoring, and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

Medical Teaching

Assistant Professor Ker Liang has a passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor with NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLLSOM). As the NUS-NUH Otolaryngology Department Undergraduate Medical Director, Dr Ker Liang supervises the training of medical students from YLLSOM, NUS. She is actively involved
in the training of postgraduate junior doctors and residents in the Head and Neck Surgery department. She was conferred with an Undergraduate Teaching Award by the National University Health System in 2016 for her outstanding efforts as an Otolaryngology educator.

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Dr Ker Liang
ENT Surgeon

MBBS (S’pore), MRCS (Edin),
MMed (ORL), ACGME-I (ORL)

Specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the

ENT system, our doctor brings expertise, compassion, and a personalised approach to

every patient interaction. From common concerns such as allergies and sinus issues to

more complex conditions like hearing loss and throat disorders, our ENT specialist is

equipped to address your unique health needs with skill. 

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