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Habit cough: Habit or nervous cough is a throat-clearing noise made by a person who is nervous and self-conscious. There are patients with a chronic dry cough (longer than 4 months) that seems to defy all explanation and resist all the usual standard treatments (cough and cold remedies for children). A habit cough is a cough that occasionally develops in children after a cold or other airway irritants. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Habit cough is available below.
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