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Habit cough

Habit cough: Introduction

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.

Symptoms of Habit cough

  • It is characterized by a small, harsh type of sound, and becomes persistent for weeks to month. The cough's hallmarks are severe frequency, often a cough every 2-3 seconds, and the lack of other symptoms such as fever
  • The child can have trouble falling asleep but once asleep will not cough.
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Treatments for Habit cough

  • Self-hypnosis
  • Speech therapy
  • Medical treatment is not necessary. Occasionally, habit cough overlaps with postnasal drip syndrome, which can be treated
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  1. Habit cough: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types

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