Cough

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A chronic cough or persistent cough may occur as a symptom of ME/CFS.

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, In a Belgian study, 35.2% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 39.2% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported persistent cough.[1]

Symptom recognition[edit | edit source]

A persistent cough is a potential symptom of Long COVID in the World Health Organization's definition.[2]

Potential causes[edit | edit source]

Potential treatments[edit | edit source]

  • Antacids and/or proton pump inhibitors (to relieve cough from GERD)
  • Cough medicines: antitussives and expectorants
  • Licorice

References[edit | edit source]

  1. De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
  2. Soriano, Joan B.; Allan, Maya; Alsokhn, Carine; Alwan, Nisreen A.; Askie, Lisa; Davis, Hannah E.; Diaz, Janet V.; Dua, Tarun; de Groote, Wouter; Jakob, Robert; Lado, Marta; Marshall, John; Murthy, Srin; Preller, Jacobus; Relan, Pryanka; Schiess, Nicoline; Seahwag, Archana (October 6, 2021), A clinical case definition of post COVID-19 condition by a Delphi consensus, World Health Organization (WHO) clinical case definition working group on post COVID-19 condition, World Health Organization

adverse reaction Any unintended or unwanted response to a treatment, whether in a clinical trial or licensed treatment. May be minor or serious.

expectorant An antitussive is a cough suppressant, an expectorant is a cough suppressant that helps someone discharge or cough up mucus.

expectorant An antitussive is a cough suppressant, an expectorant is a cough suppressant that helps someone discharge or cough up mucus.

World Health Organization (WHO) - "A specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations." The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is maintained by WHO.

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