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]

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]

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.

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