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]

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

Adverse reaction - Any unintended or unwanted response to the treatment under investigation in a clinical trial.

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