Eighty-two percent of the patients reported improvement or resolution of the primary symptoms, which included anxiety, asthma, chest pain, dyspnea, habit cough
, hyperventilation, sighing, and vocal cord dysfunction.
Anbar, MD, Professor of Pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, NY, says hypnosis has potential therapeutic value in children with respiratory disorders for alleviating symptoms such as habit cough
or unexplained sensations of difficulty breathing and for lessening a child's discomfort during medical procedures.
Habit cough may be present in 3%-10% of children with a cough of unknown origin (Holinger & Sanders, 1991).
Once organic disease has been excluded, the management of habit cough consists of reassurance, strategies to control cough, and addressing identified stressors (Irwin, Glomb, & Chang, 2006; Wendling, 2006).
Vocal fold injection with botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) may be used as an adjunct treatment for habit cough in children.
Habit cough is not believed to be overly common in the general pediatric population.
MONTREAL -- When treating habit cough, one should avoid steroids and consider potential psychological stressors, Dr.
Habit cough is a rare diagnosis in adults, but studies suggest it is made in 3%-10% of children with cough of unknown origin that persists for more than 1 month.
MONTREAL -- When treating habit cough, avoid steroids and consider potential psychological stressors, Dr.
Miles Weinberger said he has successfully treated habit cough with "suggestion therapy.
Habit cough is the cause of nearly 10% of all chronic cough in children.
Two unique features of habit cough are that, although those around the child find the cough alarming, the child is generally not perturbed, and the cough disappears at night.