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).
In children with a suspected habit cough, tic disorders should be ruled out before initiating treatment (Irwin, Glomb, & Chang, 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."
Medically speaking, a cough has to last at least a month for it to be called "chronic." One type of chronic cough is "habit cough."
Habit cough is the cause of nearly 10% of all chronic cough in children.