After the application of nebulized lidocaine
, she was able to sit upright without coughing for 1 hour.
Seventeen patients (19%) were given nebulized lidocaine
to relieve symptoms, but lidocaine's role in treating vocal cord dysfunction is still unclear, said Dr.
The clinician has several options, including (1) topical 4% lidocaine spray, usually delivered through the side channel of an endoscope or through an Abraham cannula, (2) nebulized lidocaine
, and (3) lidocaine instillation through a cricothyroid puncture.
Patients with ACE inhibitor-induced cough can be treated with nebulized cromolyn sodium, oral NSAJDs, nebulized lidocaine
, or theophylline, Dr.