upper airway cough syndrome


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upper airway cough syndrome

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The formal term for postnasal drip syndrome..
See: postnasal drip syndrome
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Chronic upper airway cough syndrome secondary to rhinosinus diseases (previously referred to as postnasal drip syndrome): ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Most over-the-counter cough suppressants and expectorants, and newer-generation nonsedating antihistamines, have little efficacy in patients with acute cough or upper airway cough syndrome (postnasal drip syndrome) and should not be used.
Instead, for cough associated with the common cold and upper airway cough syndrome, physicians should recommend an older, first-generation antihistamine/decongestant preparation (brompheniramine and sustained-release pseudoephedrine).