Stepwise approach resolves cough faster

Chronic cough in children resolves faster when managed using a simple cough algorithm, Australian research shows.

The multi-centre trial found 54% of children with four or more weeks of cough were symptom-free after six weeks’ management using the protocol, compared with 30% of controls who received usual care.

Cough resolved by four weeks on average after starting the algorithm, according to results from the randomised controlled trial involving 272 children.

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