Researchers have found that these specialists have successfully stopped a longterm cough by using techniques developed for voice disorders.
In one study, relief came quickly, usually after just four half-hour sessions. The coughers were taught to suppress the urge to cough, and were given breathing techniques to relax the throat. They were also 'educated about the futility of repeated coughing', researchers said.
(Source: Thorax, 2006; 61: 1065).
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