International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023


Addressing Postinfectious Cough: Insights into Treatment Strategies from a Literature Review

Naveen Kizhakkayil Tency | Archa Roy


Abstract: Postinfectious cough is a common respiratory symptom that can persist following acute respiratory tractinfection. This review article provides an overview of the various treatment options for postinfectious cough based on the currently available evidence. A comprehensive search was performed, andrelevant studies were reviewed. The results revealed a variety of therapeutic possibilities including pharmaceutical agents, herbal remedies, and non - pharmacological interventions. However, the review identified a few shortcomings in the existing literature, including publication bias, inadequate number of significant human data, heterogeneity in the interventions, and small sample sizes. Despite these limitations, the review highlights the potential efficacy of certain interventions such as hyaluronic acid, honey, and coffee, inhaled salbutamol and ipratropium, inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate, and specific Chinese herbal preparations. The findings of this study emphasize the need for carefully planned clinical trials to determine the efficacy and safety of these treatments. These trials should include bigger sample sizes, standardized outcome measures, and longer follow - up times. Future research should also address these issues to broaden the understanding of postinfectious cough treatment, investigate potentially novel treatment targets, and address heterogeneity. By addressing these limitations and incorporating the recommended strategies, researchers can advance the understanding of postinfectious cough and guide the development of more effective and tailored treatment approaches.


Keywords: postinfectious cough, postviral cough, chronic cough, treatment options, evidence - based, therapeutic possibilities, pharmaceutical agents, herbal remedies, non - pharmacological interventions, clinical trials, efficacy


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,


Pages: 1813 - 1818


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