Nervous cough, also known as habit cough, is difficult to get rid of. It is a type of psychological phenomenon which is triggered when a person is facing some stiff or tough time in the personal and professional life. Nervous coughing is correlated with stress. People report to have faced nervous cough mostly when the conditions around them become extreme. Most of the time patients are not able to recognize that their coughing is actually not normal coughing but is nervous coughing. Because people are not able to identify this problem and its triggers, it becomes chronic and hard to cure.
Symptoms of nervous cough are persistent dry coughing. This contrasts with productive cough, which is more probably caused by infections of the respiratory tract, or by chronic or acute pulmonary disease. Because of the mechanism of habit cough is primarily psychogenic, coughing tends to by non-productive, or dry.
Nervous cough is never taken lightly by doctors, because before diagnosing nervous cough, some serious health problems in the respiratory system needing careful and sometimes urgent attention for complete cure, have to be ruled out. It has been noticed most of the times that persistent cough is just an indication of some infection in the upper respiratory tract. In cases the cough persists for a long period of time doctors always initiate differential diagnosis for preventing conditions from worsening.
It is very important to take into account that in adults with chronic cough, the diagnoses of nervous cough, habit cough or psychogenic cough can only be made after an extensive evaluation has been performed that includes ruling out tic disorders and uncommon causes, and cough improves with specific therapy such as behavior modification or psychiatric therapy.
Current expert recommendations state that in these cases, psychological counseling of psychiatric intervention should be encouraged. And it is here where hypnotherapy or self-hypnosis can play an excellent role in the improvement of symptoms of nervous coughing.
This is why it is advised that if any of you feel something like a very dry cough then you must not avoid that condition. Visit the doctor as soon as possible so that if anything is seriously wrong can be treated on time. Nervous cough is not a serious disorder but it becomes chronic if there is no treatment provided. Your stress can take a toll of your life if you allow the conditions to stay. Do not let your stress become life taking. Visit a doctor and find a solution to your dilemmas regarding nervous cough.
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Nervous cough can also be found as habit cough, psychogenic cough, chronic cough, and tic cough.