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Habit Cough in Children

Aka: Habit Cough in Children, Habit Snuffle
  1. Pathophysiology
    1. Voluntary Noisy Breathing or cough
  2. Signs
    1. Intermittent noisy cough or snuffling
    2. Does not occur with sleep or when child is distracted
    3. Occurs irregularly while awake
    4. Child can produce Noisy Breathing on request
  3. Management: Break habit
    1. Reminder technique
      1. Child wears a sheet knotted around chest
      2. Child no longer wears sheet when cough disappears
    2. Hypnotism

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