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Table 2 Adverse symptoms associated with cough [25]

From: Acute cough: a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge

Physical Psychological Social
Syncope Depression Relationship tensions
Vomiting Anxiety Fear of public places
Chest pain Embarrassment Avoidance of social events
Hoarse voice Fear of serious illness Interference with work
Headache Frustration Interrupt telephone calls
Incontinence   Interrupt meals
Sleep deprivation   
  1. Reproduced with permission from: Brignall K et al. Lung 2008, 186 Suppl 1:S55-S58.