Among those stricken by COVID-19 are those experiencing a lingering cough. Especially early on, this cough may be continuing to clear secretions that accompany resolving lung inflammation. But for some this cough is no longer solving a problem but IS the problem.
It has been shown that sensory neuropathic cough (SNC) can be treated with certain neuralgia medications What has not yet been described, however, is the use of capsaicin spray as a possible treatment for SNC patients—an approach that may seem counter-intuitive, given that capsaicin is known in the pulmonary medicine literature as a means for provoking coughing for diagnostic or research reasons.
Sensory Neuropathic Cough (SNC) When coughing doesn’t stop. Sensory Neuropathic Cough (SNC) is a chronic cough disorder that is thought to have a neurogenic cause. Sensory neuropathic cough (SNC) 1 is also sometimes referred to as a cough caused by “laryngeal sensory neuropathy,” or is sometimes grouped within the more general category of “refractory chronic […]