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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is there a cure for cough syncope?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
No: A cure for cough syncope is a difficult query. Most of the time stopping or treating the cough will prevent the problem for most patients. The three main causes of coughs in adults include post nasal drainage, asthma and reflux (gerd). A good workup for the etiology of the cough is the main treatment for cough induced syncope (fainting).
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
Yes: Stop the cough with strong cough suppressants. Evaluate pt. Why he/she coughs.

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What is cough syncope?

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Dr. E. rawson Griffin iii
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Yes: Cough syncope is passing out in relation to coughing. It is caused by a drop in blood pressure which is caused by the cough stimulating the vagus nerve which leads to the loss in blood pressure. It is the same mechanism as the common "fainting spell" some people have.

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