Entries by Center For Cough

Be Especially Mindful During the Holiday Season: Minimize Chronic Cough Flare-Ups

“Be especially mindful during the holiday season; mindfulness helps minimize Chronic Cough flare-ups that can be aggravated by holiday landmines” advises Dr. Mandel Sher. Holiday festivities can be too much of a good thing and aggravate your Constant Cough. Family, Friends, Food, and Fun – Cough-Cough-Cough. Each year, Dr. Mandel Sher reminds his Cough patients […]

Cough: An ITCH in Your Throat

Cough is an itch in your throat.  Dr. Xinzhong Dong, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist, recently published a study that supports Dr. Mandel Sher’s approach to treating Chronic Cough.  Dr. Dong identified itch receptors in our throats that produce an irritated or itchy feeling when they are triggered by other factors.  Dr. Mandel Sher and a […]

What’s All the “Whoop” about Whooping Cough?

What’s all the “whoop” about whooping cough?  Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, used to be primarily a childhood illness.  However, in recent years, whooping cough is on the rise among teens, young adults, and adults.  One of the theories behind this rise is the lesser effectiveness of the new pertussis vaccine.  While the side […]

Thanksgiving Overeating and Triggering Your Cough

‘Tis the season…the holiday eating season is upon us.  As you gather with family and friends and share feelings of thankfulness, beware of Thanksgiving overeating and triggering your cough.  The wonderful distractions of  lively conversations and a bounty of delicious food set out as a feast table, are a recipe for Thanksgiving overeating and triggering […]

Constant Throat Clearing: More Common Among Men Than Women?

“A-H-E-M …A-H-E-M!”  Your throat clearing is driving me crazy! Is throat clearing more common among men than women?  Dr. Mandel Sher was at a recent social gathering when a male friend started speaking with him about his constant throat clearing.  The very next day, a colleague of Dr. Sher’s friend had an initial appointment with […]