Capsaicin cough sensitivity decreases with successful treatment of chronic cough.

@article{OConnell1994CapsaicinCS,
  title={Capsaicin cough sensitivity decreases with successful treatment of chronic cough.},
  author={F. P. O'Connell and Vogl Thomas and Neil B. Pride and Richard W. Fuller},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={150 2},
  pages={374-80}
}
To assess the role of enhanced cough sensitivity in the pathogenesis of cough, we measured cough severity on a visual analogue scale (VAS) and capsaicin cough sensitivity (the concentration required to elicit two [C2] and five [C5] coughs) in 87 consecutive patients referred with chronic cough. Measurements were repeated after complete investigation and treatment, when patients were entered into one of four study groups: (1) treatment success (primary cause of cough successfully treated with… CONTINUE READING