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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is post-infectious airway hypersensitivity?

A condition where the airways are more sensitive than normal, resulting in a dry cough. It usually occurs after a viral "flu", where the cough persists even though the other symptoms have resolved.

Symptoms of post-infectious airway hypersensitivity

  • Cough

  • Cough that is worse at night

  • Dry cough

  • Bouts of violent coughing

  • Nose sensitivity after coming in contact with specific triggers

Questions your doctor may ask to check for post-infectious airway hypersensitivity

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose post-infectious airway hypersensitivity

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Is your cough worse at night?

  • Do you have a dry cough?

  • Do you have coughing fits?

  • Have you experienced similar symptoms before? Symptom: Cough, sore throat and abdominal problems when coming into contact with pollen, cats, mold, dust, plants or rice

Treatment for post-infectious airway hypersensitivity

This condition usually resolves on its own over a couple of months. Coping measures include using a humidifier, quitting smoking, and keeping well hydrated. The doctor may also prescribe medicines to sooth the throat or suppress coughing.

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  • Cough

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Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

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Shohei Harase

Shohei Harase, MD


Kameda Medical Center, Japan

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD


Yotsuya Yui Clinic, Japan

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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Rohini R

Rohini R, MD

Ear, nose, throat (ENT)

Bayshore Health Centre, India

Seiji Kanazawa

Seiji Kanazawa, MD, PHD

Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

National Center for Child Health and Development, Japan

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