Don't let the simple and harmless sounding name, "Habitual Cough" from 1694 fool you. Habit Cough is vicious and relentless, leaving families confused, hopeless, helpless, traumatized and forsaken. (Until now, as hundreds of children and adults around the world shout in their own language, "... thanks Dr. Weinberger!")
From 1694, what it states is "habitual cough, which often continues after the first Cough, which was caused by the Cold, is gone," - This is also very similar to Dr. Weinberger's modern diagnosis of Habit Cough. The only thing missing was his "... absence of cough when the child [or adult] was sleeping." Dr. Weinberger nailed this part for an perfect diagnosis criteria.
The acute or chronic, repetitive, barking cough, known as "Habit Cough" is quite vicious and insidious. It is a dry, acute or chronic, barking, horror cough that has no reason to start and no way to stop, until its permanent cure now.
Habit Cough should not to be mistaken for Pertussis (Whooping Cough). Consult your trusted doctor for diagnosis and before entering any treatment plan.
Some children and adults cough from a few hundred to 27,000 times per day. Some children can suffer from chronic Habit Cough for more than 5 years. Adults can suffer from chronic Habit Cough for 20+ years. Remember that the term "chronic" cough is considered to be repetitive cough at 4 weeks/child & 8 weeks/adult. The repetitive cough is still considered "acute" at less than 4 weeks in children and less than 8 weeks in adults. Note: 1 cough per minute @ 14 hours = 840 in a single day.
The dry, acute, or chronic repetitive coughs can be loud or soft. Some dry coughs can sound like loud, and relentless machine gun fire coming from the mouth of a child or senior citizen for 14 hours per day with no end in site. Even though they might have no underlying illness (and many don't), they are creating a plume of dry cough aerosol spray with each and every cough. Dry cough aerosol spray plumes can easily and efficiently transmit virus and disease with each cough.
Cure the dry repetitive cough and mitigate and contain cough aerosol transmission of virus (like Coronavirus COVID-19 and influenza) and disease
Some respondents are/were smokers, firefighters, volcano plume survivors or 3 year old children from large cities or farms in countries around the world.
Most respondents report a "bad" time of the day, mostly at night.
Most respondents stated that they were misdiagnosed on a continual basis as their lingering cough went from acute to chronic and onward. Note: For other types of acute and chronic cough, there are brilliant and spot on diagnoses with terrific cough research.
Then, when all hope that their mystery, dry, horror cough would never end, it is properly diagnosed as Habit Cough and cured within mere minutes with The Weinberger Procedure.
The diagnosis for children and adults with acute or chronic refractory dry cough as Habit Cough is below. Once diagnosed, the peer reviewed and published cure is simple and 100% effective. Consult with your doctor.
The Weinberger Procedure, by proxy is the first EVER permanent cure for "the common cough", both acute and chronic, in medical history, when diagnosed as Habit Cough.
There have been many antitussive treatments, to suppress acute and chronic cough, but only NOW, is there a replicable drug free cure for a dry, repetitive acute or chronic, refractive, idiopathic cough - by proxy.
This revolutionary acute and chronic cough cure by-proxy was developed over 50 years by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD.
Habit Cough Diagnosis
"The repetitive barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria."
"The characteristics of the self-perpetuating Habit Cough is its repetitiveness and absence once asleep."
Once the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for Habit Cough, even while the repetitive cough is still considered acute (less than 4 weeks), treatment with suggestion therapy is appropriate.
There is no need to wait until the cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult)
Multiple patients report that knowledge of The Weinberger Procedure allows them to stop their future coughs during the acute period once diagnosis of Habit Cough has been met.
Here are some common questions:
My child (or I, as an adult) have a repetitive dry acute or chronic cough. My child just got over a cold, URI, etc.,. It just won't stop with any medicine or procedure. It lingers and goes on for week, months or years. It is "... a cough that continued after the first Cough, which was caused by the Cold [virus], is gone ...". HERE
My child took awhile, acute or chronic dry coughing, to get to sleep, but slept soundly, not coughing in their sleep. (Dennis note: In Bethany's case we were given permission from our doctor to provide her with some Benadryl if it was a rough night. Ask and trust your doctor.)
My child (or I, as an adult) has been told take a lot of medicine and submit to many procedures with no success or even a diminishment of the acute or chronic cough. (Dennis note: This is what Dr. Weinberger says in his latest peer reviewed and published paper HERE, "The bottom line is that allergists and immunologists or pulmonologists who encounter these patients should recognize the disorder based on the unique clinical characteristics and avoid excessive and unnecessary testing and therapeutic trials. The diagnosis should not be one of default after excluding all other causes of CC. That approach only adds to further quality-of-life impairment. The clinical characteristics of habit cough are sufficiently recognizable that a diagnosis is generally possible based on a history and physical examination"
After a night sleep, uninterrupted and unawakened by coughing, my child (or I as and adult) awaken and begin dry repetitive coughing. (Dennis note: If your child DOES awaken coughing, tell your doctor. Ask them about Habit Cough. In Bethany's case, the doctor noted that it might be Cough Variant Asthma (CVA) and that tests could easily be done to rule this CVA out. This was around the time we spoke with Dr. Weinberger. He said since Bethany did NOT awaken with a yucky repetitive cough, it was Habit Cough.)
Sometimes the dry repetitive cough is mild. Sometimes it gets real bad, like in the evening. Some children and adults have 50 coughs per hour for years or decades. Some have 27,000 coughs per day. There is a tickle in the throat that just won't clear. (no phlegm) (Dennis note: Bethany talked about the tickle that preceded the repetitive cough. More on that HERE in the Recovery note page.) This yuck time seems to be a good time to utilize The Weinberger Procedure after proper diagnosis, as noted HERE.
Does my child have Habit Cough? Do I, as an adult have Habit Cough? (Dennis note: Have your doctor confirm diagnosis. The diagnosis of whether you or your child has Habit Cough is stated below. Your diagnosed cough does not need to be deemed "chronic" as noted below.. The Weinberger Procedure works once the diagnostic criteria has been met.)
Dennis note for adults: Some adults ask is they have Habit Cough after they cannot get their repetitive dry cough to stop even after a 10, 15, or 20+ year dry cough. Do you have the diagnosis as stated below? Ask your doctor for his diagnosis/opinion. Habit Cough is NOT just a kid's disease as noted HERE.
Below is Dr. Weinberger's easy to understand diagnosis for your doctor to use in determining if your child has or you as an adult have acute or chronic Habit Cough.
The Weinberger Procedure by Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD
A vicious, 325 year old medical mystery solved. Acute and chronic cough permanently cured!
A novel, brilliant medical discovery and successful new paradigm in research, diagnosis, therapy, cure and recovery. Habit Cough is a rare & vicious, global, repetitive acute chronic cough disease in children and adults. Your acute or chronic cough can now can be instantly cured utilizing The Weinberger Procedure, "by-proxy" - literally by watching a YouTube video anywhere in the world.
Diagnose - Cure - Recovery
Peer reviewed and published in major medical journals.
All diagnoses must be performed by your qualified medical personnel.
Any video documenting your child or your (adult) with repetitive coughing and/or being cured will help Dr. Weinberger immensely in his research and development of treatment for Habit Cough.
HERE is a great example of Abby from Australia being filmed as she is cured "by proxy" in only 5 minutes after 5 entire years of mystery repetitive coughing which was diagnosed by Dr. Weinberger as Habit Cough. This and your video will live on to help so many forsaken children around the world.
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One of the questions that Dr. Weinberger must receive all the time is - Which is it? "Disabling cough: habit disorder or tic syndrome?" Never once did we refer to our child's vicious and unstoppable repetitive horror cough as a "tic". Never. Our daughter "repetitively coughed non-stop". She never had a "tic'd non-stop".
First noted HERE (extract) or HERE (full) correctly in The Spirit of Diseases, from 1694 as "Habitual Cough" [Habit Cough]. Note: I love how it talks about ""Wherein is shewed [shown] how much the Mind influenceth the Body in causing and curing DISEASES"
Cause of Habit Cough
(Hint: It's NOT antibiotics. There were no antibiotics in 1694. Please read.)
When Bethany's cough was still a mystery cough, we could not imagine what caused it. Of course, it would go away; right? Well, not so fast. It only got worse.
When her vicious repetitive cough just wouldn't stop and became a "horror cough", we began to wonder again, what the cause was, so that when it ever stopped we would be able to keep it from starting again.
When I ask Dr. Weinberger what his thoughts were on what causes Habit Cough, he responded that his research was based solely on the diagnosis and treatment of Habit Cough.
I must say that Dr. Weinberger has done a fine job so far.
Some people have said maybe it was the stress the child was under. As for our daughter, she never seem to be under any type of stress. Update: Numerous parents have communicated to me (and I reported to Dr. Weinberger that their child was under stress when their horror cough first appeared. There is NO definite evidence of this; just some parental or adult stories. We will include references to stress, but I do not believe it will become any part of Dr. Weinberger's research. Remember, he only researched "diagnosis and treatment of Habit Cough".
Notable stressful events were, brush fires in Australia (15 year old girl and 10 year old girl), first week of nursing school in 48 year old female from Texas, new pre-school teachers and school in San Francisco, first week of medical school for 25 year old male in Nepal, as well as other children managing multiple stressful events. This is NOT to say that stress causes Habit Cough. We just note what is reported independently and without direct solicitation.
I do know that Bethany was in an age of self-awareness which seems to happens around the twelfth or thirteenth year from everything I've read. This is the time when a child "becomes an adult" in many religions, cultures and societies.
I can't imagine that Bethany was under noticeable stress, (we do not hold ther to strict grades or other familial requirements) but I also know that she had a cough prior. You will note that she did, though have an upper respiratory infection just prior to her cough. (If you read below in this old medical journal from 1694 it basically states that "Habitual Cough" is the cough that remains after the cold that caused the cough has been cured.)
I did receive two independent emails from mommy's in Australia whose daughters, Abby and Lily both had a reoccurrence of their Habit Cough.
I asked if they think it might have to do with the current brush fires and all of the smoke in their area. Both moms believed it was due to the stress of having to evacuate or the potential to evacuate due to the impending fires.
One child is about 11 and one child is almost 16. I would suspect at a younger age they may not be so worried because they know that Mommy and Daddy will take care of everything.
Then I wonder what about the child who begins their mystery cough at age 4 or 5. They certainly are not at a period of enlightenment and self-realization in their life.
My mind harkens back to what is noted from the medical journal in 1694. They too did not list a cause - other than - just a notation that it was the cough that stayed after the cold that caused the cough had been cured. (So the cold that was cured WAS the cause of the "Habitual Cough". Hmmm.) Sounds correct, especially since antibiotics are out of the equation.
Dr. Weinberger told me that he would have to leave research into the cause of Habit Cough to another team of doctors and researchers.
My takeaway is we are all just blessed the Dr. Weinberger, rather than searching for a cause, spent all of his energy into diagnosis and instant cure.
Note: Bethany did have one reoccurrence of her habit cough about 60+ days after her instant cure. When this happened, I freaked out a little bit and email Dr. Weinberger. Keeping a steady course, he responded almost instantly via email and said, "... tell Bethany that dr. Weinberger told her she knows what to do."
I called out across the room and said very nonchalantly, "Bethany, Dr. Weinberger said you know what to do. You can make your cough stop."
Within minutes she realized again that she had the power and her cough vanished almost instantaneously.