Evidence Based, Parental Perspective & Opinion by Dennis Buettner
"I’m glad to find out I wasn’t alone." - Camille
This is Dr. Weinberger's request to his esteemed medical colleagues around the world.
"The bottom line is that allergists and immunologists or pulmonologists who encounter these patients should recognize the disorder based on the unique clinical characteristics [noted below] and avoid excessive and unnecessary testing and therapeutic trials.
The diagnosis should not be one of default after excluding all other causes of [Acute and] Chronic Cough. 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." HERE - Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD
On March 19, 2020, something METEORIC occurred for the first time in the history of modern medicine - compliments of Dr. Weinberger.
Dr. Weinberger updated and exponentially advanced his brilliant diagnosis and treatment of children and adults with "chronic cough" by proxy. His diagnosis and treatment for habit cough, which once only included chronic length, repetitive, daytime, dry, habit coughs now includes "acute length cough". (Simply brilliant!)
Q: Why is this a "METEORIC occurrence"?
A: Until this updated diagnosis and treatment, The Weinberger Procedure was used exclusively for "chronic cough" (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult) diagnosed as habit cough.
Brilliant: Due to a considerable amount of updated patient data received and analyzed by Dr. Weinberger, doctors, parents & patients can utilize The Weinberger Procedure for acute, (not just chronic) unexplained, daytime, repetitive, dry cough once the diagnostic criteria has been met.
(Diagnostic criteria: "The repetitive [daytime, dry] barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria.")
Cough is one of the main reasons for people visiting doctor offices around the world. Trust and heed your doctor's recommendations. We trust and heed Dr. Weinberger's recommendations. It was the best decision we ever made - bar none! Now the world is taking a pause to recognize that The Weinberger Procedure - by proxy can cure acute dry unexplained cough.
"Acute habit cough", as opposed to "chronic habit cough" is the dry, unexplained, repetitive, cough from recent onset of the cough lasting less than three weeks (children) and to week 8 (adults). After which the repetitive, unexplained, daytime, dry cough will be considered "chronic habit cough". (The only difference in these diagnoses are the seemingly arbitrary number of days/weeks the patient has their habit cough as you will understand in the following information. - Dennis' opinion)
As word gets out utilizing The Weinberger Procedure, by proxy for acute habit cough will change the way that doctors around the world diagnosis and treat one of the main reasons for child and adult doctor visits.
As seen below, Dr. Weinberger added the following statement to his diagnosis: "There is no need to wait until the [daytime] cough is considered to be chronic (4 weeks/ child & 8 weeks/adult)".
Here is part of what must have led up to Dr. Weinberger's momentous update. Hint: It has a lot to do with his 40+ years of brilliant research. Success!
Months after Bethany was completely and fully cured from her vicious Habit Cough, she had a new onset of unexplained non-stop daytime dry cough. (This time it was not so mysterious to her mom and me. It came after an ear infection. She slept through the night only to begin coughing once she awoke. This was a new onset of her "daytime unexplained dry cough" now known as Habit Cough.)
I freaked out and emailed Dr. Weinberger.
He immediately responded. He asked me to tell her, "... she knows what to do!"
Bethany said, "... OK daddy, I already stopped my cough using The Weinberger Procedure again!" I spoke with her and she explained to me that it was easy because she did it the first time.
Huge update! Similar scenarios occurred with Abby and Lily (below) from Australia as well as Gracen in Oklahoma.
Dr. Weinberger realized that Bethany and the other children did not need to wait 4 more weeks for the dry cough to become declared "chronic cough" in physical time to utilize The Weinberger Procedure.
Each of the parents was relieved when their child knew what to do, and instantly stopped their new dry cough occurrence. One child said that it was, "... like remembering how to ride a bike."
Lily's story is below. It is a long read, but validates how life changing knowledge of The Weinberger Procedure is.
The doctor said that Bethany had a great set of abs? "Do you exercise with yoga?" "No, I coughed 500,000 times. Each was like a situp!" Little brother says, "Can I cough 500,000 times? I want a six pack!"
Habit Cough Diagnosis & Treatment by Dr. Miles Weinberger, M.D.
Updated to include "acute cough" by Dr. Weinberger on March 19, 2020
"The repetitive [daytime] barking cough that is not present once the patient is asleep is the diagnostic criteria." (It might take awhile for the patient to fall asleep. It matters whether the cough is not present once asleep; only to return once awake. - Editor note.)
"The characteristics of the self-perpetuating [daytime] Habit Cough is its repetitiveness and absence once asleep."
Once the patient meets the diagnostic criteria for [daytime] Habit Cough, even while the repetitive cough is still considered acute (less than 4 weeks), treatment with suggestion therapy [Weinberger Procedure HERE] is appropriate. There is no need to wait until the [daytime] 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 [daytime] coughs during the acute period once diagnosis of Habit Cough has been met.
What do I do now as a parent or patient? My question as a parent: "Does this mean that I won't have to give my child (or me) cough medicine when they have a dry morning and daytime cough? Will I just need to have them watch The Weinberger Procedure video with Bethany?"
Answer as a parent: "I don't know. I am just a dad. Doctors should be able to assist. Tell them. Print out and provide them with Dr. Weinberger's peer reviewed and published work HERE. It is VERY important that you inform your doctor that this is "peer reviewed and published". I will say that responses from parents and patients around the world certainly leave a lot of room for research and discovery. Inform and trust your doctor."
Honey for acute cough in children - CDC
The CDC recommends honey as a suppressant for acute cough in children. No joke. No medicine. No dextromethorphan (DXM). Nothing. Just honey. (... and honey doesn't work; and neither does DXM)
Lily and Jenn Dollin, NSW, Australia